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HOW TO HANDLE EXAM STRESS(CA Students)
« on: September 15, 2011, 05:34:08 PM »
HOW TO HANDLE EXAM STRESS ?????

For some students Exam time is the most stressful part of their life. But to be honest this is not a correct thinking or approach. There are certain or simple things which can really help you to avoid last time examination stress. So through this brief write? up an attempt has been made to share some points regarding how to avoid examination stress.

The theme of this write?up is—avoid exam stress through a sound exam preparation because I personally feel that stress at the time of examination is the result of weak preparation and shows lack of self confidence towards the preparation. So some of the  points  mentioned  in  this  write?up  are  connected  or  dealt  with  good  exam preparation.

Please find below some of my very simple observations regarding how to avoid the examination stress:


 F OC US ON C ONCEPTUA L  STUDY

This is one of my all time and permanent suggestion. To avoid examination stress and secure long time professional success it is very essential to focus on conceptual study from the very beginning of your professional journey. Conceptual study is the only way out to deal with any sort of examination.


 GIVE A  C OMPLETE R EA DING  TO  THE  C OUR SE

It is also important to give a complete reading to the course content. For exams preparation, Confidently strike off the topic which according to you is irrelevant and never asked in the exams. This point is totally connected with your self confidence and consequently reduces your exam stress.  Remember in the exam hall a small hint or 10?20% knowledge is enough to attempt a question. A simple reading or knowledge can be very handy for exam.


 SPEND SOME QU A LITY  TIME W ITH  Y OUR  FA MILY  A ND F RIENDS


One of the best way to handle exam stress is to spend some quality time with your family and friends. I urge you all to consider this point very important to regain the entire consumed energy and enthusiasm. According to me during exam time family and friends are like protein and energy boosters. They provide you the desired strength to fight with exam stress. So after a long study session have a relaxed chat or interaction with your family and friends. I personally feel that this is a solid method to avoid exam stress. Try this…
 


 F OLLOW  A  F IXED  STUDY  PLA N  HO NESTLY

As per my personal understanding if you follow a regular study plan from the very beginning,  you  can  easily  avoid  the  exam  stress.  Exam  stress  is  somewhere connected with your preparation method. If you are satisfied with your preparation then it would be easy for you to say bye?bye to exam stress. So try and understand the importance of this point and prepare and follow a detailed and flexible study plan from the very beginning.


 A VO ID NEGA TIV E  THINKING

Negative thought or thinking is one of the biggest reasons of exam stress and consequent failure in exam. Without any proper reason avoid thinking that your preparation is bad or you are weak in theory or practical paper. Just go ahead and give your best shot. Do not allow negative thinking and consequent exam stress to distract you and your positive energy. Your confidence is more important than your competence.   CA examinations is a test for your emotions and confidence. Many students fail not because of lack of preparation but because of lack of confidence. Remember in theory papers by preparing just 50% of syllabus you can score not less than 60%. Less the quantity more is the quality.

 MANY  BO OKS  …..

Don’t refer too many books. Just refer one good material and IF time permits suggested answers and ICAI material. Remember you don’t need wider knowledge to Pass CA. You need Deeper knowledge and you will get it by repeated revision but not by reading many books. You may read less and your preparation should not be less. Instead of reading some thing of every thing it is better to read every thing of some thing.


 GOOD REVISIO N SCH EDULE A ND P RACTICE  EXA MS


A good revision during exam time surely relaxes your mind and helps you to avoid unnecessary exam stress. So prepare a special strategy for course revision (revision exams schedule) and prepare special short revision type notes/flow charts. Plan your revision schedule as early as possible and follow the same honestly and keep reviewing it and make necessary changes as and when necessary. This point helps you  to  deal with  lengthy  course  and  improve your  revision  strategy.  Select  easy chapters as per your strength and gain tremendous confidence by practicing more & more questions. After gaining enough confidence remove that chapter from your final revision list. Now there is no need to revise that chapter during final revision and be confident about that chapter. Just follow your revision schedule strictly. Many
 


students fail CA exams only because of lack of proper revision and by not practicing revision exams and directly appearing in final exams.


 BOTH  OR  SINGLE GRO UPS

The right decision in this area will help you to pass or get a rank. Assess your preparation and then take a decision.  Take your faculty or well wishers advice if required. But stick to that decision till you write the last examination. Especially in case of IPCC, even if you pass group 1 you can join articleship and can save 6 months of your valuable time by appearing for ca final along with those students who appeared for both groups and qualified.

Don’t wait for results to come. If you think that your preparation is not good start preparing soon after the completion of your exams. Atleast you can qualify in next examinations.

 SOME OF  THE GENERA L  OBSERV A TIONS  TO  A VOID EXA M STRESS A RE A S  F OLLOW S

?  Stay away from unnecessary examination pressure. Remember exams are just to test your knowledge and should not be treated as a pressure cooker.

?  To  avoid  exam  stress  always  believe  in  action.  Thinking  without  action  will increase your stress and adversely affect your positivity.

?  Always make provision for a small break during long study sessions to rejuvenate your energy and strength.

?  Slight  nervousness  is  perfectly  fine   and   inevitable  during  exam  time.  But excessive stress can be very harmful and block your thinking process. So just be careful.

?  Last but certainly not the least to avoid exam stress or any kind of stress in life it is very important to have faith in your abilities and efforts. Remember nobody is perfect so always ready to improve yourself. Even in CA final, first rank holder has got just 58%.  Failure in CA exams does not mean that it is the end of the life. Try again and reach your goal. Don’t forget it is a professional examination and it is so common to fail in exams. But this should not be an excuse always. Always try your best with utmost sincerity and dedication. I am sure success will follow you. Also give due regards to the expectations of your parents and also remember with their blessings you can deal with any sort of pressure situation.
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HOW TO HANDLE EXAM STRESS(CA Students)


The path to becoming a Chartered Accountant is not easy. The road is very difficult and involves a lot of hard work. I remember the time when I was aspiring to be a Chartered Accountant. Looking at the volume of studies, I often wondered whether I would ever be able to complete it all in time! Well from my experience, I think that if you focus on your study with single-minded devotion, then nothing can stop you from succeeding. Each one must learn from past mistakes. For those who could not get through previous exam, don't lose hope. Instead, take an honest look at yourself. You must accept that there has to something wrong in your approach towards the exam. Identify your shortcomings and overcome them. There is no one common reason for failure. All I can do is provide some basic hints that might help you secure good marks. There is no shortcut to success. And there is no substitute to hard work. But hard work must be in the right direction in order to yield the fruits of success. The study material and suggested answers published by the Institute are of high quality and should be read thoroughly. But, it is very important to take note of subsequent amendments, if any. The CA exams require high quality answers. Unnecessarily lengthy answers will be a definite minus point. Here are a few tips that will help you:

1.  Learn to strike a balance between work and enjoyment. Study very seriously but allot some time for any leisure activity that makes you feel relaxed.

2.  Aim for a rank. That way you will at least get through with good marks.

3.  Remember hard work (rather than Smart Work) always yields good results.

4.  Start your preparations from Day One (Early Preparation).

5.  Plan out your study methodology well in advance and stick to your plans. Keep enough time for unexpected time delays (No one plans to fail, but fails to plan).

6.  If you are aiming for a Rank, read the study materials in entirely (Read Only Materials). Don't leave out any portion. Further refer to some standard text books as referred by ICAI.

7.  Concentrate on the subjects that you find difficult.

8.  Make notes that will help you to quickly cover the vast syllabus on the day before the exam.

9.  Make writing a habit. And write legibly.

10. Get enough practice in practical subjects.

11. If you are not interested in a particular subject, then Read Some thing of every thing or Every thing of some thing.

12. Don't expect a specific format of the question paper for a professional exam of such calibre.
Just keep in mind the marks allotted to each subject - because that's what will not change.

13. Presentation is what matters most. Present your answers in a neat and systematic manner.
Remember, the easier it is for the examiner to read your answers, the more marks you get.

14. Read a lot of related material like newspapers, periodicals, magazines, etc so that your knowledge is updated. This will help you get better marks in the exam.

Remember  5 things:

1.  IF NOT YOU WHO ELSE WILL PASS, IF NOT NOW, WHEN ELSE YOU CAN PASS.

2.  WHERE THE DETERMINATION IS GREAT, THE DIFFICULTIES CANNOT BE GREAT.

3.  WE SHOULD NOT LET FAILURE GO INTO OUR HEART, AND SUCCESS INTO OUR HEAD.

4.  “CA”  DOES NOT MEAN COME AGAIN, BUT IT ONLY MEANS “CERTAINLY ACHIEVABLE”.

5.  THREE YEARS OF HARD WORK COULD LEAD YOU TO 30 YEARS OF BLISS. BUT IF YOU PLAN  FOR  THREE  YEARS  OF  BLISS,  YOU  WILL  END  WITH  30  YEARS  OF  SELF- DEFEATING SLOG.
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