REG Study Group 2019

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  • #2258349

    ahugemistake
    Participant

    Well @littletimmy if you can pass reg after cramming for 3 weeks, you're a beast. Seeing that you've passed 3 already hopefully you're done for good.

    @tncincy I've had to train myself to approach the questions like I am learning and not testing. I used to get frustrated over wrong answers but I sit there now and read every explanation and understand where the question is coming from. Hope you can build some momentum and get through it in enough time to take the test in the next window!

    FAR: 76*, 75
    REG: 78*, 85
    BEC: 80*
    AUD: 76*

    All scores expired, let's try this again.

    #2260266

    asdf
    Participant

    Just took REG last weekend.
    and i would call this exam, “Ethic & Prof Responsibility exam”.
    I didn't expect that many of ethics questions.
    Many people said about many blaws, but for me, that was ethics (and gift tax)
    No QBI, AMT or phaseouts at all.

    did you guys have many calculation questions in MCQ?
    I didn't see many of them, does this mean MED-MED?
    It was a solid hard exam for me…(Sigh)

    FAR - Passed

    REG - 1Q19

    AUD

    BEC

    #2260311

    ndunsmore
    Participant

    Taking REG in mid April, just now joining this study group!

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - 75
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - NINJA in Training
    BEC - 2/2019 - Passed - 2,000 MCQ's , 10 Simulations, Reviewed Written Portion Outline

    AUD - 3/2019 - Awaiting Score (3/19) - 2,500 MCQ's - Very Few Simulations

    REG - 4/2019

    FAR 6/2019

     

    Looking forward to putting this whole process behind me!

    #2260446

    74phoenix
    Participant

    @asdf – in my experience, if you thought the exam was easy – you probably failed. if you thought it was overall hard but not ripping you apart, you probably passed. but there's no sense in worrying now. enjoy the time off studying!

    @ndunsmore Mid april for me, too! Let's do this!! Definitely post any questions you have and we can learn from each other.

    AUD - 80
    BEC - 77
    FAR - 79
    REG - NINJA in Training
    Sick of having the CPA cloud hanging over my head. Need to get it and move on in life!
    #2260659

    ahugemistake
    Participant

    I also had very few calcs. in my 2nd testlet, maybe 5 questions? I'm mentally preparing myself for a retake. I feel like I might have passed because I definitely nailed 2 sims, but I read that the harder questions are weighed more so I'm back to dreading the score release. It'll be a miracle if I pass REG.

    FAR: 76*, 75
    REG: 78*, 85
    BEC: 80*
    AUD: 76*

    All scores expired, let's try this again.

    #2260788

    Steve
    Participant

    I took REG last Friday and I thought the multiple choice was pretty similar to what I saw in my Becker material. What killed me was when I got to the Sims. Most of them I had to fill in the correct number and I didn't have very many that gave me multiple options to fill in the blanks. Anyone ever get destroyed by the sims and still pass? Wishful thinking for score release next week but with this test who knows what score you're going to get lol.

    AUD - 77

    BEC - 78

    FAR - 71, 71

    REG - 77

    #2260839

    asdf
    Participant

    @74phoenix
    Thank you!! 🙂

    @ahugemistake
    Same here.. only handful calculation questions in both testlets.
    I was so overwhelmed by tons of Ethics/Responsibility questions which all the answer choices looked correct to me (haha), so I even thought SIMs seem better than MCQs.

    FAR - Passed

    REG - 1Q19

    AUD

    BEC

    #2260917

    Tncincy
    Participant

    @ahugemistake, You got this. I really hope I don't get many calculations. If I can read the questions and pick an answer would be wonderful. Hey, Congrats in advance. And keep those fingers crossed for the rest of us.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2261316

    sweetpotato1316
    Participant

    I took the REG on the 10th. My second testlet had lots of blaw and ethics questions, which I had not spent much time on studying at all. But I did have quite a few calculations in the first testlet somehow including one QBI question. The simulations were challenging to me since I was just overwhelmed by how much information they gave you in each attachment. fingers crossed.

    #2261325

    ahugemistake
    Participant

    Thanks @tncincy. which review course are you using? Do you have the Ninja Notes in Audio and PDF? I find those to be really helpful in times when I can't stand to look at the questions.

    FAR: 76*, 75
    REG: 78*, 85
    BEC: 80*
    AUD: 76*

    All scores expired, let's try this again.

    #2262006

    Tncincy
    Participant

    @ahugemistake I am using Ninja only. I go through the wavering with maybe I should try another program, but I am not looking anymore. I want to get this over with. Yes, I have the notes, book and audio. I'll get it together and pass.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2263035

    Peter
    Participant

    Hi Jenny,
    Have you review other source beside NINJA? I graduated Computer Science Major and Accounting Minor in 1997. I will take my first FAR exam sometime this summer. Any advise for me? Many thanks, Peter

    Peter
    #2263038

    Peter
    Participant

    Hi Chandler, Did you study other materials beside NINJA?

