Begin your preparation for the exams early
Most newly registered ICAN members always make the mistake of leaving the exam preparatory period till the last minute. Don’t be this candidate.
No matter how brilliant you are, not starting your preparation early is a recipe for failure. Fact is, all ICAN exams involve tons of materials to be read before you are fully ready.
The first step you take is Register with us.
Get your Focus Focused
If you have already committed yourself to writing the exams and had paid the required fees, then you need to avoid all distractions and just focus.
It is common to hear candidates complain about how wide the syllabus is. They allow that to discourage them. That is simply looking for excuses.
You can’t succeed if you allow fear to discourage you.
You have to get your focus which is to ace your exams focused.
Focus your Focus.
Read 100% of the study Pack
In other words, read everything. This also boils down to why you must start your preparation early and avoid any distractions.
Our institute and network of teachers would also guide you with up-to-date assessments and lectures.
Past Questions must be studied thoroughly
If you want to pass ICAN exams at your first sitting, you must study the past questions. This is also very important and it must be incorporated as an important aspect of your study period.
Studies have shown that over 70% of students who studied past questions passed ICAN exams at the first sitting.
Studying the past questions would help you in the following ways:
i. You would be able to understand the structure of the exams questions and how to go about answering them.
Past questions would reveal the different types of questions involved and how much time is necessary to spend on each question.
ii. One of the important things in studying past questions are the answers provided to each question. These are answers from people who know what it takes to pass ICAN exams.
From the answers, you would have a pretty good idea of what examiners expect from students as far as answering the questions are concerned.
iii. You can time yourself: in ICAN exams, timing is very important. If you use more than the allotted time on some sections, you are likely going to be left with a pile of unanswered questions.
One of the best ways to pass your ICAN exams is to stick to time. Your past questions can help you practice timing. Answer the questions with a timer.
That way, the exercise becomes a practice run for the real thing as far as timing is concerned.
iv. Studying past questions would give you a good idea of the sort of questions to expect.
Careful study of the pattern the exams are set would reveal the likely questions to come. This way, you would know what part of the syllabus to dedicate more time to while studying.
These are just some of the benefits of studying past questions. So make sure you don’t neglect this part of your journey to an ICAN-certified accountant.
Start with multiple choice questions.
The thing about multiple choice questions is that they are generally easy to answer. Apart from that, starting with them would help ease you into the exam groove.
Also, multiple choice questions would also give you tips on how to answer the longer theoretically questions. They would actually refresh your mind on some of the things you read while studying.
However, never waste too much time here. Time yourself and move on as quickly as possible to the other sections that carry higher marks.
Answer all questions.
Try as much as possible to answer all the questions you are asked to. Normally, you are required to answer a certain number of questions for each section from the theory part of the examination.
Attempt the number of questions you are asked to by all means. Even if you don’t know the answer, try and write something reasonable.
There won’t be deductions for bad answers. So you have nothing to lose
Many experts would tell you that a good score in multiple choice questions; good score in the short answer section; and good score in two theory questions would be enough to pass your ICAN exams.
But if you read and prepared adequately, there is no reason not to answer everything according to the instructions. Even with the very tough questions, you should know enough to write something.
Credits – Awajis.