Falguni Paleja – FYBAF Topper 2012 and SYBAF student from Nirmala memorial foundation college kandivali (E), shares her insights and tips with the BAF.co.in team.
She scored 74.71% in 1st sem and in 2nd sem 78.57%
Tell us about yourself.
I am falguni, I love to come up with new things to do each and every time because I believe you learn and explore more when you do something on your own, I love music, and also like accounting I feel accounts is my strong subject
Were you expecting to top in the exams? To whom would you credit this success to?
I never expected to be a topper as it was a total new experience for me all the subjects were new, at first I found them confusing so I had no hopes for being a topper the whole credit goes to my faculty who made it so easy to remember everything, who were there to solve my doubts till the last day of study leave
Did you prepare religiously from day One or A few weeks before the exams?
I used to just attend the lectures regularly and take running notes and also the presentation part helped me to remember the concepts in much better way so later I had to just roughly review the notes and some reference books a day before exam
How did you allot time to different subjects?
I kept my notes updated and so it was not a tough task to allot time to different subjects I opted for combine studies where some concepts were similar or which related to each other
Can you share some insights on how to crack the subjects before exams?
Never say you can’t you should be positive always. Even if it’s your weak subject you should keep on trying, it’s better to try out other ways of remembering concepts like you can make diagrams, flowcharts, make a short word to remember the head points of long answers
Do you think BAF student require coaching classes or is self-study enough? Had you joined any coaching class for a particular subject?
It’s not really required if one pays attention to what is taught the concepts are easy to remember
Did you participate in college fests or extra-curricular activities? Do you think a BAF student can manage both studies and extra activities?
Yes, my most of the time went in the extra-curricular activities one should be sporty and not just concentrate on studies it helps to develop personality. Yes I think it is quite manageable for baf students.
Did you pursue any additional courses/ internships alongside BAF?
No I did not opt for any additional course or internship
Today, we often come across students committing suicide out of failure, depression or tension of exams. What do you have to say about this? Did you use any special techniques for stress management?
Firstly the students should not get upset and opt for suicide if they fail, in fact they should learn from their mistake be strong enough to face the failure and turn it into success, secondly the parent should not burden their children they should maintain a healthy relation with them and help them to come out from such problems.
Well I feel only way to manage stress is to stay positive have faith in what you do and always keep yourself happy
What message would you like to give to the next batch of BAF students?
I would just like to say they have made a great choice by selecting BAF, they might find the assignments and projects tiring at first but later on they will see benefits of it
What is the future plans post BAF?
I want to opt for M.phil in accountancy as well as Masters in financial management.