t-6 days to AUD and counting…

by Megan Taylor on June 26, 2016

Over the course of the last two months, I have been studying my butt off for the AUD section of the exam, minus a short 12-day break to go to Ireland/England. (Which was awesome. But that’s not the point of this blog.) Since my Exam is scheduled for 9 am, Friday, July 1, I am smack in the middle of my two weeks of cram review time before I sit for the exam.

Throughout the course of my studying with Becker, I have been scoring consistently in the 55-65% range on my multiple-choice questions and practice simulations. Yesterday, to see how I might fare on the actual exam, I took one of two practice exams that Becker provides during the “Final Review Before Exam” stage of preparation.

My scores were as follows:

Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) — 60% of the Exam
Testlet #1: 63% (19/30)
Testlet #2: 76% (23/30)
Testlet #3: 63% (19/30)
Average: 67.3%

Simulations — 40% of the Exam
Testlet #4
Sim 1: 70% (7/10)
Sim 2: 80% (4/5)
Sim 3: 87% (7/8)
Sim 4: 60% (6/10)
Sim 5: 75% (12/16)
Sim 6: 80% (4/5)
Sim 7: 100% (3/3)
Average: 78.9%

Total score: 72.0% [(67.3% x 60%) + (78.9% x 40%)]

I remember when I was studying for FAR that I scored lower than I was comfortable with on my practice exams (in the 60s), but I ended up passing FAR with an 81. I was curious to know if that pattern held true with others who had passed the exams, and figuring I couldn’t be the only one who wondered, I took to Google and found the following:

An entire forum of people reporting their Becker scores vs. their actual scores.

A very cool spreadsheet from someone on a sub-Reddit who compiled all the data from the first link and did some statistical analysis.

It turns out that, on average, you get a bump of 12-13 points from your Becker score to your actual score.

If that pattern holds true for me, then I should score a 84-85 on AUD when I take it on Friday. \o/\o/\o/

However, since the 12-13 point bump is just an average, and by no means guaranteed, I’m certainly not going to stop studying. I am absolutely going to spend as much time as I can cramming every last bit of auditing knowledge into my brain between now and Thursday night.

But it’s kind of nice to know that I’m probably in a pretty good place.

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