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July 10, 2018 at 2:02 pm #1878928
So I took BEC today and here is my experience. The first testlet was pretty easy…the second testlet was harder for me…Lastly, the written communication was eh. I only knew one of the topics asked and for the ones I didn't I made up some answers throwing in the keywords given in the prompt. Hopefully this is the last exam I ever have to take.
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Did you prepare with Becker?July 10, 2018 at 2:29 pm #1878973
Thanks for sharing your experience! How much time did you have/take for the WC? Did you practice for them at all?July 10, 2018 at 2:43 pm #1878985
I used Becker. I practiced a few WC before my exam but I just never felt great about that portion of the test because I don't think I am that good at writing. Also, I sucked at BSing answers. I had about an hour left for the WC, and I finished with like 30 seconds left just because it was hard for me to come up with ideas on topics I had no idea on.July 10, 2018 at 2:46 pm #1878994
@jewfromaxxi – my BEC exam in Q2 was very similar to yours. You probably passed. Even if you didn't know how to “answer” the WC prompts, as long as you put the responses in a well structured manner, there shouldn't be any issue.July 10, 2018 at 2:51 pm #1879012
Did you feel like Becker adequately prepared you for the IT questions? I've completed the lectures and feel good about most everything except IT. Taking BEC July 19th.July 10, 2018 at 3:09 pm #1879027
@Hannah – I felt very prepared for BEC using Becker except for the IT portion, but as long as you go through the material, you should be fine on the actual exam. Several of the IT questions I got on mine could have been pre-test questions so who knows? Just trust the process. I highly doubt you'll do bad based on your passing scores on other sections.July 10, 2018 at 3:10 pm #1879030
IT is a crap shoot. A few questions were over things never covered in Becker. Some IT questions you could bring it down to 2 choices even if you didn't know answer at all. I don't know how to explain it but sometimes the answer choices you know can't be right. I felt really good about everything else except IT. I felt iffy on COSO. I am just annoyed that I got little to no econ. I felt like every other mcq was either coso or IT in my 2nd testlet.July 12, 2018 at 9:45 am #1881451
I took BEC yesterday and walked away feeling terrible. Feeling a little better today but totally drained. I felt very good going in and knew the Becker book very well. My exam had much more IT questions than either of the two mock exams I took. I felt completely lost on many of the IT questions, so I don't believe Becker's IT section was the strongest. I was completely lost on one SIM on a Cost Accounting topic which I believe I was very strong on (and was strong on in school). I feel like I bombed that SIM. The other three SIMS seemed decent, but as someone mentioned WAY overloaded with data. I had 55 minutes left for the WC–only on one I felt like I could write intelligently on the material. The other two were intelligent ramblings. One of them was IT-related.
This was certainly the toughest of the 4 in my opinion, and I've felt worse after this exam than the other three. I feel like there was quite a bit of topics and questions in there that I was lost on and not as effectively covered by Becker at least compared to the other three exams and in light of my learning style.
Study IT!July 12, 2018 at 11:18 am #1881622
Took BEC Tuesday It was really long compared to the other 2 tests I've taken. I flew through FAR (2hr20min) and AUD (2hr35min), but spent 3h30min on BEC. I don't think anything was particularly difficult. SIMs were significantly wordier than the SIMs I saw on FAR and AUD. Was really surprised by how much information had to be sifted through to answer some of the the SIMs. Took my time on the WC. Spent about 25min on each one.July 13, 2018 at 3:19 pm #1883104
Just took BEC today and wow was I under prepared for IT with Becker. 1st wrestler was more calc based but the second wrestler was close to 20 IT and coso questions. Sims were more logic than calc based and I had one with a JE. WC were tough as they were unique. I knew 1 well, the other 2 partially but I don't know if I used the buzzwords.July 13, 2018 at 3:27 pm #1883116
Wrestler is supposed to be testlet I don't know why my phone auto corrects it lolJuly 13, 2018 at 3:33 pm #1883131
Wrestler is more interesting.July 13, 2018 at 3:43 pm #1883134
Haha I guess that's a fair comparison to those testletsJuly 17, 2018 at 1:25 pm #1887637
I took BEC yesterday and it did not go well. BEC is not easy. This was the hardest exam I've taken so far (I passed FAR and REG on my 1st attempt). I studied 30 hours a week for 8 weeks, did about 2000 MCQ (Wiley and NINJA combined) and all the TBS in the wiley test bank, but I left the center feeling sad and upset. 70% of the 1st teslet and 50% of the 2nd testlet was calculation questions and both testlets were Cost accounting heavy. I did not expect to see so many questions on Cost accounting. Some of them I knew and some I didn't and had to guess. I got some IT questions but they weren't too bad. ECON and Finance which I love were not tested as much as I would have liked. I spent about 55 minutes on the 1st testlet. Yes 55. Only 7 out of the 31 MCQS were not calculation. Testlet 2 did not get harder and it took me about 40 minutes to complete.
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AnonymousJuly 17, 2018 at 4:16 pm #1887853
@CPANNOYING – stick with Becker. Becker alone is more than sufficient for BEC.July 18, 2018 at 4:18 pm #1889197
Took BEC today. First testlet was very doable but took more time, second MCQ testlet: woof. Just hard and I think most of my pretest were in that testlet. I had 6 MCQ on a section Wiley has like 3 questions on. TBS were not hard to me. WC was WC, tried to focus on key words and say stuff that made sense about the keywords.July 19, 2018 at 8:55 am #1889880
Ya'll are scaring me!! I sit for BEC on August 3rd, but after reading this, I might have to push it back a week. I'm using Wiley and have completed about 15 of the IT sections so far. Some of them are interesting, and I can see why it would be important for us to know. For the most part though, I'm sitting here like really?? I guess I've just got to suck it up and get it over with. :/ I don't know why I was under the impression that BEC is supposed to be the “easiest” of the exams.July 23, 2018 at 8:56 pm #1895565
GG they made Q3 BEC way too hard, as someone who passed the other 3 sections. I predict a 45% pass rate.August 6, 2018 at 10:32 am #1912582
Did anyone see a lot of financial valuation questions? That chapter is killing me!August 7, 2018 at 8:47 am #1913854
Ya'll are really scaring the folks who sit for it this quarter….Currently freaking out.August 9, 2018 at 12:50 pm #1917223
I’m finding that I’m struggling with Bec material more than any other section. Maybe b/c there are so many random topics along with random calculations needing a formula memorized.August 26, 2018 at 12:33 pm #1945576
I wonder why this topic on the forum isn't being updated much. 2 weeks to BEC!!! *freaking out*
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