Common Queries of CA Aspirants- Answered

Feb 15 , 2021

Preparing for CA examinations? We are sure you have a lot of questions in your mind. Clearing CA exams is not everybody’s cup of tea. It requires consistency, perseverance, hard work, and most importantly patience.

We often get a lot of questions from the candidates preparing for exams. To clear the doubts and enable you to see the clear path ahead, we have tried to answer some of the most common questions in this blog.

Let us have a look at the most frequently asked questions by CA aspirants.

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Is there any hard & fast rule to study for 12-14 hours daily?

We, at OnePrep, believe there is no thumb rule as to how many hours you should study daily. Some students consider 7 hours to be sufficient, and for some even 12 hours are not enough.

We recommend you divide the available days/months into several revisions among all the subjects. For example, if a subject is allotted 7 days, you should divide the subject into 7 days to form daily targets. Like 2 chapters to be completed today, 3 chapters tomorrow, and so on. Now when you are aware of your daily targets, you will automatically give sufficient study hours. But ensure that the target is challenging, achievable, and in line with the overall study plan. 

Also, it is not mandatory to study for long hours. You need to take breaks, relax – play some sport, music, dance, watch a show, or whatever relaxes you. This will increase your effectiveness. Do not sacrifice your sleep either. 6-8 hours of sound sleeping is very important to ensure proper state of mind. 

How to prepare for CA Inter both groups within 8 months?

Preparing Intermediate both groups requires a proper mix of intelligence, hard work, and proper time management. You are a better judge when it comes to deciding whether you are capable of taking both groups together or not.

If you have even an iota of doubt regarding your decision, then it is advisable to take one group at a time.

However, you save time when you take both the groups together. Additionally, you have an edge over the students who do one group at a time as it is reflected in your Curriculum Vitae (CV).

How should I manage work and studies during Articleship?

Students generally find it difficult to strike a perfect balance between studies and articleship. While the articleship period passes through time, one finds it hard to clear the exams.   

However, it is now simple and easy to manage the same. You can download the OnePrep app and study for CA along with the articleship, anytime and anywhere.

Also read: CA Final Preparation: How to Manage Studies with Articleship 

How to revise 1 day before the exam?

One day before the exam, there is so much pressure, nervousness, and anxiety. Therefore, you should make a strategy about the sequence in which you have to revise all the topics. Study in a time-bound manner and fix the deadline for each chapter/concept. Don’t study more than the set time, as you have to revise the whole syllabus.

Once you have revised the whole syllabus, read the questions from Revision Test Papers and Mock Test Papers issued by ICAI for your attempt.

Must read: CA Exam Preparation: What to do in the Last 10 Days? 

How can I get into Big 4 Accounting Firms?

The Big 4 are the four largest international professional services firms offering a wide variety of services. They are:

  • Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC)
  • Deloitte,
  • Ernst & Young (EY)
  • KPMG

It is a dream of aspiring CAs to work for the Big 4. To enter into the Big 4s, candidates must possess good communication skills, technical knowledge, and computer skills. Apart from that, candidates should have in & out knowledge about their resume, and a thorough understanding of the current affairs. Also, the candidate should be in proper formal attire as it creates a good impression in front of the interviewer.  

Which is the best faculty for CA Foundation, Intermediate and Final?

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