Tips for Taking the BEC Exam

10 Apr 2017


Aida is a NINJA CPA blogger.

First of all, I want to thank NINJA CPA Review. I had the BEC exam on March the 10th (Friday). I took a day off on Thursday to study all day with NINJA.

That helped me so much, especially for the simulation tasks. Great materials, very structured information and useful tips.

I do not know the results yet, but my first impression of BEC is that it was easier than I expected. I found helpful when people share their tips to success in CPA Exam. Below are my tips for taking BEC:

  1. Consider taking test on Monday – that way you will have more time for the preparation and will go to the exam with fresh information in your head
  2. Take as many sample tests as you can – if you are confident about certain topics – do not skip practicing multiple choice. This is because the more you practice the more time you will be able to save during exam
  3. I left around 1 hour for the written communication task. It was enough; I even had time to briefly review my essays. For those that do not know – one of the three written communication tasks is a pretest – that means it does not go against your score
  4. Try to not be distracted at the testing center – stay focused, try to remember the formulas while you are waiting for registration
  5. I spent on average of 2 minutes per question, however, there were questions where I was not able to come with any answers given – that is why I left them came back at the end of the testlet.

Those are the little tips from me. When I will write my next blog – I will already know my score. So looking forward to that.

Thank you,


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