Hello CA Final students!
I hope you all are studying consistently and with determination. If not, I hope after reading this article you all feel a little motivated to achieve your goals.
I would like to mention 5 important things here that you shall keep in mind while preparing for your exams:
While preparing for exams just be honest to yourself. You might not have paid attention to each and everything that was taught to you in your classes, you might not know how to solve every question. But just be honest enough to accept your mistakes. Because only when you accept your mistakes and shortcomings, you have a scope of improvement.
2. Control what you can control
Don’t try to control those things which are not within your reach and end up getting frustrated. Do everything possible for you. When you cannot control any situation or circumstance, just keep calm and keep moving. For example, if you are stuck in traffic, what is the best thing you can do? Can you leave your car and move ahead? No. The answer is simple. Just put on the radio or talk to a friend and wait patiently for the traffic to clear. Frustrating will not do anything better.
3. Strengthen your strengths.
If you have limited time in your hand, instead of focusing on what you have not done, focus on what you have completed. Strengthen and work on those areas which you are good at. This will help you all achieve two things – Firstly, you gain expertise over others and secondly, you feel more confident in whatever you have studied.
4. Rehearse the worst-case scenario
I would recommend you all to rehearse the actual exam scenario at your home. Let your mock test exam be your first attempt and the actual exam you going to give in ICAI premises be your second attempt. It is very important to rehearse the worst-case scenario before you play the final match.
“We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training” – Archilochus
Abraham Lincoln once said, “If you give me six hours to chop down a tree, I will spend the first four sharpening the axe”
There is some power in repetition. By practicing, your skill comes naturally and effortlessly. For example, back in the past, we had the contact numbers on the tip of our tongue, because we had to dial them every-time and that made us remember them.
The author can also be reached at [email protected] for CA motivation, preparing strategy for exams etc.