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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?

Planning for studies during exam leave for CA CS and CMA students

Planning for studies during exam leave for CA CS and CMA students

Planning for studies during exam leave for CA CS and CMA students

(A) Study Strategy –

Stage I  Understanding the Topics & Concepts {Time Period: 2 months}  {Objective: To understand practicalities through classes or self study.}

(a) 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.

(b) 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.

(c) 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}

(a) 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!

(b) 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}

(a) 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}

(a) This revision should be real quick, like everyday you should do one chapter each of four different subjects per day.

(b) No need to solving, just keep reading & trying to answer. One or two questions you may right roughly.

(c) 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}

(a) 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.

(b) 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

(c) 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.

(d) 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}

(a) Third Revision is for rectifying mistakes that you noticed while solving paper.

(b) 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.

(c) You can also try revising the whole portion in 75% of the day and then use 25% of the day for Paper Solving.

(d) 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.

Planning for studies during exam leave for CA CS and CMA students

You may follow the following steps in your studies:

1. Read the Institute’s study material thoroughly. Highlight points that seem new or important to you, or points that you may wish to revisit during later readings.
2. During your reading, make very short notes of key words. These lists of key words for every topic would help you revise after having completed your course without having to flip through hundreds of pages of your study material.
3. Download and practice all the Revisionary Test Papers (RTP’s) issued by the Institute for the past 4-5 attempts. These are easily available on the Institute’s website.
4. Download and Practice all the Suggested Answers for the past 4-5 attempts.
5. Revisit the RTP’s and Suggested answers repeatedly till you can answer all the types of questions covered in these papers.
6. In my experience, I have noticed a number of calculation and formulae errors in the RTP’s. Therefore, it is important to have read your concepts from the study material thoroughly before starting with these papers so that you can identify all the misprints.

Planning for studies during exam leave for CA CS and CMA students

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CA Final Study Plan 

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CS Professional Study Plan

CMA Foundation Study Material For All Subjects

ICWA Inter Study Material for all subjects

ICWA final Study Material for all subjects

Planning for studies during exam leave for CA CS and CMA students

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