CA Exam Preparation: What, When, and How to study?

Feb 18 , 2021

Preparation for CA requires a lot of hard work and consistency. A large number of students appear for CA exams after taking coaching and training, but only a few manage to crack it.

With stiff competition and low pass percentages, what, when, and how to prepare for the CA examinations has always been a point of concern and worry for CA students. The stress associated with the examination sometimes takes a toll on their preparation.

To prepare for CA Foundation, Intermediate, or Finals, an aspirant needs the right mixture of hard work and smart work. Appropriate guidance and efforts in the right direction can make the examination an easy task to accomplish.

In this blog, we have tried to answer ‘WHAT’, ‘WHEN’, and ‘HOW’ to study for CA exams.

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What to study for CA exams

‘What’ to study totally depends on the level you are currently preparing for. However, one thing which remains common in all the levels is the practice of RTPs, MTPs, and past year papers. CA examination is like a sea that has to be explored by diving deep into it. It is impossible to crack the exam by studying the topics selectively. It is mandatory to study and revise every single topic of the entire syllabus. This would not just help in clearing the exam but serve as a backup knowledge bank throughout one’s career. 

One should also study the notes prepared during the exam preparation. Making notes, and having pointers for each chapter helps a student immensely since it is practically impossible to go through the entire portion one day before the exams.

When to study for CA exams

Students who opt for CA can give the Foundation exam after completing their 12th standard. After clearing the Foundation exam, students can appear for the Intermediate exam after eight months of preparation. If a student has decided to appear for both the groups together, it is advisable to devote sufficient time for the best preparation.

It is generally recommended to start preparing for CA Finals one year before exams. One should always start with practical subjects like Financial Reporting, SFM, and Costing. If you are confused about the exam preparation, then read: Common Queries of CA Aspirants- Answered

‘How’ to study for CA exams

A thing that is well planned is well scheduled. It is important to frame and follow a strict schedule while preparing for the CA exams. Studying for CA exams requires a perfect blend of time management, perseverance, and dedication. Remain focused, avoid distractions, and take it one day at a time.

Avoid these 5 mistakes that most candidates make while preparing: 

5 Reasons why Candidates Fail to clear CA Exam.

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