Students preparing for CA examination are often confused whether to opt for self study or coaching. While the majority of CA rank holders will vouch for coaching classes, it is not mandatory that you will score high marks only if you go for CA coaching classes. It is up to each individual to decide what is best for him/her.
If you don’t have any good CA coaching centres near your house and you will have to travel far to attend such classes, then it will be better to opt for self study. But again the student must decide if the time he takes for travelling is worth it or not.
Even if a student opts for a coaching class he/she will have to do a good amount of self study. Coaching classes will only give students guidance. Without self study it will be very difficult to clear any examination. Coaching classes taken by good teachers will give you lot of confidence to deal with any kind of subject or course. The fact is self study or coaching classes are not the only deciding factor to clear CA examination.
You will find lot of students who have cleared their exams just by doing self study. You will also find students who are failing even after taking coaching and vice versa. What matters the most is your hard work and commitment, and nothing else.
Even if you are doing self study you must get proper guidance from teachers and your seniors. Only they will be able to guide you in the right direction. You will have to discuss with other students certain topics that you will find difficult to grasp while doing self study. Self study will be a failure if you do it without any interaction with experienced people. If you are not disciplined and not able to follow a set routine of study then self study will be a complete disaster. The truth is even if you attend coaching classes you will have to do self study, but when you do self study there is no one to guide you or there is no coaching involved. When you attend a coaching class concepts are discussed once or twice. To thoroughly understand those concepts you will have to do self study.
A teacher will teach certain easy methods and discuss a few examples, but you will have to do a lot of hard work and practice more questions connected with that particular method if you want to succeed.
Coaching will certainly help you if you are ready to do a lot of work on your own.
Without understanding the true meaning and components of self study it would be very difficult for anyone to clear CA examination.