March 6, 2019 at 3:04 pm #2252310
I just took FAR and felt as though the sims came out from left field; anyone feel not confident at all and still pass???March 6, 2019 at 3:17 pm #2252361
Yep, and I have read countless threads where people felt the same.
I left 1 sim completely blank because I had no clue what they were even asking, and completely guessed on another SIM.March 6, 2019 at 3:19 pm #2252367
Tiramisu McNuggetsParticipantMarch 6, 2019 at 3:26 pm #2252388
I didn't feel great about it and nobody ever does. Just let the chips fall where they may. You probably did better than you think.March 6, 2019 at 3:30 pm #2252394
It's very hard to have any idea how you did in my opinion. FAR was my first section and I walked out thinking I may have failed and ended up with a 92. I walked out of BEC feeling worse than FAR and thinking there was a decent chance I didn't pass and got a 95.March 6, 2019 at 4:15 pm #2252490
Completely normal to worry you will fail.
You'll spend the next few days or weeks thinking over every question and SIM you can remember second guessing yourself.
All part of the process. I never felt 100% confident on any of my exams and would not have been surprised if I failed any of them.March 6, 2019 at 4:30 pm #2252535
@sam I felt exactly the same! It was such bouncer that AICPA threw uat us. I really think they also read all the threads here on this forum 😛March 6, 2019 at 4:53 pm #2252574
Left two entire SIMs blank and guessed a bit on a third. No way I could pass – got a 77 (close, but I'll take it).March 6, 2019 at 5:17 pm #2252628
How did you guys feel about multiple choice? I thought mine got easier because they got way more conceptual; but I don’t know if that means it stayed the sameMarch 6, 2019 at 6:35 pm #2252784
pwhite8388ParticipantMarch 7, 2019 at 10:38 am #2253675
TinniParticipantMarch 7, 2019 at 4:43 pm #2254356
KeriasParticipantMarch 8, 2019 at 12:51 pm #2256000
During the first set of questions I thought to myself, “Did I study for the right section?” At the end I was 100% sure I failed. 86.March 8, 2019 at 6:47 pm #2256579
Took it in early February and walked out feeling devastated. Honestly thought there was no way I came even close to passing.
Got home and immediately googled “how I felt after taking FAR” and found this site with countless threads on the topic. Alternated between feeling like a failure to having glimmers of hope for ten days… painful, but as others have said, part of the process.
Got an 85. 1 down 3 to go…March 8, 2019 at 9:58 pm #2256960
I have studied thousands of MCQs and hundreds of simulations for the last six weeks and I’d be more than lucky if I get a 75 on the FAR test that I encountered today. The MC was very heavily weighted towards just one topic (probably close to 20 to 25 questions) and the majority of those questions were in far greater detail than what was covered by the review material. It was so heavyily weighted on one topic to the point of being a very unbalanced exam in my opinion. Quite a bit of the remainder of the MC wasn’t very representative of the review material either so who knows. The sims might be my saving grace although they were no picnic either. Six out of eight were fill in the blank type questions but at least I felt like I could do most of them. I almost wanted to just leave after the MCQs but I did stick it through.March 9, 2019 at 12:33 pm #2257617
I must be in the minority cause I felt great walking out of FAR and I ended up with an 88, which isn't great but is pretty good. I honestly thought I was going to get a score in the 90's.March 9, 2019 at 3:03 pm #2257863
I knew I failed. The question was how bad? I thought 30-40. The SIMS were super difficult! I did fail with a 63. I’m going to retake it in June.March 9, 2019 at 4:04 pm #2257926
When I took FAR a few years ago, i was studying the section for almost 7 months.
The SIMS were so BRUTAL that after walking out of the testing room, i felt like an Idiot.
You had that feeling like FAR was mocking you. “You really want to be an accountant? Seriously? have you thought about Marketing instead Bro?”
Yeah, that's what it was like.March 9, 2019 at 8:46 pm #2258346
Hungry and feeling like I did no studying for 8 weeks.March 11, 2019 at 5:46 am #2259714
I took FAR this Friday and felt terrible walking out of the testing center. Granted, I knew it would be difficult seeing as I was cramming all the information in to take it before the blackout window.
I plan to continue to study FAR during the blackout and retake it in mid April (I need to pass REG before I lose BEC on 5/31).
Any suggestions on how to study for a retake? I had to skip all the sims just to get through the material in time to take the exam. I know I'd benefit from a thorough review and sim exposure but is there any other areas where I should focus on while going through the material a second time?March 11, 2019 at 7:59 am #2259897
2019 is my yearParticipant
I took FAR in January, and felt it felt impossible. It was very heavily weighted towards one topic to the point that I had three sims that were almost the exact same. I wasn't confident on my research question, and I had only one sim that I felt like I got 100% correct. I couldn't really tell if my MCQs got harder or not. I ended up with a 79. Almost the same story with REG and ended up with an 85 on that. You never know until you get your scores. I felt good about BEC when I took. I just took AUD and felt good about that exam too, which kind of worries me. Only with the CPA will you ever feel like a test was easy and think it's a bad thing.March 11, 2019 at 10:06 am #2260194
This thread is making me feel like maybe I have a chance of having passed after all!
I walked out of FAR on Saturday feeling like absolute garbage. The MCQs seemed really uneven (so heavily weighted toward my worst topic) and the SIMs were just a disaster (left two nearly blank, totally ran out of time). Definitely the worst I've felt about a section!March 11, 2019 at 12:09 pm #2260398
I felt terrible after FAR, even if I finished all the sims (albeit with literally 15 seconds to spare). I was actually making plans to retake the test, but I think having REG scheduled 4 weeks after FAR helped get my mind off dwelling on it too much. I ended up with an 89.March 13, 2019 at 1:31 am #2263041
How did you make a big improve from first and second test? Did you study any other materials beside the NINJA?
PeterMarch 13, 2019 at 3:29 pm #2263818
Nope, used the exact same material actually, just took it way more serious. First time around, I scheduled all 4 at once and way too close to each other and I didn't give myself near enough time to study. I spent 3 weeks studying for FAR, about a week studying for AUD, and about 5 days studying for BEC. It was a miracle I got as close as I did on BEC. Then, after life settled down, I decided to take the tests again. I only used Roger again, nothing else, and I just studied, studied, and studied more. I gave myself about a month for BEC and two months for the other three, and I only applied for one exam at a time and scheduled it as close as I could to the end of the testing period so I'd get my score back quickly and would know if I could move on to the next exam or go back and re-study. I studied about 3 hours every weeknight, 10 hours on Saturdays, and 5 hours on Sundays. Like I said, I just studied, studied, and studied some more, and I only used Roger and it worked great for me.
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