Krunali Shah - AIR 23 CA Final May 2017 - Mumbai, Maharashtra
Krunali Shah

I am a highly ambitious, driven and self motivated girl. I always have a very strong urge to learn new things. I’m a trained Bharat Natyam dancer and I also love participating in debate and elocution competitions. My Dad is a businessman and my mom is a teacher. I chose CA because that is the one of the best field in commerce which opens several avenues and gives a great kick-start to one’s career.

My first reaction

I was crying out of happiness after I saw my results. I finally felt like my dream had come true.

The credit for this success would definitely go to my parents, my maternal grandmom, my family and my friends, my professors, MT educare, the library where I used to study and everyone else who had been by my side.


I did my articleship from Haribhakti and Co. LLP in the department of Valuation. It helped me a lot especially for SFM. Moreover, my colleagues and my Principal have been very motivating and play a significant role in my growth.


I had joined MT Educare for my studies. It indeed proved to be instrumental in achieving my target. However, I would emphasize that self studies is the key. I had started my self study from January 2016 and studied for at least 2 hours everyday for weekdays. I ensured that my portion was over before I went on my study leave.


A. Study schedule:
I used to study early in the morning. So I’d wake up by 4 or 5 am and study. I used to sleep also early by 10 pm.

B. Strong and weak subjects (How did I prepare them?)
My forte was SFM, Accounts, Costing, OR. I had practiced all these subjects from Institute’s material.

I found it difficult to study all the theory subjects. So I ensured that I revise those subjects atleast 4 times before exam so that I am confident while writing the paper.

Books and e-sources

I would recommend the Institute’s material for all subjects.

Mock tests

Yes I had attended the mock test arranged by ICAI. I had also written practice papers for all subjects creating an exam like atmosphere in the library. These mock tests helped me a lot to manage time and improve the delivery.

Rank and preparation

Yes, I was preparing for a rank. I had kept myself motivated throughout by ensuring I was around the right set of people, in the right surrounding and kept myself away from all distractions.

Future Plans

I intend to join a consulting company and get into strategic consulting.

ICAI Campus

I am revising everything I had studied during CA Final. Further, I am updating myself with current affairs and brushing up my interpersonal skills.

Advice to fellow students

I would advise them to study regularly and work hard. Positive attitude along with right preparation will definitely help one achieve their goal.