Expected Pass Rates Q2 & Q3

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  • #1592645
    Cruzer
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    Found this gem on the web and find it interesting how there seems to be a spike (aka curve) when a new exam is rolled out for 1st quarter but then the pass rated dip big time in the 2nd Q the exam is out. Does this mean everyone is completely fcuked in Q3 and us Q2 folks have a chance?

    https://www.nasba.org/app/uploads/2011/04/Rick-Reisig-Annual-Meeting-2012-Tuesday.pdf

    “There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” -Anonymous

    • AUD - PASSED (Q1 2017)
    • BEC - PASSED (Q3 2016)
    • FAR - PASSED (Q2 2017)
    • REG - PASSED (Q4 2015)

     

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  • #1592649
    Cruzer
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    Edit: 2011 Q3 new exam was rolled out.

    “There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” -Anonymous

     

    #1592724
    SallyCPA
    Participant

    Very interesting…I honestly believe that there will be a curve (especially for REG and FAR) because some of the new sims were significantly more difficult than the old CPA exam. In my opinion, I think they used Q2 as a test run for the new exam to throw out their new “enhanced” sims and see how people did (not well obviously). It seems like they decreased the passing rates in Q1 in anticipation in allowing for the increase in Q2 but thats just my two cents..

    #1592780
    BBHYX
    Participant

    So in the report, Q3 is the new exam quarter right? I don't think Q3 being higher than Q4 in that report means anything special….isn't that how it is every year? Q1 and Q4 tend to be lower than Q2 and Q3? I might be misunderstanding something.

    Becker for all

    AUD - 87 (Q2 2017)
    FAR - 97 (Q3 2017)
    REG - 95 (Q3 2017)
    BEC - 98 (Q3 2017)

    #1592805
    Chris
    Participant

    I'm really counting on some slack being given for the guinea pigs. I took REG for the second time in May and I know I did much better on the MCQ, but unsure about my sims.

    AUD-77

    REG-66,76

    BEC-81

    FAR- 61

    #1592834
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Yea I took REG as well at the end of Q2. I had also taken it during Q1 and only missed passing it by a few points. By the time I re-took the test in Q2, I had completed every single NINJA MCQ, watched all the NINJA PLUS videos, read the NINJA book, and had a good 1-2 weeks to do a final review of my notes and weak areas. I was pretty confident going in, but the SIMs were just nuts…

    I know I did better or comparable on the MCQs than in Q1 for certain…but the SIMs gave me some trouble. Really hoping there is some curve for the Q2 testtakers so I can be done with it and move on. We will find out in two more weeks!

    If I passed all I have left is FAR which I have scheduled by the end of Q3. I will still have 3 more testing windows to pass REG or FAR if I happen to have to re-take, so I'm feeling pretty good about this.

    A Q2 curve would be amazing though, really counting on it!!!

    #1592868
    Cruzer
    Participant

    2017 Q1 pass rate is low because people tried to rush and take under old format. I think the lady on Surgent who said the best quarter to take the hardest exam will be Q2 is going to be right but we will see.

    “There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” -Anonymous

     

    #1592925
    Big Mike
    Participant

    Really weird i took REG in Q2 and FAR in Q3 and thought the sims were significantly better than the MCQ

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 81
    DAY MAN
    #1593141
    HoldMyBeerCPA
    Participant

    I took FAR and BEC in Q2.

    I felt as if FAR really good about FAR, but honestly believe that I only got maybe half the MCQs right and two SIMS correct for BEC. So a “curve” that allowed me to pass BEC would make the Miracle on Ice look like a run-of-the-mill middle-school buzzer beater in basketball. Though I would be very surprised, in fact, disappointed if I failed FAR.

    "FACT": The odds of consecutively passing all four sections of the CPA exam on the first try: 7%.

    Me: Hold my beer...

    FAR (April 2017): 75+

    BEC (May 2017): 75+

    AUD (July 2017): 75+

    REG (September 2017): 75+

    Roger + Ninja Audio/MCQ/Notes (BEC & REG)

    #1593174
    Anthony
    Participant

    Q3 always has a high pass rate even when the new exam rolled out in 2011 on Q3. I doubt it has anything do with the AICPA grading more ‘lenient' of anything, but it mostly due to the fact that fresh grads taking the exam straight out of school and of course, for most people it isn't busy season so they are able to study more.

    Not really expecting much of a change IMO. Same old 40%ish pass rate plus and minus and few percentage.

    https://www.aicpa.org/BecomeACPA/CPAExam/PsychometricsandScoring/PassingRates/DownloadableDocuments/PassRates2011.pdf

    AUD - 82
    BEC - 80
    FAR - 81
    REG - 82
    FAR - 74 first attempt
    #1593183
    Cruzer
    Participant

    I guess we will find out in 17 days when the AICPA crushes and makes peoples dreams come true. Ya 40%ish pass rates across the board seems about right.

    “There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” -Anonymous

     

    #1593186
    Cruzer
    Participant

    BEC people should be ok. I project the pass rate tp be 60%. All the others will be 46-49%.

    “There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” -Anonymous

     

    #1593189
    HoldMyBeerCPA
    Participant

    @Cruzer, I will HiYa! each and every one of your posts into perpetuity if I manage to be a part of that 60%.

    "FACT": The odds of consecutively passing all four sections of the CPA exam on the first try: 7%.

    Me: Hold my beer...

    FAR (April 2017): 75+

    BEC (May 2017): 75+

    AUD (July 2017): 75+

    REG (September 2017): 75+

    Roger + Ninja Audio/MCQ/Notes (BEC & REG)

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