Post Your Becker Mock Score vs Actual Score

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  • #179996

    jckund
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    Becker Mock Score vs Actual Score

    I figured since so many people ask, it'd be easier to have it all in one thread for reference. Good idea?

    Calculating this by taking the average MCQ*60% and average sim*40%

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    #814779

    reallytired
    Participant

    Anyone else upset that this topic is now gone? This was the only reason I had slight hope going into my FAR exam!

    B- Pass
    A- Pass
    R- Pass
    F- Pass
    #814788

    klg020
    Participant

    Why is the topic gone? This is a great topic! I scored a 79 on both of my Becker finals for Audit and then a 94 on the real exam. I sit for FAR on saturday and I am terrified to take a final D:

    #814923

    reallytired
    Participant

    @klg020 I think it was just one of the posts lost during the transition to the new format 🙁 I agree, this has been the most useful topic! I scored 64 on my FAR Becker final and was so beat down and hopeless until I found this topic. I find out if I passed on Tuesday so I am praying that the 10+ point curve holds true for me!

    B- Pass
    A- Pass
    R- Pass
    F- Pass
    #814929
    accountaholicc
    accountaholicc
    Participant

    Good luck! I'm taking FAR next Wednesday so I feel your pain.

    AUD - 78
    BEC - 77
    FAR - 64
    REG - 77
    REG - 77
    BEC - 77
    AUD - 78
    FAR - 64; retake 1/6
    #815022
    hawkgolf12
    hawkgolf12
    Participant

    Does anyone know if the Research question on the Actual Exam is equal to 3 points like it is on the Becker Exam?

    REG - 81
    AUD - 74, 88
    BEC - 79
    FAR - Sept. '17
    #815133

    Anonymous

    @klg022 Was your audit score (79) the avg of MCQ, or did you include sims as well?

    #815850

    reallytired
    Participant

    @accountaholicc, You are a life saver, thank you so much for posting that! I appreciate it a ton!! Now we shall see if my 64 in Becker will get me a passing grade Wednesday (dang non-NASBA state)!

    B- Pass
    A- Pass
    R- Pass
    F- Pass
    #816114

    Joshua
    Participant

    FAR Practice Test 1 68
    FAR Practice Test 2 75
    FAR Actual 79

    #816255

    omw2wiCPA
    Participant

    Audit Practice Test 1 77
    Audit Practice Test 2 81

    Audit Actual 78 (1st time)

    Felt like I completely got SIMS straight from hell. Guessed on so much and did not even think I got the research question right. Also was so nervous I was shaking from first exam jitters. Just have to put in the time and all will hopefully fall into place. Also don't try and guess how you are doing during the exam. I felt like all my multiple choice questions were short. DON'T overanalyze.

    #816951

    A1lessio
    Participant

    Just got my audit score and I really want to post on this thread because it helped me keep my sanity in that 3 week waiting period.

    Audit Practice Test 1: 69 (after work, tired and rushed)
    Audit Practice Test 2: 73

    Actual Exam 86

    AUD - 86
    BEC - 70
    FAR - 78
    REG - 84
    People who subject themselves to the strictest discipline, who give up certain pleasurable things in order to obtain a goal are the happiest of men.
    #816975

    Anonymous

    BEC

    Becker final 1: 71
    Becker final 2: 53

    Actual 80

    Hooray!

    #817107

    ECU CPA to be
    Participant

    BEC

    Becker final 1 – 63
    Becker final 2 – 61

    Actual score – 83

    #817128
    hawkgolf12
    hawkgolf12
    Participant

    REG

    Becker Final 1 = 66
    Becker Final 2 = 69

    REG Actual = 81

    REG - 81
    AUD - 74, 88
    BEC - 79
    FAR - Sept. '17
    #817239

    Future Rhody CPA
    Participant

    AUD

    Becker Final 1= 86
    Becker Final 2= 89

    AUD Actual= 95

    #817326

    So FAR So Good
    Participant

    FAR Final 1 = 79% (73% MCQ, 87% SIM)
    FAR Final 2 = 78% (72% MCQ, 87% SIM)

    FAR Actual = 91

    AUD Final 1 = 73% (81% MCQ, 61% SIM)
    AUD Final 2 = 73% (73% MCQ, 73% SIM)

    AUD Actual = 91

    Looks like I'm consistent with both Becker AND the actual exam …

    AUD - 91
    BEC - 85
    FAR - 91
    REG - 86
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    #817731

    Anonymous

    Hi all!

    TL:DR

    If you're getting high 60s/low 70s on Becker, you're very likely to pass the actual exam.

    I consistently have candidates with whom I work that place into mid 60's on Becker and come out with a comfortable low 80's on the actual exam. The curve definitely adjust the score down and all we have to do is be in the top 40%. :))

    Some more info

    Becker doesn't adjust for curve and also has arguably more difficult questions in their software. Here is why. The questions that Becker provides to practice are either Becker-written or AICPA-released. Becker-written questions tend to have some twists and turns that are really good for learning the topic, but are not representative of the exam difficulty. Recent AICPA-released questions are just that, questions that have been released because they more than 50% of candidates got them wrong during the test run. The questions that more than 50% of the candidates got correct usually get released into the general testing pool.

