Monday, February 22, 2010

BEC Practice Final Exam #1

56 days remaining
Mood - nervous but not manic
Study Time – 3.0 hours (275.0 total - BEC - 68.5 - REG: 118.0 - AUD: 89.5)
Scores:  AUD-94, REG-??

I took the first practice final in the Becker software tonight.  I got 73 out of 90 for 81%.  This is below my margin of comfort, but would have been enough to pass.  The Becker final exams are also trickier than what I should actually see on the exam.  I actually did pretty well on the calculation problems.  Four of my  seventeen misses were RTCDQ problems.  Three more mistakes were missing an item in the description that figured into my calculation (basically another 3 RTCDQ issues).  While I still am not confident in this section the feelings of panic are subsiding.  I only had 2 questions where I really went "how in the hell am I suppose to figure that one out?"  On the timing side of things I am a lot closer than I'd like to be.  I finished with 6 minutes remaining.  I didn't feel like the practice test was very calculation intensive though.  Sadly, it really is going to come down to the luck of the draw on exam day.

On a side note, the AICPA still has not released the REG scores to the states.  This means I'm probably looking at a Thursday (if lucky) or Friday release.  This opens the debate of should I even consider looking at the score Friday morning before my test (if it is even available then)?  I'm still figuring on my test being bumped into Wave 2 just because that is how my luck rolls.  That doesn't stop me from being a bit obsessive over the score though.


  1. Lisa (CPAinAtlanta2010 from Another71)February 22, 2010 at 10:21 PM

    RTCDQ? What does that mean?

    I am using Gleim and Wiley to prepare for my BEC Exam on March 4th.

    PS- congrats on the score, I think that is awesome!


  2. It is an old saying my accounting professor use to have on a little wooden name plate. He would bring it to class for our tests.

    Read The Cock-a-Doddy Question.

    It is highly applicable to everything in the CPA exam as many of the questions have a piece of information that makes or breaks the question that is easy to overlook.