All India-topper in the Company Secretary Examinations 2015, Bhopal girl Avani Mishra discussed her success mantra in an interview with Hindustan Times.
Apart from being an all-India topper, you have become the youngest candidate to qualify the company secretary (CS) exam at national level. What is your success mantra?
I had started preparation for CS just after getting admission in National Law Institute University (NLIU). I have cleared all three stages in my first attempt and that’s why I could able to clear my exam at the age of 19. More than studying for long hours, I choose smart learning. I refrained myself from any kind of distraction from social media too.
Being a model and a regular law student, how hard did you work to achieve this?
It was a little bit tough for me to manage regular studies with the CS exam preparation. But it’s not very tough to clear the CS exam. I prepared for the exam online under the guidance of Company Secretary (CS) Monika Goyal from Noida for 30 days and I am happy that I passed my exam with great success. I do modeling occasionally so it never disturbed my studies.
People have a misconception that the CS exam needs more theoretical approach than practical. What do you think?
Mostly students and their parents have misconception that the company secretary (CS) exam is boring and hard to crack because it is more theoretical. I cleared the exam with a new syllabus. It is one of the balanced examinations where students need both theoretical as well as practical approach to clear the exam.
You are pursuing law. How would clearing the CS exam help in building your career?
For preparing the CS exam, I read corporate law. This qualification will help me in building good career in the corporate world. After completing my law, I want to work in a corporate house.
Whom do you give credit for your success?
My family, especially my father and mother who gave me an environment conducive to study thoroughly. Monika Goyal also played an important role in achieving the first rank.
What will be your advice to youngsters, preparing for the CS exam?
Candidates need to maintain patience and good temperament while going through the nine-day rigorous schedule of the exam.