 # 4 Time Saving Calculator Tricks for CA CPT/Foundation Exams

There is a lot of confusion among CA students which calculator is permitted in CA Exams. That let me be very clear that only 12 digit calculator is permitted and not the scientific calculator.

Today in this article, we are going to share you some short calculator tips which can save a lot of your time in Exams. Hope this will help you.

Have a look at the below mention tricks –

1. For Repeated calculation –
First of all, you have to decide a number which will be required in repeated calculations. Thereafter whatever calculation you want to be done with that number, you have to press that symbol twice resultant “K” will appear on your calculator screen.
For Example –

• Addition – (the First number should be constant)
Let’s take 100 as a constant number –
Now enter 100 then ++ (In this way, 100 be your constant number)
Enter the next number which you want to add in 100 for ex. – 50, now Enter  = 150 will be your answer. Enter = and so on….
• Subtraction – (Enter the number which is your constant Number)
Let’s take 50 then Enter – – (By doing this, 50 will be your constant number)
Then submit the next number which you want to subtract from like 11 now Click = 39 (will be your answer), Enter = again 28 (your next answer and so on).
• Multiplication – (Enter the Number which is your constant Number)
Let’s take 30 then Enter ** (In this way, 30 will become your constant number)
Now submit that number from which you want to multiply 30 such as 20 then press = 600 will be the answer given by your calculator, press Enter = again, 18000 will be your answer and so on…
• Division – (Enter the constant number)
Let’s take 10 as a constant number. Submit Number 10 and then press “ / / ” and submit the next number from which you want to divide 10 like 100 then press = 10 will be answered, the Enter = again 1 will be your new answer and so on.
2.  Use of GT in Calculator –
GT referred to Gross Total. While searching for the results like NPV,  this button is deemed to be very useful as it saves a lot of your crucial time. It stores the result of the current operation and added it to the previous operation.Let’s understand it with a short example –
10+20 = 30
30*2 = 60
30-20 = 10