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CS topper banked on ICSI’s study material to ace exam

Ranjith Kumar Dasa Ramesh Babu has topped the professional programme of the company secretaries examination

education Updated: Aug 29, 2017 16:09 IST
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The results are available with subject wise breakup of marks on the website of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (www.icsi.edu).(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Ranjith Kumar Dasa Ramesh Babu of Bengaluru and Puneeta Goyal of Delhi have topped the professional and executive programmes, respectively, of the company secretaries examinations held in June 2017. The results were declared today, on August 25.

Ranjith Kumar, who has also cleared his chartered accountancy (CA) exams, belongs to Hindupur in Andhra Pradesh. He completed Class 11 and 12 from Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School, Puttaparthy, and did his B Com (Hons) from Sri Sathya Sai Institue of Higher Learning (Bengaluru).

A direct entry candidate, who worked before sitting the CA exams, he opted for CS to “expand my scope of knowledge,” securing third rank in CS inter. “I was doing CA articleship for three years and gave my CA exams in May 2017. The CS exam was in June, just after a 15-day gap, but since a few papers in both the CA and CS exams were common my task was made much easier,” he says.

Studying for CS as well as CA had its challenges, “CA is more about numbers, it’s more analytical and CS is more legal - theory oriented,” he says.

To study for the CS exams he did not join any coaching classes and just went through the study material provided by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). The BCom (Hons) programme “gave me strong basics for all of this,” says the topper who believes that “Life throws many situations at you, if you see them as opportunities you win and if you feel these are problems you lose,” adds Ranjith Kumar.

Ranjith Kumara Dasa Ramesh Babu, CS (professional programme) topper. (Sourced)

In the executive programme, 2.89% of candidates passed in both modules, with 9.50% clearing module – I and 9.98% passing module – II. In the professional programme 2.99% of candidates passed in all modules, with 10.44% passing module–I; and 17% and 17.90% clearing module II and III, respectively .

The results are available with subject wise breakup of marks on the website of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (www.icsi.edu). ICSI is providing the facility of downloading of e-result-cum-marks statement by the examinees of the executive programmes.

Results are also being sent through emails to students who had registered their requests with their email IDs on the institute’s website.

Steps to check your results

1.Click on the website of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (http://www.icsi.edu/).

2. Check the drop down menu and select your examination, executive or professional, and key in your roll number.

3. Download and take out a printout.

First Published: Aug 25, 2017 16:15 IST