Preparation Strategy For CA FINAL GROUP 2 Nov 2023 [4 month]

Want to achieve good marks in CA Final? Well, then, this is the right platform for you.

Some Students might have cleared CA Final Group 1 and waiting for their Group 2 exams to Prefix the tag "CA" to their Name. There may also be some students who want to appear for Group 2 only. We have consulted the best faculties across the country as well as various AIR rank holders to compose a Preparation Strategy for CA Final Group 2 Nov 23 Exams. CA Final is one of the toughest examinations and students will need to adopt a "Prepare for the worst and Hope for the best" to overcome it. Usually, the examination commences from the first week of Nov, which leaves us approximately 4 months to study and secure good marks:

As you know CA Final Group 2 includes 4 subjects:

  • Strategic Cost Management & Performance Evaluation (SCMPE)
  • Direct Tax & International Taxation
  • Indirect Tax Laws
  • Electives (6 Paper Options)

Out of the above subjects :

All 3 Compulsory papers are Practical & Electives contain both practical & Theory Papers.

Specific Points to Know for Nov 2023 CA Final Exams:-

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ's) are Applicable for 2 Subjects - Direct Tax & Indirect tax
    • Advantage: Full marks on the correct answer. Will be helpful in achieving the pass marks and aggregate.
    • Disadvantage (if you want to think one): Compulsory question with no choice. Will require in-depth study. 

Important Link : 

 Mock Test Papers | Free Resources

Assumptions :

We presume that you have taken coaching for at least 2 Subjects (Say, Direct Tax and Costing) and you are planning to take coaching for 1 Subject (Indirect Tax)  and self study for 1 (Electives).

Preparation Strategy :

We would advise you to study 1 Theory paper and 1 Practical paper at a time. Furthermore, divide the period from July to Oct into 4 parts. The plan for each of the 4 phases are explained below:

June - July Plan:

It is always preferred to choose 2 Subjects together so that it keeps you going with your preparations and don't bore you with one subject. 30 days (mid-June to mid-July) is enough for 2 subjects to be thoroughly practiced or memorized by any student, provided you don't have any office commitments. Try to complete at least 60-70% of the subjects by mid-July.

Our Suggestion : 
Start with Costing & Direct Taxes - As both the subjects are easy but bulky subjects which include lots of concepts and mainly requires major practicing.

"It is strongly advisable to write down all the Important Techniques + Formulas + Concepts Topics at a separate place for your future preparations." 

July - Aug 2023 Plan:

Now you can pick up the other 2 Subjects (IDT & Elective) together so that you can complete your full syllabus by the end of Aug 23. For IDT, by mid of Aug, you will be getting all the amendments relevant for Nov 2023 and if you want to buy videos then latest videos by top faculties will also be available which can assist you in completing the course efficiently.

IDT Video Lectures by Top Faculties : Click Here

In this period also, try to complete 60-70% of these 2 subjects as well. 

Elective Papers :
Introduction to Elective Papers: Click Here 
Paper 1 - Risk Management : PDFs | Videos 
Paper 2 - International Taxation : PDFs | Videos 
Paper 3 - Economic Laws : PDFs | Videos 
Paper 4 - Financial Services And Capital Markets : PDFs | Videos 
Paper 5 - Global Financial Reporting Standards : PDFs | Videos
Paper 6 - Multidisciplinary Case Study : PDFs | Videos

Aug - Sep 2023 Plan:

In this period, you can easily complete the rest 30-40% of all subjects. Once, you have completed the full syllabus of all the subjects in a decent manner by the end of Sep, you will feel confident of scoring good marks in your Final examinations. In this period, you can also opt for Fast Track Videos by Top Faculties for different subject on the basis of your level of preparation.

Blog LinkCA Final Best Fast Track Courses

Few Important Points for Self Study

  • Go through all the important points and make a note of them chapter wise
  • Refer to Practice Manual, Revision Test Papers, Past Year Papers and try to complete all the relevant questions mentioned there
  • In CA Finals, Time management is most important as students despite knowing the answers falls short of time to finish the papers. Hence it is advisable to practice questions in time bound format.
  • Solve mock papers. (You can have a look at this link to go through the mock papers and important resources) 
  • Understand the weightage of marks and plan your time devotion topic wise accordingly.
  • Most Importantly...Start Studying..!!

Oct 2023 Plan [Last Half Month before Exams]:-

  • Firstly, Practice your Critical Topics Which are Important for exams too. It is not advisable to leave any topic for exams as each topic carries a weightage of 10-14%, which can't be ignored.
  • A thorough revision of all the topics and preparation of notes for Exam Day Revision. Exam Day Revision is the most crucial part of CA Finals, as it is utmost important to revise or give a bird's eye view to almost all the topics one day before the exams.
It is advisable to prepare one pager notes for each topic which is sufficient for you to refer one day before exams instead of referring bulky books on the exam day.

Now, just one day left for your examination make sure to just go through the important points and have a good sleep!

Important Points to note:

  • Always write and practice.
  • Learn Point Heading and write.
  • Try for Mock Exams by ICAI and different faculties.
  • Solve MCQ'S By DT and IDT [30marks each]
  • Use Mnemonics Technique to Memorise Headings (Mainly for ISCA & Electives)
  • Make sure to make notes & mark all your doubts while watching the lectures.

Follow this schedule, then you might score exemption [60+] in Direct Tax, ISCA and Indirect Tax as this time, we have 30 Marks MCQ, giving students the potential to score full marks in the MCQs Portion. 

You can find more information and resources at 

Hope you can find this article helpful. If you did like this Blog then Share it with your friends who are doing CA Final studies or who will be giving their CA Final exams in the near future. 

All The Best!


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  • Dharmendra Narsigbhai Solanki

    Many many thanks for your very very good advices.

  • One Prep

    Nice information for Four months plans on how to prepare the CA exam. High appreciate your blog!

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  • Megha Agarwal

    Please provide the strategy for both groups in 4months ..

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