After clearing the CA Foundation level you need to register and pass the CA intermediate exams to reach the CA final level. The inter-exams take place twice every year during May and November. After registering successfully for this CA intermediate exam the ICA gives you an 8-month study period for CA intermediate preparation. To make the most of these 8 months you need to have a strong CA intermediate study plan that includes completing the entire syllabus, revision, doubt clearing, and appearing for mock tests. Students have the choice to sit for both groups or only one group depending on the preparation level.
As compared to the CA Foundation level the intermediate level is very difficult. Now that the students have basic knowledge, CA Inter focuses on analyzing and applying the gained knowledge in more advanced Studies and subjects. When preparing a study plan for CA Intermediate, students must be ready to devote at least 10-12 hours/day only to their studies. Only then, they improve their chances of scoring well in the CA Inter result.
In this post, VSI Jaipur helps CA Inter students how to prepare for CA Inter in both groups. So, let’s check and understand!
CA Intermediate Subjects
There are a total of eight subjects in CA Intermediate and four in each group. Your CA intermediate study plan must give equal time and consideration to all the subjects. ‘
The group 1 subjects are as follows:
Paper-1: Accounting (100 Marks)
Paper-2: Corporate & Other Laws (100 Marks)
- Part I: Company Law (60 Marks)
- Part II: Other Laws (40 Marks)
Paper-3: Cost and Management Accounting (100 Marks)
Paper-4: Taxation (100 Marks)
- Section A: Income-tax Law (60 Marks)
- Section B: Indirect Taxes (40 Marks)
The group 2 subjects are as follows:
Paper-5: Advanced Accounting (100 Marks)
Paper-6: Auditing and Assurance (100 Marks)
Paper-7: Enterprise Information Systems and Strategic Management (100 Marks)
- Part I: Enterprise Information System (50 Marks)
- Part II: Strategic Management (50 Marks)
Paper-8: Financial Management and Economics for Finance (100)
- Part I: Financial Management (60 marks)
- Part II: Economics of Finance (40 marks)
6 Months CA Intermediate Study Plan for Both Groups
Now that we are aware of the subjects, let’s move to the CA Inter both-group study plan. As mentioned earlier, students must make a point to study for 10-12 hours daily. Here is a detailed study plan for CA intermediate:
CA Inter Study Plan for First Month
For the first month of your CA intermediate study plan, you should focus on understanding the syllabus, clearing the basics, attending your CA classes and lectures regularly, and focusing on all the theory portions of the subjects.
CA Inter Study Plan for Second Month
For the second month, plan your studies toward building your understanding of the theory subjects. Since the course is vast, it is important to pay attention to the theory portion which will help you develop an understanding of subjects and concepts.
CA Inter Study Plan for Third Month
For the third month of the CA intermediate study plan, your focus must be now on solving practical problems and clearing all your doubts. It is important to start solving practical problems by now so that you can complete your studies and have sufficient time for revision during the last two months.
CA Inter Study Plan for the Last 3 Months
The last six months of your preparation period require hard work and complete dedication. You should start giving your best and focus on clearing your concepts. Also, you must complete a lot of practical problems to gain a better understanding.
You should be consistent with your efforts throughout the preparation period. Also, in case of any doubts, you must take help from your professors. Don’t worry if you have missed out on anything on the CA intermediate study plan.
The last 3 months study plan for CA Inter is for you to more focus on revising what you have completed and if there is time left, then you can consider giving some time to the topics that you missed.
General Tips During Your CA Intermediate Study Preparation
Apart from a CA intermediate study plan, here are a few study tips that can help you prepare well:
- Choose a place to study that is free from distractions, well-lighted, and ventilated.
- When attending classes or doing self-study, put a habit of creating notes.
- Follow the study plan always.
- Always refers to the resources issued by ICAI. So this includes ICAI’s syllabus, study materials, mock test papers, previous year question papers, and sample papers.
- Always take breaks. Continuously sitting in a place won’t do anything good. Hence take short breaks, refresh yourself, and get back to study.
- Follow a healthy diet, do light exercises, and eat healthy. Avoid doing anything that impacts your health.
So this is a CA Intermediate study that a student can consider or create a plan that helps to keep them on track. It is important to join good coaching while preparing for CA inter. VSI Jaipur is a premier CA coaching that has helped CA aspirants to fulfill their dreams of becoming a CA. VSI Jaipur offers both online and offline classes. For more details, contact the team.