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ICAI  IPCC 2017 topper: Not many in my family of small traders have studied much

The CA IPC exam results were announced on Sunday, January 28, and Jay Dharmendrabhai Sheth topped the examination with 530 out of 700 marks or 75.71%

education Updated: Jan 29, 2018 12:59 IST
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A second year student of G B Shah Commerce College in Ahmedabad, Sheth prepared for the exam by burning the midnight oil at his hostel.(Sourced)

Ahmedabad: “We are a family of small traders. But my grandfather wanted me to pursue higher studies as no one so far in my family has studied much,’’ says Jay Dharmendrabhai Sheth(19), who stood first in the Chartered Accountants Intermediate Professional Competency (IPC) Examination held in November 2017.

The CA IPC exam results were announced on Sunday, January 28, and Sheth topped the examination with 530 out of 700 marks or 75.71%.

A second year student of G B Shah Commerce College in Ahmedabad, Sheth prepared for the exam by burning the midnight oil at his hostel. Students studied in groups, which “motivated” each one to put in their best, he says .

“Many of my hostel mates were also preparing (for the exam), which created a conducive atmosphere for studies.’’ he added. Most students from his hostel who wrote the exam have passed.

Tuitions, he maintains, helped him the most.

For Sheth the next challenge is to clear the final. “Not in isolation, but I and my hostel friends will prepare for the finals also in the group. That way it is fun as well,’’ he says.

Susarala Aravind Jayaram from Kolkata with 526 out of 700 (75.14%) and Simran Kessar from Navi Mumbai with 521 out of 700 (74.43%) secured second and third ranks, respectively.

About 2, 13, 585 candidates were admitted to the intermediate November 2017 exams, which were held in 419 centres, a release by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), which conducted the exam, said. About 72,148 candidates appeared for the group 1 examination out of which 10,042 or (13.92%) candidates passed. For the group II exam, 65,393 candidates appeared and 13,330 (20.38%) passed.

Candidates can check their results on icaiexam.icai.org and icai.nic.in.

First Published: Jan 29, 2018 12:12 IST