There are numerous questions running in the mind of CA Students just before exams and all they seek is the right advice and guidance which can help them with overcoming difficulties during exams. Some of the frequently asked questions while planning for exams
1. Whether I should attend a Crash Course of 10-15 Days and get finished with a particular Subject?
First things first….there is a new trend where students are believing that joining a 10-15 days crash course for a particular subject will help them overcoming their difficulties in that subject. Well the bitter truth is attending crash courses at such crucial stage is somewhere affecting your other subjects too. We have to accept the fact that not everyone is born with the same brilliant mind, we have our own differences and it’s completely okay. So just because the crash course did worked out for some student doesn’t mean it will work for you too. So decide wisely. A crash course may provide you the road map but ultimately it’s you who have to brush-up with the subjects. So by depending entirely on crash course somewhere you are putting your attempt in jeopardy. No offense to any coaching institutes but students must believe in themselves as they are the ones who are going to attempt the exams.
2. What do you advice how I should build my Study Strategy? How you prepared for your exams?
At this stage students tend to take advice from number of people who have gone through the same phase and people do provide advices as per their experiences. You need to stop doing that as you might get confused with different conflicting advices as not all the fingers are meant to be same. Do take advice but not from each and every single person in your group. Take your advice from the right person, someone on whose advice you can completely rely upon.
3. Which author should I refer for which subjects?
Students are referring various authors and different sources of materials for practical and theoretical subjects. The study materials and practice manuals of institute are ignored thinking that the level of questions asked in the various authors are far superior than the institute. There are authors with quality Study materials, I do not deny that But then students fail to understand that there is a reason for every question asked in institute material and having extraordinary knowledge of the subject is of no use if you can’t attempt institute’s questions. So instead of putting extra time and effort on author’s book, do make time and refer institute study material and practice manuals along with RTP’s and Past examination questions.
4. With so limited time left should I appear both the groups or should I focus better only on one Group?
Students have been in this confusion whether they should go for both groups or attempt only a single group and that’s where all the frustration begins. As different people come up with different opinions, ultimately we are the ones who ends up messing with our future. Students need to understand the fact that nobody can understand their position better than themselves. So evaluate the time left, analyze your strengths and weaknesses, and decide accordingly. Don’t rely on anybody to take your decisions for you.
5.I have been working so hard from the very beginning, I am just done with working any harder, I need a rest for few days, and I’ll cope up with the syllabus after a break of few days. Isn’t it necessary that I should take a break?
Revising once, twice or thrice won’t make a difference if you are not in the right state of mind before and during exams. The real game begins 15 days before and 15 days during the exam. No matter how hard you worked if you fumble during this period of 30 days, well then as they say it’s only your luck that might help you clear your exams. This is the reason why it is suggested to have a good night’s sleep of at least 6 hours during exams. But that doesn’t mean you should take a break of few days at such a stage. You have already worked so hard so if you fumble at this stage then all your hard work will be for nothing.
There has been instances where people have been on study leave of 6 months and didn’t clear the exams and there has been cases where people with a study leave of only 3 months cleared on their first attempt. Well what was the reason and how he/she cleared in first attempt even having so much less time to prepare. The answer is the “Quality”. Don’t run after quantity such as referring thrice before exams, referring various authors etc. Instead focus on quality even if it’s only study material and practice manuals that you are referring.
Wishing all the Students Best of Luck in Advance and hope you all take the right decisions in the end.