Three students from Gujarat in top 50 of CA exam

Updated: 2012-12-09 00:38:19
Sanjay Trivedi
Three students from Gujarat got place in top 50 rankers in CA final exam. Roshni Khanwani from Gandhidham got the 18th rank and two students from Ahmedabad — Kunal Bindra, 23rd rank and Archit Singhal secured 29th rank. Result of Ahmedabad center has been declared 15.45 per cent. 

21-year-old Kolkata boy, Abhishek Gupta, topped the all India chartered accountant (CA) final examination held in May this year. Abhishek, a commerce graduate from St Xavier\'s College, ranked first among over one lakh candidates. With an aggregate of 608 marks, the boy scored 76% to rank the merit list. While the second rankholder, Divyang Bhandari of Chennai, scored 600 marks, Shruti Sodhani of Bangalore clinched the third spot with a total of 587.

In common proficiency test (CPT), an entry level CA test, the result was 44.44 per cent, up from the 35.33 per cent declared in January. Shruti Agarwal topped the city in CPT while Anand Varsani ranked second. They ranked fifth and ninth in the country respectively.

The results declared by ICAI were for the CA final exams that were held in May 2012. Results for both the groups stood at 15.45% for Ahmedabad centre. Of the total 1,385 students who appeared for exam, 214 students passed. In group one, of the 652 candidates, around 156 students passed and in group two, out of 817 candidates, 313 students passed.

Group one exam has subjects like accounts, law, financial reporting and audit, while group two has subjects like direct-indirect tax, brief management and EDP or system audit. The result for CPT exam was also declared on Thursday. Shruti Agarwal from Ahmedabad secured the fifth rank nationally closely followed by Anand Vaswani in the 9th rank.

In India, around 30,976 students appeared in both groups of exam in CA final exams. Of them, 5,075 students, or 16.38% passed the exam. If the observations made by ICAI Ahmedabad chapter office bearers, is anything to go by the number of students making it to top 10 and top 50 has been on a decline.