Indian Born Satya Nadella Becomes Microsoft CEO

Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, an executive in charge of the company's small, but growing business of delivering software and services over the Internet its new CEO. Company founder Bill Gates is also leaving the chairman role for a new role as technology adviser.
The software company announced Tuesday that Nadella will replace Steve Ballmer, who said in August that he would leave the company within 12 months. Nadella will become only the third leader in the software giant's 38-year history, after founder Bill Gates and Ballmer. Board member John Thompson will serve as Microsoft's new chairman.
Microsoft shares edged up in premarket trading.
Nadella, who is 46 and has worked at Microsoft for 22 years, has been an executive in some of the company's fastest-growing and most profitable businesses, including its Office and server and tools business.
For the past seven months, he was the executive vice president who led Microsoft's cloud computing offerings. That's a new area for Microsoft, which has traditionally focused on software installed on personal computers rather than on remote servers connected to the Internet. Nadella's group has been growing strongly, although it remains a small part of Microsoft's current business.
Analysts hope that he can maintain the company's momentum in the rapidly expanding field of cloud computing while minimizing the negative impact from Microsoft's unprofitable forays into consumer hardware. Major rivals in cloud computing include Google Inc., Inc., Inc. and IBM Corp.
Nadella's appointment comes at a time of turmoil for Microsoft.
Founded in April 1975 by Gates and Paul Allen, the company has always made software that powered computers made by others — first with its MS-DOS system, then with Windows and its Office productivity suite starting in the late 1980s. Microsoft's coffers swelled as more individuals and businesses bought personal computers.
But Microsoft has been late adapting to developments in the technology industry. It allowed Google to dominate in online search and advertising, and it watched as iPhones, iPads and Android devices grew to siphon sales from the company's strengths in personal computers. Its attempt to manufacture its own devices has been littered with problems, from its quickly aborted Kin line of phones to its still-unprofitable line of Surface tablets.
Analysts see hope in some of the businesses Nadella had a key role in creating.
Microsoft's cloud computing offering, Azure, and its push to have consumers buy Office software as a $100-a-year Office 365 subscription are seen as the biggest drivers of Microsoft's growth in the next couple of years. Both businesses saw the number of customers more than double in the last three months of the year, compared with a year earlier.
Those businesses, along with other back-end offerings aimed at corporate customers, are the main reason why investment fund ValueAct Capital invested $1.6 billion in Microsoft shares last year.
Last April, the fund urged investors to ignore the declining PC market — which hurts Microsoft's Windows business — and to focus on the so-called "plumbing" that Microsoft provides to help companies analyze massive amounts of data and run applications essential to their businesses on Microsoft's servers or their own.
"Satya was really one of the people who helped build up the commercial muscle," said Kirk Materne, an analyst with Evercore Partners. "He has a great understanding of what's going on in the cloud and the importance of delivering more technology as a service."
Nadella is a technologist, fulfilling the requirement that Gates set out at the company's November shareholder meeting, where the Microsoft chairman said the company's new leader must have "a lot of comfort in leading a highly technical organization."
Born in Hyderabad, India in 1967, Nadella received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Mangalore University, a master's degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and a master's of business administration from the University of Chicago.
He joined Microsoft in 1992 after being a member of the technology staff at Sun Microsystems.
One of his first tasks will be integrating Nokia's money-losing handset and services business. Microsoft agreed in September to buy that and various phone patent rights for 5.4 billion euros ($7.2 billion) in one of Ballmer's last major acts as CEO. That deal is expected to be completed by the end of March.
Partly because of Nadella's insider status and the fact that both Gates and Ballmer will remain Microsoft's largest shareholders and for now, company directors, analysts aren't expecting a quick pivot in the strategy of making its own tablets and mobile devices.
Some hope, however, that he will make big changes that will help lift Microsoft stock, which has been stuck in the doldrums for more than a decade. Since Ballmer took office in Jan. 13, 2000, Microsoft shares are down a split-adjusted 32 percent, compared with a 20 percent gain in the S&P 500.
"We do not want to see a continuation of the existing direction for the business, so it will be important that Mr. Nadella be free to make changes," Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund wrote in a note Friday.

