I thought BEC was supposed to be the easy one!!!

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    Rob
    Participant

    I took BEC yesterday and left with this feeling of, “what was that?”. I felt prepared before hand but the test had a lot of things on it I’d never seen before. I will follow up with my score after, but pretty sure I failed.

    AUD - 80
    BEC - 98
    FAR - 96
    REG - 94
    I believe luck is a concept invented by the weak to explain their failures.
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    aaronmo
    Participant

    That's how BEC usually is from what I've heard…and everyone had to deal with it. It's a weighted test. Calm down…every person who took the test feels this way.

    AUD - 96
    BEC - 84
    FAR - 89
    REG - 86
    Aaron and always remember, YMMV

    I profit from your CPE frustration. You're welcome.

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    WarEagle
    Participant

    I remember the same thing when I took BEC. There were questions on there asking about terms I've never heard of before. Hopefully those were just pretest questions though and won't affect your score. Try your best to not worry about it till scores come out.

    AUD - 86 6/8/18
    BEC - 86 12/6/17
    FAR - 89 10/6/17
    REG - 85 3/9/18

    Cool
    Calm
    Kill it

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    aaronmo
    Participant

    I had some curve balls on BEC that were…HUH? BEC is a catch all random bucket of “stuff”, but the good news is that if you were surprised by it, so was everyone else.

    AUD - 96
    BEC - 84
    FAR - 89
    REG - 86
    Aaron and always remember, YMMV

    I profit from your CPE frustration. You're welcome.

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    z91
    Participant

    I just posted about this too! Also just took BEC, and your post is exactly how I feel. I was fully prepared for economics, cost accounting, finance, and almost everything on the exam I felt was out of left field and no amount of studying would have fully prepared me.

    AUD - 87, September 2020
    BEC - 83, December 2019
    FAR - 86, May 2020
    REG - 85, May 2019
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    ivan.dorador
    Participant

    I think its due to the fact so many people passed in Q3. I took the exam yesterday and compared to the other two times I took it I felt like no major topics were covered. Either super specific or very vague style questions. The sims and WC I thought were a little better but multiple choice def gave me problems

    AUD - 64

    BEC - 73, 73, 80

    FAR - N/A

    REG - N/A

    #2838453 Reply
    z91
    Participant

    Exactly how I felt. I spent way too much time on MCQ because I had no idea what was going on. No major topics were covered in any detail. Very vague questions.

    AUD - 87, September 2020
    BEC - 83, December 2019
    FAR - 86, May 2020
    REG - 85, May 2019
    #2839014 Reply
    thunderlips
    Participant

    Who said it was supposed to be easy? All of these exams are difficult in their own way, BEC is no different

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    Rob
    Participant

    I'm glad I wasn't the only one to feel this way. Whatever happens, I'm happy to be taking a nice break from studying for the holidays. Good luck to all and hopefully some of us get good news on the 19th!

    AUD - 80
    BEC - 98
    FAR - 96
    REG - 94
    I believe luck is a concept invented by the weak to explain their failures.
    #2839548 Reply
    aaronmo
    Participant

    @Rob

    $5 says you passed.

    AUD - 96
    BEC - 84
    FAR - 89
    REG - 86
    Aaron and always remember, YMMV

    I profit from your CPE frustration. You're welcome.

    #2851608 Reply
    Rob
    Participant

    @Aaronmo I owe you $5. Somehow I got a 98. I got an 80 on audit and I felt way worse leaving BEC and AUD. The practice questions must've been all of the ones I was guessing on.

    AUD - 80
    BEC - 98
    FAR - 96
    REG - 94
    I believe luck is a concept invented by the weak to explain their failures.
    #2851671 Reply
    thunderlips
    Participant

    Congras on the 98. Not sure how common it is to score that high when someone believes they outright failed it

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    aaronmo
    Participant

    I'll send you the PO Box 😉

    Congrats.

    AUD - 96
    BEC - 84
    FAR - 89
    REG - 86
    Aaron and always remember, YMMV

    I profit from your CPE frustration. You're welcome.

    #2851758 Reply
    Recked
    Participant

    Congrats on the 98, well done.
    That's the thing with this CPA exam, you just never know…
    Good luck on your last exam. That 98 should put some wind in your sails, but by no means should you get over confident.
    FAR is a monster! Good luck!!!!

    Memento Mori - Kingston NY CPA & EA (SUNY Albany 2002)

    FAR-93 11/9/17 (10wks, 250 hrs, Roger 1800+ MCQs, Gleim TB 600+MCQs, SIMs)
    AUD-88 12/7/17 (3 wks, 85 hrs, Roger 1000 MCQs no SIMs hail mary)
    REG-96 1/18/18 (6 wks, 110 hrs, 1400 MCQs, no SIMs)
    BEC-91 2/16/18 (4wks, 90 hrs, 1240 MCQs)

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