Just took BEC- WHAT JUST HAPPENED!!

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  • #2697153

    KeepPushing
    Participant

    Hi all, I studied with Becker and did every single MCQ and SIM I could get my hands on. And I felt I was SO unprepared.The wording of the test compared to Becker was not parallel at all! I know God can move mountains so I have faith I have a chance to get a 75 or above. So, I just have to say, never have I studied this much for a test and felt so unprepared LOL does that make sense? BEC was just as hard as FAR for me. Such a wack test!!

    FAR - 69, 84

    AUD- 81

    REG- 87

    BEC- TBD

    #2697156
    Painted_Jeans
    Painted_Jeans
    Participant

    I took it yesterday.. worst one ever. I wanted to cry 5 questions in.
    Did you have lot of cost/budget calcs?

    FAR - 80

    AUD - 78

    REG - 76

    BEC - 56 (April 2019); Currently praying 9/19

     

    UNO MAS!!!! LET'S GO

    #2697159

    KeepPushing
    Participant

    No questions on that! But I felt like it was a TON of financial stuff. More than the percentage that the blueprint says. Not like the easy WACC or NPV. It was ratios upon ratios upon ratios! The least accounting related portion of the Financial portion for BEC. Like I did not pay to take the CFA!! I am very disappointed but trying to keep positive. I agree with you, that test has been one of the toughest one for me.

    FAR - 69, 84

    AUD- 81

    REG- 87

    BEC- TBD

    #2697192
    Painted_Jeans
    Painted_Jeans
    Participant

    yep yep… i was hoping for some econ stuff… ummm none. IT, COSO minimum.. finance ratios, cost.. ugh
    God help us!

    FAR - 80

    AUD - 78

    REG - 76

    BEC - 56 (April 2019); Currently praying 9/19

     

    UNO MAS!!!! LET'S GO

    #2697213

    1skibum
    Participant

    I took BEC this morning and got dominated. I’m a fast test taker and passed BEC once already in 2016. First testlet took an hour, had a ton of calculations and a lot with variance analysis. Second was better, but had 3 Sims on variance analysis, which I didn’t study. The one had every variance addressed in the Becker pass key and wanted me to calculate every one. I panicked and walked out without doing the writing portion. Oh well.

    #2697252

    KeepPushing
    Participant

    @1skibum oh my! I’m so sorry! I also took almost an hour to complete just the first testlet. I’ve heard that BEC has gotten more difficult since 2017! So I completely understand! These tests are just about getting the right mix of topics you’re stronger on!

    FAR - 69, 84

    AUD- 81

    REG- 87

    BEC- TBD

    #2697318

    1skibum
    Participant

    Yeah that sounds about right. I was going to give up on the CPA exam, but unexpectedly passed FAR so I’m half done. I had 2 weeks to study for BEC so I kinda set myself for failure, but at least I know what to expect now. Gotta get AUD done, then I’ll retake BEC.

    #2697456
    SIDIEULEVEUT
    SIDIEULEVEUT
    Participant

    Oh wow good luck guys! I'm studying for BEC right now using Becker. COSO was ok, HATED EVERY PART OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMEMENT, and I'm on cost accounting now which is alright. I'm hoping to take the exam next month. Thanks for your feedback. This is my last exam which I saved for last because it was supposed to be easy but this is very comparable to FAR for me which just doesn't make sense!!!!!!!!! Anyway best of luck again and please share any topics I should focus on.

    AUD - 89
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - 85
    REG - 91
    Future CPA over here. HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT??????
    #2697522

    KeepPushing
    Participant

    I also did not like the financial management at all! My advice is, when the blueprint says Financial can be up to 21% of the exam believe them! Then again almost every topic has about a quarter chance of appearing so get a high level understand at least of everything! Don’t slack on a topic just because you don’t like it

    FAR - 69, 84

    AUD- 81

    REG- 87

    BEC- TBD

    #2697558

    TommyL
    Participant

    I felt the most defeated in BEC, especially for the MCQs. There was no way an exam that hard could have the highest pass rate of all 4 sections. This was also the only exam where I finished all practice questions from Roger CPA, twice.