    I guess the most representative questions would be those from much earlier years, when the entire exam was released to the public after the window was finished. But some of those date back to late 80s/early 90s and are somewhat outdated.

    So definitely use the Becker question as a great learning/testing platform, but do not let yourself think that you need to place into mid 70's or 80's on Becker questions prior to sitting. I would actually feel that you're likely overstudying (or accidentally have the answers memorized) if you're placing that high.

    Hope this helps!

    ENR

    #817806

    reallytired
    Participant

    Alright, I also am contributing because I loved this post so much right before my FAR exam and I know I will love it in a few days when I take my REG Becker Final!

    FAR Final 1: 60%
    FAR Final 2: 64%
    *Did not attempt SIMS for these and didn't practice SIMS a single time for the 10 weeks I studied FAR

    FAR Actual: 77%

    So excited about using Becker right now! I am a notoriously slow learner (i.e. my brain forced me to do the lectures, read the book, take notes on the book, do the mcq and take notes and I STILL was having a hard time) so I would recommend Becker to anyone who has time to actually do the exact route they advise.

    B- Pass
    A- Pass
    R- Pass
    F- Pass
    #817938

    thegrove
    Participant

    Becker Final 1: 59%
    Becker Final 2: 67%

    FAR Actual: 75%

    #818025

    Anonymous

    BEC
    Becker Final 1: 72
    Becker Final 2: 58

    BEC Actual: 80

    #818430

    kschroe2
    Participant

    BEC

    Becker Final 1: 68
    Becker Final 2: 59

    BEC Actual: 87

    **after taking the second Becker final and having my dreams crushed, I spent about a week doing nothing but flashcards and reworking problems until I felt comfortable

    Just keep swimming

     

    AUD: 75

    BEC: 87

    FAR: 79

    REG: 82

    #818493

    Anonymous

    So far I have taken and passed three sections of the CPA exam using Becker. I have consistently scored higher on every exam than I did on the practice exam. My scores are as follows:

    FAR (Multiple Choice 60%, Sims 40%)
    Becker Final #1: 84%
    Becker Final #2: 82%
    Actual Exam: 90%

    REG (Multiple Choice 60%, Sims 40%)
    Becker Final #1: 74%
    Becker Final #2: 84%
    Actual Exam: 94%

    BEC (Multiple Choice Only)
    Becker Final #1: 81%
    Becker Final #2: 69%
    Actual Exam: 94%

    I am taking AUD on 9/3/2016. Becker seems to offer a very quality review. I would certainly recommend it to anyone who is planning to sit for the CPA exam.

    #818571

    Lou
    Participant

    FAR:

    Becker 1: 92%
    Becker 2: 88%

    Actual: 94%

    AUD - 91
    BEC - 91
    FAR - 94
    REG - 87
    Done!
    #819336

    jad11
    Participant

    REG:

    Becker 1: 76%
    Becker 2: 81%

    Actual: 89%

    #819408
    Go.For.Broke
    Go.For.Broke
    Participant

    BEC (Multiple Choice only):

    Becker 1: 71%
    Becker 2: 54%

    BEC actual: 75

    AUD - 77
    BEC - 75
    FAR - 78
    REG - 77
    Finished.  Praise be to the Almighty!
    #820161

    Pavilion
    Participant

    FAR:

    Becker 1: 70.5%
    Becker 2: 75.5%

    FAR Actual: 85

    BEC

    Becker 1: 81%
    Becker 2: 68%

    BEC Actual: 84

    REG

    Becker 1: 67%
    Becker 2: 56%

    REG Actual: 84

    Normally I like to take the final exams a few days before I take the actual exam, to spend a few days reviewing concepts I missed. I will sit for Audit on Saturday. I have scored 71% and 68% on the AUD Final Exams.

    #820197

    DPTX2017
    Participant

    REG (MCQ + SM)

    Becker 1: 68%

    Becker 2: 72%

    REG Actual: 86

    #820257

    Tic for Tax
    Participant

    FAR
    Practice test 1: 87
    Practice test 2: 86
    Actual score: 92

    REG
    Practice test 1: 80
    Actual test: 90

    AUD
    Practice test 1: 85
    Practice test 2: 86
    Actual score: 99

    The actual score has always been higher, so hopefully this proves to be true on BEC as well.

    #820542

    iamonloose
    Participant

    Audit
    Practice exam 1: 66
    Practice exam 2: 55

    Actual: 56

    I spent about 15 hours a week studying for Audit for 5-6 weeks.

    Retaking it after BEC.

    #820848

    thegoldstandard
    Participant

    Becker Exam 1: 82
    Becker Exam 2: 78

    BEC Actual: 89

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