August 14, 2018 at 1:54 pm #1928731
Have to say that was a hard one, right behind FAR. Used all four hours. The first testlet put me behind, took around 55 minutes to complete. Made up some time on the second one. But the sims really ate away at time. The documents are so wordy and there were 6-8 documents to review for each one. Some of the IT questions were brand new and never appeared in Wiley or Ninja. WC felt like a cake walk, gave myself around 50 minutes and BS'd my way through it. Hoping the WC will be able to push me through to a 75. Now on to the waiting gameAugust 14, 2018 at 1:59 pm #1928737
good luck!August 14, 2018 at 2:24 pm #1928770
Thanks! Didn't feel too good after this one, like FAR, and I scored highest on that. So I'll look at that as a positive and not second guess myself until thenAugust 14, 2018 at 2:28 pm #1928791
I sat for BEC yesterday, and I had a pretty similar experience to yours. It was rough; that's all I can say. I felt pretty comfortable with the 1st testlet, but it also took me about 56 minutes. I was shocked and had to pick up the pace. The 2nd testlet seemed a lot harder than the 1st. My sims didn't have as many documents to review as yours, but they were all over the board. Nothing like the sims I reviewed over and over in preparation for the exam. The WC topics weren't too bad at all, but my brain was fried by the time I got there! I submitted the exam with 1 minute left to spare. Overall, I don't feel like I completely bombed it, but I'm just praying for a passing score! Now on to FAR!August 14, 2018 at 4:53 pm #1928980
I have never sat for BEC, but from what I used to hear was that it was the “easier” one of the 4.
Guess this is not the case anymore? What makes it so out there now?August 14, 2018 at 5:01 pm #1928986
You really never know with BEC, those WC can really save you at the end of the day. Keep the faith!August 14, 2018 at 5:44 pm #1929037
@youcandoit I wouldn't say easier, but it is the least amount of material. Cost accounting & financial management took a while to click. The amount of formulas/calculations and sections that are pure memorization (IT) made it pretty hard imo.
@TalkNerdytome That damn first testlet. I was going pretty well, saved 3-4 calculation MCQ's for the end that took me much longer than expected. The sims were nothing like the sample test, was hoping they'd be a cakewalk like thoseAugust 14, 2018 at 7:07 pm #1929139
good luck mate..August 15, 2018 at 12:15 pm #1929829
I was always under the impression that it was the “easiest” section as well. My word of advice, don't underestimate it. There is a LOT of material to memorize, and the COSO and IT questions can be very ambiguous – at least in my case. I felt really strong with IT and COSO walking into the exam, but I don't feel like the MCQs truly tested my knowledge of the subjects. There is a ton of cost accounting and finance in there which really eat away at the time. I haven't taken FAR yet, but BEC definitely gave me more trouble than AUD and REG.August 15, 2018 at 4:34 pm #1930153
Don't fret, team! Remember, unless the AICPA has had some monumental shift in their take on BEC, it'll continue to have the highest pass rates. The WC is a free 15% if you can write clearly and provide a basic level of structure to your responses. It should give you a level of comfort, particularly if you had some difficult SIMs.August 15, 2018 at 9:55 pm #1930618
@cruz818 you're so clutch….I've been reading the forum and freaking out over BEC and I just know saw your post….Instant confidence boost. 9/7…..I hope that date marks the end of my exam journey…August 17, 2018 at 8:38 am #1932319
Taking BEC 9/10 – definitely not taking lightly but I hope it’s not as bad as FAR or REG! Do you guys have any tips or advice? Good luck to everyone!August 17, 2018 at 8:39 am #1932322
@kiran89, I hope 9/10 is the last day of my CPA journey. **fingers crossed**August 17, 2018 at 8:41 am #1932331
@RAJ yeah…starting to get worried because Im on B5 so I will only have a week to review…August 17, 2018 at 9:05 am #1932370
@Kiran89 I am in the same position as you. Took reg last week and started BEC Monday. On B2 rn. Goal is go thru Becker in 2 weeks and so I can get 2 weeks to review but let’s see. At this point, both of us just have to take it one day at a time.. short term goals and then review as efficiently as possible and pass!!August 17, 2018 at 5:35 pm #1933084
@kiran off topic but i love the quote in your signature :-)))))))August 24, 2018 at 3:17 pm #1943683
Felix The CatParticipant
If you could only study FIVE topics for *cost accounting* –>> What would they be? ABC? Variance Analysis?
Thank you for your time!
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