Rank: 38, Batch: May 2016
Place: Mumbai, Maharashtra
My first reaction
I didn’t even realise I had got a rank. My friend called me up and told me to check the Merit List and then I realised that I had got a rank.
I did my articleship from Anil Ashok & Associates. I think the concepts learned during articleship definitely help in exams be it Taxation or Financial Reporting.
I started studying from December for CA final. I would say classes for practical subjects would be necessary as they help you with concepts.
A. Study schedule
I stay opposite RVG Hostel in Mumbai so I used to study there. My schedule was from 7am to 11pm from Jan to May.
B. Strong and Weak subjects (How did I prepared them?)
My weak subjects were Audit and Law and I guess I just tried to learn the answers in Audit exactly as it was written in PM. Whereas for Law I revised it a few times.
Books and e-sources
- Tax – Vinod Gupta
- IDT – Bangar
- Law – Munish Bhandari
I attended Mock tests but just to gauge my speed and paper completion, nothing else.
Rank and preparation
Prepartion for a rank in CA final? Definitely not, though my friends seem to think otherwise.
I would like to work in the corporate world for a while but I want to start practising CA in future.
Advice to fellow students
Advice to CA students would be – Don’t lose hope while studying. Have self confidence, grit and determination. Study everything and don’t take shortcuts.