ICAI - Format of Revaluation Application for IPCC, Final Exams

There were many formats being circulated on Internet specifying the format for Revaluation. Most of them have been provided with wrong Formats.

ICAI has made it clear that the letter should be precise with only particular required details.

We have contacted the Students Cell of Noida and got the particular format for Revaluation which is as follows:


Sub: Application for Verification of Answer Books

• Student Name
• Student Registration No 
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Top 20 Accounting Firms for CA Articleship

1. Deloitte

It comes as no surprise that Deloitte holds the number one global position. It’s hold on the top spot seems secure for the time being.
Deloitte is located in more than 150 countries, and has over 600 offices in the world. The firm is headquartered in New York City, New York. They have most recently reached the 100-partner milestone when they merged with Curtis Mclean.
Deloitte specializes in audit & assurance, tax, advisory, and risk. They offer a wide range of services that include strategy, financial and technical, and human capital.

2. PwC

Deloitte’s closest competition over the last few years has and continues to be PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers). PwC comes in as the second largest accounting firm in the world.
PwC has locations in more than 150 countries and more than 750 offices worldwide. Unlike Deloitte, they are headquartered in London.
The firm has most recently merged with Booz & Co, a medium sized consulting firm. The merger was approved on December 23rd, 2013. They offer a wide range of services but they specialize in audit & assurance, tax, and consulting.

3. Ernst & Young

Ernst & young earns the number three position in global accounting firms. This firm operates in more than 150 countries, utilizing more than 700 offices worldwide.
They are globally headquartered in London. In recent history the firm has acquired Greenwich Consulting, adding 7 more offices to its roster, and more experience in strategy consulting.


Holding firm at number four, KPMG comes in as the last of the big 4, but still far ahead of the number five firm on our list.
The firm operates in over 650 offices located in over 150 countries around the world. They are headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
In recent news, the company has recently merged its Denmark operations with those of Ernst & Young. The merger will allow the company to offer more services to its clients while providing more support for that particular region.

5. Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton UK is number five in the top 20 firms and is an arm of Grant Thornton International. The firm has 26 offices spread across the UK and specializes in audit, tax and advisory services.
Most recently they merged with PFK to bring more services and locations to its clients in the UK. The firm is headquartered in London.

6. BDO

BDO ranks number six and is headquartered in Makati City, Philippines. The firm has more than 1,200 offices in 138 countries. They recently added to their capabilities and offices through the acquisition of Alpern Rosenthal.
The merger will allow BDO to expand its operations in both Pittsburgh and Florida. The firm specializes in audit, tax, and advisory services but has much more to offer its clients.

7. RSM Tenon

(Acquired by Baker TIlly in August 2013)
RSM Tenon Group comes in at number seven out of the top 20 firms in the world.
They are headquartered in London, and currently operate out of more than 700 offices located in more than 100 countries. The firm recently announced the merger of its China firm with that of Crowe Horwath’s Chinese firm to create a new firm called Ruihua China CPA’s.
The new firm has requested to be a member of both Crowe Horwath China and RSM China.

8. Smith & Williamson

Smith & Williamson holds the number eight position in the world. They are headquartered in London, and hold more than 550 offices in over 100 countries.
The company hasn’t merged with any other firms in recent history but is a part of M&A International and Nexia International.

9. Baker Tilly

Baker Tilly is number nine on the top 20 list in the largest firms in the world. They are headquartered in Chicago, hold more than 580 offices in more than 110 countries.
In June 2013 the firm merged with Holtz Rubenstein Reminick LLP. The merger will add 25 firms to Baker Tilly’s already larger list.

