February 11, 2020 at 3:10 pm #2927322
I studied for 2 months and a half for BEC minimum 5 hours daily every single day. I went through the text book several times, watched every video, went through all the MCQ in wiley and I am actually pissed at how hard they made that test was.
There was no mercy on the MCQs. It destroyed my time. That is my main complaint. I got 90s on the practice exams on wiley in this area btw. The sims were okay one of them I left blank no amount of studying would have made me get it right. The WC's are what they are hopefully I got points for them.
I passed FAR and AUD thus far and without a doubt BEC was the hardest exam of the three. Definitely failed.
Bottom line is that I studied very very hard for ths exam and feel defeated by it.I feel like my time was waisted studying with wiley. Going to use ninja mcq and another test bank till next time bt wow that test was hard.February 11, 2020 at 3:53 pm #2927394Club74Participant
From what you've indicated, I think you passed. I failed BEC the first time with a 74 and felt I had prepared way more for that than when I took and passed AUD with a 78 on the first attempt. BEC is tough. During the retake, I had about 10 minutes total for 3 essays and probably had the lowest point you can get for essays without leaving it blank. I drafted about 2-3 sentences per essay. I passed with a 79. You're not going to feel comfortable walking out of these exams. I just passed REG and I literally felt like I missed all of the SIMS. Didn't even feel all that great about MCQs. I only knew that I got the authoritative literature correct. The SIMS destroyed me and I felt like I should just walk out of the exam room cause there was no way I was going to pass if I completely bombed 40-50% of the exam. I ended up with a 79. There's more wiggle room in these exams than you think.February 11, 2020 at 4:00 pm #2927403thunderlipsParticipant
too late. took in 1q failed in 1q. hopefully 2q has better resultsFebruary 11, 2020 at 4:21 pm #2927460turo9992000Participant
It's like that every quarter BEC is weird sometimes it matches what you studied and sometimes it doesn't.February 11, 2020 at 4:56 pm #2927541AndreAParticipant
I'm going to take BEC in 4 weeks and I use Wiley. I hope you passed, good luck! “Better to have tried and failed than to have never tried at all”February 11, 2020 at 6:21 pm #2927640MOParticipant
I'm taking it the 24th. This report is concerning since I used Willey. Which topics need to be stressed?February 11, 2020 at 7:07 pm #2927724Lindsey_p87Participant
Just wanted to point out – just because you got more conceptual questions in your second testlet doesn't mean you did badly on the first testlet. That happened to me with FAR and REG both, and I ended up passing. REG especially – I was CONVINCED that the 2nd testlet got easier. It's my highest score of the 4. So don't count yourself out.February 11, 2020 at 7:48 pm #2927769
very true. Good luck to you!February 12, 2020 at 6:43 am #2928279CPAHOPEParticipant
Ive already taken BEC 6 times, its definitely an underestimated exam. Ive noticed the trend. If the MCQ questions arent so difficult, sims come out very difficult. If MCQs are difficult, sims arent as difficult. The bottom line is every quarter is hell if not prepared adequatelyFebruary 13, 2020 at 12:52 am #2929425bigstakkParticipant
BEC is a weird exam. You probably passed if you did well on the MCQs. I spent more time on BEC than any other exam since I didn’t want to not pass with it being my final exam section. I will say 2.5mo is over kill. I recommend GLEIM if you need to retake the exam. I used it and passed all 4 parts on first try. GLEIM was definitely much harder than the actual exam for BEC (and REG) and I felt prepared when I went through the questions. Keep your chin up and Good luck!February 14, 2020 at 11:49 am #2931084SwanParticipant
I took BEC last Saturday for the 4th time and it never gets easier. I spent 4 weeks studying, doing mcqs and sims. I felt really prepared but walked out in tears.. You can never predict your score on these exams. I took REG in 2.5 hours, half asleep, and still passed. In my mind, I was going to fail and wanted to just get it over with, so I didn’t overthink the questions and did what I could. So don’t worry too much, enjoy your little time off from studying and good luck to everyone!February 14, 2020 at 12:24 pm #2931135
how would you rank this quarters exam to your other attempts? This was my first attempt and im curious if I just sat in a tough quarter or this section is going to be my major battle.
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