Did you leave time on the clock before sumbit last testlet?

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    Took REG today and I had 38 mins left on the clock. Since it wont let me go back, I didnt know what to do so I just submitted it. I feel like this could go either way — super bad or regular bad. Anyways, wondering if anyone else had similar experience. What do you do when u have time left?

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - 88
    REG - NINJA in Training
    Shoot for the stars!

    I always had time left on the clock. I would work through the MCQs quickly and go with my gut, so I never had less than an hour remaining. I would just double check the testlet I was in, and then submit.

    AUD - 85
    BEC - 84
    FAR - 82
    REG - 78
    Ethics - 95
    Licensed in IL & MO


    Completely normal. I took AUD twice and both times I left virtually the same amount of time, about 50 minutes, on the clock for each exam. I think I had 30 minutes left when I completed REG. It's safe to say that I'm not going to have that luxury of time when I take BEC in September this year or FAR in Q1/2020 since they both can be calculation heavy.

    AUD - 75
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 77
    BEC-August 2019
    AUD-(8 weeks, over 60 hours of study time, 1877 MCQs, and 38 TBSs)-Wiley
    REG-(10 weeks, over 72 hours of study time, 2000 MCQs, and 35 TBSs)-Wiley

    I paid for that 4 hours and I used every minute.
    One exam I might have submitted 5 minutes early. FAR I got timed out on. Can't remember the rest exactly but I used the time to double and triple check, and use the AL or REGS where they were available.

    Memento Mori - Kingston NY CPA & EA (SUNY Albany 2002)

    FAR-93 11/9/17 (10wks, 250 hrs, Roger 1800+ MCQs, Gleim TB 600+MCQs, SIMs)
    AUD-88 12/7/17 (3 wks, 85 hrs, Roger 1000 MCQs no SIMs hail mary)
    REG-96 1/18/18 (6 wks, 110 hrs, 1400 MCQs, no SIMs)
    BEC-91 2/16/18 (4wks, 90 hrs, 1240 MCQs)



    Completely normal. Everyone's experience differs. Here's the time I spent:
    REG: 2.5 hours
    BEC: 4.0 hours (timed out)
    AUD: 1.5 hours
    FAR: 3.0 hours

    I've always been a pretty quick test taker. I took longer on FAR as I feel like I probably rushed AUD looking back.

    Chandler Priest

    Licensed TX CPA

    REG 01/27/18 - 98

    BEC 03/03/18 - 96

    AUD 04/07/18 - 91

    FAR 06/02/18 -96



    I had time left on the clock for FAR and REG – between 45 minutes to 1 hr. BEC, I had 30 seconds left on the clock when I submitted my last testlet.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - 92
    REG - 86
    Ever been so frustrated you skipped anger and went straight to laughing like a lunatic...........


    I don't leave time left on the clock because I like to use all the time I am given especially on the simulations. Also, because I am given the time I feel like i should utilize because why would i want to to leave time left on the clock when i can go and double check my answers, but everyone is different, so to each his/her own.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - 75
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 77




    For MCQ, I moved on when I was ready. I actually tried to give myself at least an hour for the (at the time) 7 SIMS. So when I had the answer, I moved on. I had 3 MCQ testlets at that time so I gave myself 30 minutes max per section. If I only needed 20 minutes, so be it.

    For the SIMs, I used the entire time even if I would've otherwise finished early. First, I read each set of instructions to scout them out. Next, I started with the easiest (for me) first to get my confidence up. Then I went to the one with the most blanks, with an eye on ending with the one with the least. If I got stuck I moved on and came back. But, I wanted to maximize the points. The last 10 minutes were spent either checking all the SIMs for blanks missed and last minute checks of areas I had to guess.

    AUD - 90
    BEC - 79
    FAR - 77
    REG - 77
    They don't trust JUST ANYBODY to count beans
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