10. Moore Stephens

Moore Stephens UK holds the tenth spot on the top 20 list of firms and is headquartered in London.
They are a part of Moore Stephens International which has more than 620 offices in more than 100 countries. The UK division recently merged with Winx, corporate finance, and X-Stra, business consulting.
The merger will allow the firm to expand their corporate finance sector.

11. Mazars

Mazars, headquartered in London, holds the number eleven position. The firm has more than 13,000 employees in more than 70 countries.
They recently merged with Chadwick at their Liverpool and Manchester branches. The merger will allow the company to expand in the area where they did not have a great presence before.

12. Haines Watts

Haines Watts holds the number twelve position on the top 20 firms in the world. They are currently headquartered in London, have more than 60 offices in the region.
The firm is part of Geneva Group international. The company recently merged with Ocean Consultancy Limited.

13. Crowe Clark Whitehill

Crowe Clark Whitehill is headquartered in London, and has more than 160 firms operating in more than 105 countries. They specialize in audit, tax, and advisory services. The firm has not completed any mergers recently, however they did win the Accountancy Firm of the Year award in 2012.

14. Saffery Champness

Saffery Champness is headquartered in London and currently operates out of 12 offices. They are part of Nexia international which has a very large network of firms throughout the world. Saffery Champness specializes in audit, tax, and advisory services. The firm recently acquired 4 other firms in 2012, boosting their performance and rankings.

15. Begbies Traynor

Begbies Traynor is currently ranked as the number fifteen firm out of the top twenty. They are headquartered in Manchester England.
The firm currently operates out of 30 offices across the UK. They specialize in insolvency and global risk partners. They recently sold their tax division to Smith & Williamson

16. UHY Hacker Young

UHY Hacker Young is headquartered in London, and currently operates out of 260 offices across the UK. They are ranked at sixteen out of the top 20 firms in the world.
The firm specializes in tax planning and business growth. Although the firm has grown over the years they haven’t acquiesced or merged with any other firms in recent history.

17. Kingston Smith

Kingston Smith  is number seventeen on the list of top twenty accountancy firms. They are currently headquartered in London and has 7 offices across London and the Southeastern portion of England. In December 2013 the firm merged with PFK.

18. Zolfo Cooper

Zolfo Cooper specializes in advisory and restructuring services. They are headquartered in London and have a plethora of offices around the globe including the UK, US, and other countries. They recently merged with Kroll Inc.

19. MHA MacIntyre Hudson

MHA MacIntyre Hudson is located in Buckinghamshire, UK. They currently operate out of 40 offices across the UK.
They specialize in audit, tax, and governance. The firm most recently merged with Kent firm Larkings which has added six new partners and 2 offices.

20. Johnston Carmichael

Johnston Carmichael is number twenty out of the top 20 accountancy firms in the world. They are headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland and have 11 offices across the region. The company merged with PFK in September 2013. The firm specializes in audit, tax, and advisory services.

CA Jobs - Accountant Post in NTPC for IPCC Pass-outs

NTPC Limited, India's largest power company is looking for Accountants for its Projects / Stations. The qualifying requirement for the post is under:

Qualification: Qualified CA IPCC / CWA Inter

Experience: One Year Post Qualification experience in relevant areas

Salary Pay: Rs. 15,500 - 34,500

Upper Age Limit: 30 Yrs as on 10.02.2014

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CA Final RTP May 2014 - CA Final May 2014 RTP

CA Final Revision Test Papers (RTP) for May 2014 exams has been released by ICAI on 22nd February.

The RTPs will be made available at all regional branches of the ICAI. Students can also purchase the RTPs online through ICAI website.

