CA IPCC Toppers Interview Nov 2015. We already knew that CA IPCC results Nov 2015 declared on 1st Feb 2016. In CA IPCC November 2015 exam, Ayushi Goyal got 535 marks out of 700 and got all India 3rd rank. Today we are providing her interview. CA IPCC exam results have released and we are once again glad to bring to you their success stories. It surely motivates everyone! Meet Ayushi who hails from Delhi, All India 3rd rank holder of CA IPCC Nov 2015. Ayushi credits her success to her mother and her source of inspiration is her Father. Ayushi is a very hardworking and disciplined girl who loves listening to music and reading books. She is all set and confident for CA final, let us find out what her strategy was & how she has achieved this success.
CA IPCC Toppers Interview Nov 2015 | Ayushi Goyal
Hello Ayushi, first of all many congratulations to you.
Thank you Sir!
So, how are you feeling now?
I am feeling really excited and can’t express this in words.
What was your initial reaction when you got to know about your result?
I checked the merit list and was surprised to find that I secured the 3rd rank. It was like “Oh my god! I got third rank.” Initially, I couldn’t believe it but later I checked it thoroughly and was happy to get this rank which I wasn’t expecting at all. I shared this news with my mom and she was equally surprised and happy. I also called my sister who was in her office and informed her about the result. She was also equally shocked (She herself is a CA).
Who guided you in this whole journey and whom would you like to thank?
My father was a very big motivator. He used to motivate me everyday. Even my elder sister is a Chartered Accountant and she guided me throughout this journey. I used to take tips from her and of course I would like to thank all my teachers who helped me in achieving this mark.
Did your sister score rank when she was doing CA?
No, she didn’t. Actually, she appeared for both the groups in IPCC separately, otherwise her score is more than me. She scored equally good rank. Her score was 537. So, if she would have appeared for both the groups together, she would have got a rank. She is very proud of me.
Can you describe your time table and schedule plan with us so that your juniors can get help from you?
I took 15 months. I had appeared for June’14 CPT exams so I had 15 months and I am a college student. I started taking 2-3 classes at a time and during my regular classes’ time, I never used to miss the class and I was very punctual. I was the first one to get into the class, I used to leave when the teacher leaves, I was very attentive and used to listen carefully everything what the teacher was saying and teaching, I always completed my homework and if any teacher is conducting any test I used to take all the tests. Then, during the last 5 and half months, I started self- study. Before that, all the classes were going on so, during that self study time, during the initial 4 months, I studied around 10 to 12 hours a day along with my morning classes and then in the last month, I studied for around 15 to 16 hours. I had undergone 3 complete revisions and one revision for the subject, I wanted to do like – IT and SM and I did the homework as well.
What is the most important thing that one should keep in mind during the exam?
All I can say is – never think something is important and something is not because you never know how the paper comes. I remember in my CA FM paper, there was no question from all those topics which students think were important and all the questions were set from the topic which students thought are less important. So, you can never leave any topic thinking it is important or not. So, all I can say is – never leave any topic, just give it a try and read so that you may know something or the other. And there should be reason learning in CA, there is no rule, learning everything in CA has a reason. You should go through everything that you have studied.
Many a times, students don’t actually focus on the study material. so, what importance will you give to the institutes study material and mock test papers?
Yes, practice manuals are must for every subject. First do what you are doing in the coaching material you have, you should follow the coaching material but after that practice manual and study material for certain subjects if you want. You should always give it a read. There are certain things which are not in the coaching material book. So, all I can say – I had time of practice manual for every subject. It compliments your studies.At least, I had read and was sure that I knew these points. I knew what the institute wants us to read. If I can do it, then it’s not difficult for others too. I had done 2 RTPS – May and November and had also gone through the mock test papers. Everything as a whole needs to be covered.
What tips will you suggest so that the students can write what the examiner wants; as sometimes, they lack in presenting their answers properly?
In our class, we used to write answers with full presentation like- do not leave unnecessary spaces, do not try to fool the examiner, and do not make stories. There is no point in making stories. You don’t even have the time of making stories – the paper is so lengthy, completing the paper and then making stories make no sense and unnecessary cutting should be avoided. Also, there should be appropriate spacing between your answers. You should leave as much space as you want but make your work as beautiful as you can. Also, you can underline the important points and start a fresh question from a fresh page. You should mark properly which question you are doing. Sometimes, people forget to do that. And most importantly divide your three hours properly so that you can attempt all the questions in good and clean handwriting.
So, basically, you should help the examiner in checking your answer sheet with ease.
Yes, exactly, you should go with the examiner and not against him, like underlining the answers – the important points, numbering the answers properly, writing all the points and heading clearly and underlining the important lines/points so that they get highlighted.
CA students undergo a lot of pressure, so what should a student do to cope up with that pressure?
