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Tests and exams are an inevitable part of learning. They’re not there to trip you up, but to measure how well you have understood the subject. Even if you know the content well, there are ways to help yourself perform better on the day.
Some people thrive on exams, others aren’t so fortunate. A disciplined approach will make your task easier, and - hopefully - improve your results.
Before the exam
Your success starts before you even sit down for the exam.
During the exam
After the exam
Your ability and success is not defined by what people think of you, but what you think of yourself. Losing your drive and enthusiasm is self-fulfilling; the less you have, the worse it gets.
Everyone goes through periods where they lose their drive. So here are some simple ways to get that energy back:
One step at a time
Getting motivated again takes a little time. So, just pick a small task, and address that. Break big projects and assignments into smaller ones, and tackle just one, then another - before you know it, you’re starting to feel like you’re achieving something, and that will boost your confidence.
Lack of motivation can sometimes happen when you doubt your ability to achieve your goals and projects. Maybe you’re demanding too much of yourself. Look at what you’ve got on your plate: is it realistic? If not, try and reduce the workload by talking to teachers, parents and lecturers. They’re human too!
Take a break
Sometimes, all you need to motivate yourself again is to take a break. Go for a walk, catch up with friends, treat yourself to a movie or a meal. It’s amazing how walking away from the immediate issues can help you see them with fresh eyes when you get back to them.
Go on, have a treat! You may think you’re not doing so well, so think about what you have already achieved, and reward yourself for that.
Remember the dream
If you’re losing motivation, you’re probably caught up with the day-to-day detail. Just remind yourself why you’re doing this - to live a comfortable, successful, independent life. Now picture what that will be like. Feeling better?
Ask for help
If you’re not clear on an assignment, ask your professor, teacher or a fellow student. Just discussing the issues may make it clearer and kick start your energy.
Read a biography
Many of the famous, successful people we admire faced difficulties and failure in their lives. A biography will put your current challenges in context, and allow you to see you’re not alone.
Phone a friend
One of the oldest ideas in the book, but it really does help to talk.
For many, studying is a chore they’d rather put off till later. Which means the amount of work builds up, until it all has to be crammed into the last minute. Here’s a checklist of study tips to help avoid the rush, and study more effectively.
Follow a study system such as ASPIRE:
A: Approach your studies with a positive attitude
S: Survey the material to get an overview of the task
P: Piece it together
I: Inquire if you need more information
R: Relay your understanding in an interesting way
E: Evaluate your response
It’s difficult balancing school or uni, friends, family, time out and study. But with a few simple tips, you can learn to manage your time better - and find those extra hours in the day.
Life just gets busier and busier, with more and more distractions. As we get busier, we all need to manage the time we've got more effectively. So, here are seven top tips for getting more out of your day and being more effective at what you do:
Create a list
At the start of every day, make a list of everything you have to do. Prioritize the list: either way, it’s a great feeling to have a specific list and see what you've been able to cross off during the day.
Try writing down everything you do for a week, and see how much time activities are taking. Even if that activity is ‘doing nothing’ you’ll be able to see where time is being used wisely, or not. Once you’ve done that, divide your day up into half-hour blocks. Allocate specific amounts of ‘blocks’ to each task, and stick to it. You’ll find having one task to complete in say, two blocks will help you focus.
Multitasking is bad
We all seem to think that doing more than one thing at once is good. It’s not. It means you may well be doing several things badly instead of one thing well.
Different locations for different activities
Change the environment to suit different activities. For example, if your bedroom has a TV, computer and games, it’ll be hard for that to switch to a serious environment when you have to study. Perhaps the library becomes your ‘work’ place, keeping home and your room for relaxing. Perhaps your bedroom becomes the work space, and the living room the place you can relax.
Use the downtime
If you look at a typical week, you’re sure to find some downtime - time where you’re waiting around or travelling, for example. Use that time to cover one of the tasks on your list, like reading a reference book. A half hour on a bus can achieve a lot.
