Which is the best supplement to Roger CPA review: Ninja MCQ or Gleim test bank?

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    I am a soon-to-be college grad with an accounting degree looking to jump into studying for the CPA exam this summer.

    Made up my mind to go with Roger CPA Review as my main review course since his videos are super helpful for me to comprehend the material. I wouldn’t have passed advanced accounting on my second try if it wasn’t for a couple of videos on Roger’s YouTube explaining equity method and consolidations, which was a focus of the entire class. I was sold.

    But I am aware that his MCQs aren’t the best and I’m looking for something to supplement that. I hear good things about both Ninja and Gleim with respect to their MCQs, but I can’t decide which one I want.

    Can anyone with experience with one or both of these test banks give any thoughts on them and how well they prepare you with the new Q2 CPA exams (sims, tbs, etc.)


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    Ninja has better mcq's, but Gleim has the best sims of any review course. Gleim's mcq's are more difficult than the actual exam and that could be a good or bad thing depending on how you approach it. I only used Gleim for REG, but I noticed they asked a bunch of questions looking for specific phaseout amounts that you didn't need to have memorized. As long as you don't get too caught up on those kind of questions and focus on the big picture, their mcq's are pretty good and have thorough explanations on why each answer choice is correct or incorrect.

    I prefer Ninja's mcq's because they're more similar to what you will see on the exam. The answer explanations are a little easier to understand because they're explained in more layman's terms and don't feel like they're straight from a textbook. Another great feature is all the resources you can click on in the answer explanations to get a more detailed summary of the topic being asked about.

    The one drawback with Gleim is the test bank is pricey, $250 for each section vs. $47 for Ninja. They are both great in their own way, but if money isn't an issue I'd choose Gleim just because of their sims.

    "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."

    Roger & Ninja

    FAR: 75
    AUD: 73, 81
    BEC: 71, 73, 82
    REG: 68, 82

    FAR: 75 Roger & Ninja (notes/flashcards/audio/MCQ)
    AUD: 73, 81
    BEC: 71, retake 8/29

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    BEC – Despite Publisher/CMA questions Gleim. For some reason, Ninja is tough as nails for BEC
    REG – Ninja because Gleim has ridiculous Enrolled Agent/Publisher questions factored in
    FAR – Gleim, because it has more calculations but Ninja is also good, especially for concepts.
    AUD – IDK, I only used Gleim. They have CIA and publisher questions factored in, but I've seen people pass in short time periods with Ninja only.
    Sims – Gleim easy

    Overall – Expect 500+ more questions per section with Gleim, so Ninja is probably more efficient, especially if we are talking supplements. Gleim is more of a standalone.

    CPA (2017)

    REG:  75

    BEC:  76

    FAR:  77

    AUD: 78


    CMA (2019)

    P1: 380

    P2: 360

    AUD - 1st - 60 (12/12), 61 (2/13), 61 (8/13), 78! (11/15)
    REG - 55 (2/16) 69 (5/16) Retake(8/16)
    BEC - 71(5/16) Retake (9/16)
    FAR - (8/16)

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    Ninja, look at sig. Good luck.


    AUD - 83
    BEC - 80
    FAR - 83
    REG - 78
    BEC - 80 (Roger + NINJA MCQ + WTB)

    FAR - 72; 83 (Roger + NINJA MCQ)

    AUD - 83 (Roger + NINJA MCQ + WTB)

    REG - 52; 78 (Roger + NINJA MCQ)

    Ethics - 68, 96 (how I dislike you)
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    BEC 80 (10/23/15)
    FAR 72 (4/2/15); 83 (7/11/16)
    REG 52 (4/28/15)
    AUD (9/9/16)

    Roger + NINJA MCQ + WTB

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