How To Clear CA Exam in First Attempt & Top Rank
Note: This article is written by CA R.C.Sharma on special request to guide CA students to overcome fear and achieve top ranks.
In Chartered Accountancy (CA) exam, the Result of CA Foundation, Result of CPT is approximately 30%, Result of CA Intermediate, Result of IPCC is around 4 to 8% and Result of CA final is about 3 to 8%.
It is always a point of worry for CA students as to how to get through successfully with the CA examination with such a cutting edge competition and so less pass percentage.
But the fact is that the right guidance along with right efforts made in the right direction can help one clear the CA examination in as simple way as it takes to pass the Senior Secondary (12th Std.) exam.
Let us now analyze the reasons that are responsible for so less results of this exam:
1. Considering CPT as Quite Easy
The syllabus of CPT is almost similar to that of 12th Standard. The pass percentage for CPT are also approximately 30 %. As a result, the students consider it very easy and prepare not-so-well for the CPT, Hence, although they pass CPT but their percentage of marks for this exam remains very low in comparison to that scored in the 12th Std. examination.
Because of this, the students start thinking that CA is a difficult examination and hence, they lose their confidence. Further, this low confidence leads to failure in IPCC.
2. Lack of Confidence
A confident attitude is a must for anyone who aspires to become a CA. The lack of confidence becomes a hurdle and stops the students from passing this exam.
3. Considering the Pattern of ICAI & 12th Std. as Similar
The examination patterns of ICAI and 12th Std. are different. But the students keep preparing for the CPT examination with the pattern of 12th std. examination in their minds.
4. Lack of Focus on the Important Portions of Syllabus
It is a fact that not all parts of the syllabus are equally important. Some of the topics are considered as very important while the others are considered less important, comparatively.
But the students give equal importance to all topics and hence, they do not get to focus well on the most important topics.
5. Meeting Students Who Could Not Clear the CA Exam
Around 70% students are unable to clear the CPT while aprox.92% students do not get through the IPCC. Hence, the CA aspirants often get to come across those students who could not pass the prestigious CA examination. As a result, these aspirants start losing faith and confidence in their efforts considering the exam as quite tough.
6. Too Many Expectations
Most of the students desire to get all things together! They wish to get all sorts of facilities, expect low fee and desire to get successful in the examination. On the contrary,
The CA aspirants should understand that they cannot get all these things together. Hence, they should always concentrate on their main ambition of passing through the CA examination in a proper way. Sometimes, the teachers, who are serving to institutes with less result, offer a low fee to students and surprisingly, many students, get deviated from their main ambition and go after the low-fee classes without thinking about the long-term results.
1. Take CPT Seriously
Prepare for the CPT examination in the best possible manner because the CPT marks set target for the IPCC. When the students take the CPT exam seriously, they score well and get enthusiastic and confident for the IPCC exam too. This definitely leads to the successful pass results in IPCC.
2. Select the Right Institutes for Coaching
Choosing a right CA coaching institute is indispensable for getting overall success in the CA examination. In fact, the two foundations on which the passing in CA examination depends include:
• The Proper Guidance
• Hard Work
Working hard and making best of efforts lies in the hands of students. But the problem arises when it comes to choosing a CA coaching institute. Most of these institutes boast of good results and hence it becomes difficult for students to recognize the right institute.
If anyone wants to choose a suitable institute, he or she should always get to know about the result of last years’ CA examination in institutes. Only those institutes that actually made it to good results should be selected by CA aspirants. The right coaching and guidance makes a real difference in the passing of CA examination.
3. Prepare with the Right Pattern
Prepare your answers the way IPCC expects them to be. Analyze last years’ question papers and search for the answers that lead to successful results.
4. Divide the Syllabus into A, B & C Sections
Always divide the syllabus into A, B and C sections. The A section is the one which covers 30% of the entire syllabus in volume. But the important point is that 70% questions are put up from this section only. The C section is the one which covers 50% of the entire syllabus but only 20% questions come from this section. Apart from these two sections, the remaining section is the B section.
5. Never Take Guidance From the Negative Students
Do not discuss the syllabus or CA examination or other exam related issues with anyone who has a negative attitude for this exam. Also, make it a point, not to discuss the same with those students who failed in the CA exam. The CA aspirants should understand that such people would have cleared the examination only if they had received the right guidance.
6. Focus on the Positive Result
Instead of expecting all facilities, concentrate on the main aim – Passing through the CA examination. Passing the examination is the most important aim that should always be focused upon by every CA aspirant.