Ways to study maths and law for the CA Foundation -
Practice makes it perfect should be your motto towards approaching this paper. Mastering each question should be your motive. Mathematics, Statistics are more technical whereas Logical Reasoning is more analytical.
Maintain a study journal to note down:
Easy to access notes
The questions from institute’s material should be done thoroughly. This gives an understanding of the institute’s difficulty level.
Good and difficult questions should be repeatedly practiced as it helps in time management as well as concept clarity.
You should focus on doing the maximum number of questions rather than on reading theory since it’s an objective paper.
The following is the mark break up for each section:
Mathematics: 40 marks
Logical Reasoning: 20 marks
Statistics: 40 marks
Focus on the chapter “time value of money” as it has due importance in future academics.
Business Laws (60 marks)
Law comes with the risk of boredom since it’s pure theory. This is the outlook and experience of many students. But law can only get interesting and easy to study if you concentrate on the whys rather than on the whats. Behind every drafted law, there is logic. Try to understand why the provision exists. This helps to increase analytical skills and to build a strong base.
The institute’s study material is well drafted with a lot of examples. Hence, it is the most sought for material despite its difficult language. The key to cracking law is to read, read and read.
You should also prepare summary notes which can be used for later revision. Presentation of content has a great impact on your retention power and hence, usage of charts will also help to a great extent.
Business Correspondence and Reporting (40 marks)
Business Correspondence and Reporting mainly concentrates on English as a proficiency subject.
Reading the study material and getting your +2 basics right is the recommended strategy to approach this subject.