Video: Finished CPA Exam Early – Bad Sign?

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  • #1823638 Reply
    2bigcpa
    Participant

    I finished BEC with about a hour left. 🙁 Thanks for the video!

    AUD - 81
    BEC - 77
    FAR - 76
    REG - 80
    AUD - 81
    BEC - 70, 77
    FAR - 70, 70, 76
    REG - 70, 80
    (I used WileyCPA and Ninja-FAR only)

    It took almost two years, but I am now finished with my CPA exams.

    #1823651 Reply
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I would say it's a good thing. It usually means you know what you're doing

    #1823665 Reply
    Recked
    Participant

    I paid good money for those 4 hours so I made sure to use it all.

    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)

    #1823713 Reply
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    For what it's worth for those who speed through test:

    FAR – finished one hour early, got a 77
    BEC – finished 1.5 hours early, got a 79
    REG – finished 40 minutes early, awaiting results on 6/28
    AUD – taking it tomorrow morning (6/7). Based on Jeff's comments on people finishing AUD quickly, this will be interesting…

    In hindsight, I do need to slow down a bit, as I've cut it close on my first two scores. Kinda had a mental lapse in REG and got overly frustrated with the SIMs and submitted too early. I regret not going through the final testlet more thoroughly. We'll see if it cost me.

    #1823815 Reply
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    FAR – Finished 2.5 Hours
    AUD – Finished 2.75 Hours

    Get results 6/28.

    #1823837 Reply
    MIsconnie
    Participant

    There hasn't been an exam that I have finished (and I have taken all 4) where I didn't have at least an hour left. If you know your stuff, it is possible to finish early and still do well.

    FAR – 1.5 hours left
    BEC – 1 hour left
    REG – 1.25 hours left
    AUD – 1 hour left

    AUD - 79
    BEC - 92
    FAR - 82
    REG - 90
    Don't get nervous, you suck when you're nervous

     

    #1824026 Reply
    Superdude3000
    Participant

    I always used every single minute at my disposal. would review review review my last teslet making sure I didn't miss little details and on EVERY SINGLE EXAM I caught myself making at least one mistake. Use that time to quadruple check your answers and/or use the AL – you paid for the time, get the best bang for your buck. Could be the difference between a 74 and 75.

    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

    #1824035 Reply
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I have always been a slow exam taker. I did have about 5 mins or less left with Audit, and I believe about 3 with FAR, but for the most part, I'm usually working down to the last second. With BEC I remember having a few minutes left with the written portion (before BEC had Sims), I read over my responses and started writing more on one that I was not too sure about.

    #1824290 Reply
    itooshallpass
    Participant

    I'm decisive and I don't obsess or second-guess myself. I finished FAR with about an hour left and used most of that to re-check my last sims and fixed a couple mistakes. With AUD I walked out with almost 2.5 hours on the clock – different scenario that time, I had basically given up at that point because I didn't know what I was doing. Somehow I managed to pass, I guess I got lucky. But AUD definitely goes fast because there's so little calculation.

    FAR - 85 (12/17)
    AUD - 80 (1/18)
    REG - 83 (6/18)
    BEC - 85 (7/18)

    Ethics - 95

    DONE DONE DONE DONE

    #1824325 Reply
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I took FAR Q4 2017 and finished with about 10 minutes to go. My last SIM was a doozie so I took extra time looking up stuff in the AL. I felt the most pressed for time during FAR. For BEC in Q1 2018 I finished with maybe 5 minutes left, but I got to the written section with an hour to go. I took my time and made sure there were no grammatical errors and all my responses were coherent. I took REG yesterday and finished with an hour to go. My last set of SIMs were things I was much more prepared for than my 2nd set (which had 2 SIMs that kind of came out of left field,) so I really didn't need to go back and scrutinize everything for that final set. I wish I could've gone back to my 2nd set of SIMs and looked those over, but it was obviously too late.

    It's just freaking me out now that I finished so early. I felt more prepared for REG than either FAR or BEC. I absolutely blew through the first set of MCQ's in like 20 minutes, but I think I got a really easy first set. The second set of MCQ's were much harder, but they only took me like 45-50 minutes. Not a lot of my MCQ's had math involved, so maybe that was why it didn't take as long. Also, the first SIM I got was the research question and it was a very specific topic that I found in the AL right away. So barely after an hour I was done all the MCQ's and 1 SIM.

    Sorry for the long post, but I am still processing my experience from yesterday in my head and it was bothering me a little bit that I was done so early compared to the rest of my tests. It's just quite a coincidence that Jeff posted a video about finishing early the same day as I took the only test I finished early.

    #1824338 Reply
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    REG: Finished 1.5 hours early- 98
    BEC: Used ALL the time- 96
    AUD: Finshed 2.5 hours early (what the heck)- June 28th
    FAR: Finshed 45 min early- June 28th

    #1824577 Reply
    Tim
    Participant

    I had over an hour left in FAR and BEC and like 2 hours left for AUD.


    FAR - 97 (10/12/17)
    BEC - 95 (01/15/18)
    AUD - 88 (04/06/18)
    REG - 89 (11/16/18)
    #3315706 Reply
    joe
    Guest

    I sat for Reg on 12-09-2023. I finished with about 30 minutes to spare. The test got progressively harder very quickly. By the time I got to the simulations, I felt I was taking a much harder exam. Hope this is a good sign Any thoughts ?

    #3315709 Reply
    joe
    Guest

    I sat for Reg on 12-09-2023. I finished with about 30 minutes to spare. The test got progressively harder very quickly. By the time I got to the simulations, I felt I was taking a much harder exam. Hope this is a good sign Any thoughts ?

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