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10 ways to excel in CA Exams: Dhananjay Bhave, Educator at Unacademy

10 ways to excel in CA Exams: Dhananjay Bhave, Educator at Unacademy

Edited By Team Careers360 | Updated on Oct 04, 2022 01:12 PM IST | #CA Foundation Exam

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) administers the ICAI CA examination throughout the country. Candidates who wish to join the Chartered Accountancy profession in India can pursue this course. The CA exam is divided into three levels - CA Foundation, CA Intermediate and CA Final. To be qualified as a Chartered Accountant, candidates must pass all three levels of the ICAI examinations.

CA Dhananjay Bhave, who is a CA educator at Unacademy, here shares expert tips to excel in the CA exams.

1. Complete the Entire Syllabus

It is of vital importance for candidates to focus on all of the topics in each subject and complete the entire syllabus without any compromise. Do not indulge yourself in selective reading. It is important to understand and study the entire book.

Quick Links:

CA Foundation Syllabus

CA Intermediate Syllabus

CA Final Syllabus

2. Revise Thoroughly

Practice makes a man perfect. Hence, revisions should be done every day rather than waiting until the last minute. During revision, all ICAI materials, revision papers, and model test papers should be read extensively. This will boost your confidence and ensure that you are well prepared for the exam.

3. Refer to Only One Source

In order to grasp knowledge adequately, stick to one source and take notes from it. It will reduce the amount of time spent on understanding the same content. Hence, avoid referring to various sources as this may leave you baffled.

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4. Make Your Own Timetable

Managing time is of utmost importance. Make a detailed schedule for your day ahead of time. Try to divide your time between different subjects and varied topics. Post that, you can plan for each topic on a simpler level. This will be much easier for you to complete the syllabus on time. Additionally, go through your schedule and make changes every two to three days (if required).

5. Maintain a Healthy Routine

At times, take short breaks, balance your schedule, and eat well to recharge yourself. Make it a point to spend an hour each day doing something that refreshes you, whether it's music, painting, dance, cricket, or jogging.

6. Practice Mock Tests

Expose yourself to a variety of questions by taking practice tests. This will allow you to mentally plan out your schedule. Furthermore, completing mock exams will also assist you in comprehending the paper pattern and questions asked. Mock tests will help you stay on track with your schedule, manage your stress, and improve your presentation skills.

Also glance at the following for preparatory purposes:

CA Foundation Sample Papers

CA Intermediate Sample Papers

CA Final Sample papers

7. Focus on Time Management

Time management is the most important aspect of a student's preparation. Try to avoid all potential sources of distraction and devote a significant amount of time in studying. Ensure not to spend more than necessary time on any topic. It is important to manage your time effectively, or else the preparation process would feel unending.

8. Don’t Pressurize Yourself

Keeping a positive attitude will uplift your confidence. Try not to lose faith in yourself. Keep in mind that your motivation to achieve your goal is fueled by your happiness. Hence, believe in yourself, feel confident, and give yourself the assurance that you can do it.

9. Make Summary Notes

Make separate notebooks for each subject and try to have documented summary notes of all the topics. This will enable you to effortlessly revise from a single source and also relieve you from unnecessary stress prior to the exam.

10. Last Minute Tip

Don't talk about, analyze, or be concerned about the paper that has already been completed. Remember that nothing can be done about what has already happened. Instead, concentrate on the upcoming papers and do well in them. Integrate yourself with the learning process in order to unlearn and then learn again.

Also note that on the basis of request received from the ICAI, the University Grants Commission (UGC) declared on March 15, 2021 that applicants who pass the Chartered Accountant (CA) will now be recognized as equivalent to Postgraduate Degree candidates.


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If you chose chartered accountant (CA), then you have to write several exams and practical training. Here are some exams to write in your road to pursue CA, that are conducted by ICAI.

  • If you have passed 10th, then you can take an entry level exam. This foundation course consists of 4 papers
  • If you are a graduate or postgraduate with specified marks or higher degrees or you passed the foundation course then you can register for the IPCC. It consists of 2 groups with 4 papers each.
  • After you pass either 1 or both groups of IPCC, you should pursue articleship.
  • After completion or if you still have 6 months of your articles hip time, you can appear for the CA final exams. It consists of 2 groups each consists of 4 papers.
  • Before appearing for your final exams, you should undergo AICITSS during the last 2 years of practical training.
  • After you have passed in final exams and articleship, you can be a member of ICAI and can use Chartered Accountant before your name.

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CA Foundation Exam Pattern 2024 – Details

  • The CA Foundation examination consists of four papers.
  • Paper 1 and Paper 2 are subjective type papers.
  • Paper 3 and Paper 4 are objective type papers.
  • The CA Foundation exam is conducted for a total of 400 marks, with each paper carrying 100 marks.

Candidates must successfully clear their 10th and 12th exams from a recognized educational institute . Also, the minimum mark they need to attain in their 12th standards is 50% aggregate. There is no age restriction to apply for the CA foundation.

The details of this exam is given below ;- .

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Hello aspirant,

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has changed the exam dates for the CA Foundation 2023 December session. The CA Foundation December 2023 exam will be held on December 31, 2023, and January 2,4,6, 2024, according to the updated CA Foundation timetable. Registration for the December 2023 session of the ICAI CA Foundation is currently closed. The CA Foundation June 2023 results had already been made public by the institute on August 7, 2023. A new education and training programme has also been announced by ICAI, and it will go into effect on July 1st, 2023.

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