Shubham Agarwal
Shubham Agarwal

I am shubham agarwal from the city of Taj. I secured AIR 38 in CA final may 2015. I also scored 100 out of 100 in CA-IPCC in accounting. I belong to a middle-class family. I entered in CA field because I was having commerce background from 6th standard and I love it.

My first reaction

When I was checking my result, my hands were shivering. As soon as I saw that I have scored 526 I shouted in the room. I was very happy at that time. And it was not surprising for me because the inner soul from my heart knows that I will secure rank.

I would like to give credit to my parents who have done a lot for me even after scarcity of resources.


I did my articleship from Batra jain & co. based in Agra. It helped me in the way that I could understand practically the theoretical part of CA course by experiencing that during my articleship.


I took all the coaching from best faculties. But more important is how you utilise them. Coaching was not just a formality for me, I utilised them for my knowledge enhancing as well. I recommend you to take coachings because in the era of cut throat competition, you need to be ahead of others.


After passing IPCC most student take finals very lightly and leave the studies for last 6 months before examinations. I did not do that instead I started studies very early. It is difficult to maintain a balance between your rigorous articleship and huge CA course but you need to do work hard.

My study schedule was not fixed I used to study whenever I had free time. Generally I prefer morning studies rather than late night studies.

Strong and Weak Subjects (How did I prepared them?):
Strong subjects were FR and SFM
Weak subjects were Audit and Costing. I prepared weak subject by continuous revision.

Books and e-sources

I will recommend practice manual and the books provided by your mentors. I would advise not to switch over to other books at the last time.

Mock tests

Yes I attended mock tests organized by Eten. I also did mock tests provided by our ICAI. I PERSONALLY RECOMMEND ALL YOU TO SOLVE OR ATTEMPT MOCK PAPERS PROVIDED BY ICAI. That will help you a lot.

Rank and preparation

Definitely I was preparing for Rank. I used to revise the subjects as soon as the coaching of any subject get completed. And I used to keep on rotating subjects revision.

Future Plans

My current plan is to enter into corporate world because I want to get experience of corporate environment.

ICAI Campus

I am not preparing at all for ICAI campus because I have given number of interviews off campus and got huge experience there. I will also suggest you all to have experience of interviews before you appear for ICAI campus.

Advice to fellow students

I would like to advise students that you start prepare for CA final or other stages on the very same time you enter into that. Do not wait for last time rush. Daily study of 3 to 4 hours from the beginning is better than 16 hours study at the end time just before the examinations. And after all you have entered into this CA course journey, you would experience and learn by the time itself.