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Nida says: Looking for help or guidance on the following. Is it possible to pass the CPA exam during the following times: start studying August through November 2017. So pass all four in three months? Is that three months? Yeah, that’s three months. It’s certainly possible. So there’s only, let’s say, 30% of people who pass the CPA exam the first time, and I don’t know what the statistics are on people who pass in three months, but it’s extremely low. How many hours for each section is needed? Please indicate the hours as though the person does not have any financial background. I don’t really think that matters as much. And I would say 120 to 130 hours per section on average, studying 20 to 25 hours a week. And finally Nida says, should I apply for an NTS for all four CPA Exam parts at once? If no,

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Donovan says, “I want to start studying for the CPA while getting my Masters of Accountancy. Which section do you think will be the best to take concurrently with my masters program? Hoping to pass all four within six to eight months.” That is a tall order. I don’t know if I would do it if I were you. You have a pretty big load studying for your Masters of Accounting. I would look and see how your semester lands up. If you’re taking some financial accounting classes, like some heavy financial accounting classes your first semester. Most Masters of Accountancy (MAcc) programs, unless you’re taking night school, it’s like two semesters. If it’s heavy financial then take FAR. It probably has financial tax and audit, so all those being equal I would take FAR. However you’re taking it concurrently so that’s a problem. What I would say is, finish

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Swati says: I took Regulation twice. I scored a 73 and a 72. Both times my score analysis said I was weaker in simulations. The first time I took it, I was literally sweating while attempting simulations because I knew nothing, and I scored a 73. The second time I thought I did better on simulations than my first attempt and I was confident I would pass with an 80, but I ended up with a 72. Which was still a shock to me. Any advice? I used a (super expensive course) for all of this. I think I just need more questions to practice. Will Ninja get me there? Yes, I think adding something like Ninja MCQ will get you there if you go back through your super expensive course from start to finish. Follow the Ninja framework this time. Don’t highlight and all that stuff. Instead, follow the

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Charlie writes in, “Hi, Jeff, I’m taking FAR with Roger CPA. One problem I’ve noticed is I’m in chapter 10, and I’ve forgotten what I learned in chapter 1. However, I don’t have time to go back and review every day since I’m also a full-time student. A current daily CPA exam study time takes me about 4 to 5 hours, and I don’t have extra time for reviewing. What do I do?” You have to … Charlie, you have to take time to review, otherwise you’re going to take time to retake the exam when you fail. That’s the … well, that’s just me being honest. And you should always be honest. It’s one of my pet peeves. “Well, honestly,” or “To be honest” and I’m like, “Shouldn’t you always be honest?” All right. I took time in the podcast and on this video to share one of my

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