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How to Crack- Regulation ( REG) section for the CPA exam

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The Regulation portion of the CPA exam is broken up into 5 components according to the AICPA blueprint. (1) Ethics, Professional Responsibilities and Federal Tax Procedures. Business Law. (2) Federal Taxation of Property Transactions. (3) Federal Taxation of Individuals. (4) Federal Taxation of Entities. (5) Business Law.   Like all CPA exam sections, a strategy should be in place when attacking regulation. Remember that although REG is a tax heavy exam, the conceptual components (e.g. ethics & business law) should not be disregarded. Often students find themselves disappointed with their 71% come score release day, and the first question I ask them is “how much did you study for business law?” […]

The CPA Exam

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The CPA Exam Starting April 1, 2017, the Uniform CPA Exam dramatically changed its test format adopting a larger emphasis on critical thinking and advanced order skills. Universal CPA Review offers supplemental support by testing your knowledge and preparing you for test day. The Uniform CPA exam is an extremely comprehensive, and detail-oriented exam. If you are currently or are planning on working in the industry of accounting, obtaining your CPA license is paramount to your career success. With Universal CPA Review, we are dedicated to offering you sufficient practice material, and testing you on aspects of the exam that you are guaranteed to see on test day. With Universal […]

How to Avoid Negative Marking in CAT Exam? – Byju’s

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In the CAT exam, there is a ⅓ negative marking for each incorrect answer. For the exam, it is extremely crucial to attempt questions accurately rather than attempting more. By getting even one question wrong, the overall percentile can reduce to a good extent and chances of getting shortlisted to the preferred institute greatly reduces. So, to ace the CAT and get shortlisted by any of the top IIMs or any other top B-Schools in the country, individuals need to prepare well, be confident and have personal test-taking strategies to finish the exam in time with maximum accuracy. So, to help the CAT aspirants score well in the exam, some […]

5 Hacks to Ace Verbal For Any Test!

Any entrance test basically assess your aptitude based on these 3/4 aspects I.e. Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation/Decision Making. Out of these, Logical Reasoning and Decision Making are the ones that get you to wrack your brains hard. You usually need to focus on practicing rather than having a fixed set of rules to follow. Quantitative Aptitude requires you to know the 2 Ws of concept application- the ‘When’ and the ‘Where’. A fixed set of rules, as well as intuitive understanding of their use are the ground rules for acing this section. But the easiest of them all, is Verbal Ability. Now, for a lot of […]

6 Hacks to Maximize Your Study Time

In this day and age of multi-tasking, it is rarely ever easy to focus on just one thing at a time. A fast-paced routine sets us up for a life on the racing tracks, and we learn how to be the Master of all, and the Jack of none. These are tips and tricks to being successful, as the road leading to success is a very unpredictable one. But, out of all the roads to success, one remains constant, and that is STUDYING. Contrary to the multi-tasking lifestyle that we lead, studying demands focusing on one thing at a time. Constant devotion of time and attention to a singularly tracked […]

5 Hacks to Ace Quantitative Ability Section of Any Test

Any entrance test basically assess your aptitude based on these 3/4 aspects i.e. Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation/Decision Making. Out of these, Logical Reasoning and Decision Making are the ones that get you to wrack your brains hard. You usually need to focus on practicing rather than having a fixed set of rules to follow. Quantitative Aptitude requires you to know the 2 Ws of concept application – the ‘When’ and the ‘Where’. A fixed set of rules, as well as intuitive understanding of their use are the ground rules for acing this section. Here are 5 hacks that will ensure better understanding of the Quants section: […]

Barron’s LSAT AND MCAT Author Jay Cutts- June TIPS

Your Expert Guide to Self-Preparation For LSAT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, and PCAT By Jay Cutts Lead Author, Barron’s LSAT and MCAT Prep Materials Happy June and Summer! REMEMBER: The 3 Keys to Self-Prep Success: A well-planned study schedule High quality prep materials Peer support If you’re still not doing well enough, look for a qualified tutor. THIS MONTH: Let’s take a quick look at where things stand for you. MCAT/PCAT: You should be devoting as much time as possible to your prep now and for the rest of the summer. Leave your summer schedule as free as possible. This summer is not the time for travel, internships, or volunteering. Ideally […]

4 Study snack recipes for Smarter studying

                                                           Studying for a test is an uphill task in itself and nobody knows those random hunger paws sabotaging the entire plan for extensive studying better than us. To help you grab something more than the decaf coffee you slowly sip upon to keep your eyes open and at least eat something more than the baseless midnight bowl of bland instant noodles, Studypal.co has brought to you 4 great delicious recipes that will keep you full between those gruesome study hours with almost zero efforts from your end. The Legendary Chickpea Roast Basically, this comes as a healthy alternative to the baseless chips snacking we all do once in a […]

STUDYPAL.CO APP- The First Look

   Why STUDYPAL APP? So, with Facebook feeds clogging your phone and the twitter updates  running crazy; you wonder why to download yet another app on your phone. So, let us get this straight. This is NOT YET ANOTHER app. It is STUDYPAL.CO; the new name trending on app lists!                         It is here to help you find a study partner; and sail you through the test prep! http://www.studypal.co/blog/studypal-co-app-the-first-look/                                                      So what can you expect? Well, Studypal.co is exclusively meant for finding you a study partner; and with search filters ranging from Location, Test, Target date, Study Choices and to even Colleges and Offices; we bring to you a full […]

5 Study Spots in Austin to look out for

Studying doesn’t always need to be boring. With a lot of study prep to be done for those hugely competitive tests, it is always advisable to find yourself a change of location, all for your good. Caffeine addict or an outdoor person; we have something for you on our list of study spots for Austin. So grab your books and walk out to explore the 5 absolutely fantastic study spots in Austin which will help you to ace those test scores:   Houndstooth Delicious coffee, lovely music and tons of natural light set just the right mood for studying. The interiors are modern and chic and there is an option […]