How to Ace Your CA Exams in Less Than a Month?

Chartered Accountancy has always been a popular professional course in Nepal, which is managed and regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN). It is an exam, which is conducted in three levels. CAP - I Six Months. CAP – II Nine Months. CAP –III Three Years (including practical training). Here are some tips to clear CA exams.

Things to do

Organize Your Study Space/Room

Organizing your study room or study space helps to declutter unwanted stuff and increase your focus on the main goal. It is very important to clean your space so that you can go straight to work/study without any distractions. It also increases productivity and you don’t waste any time cleaning up your mess from the last time. Some research has shown that there is a correlation between reduced productivity and clutter. It is said that by organizing you can decrease your distraction and get your work more done. Less clutter and more organization will make putting things together and faster to study.

Put Your Phone Away

The phone is something that makes you hooked up for a long time. It is said that if you only distance your smartphone an individual ability to focus will increase by 50% more. So, during your exams, if you don’t wanna miss your emergency calls and text message you can use a non-smartphone or simple black-and-white phone. That will help you distance yourself from using social media and their mind-diverting content. Research has shown that people who use phones excessively have a lower response time in the memory task. So to boost your memory or to memorize things that you have studied you can switch to non-smartphones that will help you in your productivity, concentration, and memory.

Scheduling study time/ mind mapping

Time is very important in every CA student’s life. When it comes to the academic success of students it is important to effectively use your time and sticking to a study timetable drawn is as important as creating one. Scheduling your lesson plans before your exam preparation helps to achieve the targeted goal. It makes your vision clear. Scheduling a timetable will ensure all your activities are listed and thereby ensures time management along with discipline. A good timetable makes a huge difference in the habits of orderliness, punctuality, and steadiness. It helps to give you track of yourself and also increases your commitment to your study. 

It also provides you with less stress through a clear vision for a week and months. If you study on time nothing will hinder you from getting A’s. Studying early by scheduling the lesson plan will help students to memorize more effectively.

Read aloud ( Talk to yourself)

Unlike watching television, reading or being read promotes a slower unfolding of events and ideas. This encourages students to listen, pay attention, and concentrate, which after a while can increase their overall attention span. It is also said that reading aloud can improve working memory. When reading out loud, you create more focus. You'll develop your sense of hearing as well as seeing so it helps new learning more easily. In short, a learner who reads out loud processes information better. You may not become the world’s fastest learner but you will however improve the quality of your study sessions. And this makes you a more efficient learner! This means next time you read a more difficult topic… you should begin to read aloud.

Summary notes

Using summary notes at the beginning of a course can help you learn faster because you can quickly determine if you have understood a concept. It is a perfect way to move quickly to the more important and high-value areas. Despite a large amount of information available in various study materials. When you make notes in your own words, it becomes easier for you to understand and retain a topic for a longer period of time. They will typically provide references to the main textbook to enable you to do some extra reading. Summary notes can help you as you move through the questions, helping you build your speed and confidence for the exam. Another reason is of quick summary notes are convenient, easy, and less time-consuming to go through during exams. When revising on the last day before your CA exams, if you have the option to go through the entire book/syllabus or to refer to quick summary notes, what would you prefer?

Commitment and Confidence

The study found that students with self-confidence can lead them improved participation, enjoy learning, reduce test anxiety, increase their interest in goal-seeking, growth of comfort with their lecturers. Commitment and confidence bring positivity and motivation to pass your CA exams. Self-confidence has many positive impacts on students’ learning and performance.

Things to avoid

  • Don’t postpone lesson plans for a day later. This makes the schedule late and also makes you panic when you feel your running out of time. So, following the timetable of lesson plans will help you with your exams.
  • Don’t use social media. This will make your study schedule distracted and slow. Social media increase negativity and make you out of focus while preparing for your exams. So it’s better to use a non-smartphone so that only emergency calls and messages will be accessible.
  • Avoid junk food to stay fit for exams. To stay fit for exams, make sure to avoid foods that are high in calories, sugar, and unhealthy fats. Instead, focus on eating healthy snacks like fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain bread.
  • Don’t get panic. It may affect memory by causing 'blank-outs' and leading to loss of concentration and feelings of demotivation. So confidence is the key to ace the CA exam.
  • Avoid poor sleeping habits. Students who sleep better are more alert and have better focus. All of these benefits can lead to better grades and a better sense of well-being. Avoid watching television or using electronic devices in bed. Instead, read.
  • Stop Procrastinating, and get yourself in the discipline. Procrastination is the habit of delaying an important task, usually by focusing on less urgent, more enjoyable, and easier activities instead. It is different from laziness, which is the unwillingness to act.
In conclusion,

Choosing CA as a career option is certainly a smart choice. There are abundant opportunities for qualified professionals and it also provides challenging and exciting career too. By planning well, working hard, and having a clear goal in mind, you can overcome these challenges and make your career as a Chartered Accountant!