November 22, 2019 at 3:13 am #2806392
Failed f** FAR (57)and BEC (71) again. I did lots of thinking n solving questions and i still cant f pass them? Is GOD against me? I pray every single day too!November 22, 2019 at 7:55 am #2806518
Blaming everything but yourself and your own efforts and performance is an easy thing to do.
I thought maybe the AICPA hated me.
Turns out, I just needed to work harder.
I hope this is encouraging to you: https://www.another71.com/failed-the-cpa-exam/November 22, 2019 at 10:35 am #2806791sandysprotegeParticipant
Faith + hard work = success.
It is very frustating (check my scores below lol). I used to pray before, during and after my exam to pass. Now I pray for focus and good health so that I can give 200% when studying. Leave no stone unturned especially when it comes to FAR. I was swimming in journal entries by the end of it and finally made it enough to barely pass. Also, focus on 1 exam. Whats the saying about FAR: mile wide, surface deep. There's alot of material so the time commitment for that exam might be a bit more than the others.November 22, 2019 at 10:48 am #2806821turo9992000Participant
You might have to change the way you are studying. Why would god hate you?November 22, 2019 at 11:19 am #2806893
I recorded this to be motivational and candid … I too was in your spot. You'll be fine.November 22, 2019 at 11:33 am #2806908aaronmoParticipant
It was probably something you did in a past life.
I shudder to think how my current life is going to punish a future me life. I'll probably be a lobster boiled in a pot as karma for my sense of humor and highly carnivorous diet.November 22, 2019 at 11:34 am #2806911
Thanks jeff n others. This hurts alot real bad i study more than 20 hrs during weekends, i run everyday for 20 minutes thinking about what ive studied so that i dont forget the materials. All i do is study n i still fail. Im probably a bad test taker but i was decent in college which shocks the crap out of me. Man i really don't want to blame on god but many bad shit happened to me in the past which i wont disclose.November 22, 2019 at 11:52 am #2806938sandysprotegeParticipant
@CPAHOPE remember, this is just a test. Don't let it get you all the way down. Stay positive during this process and don't let the failure consume you. Keep in mind you did pass REG, so you obviously are seeing some success.
Regarding bad things that happen to you, remember you can't control what others do (or what's on that test!) but you can control how to respond. Keep the faith!November 22, 2019 at 12:25 pm #2807049RoParticipant
Maybe you should change the way you are studying, it definitely helped me!November 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm #2807118animalwithinParticipant
You can pray all you want, sacrifice animals to the spirits, or yell at God incessantly, none of those things will get you any closer to passing this exam. Accept 100% responsibility for your successes and failures, recognize any limitations you may have, and proceed.November 22, 2019 at 6:06 pm #2807646krstnamParticipant
I feel you. It can be quite the journey.
Not everybody can pass the CPA exams…it takes endurance for most, perseverance for many and tenacity. For your scores, I don’t think you’re in the “can’t pass” boat. Your scores show that you are absolutely capable.
IMHO, you need to think about it, be honest with yourself, dig deep and try to figure out why you aren’t passing. My guess is your study method may need to be changed. We spend hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars trying to get info on how to pass or what study method works and really, you just gotta figure what works best for you. It took me four failed FAR exams to realize that doing thousands of MCQs is not my path to success…EVERYBODY says do straight MCQs, absolutely didn’t work for me so I ended up doing a blend of things, audios, lots of notes, MCQs, SIMs, reading out loud.
Take a day or two, fix your feelings and get back in the saddle. I’m a firm believer if you can pass one, you can pass them all, and you were able to pass REG.November 22, 2019 at 10:15 pm #2807940bigstakkParticipant
What is your academic and professional background? With a degree in accounting and a job in accounting or tax it should really help you have a good foundation to build upon. If you don’t have that it will be very difficult since just the basic concepts of accounting are still problematic for you. I personally would take your time and focus on one section per window. You have to be really focused when it comes to these exams. Don’t let them break you mentally. You can do it. You just might need some foundation work to build the base of knowledge you will need to succeed with these exams. Cursing God is not going to get you anywhere. In fact it’s negativity you don’t need to bring upon yourself. GL!November 23, 2019 at 10:07 am #2808252AshParticipant
Never be discouraged by your failure. Keep tryingNovember 23, 2019 at 10:29 am #2808264WarriorParticipant
I feel you:(I just went through my first CPS experience with FAR and got 63. I made a lot of efforts and study time and actually thought I nailed it after exam. Now, I feel stupid and not good enough for these exams. I think I will never believe in myself again. Too bad that I have Reg coming on December 10 so I can fail one more examNovember 23, 2019 at 8:18 pm #2809005thunderlipsParticipant
Keep trying. See my post about 11 windows again if you want to feel better about yourselfNovember 23, 2019 at 10:07 pm #2809275SkynetParticipant
I know this is not the place to post this, but I will say this.
