Lowest CPA score
February 27, 2010 at 6:25 pm #157338
What's the lowest CPA score that someone admitted to getting or that you saw? I scored a 67 on REG but a co-worker just found out he had a 37February 27, 2010 at 8:54 pm #338333
I got a 36 on FAR, but I didn't study, at all. I was in public acctg at the time and had NO time to study, but took the exam since it was already paid for. Hopefully your coworker did not study to get that score. If he/she studied and got that score, I imagine they would want to re-think being a CPA 🙁February 28, 2010 at 12:21 am #338334
I got a 53 on BEC the first time (no studying) a 65 the next time with some studying and a blasted 63 after studying using Becker. I've sh** canned Becker for BEC and bought Yaeger. I did pass AUD using Becker during a very stressful peer review and school audit crunch, studying was something of a joke at that time.
I am studying like crazy for REG and FAR. I'm using Becker primarily and supplementing with Yaeger cram.February 28, 2010 at 3:44 am #338335
My co-worker didn't have time to study, but had already paid for it and ran out of time on their NTSFebruary 28, 2010 at 8:10 pm #338336
I scored a 46 on my Regulation exam without studying and also I took the ENTIRE exam in 25 minutes… I was in public at the time and did not study…. Parking garage was $5 an hour and I only had $5 bucks on me
My manager at the time was taking hers too and sat next to me. she was shockedFebruary 28, 2010 at 8:33 pm #338337
Toddie00.. I'm seriously ROTFLMAO!!!!!
&& Jeff, I have to nominate Toddie00's comment as one of the funniest yet…February 28, 2010 at 10:10 pm #338338
Oh my Toddie that gave me a real good laugh!!! 🙂March 1, 2010 at 1:03 am #338339
If you really only took 25 minutes for the whole exam, then 46 actually sounds like a pretty good score!March 1, 2010 at 1:11 am #338340
I work with a guy who got a 37 on REG. He's currently taking a “break” from the exam…..March 1, 2010 at 2:04 am #338341
Toddie00 – LOL!! Did you read any of the questions? To finish in 25 minutes I don't see how you could of. Well, I would say 46 is a darn good score for that.March 1, 2010 at 3:41 am #338342
To go through 72 questions in 25 minutes (assuming sims were completely skipped), it comes to less than 21 seconds per question (including the navigation between questions and testlets). That may be enough to read the question, click an answer and move on.March 1, 2010 at 3:44 am #338343
I did not read all the questions….. Very few actually. I was just clicking and mostly guessing B & C because A is a bad choice and usually always wrong.March 1, 2010 at 3:45 am #338344
LOL! Did you even look at the simulations?March 1, 2010 at 3:47 am #338345
Yeah, I did not understand them, so I passed….
I remember having an M-1 and trying to do it (Jeff this was way back in Oct of 2006) so I am pretty sure I can talk about it 🙂
And I wrote a smart a$$ remark in my writing part along the lines saying, I work at PwC and PwC has template manager that has pre-written documents for every situation so I will never have to use this if I stay at PwC…..March 1, 2010 at 3:49 am #338346
It always is a good laugh…..
But then a two years later I actually tried and passed the all 4 parts….
Actually I was impressed with myself because I passed Reg with an 88 when I studied…..
I actually ran out of time and did not get a chance to do my second simulationMarch 1, 2010 at 3:52 am #338347
I had another situation happen a month (Nov 06) later with FAR. I did not study and planned on taking it anyway, except I stayed out until 2 am and got drunk and my exam was at 8 am. So I took the paid time off provided by PwC and slept all day…..
Never took the exam
Audit (May 07) was the same situation, HOWEVER, I actually got up to take it but took in the wrong NTS so went home and went back to bed……
My first round of exams I did not care because PwC paid for them, when I started paying, I started caring 🙂November 24, 2010 at 5:44 am #338348
I was looking through old posts and thought you guys might get a kick out of this one!November 24, 2010 at 6:02 am #338349
haha funny.November 24, 2010 at 6:11 am #338350
LOL, Toddie you have some great stories 🙂 my favorite: I was just clicking and mostly guessing B & C because A is a bad choice and usually always wrong
😀November 24, 2010 at 7:38 am #338351
I like the “only had $5 in my pocket and the parking garage was $5 an hour”. That was hilarious!!!!!November 24, 2010 at 3:50 pm #338352
This is freaking hilarious…”And I wrote a smart a$$ remark in my writing part along the lines saying, I work at PwC and PwC has template manager that has pre-written documents for every situation so I will never have to use this if I stay at PwC….. “
I so wish I worked with Toddie00 – gotta be a million laughs a minute. I can imagine being his/her manager sitting beside him/her at the Prometric center during REG. LOL!! Sounds like Toddie00 missed his/her true calling – stand-up comedian.November 24, 2010 at 4:57 pm #338353
So funny , cant stop laughing !!!!!!November 24, 2010 at 7:00 pm #338354
Toddie00—that's funny! I needed a good laugh. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.April 10, 2012 at 8:41 pm #338355
Hall of fame bump for the 25 minute REG examApril 10, 2012 at 9:06 pm #338356
LOL! Where is Toddie??!!? HILARIOUS!!April 10, 2012 at 9:25 pm #338357
wow, that is incredible! so funny!!August 17, 2017 at 1:54 pm #1603820
For those didn't do too well in your exam, don't stress…we've all been there. I've unearthed this old thread from 2010 for laughs and give you the motivation to keep going….I'd love to meet Toddie!August 17, 2017 at 2:01 pm #1603832
Leave it to a bunch of accountants to audit his statement of 25 minutes and performing a recalculation, love it!August 17, 2017 at 2:46 pm #1603935
definitely wish I had a Toddie on my team at my firm.
Never did that on a CPA exam, but I did do something similar on my final exam for my governmental and non-profit accounting course back in my college days. Severely under-studied (see: didnt study) and walked in to the exam, thumbed through it and realize it literally knew NONE of it. Turned the exam over and wrote a note to the professor on the back page that I will see him next semester when he offers the course again. Got up 10 mins into a 4 hour exam and turned in the test in front of all my peers. It was a 4th year upper division course so by this time I knew all of my class mates pretty well. You should have seen the looks on their faces when they saw me turn it in. They started working a bit faster at that point, not realizing I hadn't completed a single pencil stroke of it.August 17, 2017 at 2:49 pm #1603938
See my sig, it's been a fun ride. 46 is my low, and that was a minimal study shot in the dark effort as my NTS was running out.
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