All that really matters is that you score a 75 on your exam. Adding 2 or 3 points to your score could mean the difference between failing, and spending another 2 months studying, or passing, and feeling a boost of confidence as you go into the next exam.
Below are 5 simple ways to increase your CPA exam scores.
#1 Monday = Gameday
If at all possible take your exam on Monday. This gives you three full days to do your final review and cram as much information as possible.
#2 Cheat Sheets ARE allowedAs soon as you get your
#3 Short Term Memory BoostBring your notes to the exam site and arrive 30 minutes early to review them. This is also a great way to refresh any vital information you want to copy down on your “noteboards” as discussed in tip #2. If it’s not in your mind at the last minute, you may not remember it in the exam room. Another great way to retain information is to do a ton of CPA exam practice questions in the days prior to your exam. Check out Wiley CPAexcel Test bank for extra help on the sections you need a boost on!
#4 Find the Odd Man OutWhen doing the multiple-choice questions, usually three of the answers will all have something in common. The fourth is the odd man out, always pick this one if you come across a question that you are unsure of.
#5 Don’t Jump the GunCompletely read through each of the A,B,C, and D answers before selecting one. Often times you will come across a question where there seem to be multiple correct answers so do not just pick the first one that sounds right and move on. There are questions that actually DO have multiple correct answers, an example of this would be an answer like “D: Both A and B are correct”. Tricky, tricky. One last piece of advice I don’t want to leave out is to be sure and budget your time beforehand for all 3 MCQ sections and the SIMS. Write down how much time you have planned for each part on your
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