Sharing an Inspirational CA Story of a girl who FAILED IN COLLEGE but still with DETERMINATION reached CA FINAL. She cleared IPCC in 1st attempt with 3 exemptions. She also talks about being ‘heartbroken’ when a friend left her and how she dealt with it all.
“I would start by saying- If you are determined and focused you can achieve whatever u wish to and I consider myself as a perfect example of that,” says Akansha Geeta Manglik a CA Final student from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
Failure in College:
“I was just an average student who scored low grades in my 12th exam. I desperately wanted to be an engineer however since I didn’t score well in my boards my family wanted me to get married! Since engineering was on my mind, I started preparing for the same as a result I ended up failing my FYBsc as well.
I was completely shattered from within. I was literally heartbroken and emotionally disturbed. You can imagine what it would feel to fail FYBsc, a lot of people reacted so negatively towards this failure.It was then that I got to know that CA is a course which doesn’t need any entrance exam, so I registered for CA.
My best friend supported me through all of this, she was my strength during those tough days. Being a science student, balance sheet / P&L was all new to me. Somehow, with a lot of efforts and dedication, I cleared my CPT (1st level CA exam) in the 1st attempt. Life was getting sorted, however during that time my only friend, left me due to some misunderstandings. This again left me totally broken. I went through a lot of emotional trauma.
As the saying goes ‘One has to move on in life’ and I gathered myself and moved on stronger and wiser. I started preparing for IPCC ( 2nd level CA Exam). As needed, I gave all my dedication and worked hard clearing IPCC in the 1st attempt with 3 exemptions in 3 subjects. This was very encouraging for a girl who failed FYBsc.
Post that I started with my articleship. My day started at 6 am and ended by 10 pm. Since I loved working my articleship phase was amazing. Through all this, my elder brother and another friend who I met during CA IPCC classes became my savior. They always guided me and stood by me. Everything went well and I started to prepare for my CA Final exams (CA Final is the last exam, it consists of Group 1 & Group 2).
CA Final and Failures:
However, during my 1 attempt of CA Final, my brother was not around me which again made me feel mentally weak. That attempt I failed my exam. It was my 1st failure in the CA journey so of course, I was upset. However the next attempt May’15 I managed to clear CA Final Group 2. As of today, I still have CA Final Group 1 to clear. I am giving my CA Final Group 1 in May’18.
I was working full time after my articleship and somehow could not make the time to give my 100% to studies hence the delay. At times I have hundreds of thoughts running through my head and I do feel low, but my mother and brother keep motivating me.
During this journey, I met a lot of people some of them taught me great lessons and some have created beautiful memories to last.
I am currently working with a stock broking company and earning well to support my family and focusing on Group 1. All these years my mom was my biggest inspiration. My books became my heartbeat, just books were sufficient to make me happy and they still make me happy.
In the end, I would just want to say – If an FYBsc FAILED STUDENT can make it to CA Final so can YOU. Just listen to your heart, never give up and be determined,” she concluded.
P:S: Akansha can be reached on email@example.com. She can guide you on how to get exemptions in CA – IPCC and also how to bring out your best during your articleship phase.
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