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How to Present Case Studies in Exams


How to present case studies in exams. How to write Case Based Answers, How to answer a case study oriented question?. As exams are coming closer, you must be really busy in revising your syllabus. Of course, revising the syllabus is very important, but presenting your answers in an excellent way is also essential. With proper content & proper presentation, you can definitely impress the paper checker & obtain great marks! So, here are our tips for effective presentation of case studies. Now you can scroll down below and check How to Write Case Studies Answer in CA, CS, CMA & Other Professional Exams.

How to Present Case Studies in Exams

  • First of all, read the given case carefully. At least you should read it twice.
  • Once, this is done, try to recall any similar stuff you have recently studied & frame a conclusion in your mind.
  • Before you put your pen at work, draft an answer in your mind.
  • You can also write key words at a side in rough, with pencil, to help you easily recall the answer.
  • The way you may present your answer can be as follows:
  • First you can write the name of the Act or the corresponding section number. You should quote the section numbers only if you are 100% sure about them. This is so because quoting the wrong section numbers might result into deduction of marks.
  • Then you can state the facts of the case in a summary form. Make sure you don’t waste time in copying the entire question. You can just write the most important part of the question & directly move towards the answer.
  • After this, comes the main body of the answer. That is, analysis of the question in comparison with the provisions of the law. Here, you need to apply the required provisions of the law in the context of the question & frame a judgement. You can make calculations in this part if required by the question. All the details required by the question can be given in this part of your answer.
  • If you can give your analysis in points or under bullet markings, this will improve your presentation & also help the evaluator to easily understand your views.
  • After this, you can write a conclusion. Writing a conclusion is not necessary as it is mostly covered in the later part of your analysis, still you must write the same so that evaluator can have a brief look on it, instead of going through your analysis again and again. Also, a conclusion will add effect to your answer.
  • This, according to the writer, is the best way to present case studies.
  • In a nut shell, you can present it as follows:
  • Name of the Act & Section Number : (Section No. only if you are sure!)
  • Facts of the case: (Just 2-3 important points of the question which are to be discussed in the analysis.)
  • Analysis: (Apply the provisions of the act with regards to the question. This involves detailed analysis, calculations, etc. This happens to be the most important part of your answer.)
  • Conclusion: (Just a one line sentence to explain what will be the conclusion of the case.)

Example for Accounting Standard Based Case Studies

1st Para:-

Source of information, AS No. , AS Name, Para No. (+) Relevant crux of related Info

E.g. – As Per Accounting Standard 12, Accounting for Govt. Grants, Issued by ICAI, Para No.……

2nd Para:-

Relative Facts of Question with Para 1st

3rd Para:-

If there is any alternative solution give it in 3rd para, Para should start on “Alternative Solution”

Note: – Please underline main Keywords, Relevant Words

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About CA Ridhi Dhoot

The writer is a Chartered Accountant & a Licentiate Company Secretary. You can reach out to her at [email protected]

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