CA Final May 2014 RTP - Revision Test Papers Download:

Group 1:

Financial Reporting

Strategic Financial Management (SFM)

Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics

Corporate and Allied Laws

Group 2:

Advanced Management Accounting (AMA)

Information Systems Control and Audit

Direct Tax Laws

Indirect Tax Laws

IPCC May 2014 RTP - CA IPCC RTP May 2014

IPCC Accounts Important Questions, Tips May 2014

Group-I Accounting is all about common sense. This is one of the important subjects, because, it helps a lot in securing the required aggregate marks in the group. A few recent facts are stated below:

On a sample survey of last four IPCC exams, it was found out that, if you take 100 students who have secured exemption in Group 1, among those 100, a staggering 60-70 number of exemptions have come from the Accounting subject.

In another survey of students who failed in the May 2013 exam but got an exemption in one or more subject, there are 68% students who have got their exemption only in Accounting.

The trick is choosing a wise material. Recent toppers have stated that, ICAI’s practice manual is the best and that’s what makes the difference.

Important Chapters/Topics:

  • Partnership – Retirement
  • Single Entry
  • Insurance for loss of Profit
  • AS 6,9 and 10
Strategy For Preparing IPCC Accounts

Author: Karan Teli 

We all are very well aware that we have just 3 months left for the next attempt to IPCC or Finals. It`s high time now that we start our preparations to get through with flying colours. Here is some plan which I have prepared for the IPCC guys. Before checking out the same, I would disclaim, at the face of it, that better plans can be chalked out and that to at your own comfort levels.

Each subject is unique in its own terms and matters. Prepare accordingly. Here is for "Paper - 1 : Accounts"


1. Accounting Standards = D S Rawat,
2. Non – AS = P C Tulsian,
3. Revision = Padukas for AS, Practice Manuals, Compilers, Mock Test papers.


Do not Follow more than one book for conceptual learning. Everything would be a mess at the end. You may take up problems from other books if time permits, but solve as per your basic guiding book.


I would simply break the whole accounts in 3 parts –

a. Accounting Standards,
b. Company Accounts,
c. Non – Company Accounts

(a) Accounting Standards, reference material suggested over here is D S Rawat. The only intention is that ICAI has asked us to be equipped with Standards completely and hence there is no other choice other than reading it professionally. This book has the best approach indeed with simplicity.

Simple perception is that, all accounting standards are very well known to us which are asked up in group – 1. We just have to link each standard with another one and gather all information which is scattered at one place in our brains under a particular head called AS. We were much aware of basic accounting principles, valuation of stock, depreciation accounting, construction contracts at CPT level and Intermediate level, know just gather them in a sequence under AS – 1, 2, 6, 7, 10. Similarly when we read CFS, Investments accounting and Amalgamations in depth at (b) level i.e. under company accounts head we can easily gather under the head AS – 3, 12, 14. What`s next is about AS – 9 which is solely dedicated to revenue recognition principles or prudence concept.

(b) Company accounts arena is also not harder. Do you know actually, accounting subject is not tough for people who say accounts is easy for me? It`s just creation of positivity and love for the subject. The whole of company accounts is based on journal entries only. Before starting up, it is required to make our base very harder and see that we can generate journal entries for nay complex and compound transaction. Most of this form basics to presentation and reporting areas like preparation of P&L, BS, CFS, Amalgamations.

(c) This area of accounts comprises nothing but the residual part. Even the most scoring stuff is seen here like Single entry system (almost equal to a puzzle game if accounts is your cup of tea), Average due date & Account Current, Self Balancing Ledgers, Basics of Partnership, NPO accounting and Environmental accounting.

A simple order to Accounts at group – 1 is as follows,

1. Accounting Standards,
2. Environmental accounting (compulsory question),
3. CFS,
4. Amalgamations,
5. Single Entry,
6. Profit prior to incorporation,
7. NPO accounting,
8. Special cases accounting,
9. Partnership,
10. ADD, AC & SBL`s.
11. Point 1 to Point 6 would cover almost 65 marks of the paper at group – 1.

Coming up next = Paper - 2 "Business laws, Ethics and Communications"

Good Luck.

