Gleim Users – Question about FAR testbank

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    Hi Guys,

    For those of you who use Gleim CPA Review, I would like to get some feedback on the FAR questions difficulty and how close they are to the actual exam questions.

    When I used it for REG, I note a lot of the questions were extremely difficult and some users stated its because the test bank included questions which are on the Enrolled Agents exam.

    I would like to know if the FAR questions are closely reflective of the actual exam as I know they can be really difficult.


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    Yes FAR of Gleim is more difficult than actual.SIMs are again more difficult.
    Did you use Gleim for BEC too ?

    AUD - 79
    BEC - 80
    FAR - 87
    REG - 81
    Satya Kantiwal

    FAR ( 68,59,60,60,74, 87)


    Yes and no. The REALLY LONG multiple choice questions are more similar to SIMS.

    Gleim will take a really long scenario and then spend four questions asking you a different MCQ on the same scenario. Those WILL NOT be MCQs on the exam.

    The exam questions are more like the normal looking questions in terms of length/difficulty.

    What you have to understand about Gleim is that the really hard MCQs are not meant to prepare you for MCQs on the actual exam. Instead, they help you with parts of the SIMS.

    I used Gleim. It works. But it's not perfect.

    FAR 81

    AUD 83

    BEC 93

    REG 84



    The Gleim MCQ helped me to speed up a lot on the actual FAR exam MCQ. I didn't use Gleim for the other parts.

    AUD - 82
    BEC - 78
    FAR - 84
    REG - 76
    AUD (Rogers + Ninja MCQ)

    BEC (Rogers)

    FAR (Rogers + Ninja MCQ + Gleim test bank)

    REG (Rogers)


    @satyakatiwal, I used Gleim for AUD & REG.
    I used a bootleg Becker with Ninja for BEC.


    agree with @alloverit. The questions with long stems they use as the basis for multiple MCQ questions. I only did a handful of SIMs in preparing for my test. The Gleim MCQ do a good job of presenting the material and the study mode with instant feedback and answer details is a really efficient way to learn and practice the material.


    I used Gleim and my impression after taking FAR was that Gleim's MCQs tilted medium to extreme, whereas the actual exam tilted easy to hard. So, yes, Gleim was pushing the envelope. On the other hand, that made the actual exam easier to deal with.

    I had the Wiley test bank as a backup resource, and it's MCQs seemed to better match the actual exams in terms of length and difficulty.

    Each of my actual exam scores was about 10 points higher than what I got on the Gleim final assessment.

    AUD - 85
    BEC - 98
    FAR - 93
    REG - 87
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