Best CPA Test bank recommendations?

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  • #2489466 Reply
    Chloe
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    Hi,

    CPA Test bank recommendations? I’ve failed BEC twice with 74 and 65… I am studying the Roger CPA Review lectures and questions but I remember almost all the questions so I wonder if anybody can recommend me something for test banks only.

    I felt Roger’s questions were pretty far from the actual exam also they are not many. 900ish questions.

    Wiley? NINJA? Gleim?

    Thank you.

    Chloe

    AUD - 81

    BEC - 76

    FAR - 75 (expired), 76

    REG - 77

    #2489778 Reply
    ahugemistake
    Participant

    If you haven't tried Ninja yet, definitely try. I use Wiley and also Ninja. I find Ninja to be very similar to Wiley, and their explanations are really good. If you're planning a retake it would be a good deal for you since you only have to subscribe for one month. Also I wouldn't focus too much on the # of questions but on what you're getting out of it. Are you understanding why the answer is right or wrong? Did you feel on the exam they tested topics that weren't covered in Roger?

    FAR: 78*, 75
    REG: 76*, 85
    BEC: 79*, 76
    AUD: 79*, 93

    All scores expired, let's try this again.

    #2489910 Reply
    Recked
    Participant

    What are you score reports saying and how many MCQs are you doing before exam day?
    Sorry to hear you are struggling with BEC using Roger CPA Review. I'd look into Ninja, Wiley or Gleim test banks.
    I did have access to the Gleim test banks and found the chapter breakdown by topic to be very useful in pinpointing my weak areas.
    They all offer free trials so check out the test bank in each and then make a final decision. If you do the Gleim trial you will see what I mean about the test bank breakdown. 20 chapters and then 2-5+ topics per chapter so you can see how well you perform down to each topic level.

    Full disclosure. I did all of the Roger MCQs for BEC, and then flipped over to the Gleim testbank. I no longer have access to the online records but I think Roger had about 840 questions so I did about 400 in the Gleim TB, mostly focusing on my weaker areas.

    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)

    #2490012 Reply
    Chloe
    Participant

    I solved every question on Roger CPA Review twice. My trending score was over 85%. Per the report, I am stronger on WC and SIMs and I am weaker on MCQs especially something related to the audit…
    Did you find that Roger MCQs for BEC were close to the exam? I found he is not covering a lot of questions on exam (esp calculations) and also there are only 90 questions for COSO.
    Do you find that Gleim testbank was enough to the exam?

    AUD - 81

    BEC - 76

    FAR - 75 (expired), 76

    REG - 77

    #2490069 Reply
    Chloe
    Participant

    Yes, I feel like I've digested the materials pretty well but when I saw the actual exam questions, I was like I did not prepare for them. Roger did not cover these topics. I think I really need to change the testbanks. Also, I thought I understood the concepts and materials well but when it comes to questions, I am lost so I do not know if my study method is good even.
    My GPA is 3.94/4.5 and I thought I knew how to study until now…..

    Do you think study Roger's materials with Ninja MCQs are enough to pass the exam? I think I am even scared to study BEC. I feel like I am a failure. I really have to pass this in a month.

    AUD - 81

    BEC - 76

    FAR - 75 (expired), 76

    REG - 77

    #2490123 Reply
    Recked
    Participant

    I thought Roger's course was a little weaker in REG and BEC. REG I was ok with because I work in tax and did the EA exams so it was all second nature.
    BEC I remember seeing some questions that looked completely new and foreign. I remember everyone going on and on about COSO and IT when I was sitting back in 2017/18 so I really hammered those areas in Gleim. Take a couple days to do the free trials for Ninja Wiley and Gleim to see which one fits your learning style the best. Anyone can post on here about how the testbank worked great for them, but you need it to work for YOU. Free trails cost you nothing but time. Do 20 questions in each, then review those 20 questions, check out the score break downs and score reports. See which will help you identify your weak areas so you can improve faster.

    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)

    #2490438 Reply
    Chloe
    Participant

    @Recked
    Thank you for your comment! I am not sure I can do a free trial for Ninja but I will do it for Gleim.

    Thanks,
    Chloe

    AUD - 81

    BEC - 76

    FAR - 75 (expired), 76

    REG - 77

    #2490441 Reply
    Recked
    Participant

    Maybe Jeff can chime in here. I know Ninja offers some free sample materials, not sure if they offer a couple day trial on the MCQ test bank.

    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)

    #2493201 Reply

    Sure thing – 7 day trial:

    NINJA Free Trial

    #2493210 Reply
    Chloe
    Participant

    Omg thanks @Jeff
    You are awesome 🙂 I greatly appreciate it! Good night!

    Chloe

    AUD - 81

    BEC - 76

    FAR - 75 (expired), 76

    REG - 77

    #2497611 Reply
    MomOnTheMove
    Participant

    I agree with @Recked. To me, Roger's material is definitely weaker in REG and BEC. I suggest you sign up for NINJA as a supplement if you haven't already. I think NINJA is the reason why I did better on the last exam. Funny enough, a couple of the questions on my exam I remember seeing on NINJA. Unfortunately, I wasn't as lucky this time. I was hoping for lots of calculations, COSO and IT and instead the questions were literally all over the place.

    FAR 64, 78

    REG 77

    AUD 73, 80

    BEC 67, 73, 78

    #2499294 Reply
    krstnam
    Participant

    I liked NINJA MCQ and Gliem test bank. I ended up having a slight preference for Gliem – only reason being is I like the software aesthetics of it a little more than NINJA and I could easily move the score reports to excel for extra stats. The big advantage with NINJA is you get everything and having audios seemed to help me – I downloaded them to dropbox and would listen when I was driving. I remember on one of the exams I took, the answer was verbatim to something Jeff went over in the audio – every point counts. Otherwise, I'd say they are both good. I also tried the Wiley test bank, and I wouldn't buy it again.

    I'm going to be the person who says "I finished even though..." not the person who says "I didn't finish because..."

    B - 77, 76

    A - 57, 64, 72, 76!

    R - 78, 72, 78!!! DONE

    F - 54, 73, 71, 64, 69, 76!

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