Karan Teli
(Life is just an Illusion)

IPCC | Costing and FM May 2014 | Important Questions Tips

Recent stats say that, out of the students who have failed Group-1, 72% have failed in Costing and FM along with some other subject, and 46% students failed only in Costing and FM.

This subject has two shades. It has been a boon for a set of students and for some, it has been a curse.
So we decided to go deep into the matter and have inquired 300+ students, which includes students who have been failing this subject for at least two attempts and students who have got exemptions. We also extracted much needed info from a student from Vijayawada who scored 86 in this subject.

Almost all the students who succeeded in this have noted the same point, PRACTICING WITH PEN AND A BOOK. A close analysis of the preparation style of students who have been failing revealed that, most of them were just going through the questions and not putting them on to the paper.  Not just Seeing, PRACTICE, PRACTICE and PRACTICE. By looking at the book, it looks like everything is ok, but once you put the pen on the paper, it wont move after two steps.

Second point is the presentation. Costing is all about presentation. You may bring the solution, but unless you present it in a format, you are not going to score marks. We have obtained the certified copies of a few students which revealed the same.

Important Chapters/Topics:

  • Material Cost
  • Contract Costing
  • Marginal Costing
  • Joint and By Products (Theory)
Financial Management:
  • Cost of Capital
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Management of Working Capital

Costing and FM Important Theory

          Discretionary Costs
          Conversion Cost
          Product Costs Vs Period Costs
          Bin Cards Vs Stores Ledger
          Allocation and Apportionment
          Accounting Treatment for Over-time Premium
          Short Notes on General Ledger Adjustment Account
          Advantages of Cost-Plus Contract

       Financial Management (FM):
          External Commercial Borrowings
          Business Risk Vs Financial Risk
          ADR Vs GDR
          Role of CFO
          Types of Floats in the context of Cash Management
          Benefits of Optimum Capital Structure
          Ploughing Back of Profits

IPCC | Auditing | Tips, Important Questions May 2014

Auditing is a very tricky subject while preparing. Students should prepare for exam with special emphasis on certain chapters. Prepare the chapters in the order as listed out below:
  • Company Audit -1
  • Verification of Investments and Loans
  • Vouching of Payment of Taxes, Investments
  • SA 240, 402, 550, 570, 610, 720

CA Final Exam Preparation Tips May 2014

Author: CA. Dhiresh Kochar

Hi Friends, heard about this time's CA Finals results, it would be wrong If i say the results were not shocking it shook me, I was also surprised(Secretly I thanked God that i cleared my CA Finals earlier) but while saying this i remembered my CA days the pains which I had taken, my journey which was also very difficult, but this journey brought the best out of me.

I failed in my first attempt -- i got a disgraceful 345, which i feel i truly deserved because my preparations were not top notch, i did selective study, I ignored my hard working frends who had put in tremendous efforts for CA Final Examinations. The day of the results I was totally broken, I thought CA is not my Cup of Tea, but by evening time i realised what I'm saying this is my first major failure of life and that is also because I fooled around and didnt give my 100 percent, i rememberd quite a few words which pumped and fuelled me up, I remembered a proverb which i used to say to my friends " Never take sucess to head and Failure to Heart", imediately i felt I cant take this failure and quit, rather I would study like hell and "Be a Winner."

That day was the biggest turning point of my life, I caught hold of myself and then there began a tremendous journey. The journey of self discovery -- You all know its difficult to prepare in 3 and a half months but you get only that much time from the Institute -- I was very weak in few subjects because I did not study them properly in the previous attempt, but slowly things started falling in place but there were days when I had thought i can never make it, and on these days what I did, I want to share that with you guys because that made all the difference, I want you to "achieve the pinnacle of sucess, to crack this Exams, to show the bloody world your character, what you are made of." These lines I am sharing with you, these are very Close to my heart. Please read it with utmost passion and i know you will be pumped up like I am while writing it for you.

