Anyone notice the curve for BEC wasn't in favor of the candidate this window?

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    Did anyone else notice that the Curve for BEC seemed to be not in favor of the Candidate for this testing Window? Based on the difficulty of the questions that I received, and how confidently I answered them, I was sure to get at least an 85-90. However I only received a 79. Previously, I passed BEC with an 82 with easier questions, and a much lower test taker’s confidence level.

    I am thankful to have passed this time, and acknowledge that a 75 is just as good as a 95.

    Anyone else have thoughts on the BEC Curve this Quarter?

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    Noct
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    Actually, I was not confident in my performance at all but passed (barely). I thought the curve must have worked in my favor. However, this was my first shot at BEC, so I don't really have a basis of comparison like you do.

    FAR - 79 - 07/2012
    AUD - 65, 78 - 11/2012
    BEC - 76 - 11/2012
    REG - 78 - 01/2013
    ETH - 98 - 01/2013

    Material: Wiley books

    #389306 Reply
    subie_rex
    Participant

    Why do I keep reading from AICPA publications that the CPA exam is not curved? Are they just lying to me? Is the AICPA the KGB or something? haha

    BEC-86 (07/07/12)
    FAR-87(08/25/12)
    AUD-93(10/08/12)
    REG-87(11/17/12)

    #389307 Reply
    msd87
    Member

    yea dapper dan man i noticed the same thing. i took bec july 2011 without studying and thought i laid a boiled egg. ended up with a 69., surprisingly. i rode back in for round 2 in october after a weekend cram session, i thought i beasted up on it like nobodies bidness. was expecting something in the 80's, ended up with a 75. i'll take it. but also noticed the same thing as you.

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    Noct
    Participant

    @subie_rex

    The exam is not “curved” as they do not have a fixed pass rate. However, the weighting of each question is adjusted based on the percentage of candidates that get them right/wrong. This is effectively a loose curve.

    FAR - 79 - 07/2012
    AUD - 65, 78 - 11/2012
    BEC - 76 - 11/2012
    REG - 78 - 01/2013
    ETH - 98 - 01/2013

    Material: Wiley books

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    Anonymous
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    Seems like FAR went that way this quarter too. I got my score 12/7 and got a 74, along with a bunch of other people.

    #389310 Reply

    I completely agree… I thought my test was fairly straightforward and not too challenging (especially in comparison to other sections) and I received a 71… My 4th and final section and I am 4 points shy of passing the CPA Exam… 🙁 Hopefully my rematch in February is successful.

    REG - 72 (Oct 2011), 74 (May 2012), 80 (July 2012)
    FAR - 77 (Feb 2012)
    AUD - 70 (Aug 2012), 89! (Oct 2012)
    BEC - 71 (Dec 2012), 75!(Feb 2013)

    #389311 Reply
    subie_rex
    Participant

    @Noct

    Ah I see…interesting. I guess this is what the score result speaks too when it states you either were “weaker”, “comparable”, or “stronger.”

    Thank you sir, that definitely clears that up a bit. No wonder this test is such a b***..even the grading scale is complicated.

    BEC-86 (07/07/12)
    FAR-87(08/25/12)
    AUD-93(10/08/12)
    REG-87(11/17/12)

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