Written by Guest Blogger Anne R.
I took the audit exam this past Friday, and I feel good about it…I think! It is always so hard to tell how you did. For most tests, I usually know how I did, but every time I’ve taken a CPA exam, I can never tell. This is actually the best I’ve felt about a test so far. I think I feel so good about it because I studied so hard, especially reviewing the last week. The day before the test, I’m usually wishing I had a whole extra week to study, but this time I felt ready. I was so tired of studying because I felt like I knew pretty much everything. My husband asked me to come to a movie the night before the test with him and his brother (only after I told him I felt like I knew it all), but I just couldn’t justify going to a movie the night before my test. I stayed home and got a few more hours of studying in, and I’m so glad I did! It really paid off. I flipped though my book and came across a couple small topics that I didn’t remember well, and I had several questions on my test on those topics I studied the night before! I was so glad I put in those few extra hours. I also had practiced so many questions that some of the questions on the test were very similar to ones I had come across while studying.
Now I just have to wait to find out if I passed! I actually looked it up, and if I am counted in the first testing window (which I think I should be), I could find out my score in as little as two and a half weeks. That would be amazing! I think they really are working on the scoring process, it would be so nice to find out my score before studying for the next exam.
I’m going to take about a week and a half off, go to the beach with my family, then come back and start studying for FAR. Hopefully FAR will be my last part! (I passed REG in July 2011 and BEC in January 2012.) I think FAR is the hardest part, but I’m hoping that I’ll have more studying motivation knowing that it could be my last part. I’ll update again when I find out if I passed!