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  • How important it is for you to pass the exam in this attempt?
  • What percentage of course you have finished well so far roughly?
  • How many hours you study in a day?
  • How many times you have revised the topics you have finished
  • Have you taken online or pen drive or live class from a renowned faculty?
  • What percentage of the classes you have watched?
  • Have you attempted mock tests or practice tests yet?
  • Are you planning to attempt mock tests conducted by external bodies- ICAI, ICSI, ICMAI or other institute?
  • How many tests you have taken?
  • Did you manage to finish the test papers on time?
  • Are you strictly following study material provided by the exam conducting authority such as ICAI/ICSI/ICMAI/Other Body?
  • How is your health in general?
  • How is your food habit?
  • Any interest in yoga or exercise or play sports regularly?
  • Planning to sleep well nights before the exams?
  • Planning to have light food and water before exams?

How to Prepare for CA CWA CS Exams

 How to Prepare for CA CWA CS Exams

How to Prepare for CA CWA CS Exams:-

(A) Study Strategy –

Stage I  Understanding the Topics & Concepts {Time Period: 20 months}{Objective: To understand practicalities through classes or self study.}

  • Prepare notes/summarize everything, mark important sums, while studying in Classes. Try to make sure you understand all concepts, it is okay if you don’t remember everything.
  • You don’t need to study separately while pursuing classes. Just make sure that you attend regularly. Keep your notes complete at all the times.
  • Don’t think about exams, just think you are there to learn something new. Exams is just a test, what is important is knowledge. So gain as much knowledge as possible.

Stage II – Understanding the Pattern of exam papers {Time Period: 3 days} {Objective: To understand how exam papers are actually}

  • When you are done with classes/self study, checkout all latest papers i.e. last three years or last 6 attempts, and understand the structure of exam papers see how exam papers are like!
  • This will give you exam insights and when you will study, you will know how to prepare and what type of questions you will have to form to test yourself while studying for exams.

Stage III – Preparing for Exams i.e. First Revision {Time Period: 2 months} {Objective: To prepare for exams, on the basis of exam papers that you seen}

  • At this stage, you will solve everything that you have learnt till date, keeping in mind the sort of questions that are asked in exams.

Stage IV – Self Check Revision i.e. Second Revision {Time Period: 1 month} {Objective: To gain confidence in what you have studied}

  • This revision should be real quick, like everyday you should do one chapter each of four different subjects per day.
  • No need to solving, just keep reading & trying to answer. One or two questions you may right roughly.
  • Try to read questions and answer them orally.

Stage V – Exam Before Exam i.e. Paper-solving {Time Period: 16 + 8 days} {Objective: To get acquainted with exam situations and realize your level of preparations}

  • This will be the month of April or October (according to your attempt). This is just exactly one month before exams. So what you have to do is create exactly what the situation will be one month later.
  • You should schedule your practice test as follows:
    • 01/04 Study FR
    • 02/04 FR Exam (2 pm to 5 pm)
    • 03/04 Study SFM
    • 04/04 SFM Exam (2 pm to 5 pm) and so on
  • There is no need to go for Practice tests conducted by Coaching Classes. You can do it at home itself, doing it at home is better option indeed.
  • After completing first round of Paper-solving, you should start second round of Paper-solving, this should be daily basis, i.e. 8 days back to back.

Stage VI – One Day Match i.e. Third Revision {Time Period: 8 days} {Objective: To get ready for exam time studies and a final round of study}

  • Third Revision is for rectifying mistakes that you noticed while solving paper.
  • You will know your mistakes, so you will merely revise all subjects i.e. 1 subject per day and also rectify mistake, find solutions for your problems, make strategy of which chapter questions you will solve first etc.
  • You can also try revising the whole portion in 75% of the day and then use 25% of the day for Paper Solving.
  • This time you don’t solve for all 3 hours, but just solved reduced paper or just see paper, built strategy and solve few sums in limited 1-2 hours.

How to Prepare for CA CWA CS Exams

To prepare for your CS,CWA,CS exam you need to follow the following:

  1. Draft a schedule and stick to it.
  2. Focus on you modules first rather than referring to thousands of other supplementary books.
  3. Coaching and tution classes helps keep you motivated,ease and simplify your preparation but it may not stand true for each and all. You may or may not personally require coaching as per your level of intellect.
  4. Take it easy even if you fail initially once.Its not as easy that you appear for an exam and you clear it.Patience is the key here.
  5. You need to smartly work out the syllabus on basis of its importance and frequency of being asked in past examination.Plan accordingly.

How to Prepare for CA CWA CS Exams

Prepare a time table for all subjects. You can’t start reading for 8 hrs a day without practice. Make yourself a rule to complete atleast a chapter a day & start studying more. Stop mugging up, instead understand the concepts. Your study should be made up practical & theoretical subjects. Make a point to complete the syllabus within 3 months, so you will have ample time to revise your study. Work out previous papers, it gives you a idea as to how questions are framed.

Self study is the best if you have a hold on subject. You can take up tuitions for hard subjects. Online videos are great, however you lose focus & bored. A lot of videos do exist however learning from online videos is little hard. So always try to do self study. Use only institute provided material. Purchase guideline answers books from institute. You have to study smartly, every chapters & subjecs are interlinked with each other. Try to set goals & prepare your own model of study to pass the papers.

How to Prepare for CA CWA CS Exams

However, there are few basic pointers that I can suggest to clear the exam with good score –

  • Dedication – Well there is no question about it. You need to hustle day in and out. Unless you have a brilliant mind, at least 12 hours of studies is required for an average person. Stay sincere and devote your full attention while studying.
  • Read – Yes, you need to read a lot. Apart from the textbooks, read newspapers, business news, and books. This will keep you abreast of the latest happenings in the world and also improve your vocabulary.
  • Recreation – Last but not least, you should take intervals in between your studies and do something to relax your mind. Something like playing outside, listening good music, watch some TV shows. It is really important to take breaks in order to revitalize your brain.

How to Prepare for CA CWA CS Exams

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