� Do not agonize over any one question. Stay within your time budget. � Never leave an MCQ unanswered. Your score is based on the number of correct responses. You will not be penalized for answering incorrectly. If you are unsure about a question, Budget your time so you can finish before time expires. Answer questions in consecutive order. 1. Make an educated guess. 2. Flag it for review by clicking the flag icon next to the question number in the question navigation toolbar at the top of the screen (as shown in the MCQ exhibit on page 22). 3. Return to it before you submit the testlet as time allows. Remember, once you have selected the Submit Testlet option, you will no longer be able to review or change any answers in the completed testlet. 24 GLEIM CPA REVIEW
Click on the best answer. Do not click the Submit Testlet button until you have consulted the status in the question navigation near the top of the screen. Read the question carefully to discover exactly what is being asked. Read the answer choices, paying attention to small details. 1. Reject extraneous information 2. Concentrate on relevant facts 3. Proceed directly to determining the best answer � Ignore the answer choices so they do not affect your precise reading of the question. � Focusing on what is required allows you to � Even if an answer choice appears to be correct, do not skip the remaining answer choices. Each choice requires consideration because you are looking for the best answer provided. � Only one answer option is the best. In the MCQs, four answer choices are presented, and you know one of them is correct. The remaining choices are distractors and are meant to appear correct at first glance. Eliminate them as quickly as you can. � Treat each answer choice like a true/false question as you analyze it. � In computational MCQs, the distractor answers are carefully calculated to be the result of common mistakes. Be careful and double-check your computations if time permits. � You have a 25% chance of answering correctly by guessing blindly, but you can improve your odds with an educated guess. � For many MCQs, you can eliminate two answer choices with minimal effort and increase your educated guess to a 50/50 proposition. � Return to flagged questions to finalize your answer choices if you have time. � Verify that you have answered every question. � Stay on schedule because time management is critical to exam success. � Careful! The requirement may be an exception that features a negative word. � Figure out the correct answer before looking at the answer choices. 1. Rule out answers that you think are incorrect. 2. Speculate what the AICPA is looking for and/or why the question is being asked. 3. Select the best answer or guess between equally appealing answers. Your first guess is usually the most intuitive.
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- Fall '15
- Carmen Medina
- Certified Public Accountant, Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination