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Dear Students,

This is in continuation with article “How to Cope PCC Failure” by CA Sudhir Halakhandi.


In this part of the “How To Cope Failure”, I will suggest some method of studying.

1.      Choose a good location to study. This place should be clean, quiet, well-lit, a cool temperature and away from all distractions, such as friends, television or the computer.

*       Studying in a place similar to your exam environment might make you more comfortable during the test itself, as familiarity will help to reduce the fearsome feeling of testing.

*       Always be certain to take everything with you that you will need to work, including books, lecture notes, past assignments, pens and pencils.

2.      Stay on the plan- If you become stuck on a problem; clarify it (You may take the help of your tutor or friend). You might go over your allotted time and need to schedule more time for later. This is fine; your study plan is just a guideline, not an absolute. Catch up as soon as possible, and continue as planned.

3.      Revise the previous study- Redo past selective problems (You should mark each good problem at the time of first study), make notes for special type of problems and method of solving them. If you cannot explain the reasoning behind a mathematical process, then you likely don't understand it fully, so first try to understand the problem. You should also make a brief of your theoretical subjects at the time of first study and revise them by reading only this brief. I will suggest you to revise your day’s study at the time of dinner or before sleeping (You can keep a summary in front of you at this time).

4.      Memorize major concepts- As you study, jot down items that you need to memorize and carry the list with you throughout the day. Review this material when you are caught standing in line or with time to spare between classes.

5.      Selectively review your texts- Do not re-read your text book; you have already done it once and to do so again would overload you. Review sections you have highlighted (or underlined), any notes you made in the margins, formulae, definitions and chapter summaries.

6.      Study in a Chronicle order- Begin your studies with the material of low importance or subjects interesting to you and move forward in chronological order, spending only small amounts of time in low priority areas and more time in higher priority areas. This review will give you a stronger basis from which to master the more important material when you get to it. If you choose to study in chronological order, be careful to pace yourself so that you do not leave a critical study part to do the night before the exam.


·         Planning only for more than one week in advance is ideal, especially when you have two groups to juggle.

·         Before all this prepare a schedule which meets your needs.

·         It’s also a good idea to keep some spare papers or notebook next to you while you’re studying so if you think of anything you need to do later, you can write it down and put it out of your mind, then get on with the studying.

·         Every morning make a To-Do list and keep it with you whole day, you can append or amend in between but don’t compromise with morning thoughts.


Now, I request all of the students of caclubindia to comment on above article and suggest to improve, if you think so !

Thanks for reading this article and best of my wishes for your examinations…


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