Thank you sir!Can you describe your feeling at this point of time?
I am very much happy at this moment. Right now, I am at the top of the world as I secured 2nd rank with good marks.Did you share this information with your parents?
My father expired a month back. I shared this news with my mother who was extremely happy. Just after the declaration of my result, I called up my mother. She was expecting that I would be securing a rank in CA Final but didn't expect me to get a 2nd rank, so she was very much happy with my success. As at this moment I am not with her so visit her at dinner in Vuyyuru, just near Vijayawada.We are very sorry for your loss. But, nevertheless, you have made your father proud and he must be extremely happy!
Yes Sir. Unfortunately, he is not here with us but I know he must be very happy for my achievement.I believe that we had an interaction earlier as well. You scored rank in IPC as well, right?
Actually, I lost rank in CPT by 3 marks. That led me to think of securing rank in CA IPCC and eventually I did secure 2nd rank. So, that's how I got to interact with CCI earlier.Ya, I do remember a lot of students got inspired from the hardwork which you have done and the tips which you have shared with your fellow members. So, now that you have cracked CA Final which is one of the toughest exams in the world, can you share your whole journey from CPT to IPCC and then getting a rank in CA Finals?
It was a good journey. There were hurdles in between but somehow I was able to overcome those with good result. I started my CA CPT in March 2012. I had done my intermediate in March 2012, after completion of intermediate; I opted for CA CPT. I had registered for CPT at that time. I went for coaching and I scored 184 in my attempt. Generally, a person with 184 marks gets a rank but unfortunately, I lost by 3 marks. That day, I was little sad with my result. My mother asked me if I secured a rank and I said that -"Mom, I didn't secure a rank." That moment made me think of obtaining rank in IPCC. From that day onwards, I started doing hardwork as I aimed at securing a rank in IPCC and started following study material, practice manual, other references etc. I had made up an intention that I had to study in such a way that I could obtain good marks in CA IPCC. CA CPT is not equal to CA IPCC. Getting a rank in CA CPT is much easier than getting a rank in CA IPCC. I didn't belong from CA background, none of my relatives or near ones is a CA. But still, it was due to my firm determination and hard work which led me to get a rank in CA IPCC. I thought that I would get 1st rank in CA IPCC but unfortunately lost it again by 3 marks at that time also. And when CAclubindia took my interview, I told you that, I would clear CA Final with 1st rank. But unfortunately, I had again lost it by 3 marks. So, why these 3 marks are running after me, I don't know (smiles). 3 is running around me but for what reason I have no Idea. It had made me run around from CPT, then IPCC and in CA Final. I lost it again by 3 marks.Ya, it sounds very interesting that in all the 3 attempts, you had lost it just for 3 marks.
Ya, someone in IPCC level, had even said that you might miss it out in CA Final again for 3 marks. But, I was sure that I won't miss it this time, but again I missed it for 3 marks. It would have been obvious if there was a difference of around 20 to 30 marks between 1st rank holder and 2nd rank holder, but missing it again for 3 marks - I just don't know what to say.True! (Smiles) So, in this whole journey, who inspired you?
My parents inspired me in this whole journey. They didn't have sufficient money to make me a CA. Even, when I entered CA, some of my relatives and colleagues told my parents that they won't be able to make their son a CA. At that time, my father came to me and said that there are other courses but if you pursue CA, you would be recognized in society as well as respected equally among others in the family as well as others among social circle. He also said that though I may not have enough money to make you a Chartered Accountant, but still I would make it reliable to you by borrowing it from others so I should go and join this course. That gave me the strength and motivation to pursue this course for the sake of my parents, so whenever I faced any hurdles or difficulties in this journey, I just used to think that how much struggle my parents are facing for my sake and that feeling gave me the motivation to pursue this course with firm determination and hard work. That was the first thought that came to my mind while I was preparing for my studies and this helped me to achieve the success.
I would like to thank my faculties whose constant support and motivation that yes I can do; helped me to achieve success. They are the ones who belonged from the CA background. Apart from them, I didn't know any person who has done CA and that much close to me. So, after my parents, I would like to thank my faculties who had guided me in this entire journey.Would you like to mention any special moment with your father during this journey?
The special moment was when the president of ICAI called me up to inform that I have secured a second rank in CA IPCC. At that moment, my father was beside me and he was very much happy with my result. That was the most special moment with my father. If he had been alive now, I know that he would have been much happier than me on my achievement for CA Final results.We can imagine that (Smiles)
I used to read for 12 to 13 hours a day. I used to read in a combination of 2 to 3 subjects - like one practical, one theory, one RTP. I used to read 2 to 3 subjects at a time in a day. Whenever, I faced any hurdle in theory subject, I used to go for practical subject. Like that, I used to cope up with the stress.Ok, so can you share your whole study pattern which you followed for CA Final exams and what are the things that one should keep in mind while preparing as well as attempting during the exams?
I prepared for 4 months starting from January. I had made a schedule for preparation of all the subjects in the first 3 months and then in the month of April, I started my revision part. I increased my study-time from 5 to 15 hours a day during my preparation period of the first 3 months and then in the month of April, I used to devote half an hour or one hour for the revision part as I had already covered up the topics before. This is how I managed to do the complete revision in that one month also; post that I gave one mock exam too, which boosted confidence in me and that was like a revision for me as well. This is how I was able to complete 3 revisions. So, one should have the confidence as well as practice so that one can attempt the exam with full confidence. A person can prepare for any number of times but if they don't revise, then he /she may have to face problem while writing exams. One should prepare in such a way that they completely cover up the portions from all the subjects so that they can appear for their exams with confidence. In this regard, I would like to mention one thing - "Knowing all the rules of cricket, doesn't make a person Sachin Tendulkar."For being like "Sachin Tendulkar", we need to practice very much as well as revise so that one can score well in exams.How important is CA articleship?
CA Articleship plays an important role. During my articleship period, what I have seen and learnt is that - whatever you learn whether in the form of theory or practical is what you are going to face in CA Final. So, one need to do CA Articleship seriously so as to score well in one's exam. In the morning, when I went for CA Articleship, I used to see the subjects like DT, IDT etc. from practical approach and then in the evening, when I used to attend my coaching classes, I used to learn the same thing theoretically from exam point of view. So, for me, articleship was a practical approach while I considered coaching from examination point of view. This is how I had balanced both in a proper manner.So, now that you have secured a rank in CA Final, so what are your future plans and goals?
I would like to join online CISA so as to have a good expertise with the outside world so that I can pursue practice in future. After the demise of my father and due to the present situation, I am thinking of going for a job and not go for practice at this point of time.Do you have any sibling also?
Yes, I have a younger brother who had completed his CA IPCC and is now presently doing articleship.So, probably he is following your footpath. we wish him all the best for his CA Final exams too!
Thank you Sir.What are your other hobbies apart from studies?
Apart from studies, I like watching comedy movies which proves as a stress buster for me. I am not that into Hollywood or Bollywood, I watch mostly Telugu movies.Oh that's nice! So, who is your favourite Telugu actor?
Brahmanandam as a comedy actor and Chiranjeevi as an all time actor.And who is your favourite Bollywood actor?
Salman Khan.Great! So, any message you would like to give to your juniors and our members?
Generally, people take failure to their heart and feel depress whereas, they take success as their pride. I consider this as a wrong approach; rather they should take success to their heart which will give immense pleasure and take failure to their brain so that they can learn what were the failure points which they can rectify and succeed in their next point.Once again, many congratulations to you from the whole team of CAclubindia. We wish you all the best and thanks for giving us time for this interview.
Thank you Sir!
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