Which of the ICAI Books are useful ? Is ICAI Study Material worth using ?

Question -
Hey Aditya

I am very much confused about ICAI books. My faculty says me to read from study material issued by ICAI. But I think it is practically impossible to read and clear CA exams merely by reading ICAI study material. Please help me.
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Which ICAI books should I refer to?


Answer- 
Hey buddy

This was the question that was disturbing my mind when I was in CA. Your concern is genuinely right. My tuition teachers also used to say to us to refer ICAI study material along with other publications issued by ICAI.

But that was quite practically impossible as institute material was not student friendly and was also quite bulky.


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So, I would summarize ICAI study material , i.e. which books to refer and which not,

Study Material - If you are undertaking coaching, then I would advice you to go with coaching books and not study material as it would create a lot of confusion in your mind. If you are going for self study, say for theory subjects, Law then I would advice you to go with Munish Bhandari instead of ICAI study material.

In short, you have to go with one book and that too which will help you to make your learning easier and not tough.


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Practice Manual - This is the must or mandatory reading. There are no Ifs and Buts for this. You have to go through it as it will help you to remember concepts easily.

Supplementary Study Materials / Case Laws : This is applicable in Direct Tax as well as Indirect Taxes only and they have to be revised thoroughly as many of the case laws come from this booklet. This is also one of the mandatory readings.

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Compilers - They are similar to Practice Manual except certain additional questions are added in this to make it different. If you have sufficient time after doing Practice Manual and you think you need to re-visit concepts again, then I would advice you to go for this.

Suggested Answers- Again, not mandatory one.

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Revision Test Papers - Need to be undertaken at the time of exams. Just a one time exercise. Go for it.

Mock Test Papers - My personal suggestion would be to go for this and ensure that your warm up seems good so that you can perform better in the final match.
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If there are any other ICAI material, let me know so that I can help you with that.

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