One should never be nervous. I used to talk to my parents or used to come out of my room, close my books or just relax. My strategy was that – I had to do this, and relax a bit. Just manage yourself and don’t take too much stress, just do it when you have time. Also properly manage yourself and discipline is very important.
So, you had your whole plan ready with the time table?
Yes, I had a written plan, I had a complete note book for a written plan, day-by-day, like everyday what I have to do.
And if you do that, certainly you are clear where you stand. It actually helps you to cope up with the stress.
Yes. Like, when I started my self-study, day one before starting, I had made a flexible plan. I had some days off in between so that I can manage things. You may never know how the circumstances turn out. So, time-table and written plan had helped me a lot.
What would be your strategy for the articleship?
Right now, I am in college so, I have more than a year for articleship. I want to go into indirect tax and now I am aiming for Big 4 as well and I am sure I will get there.
You are going to which college?
Indraprastha College, Civil Lines In Delhi.
Apart from studies, what are your hobbies?
I like music. Sometimes, when I used to study, music used to go on. I know it distracts, but for me, I used to listen to music a lot.I read as well, I read a lot.
Ayushi, any message for our Students?
All I want to say is – do hard work a lot of hardwork. You should not do anything which will cost you failure. So, if you are doing something wrong, then try to correct it at the same time. Don’t be nervous for exams as your nervousness can spoil your exam.
Once again many congratulations Ayushi, and we wish you all the best for your CA Finals and hope we will be interacting again when you get a rank in CA Finals.!
Thank you very much sir!(Smiles)
CA IPCC Toppers Interview May 2015 | Tanu Garg
CA IPC exam results have released and we are once again glad to bring to you their success stories. It surely motivates everyone!
Meet Tanu Garg who hails from Jaipur All India 1st rank holder of CA IPCC May 2015. Tanu credits her success and her source of inspiration to her Mother. Tanu is a very hardworking and simple girl who aspires high. Tanu likes to travel and chat with her friends. Her teacher praising and congratulating her on this success was the most emotional moment of her. She is all set and confident for CA final, let us find out what her strategy was & how she has achieved this success.
Hello Tanu, first of all many congratulations to you !
Thank you sir!
Can you describe your feeling at this moment?
I am feeling on top of the world (Smiles). I can’t describe it in words.
What were your first reactions when you heard this news that you are AIR Rank 1 & what was your parent’s reaction when they heard the big news?
I was screaming (smiles) and started crying. My parents were also very happy. Actually, they didn’t believe initially whether I was telling the truth that I scored 1st rank and confirmed twice. I could see big smile on their face.
And what was that big emotional moment at that time?
The emotional moment was when my teacher told me that Tanu you did the hard work and your hard work paid off. That was a very proud feeling. I didn’t expect 1st rank and I was very happy
How important this is for you?
It is very important for me. Actually, I always get rank in academics but never got first rank. So this was my dream and I have always wanted that I should get 1st rank once. I didn’t know that I will get this in IPC only and I feel lucky that I got it.
Now you are heading towards CA Final, so expectations from everyone must be very high?
Actually the hopes are very high now; expecting me to continue it but I know it would be a very tough task for me to do that. But I will put all my efforts and hard work to fulfil those hopes.
We are very sure that you would be able to pull that off. So, who guided you in this whole journey, whom you would like to thank?
My mother, she has done a lot for me. When I used to wake up she used to wake-up at the same time and when I used to sleep she used to sleep at the same time. She is the one who supported me and took care of me all this time.
So how did you achieve this can you share your strategy with us – how did you prepare, what was your time table before and during the exams?
I have spoken with many students and what I have noticed is that they were all focussing on other refreshers and other authors. But, I only focussed on study materials and practice manual provided by the institute. So, I only focused on study material provided by the institute and I strongly suggest other students that they should follow study material provided by the institute more other than the extra books of refreshers of other authors.
My time table was that – I used to wake up at 6 in the morning and continue it till 10 or 11 o’clock at night and for the last one month, I slept for only 4 to 5 hours a day. I revised the whole syllabus more than thrice. For the initial 4 to 5 months I used to study in bits and for the last 4 months (from January to April), I revised the whole syllabus thrice.
As you said that you slept for less hours, so what did you do to cope up with that stress which comes along?
Actually, my friends are very good. We used to chat on whatsapp for a few minutes and that worked as a good stress buster for me. Small talks and support of your friends give you that much needed break and lighten your mood. One never should go in isolation while studying as that brings more stress I feel.
AIR 2 is also from your city and is your friend. How this happened?
Actually, we did the coaching from the same institute and our study patterns were quite similar (smiles). We are good friends and we studied together. I am happy for her as well
And what is the most important thing one should keep in mind while attempting the exam and during exams?
