I screwed up the exam. Please help

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  • #2921661
    Oh
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    I just took the FAR exam and want to inquire about something I did on the exam and how it would reflect the exam.
    It's about one of the simulation exam, where the exam instruction didn't say anything about blank fields, so I filled all the blank fields with zeros.
    Now I see that I shouldn't have done that because it was debit credit simulation, and if I answered debit, I put credit as 0, which seems so stupid now looking back, but at the time I was so worried leaving them as blanks.
    I really hope I could get help before exam score gets released.
    Thank you for your time and concern.
    God bless you.

    #2921673
    CPAHOPE
    Participant

    You cant change anything once you're done with the exam. Is this the only sim you screwed up? If you did others pretty well, you should be fine. Lets just hope you passed!

    AUD - 39
    BEC - 71
    FAR - 57
    REG - 79

    FAR 57,61,57(why?)

    REG 54,49,69,66, 79

    AUD 39(lol)

    BEC 64,60,50(lol),70,67,71

    #2921748
    thunderlipsthunderlips
    Participant

    hope is right there is nothing you can do about it now. not sure why you would think you could call someone to tell them what happened for an adjustment

    #2921862
    Pork Flavored Bacon
    Participant

    What kind of help are you expecting to receive?

    #2921898
    Wingdings
    Participant

    Not sure if it's helpful but on my second FAR attempt I did ok on MCQs then had a total meltdown on SIMs I finished (very poorly) 5/8 SIMs and ended up leaving 3 entirley blank and I got a 66. On another attempt I felt I had crushed the MCQs and felt slightly better on the SIMs but still left one entirely blank and rushed through another and got a 73. If your only hiccup was on one SIM I doubt it will be a make or break! 🙂

    #2922000
    DJD17
    Participant

    You know you've been doing too much CPA studying when you use words like “inquire” in everyday language.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - 77
    REG - NINJA in Training
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    #2922030
    rlarivee01
    Participant

    Hey, look on the bright side- maybe the exam will read 0 the same as no quantity entered. Also, maybe the SIM in question doesn't count!

    Worst case scenario is you've got to take it again, but now you know what not to do.

    #2922045
    Lindsey_p87
    Participant

    I'm not convinced that putting zeroes instead of leaving it blank actually makes a difference, especially if the instructions didn't specify. I wouldn't worry too much about it right now, try to move on.

    AUD - 79
    BEC - 82
    FAR - 79
    REG - 86
    DONE
    #2922963
    elenitta
    Participant

    I had a similar experience when I took FAR. I noticed right away that the instructions didn’t specify whether I should leave unused fields blank or put zeroes (it was also journal entries). I made a decision to put zeroes in blank fields because when I practiced in Wiley, it’d always tell me to put zeroes and not leave anything blank.

    Then I had another simulation in the next testlet that specifically told me to leave the fields blank, so I freaked out a bit about my first simulation that I did. I kept thinking about it after the exam and convincing myself that I did indeed read instructions very closely and it didn’t tell me how to treat unused fields.

    Also, I believe Jeff asked AICPA folks about this and they said if the instructions don’t specify what to do with blank fields, you’re fine either way: you can enter zero OR leave them blank. Search for that post here.

    I ended up passing FAR.

    I also think it's one of those situations where you can appeal with AICPA and win the case if you end up failing the exam by a few points. You can argue that instructions weren’t clear and failed to mentioned what to do with blank cells. I doubt AICPA would ding you on that because a lot of people would end up appealing and winning:). Take a deep breath and try to study for your next exam! Good luck!

    AUD - 90
    BEC - 86
    FAR - 87
    REG - 88
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    #2922987
    bigstakk
    Participant

    I don’t think entering in Zeros matters when it doesn’t specify. Only if it specifically indicated to enter zeros or leave blank could it matter. Don’t stress. I’ve definitely whiffed on SIMs and passed exams. If you did well on the MCQs you’ll be just fine either way. Good luck!

    AUD - 81
    BEC - 87
    FAR - 80
    REG - 82
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    #2924145
    Oh
    Participant

    thanks guys for cheering me up. helped me alot. Thank you.

    #2924160
    AndreAAndreA
    Participant

    You will be fine, good luck!

    FAR - 73, 78
    AUD - 73,
    REG -
    BEC -

    "Of course it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it was easy, everyone would do it. Hard is what makes it great."

    #2924235
    DocJ
    Participant

    Honestly, if you're gonna fail the exam, it will most definitely NOT be because you put zeroes in the wrong place. An error like that is maybe 1-2 points at most. Also, I'm pretty sure if they didn't want you putting zeroes in, the blank spaces wouldn't be there. I mean, what if they deducted points if you did NOT put anything in? If they weren't clear on the instructions, then this can go either way.

    See, this is why I keep saying SIMs have GOT to go. They're terrible, outdated, and always have stupid technical issues like this. Even if you're gonna stubbornly keep SIMs and pretend like that's some reflection on how good an accountant you can be, the AICPA needs to stop being so cheap in using outdated technology and poor as hell instructions. TELL US WHAT YOU &$%#S WANT!!!

    AUD - 75
    BEC - 81
    FAR - 59
    REG - 79
    If there is a God, please let me pass FAR and be done with it...

    Welp, there is no God.

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