God pulled me up when i was at a low point in my accounting career. I believed he has guided me to where i am today especially with my current job position which i believe was his divine intervention.November 25, 2019 at 11:17 am #2811252raheeParticipant
I completely relate to this sentiment. I failed my last exam (FAR) with a 72 and ended up losing BEC. I retook FAR in Q4 and marginally failed again, and lost my AUD credit. This is just so frustrating.November 28, 2019 at 1:38 am #2816397
Man im still pissed! Thankfully not toward GOD This test is ridiculous, just ridiculous! Some dont wanna talk to me because i didnt pass? Ridiculous
Giving money away to NASBA for no good apparent reasons? Ridiculous
My life? RidiculousNovember 28, 2019 at 10:13 am #2816544DJD17Participant
You will never pass if you continue to blame others and act like a victim.
I guarantee I was born with less IQ points than yourself. Do the work and buckle down. Anyone can pass these exams if they put in the time.November 28, 2019 at 11:10 pm #2817576
Had a dream last night. I don't remember the dream but i woke up having hard time breathing and realizing that theres more important things than the exam. Life is vital and shouldn't be taken for granted. I will give 200 percent on this test but if i still fail i will accept my fate and only blame myself for the failures Thanks for all the support!November 29, 2019 at 11:47 am #2818014CPA_FocusedParticipant
And your scores aren't even that TERRIBLE, sure it's not a pass and it's disappointing to spend time and money without getting the results you want. HOWEVER, there are people who have literally gotten 19 on these exams and kept moving forward. So you keep moving forward, like many said before me – IT SUCKS – YES, but accept responsibility, assess where you need to improve and if it's something you really want, keep at it. From the scores now, you definitely have potential to pass this exams, and most importantly, try to reinforce positive mindsets.November 29, 2019 at 7:29 pm #2818566
My true scores below, really struggled with the whole process, its already going at 4 years having passed only REG I hate to quit so i will keep trying but i will accept my fate if i never make it..November 29, 2019 at 10:17 pm #2818866CPA_FocusedParticipant
I still see PROGRESS, that is what's most important! KEEP SWIMMING. You literally have a whole team on here rallying behind you! YOU CAN DO IT! WE CAN DO IT!November 29, 2019 at 10:35 pm #2818875
Thank you CPA FOCUSED! Hope we can all pass n move on with our lives!! Back to studying with coffee alone lolDecember 1, 2019 at 6:47 am #2821347
You passed REG with a 79 – you clearly know how to study and pass. You'll get there.
What is your study method? Course? etc.December 1, 2019 at 8:54 am #2821521
My study method is pretty similar to the NINJA framework except i dont rewrite my notes. I write my notes and review them before i go to bed. I also run everyday except on sundays for 20 minutes thinking n saying out aloud about what i studied that day to not forget the materials. I only work part time n im still failing the exams lol
I use wiley for my studies. I cant spend any more money on different review courses since im running out of my savings. If i have money i will definitely try ninjaDecember 1, 2019 at 3:44 pm #2822157DocJParticipant
“If you failed the CPA Exam, it’s YOUR fault.”
This is a horrible attitude to have.
Look, I can fully respect that the CPA exam requires hard work and people can do it if they put in enough effort. But after many months of studying and busting their tail off, no one needs you to come waltzing in when they're already down and point a finger in their face and practically mock them for their own failure. That is not motivating and that is not helpful. It's just nasty.
How about give pointers on how to improve their studying? Or ask them if they have any specific questions on material they don't get? Or encourage them to take breaks or work on their schedule to work better?
There's a million ways to go about this, no need to be a prick about it.December 2, 2019 at 6:47 am #2823186
Thanks DOCJ for your kind encouragement. They're right though, i shouldn't blame anybody including GOD than myself. Im still going to pursue but mentality im pretty fatigued.December 2, 2019 at 9:18 am #2823450Accounting_is_TaxingParticipant
Who's mocking OP? OP literally blasphemed God. That's pretty nasty, no?December 2, 2019 at 10:01 am #2823627aaronmoParticipant
Folks – it's an accounting forum, can you please keep your sky pixies out of it?
I did come up with a great televangelist pitch where I used accounting to back up religious rhetoric:
God wants you in the black! Like any business though, you have to invest in your relationship with God if you want God to pay out to you! Your donation is like a ROTH IRA with God…put in a little now, and you'll reap the bounty upon your heavenly retirement. Etc.
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