    Thanks,
    Peter

    Peter
    #2263374

    ahugemistake
    Participant

    @tncincy you got this! If I end up retaking this in April. My plan is to focus mostly on the tax side and use the Ninja Notes for the Business Law stuff. I need to really hammer down on forming and liquidating entities. I can't believe how stumped I felt on the exam with regards to some of those questions. I was just too burned out at the end to maintain focus and it totally screwed me up. Just anxiously awaiting the score release now.

    FAR: 76*, 75
    REG: 78*, 85
    BEC: 80*
    AUD: 76*

    All scores expired, let's try this again.

    #2263383

    ahugemistake
    Participant

    @peter do you have any real world accounting experience? I haven't read the Ninja book but highly recommend the notes. I used Wiley and really like their software. People say that it's too detailed and it's true but it all comes down to your study style. I'd give Ninja a shot and follow their plan. It all comes down to understanding the concepts, and then no matter how tricky the questions are you can logically think through them.

    FAR: 76*, 75
    REG: 78*, 85
    BEC: 80*
    AUD: 76*

    All scores expired, let's try this again.

    #2265990

    Tncincy
    Participant

    Doing notes then taking the mcq challenge today! Making myself study even though it's March Madness. Very good ball games going on. Go Tennessee 🙂

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2266392

    busy
    Participant

    Can someone help me with this…

    I am filing my tax return. In state tax, the joint exemptions I can claim while filing as Married filing jointly (MFJ) is $3200 for me and spouse or is it $6400 (3200+3200 ) ?

    #2267583

    Tncincy
    Participant

    I assume you mean your personal tax return for 2018. there is no personal exemptions anymore. The standard deduction for 2018 for married filing joint is 25,300. I don't know what state you are filing for. Go to IRS.gov to download a 1040 form. I hope this helps.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2267658

    busy
    Participant

    Yes personal tax return for Maryland state. I know there are no personal exemptions this year. Federal return is all ok. I got a notice from IRS saying for the state return saying Joint exemptions married filing jointly ( for two – me and spouse) it’s $3200. I had put $6400 initially.

    So just wanted to confirm the logic for my knowledge.

    #2270118

    Tncincy
    Participant

    Hey Ninja's, floating around on the site, getting ready to write notes again and face those mcq's. Work is really slow today, waiting for my NTS, but need to get that book out or turn on the audio. Anybody studying today? Facing any challenges to stay focused?

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2270409

    lamdennis30
    Participant

    Question. For those who have taken REG, did you see questions asked in the MCQ that weren’t part of the Rogers review course? When I took FAR (barely passed), a ton of the questions on the actual exam were not part of my Rogers MCQ practice problems. Anyone else notice the same for REG?

    #2270508

    74phoenix
    Participant

    I had Becker, but personally found that the REG questions were not similar to Becker….. so maybe Roger will have better luck.

    AUD - 80
    BEC - 77
    FAR - 79
    REG - NINJA in Training
    Sick of having the CPA cloud hanging over my head. Need to get it and move on in life!
    #2271249

    ahugemistake
    Participant

    @Lanmdennis I have only seen the same questions on the exam maybe once or twice, and they were Becker questions. The questions on the exam are usually new but as long as you understand the material you shouldn't have a problem figuring out the answer.

    Also it's highly recommended that you do the AICPA practice exam before your exam, because people have said they've seen the same questions/SIMs on the exam. It's not guaranteed but it can happen.

    FAR: 76*, 75
    REG: 78*, 85
    BEC: 80*
    AUD: 76*

    All scores expired, let's try this again.

    #2271462

    ahugemistake
    Participant

    I passed REG!

    Onto the BEC group. I'm halfway through this battle, it's so much harder the second time, but I'm going to keep on pushing.

    FAR: 76*, 75
    REG: 78*, 85
    BEC: 80*
    AUD: 76*

    All scores expired, let's try this again.

    #2272584

    Tncincy
    Participant

    @ahugemistake Congrats on the pass!!! Wishing you continued success. study hard.
    Regards to mcq's and test questions: There is no reason to expect the same questions from any review course on the test, granted you may get one or two but this is the reason why you don't memorize answers. Nail down the concepts and it won't matter what questions are there. I guess the more questions we practice, we can pick out key words, but exact questions I would not expect or change review courses looking for such.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2273058

    Tncincy
    Participant

    Did anyone use the Ninja flash cards? are they already made or will I have to create some?

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2274513

    ahugemistake
    Participant

    Thank you @tncincy!

    For the flashcards, I haven't used the Ninja ones, so I can't say. I did make my own flashcards on Quizlet as I was reading the text. They're very detailed but come handy for a quick review if needed.

    I tried to post the link but couldn't.

    FAR: 76*, 75
    REG: 78*, 85
    BEC: 80*
    AUD: 76*

    All scores expired, let's try this again.

    #2274819

    Tncincy
    Participant

    Thanks, I think I can find the quizlet. I wasn't sure if the information was current.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2277597

    Tncincy
    Participant

    Looking for motivation!!It's March Madness for the NCAA and CPA. 🙁

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2277792

    Determined24
    Participant

    Anyone already passed FAR; also using Wiley and Ninja ?

    All or Nothing
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