Toppers' tips to crack CA exams

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16 Oct 2018

#CareerBytes: Toppers' advice to crack the CA exams

One of the most sought after courses in India is the Chartered Accountancy (CA) course, by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

The course, divided into 3 stages, is one of the toughest to crack, but with smart and hard work, one can make it.

Here are some tips from the toppers, to help you crack the CA exams.

Plan and Evaluate

Start by planning your preparation, and then following it up

Start by planning your preparation, and then following it up

Plan: It has been rightly said that failing to plan is planning to fail. Start your preparation by checking and analyzing the syllabus, preparing a timetable, setting priorities, and subsequently executing the plan.

Self-evaluate: Planning alone won't do. Follow-up is vital. So, along your preparation, keep looking at your strengths and weaknesses, and make changes to the plan, in accordance to that.

Tip: Good time management will take you places

Since the syllabus for CA exams is vast and lengthy, you'll have to plan and manage your time in a way that maximizes your quality of study as well as your efficiency.

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Self-Study + Coaching

Take coaching, self-study, and blend them

All exam toppers tend to follow a combined study pattern, ie. a mix of self-study and coaching classes.

With the coaching, you get the benefit of learning from experienced faculty and industry professionals, and can also have one-to-one discussions with your teachers and batch-mates.

And self-study will help you grasp and retain concepts in a better way, and for longer periods of time.

Division and revision

Since the syllabus for CA exams is quite vast, it is advisable to actually break down it into smaller, achievable, daily-size portions and study them one by one. Further, do revise the syllabus from time to time to retain what you've learnt.

Mock tests, Health

Practise plenty of mock test papers; Take care of yourself

Practise plenty of mock test papers; Take care of yourself

Mock tests: Practise plenty of mock test papers on a regular basis. This will give you an idea about question framing, difficulty levels and paper pattern. Additionally, it'll help brush off the nervousness that exam day might bring.

Health: CA exams can get stressful, thus maintaining good health is important. It is advisable to exercise daily, take enough rest, and drink plenty of water.

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What are career options after completing Commerce Class 12th?

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After completing B.com degree,how much years will it take to complete CA?

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What are career options after completing Commerce Class 12th?

Asked 2019-05-18 09:09:50 by Vinanti Purohit

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There are many professional courses you can pursue after completing your Class 12th in Commerce. Some of the most popular career paths are Chartered Accountancy (CA), CS (Company Secretaryship), CMA (Cost Management Accountancy), among others.

Which is the best Institute for CA in Kerala?

Asked 2018-10-17 08:33:39 by sakeeb m

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Top CA coaching Institutes in Kerala are 1) Logic School of Management, 2) Lakshya CA Campus, 3) PIllai's Academy, and 4) Biswas Institute of Management Studies.

Is the content of B.com degree and CA Foundation are same?

Asked 2018-10-17 08:32:16 by sakeeb m

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The contents are similar, but not exactly the same. It is advisable to go through ICAI-prescribed textbooks to prepare for all 4 subjects of CPT, ie. Fundamentals of Accounting, Mercantile Law, General Economics, and Quantitative Aptitude.

After completing B.com degree,how much years will it take to complete CA?

Asked 2018-10-17 08:30:26 by sakeeb m

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After completing your B.Com- it will ideally take you around 4 years for clearing CA. After having done your graduation- you can skip the CPT level, and directly appear for IPCC, 9 months after registering for the same. Then, you'll have to go through 3 years of Articleship training, then clear your Final exams, to become a Chartered Accountant.

Actually what is the job of a CA?

Asked 2018-10-17 08:27:20 by sakeeb m

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A Chartered Accountant's basic job is to look after their organisation's or client's accounting and auditing needs. This includes preparing and analyzing Final accounts, conducting audits, filing ITRs, and offering insights and suggestions on financial matters.

How many years or days it will take to complete CA Articleship?

Asked 2018-10-17 08:25:27 by sakeeb m

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After clearing your IPCC and before taking your Final exams, you have to do undergo a formal CA Articleship training for a period of 3 years.

After new marking system, is it necessary to match ICAI language in exam answers?

Asked 2018-10-17 00:21:11 by Parth Pandya

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No, it's not necessary to match ICAI language in exam answers.

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