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Hope everyone is doing well throughout this horrible journey of the CPA Exam. I sat for my BEC exam today, was my first time taking it. Overall, I felt prepared going in. Had all my formulas memorized, studied for about 2 months, felt really good about economics, cost accounting, and finance. Left a few stones unturned on IT, but did not feel overly discouraged since IT was mainly definitions and conceptual, and I still got through a fair chunk of it a few days before. Was doing well on all my quizzes while reviewing. I didn’t feel 100%, but I did not think I would leave the exam feeling like I bombed.
And wow. I was surprised by the exam to say the least. I felt I did okay on the first testlet, but by the second testlet I felt doomed. In the blur of it all I think it may have gotten harder, but I was so in the moment I couldn’t tell if it was that or if I didn’t know the material.
SIMS I felt okay on, however I spent so much time trying to get through the weird MCQs I was running out of time and one sim I just had to fly through and did not have time to calc it, and chose answers (it was a pre-select one).
Grand finale, I only had 15 minutes left for the WC, and was able to write and set up some sentences on two (I don’t even remember what I wrote, I know I wrote buzz words or tried to give it structure, but in the blur of it all I was in full panic mode), and unfortunately left one blank due to time. In other words WC was a bust.
Anyway, sorry to ramble. Not sure why I am even posting, other than I hope others may have felt this way about BEC and somehow passed. Just feeling so discouraged right now and honestly stupid. I don’t know if studying more would have helped with the left field questions. I will find out next week, taking the week off, and will gear up to retry in January. Sometimes these exams get so frustrating, as they feel more like a barrier to entry vs. actual applicability to our jobs and careers. Granted, I know that is why they are there in the first place, but just upsetting. I knew the information, I felt good, and I choked. And just a crappy feeling to have. Thanks for listening to my pity party, I appreciate it, and apologize for such a long post.AUD - 87, September 2020
BEC - 83, December 2019
FAR - 86, May 2020
REG - 85, May 2019
REG - November 30, 2015 - 87
BEC - February 5, 2016
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