We all have dreams and aspiration to be successful. Clearing your CA exams is one such dream, and it is the first step on the ladder to success. We all want to score good marks and clear our CA exams. But unfortunately, of all the subjects of the first group of CA Inter, Law is the least scored subject. So, how to score good marks in law? How to score exemption in Law? Let’s discuss a few preparation tips which will help you score 60 plus marks in law.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.
How to score good marks in Law?
The ‘secret’ to score good marks in Law lies in your preparation. Scoring an exemption or scoring sixty plus marks in law is dependant on two factors – how you prepare before the exam and how do you present your answers during the exam. Preparation for the exam is what we are going to talk about today.
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How to prepare for Law?
How do you prepare so that you can expect a good score in Law? The preparation for exams depends on various things. There are two types of students – one who do self-study and the other who take coaching classes. We are going to discuss a few things which are equally relevant to both types of students. There are few extra things that the students who are doing self-study have to do, rest tips are the same for both.
How to do self-study for Law? Is it possible?
It is very much possible. Sure, there are some extra steps involved as compared to students who are getting guidance from coaching classes but it is doable.
Pull out the Institute’s study material and start reading. If you understand it in the first try, very well, if not then don’t worry, just give it a plain reading without thinking too much about understanding it. Not just read it, read it aloud. If you start reading it silently, you’re sure to fall asleep. But if you read it out loud it creates an audio-visual effect and helps you retain what you’ve read.
For a student who is doing self-study, this becomes a problem area, especially in subjects like law. How to get conceptual clarity in law then? First of all, break the line you’re reading in parts. Then analyze those parts separately as thoroughly as possible. The second thing that you have to do is to make three separate notes. The first one to write down the concepts in detail, the second one to note down the keywords that you must include your answers in the exam and the third one should be a section-chart to write down all the sections Act-wise. The summary notes with the keywords will help you to revise the syllabus effectively and efficiently before the exam.
Now that we are done with that, let’s talk about the common things that both the students who are self-studying and the students who are taking guidance can do to score good marks in Law.
Tips to score good marks in Law
Immediate revision in a day
Once you’ve studied a topic make sure to have an immediate revision within 24 hours of your first study. If you keep on studying without revising in-between you’re bound to forget the major chunk of the topic especially the sections and sub-sections. For that revision is the solution. There must be at least three revisions before you finally revise for your exam. It might sound like a time-consuming process but as you shift to your second revision and then to your third revision, you’ll notice a decrease in the amount of time it takes for you to revise the same thing.
Create an Audio-Visual effect
How to create an audio-visual effect? Read it out loud and write it down. It’s scientifically proven that you retain more when you read loudly and write down something as compared to when you just silently read it. Use highlighters to highlight the keywords. This will ensure that you will pay attention to those words in particular when you’ll open your book. This will help you in retaining what you’ve studied for a longer period of time.
There’s nothing like the materials provided by the ICAI. Be it your Study Material, RTPs, MTPs, Suggested Answers and even Practice Manual for old-course students. You can refer to any material that you want but never skip the Institute’s study materials. Exams are our ultimate target and since ICAI is the one conducting the exam, we must be thorough with the Institute’s publications.
Practice doesn’t mean you have to just read the questions. You must write down the questions and their answers. Appear for as many Mock Tests as you can. There are several Mock Tests available online which you can take to improve your overall performance.
Importance of RTPs
RTPs issued by the ICAI includes all the latest amendments and some very important questions. You must read the RTPs and practice the questions provided in them. There are high chances of questions coming from the RTPs, so make full use of them to score good marks in Law.
MCQs play a major role in conceptual clarity. And with the onset of the new paper pattern, practicing them becomes even more important. It is not just going to help you with scoring good marks in law exam but will also help in providing conceptual clarity. MCQs help you with even the minutest of details.
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There’s no short-cut for scoring well in exams but to score well it is important that your preparation is effective. If you use the above-mentioned points, they are surely going to help you with scoring good marks in the exam. Follow these tips and let us know in the comments section below what you think about them. And once you have followed these tips, do come back to give us your feedback whether they were helpful for you or not.