Just got my Regulation score and failed for the second time (70 first try and 74 this time). I’ve already passed AUD and BEC, but this section feels 10x harder. Any suggestions? Currently using Becker study materials.

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Don't give up! Sometimes when you are on the cutline of right above and below the 75, you are at the mercy of the test bank of questions you get. You just need to keep trying and put in the work. With a score that close to 75, your process likely is fine. Good luck future CPA!

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74 means you can pass. Focus on concepts rather than memorization. When you do mcq you want to be able to explain why an answer is right and why the others are wrong. For things you continuously get wrong, try thinking of ways to explain the rule/concept in a simple example by saying “what is this trying to prevent/ensure”

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^second this! I’ve failed a couple before since I didn’t really put the time in to study and grind out quality MCQs. Make sure you hit as much mcqs as you can (test will change and can cover many areas) and understand why you were right/wrong.

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Do it again. Take a bunch of practice tests/questions - more than in the past. Review everything again and focus extra time on the areas you didn’t do well in the past. Keep in mind, you’re getting better / learning each time. You might not feel it but the incremental time you spend the next time you take it builds on your prior knowledge - you’ll pass!

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I felt like when I took that test, 50% of was basis cals and then there was a lot of home sale gain exclusion questions. Make sure you know how to do those

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Agree! You need to know Inside/Outside basis literally pun intended… inside and out 🤣. I hammered those! Also purchased a third party test bank as I became too familiar with the Becker questions. FWIW, I also failed REG 2x

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Just keep going. I passed three on the first try then got caught on AUD. 74, 71, then 83. You got this!

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Don't give up! Buy the Ninja cards and do a lot of practice! They helped me to pass that bloody test!

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Try ninja for mcqs.

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I found out this morning that I passed REG on my third try. Went from 60–>66–>77. After I failed the last time, I purchased Ninja and hammered MCQs. I also used to Becker final review and did all the practice exams...I do feel like Ninja helped me push through

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Was just coming here to say to try ninja! OP, you're super close you just need something to at least nudge you a bit higher (or a lot higher). You can do it! 🥳🥳🥳

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Don’t be afraid to switch materials I switched to another 74s cpa ninja bc I failed 2x on Becker and immediately passed easily. Sometimes it just doesn’t click in the same format!

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Also very similar 70-74 failing range. So frustrating but I promise you’ll get it just keep fighting!

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You're going in the right direction, just keep at it. You're truly half of the way there. I'm sure you can get this passed and then get the fourth one down.

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Take it again. On the sims use the provided materials to read the tax code regarding the issue. Use that to guide and double check your answer. I wouldn’t have passed without it.

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"Never give up never surrender" - Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

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Reg gave me the hardest time, for sure. The advice I got (and implemented) was to start from scratch and re-study as if I had never seen the material before. Between starting over, and using Becker’s final review book to summarize the concepts I struggled with on my first go, I was able to jump my score from a 70 to an 83. You’ve got this!

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I used the app that came with my study material. Any free time I had I was on the app taking practice question after practice question. I did this with all the exams and passed them all. You can do it! Don’t give up!

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I took REG 3x with Becker and had materials memorized yet still couldn’t pass. For the 4th time I bought Gleim‘s study materials on Amazon for like $30 to get a new set of questions. Finally did the trick!

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Don’t give up! You got this, I failed REG twice before I passed and got a 70 and 73 the first two times.. not alone my friend!

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Does Becker fit with your study style? I started with Becker and ended up having to switch to something different that focused more on detailed written materials because reading and taking notes is how I learn best. I also got a lot more MC questions than I thought I needed. It still wasn't easy, but I was finally able to pass REG.

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OP, totally get it. I am pretty bad at studying anyway, and even just adding work and home life to the mix was enough to potentially push out any study time. Hang in there and keep trying different things to get through the material, you'll get there!

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Another person who failed Reg checking in. I got a 73. I was not pleased. I got a test bank (Wiley) of MCQs and studied super hard. Ended up with an 87 the second time around because I studied so intensely for 8 weeks. I covered all the Becker lessons beginning to end again and the final review. Just keep studying and re-working questions you do not understand. You will get there.

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Also had Becker. Failed reg and audit. Got ninja and passed both within the same window. Ninja is amazing

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