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How to Prepare for CA Intermediate Group 1 & Group 2 | With Graduation

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Until now, students have been easily pursuing graduation alongside preparations for CA Intermediate. Hard work, multi-tasking, long hours of studying, and running to and fro tuitions have been an inevitable part of their life, and they had to make peace with it.  According to them, it made life hectic but manageable. It also saved their time and ensured an early start to a successful career if they pursued CA and B.Com together.

But now, things have changed, precisely because the syllabus for CA has changed. It has become more difficult to crack CA Intermediate under the new syllabus issued by ICAI. Or has it? Well, it depends. For one thing, the new syllabus is much more detailed than the previous one. For another, students have to prepare harder in order to clear exam. This is to say that students appearing for CA Intermediate from this year will have to have a higher aptitude and but they need not study for 24 hours now as compared to 16, which has been the norm for CA students.

Now, what does this mean? It simply means that students appearing for CA along with graduation will have to manage their time better. Students applying for both groups together will have a tighter schedule to adhere to. To all the effort you intend to put in, you will now need two more things: a really smart study plan and the iron-will to stick to it. Since we have already taken care of the plan, you will only have to mastering the will. 

Phase 1: Learning Phase* (Hourly Basis) #

The learning phase stretches roughly over six months. During this time, you will be dividing your time between self-study and tuition classes. While in this phase, you will be learning the important concepts in all the subjects. The coaching classes that you go for will hardly be effective if not followed up with self-study. So, set some time aside to mull over everything you learn at the tuition classes.  


Number of Hours

College or College Studies


CA Self-Study (Min. 1 Subject)


CA Coaching Classes


Break Hours (incl. TV/Meals/Social Media/Engagement)


Others (incl. Travel/Doubt Resolving)


16 Hours

Phase 2: Review Phase (Time Based) # - CA with Regular College 

This phase stretches over a period of 45 days. In this phase, you begin with the first round of revision. Now that your tuition classes are done, you have more time at hand. Evenly allocate the time at hand to revisit your learnings for each and every subject. 



College/College Studies/CA Self Study - 2 Subjects

Till 2:00 PM

Break (Lunch/Others)

 2:00 PM–03:00 PM

Self-Study (Subject 1)

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Break (Tea/Others)

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Self-Study (Subject 2)

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Break (Dinner/Others)

9:00 PM – 9.30 PM

Self-Study (Subject 3)

9:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Self-Study (Daily Revision)

11:30 PM – 00: 30 AM

Sleep and Go to College

00:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Effective Study Hours- CA

8.5 Hours + 4.5* Hours


Only available if there is no college or if you are a student of distance education program.

Also, go for subject-wise studies on daily basis dedicating specific number of hours per subject per week


Number of Hours (Min. Available Hours: 60)





Cost + Management Accounting




Advanced Accounting




EIS + Strategic Management


FM + Economics for Finance


Phase 3: Revision Phase (Time Based) # - No College or On Preparatory Leave

Phase 3 stretches for 15 days. In this phase, you do the second and final rounds of revision before your exam.



Get up and Ready for Study (Theory Subject 1)

By 8:00 AM

Break (Breakfast/Others)

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Revision + Practice (Practical Subject 1)

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Break (Lunch/Others)

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Revision + Practice (Practical Subject 2)

2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Break (Tea/Others)

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Revision + Learning (Theory Subject 2)

6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Break (Dinner/Others)

9:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Revision + Practice (Practical Subject 1/2)

10:00 PM – 00: 00 AM


00:00 AM – 7:00 AM

Effective Study Hours

13 Hours


Follow the schedule on alternate days covering all 8 subjects.  Students are advised to replace practical subjects with theory if needed.

All said and done, we would like to tell you to keep calm and not worry. Instead of stressing about what could go wrong, let’s focus on what will go right. Doing CA Intermediate and graduation simultaneously will do you good rather than harm. Since a considerable part of CA Intermediate syllabus coincide with that of B.Com, you will finish a good part of your graduation syllabus ahead of time. If you stick to the study plan and work really hard, you may as well clear both groups in single attempt, and what could be better? So, hope for the best and be prepared for the rest!

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