So Diwali has got over too and with exams approaching near its high time to get going. I want to discuss a few pertinent points going ahead.
First, clear your mind of any confusion regarding your situation or condition right now. You may be in tough situations right now, comparing your attempts or age with your peers or thinking about what your relatives said. Good thing is you can crib about it later. You will have sufficient time after the exam. But first of all you have to prepare hard for the exam. Only success can take you out of the mess that you are in right now. So focus on that only.
Then comes the preparation part. For that I will say that never ever skip institute study material. Your preparations should revolve around it. You can join any coaching or study from any notes, but institute study material should never be ignored. Recently I was scrolling through BOS knowledge portal on icai website for some topic and I realized that the institute has made drastic changes in the study material compared to what it was a few years back. There is more use of charts and summary notes. Just go through it.Whenever you are preparing for the exam, create a time-table. Its helps you to divide adequate time into each and every subject you are preparing. It will help you manage the time efficiently and effectively. Time-table becomes even more important when you are taking both the groups. You have to spare adequate time for each and every subject.
Then comes the revision part. You have to revise your syllabus again and again. Syllabus of CA is so much that you forget some important topics at times so best way to overcome is to revise again and again. I had done 3 revisions before I sat in the exam. Spend as much time now on studies as possible.
Another part of preparations is quality or quantity? It was the blunder which I used to make. I used to do self study, but tried preparing from 2-3 books which eventually deprived me of the revisions during the last moment. It’s better to practice 10 questions 10 times than to practice 100 questions 1 time.
Then comes the place where you need to study. Always study using a table chair. During studies our sitting hours are long so laying on bed or sofa and studying will not only make you sleepy but it will also give way to health complications like backache or cervical etc. which we cant afford near exams. You can join any library if its feasible for you.
Most important is stay away from negativity. Don’t get surrounded by the people who raise self-doubt or even who make you over confident about yourself. Its especially difficult when you have faced a failure or setback earlier and you are trying to make a comeback. Remember that opinions of people will change once you succeed. So opinions shouldn’t matter.
Just be confident about what you are doing and nobody will be able to stop you.
All the best.