How do I Pass CA Final after several failed attempts?


How do I Pass CA Final after several failed attempts?







How do I Pass CA Final after several failed attempts?

CA is one of the toughest and in-demand professional course. The path to become a CA is filled with challenges and requires a lot of hard work, dedication, determination, willpower and patience.

It can be disheartening to fail CA exams after numerous attempts. Always remember that at the end of the day it’s just an exam, you must either retry or look for other doors, there are always other doors that open, Great people like Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam also failed in many missions, but if he would have thought it was the end he wouldn’t be as remembered as he is today.

Are you confused on what to do now? 🤔

Here is a video which might help you, we have gone through what changes you can make in your next attempt, or what are the alternative options that you can consider for a good career, and we have gone in detail on what can you do at this moment.

Should I quit?

You might feel like giving up but remember your goal and the hard work that you have put through to reach till here, just a little more push with some changes in the preparation will get you to success.

Meet Rajalakshmi - Being a married woman with two kids and coming from a BTech background, Rajalakshmi has managed to balance her studies and her personal life and has cleared CA Inter.
If she can do it, you can too. So don’t quit already!!

What are the changes that I need to make in my preparation??

  • Make a note of mistakes that you made:

Sit and think through all the mistakes that you made, be it in the  preparation strategy, the number of hours you put in your preparation, or anything else.
Make sure you change the old wrong habits and come up with new  ways such that you wont repeat the same mistakes.
So, Consider changing your strategy.
Decide if you require coaching, fast track batch or simply good notes or query resolution.

  • Check your answer copy via RTI / Institute facility

    Compare your presentation with Suggested Answers 

    Analyse your mistakes and prepare a plan accordingly.

  • Check out your strengths and weaknesses. 

    Solve past examination papers and analyze your strengths and weaknesses accordingly.It is very important to know and analyse the topics that you are strong in and those you are weak in.

    Not all subjects would be difficult for you. Focus aroundon your weaknesses.

    While you revise topics you are strong at, spend more time on topics that you are weak in!

  • Solve past examination papers

Set a routine to solve papers in exam settings. Take every Sunday, and you shall nail it.

Make sure you set a timer and solve the papers religiously as if it were the exam day.

   • The 80:20 rule

Focus on major topics first. There are few topics which may be very lengthy, but don't carry many marks.

Focus on topics that carry more weightage first, among those further prioritize the topics that you are weak at.

   • Keep notes, summary ready for revision during exam days

As exams come closer it is more advisable to revise all the topics and hence it will be very helpful and easy for you if you have notes to revise instead of going through everything.

Make sure you have customised notes ready for your revision before exams.

Feeling uncertain about continuing on the CA path is okay; life offers numerous alternative routes to success. Remember, it's okay to pivot and explore new paths that better align with your interests and aspirations.
From pursuing qualifications like CMA, CFA, ACCA, and others to exploring different industries altogether, there's a wealth of opportunities waiting to be discovered.


  • Alternative options

If you have made multiple attempts, consider other options alongside. It could be a Job, or different but related courses.
Since you might already have good knowledge in finance stream, you can try out courses like CPA, CMA, CFA, and AACA.
We have many stories at our 1Fin where students made a great career by pursing courses like CFA and ACCA. Hence do not consider this failure an end to your good career. If you want to know more about such courses watch our top faculty Sriram Somayajula talk all about CFA.

Watch the video below to get a detailed roadmap to ACCA and explore the career opportunities it provides:

Remember you’re not alone? If you are questioning yourself “ Why Me?” Watch this video below

Whether you pass or fail, it's just a stepping stone on your journey to greatness. The key is to choose a path that aligns with your interests, strengths, and career aspirations. Whether you decide to continue pursuing CA or explore alternative options, each path offers its own set of opportunities for personal and professional growth.
So embrace the lessons, celebrate the victories, and keep pushing forward. Your destination is determined by your perseverance, not by a single outcome.

Sriram Somayajula

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