Anyone else that was certain they failed but ended up passing?

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    I personally was sure i bombed BEC when i took it in October. The IT questions and the Sims seemed so foreign and unlike anything that was in the becker material so I was certainly not very optimistic. Somehow I managed to pass and only 1 point lower than REG, which I was much more confident about.

    Hopefully this thread will help people who left the exam center feeling miserable know that there's usually always hope.

    AUD - 83
    BEC - 80
    FAR - 77
    REG - 81
    Oh Hi There

    I was already about to study for my REG retake after New Years and found out I passed with an 83 last night.

    AUD - 81
    BEC - 81
    FAR - 84
    REG - 83


    Yes, exactly how I felt. I thought the entire second testlet was a crapshoot with the random IT questions and then 2 Sims were managerial/cost accounting which is the only subject I was dreading being on there. Was ecstatic to see my score this morning!

    BEC 83

    AUD -

    FAR -

    REG -


    Only made it to chapter 7 out of 10 for FAR (Becker), didn’t get to study one word of NFP or Governmental, for sure thought I failed. Somehow got a 75.

    AUD - 76
    BEC - 84
    FAR - 75
    REG - 92
    If I was able to do this, you can too. Trust me.


    -The most average guy in the world


    I was so sure that I had failed FAR again. I felt much better about my first attempt at it than this one, but somehow I pulled out a passing score. I definitely don't understand the scoring and my feelings on these exams were almost always wrong, but I don't care anymore lol

    BEC - 77
    REG - 73, 72, 80
    AUD - 68, 85
    FAR - 71, 79

    I was pretty sure I failed bec, guessed on 10-12 questions on each testlet. 2nd one felt easier than 1st. Felt ok on wc, and ok on sims but thought I bombed mcqs. I have been 3/3 on guessing pass/fail until this one.
    Really curious to see the report on it. First test i didnt stay up for the score release I was that sure I failed.


    I don’t think I felt confident on any of my exams. AUD felt terrible for me and it ended up being my best score.

    AUD - 90
    BEC - 84
    FAR - 84
    REG - 86

    Was certain that I failed REG. I was doing well through the MCQ and the first two SIM testlets, but I took wayyyyy to long and left myself with only 40 minutes for the last testlet. I ended up completely guessing on one SIM and I know I missed the research question. Thought I was doomed…ended up passing with a 78 and completed my CPA journey.

    From my (long) experience, every time I passed a section of the exam, I felt that I had been punched in the gut and felt terrible about my performance. Every time I thought I did well (pretty much every time I took AUD) I ended up failing. No words can describe the feeling of taking these exams.

    At the end of the day, just try to not worry about the score and do something else. Stick with it. It's ultimately worth it.

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