#CareerBytes: Five preparation tips to crack CA Intermediate exams
Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the toughest and most sought-after professional courses in the country.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India provides the three-level program comprising Foundation, Intermediate, and Final.
Intermediate is the second-level examination of the CA program. Clearing CA Intermediate isn't easy, and aspirants need a proper preparation strategy for it.
Here are some tips for CA Intermediate preparation.
Know the syllabus, prepare study plan; collect relevant material, books
In order to prepare for the CA Intermediate exams properly, aspirants should first know the entire syllabus and create a study plan accordingly to cover the same on time.
They should plan in such a way that they have enough time to study and revise all the topics and subjects.
One should also collect all the required study material and books for preparation beforehand.
Regular revision is important to achieve success in exams
Aspirants should adhere to their study plan without fail and adopt smart revision strategies for effective preparation.
They should also have short-term and long-term study and revision goals or deadlines. They can set daily/weekly study and revision goals by breaking down topics or complete the syllabus in parts within the set deadlines. This will also help them measure their progress in a better manner.
Focus on understanding topics rather than mugging up
Aspirants need to be thorough with all the concepts in order to clear CA Inter exams. But, they should not simply mug up stuff and rather focus on thoroughly understanding concepts to score better.
One can also prepare point-wise notes in their own language while studying. Self-prepared notes are the best as they help in understanding a topic better and aid in quick revision.
Solving previous papers, ICAI mock papers and RTPs is necessary
Solving previous CA Inter question papers and ICAI mock papers and revision test papers and taking mock tests on a regular basis is also essential.
This will help aspirants in assessing the paper pattern, difficulty level, and questioning trends as well as in analyzing their performance. They should also solve these in a time-bound manner to be able to manage time better in exams.
#5: Know how to utilize time properly
Apart from studying, aspirants must also know how to utilize their time properly to clear CA Intermediate exams successfully. Lack of proper time management and procrastination could hamper their preparation. They should avoid postponing study/revision sessions as it will only increase their burden.