For CA IPCC Self-Study is Better Or Coaching classes?
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For CA IPCC, Self-Study is Better Or Coaching Classes?


After writing for CPT Dec 2017 exam, it’s now to gearing up for CA IPCC along with regular graduation studies and classes. And also many students would also be preparing for CA IPCC May 2018 attempt. It’s very hectic to schedule your preparation with your regular degree studies. Balancing graduation studies with IPCC classes requires excellent time management skills. But the daring experience of self-study for CA IPCC will make you feel empowered.

It was a tough decision, but many students decide to ditch coaching classes so that they can focus on overall development with regular studies and be more involved with extra-curricular activities. Thus, the adventure began!


It all started after clearing CPT in the first attempt and start preparing for graduation in parallel. It’s obvious that you will encounter many problems, doubts but for every problem, there is a solution.

The students who take coaching spent their entire day in coaching classes and there is no conceptual clarity unless studying yourself for which they generally don’t have time.

As it is a professional course, the subjects in IPCC are vast, in-depth and very intricate. Many found it intimidating. Subjects like Law, Accounts, and Tax seemed immense with regular practice. Many of students are not sure how to tackle them and spend a lot of time trying to figure out the best approach for these subjects. Instead of feeling frustrated when stuck somewhere, immediately start thinking of what can be done to overcome such problem.

  • Searching for notes online.
  • Preparing own notes.
  • Writing things down.
  • Used mnemonics.
  • Call your friends
  • Post your queries online

Some things worked, some did not, based on your hard work and dedication. Some subjects seemed never-ending and generally tried to put them off as much as possible. Some student struggled with some subjects for a long time. They would often try to learn a new concept but no matter how much effort they put. Slowly and gradually, it will start getting better.

Self-study is always a better option. First of all, nothing is rocket science in the syllabus. You just need a thorough understanding of the concepts with practical aspects.

Towards the end, you would be able to solve most of the tough questions, concepts were clear and you could deal with unique questions that required an application of multiple concepts.

When you attend coaching class you are spoon fed everything and one can’t visualize and deeply understand the concept. There is no second opinion, you understand only what the tutor tells u.

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Self-study enables us to visualize the concept with our own perspective. It saves time and money. But I would also recommend being in close touch with your friends who are taking coaching who can share their study mat and all important information.

Coaching teachers have experience and can guide u about exam pattern and important areas in a chapter or which chapters u can leave also there is always an option of fast track batches in case you are unsatisfied with your preparation at the end. coaching classes today especially in big cities are a waste of time and money, waste so much time in traveling for each class with lots of pressure to attend that class.

Given enough resources and time, one can achieve any goal. It would give you a good feeling to study and solve everything on your own. It helped you to refer a lot of books and build a mini library at home.

I cannot lay enough emphasis on the satisfaction you feel when you realize that you have come a long way, that too on your own!

(Source Courtesy: AfterGraduation)

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