AUD Exam Q3 – Time Management?

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  • #1887904
    MLML
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    For those that have taken the AUD section this year and passed, what was your time strategy like during the exam? From what I have seen in other parts of this forum, the sims appear to be long and drawn out like FAR with a stupid amount of documents to click through and sort out. Is 2 hours enough or do I need more, like 2.5 hours? Which leaves me 1.5 hours to blow through the MCQs….. What are your thoughts?

    AUD (08/31/18) - PASSED  [ROGER + NINJA]

    BEC (05/22/17) - PASSED  [ROGER]

    FAR (06/06/18) - PASSED  [ROGER + NINJA]

    REG (09/07/17) - PASSED  [ROGER]

     

    CA PETH - 94 (09/17/18)

     

    I can't believe I am done. It was slow, unsteady, and painful. But so so worth it.

    #1888063
    kayzee997
    Participant

    I'm appearing for aud in a few days. I've taken the Becker mock tests for the exam experience. From the 3 tests I've taken this is my conclusion
    Mcq take me 90 mins in total (5-10 mins here and there)
    So I'm left with 2 hours ie around 15 mins per sim
    Some of the sins take literally 3 mins to solve (trust me) while some take longer (15 mins)
    One thing I've learnt.. If the sim has lots of documents to go through it won't really be that difficult while the smaller ones are usually difficult. Just make sure to take enough time to read and understand the questions since while reviewing answers I realised I got many wrong just because I didn't get what the question was asking.

    AUD - 76
    BEC - 86
    FAR - 87
    REG - 82
    If you take longer, doesn't mean you failed as long as you get the job done.
    #1888282
    MLML
    Participant

    Thanks for the input Kayzee, I'll definitely try and allocate at least 2 hours for SIMS, wish you luck on AUD! I plan on scheduling mine towards the end of August.

    AUD (08/31/18) - PASSED  [ROGER + NINJA]

    BEC (05/22/17) - PASSED  [ROGER]

    FAR (06/06/18) - PASSED  [ROGER + NINJA]

    REG (09/07/17) - PASSED  [ROGER]

     

    CA PETH - 94 (09/17/18)

     

    I can't believe I am done. It was slow, unsteady, and painful. But so so worth it.

    #1891395
    El
    Participant

    @Mike I took AUD earlier this month. Two hours is plenty of time for the sims.

    B - 83 (expired), 91

    A - 68, 81

    R - Nov. '19

    F - 82

    #1891494
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I took AUD in June. Finished with 1.5 hours left. Probably could've been faster. You should definitely be fine with 2 hours for SIMs.

    #1891728
    MLML
    Participant

    Awesome, thanks for chiming in @EL @AF.

    AUD (08/31/18) - PASSED  [ROGER + NINJA]

    BEC (05/22/17) - PASSED  [ROGER]

    FAR (06/06/18) - PASSED  [ROGER + NINJA]

    REG (09/07/17) - PASSED  [ROGER]

     

    CA PETH - 94 (09/17/18)

     

    I can't believe I am done. It was slow, unsteady, and painful. But so so worth it.

    #1892889
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Used this as a benchmark heading in

    45 / 45 / 30 / 60 / 60

    Finished with 1-1.5 hours remaining

    #1898004
    kayzee997
    Participant

    Update : comparing real exam vs Becker mock

    Completed all Becker mocks with 1-1.5 hrs left but completed real only with 7 mins left. Ofcource I went about a little bit slow with the mcq in the real but still finished both test lest in 90 mins. Sims however took me 15-20 mins each. Mine required to understand the question deeply so I had to read them a few times to know exactly what was to be done.
    Overall Sims are based simply on your judgement (which answer is the BEST answer) and nothing on them was a direct reference to the books (for me)

    AUD - 76
    BEC - 86
    FAR - 87
    REG - 82
    If you take longer, doesn't mean you failed as long as you get the job done.
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