Include some ‘me’ time
You’ll work or study better if you include some time just for you, to do what you enjoy doing. Allocate that as though it were a serious task - it deserves to be treated seriously, if you’re going to be able to get a better balance in your life. It can’t be all work and no play.
If you feel nervous before an exam, you’re not alone. Most of us have anxious thoughts - ‘have I done enough revision?’, ‘will I be able to answer all the questions?’
In some ways, a little anxiety is a good thing - it helps to focus the mind and get the adrenaline going. Too much, though, is not so good. Fortunately, there are a couple of simple things you can do to control your exam anxiety, and reduce the stress.
Before the exam
A healthy body means a healthy mind. Although study may be taking up time you would otherwise use for relaxation, it’s important to eat well, sleep well, and exercise. Try some of the following tips:
During the exam
Once you’re in the exam room:
After the exam
First of all, it’s really important to stay positive. Don’t reflect back on where you had issues, think of where you didn't. And while it may be tempting to talk to other candidates about how they went, this can make you more anxious.
You should also give yourself time to recover. An exam can take a lot of concentration, so allow yourself a ‘cooling off’ period to relax once more.
Finally, remember that exams are not designed to make people fail. They are simply a standardized way of finding out what you do, and don’t, know.
There’s so much information to take in when you’re at College or university. How can you possibly remember it all? You need to take in as much as possible if you’re going to succeed. And there are some simple techniques for doing so.
The brain is like a muscle; the more you use it, the stronger it is. And just like exercise, there are some techniques and skills that you can teach yourself to help you remember things.
Try these next time you’re in a lecture or class, as a way of making the information easier to learn:
The process of writing something down forces you to concentrate. When we concentrate, we are more open to taking things in. When writing notes, give as much contextual information as you can - such as the day, the weather, the location.
A healthy body means a healthy mind. Exercise, regular sleep patterns and good food will all ensure the brain is rested and fuelled, and better able to operate.
Send it to yourself
If you find yourself forgetting things, try emailing or texting yourself as a reminder later. It’ll jog your memory, and give you a written reference.
Find your learning style
People learn in different ways - some through images, some through sounds, some through having a go, some through touch. Work out your way of learning, and use it as a way to bring the teaching to life. In a lecture, for example, drawing a picture might help. One student found that peeling an orange during the lecture helped by association!
Believe in yourself
If you keep telling yourself you have a bad memory, then you probably will. Tell yourself you have a fantastic memory, and it may well improve.
Actors learn their lines by repeating the script over and over again. As you hear information, repeat it to yourself. Repeat it straight after the lecture or class. Then again an hour later. Try it the morning after.
I am here sharing some tips on How you can pass any Professional Qualification Examination Such as CA ACCA ICMA ICEAW CIMA CFA CISA CIA easily in first attempt. Passing professional exams these days is becoming more harder as large number of students are willing to obtain professional qualification. Professional Exam can be passed in the first attempt if you prepare systematically and confidently. Yes, you can crack/pass exams in first attempt by following our tips. All the Tips about how to pass exams in 1st attempt are given below. These Tips to pass in first attempt will be extremely useful for CA Foundation, Intermediate, Final exams.
The most important thing for every student would be: Don’t waste time. Just an example, At the time of registering in the course, you might have thought that I have one year period of time , so can study it later. Ultimately the days will go fast and faster and the exam will due. So remember: “Don’t Waste Time otherwise Time will waste you.”
Tips on How you Can Pass CA and other Exams in 1st Attempt Easily
Below are the 10 steps to make you prepare to crack the exams in first attempt easily.
The first basic factor towards Cracking exams in first attempt is a positive attitude. Trust in your self that you can do it. Remember this golden words: “If you think you can then you can” So generate a belief in your self that you can pass exam in first attempt. Yes, you can do it.
So never keep fear of failure and just keep positive attitude. Remember: “Change your attitude and you change your world”
The CA course is really challenging hence the role of positive attitude cannot be over emphasized.
2. Be confident in yourself..
Basically for passing CA course, you need not to be a super genius. Don’t feel that CA course meant for intelligent students. What is a peculiarity of this course is even super genius also fails in this course. The main factor is your mind set up and outlook.
