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AUD AUD is a theoretical subject. So, reading the modules or watching lectures is extremely important. I was more comfortable watching lectures, so I watched all the lectures twice during my studies. I watched lectures on topics like Sampling, Fraud, Audit Risk, SSAE, & SSARS engagements more than twice. SSAE, SSARS, and CPA Independence rules- You need to read these chapters and understand the concepts thoroughly. These parts are completely different from what you study…

STEP 1: TIME LIMIT (MAXIMUM 20 DAYS) Listen to Becker’s lectures and whenever you feel like you didn’t understand some concept you can always refer to Simandhar’s classes for conceptual clarity. Simultaneously, write down notes for each module and make sure you leave two pages blank after each module (useful at Step 2 and 3), this takes time but is extremely useful for revision. Also make sure you do skills practice videos, MCQs, and SIMs…

Before starting with my strategy, I would like to emphasize on the fact that I completed my MBA back in 2012 and after which I never appeared for the exams. So, when I first thought of starting CPA, it was tough for me to digest the idea of studying and appearing for exams while working full time. I made a goal of completing Regulation first as I had experience with US taxation. After clearing the…

  Regulation is not an easy section for Indian students, as every concept is completely new and takes time to understand.   Keeping that in mind, one should not panic if they are taking some time to understand the concept and complete a module.   The revision should be twice atleast, and making notes of Important topics is highly suggested from my side.   Complete one Module at a time. Don’t even go to next module if you…

The first thing I would like to suggest is to develop an interest in the course, have a consistent study schedule, and follow it without fail. Then anyone can complete this course irrespective of your earlier qualifications or past work experience provided they are determined and extremely focused. Coming to the study schedule, I always used to complete the Becker Lectures, Skills Practice, MCQs followed by Simulations, but two things helped me the most. The…

The first and foremost key to cracking this exam is committing to it seriously. Make a schedule that can be followed every day. Daily studying helps maintain a flow of efficiency. Make yourself accountable to someone you fear and wouldn’t lie to about your progress. This exam demands your time—seriousness, dedication and patience. REG I started my preparation in the same sequence as the Becker product. I did the skills practice, MCQs and Simulations for…

Keep practicing MCQs after every module, create and take practice tests as you make progress with the chapters. Width of knowledge is more important than its depth, i.e. knowing a little bit of everything. FAR: Make sure you have a thorough understanding of every topic, don’t have expectations based on trends. Understand typical concepts like leases and pensions but also don’t unnecessarily engage too much in it. If you aren’t getting a simple point, then…

Keep doing MCQ’s and practice tests at regular intervals to keep the data fresh. Make notes after every chapter. This helps with retention. Read the explanation after each MCQ and TBS. It helps to know you did it correctly or the technique needs improvement. Read all answers to understand why the right one is right. The Skill videos are amazing in Becker and should be utilized. FAR: For FAR as the portion is a lot, I…

All my study experience can relate to a working professional who completed studies quite a few years ago and working in corporate 5 days a week, still has a goal to do CPA along with a full-time job. When I thought about starting CPA, I made a goal of completing Regulation and Audit since I found these subjects quite heavy in understanding concepts. So, I started with reading Regulations on weekends. My strategy was to…