Know How to Prepare for CA Foundation in 4 Months Study Period
Students who register for the CA Foundation course get four months study period to prepare for the Exam. Read this article carefully, so that you will come to know exactly how to prepare for the CA Foundation in four months study period. Hard work is always important but smart work is similarly important. Follow these 10 smart pieces of advice given in this article to crack the Foundation level in your first attempt.
Chartered Accountancy is regarded as the toughest course in India and becoming a Chartered Accountant is a dream of every commerce student. Inspite of registration of Lakhs of student every year, still there are only 2,80,000 Chartered Accountants in India. The only recognized body who is responsible and authorized to conduct the CA examinations is ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
The entrance test to pursue this course is named as CA Foundation which is replacing the current entry-level i.e. CPT(Common Proficiency Test). CA Foundation will be going to be a bitter tough than the CPT.
Students who wish to pursue this course can register for the CA Foundation after appearing in the 10+2 examinations conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto.
You get minimum four months study period after registration for the CA Foundation. To appear in the CA Foundation examinations one has to pass 10+2 examinations. Check the CA Foundation time table for Nov 2018 Examinations.
To pass the entrance test of the toughest course you must be fully dedicated towards your studies. Wherever you are and whatever the reason may be. Don’t let your efforts came down.
Today we are giving you some pieces of advice to crack this exam in four months but the difficult part is execution and which is your part.
The entire course at the Foundation level is divided into four subjects -
- Principles and Practices of Accounting.
- Business Laws and Business Correspondence and Reporting.
- Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning and Statistics.
- Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge.
A 12th commerce student must be familiar with the majority of the subjects. CA Foundation syllabus is much similar to your senior secondary classes.
First two papers in the course are subjective and later two are objective. The students are advised to start preparation with the 12th standard.
10 Expert Advice to Prepare for CA Foundation During 4 Months Study Leaves
Prepare a Time-Table
The first step before starting your studies is to prepare a timetable. Those students who think that making time-table is the wastage of time done a blunder mistake. Instead of wasting time every day in thinking about what to study or where to start, make a proper plan. Pick Up the Study Material and allocate time to every subject and every chapter according to the days left in your exam. This will not just organize your studies in a proper manner but also help you to analyze your performance.
Join the proper coaching
Teachers play a major role in the success and the failure of a student. Many of the students crack this exam without coaching with just passing marks. But let me warn you, students, that clarity on the concepts is essential from the basic level because Chartered Accountancy is a long journey where you will be called as experts, and proper CA Foundation/ CA CPT coaching help you a lot in gaining clarity over your concepts.
Teachers are the candles who burn themselves to light others…
Focus on Statistics and Logical Reasoning
Non-Maths commerce students are advised to focus on Statistics and Logical Reasoning because Maths does not seems to be a scoring subject for the Non-Maths students. Logical reasoning covers 20 marks and the remaining part is divided equally among Maths and Statistics. Therefore Non-Maths should focus mainly on Statistics and Logical Reasoning.
Prepare Your Own Revision Notes
The course is very vast and almost impossible to revise in a day so the best source notes to revise at the exam time is your own handwritten notes. So, always prepare your own short notes during your classes which will prove immense helpful at your exam time.
Command Over Calculator
ICAI does not want from its student to do the labor work that why it permits calculator in the CA exams. Papers are always lengthy so it has become very important to grab a command over the calculator. Learn the short keys like M+, M-, G etc. This will save your crucial time in the exam.
Take Short Breaks
If you want to study effectively then do not study continuously for the whole day. Take short breaks of 10-15 minutes in every 2-3 hour to refresh your mind. Start your day with the theory subjects because morning time is regarded as the best time to complete your theory subjects and thereafter practical subjects. End your day with the revision what you have done during the whole day.
Minimum Three Times Revision
The course is vast and needed to get revise atleast three times before exams. Plan your revision efficiently i.e. revise each and every topic in your first revision and mark the same type of questions so that your precious time won’t get wasted in solving similar questions again. At the second revision try to complete a single question for each type and mark questions for your third revision which seems to be tough, important and needed one more revision. At your last and third revision, read the concepts and solve only those questions which you think need one more revision.
Model Test Papers
CA Foundation Model Test papers have proven very helpful in clearing your exam. They taught you the time management and how to analyse the questions accurately. Offcourse it is most advisable to solve the mock test papers once you have completed the course. But most of the times it has seen that due to the lack of time, students won’t be able to solve the model test papers. Therefore it is advisable to solve the MTP’s with the end of the chapter and after completion of the course, solve the complete MTP. It’s better to face failure in the MTP rather than Final exams.
Focus on Presentation
With the introduction of the subjective paper pattern, the students will need to focus on the presentation. Don’t take it lightly as this is no more your school exams. In the professional exams and especially the CA Exams presentation matters a lot. Two of the papers in the syllabus are objective while the other two are subjective. Start practicing the questions in writing and tally them either with your mentors or suggested answers.
Revision in the last month
Set a target to complete your course in three months along with first revision and leave the last month for the last two revisions and solving the past attempt and mock test papers. You can’t waste your time in solving the question in the last month following the exam. Don’t jump over other reference books or another teacher's notes. Stick to your teachers' notes and solve the model test papers as much as you can. Follow the last one-month preparation plan to score high in exams.
Why Join VSI for CA Foundation Preparation?
VSI is always aimed at developing a system which can help each and every student to find his/her greatest potential. VSI CPT Results has proven that we prepare every single student for Rank rather than just crack this exam. That's what makes us the best CA coaching institute in all over India. Our dedicated and experienced teachers have given three AIR - 1 in CA Exams in last six years and established a benchmark for every coaching institute. So, join the VSI and become successful Chartered Accountant.