- September 5, 2020 at 1:41 pm #583569vanlishoutpParticipant
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Thank you for sharing!
How did you review the exposure drafts? the last year or 6 months? how do you suggest to approach it?
Congratulations :-).January 4, 2021 at 12:00 pm #601418shariyaMember
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Can You please email me?January 24, 2021 at 7:18 am #607719AgataParticipant
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hello, I read your post and I find it extremely motivating. thank you for sharing.
I feel uplifted that there are people like me, with long periods of brake btw fundamentals and proffessional . I failed my SBR but retaking in March.Good lick to all of us !April 3, 2021 at 7:48 pm #615859hassanwaheed87Participant
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An update: I’ve passed all my exams. I passed last year. Its a great feeling when you get result for your final exam.
@vanlishouot. Its been a while since I passed SBR. I dont fully remember now but I think if you look at the ones tested in last 6 months and then prepare them from the website I suggested it should be okay. Good luck.
@shariya what is it that you’d like me to email you?
@Agata thank you. I think its just a myth that you can’t study after a gap. If a guy like me with a slow mind can do it then anyone can do it. There’s nothing wrong in failing either. It’s only wrong when you give up and stay in your comfort zone. Just keep going and I am sure a couple of years later you and your family will be so proud of you. Good luckJune 21, 2021 at 3:26 pm #625998edmund111Member
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Can one pass SBR solely by using OT videos alongside Study kits and past questionsJune 21, 2021 at 3:27 pm #625999edmund111Member
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And is the OT videos on SBR updated since Accounting standards are updated frequentlyDecember 4, 2021 at 3:17 pm #642501NaseamParticipant
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After doing as much as I can to prepare I am now focussed on doing the mock exams and specimen exams.
Did you find when you sat the papers that the exam on the day was very similar?December 16, 2021 at 7:51 pm #644434dksdParticipant
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You can, and you cannot. You need luck.
My reply is probably much outdated, but just in case anyone else wonder.
I think for all P levels (ones I took i.e. SBL, SBR, APM, AAA) I was watching opentuition.
And I know, but cannot remember now exact numbers, that videos vary between like 9 – 22 hours in total.
I did an Excel of my “completion” of watching these videos, that motivated me because I saw the % of completion.
I.e. if you have a list of 30 videos to watch, with very variable duration, you soon become quite demotivated. But if you watch same videos, with an Excel list showing your progress, it’s much more motivating. I.e. I am at 77% today! If I watch next one I will have 82%! Only 18% remaining!
I think it would be great if OT would add something like this on their site. You can watch videos and mark watched ones, to see your progress.
But going back to your question.
As said above OT vids are for like day, two or three, depending on your commitment. Definitely not enough to pass.
However I think that if you’re intelligent you can pass every P level with like 7 full days of preparation.
It still gonna be a quite a lottery for you, but chances are rather high.
Opposite way, you can spend months to prepare and be sure to pass, unless youve got some sudden blockade.
However I think that you have to be either:
– very committed (month+ of full time study) or
– “reasonably commited” (week+ study),
there is not much in between at least for me. I often had thoughts, that another week of study would give nothing to me. Not that I know everything, but just one week is not enough to have a full comprehensive knowledge.September 4, 2022 at 10:36 pm #665172anubhutityagiMember
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I cleared my SBR with a 90% score. This was a bit surprise for me as well as I did 2 P level exams in 12 weeks while full time working with no study leaves and still manage to score pretty well in both the exams. The other paper was SBL in which I scored 71.
So, here was few tips for SBR:
1. Plan your time in 3 categories syllabus coverage, revision and last but not the least 2 mock papers
2. I took Kaplan textbook for preparation but I didn’t indulge myself a lot on practicing questions from the text books as I find the questions were out dated in regards to new course of SBR exam pattern. But I did practice some question to clear by concept clarity and devoted all my time on practising all the past exam papers of SBR.
3. I recommend to either prepare your short notes for last week revision just before the exam but if you re full time working like me then just buy the notes booklet of Kaplan. That is a very useful tool for last minute revision.
4. Try to watch ACCA webinar to understand the exam technique.
5. While attempting your exam utilise your 15 minutes in reading and planning- I specifically use a technique in all my P level while reading the paper – is to copy n paste the main content of a lengthy question in my answer sheet – it always saved my time as I do not need to re read any question again while attempting it.
6. Keep in touch with ACCA update for current issue question.
7. It has always been mentioned by examiner that there are few areas of free marks in SBR n I’m not talking about professional marks it actually the definition of any concept which is been captured in your exam question. So, even if you are struggling to apply your knowledge on the question scenario there is still some marks available to write the definition from the relevant standards in the beginning of your answer.
8. Try to avoid lengthy paragraphs in your answers instead use bullet points its always helpful for examiner to understand your answer better way.
I myself cleared 8 ACCA exam in 14 months while full time working and in none of the exam I took any study leaves. And I had an average score of 78% at my P level. So, guys it is a doable job.. it’s just about proper planning and time management.
Best of luck!!!November 22, 2022 at 1:45 pm #672060Wannia.ZabiarMember
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Thank you for your story it is very motivational and and congratulations on passing all your exams!
I am currently in your position, I have not sat any exams since 2016 and I have now enrolled to start SBR. I was wondering which OT module did you study as I have no base knowledge. Due to the gap in studying I need to refresh my memory.
Would you advise looking at FR OT material and taking it from there? I’m not sure where to start.
Any advise/help will be much appreciated.
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