Rank the CPA sections from easiest to hardest

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    Anonymous
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    We all know that all of these exams are brutally hard. But some are harder than others. Want to know your thoughts just out of curiosity.

    Mine is (from easiest to hardest):
    AUD < BEC < FAR

    I have not taken REG so I can’t put it on the equation yet…

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    Anonymous
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    AUD < FAR < REG < BEC

    Reason I put BEC was how much/different all the material was. My brain likes “Okay we are doing (this)” but BEC has you answering a database question, a cost accounting question, a question about demand curve, and then a financial management question. My brain hurt studying for that exam.

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    SP
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    BEC/AUD/FAR/REG

    AUD - 78
    BEC - 80
    FAR - 86
    REG - 79
    "Success is my only m@#@% option, failure's not" - Eminem
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    Hopeful994
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    BEC/REG/AUD/FAR

    Also for me it is the same order from most interesting content to least which I think has a huge reflection on peoples performance.

    BEC- 84

    AUD- 67

    FAR- 61

    REG- 76

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    Superdude3000
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    AUD – just made so much sense to me, so logical
    REG – tax was a lot of memorization, ethics was straightforward, biz law sucked though
    BEC – shortest book by far but deceptively tough, topics are very unrelated – I hated IT and cost accounting
    FAR – I got my highest score here but the volume of information was overwhelming and exhausting

    REG - 92 (1/17)

    BEC - 82 (2/17)

    AUD - 89 (5/17)

    FAR - 94 (9/17)

    Rogers Elite + Becker mcqs/sims for all 4 exams

    WA State Ethics Exam - 83, 83, 90 (9/17)

    AICPA Ethics Exam - 95 (9/17)

    1-year of work - complete (11/18)

    Licensed WA State CPA

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    Allsheneededwassome
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    BEC/AUD/REG/FAR

    80(E)75!

    66,69,70,81!

    A 71,66,70,72,83!

    B 75(E),82!

    Ethics 95

    #1633123 Reply
    Anonymous
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    They all suck

    #1633124 Reply
    M123
    Participant

    Easiest to hardest (actual scores may vary):

    AUD BEC REG FAR

    BEC was “surprisingly difficult” however. Very much on par with REG. AUD was a pleasure to study after FAR. It was like being on vacation.

    AUD - 77
    BEC - 81
    FAR - 77
    REG - 81
    REG - 1. Becker only - fail (forgot to study depr - oops); 2. Becker only - Pass
    FAR - 1. Becker only - fail; 2. added Ninja Notes and MCQ - Pass
    AUD - 1. Becker videos; Ninja Notes, Audio, MCQ, Becker Notes - Pass
    BEC - 1. Ninja Notes, Audio, MCQ, Becker Notes - Pass
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    Anonymous
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    Easiest to toughest…

    REG, BEC, AUD, FAR

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    Chandler
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    BEC, FAR, REG, AUD

    Interesting to see these responses.

    AUD - 83
    BEC - 76
    FAR - 75
    REG - 80
    "The temptation to give up is always strongest right when you are about to succeed."
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    jguy621
    Participant

    AUD, REG, BEC

    Haven't taken FAR so no opinion on that one yet. But I do financial accounting everyday so I feel like it will be before REG. But we shall see. Hopefully soon bc I want this to be over!

    AUD - 85
    BEC - 75
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 79
    Some day I will be done with this part!
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    accountingmisfit
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    Easiest to toughest

    BEC AUD FAR REG

    AUD: 81

    FAR: 91

    REG: 74, 85

    BEC: 87

     

    Certified Management Accountant, March 2017

    #1633193 Reply
    Jigalo
    Participant

    Reg/Far/Audit/Bec —–> easiest to hardest for me.

    AUD - 86
    BEC - 86
    FAR - 91
    REG - 88
    September 19th needs to hurry up.
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    Iceman6
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    Easy to hard:

    REG / BEC / AUD / FAR

    AUD - 79
    BEC - 77
    FAR - 78
    REG - 80
    After 4 long years, I'm done.
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    BatmanInTraining
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    Okay Im the weirdo here for sure. Easiest to hardest for me was FAR BEC AUD REG. As someone who loves dealing with complex formulas and problem solving, FAR came very natural to me, and even when I didn't fully know the answer on the exam, I was usually able to figure out at least a best guess mathematically. REG was the absolute worst for me, as Tax is not my strongest point and I find it extremely boring. AUD was my lowest score but studying wasn't that bad. BEC was just kinda there for me, not easy, not hard.

    "The night is always darkest before the dawn"

    AUD- 76

    BEC- 83

    REG- 81

    FAR - 88

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    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Easiest -> Hardest:
    BEC, AUD, REG, FAR

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