A conversation with
1st Rank Holder, CA Intermediate(IPC)
Examination, November 2013
He was so happy that he was in tears.... We bring to you "to the
point" strategies and motivation behind the 1st Rank holder of IPC
exams. In an exclusive interview with CCI, Akshay shares how a success-story
video pushed him to work hard to make his parents happy and proud.
Akshay, First of all many congratulations
to you from CCI!!
How are you feeling right now?
What was your first reaction when
you got to know that you are the first rank holder?
I received the call of the President of ICAI and he notified that
I secured the 1st rank, I was so happy and was in tears.
How was your parent’s reaction on
hearing this news?
were also very happy. I shared the news at first with my dad and
he felt very proud.
How was your interaction with the
good. He called up, said that he was the President of ICAI and notified
that I have secured the All India 1st Rank. It was a
casual conversation, he was very humble.
How big is this achievement for your
career, now that you have secured the 1st rank moreover now pressure
might be also high for your CA Final preparations?
is very big for me as this will help me to get good place for articleship
and also my confidence is high now. Yes, expectations are now high
as I have secured the 1st rank so need to work hard for scoring well
in the Finals as well. But, as of now, I have 1 decided to prepare
for CA Finals after a gap of 1 year.
Would you would like to thank anyone
who have guided / helped you in this achievement?
inspired by a Topper’s Video that was shown in the class by our
teacher where I saw how a father’s reaction was, to his son’s achievement.
This in turn urged me to achieve this success so that one day I
can also bring this proud moment in my parent’s lives. My parents
were also supportive throughout. It’s also a huge moment for
me that I have secured the 1st rank.
Can you share your strategy / time-table
I made a strategy that how much time should be devoted for each subject and then
revised those subjects accordingly. Apart from that, I made a schedule- which
particular topics I have to go through before each exam. I also practiced some Mock
test papers which helped meto know how one should write one’s paper in those 3 hours of
What is your strategy for articleship?
I will try to join in any one of big-4s, especially in Taxation Department in which I am
Apart from studies, what are your
watching TV, reading newspapers etc.
When did you decide to pursue CA
as your career?
After my 12th standard, I joined for CPT. But, as I had also had joined SRCC so I dropped
CPT in the middle but when I saw that many students are opting for CPT in the
month of December, I continued the course again.
So, you are a student of the SRCC
!! Will you join the upcoming Business Conclave event?
Yes, I would be joining there as a listener.
Any special message that you would
like to share with your juniors or CA aspirants?
panic and study hard.
Akshay, thanks for giving your time
to CCI, best wishes for your future and once again many congratulations
to you from CCI!!