The Paper seemed quite familiar at 1st Instance, as majority of the Questions were from Practice Manual.
The length of the Paper was Highly Manageable
Standard of Paper:
- Very easy.
- All the Questions were Straight-Forward.
- 'Expected' Questions were asked.
My Observation & Advice:
This paper was termed as Super Easy Paper, because ICAI had given a surprise in the last attempt i.e. November 2016 as the paper was totally unexpected.
This Attempt, the students were lucky enough to see the similar type of Questions as Given in Practice Manual.
So as usual the Conclusion remains the same -
Paper was CAKE WALK for the students who did ICAI Material thoroughly & conceptually. My Piece of Advice for the further papers would be, 'Do Everything, Leave Nothing.'
Instead of Mugging up things, Study everything conceptually by referring ICAI Material. Try Solving as Many Questions as you can. Students usually set a Study Strategy based on Past Question Papers.
When I interact with students, I observed, they Saying - 'Ma’am this Chapter was asked in the last attempt, so this time it’ll not be asked, right?'
My Dear Students, it doesn’t work that way!
We cannot set a trend on the Basis of Analysis or Past Papers. After all you guys are attempting the 'Toughest Examination.' So there can be a pinch of - 'Expect the Unexpected'
Just for your Overview, I have done the Following Analysis:
Chapter - Wise Allocation of Marks in DIRECT TAX (With Options)
Chapter - Wise Allocation of Marks in Indirect Tax (With Options)