- April 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm
opentuition_teamKeymasterApril 15, 2019 at 12:22 am
Passed with 65.
Was preparing just for one month, instead of recommended four.
Now will concentrate on June FR.April 15, 2019 at 12:24 am
Passed PM on first attempt! Thanks OpenTuition!April 15, 2019 at 1:04 am
Passed with 62. First attempt.April 15, 2019 at 1:11 am
How did you study for the exam? What was your preparation like? And what were the topics you covered in more detail?April 15, 2019 at 4:23 am
Hi everyone – passed with 70% at the first attempt. Really pleased as i was really unsure of my performance after the exam. I hope everyone else has done well?April 15, 2019 at 5:08 am
All praise be to Allah, passed in the first attempt. Scored 66. Prepared in 3.5 months. Initial 1.5 months used the Opentution lectures and notes. Then from Jan 2 started using the Kaplan exam kit. Went through all the Technical articles. And covered all the syllabus. Wouldn’t say I mastered all of it. Rather I perfected that which I could and understood as much I could that which I could not perfect. Yes, the syllabus is vast, and you need have some luck on your side. I hated the theory aspect and dreaded a 20-mark question. Luckily didn’t get that but nonetheless had gone through it.
But there is more to the story than that.
I wrote an exam as competitive as this after close to 15 years. I had initially decided in November 2018 to give 2 exams i.e. PM and TX in March 2019. However, within a week I realized that I wasn’t gonna pull that off. My best bet would have been to take it one at a time(at least for the first exam) since I was going to give such an exam after 15 years.
I started preparing from mid November and in the initial month and a half there were many times I felt stupid. I would question my intelligence. Returning to studies after so many years I was making the silliest of silly mistakes on rudimentary calculations. There was a day I remember I spent close to 4 hours just staring at the workings of an incremental costing question trying my best to fathom how it was it was actually solved.
I am 32 now and a great many years ago I had quit studying chartered accountancy because it was tough. I never gave an exam, just quit in a month of joining. Later I tried pursuing CFA and though I did give an exam I did not give the exam it’s due preparation. I only sat the exam cause I had given a good amount of cash towards the fees and books.
As expected I flunked. I was least bothered. At least I had ‘tried’. An given that I was earning good enough moolah doing Tesco and Asda in England during the recession I couldn’t give a toss.
Later still when I was working full time as an Accountant in Saudi Arabia, a job which was quite comfortable, I decided to do pursue IMA’s CMA. For this one I did study hard. Real hard. But nearly 2 months before the exam I got a case ‘Exam Anxiety blues’ and quit. It didn’t hurt me much as I was going to get married soon and would starting a new phase in my life.
But I started to realize later that you needed to keep improving yourself. I had always taken the easy way out. Life don’t work like that. I am a father now. I started pursuing ACCA not with the intent of gaining a license that would help me rake in the money (wouldn’t mind that though ?). I want this to be a legacy for my children. I want to say to them in the future when I have completed ACCA(Allah willing) that ‘Look, I started it when I was 32 working a full time job under the burden of responsibilities. And I didn’t give up and completed it. If I can then you can too’
I used to come tired from work burnt out yet would find a way to study at least 2 hours every day. This was an exam of self-discovery. I found strength in myself when I thought I had none. I had quit so many times in the past but this time I promised my self that I wouldn’t quit and did not.
Am thankful to Allah that I cleared this one. Hope to clear the other papers too.
Advise to anyone reading this: Give it your best and don’t give up. If I can do it so can you.April 15, 2019 at 5:52 am
I’m very lucky passed with 50 marks.
First attempt 48 marks.
Second attempt 49 marks.
Third and Final attempt 50 marks.April 15, 2019 at 6:33 am
Passed with 50. First attempt. Thank you open tuition !!April 15, 2019 at 7:15 am
I passed the exam the first time. My score is 69, but despite the fact that I have not solved 1 question from section CApril 15, 2019 at 8:09 am
A huge thank you to OpenTuition for all the help. Passed with 61, first attempt. Prepared for PM and TX both in a month (February). Used only Opentuition for the lectures and solved BPP books and question kit. I really am so thankful for the lectures as this wouldn’t have been possible with it.April 15, 2019 at 8:24 am
Passed with 66 but was expecting a higher result, still happy though. First attemptApril 15, 2019 at 10:01 am
Passed on First Attempt.
Studied using OpenTuition notes and lectures.
Practiced using Kaplan Exam kit.
Thank you John !April 15, 2019 at 10:16 am
I failed with 49 at first attempt, and with 44 at second. studied with Becker, and BPP exam practice kit. I think I am good at theory of PM but not sure what I am doing wrong with the calculations during the exam. Section C questions are hard to predict what they are going to ask each exam, hence even though I would study hard, not sure I would not fail again. any suggestions?April 15, 2019 at 10:32 am
My first exam and first attempt.
It was very difficult
Thanks for help!!!April 15, 2019 at 10:37 am
Passed PM with 58 in first attempt. Thank you Mr.John and Opentuition for helping in my preparation with lectures and notes. Im so happy for finding this website.April 15, 2019 at 10:49 am
56% first attempt.
Praise and thanks to God the Father, Jesus Christ His Son and the Holy Spirit.
Used Opentuition Lectures and BPP Exam Kit.
ACCA revision webinars were of immense help too.
Moving on to FR and AA.
Let’s Go!April 15, 2019 at 11:22 am
32% First attempt.
I need to apportion more time for studies and practice.
It has been a good challenge.April 15, 2019 at 11:29 am
Indeed it’s a good challenge. Cut sleep and try harder!April 15, 2019 at 1:28 pm
Failed – 45%. I’m actually happy with my result if you can believe it.
It’s the first exam I’ve done in approx. 8 years & I had just over a month, maybe 6 weeks, to study whilst holding down a full-time, very stressful job with overtime almost every day. The exam also took place in the middle of my month end so I didn’t get a chance to revise anything that week and was working late leading up to it.
I only managed to get through the lectures on Open Tuition but didn’t have time to look at exam papers. In the back of my mind I was always going to repeat and saw this as a way to gently ease myself back into study so to come out with 45% I am very happy and feeling confident for the repeat exam in June.
Thanks John! 🙂April 15, 2019 at 11:42 pm
Hi. So, 56%, first attempt. 3 months of tough preparation – Kaplan study text and exam kit, opentuition resources. Thank you John!April 16, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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Having major problems with Kaplan. The course is all wrong which left me unable to do online practice. Getting alot of excuses and they wont put it right. Now got a retake to do and i feel very unhappyApril 16, 2019 at 10:46 pm
Having problems with Kaplan testa all being wrong. Was unable to practice the online cbe. Failed with 47%. Feel very unhappy after paying all that money 7 weeks to a retake hope that open tuition will help.April 17, 2019 at 5:39 pm
Passed-59%. Used mostly OT lectures and smallApril 17, 2019 at 7:03 pm
Failed at 41.
First attempt at F5, only had 25 days to study. Could have easily passed if practised a little more.
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