Sakshi Gupta, topper of IPCC May 2013 CA exams and a 2nd year B.Com student of Narsee Moonjee College of Commerce, Mumbai shares tips to crack the exam.
She has also secured 9th Rank in Common Proficiency Test (CPT) of CA and secured 98% in Class X CBSE Exam.
How did you prepare for the CA exam?
I was regular in my studies from the very beginning and was attending classes on regular basis. I had started preparing for IPCC once my CPT results were out. Focussed study in last 3-4 months helped me a lot.
Was it difficult to manage studies and college together?
It was a bit difficult in the beginning but I got used to it later. Also, my IPCC exams were in May and my college ended for first year in February end. So, I got full two months for preparation which helped me.
What are your hobbies?
Reading books, watching cartoons, movies and travelling.
What was the reaction of your parents when they came to know that you topped the exam?
My parents were sure that I would get good marks but getting first rank was out of imagination. So, when they heard the news from the Instiute that I had topped the exam, they were elated.
What are your future plans?
My first aim is to become CA like my father and then I would like to pursue MBA from a top 10 MBA college.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I would like to thank my teachers at college and JK Shah Classes who have helped me a lot in every stage of preparation. I also like to inform you that this feat would not have been possible without the support of my mother who has also worked hard with me for my preparation.
What advice would you give to students interested in pursuing CA?
Be focussed and thoroughly read study modules issued by Institute and regular study helps a lot. A few reference books will also help.