18 Jun Some commonly believed myths about Chartered Accountancy Course (CA)
Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and prestigious professional courses in the
country. The three-level CA program comprises – Foundation, Intermediate, and final level exam can be cleared in first attempts too, if one is determined. However, many people have a lot of misconceptions about the journey to become Chartered Accountant.
Here are some of the most commonly believed myths –
CA is an extremely tough course to pursue- One of the most common myths about the CA course is that it’s extremely tough due to which many are discouraged from pursuing it.However, the truth is that though CA is a tough course; one can crack the CA exams with the right preparation, guidance and hard work.
Aspirants must study for 16 hours every day- Another common myth about CA is that an aspirant must study for at least 16 hours a day in order to be able to clear the CA exams.However, one should give more preference to the quality of study rather than the number of hours.
Graduation is required- Students can pursue CA even after completing 10+2 or equivalent. One can register with ICAI to pursue the course after completing 12th & students of any study stream can pursue the CA course. The only difference if undergrads need to appear for CA Foundation level exam first & graduates can directly appear for 2nd level i.e Intermediate Level.
CA is all about numbers- Many people also have a misconception that Chartered Accounts is all about numbers. Though numbers are an important aspect, CA also requires a broad skill set. CA’s needs to have a good understanding of business, great expertise in finance-related subjects, and good technical skills.