#CareerBytes: Preparing for Chartered Accountancy (CA)? Avoid these mistakesLast updated on Jul 01, 2019, 12:16 am
Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) provides the three-level CA program comprising Foundation, Intermediate, and Final courses.
The career path for becoming a CA is challenging, and aspirants must ensure there are no flaws in their preparation strategy.
Here are some mistakes to avoid while preparing for CA.
Having no proper study plan is a grave mistake
Preparing for CA without a proper plan is a huge mistake that should be avoided.
Aspirants must plan their study properly to cover all the topics and adhere to their schedule.
One must adhere to their study plan without fail. They also need to set short-term as well as long-term study goals and achieve them in order to prepare thoroughly for the exams.
Aspirants should not leave any topics or ignore basics
Chartered Accountancy involves a vast syllabus and aspirants must have a systematic approach to cover the entire syllabus.
However, one should not ignore any topic or the basics thinking that they are easy or don't need much preparation. One might lose crucial marks in exams if they do this.
Also, one must avoid consulting too many books as it might lead to confusion.
Lack of time management increases aspirant's burden
Lack of proper time management is one of the biggest mistakes that aspirants must avoid. One must know how to manage and utilize their time properly to prepare well.
One should not postpone their study or revision sessions as it would only increase their burden. Procrastination is a student's biggest enemy and one must never postpone their study/revision sessions.
Studying and not revising; neglecting previous papers and mock tests
Some aspirants focus only on studying but not on revising the topics they learn. However, those preparing for CA must practice and revise as much as possible to clear the exams.
Also, they should not neglect previous question papers, mock tests, and Revision Test Papers (RTP) released by the ICAI and solve them on a regular basis to analyze and improve their performance.