CA papers are very lengthy. So from that initial point only you have to maintain the speed. Also the presentation of the paper is very important. What I have noticed and what my teachers have told me that in CA exams you have to be write very specific and to the point. It’s useless in writing lengthy answers, so one should project only the main keywords while writing one’s answer and it should be to the point and directly addressing the question.
What is your strategy for Articleship and CA Final study?
Actually, I haven’t thought of it yet. I am still grasping it.
I am not but will surely register soon.
What would be your message to present IPCC students?
Work hard and your hard work will definitely pay off. Never ever think that you can’t do that or this. Plan your strategy and make sure you execute it well.
CA IPCC Toppers Interview May 2015 | Gunjan Garg
CA IPC exam results have released and we are once again glad to bring to you their success stories. It surely motivates everyone!
Meet Gunjan Garg who again is from the pink city Jaipur. All India 2nd rank holder of CA IPC May 2015. Gunjan credits her success and her source of inspiration to her Aunt and friends. Gunjan is not only helpful and is very humble to others. She believes in continuous practice and preparation. Stress and praise make her more confident a self motivated girl is all set for CA Final, let us find out what her strategy was & how she has achieved this success.
Gunjan, first of all many congratulations to you !
Thank you sir!
Can you describe your feeling at this moment?
I can’t express my feelings at this moment. I am feeling on top of the world. I am very happy to see my parents proud of me.
What was your first reaction when you heard the news that you are the AIR 2nd rank and what was your parent’s reaction when they heard the big news from you?
When I heard about it, I couldn’t believe it. I have never expected a second rank. My parents were so happy. They said that you did it and hugged me and blessed me. I could see their dazzling eyes and big smile.
What was the most emotional moment at that time?
The most emotional moment was when my grandmother hugged me tightly on hearing this news.
AIR 1st rank is also from your city do you know her and if yes, was it competitive?
No, not at all. In fact, She is my friend and we both studied together. There was no competition. We shared everything study related with each other – Something which I knew, I shared it with everybody, something they knew, they shared it. So, there was no such competitive feeling at all and everyone was very supportive to each other. That competitive feeling never came to our mind and we were good friends.
So, were you expecting a rank?
Yaa, I was expecting a rank but it wasn’t in top 20.
What did you do to cope up with the pressure which you had?
Actually, we friends have great bonding so if anyone will feel pressurised the other one will help to redeem that pressure and talk it out. Whenever I felt pressure I use to call my family or friends to speak to them for a while and get guidance. And they used to keep motivating me by saying that you have scored well in CPT you got a 4th rank in CPT so you can do it again and would do fine. So, there was also motivation from my institute. So, it was not so difficult.
Also, It’s just that the pressure or the praise from friends kept pushing and encouraging me. It never made me down. I will also keep pushing myself by believing that I can do it. It’s really important to have that faith in yourself. So, feel good and work hard. Pressure and stress would always be there in life and if you stay positive you can handle the stress.
Very True! So, who guided you in this whole journey? Any special mention whom you would like to thank?
I have 2-3 persons in family whom I would like to thank. First of all, my aunt (My dad’s sister) and my friend Aviral and among teachers- RC Sharma Sir.
Can you share your strategy which you followed before the exam and during the exams? How did you prepare?
After CPT results, from July till December, we attended some sessions of lectures and I just use to revise the same at home and by December with this bit-by-bit study I completed (say) 30% of the syllabus, I learnt till December for each subject in pieces. Then from January onwards, from January till April, it was tight 14 hours schedule for me, from morning till night and I use to sit for 1 subject at a stretch, use to complete it, then revised it up and then moved to pick on the next subject. This way I did the whole 100% course in 2 months i.e. by Feb end. Then again, I took the full course, revised it up and again 100% revision was done by March end and from one more revision I did in April. And finally the 4th time I revised the whole syllabus before and during the exams.
What is the most important thing that one should keep in mind during the exams?
The most important thing is the time management because the papers are bit lengthy. You run out of time. The important thing is that when you attempt one question, just check out the time. If it takes half an hour, then it’s ok, if it’s more than half an hour, you should do the next question, keeping in mind that you have to compensate the time because you have 3 hours and you have 6 questions. So, you should see that you give each question, half an hour only. This way you can complete your whole paper with a balanced approach.
What is your strategy for articleship and CA Final?
I want to do Articleship in a good firm. And I would just try to do well in CA final as well.
I hope that you have big plans to celebrate. What would be your message to your fellow students?
Work hard and congratulations to those who have cleared and who couldn’t clear to them I would say- Don’t be sad for your failure. Just keep trying. CA gives you unlimited attempts. So, you just don’t stop. Keep moving.
Wonderful! Thanks Gunjan and with these lovely words we conclude this conversation!!
Thank you. Thank you so much !!
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