Sharing a story of Srikanth who wanted to GIVE UP on the exam day, but Pushed Himself and Cleared. He learned a Lesson – To Never Give Up as Its Never Too Late to Succeed.
“For IPCC (2nd level CA exam consisting of 2 groups, Group 1 & Group 2) I took coaching from a small institution in Kakinada which is my hometown. I prepared very well for a good 4 months for both groups,” says Srikanth Reddy from Hyderabad.
“Right from the start, I decided to appear for both groups. I had a meticulous plan made for each subject. I never took theory subjects alone, I always balanced it with one practical subject. The last one month I allocated for revision of all subjects, I again had a proper a schedule made.
Apart from studying really hard, I also wrote mock exams. Writing mock exams helped me focus on my presentation, my writing speed etc. It gave me the confidence and reduced my stress levels by giving me enough practice. I recommend writing practice to everyone.
Now one day before my IPCC exam my grandfather passed away. I was completely disturbed. The whole day I kept thinking about his demise and was very upset focussing very little on my studies. However the next day I went for my exam – Accounts paper. Initially, I started writing well but suddenly my hands couldn’t move. I got completely blank and my mind was filled with negative thoughts.I stopped writing and started to think if I should leave the exam center or continue writing. I knew if I walk out then all my efforts of 4 months would go down the drain. Also, all the efforts and sacrifices of my parents would be wasted. So after all this self-talk, I decided to continue writing with whatever time I had and I attempted only for 78 /100 marks. The others exams I stayed focused and gave my best.
On the result day, I was surprised to see that I scored 70 /100 marks in that 1st exam paper i.e. Accounts and that paper dragged the remaining subjects and I passed Group 1 in that attempt with 203 marks (200 being the minimum). Today I am doing my articleship in a reputed CA firm. This has all happened because I took that one decision of NOT GIVING UP.
So my suggestion to all is –
- Take the right decision at the right time.
- There is no need to hurry at any point in life, everything has a right time,” he concluded.