Inject some degree of cautiousness to the brain regarding the challenges of the course. The word here referred to as challenging and not tough. So, just be confident in yourself that you will pass CA exam in first attempt and yes you will.
3. Have a clear cut Goal
You must have a clear cut goal that you want to pass Professional Exam in first attempt at any cost. The words “at any cost” is very important in Professional Exam course. You will face a lot of difficulties while pursuing Professional Qualification but remember you will have to cope up all the difficulties and will have to follow the goal of cracking Professional exams in first attempt.
4. Forget that Professional Exams are tough..
Your approach toward Professional Qualification is too critical to crack this course. If you feel that the course is tough then the course remains tough and remain difficult to clear even if your hard work and repeated attempt.
Think that the course is very challenging but nothing against you. This is the positive attitude. Tune the mind towards the challenging angle so that you can get the means to face the challenges. You may be pay more attention and care towards the studies which otherwise cannot be achieved. If you had changed your mind as suggested above, then , you won half battle.
5. Study with Planning
This is the most important step in the race of cracking Professional exam in first attempt. Most of the students don’t follow this most needed step. You need to plan that what you need to read and learn today in a paper sheet just before starting reading. It will not take more than 5 minutes. This will build confidence in your self that you are focused on your goal of cracking Professional exam in first attempt.
Remember the golden quotation: “If you fail to plan then you plan to fail”
So make schedules to follow before reading everyday. In starting your performance will be down but later you will be following 90- 95% schedule correctly.
6. Prepare thoroughly..
You need to prepare thoroughly & systematically. Concept clearing is the important thing in accountancy exams. Prepare from Study Material Published By Institute because it is the best material according to me. Keep reading some reference book of some good author too for more detailed knowledge. You can get an overview of the entire subject at the time of start studies. If there is senior ,what is the wrong for inquiring about the subject.
Past Exam Papers, Suggested Answers and Examiner Comments are of Utmost Importance For Clearing the Core Papers of Professional Examinations.
Remember: “Those who learn from own experiences are smart, genius is the one who learns from other’s experiences”
7. Revision is must..
Revision is the vital step that you must fulfill. Keep revising whatever you read in whole week in Sunday. This will lead you to bypass the exams in first time for sure.
Follow a strategy of study. Remember, you cannot study accounts independent of company law. Income-tax cannot be studied independent of accounting. Thus, these subjects are inter-related. You have to study all the subjects for the examination.
For example, In CA Final: the issue of shares by a company. Read provisions of company law from S. 55 onwards prospectus, contents, liabilities for misstatements, and so on till S.108. You would have grasped the legal requirements. Then work out problems in accounting on issue of shares at par, premium, discount, for consideration in other than cash, etc. Follow it up with audit of issue of share capital, resolutions to be passed, documents to verify, and so on.
Practice writing. What you read will prove futile if you cannot reproduce it on the Exam day. Do write at least 2 test papers of all the subjects before the exam. It will also boost your confident.
10. The final charge
Generally, the pressure valve is turned on only after the candidate pays the examination fees. There is a lot anxiety, nervousness, and tension. If a candidate is well prepared, last minute blues can be avoided. The candidates should learn how to tackle each subject and perform accordingly.
Go for it..
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CA is a professional course. It is considered as a Qualification and not a degree. It is not equivalent to graduation and cannot replace it either.
In case you wish to study abroad you have to do graduation it can be B.com, BBA or anything but you have to do it. You must note in Pakistan and many in many foreign country graduation is completed in two to four years. Where as in India bcom, BBA or any Other Equivalent is a three year course. They also follow a system of credits which depend on courses you have studied during under graduation. If you are keen on studying abroad it will be good to check their credit requirement and take up course accordingly because many course may need additional degree to meet credit requirement.
For Indian Students:
If you do not want to do graduation along with CA, you can look for memorandums which ICAI has entered with open universities where you will get graduation degree once you clear your IPCC.
An advise, CA is highly unpredictable it is always good to keep your back safe. if of you are doing ca, graduation would be a cake walk for you So better take up graduation.