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Study Plan for CA-Inter Nov 2018 (New Course) for Single Groups with Graduation

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Should you pursue CA Intermediate alongside graduation? Should you appear for one group or both the groups? What can you manage time effectively? Is there a study plan that can guide to clear CA Intermediate in your first attempt? If yes, then where can you find it?

Every year, students go through this mind boggling phase. Let’s try answering them one by one. To begin with, it is actually a good idea to prepare for CA Intermediate and graduation simultaneously. A considerable part of the syllabus coincide, so preparing for one will automatically help you prepare for the other. In this case, it is advisable to focus more on your preparations for CA Intermediate if you are confident about pursuing Chartered Accountancy as a career. With your focus on CA, the bare minimum required to pass graduation exams will get taken care of.

Now, coming to the second question, should you go for single group or both groups together? Here’s the trick, different experts will shove different advices at you. Since there is no universal answer to this question, the choice lies with you. Both choices have its own merits and demerits, and after weighing them carefully, you will have to figure out what suits you best. Once you make a choice, stick to it.

Now, assuming that you are preparing for November 2018 CA Intermediate single group, with graduation, let us see how you can manage time effectively. Remember that study plan we talked about, well, this is just the place where you will find one! 

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 1 or 2)

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.

Study for each of the four subjects on alternate day basis and go for Subject-wise studies strictly based on specific number of hours allotted to every subject per week.


Number of Hours (Min. Available Hours: 60)





Cost + Management Accounting







Number of Hours (Min. Available Hours: 60)

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

Just so you know, this study plan is not curved out in stone. It is there to guide you as to how you should effectively map your studies according to the time available in hand. Following the plan to the letter, will largely help you clearing the group that you are appearing for in this attempt. Having said that, please feel free to make tweaks to the study plan as it suits you. The idea is to not waste time in the initial days, or spend too much time on a single subject while neglecting the others. Of course you should identify your strengths and prepare yourself thoroughly in those areas but you should make sure that you do not leave out anything altogether. That’s all, keep up the hard work! 

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