FAR Is Moby Dick

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    Today I took FAR for the 3rd time. Last time I felt surprisingly good and ended up with a 71.

    Today when I took it, I felt as tho I absolutely destroyed testlet 1 maybe 3-4 wrong at most even those felt like 50/50. I moved on to testlet two and it was incredibly more challenging. I marked about 10-12 questions that I felt could go either way.

    Fast forward to the sims, testlet 3 felt good mostly, testlet 4 was okay…testlet 5 WAS HORRIBLE, I really hope I am still able to pass.

    Testlet 5 was the testlet from hell. These were the most complicated sims I have ever seen and this was my third attempt…

    Is there a possibility I still pass, will one of the sims in testlet 5 be thrown out? I pray I do not have to retake this with the updates in january. I only have 2 attempts until I lose BEC.

    -sincerely a very shook candidate


    That doesn't sound bad at all. There is room to bomb a sim or two and pass FAR, especially if your MCQ performance is strong, which it sounds like it probably was, considering it was your third time. The pretest sim could be on any of the testlets.

    I don't know anyone who felt good walking out of FAR, whether they got a 75 or 95.

    AUD - 79
    BEC - 88
    FAR - 89
    REG - 80
    Manager, Big 4 Corporate Finance, CPA (WA)

    You'll pass.


    Don't feel so bad, Regulation is my white whale


    3 wrong and you are destoried already? :3

    FAR 85
    REG 87
    AUD 82->89
    BEC 81-EX

    Hi bobby,

    Hope you are doing well! My best wishes in your retake. Looks like you passed the exam! Im retaking the exam too for a 66… this is my last attempt to passed the CPA until I lose reg and bec in the same window. Could you please share with me any advice, tips, or in what to focus in the last days/ minutes before my exam december 5? Im very frustrated with Far and very tired of studying for the cpa, 3 years+ in this journey. Any help are more than welcome! Thanks!


    AUD is my Moby Dick.. littlest content but most confusing

    Shoot for the stars!

    FAR 88 04/19

    REG 95 07/19

    BEC 91 11/19


    FAR is by far the worse to study for. Currently studying BONDS and it's dreadful. At this point the motivation to keep going is so I wont have to study this again – I don't have time too. Ready to be DONE.

    AUD - 79
    BEC - 76
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 70

    "Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent


    The 2020 update isn't that bad. It certainly isn't Revenue Recognition or the new Lease Standard from a year ago. That was bad (for students and review courses) 🙂


    @CPA_Focused the GREATEST instructor on bonds is Bob Monette! Watch the FAR plus videos with him on bonds and you'll immediately see how manageable that chapter is.

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