Every CA student aims to clear the exam on the first attempt. Although it might seem impossible, this is not a tremendous undertaking.
Many hardworking students pass their exams on the first try, and some of them even manage to get rankings. Does that imply that those who failed to succeed are misfits and have to alter their entire careers? Absolutely not, I say!
The strategy is important. Keep in mind that hard effort mixed with smart work and smart judgments is more effective than just hard work alone.
Before the Exams
- In the case of practical subjects, make point-by-point notes on all the critical issues and adjustments for each chapter and a list of subheadings for topics like ISCA. The day before the test, this will show to be of the utmost significance.
- Sleep for at least 6 to 6 and a half hours every night, including on exam days. Unknowingly, this will get you more points than continuing to study for a further hour or two since your brain works exceptionally well when it is not sleepy.
- Take another look at the questions that you find challenging. This will increase your self-assurance. It's possible that the precise question will appear on the test.
- Avoid ignoring or taking for granted the principles of any chapter because doing so will cause you to lose important marks on those questions.
- Don't allow internal pressure cause you to abandon the rigor at the last minute; instead, be with family or friends, and don't be concerned; this is entirely acceptable.
- To experience working under pressure, try solving one paper for each topic (at the very least, practical ones).
- Avoid studying or practicing anything new after talking to a buddy about it (unless it's something you absolutely should know), as these actions might undermine confidence.
During & After Exams
- Arrive at the exam venue in your best physical condition. You will give answers to problems that you otherwise would not have tackled. Receiving the paper from the invigilator with an arrogant "I Know All" attitude.
- Avoiding conversation with other exam-takers prior to the commencement of the examination.
- Try your best to figure out which question to leave in choice in the first 15 mins or try to narrow it down to two.
- No matter what an answer turns out to be, continue with it in the established steps if it starts to get really odd.
- After returning after the tests, avoid talking to anyone on the phone or in person. So that you don't have time to worry or ask questions, you should create a detailed plan of what should happen during those hours.