BEC – question repeat

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    Gerg, CPA
    Participant

    I took BEC yesterday, and I swear i had this one question in Testlet 1 and then saw it again in Testlet 3. The same exact question.

    what is up with that? has anyone ever experienced that? Hope it’s a good sign – i think i got it right both times

    FAR - 1/26/2012 - PASSED (78, but Lost credit), re-do 11/27/2013 - PASSED (87)!
    AUD - EPIC FAIL, 71, 69; 68; 5/25/2013 - PASSED (85)!
    REG - 10/1/2012 - 72; 7/1/2013 - 73 UGH, 10/1/2013 - PASSED (85)!
    BEC - 2/28/2013 - PASSED (82)!
    Licensed CPA!

    Used Becker self-study materials (just this for FAR original & REG #1), WileyTestBank, NINJA notes/audio, and Roger cram course for AUD #5, REG #3 & FAR reboot. CPA!

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    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Yep that happened to me when i took it last week. I'm not sure if its a good sign or not.

    #401951 Reply
    Grunt117
    Member

    That happened to me on REG and BEC. Slightly different wording but basically the exact same question. I wonder if one of them was a pre-test question? On REG I knew the answer both times, but on BEC I had no clue. So it really irritated me.

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    PaulJamal
    Member

    Just happened to me on Aud. I felt like a I had a few questions that were the exact same a few more that were worded similar.

    #401953 Reply
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I've seen this happen on all four exams. Sometimes I passed and sometimes I failed, so I don't think it has an impact, unless you give one answer on testlet #1 and another answer and testlet #3.

    #401954 Reply

    Happened to me in BEC last testing window, got a 73. I've seen others experience this and pass, so take it with a grain of salt…

    B - Passed
    A - Passed
    R - Passed
    F - Passed

    #401955 Reply
    MintsRGood
    Participant

    That happened to me on REG and audit! Luckily it was a question I knew cold both times, but it did spook me out a bit!

    Good Luck Everyone!!!!! 🙂

    REG: 75 DONE 🙂
    AUD: 61, 71, 68, 92 DONE 🙂
    BEC: 76 DONE 🙂
    FAR: 72, 74, 79 DONE 🙂
    Licensed Michigan CPA 🙂
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    #401956 Reply

    happened to me in February and I guessed both times.. which ticked me off and I failed the exam… so I am guessing based on what I've read that this can happen on any of the tests… really sucks~

    BEC - 2/13/13 (59) retake 5/15/13
    AUD -
    REG -
    FAR -

    #401957 Reply
    HopeCounter
    Participant

    Same thing happened to me in AUD last May.

    AUD - 84 - 5/31/12 (lost credit), re-take 5/28/14
    REG - 83 - 12/7/12
    BEC - 80 - 2/27/13
    FAR - 69 - 11/30/13, 80 - 2/28/14

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    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Adaptive exams (including the CPA exam, which is semi-adaptive), sometimes repeat questions as a confirming technique. You get a certain amount of credit for correctly answering a question; if you later answer that same question incorrectly, the evaluation algorithm tosses out the credit (or perhaps just part of it) that you got earlier.

    Adaptive exams have way more going on in the background than test takers realize. The CPA exam questions themselves are written by accounting experts, but the evaluation methodologies that score your exam are designed by people with Ph.D's in weird fields that have nothing to do with accounting.

    Usually the order of the answers changes in the two versions. In any case, it's not big deal and doesn't have any mysterious impact on results–it's just a visible reminder that the exam is actually thinking while you're working.

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    henryv
    Member

    Wow, I think the rumors that when you're getting a lot of the same question twice/thrice means that you either get it wrong the first time or the test is just BSing you.

    I encountered 4 same question in FAR. Different in wordings, but same question/concept. I think I got it wrong on the first time but I got it correct for the 2nd/3rd/4th time.

    @Cheese That's a nice info.

    FAR - 92 02/2013
    AUD - 90 05/2013
    REG - 85 10/2013
    BEC - 80 12/2013

    I'M DONE. THANK YOU LORD!

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