The CA Intermediate exam is held for those aspiring Chartered Accountants who have cleared the first level of examinations – the CA Foundation or Common Proficiency Test (CPT). Similar to the CA Foundation, the Intermediate exams are held twice in a year, usually in the months of May and November.
As an assessment of your final acumen and prowess in the subject, the CA Intermediate is the middle of the long climb in the road to becoming qualified and certified CA. Every candidate wants to clear this exam in the first attempt itself. This is a task that’s difficult but not totally impossible. A combination of good planning, aptitude, and hard work can help win the battle in the first try.
Take a look at some helpful tips that you can use to clear CA Intermediate in your First Attempt:
- Do Plan Right – Daily study is a must, for a minimum of Eight to ten hours a day. Planning well ahead and not just before exams will help. Are you an early riser or the midnight oil burner? When can you handle theory and when the practical? How can you save on travel time, meal times and all the seconds of the day? How can you ensure good sleep? Planning yourself out will help you stay focused and study the 100% for the CA Intermediate exam. You should complete your syllabus at least 5 months before exams. Mittal Commerce Classes always completes intermediate batches before 5 months of exams.
- Do Review and Revise – At the end of each day, review what you have studied or practiced and then determine what you will do the next day. This keeps you optimistic since you’re putting in daily efforts. Secondly, keep 5 months prior to exams, for revision and at least 4 revisions must be done before exams. If you follow planning done by Mittal commerce classes then you will definitely done 5 revisions before exams.
- Complete Syllabus Coverage: Cover the entire syllabus for the examination. There is no success in studying for the exam in selected parts. Mittal Commerce Classes gives coverage of 100% syllabus.
- Subject Strength: Know your strengths. Even if you learn 100% of the syllabus, know your stronger subjects. This will help you achieve the 50% aggregate criteria.
- Clarity of Each Concept: Do not just mug up or indulge in rote learning. Conceptual clarity is a must for the CA Intermediate exam. Faculties at Mittal Commerce Classes always teaching to clear each and every concept of students.
- Practice: Constant practice will pay off in the CA Intermediate exam. Keep a track of time when you are practicing. You could find yourself stuck at some times but don’t get frustrated. Only constant practice over timed exercises can help you overcome the roadblocks. We are covering ICAI Study material, Past exam questions, ICAI MTP & RTP questions in classes to achieve great level of practice.
- Mock Test Papers: Train yourself to sharply analyze questions in which both choices look correct. How? By completing Mock Test Papers. CA Intermediate Mock Test papers are very helpful. They teach time management and how to analyze questions. It is advisable to solve the papers at the end of the chapter and after completion of the entire course, solve the complete Mock Test Papers (MTPs). Finally you should give at least 3 mock test series to practice & perform best. We are taking more than 3 mock test series at Mittal Commerce Classes.
- Don’t Give Up or Give In – Your determination to move ahead each day is what will keep you positive and emotionally secure. While you may have family support, it is only when you truly don’t give up on yourself that you will see the real difference. Not being able to solve one question or not performing well in just one MTP doesn’t mean you begrudge your efforts. It’s a long struggle to not give in.
- Do away with distractions – You know what you are in for when you signed up for this. Any professional certification like CA immediately implies dedication and the best investment of one’s time and energy. For the tenure of your studying and practicing for CA, it’s really important to do away with all distractions. This does not mean having any recreation or break at all – but indulgences like social media, television can make you waste time without getting much out of it could be ignored.
- Don’t Compare Yourself to Others – Yes, thousands are appearing for the same exam. Yet, you are each unique. Stop comparing study schedules, portion completion, waking hours, etc. If you’re succeeding in practice papers, you’re doing ok. If not, relook at planning and work on yourself.
While these are few tips, they are relevant to the goal of completing CA Intermediate in the very first attempt. We wish you the best of luck!