    I ended up passing as you can see, so all I can say is….you aren't alone, BEC is a beast but you more than likely passed, wipe that exam from your mind and go enjoy your life until the scores come out.

    AUD - 81
    BEC - 84
    FAR - 78
    REG - 86
    Goals
    #2697618

    KeepPushing
    Participant

    @tommyl thank you so much! I truly felt what you said and I am going to try hard to let it be. It gives me encouragement to see that you passed despite this awful feeling!

    FAR - 69, 84

    AUD- 81

    REG- 87

    BEC- TBD

    #2697669

    kms1234
    Participant

    I also just took BEC and I felt it was harder than FAR in some ways…. My first set of MCQs were average and had a good mix of everything except for economics. My second testlet was tremendously worse and focused on obscure IT concepts. My sims had cost accounting and variances and ratios which seemed average. I am very nervous for the score release 🙁 Is it true that the passing rates for this exam are higher on average than the others?

    🙂
    #2697711

    KeepPushing
    Participant

    @kms1234 what did you use to study? Do you think it was enough for the IT? I have Becker and like you those IT questions were so detailed! And yes it is the “highest” rate. Last quarter it had around 59% pass rate. Whereas Far was 49% for some perspective for you.

    FAR - 69, 84

    AUD- 81

    REG- 87

    BEC- TBD

    #2697714

    Unknown
    Participant

    Guys, remember they made changes to BEC in 2017. It used to be the “easiest” exam section. Not so easy now. It's one of the hardest.

    There is no such thing as failing the CPA exam, there is only such thing as quitting the exam process. Never give up. There is a bright light behind the tunnel.

    AUD - Yay!

    BEC - Yay!

    REG - Yay!

    FAR - WIP

    #2697822

    kms1234
    Participant

    @keeppushing I used Becker and felt that some questions were covered and similar, but most of them were more so concerned with cyber security I think. I think the reason I feel nervous about this test is because I genuinely don't know if it was enough to get a 75 (different feeling than the other tests I've taken).

    🙂
    #2698047

    runincpa
    Participant

    I somehow passed BEC with an 82 using only Ninja and honestly not even really reading the Ninja Book. I just felt like I did decent on most of the test, then Aced the written communications.

    AUD - 72
    BEC - 82
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - NINJA in Training
    Gotta get that bonus!
    #2698104

    say
    Participant

    I took BEC today and it was intense. I really hope to God I passed. I studied intensely for COSO/IC, Econ, Financial Mgmt. I spent way too much time trying to get the financial management piece of it down. Out of all of the chapters, I spent the most time on that. Because of it, I had a shorter time to complete operations management and IT. So in the last week of studying, I crammed operations management, and barely covered IT. In hindsight, I wish that I wouldn't have spent so much time on Econ and Financial mgmt. In my exam there was a lot of calculations, A LOT. I can't say that I felt 100% or even 80% confident in the calculations piece, they had a lot of tricky twists in the question. The exam algorithim must've picked up on the fact that IT was my weakness b/c a high degree of it appeared in the second book and WC. F*****

    #2698140

    El
    Participant

    I took BEC yesterday. I felt it was tough but fair. I passed it in 2017 so I knew what to expect. I scored low on IT last time so I made sure I didn't ignore that and I think it paid off. Corporate governance is a common theme across all exams so I think I did well on those. Calc questions are whatever, I just memorized a bunch of formulas I already forgot.

    Last time I passed I had an hour left on the timer. This time I left with 5 minutes to spare (I answered all the questions both times). So it was harder this time I think. Hopefully I passed. REG in November then I'm done!

    B - 83

    A - 68, 81

    R - Nov. '19

    F - 82

    #2699751
    TheeAccountant
    TheeAccountant
    Participant

    Not my cup of tea and yes it did seem like a much harder test than I was expecting. I felt like I might have failed BEC but wound up with a 92. I couldn’t hardly believe the score report when I saw it so there’s hope for you yet!

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - 92
    FAR - 84
    REG - 88
    I've found an anomaly in the Space-Time Continuum. NASBA and the AICPA are in the 19th century. They use slide rules to score the exam, and then they send the scores by Pony Express to the State Boards. That's why it takes so long for them to do a score release.
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