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By Manish Kaushik. 26 August 2020
Develop ‘Good Communication / Networking skills’ while Pursuing CA

We express gratitude toward CA Anurag Gupta who causes us to see 'HOW' to do as such.   "Life is all about acquiring, improving, and developing. That is the thing that life intends to me. Beginning from my school days, I was consistently a nervous however truthful and guiltless person. Instructors were somewhat attached to me as I was very disciplined," says CA Anurag Gupta from Delhi, India who is right now seeking after CIA from IIA, The US.   "I finished my schooling living well on the educated front though very little on social and character front. Around then, I was just aware of two degrees B.Com and Chartered Accountancy (CA) and I selected CA. Obviously, as everybody does, I also considered this to be an instrument for gaining fame and cash and that's it.   I passed the CPT (first level CA test) with great outcomes however then came the existence turner. The principal disappointment of my life – IPCC Group 1 (IPCC is second level CA test comprising of 2 gatherings, Group 1, and Group 2). I was somewhat shattered yet taking a gander at CA as it were. At any rate, I cleared my CA – IPCC tests with great imprints. However, life was apparently dull and I was as yet that exhausting person. At that point, I began running as a paid associate with a Delhi based CA Firm significantly in the zone of Auditing and Assurance.

Figuring out how to Network and Develop speaking/Interpersonal aptitudes:

Meanwhile a similar time, a defining moment of life came and I got an opportunity to attend an occasion as a volunteer. That was the day my life has become a 'Journey'. The occasion was, in all honesty, National Achievers Conference – An International occasion sorted out mutually by a Singaporean and an Indian group. Having a group of people nearness of more than 2.5k made it one of its sort occasions and with this came its own sort of difficulties. I was chosen in the CRM office and in the coordination one as well (CRM was very fascinating as I was the main person in that division   Operating and interfacing with individuals from various organizations and being guided by individuals of high bore made it such a significant point in my life. Consistently turned into a way for Self-Enlightenment. I got the opportunity to discover my inclinations separated from scholastics, making me more certain, social, and possibly passionate as well. Regardless of whether it was the occasion the executives, web-based promoting, accomplishing research work, or interfacing with individuals, I was overpowered with this new importance given to my life.

Articleship
My coaches and seniors like the ones I got during my articleship, cut a directing way for me throughout everyday life, expertly and by and by. Furthermore, it's properly said – Friends can represent the moment of truth you. I generally recommend picking the correct arrangement of companions. For my situation companions have been my quality.

CA Final journey
It was not even close to easy. I never devoted more than 10 hours and 30 days in a stretch for CA Final. Here how it went:
  • 1st Trial (2nd Grp): Did not study well but marks were okay. ISCA failed me. Started an online business this time.
  • 2nd Trial (2nd Grp): Again, ISCA failed me. Online business was still running. I was busy with event management too.
  • 3rd Trial (2nd Grp): Got an exemption in ISCA and cleared Grp 2. Still running online business and event management too.
  • 4th Trial (1st Grp): Audit failed me. Experienced a loss, shuttered online business during this attempt. But love for event management continued.
  • 5th Trial (1st Grp): Again, the audit failed me. I was occupied with a stockholder in setting up his business as well.
  • 6th Trial (1st Grp): I focused solely on my CA exams and cleared Grp 1. Finally, a Qualified CA.
How did I motivate myself through all the failures?
During my low period, I motivated myself by talking to my friends & my younger brother (He is pursuing PGDM from IIM Jammu and likes discussing business ideas). I kept on learning something new like digital marketing / online selling. Currently, I do this by learning the German language or reading articles on internal audits or researching an idea (Research is my favorite part).   Dealing with tough days:   I too had faced bad days like bad health issues of my father, financial crisis due to business loss but I just remained calm and thanks to my mom who toiled hard to let me study. I realized this much later that actually I was studying in ignorance. I did not know what was actually happening in my family. Maybe I was foolish but luckily all turned out well.

Suggestion:
Have faith and patience. Don’t ever compare and you will be all right every single time. Also, you need to have faith in your work and respect your boss/mentor. Quality will reflect automatically. Dedication is all that it takes. Also, by joining different associations and making time to be volunteers one can develop great self-confidence and skills to grow as a human. Do not bind yourself only for CA Studies,” he concluded.