I simply cannot understand why students are so curious about big 4. getting not inducted in big 4 is like a un-pardonable crime in their life. Never ever in the history of individual life, this is difficult to decide that he/she had to go to medium size firm.
If A.F.F or KPMG or EY rejects, life for many individuals ends there. to all, who think are going to join firms and are in firms, please keep my words stick on your mirror top that should be read by you daily morning.
2 - Be slow & steady in your studies. Go through all depths of teh subject/topic you are studying. Be prepared for tough exams ahead. Keep in your mind that you are going to be a CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT within the articles. It's possible provided you have a determination.
3 - Study regularly. Close your cell phone when you are at home. That is vital as open cell phone will always divert your attention.
4 - Your social life in articles should be STUDIES. You have to study even on EID day. Leave all weddings etc in articles.
5 - Try to gain knowledge & prepare for exam by making a plan that you have to follow.