Parth is a new NINJA CPA Blogger.
Last time I wrote, I shared the wonderful news that I passed FAR with a 90. Since then, I’ve received my score for AUD and I passed with a 93!
Going into the exam, I felt unsure about my level of preparation since I only provided myself about 3.5 weeks to study. I remember telling my father that I expected to receive a score right around the 75 passing cutoff, so seeing a 93 on my computer screen was definitely a pleasant surprise!
My REG studies have continued along reasonably well. I’ve given myself more off-days from studying for REG than previous parts of the exam for two primary reasons:
1) I wanted to reduce my chances of feeling CPA Exam burnout
2) I still want to pass my academic exams and get my degree
I’ve just completed my first round through the tax material covered on the REG exam. I’m at a place where the big rocks seem to be sticking pretty well; however, some of the more nuanced areas of each topic will require more repetition to improve my retention of those parts.
After having passed two parts of the exam already, I have a strong level of confidence going into this exam but I wouldn’t classify it as overconfidence.
In other news, I recently saw the new 300 movie at a movie theater not far from campus. I personally felt that the violence and gore overshadowed a less than stellar plot. Regardless, I enjoyed the ability to spend one of my nights not working through REG material.
I also recently attended a performance by one of the non-competitive dance teams here on campus. I’m perpetually amazed at how much more talent these performers possess relative to the talent I displayed during past high school performances.
My CPA Exam journey is half-way complete; however, I plan to retain the drive and hunger to pass that I’ve shown throughout the entire process to this point. I encourage those of you still on this journey to reach deep down inside yourselves and find the will to finish strong!