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TASK-BASED SIMULATIONS In order to test the real-life problem-solving skills of a CPA, the exam contains simulations that require you to synthesize information and/or evaluate data. TBSs are questions with the necessary information presented either within the question or through realistic exhibits. Question responses may be in the form of entering amounts or formulas into a spreadsheet, choosing the correct answer from a list of answers in a pop-up box or drop-down list, completing accounting or tax forms, or reviewing and completing or correcting a draft of a document. In the AUD, FAR, and REG sections, you will also have to complete a Research task, which requires you to research the relevant authoritative literature and cite the appropriate guidance as indicated. You will not have to complete a Research task in BEC. Each section of the CPA Exam contains testlets of Task-Based Simulations (TBSs). The number of TBS testlets as well as the number of TBSs within each testlet are the same for each exam section except BEC. REG 8 TOTAL TBSs Testlet 3: 2 TBSs Testlet 4: 3 TBSs Testlet 5: 3 TBSs AUD 8 TOTAL TBSs Testlet 3: 2 TBSs Testlet 4: 3 TBSs Testlet 5: 3 TBSs FAR 8 TOTAL TBSs Testlet 3: 2 TBSs Testlet 4: 3 TBSs Testlet 5: 3 TBSs BEC 4 TOTAL TBSs Testlet 3: 2 TBSs Testlet 4: 2 TBSs 28 GLEIM CPA REVIEW
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TASK-BASED SIMULATION ANSWERING TECHNIQUES Do not be intimidated by TBS questions. Practice answering the different question types and maximize your TBS testlet scores by adopting these procedures: Allocate small segments of the total testing time to each specific task to stay on track. We recommend you budget 18 minutes for each TBS. Monitor your progress to ensure that you will have enough time to complete all the tasks. Use our time allocation table on page 36 to determine the start and finish time for each TBS testlet. Spend no more than 3 minutes previewing the TBSs you received by clicking through the navigation arrows at the bottom of the screen. You will be familiar with the layout of the TBSs and prepared to jump right in if you have been taking Gleim TBSs under exam conditions. Read all exhibits (e.g., financial statements, memos, etc.) associated with the task you are working on before you attempt to answer the simulation. The AICPA has been placing more emphasis on including pertinent information in the exhibits to assess candidates’ ability to analyze documents. Do not skip any of the questions within a task. Always make an educated guess even if you are unsure of the answer. Set a reminder for yourself to go back if you have time and confirm your answers by clicking the flag icon by the task number at the top left of the screen. There is no penalty for incorrect answers, so do not move on without at least entering your best guess.
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  • Carmen Medina
  • Certified Public Accountant, Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination

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