Each MCA candidate is allowed four mentoring sessions to prepare for the Review Board interview. However, each of these sessions is scheduled separately, so a candidate might or might not meet with the same mentor more than once. For this reason, mentors will report the assessment of a candidate's readiness back to the MCA Programme after each session to provide background for the next mentor.
The candidate is expected to drive the schedule of mentoring sessions. However, the candidate is not the best judge of own readiness for the Review Board interview so mentors will always assess their current readiness state and give feedback of the probability of passing the Review Board as on the day of the session.
Although a candidate is entitled to four mentoring sessions, he or she is not required to use them all. The only requirement is that at least one mock interview be held with a mentor. If mentor feels that the candidate is ready for the final Review Board interview after the first mock interview, the candidate may be recommend for an earlier date of Review Board.