Rankers startegy to pass CMA dec exams

Rankers Strategy to Pass CMA Exams

  • CMA Final, CMA

  • CA Satish Jalan

Preparing for the CMA examinations can be a demanding process, especially if you want to pass both groups. In this blog, we'll look at some of the strategies that our rankers applied to ace the difficult CMA examinations. These insights will guide you towards your road to CMA success, from unwavering determination to effective one-day-before-exam methods.




SJC CMA Final Top Performers



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Tips & Tricks Shared by Our CMA Rankers 


To pass the CMA Final exam, Adarsh Solanki  AIR 32 needed a well-planned strategy. Faced with failure in his last attempt, he was determined to pass both groups together. He methodically prepared a six-month plan on an Excel sheet to accomplish this. This strategy tried to achieve a balance between his studies while remaining focused.


Handling the pressure in the CMA journey can be tough since there are limited gaps between exams. To prepare effectively one day before the exam, Adarsh emphasized creating concise summary notes for theory subjects. This would enable swift revision. For practical subjects like costing, where there's less time for practice, Adarsh devised a clever solution. He maintained a separate notebook, listing important questions, their page numbers, question numbers, and the tricks or patterns needed to solve them. This strategic preparation aided him in confidently tackling practical questions.


For Jai Kishan Agarwal (AIR 38) and Rishav Choudhary (AIR 24), they faced a challenge as they started their classes late. To ensure ample time for revision, they adopted a proactive approach. While attending classes, they analyzed the 2016 syllabus to identify key areas of focus. They determined which chapters, topics, and parts were important by examining past exam papers and the Institute's suggested answers. They classified questions A, B, and C based on their frequency in past exams. This classification helped them prioritize their revision efforts. Rishav even created a WhatsApp group with his mother to share and review these categorized lists one day before the exams.


Amresh Majhi AIR 49 had an innovative approach to revision. He printed past year's question papers and solved them daily during the revision period. Additionally, he recorded his voice and created videos to compile important concepts. He stored these recordings in a dedicated WhatsApp group, allowing him to repeatedly review them for faster revision during the exam period.


Debashish, an AIR 16 CMA Inter ranker, believed in focusing on past year papers and important formulas on the day before the exam.


Important Points to Take from CMA Rankers.


Determination to Give Both Groups:

Importance: This determination signifies a clear goal and a refusal to settle for anything less than success. It keeps candidates motivated throughout their preparation.


Strong One-Day-Before-Exam Strategy:

Importance: A well-thought-out strategy for the day before the exam ensures that students are mentally prepared. It reduces last-minute stress and increases confidence.


Unwavering Willpower:

Importance: Willpower is the driving force behind the consistent effort. It helps students to stay focused, maintain discipline, and overcome challenges during their preparation.


Commitment to Cover the Entire Syllabus.

Importance: Thoroughly covering the entire syllabus ensures candidates are well-prepared for any question that may appear on the exam. It reduces the risk of encountering unfamiliar topics.


Balancing Theory and Practical Subjects:

Importance: Balancing the study approach between theory and practical subjects is crucial for a well-rounded preparation. This ensures that candidates are proficient in both types of questions on the exam.


Creating Summary Notes for Theory Subjects:

Importance: Summary notes facilitate quick revision of key theoretical concepts. They are especially useful for retaining essential information in memory.


Analyzing Syllabus and Past Exam Papers:

Importance: Analyzing the syllabus and past exam papers allows candidates to identify high-impact topics and question patterns. It helps them prioritize their study efforts effectively.


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