Sharing an Inspirational Story of CA Diwakar from Bihar who pursued CA as he wanted to make his Mom proud. However, just before his CA Final examination, he lost her in an accident.
Despite all the difficulties, he clears CA Final on the 1st attempt and made her proud.
“It was my mom”s dream that I do something BIG in life, she always used to say- “Mera beta bada aadmi banega” and I used to affirm her statement by saying- “Yes mom, I will be,” says CA Diwakar Jha from Madhubani, India, Bihar.
“It all started in 2012 when I was in class 12. One day my friends and I randomly decided to research the CA course. That’s when I decided that I wanted to be a CA.
I appeared for my Board Examinations in March 2012. My CPT exam (1st level CA Exam) was in June 2012. Since the syllabus of CPT was very much in sync with that of Class 12, it was easy and I was able to clear it on the first attempt. This gave me confidence.
Next came IPCC, the second level CA exam consisting of Group 1 & Group 2. I had my attempt in May’13. I started preparing early. I had no one to guide me. So, I decided to give only the first group.
I was able to clear it on 1st attempt. I could see the joy in the eyes of my parents.
I had seen my parents work very hard to educate me. So hard work came naturally to me and I worked very hard for my studies.
Articleship Journey and IPCC Group 2
Post that I had to deal with IPCC Group -2. I had to skip an attempt as I invested a lot of my time in mandatory training (ITT & Orientation) and finding a CA firm for my articleship. I managed to get into a good CA firm for my articleship.
As I cleared only Group – 1 of IPCC, the option to join the BIG 4’s seemed closed. But that didn’t hurt me much. I knew the fact that a CA is a CA and if we want to learn something, we can learn it anywhere.
Now I was busy with my articleship and studies. The initial days were a bit tough as I was never exposed to such kinds of situations as dealing with clients, notices, departments, etc. Gradually I settled in and got stronger and more confident than before.
Meanwhile, I appeared for Group 2. I took study leave for 14 days, appeared for the exams, and joined the office the very next day post my exams.
I cleared my Group 2 also on the 1st Attempt. After this result, I became a bit more popular in my colony, few of my friends started calling me ‘CA Sahab’ and hearing that delighted me.
Dealing with Personal Loss
Now, it was time to plan and execute things for the ultimate battle CA Final, but before doing that I focused a bit more on my articleship as the first year is very important. It’s the phase when we learn things for the first time. Life was good till then!
After a year of articleship, I was about to start preparing for CA-Final. However, life had something else in store for me. I lost my mom in an accident. I was completely shattered, heartbroken, and isolated. It was the biggest sorrow of my life.
I was so unfortunate that I was not even able to see her for the last time. I saw my father crying for the first time in my life. It was a loss, I could never come out of. A part of my heart died with her.
Days passed, but I was unable to study at all. I could not find the purpose to study further. But I had to pick myself up to do it for my father now! I managed to get back on track.
It’s so true – You don’t need motivation from outside to do anything, it comes from within, and when you are in such kind of situation, you are fully charged up to do something and prove yourself. Clearing CA became my priority.
CA Final Journey
My dad continued working hard to support my education. My younger brother managed the household activities. Almost 17 hrs of my day was with studies, classes, and work.
I had become mentally strong, and life was getting better and back on track. I planned a lot and tried to stick to my study plans as much as I could.
I revised the syllabus systematically and practised a lot during my study leave. I even gave mock tests.
As the exam days approached, my mind had a hundred thoughts running through it. The exam period tests you physically, mentally & emotionally. I was determined to give my best in all the exams no matter what happens. My exams went well.
Finally, the result day arrived, and yet again I cleared CA Final on the 1st attempt.
That day I saw my father crying for the second time, but this time the tears were of gratitude. I felt I fulfilled my mom’s dream that day, but unfortunately, my mom was not there.
Those emotions cannot be explained through words. That day, I sensed that I have done something special in my life, he concluded.