– CA Niket Tucker
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) conducts exams annually for CA Applicants. The exam is conducted at different levels according to the CA courses. To become a Certified Public Accountant, candidates must pass every level of the ICAI exams. While it may seem like there are few exams, most candidates take years to pass all of the exams. However, a well thought out study plan can help you pass the exam easily.
This year’s CA exams will run from July 5 to July 20, 2021. As the exam date approaches, some applicants are concerned about their preparation and revision. Here are some final tips for job seekers to get rid of exam fear and pass the CA exam:
Trust your drug: Avoid learning new topics at this stage, as this can create unnecessary confusion. Instead, use this time to carefully review everything you’ve already reviewed / learned. To better understand and learn about your preparation, it is important to refer to the Re-Testing Checklist (RTP).
Focus on work notes for practical work: ICAI follows a step-by-step process for evaluating all practical documents, including accounting, costing, financial management and taxation. It is recommended that you take correct work notes on these subjects as this will help you get grades.
Focus on language in theoretical papers: Language plays a vital role in getting good grades on this exam. For documents such as law, audit, SM / EIS, it is important to use important sentences, section references and case law (where applicable), and include keywords in your responses.
Explore all the amendments: It is important to read all relevant exam amendments as ICAI often asks questions based on them. You should pay close attention to the additions made to the ICAI material, since they are no less important for the article.
Don’t think about topics – don’t panic: If you can’t remember something while preparing for the exam, don’t panic. It happens to everyone. Take a moment to focus on your breathing, your preparation will help you immerse yourself in the flow. It is very important to answer all questions and remain calm throughout the exam.
RTPS – Must Read: It is imperative not to skip the RTPS as it will give you an idea of the questions, expected answers and any recent amendments with their applicability. Allow enough time for RTPS as you prepare.
Do not compare with others: Everyone has their own way of learning and preparing, you have to stick to yours. Don’t compare your daily preparation with your friends, as this will only distract you. Instead, focus on staying positive. Maintain healthy conversations with friends and family to meet your aspirations.
Find a balance: The course is quite extensive and has very little time. You may not be able to revise the course 100%; understand that this is perfectly normal. Trust your preparation and set a goal to review 80-90% of the entire course.
Good health will be key: It is very important to stay healthy before the exam. Eat healthy foods and get enough sleep. In addition, exercise or meditate for at least 15-30 minutes every day. Find ways to keep you in a good mood. The always motivated mind wins. Personally, I passed out in one of my jobs due to lack of sleep and food, so don’t make the same mistake. Learn from my experience.
Not all documents will be the same: There are many works, each of which has several themes. It is likely that not all papers will go according to plan. If by accident one paper does not fit, do not discard other paper. Don’t lose confidence in yourself. Instead, start preparing for your next talk with renewed momentum.
because of pandemic, several exams were delayed; use this time to focus on weaker topics. In addition, applicants are encouraged to record the revised exam dates and update the information on the official website of the Institute.
(Written by CA Lecturer at Unacademy)