The examination forms of the CA Final and CA Intermediate exams for November’2018 attempt is already out.
Last Date for Online Submission of form without late fees: 27-08-2018
Last Date for Online Submission of form with late fees: 04-09-2018
The one of the most important question that is in the minds of each CA aspirant at this stage is “Should I go ahead with filling it up for a single group or both the groups?”. This article will take you through all those dilemmatic situations and will guide you a way out of it.
Whenever the days of filling up the examination forms come near, our minds start all those calculations, thoughts and start comparing our preparation levels with the time left and leave us in those wide array of confusing circumstances, because of which, decision making gets tough as to whether we should give single group or both groups. Many of us also end up deciding to fill examination forms for both the groups but focusing our attention to just one of them. Many other situations like this may arise and we might even feel stuck in this situation.
This situation gets complex as our mind constantly keeps on thinking of either one option or the other and never gets constant with one of them. We all even know this reality that the decisions taken after a good struggle at this form filling stage often get changed because of the constant examination pressure.
Even some people think of deferring the exam attempt. But mind it the Golden rule of this course is “Never miss an attempt”.
Our course is a time-bound journey and we have fixed and given time limits to prepare up for the examinations, which are held only twice a year, unlike some other professional courses. Hence, missing an attempt would mean delaying up our dreams and that title by another six months, every single time we do and obviously, none of us would like this delay. Whichever stage we are in, we all know and understand the course and we know that we can always find ways to schedule our ways to achieve what we want in those pre-laid timelines.
First, we all should abide by what we have thought till date. Our thoughts and plans do play a major role in every phase of our lives. We need to understand and remember that planning our studies is a very important phase of our course. “If we plan well, we are half way there”. Obviously, the other half constitutes a logical implementation of all that we planned, and this is a tough stage as many of us change our decisions later because of poor implementation of our thoughts or by going by other people’s words sometimes. We need to understand that each one of us has that examination pressure on with us and some of us face it while some of us fail here. Pressure is bound to be there in this span of time and people will also keep saying but strong determination and commitment to our plans help us in going a level up here. Hence, we should always abide by our pre-plans and thoughts.
Below key factors can help you to decide:
This is also true that attempting both the groups will take a toll on you as you will have to study, practice and manage in a more emphasized manner. But all this can be worth it, if done properly. Attempting both the groups doesn’t require extensive study, it requires smart studies in a logically phased out manner. It requires your morale, commitment and determination more rather than just studies.
So, the decision of a single group or both groups should lie completely on our own thoughts and preparations. You can always analyze what is good for you and compare the pros and cons of each of the options. The only thing we’ll suggest is to make a wise and intelligent decision and stay committed and determined to it. It is very important that Make your decisions and stand by them.
You just need to remember one thing- “You are the creator of your destiny”.
Keep up the preparation levels! All the very best!
(This blog is Co-Authored by CA Aarushi Jain)
(Republished with amendments)