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Is there anyone here who took the BPT exam today, and if so how did you find it?

It was awful for me, really focused on my weaker areas 😭
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I took the exam today and I honestly can’t say how it went!Head is all over the place!I thought the MBO question was very similar to the Shandy one in the QB but I think I might have read too quickly and messed up. Q1 I had no idea what Sasha was up to hahaWe’ll have to see how it goes
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found it really hard

Q2 for me i just had no idea what method they wanted us to use
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The topics that came up were very much my weaker areas so it was pretty much my worst nightmare! Wish the questions had been a bit more broken down as well, it was a lot to digest and then try and structure the answers in a logical way. I got a bit overwhelmed..
(Original post by Delilah234)
I took the exam today and I honestly can’t say how it went!Head is all over the place!I thought the MBO question was very similar to the Shandy one in the QB but I think I might have read too quickly and messed up. Q1 I had no idea what Sasha was up to hahaWe’ll have to see how it goes
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I'm glad it's not just me!
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found it really hard

Q2 for me i just had no idea what method they wanted us to use
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More ethics than I expected with the PAYE underpayment in question one and the conflict of interest in question 2. Overall, I didn't mind it too much. Maybe I'm in a false state of security though...
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Was shocked to see two ethics questions in the exam.

Thought the questions all seemed a bit tricky, especially question 1.

Question 2 was probably where I did the best.

Not too sure how I’ve done to be honest!!
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I found it very tough, and quite limited in what it actually tested! Question 3 I had no idea where to start because I couldn’t understand the point of varying the will when it’s already being passed to a spouse tax fee 🤔.

Does anyone know if the marks are moderated at all? Or is it always 55 raw marks needed to pass?
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(Original post by Samson21)
I found it very tough, and quite limited in what it actually tested! Question 3 I had no idea where to start because I couldn’t understand the point of varying the will when it’s already being passed to a spouse tax fee 🤔.

Does anyone know if the marks are moderated at all? Or is it always 55 raw marks needed to pass?
I could be wrong, but I think the point was that if he then gifts the shares he's inherited to her he will have a capital gains tax liability. By varying the will, an election can be made to make it effective for CGT purposes too, therefore avoiding any CGT implications. I think this paper was hard and very wordy with limited calculations which came as a surprise.

The 55 mark is a set pass mark, but the mark scheme is flexed (e.g. if a lot of people found a question hard/interpreted it in one way, additional marks will be added and then capped at the maximum for the question). This is why in the question bank you'll often see a 30 mark question that has up to 45 marks available!
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I see, makes sense. But then gifting the stuff was also pointless I thought because of the reservation of benefit on the house and the BPR on the shares 🤔. Basically everything was going fine until that last question completely rattled me haha
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I could be wrong, but I think the point was that if he then gifts the shares he's inherited to her he will have a capital gains tax liability. By varying the will, an election can be made to make it effective for CGT purposes too, therefore avoiding any CGT implications. I think this paper was hard and very wordy with limited calculations which came as a surprise.

The 55 mark is a set pass mark, but the mark scheme is flexed (e.g. if a lot of people found a question hard/interpreted it in one way, additional marks will be added and then capped at the maximum for the question). This is why in the question bank you'll often see a 30 mark question that has up to 45 marks available!
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Out of interest did you guys pass? Just did the September bpt sitting and very unsure how it went. Was ridiculously time pressured.
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