Today CA Aspirants, I am honored to coach you, more honored to take you onto the field of battle (CA Final Exams). There is another honor to be bestowed upon you, that is the answer that comes with that question WHO AM I ? I'M A CHAMPION !(Scream this sentence)

That's right and i need you to remember that all throughout this game (CA Final), i will conquer what has not been conquered defeat will not be in my creed. I will believe what others have doubted. I will always endeavor the prestige honor, and respect of  the tag -- "CA". I have trained my mind and my body will follow WHO AM I ? I'M A CHAMPION !(Scream this sentence)

I will acknowledge the fact that my opponents do not expect me to win, but i will never surrender. Weakness will not be in my heart. I will look to my fellows, to those who have brought me into this world and thoses who have trained me and i will draw strength from them WHO AM I ? I'M A CHAMPION !(Scream this sentence)

I will gladly go out into the field of battle, and i will move, groove and do everything thah I can do, and I will reach my field of battle by any means at my disposal. And when I get there, I will arrive violently. I will rip the heart from my enemy and leave it bleeding on the ground, because he cannot stop me. WHO AM I ? I'M A CHAMPION !(Scream this sentence)

To my side I have family, friends that have been with me through thick and thin, through sacrifice, through blood, through sweat, through tears. Never will I let them fall. Never will I let them down and I will never leave an enemy behind, because our opponent does not know my heart. WHO AM I ? I'M A CHAMPION !(Scream this sentence)

No one will deny me, no one will defy me, and no one will tell me who and what I am and what I can be. Believe wil change my world, it has moved continents and countries, and put man on the moon, and will carry me through this battle. WHO AM I ? I'M A CHAMPION !(Scream this sentence)

Defeat, retreat those are not in my words, I don't understant those definitions, I don't understant when things go wrong, I don't understand mistakes, but I do understand this: I understand victory, and I undertsand never surrendering. NO matter how bad things go, my heart and my mind will carry my body when my linbs are too weak WHO AM I ? I'M A CHAMPION !(Scream this sentence)

Today will be that day, not tomorrow, not next week, but right now, right here, in your house, and in your home WHO AM I ? I'M A CHAMPION !(Scream this sentence)

History will remember me, and I will not have to worry about him being kind. I will define myself. I will write my own praises. And no one will tell me what I can and cannot be. I will never go home, not without giving everything I have got  COZ WHO AM I ? I'M A CHAMPION ! WHO AM I ? I'M A CHAMPION !!! WHO AM I? I'M A CHAMPION !! (Scream this sentence)

These words used to inspire me like hell. For some of you guys must be thinking that this guy is insane. Coz he is making a hell lot of a examination, but yes I do think for it like a battle. As a compassionate  friend, a guide or a mentor, I want you guys to think of it in the same space and come out winning. Because this is what made me CA. Dhiresh Kochar from Dhiresh Kochar.

All the Best Friends, Rock On!! Success is just One term away!! Y.N.W.A

ISCA May 2014 | Notes | Important Questions | Tips | Syllabus |

ISCA Notes for Exam Preparation:

         1. ISCA Summary Notes

         2. ISCA Exam Notes


ISCA Important Questions for May 2014 Exams:

Chapter 1:

  • Limitations of MIS
  • Decomposition
  • Discuss the potential impact of computers and MIS on different levels of Management
  • Examples of DSS in Accounting

Chapter 2:

  • Advantages of Application packages
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Crypto Systems
  • Various types of feasibility studies
  • Why do organisations fail to achieve their System Development Objectives
  • Date Dictionary

Chapter 3:

  • Anti-Virus software and its types
  • Data Privacy
  • Role of IS Auditor with respect to quality control of systems
  • Data Enscryption Standard
  • Environmental Controls

Chapter 4:

  • Short notes on Audit Testing
  • Information to be included by the Auditors in the documentation of their preliminary understanding of the design of IS controls
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Continuous Audit Techniques

Chapter 5:

  • Threats due to cyber crimes
  • Common Risk Mitigation Techniques

Chapter 6:

  • Audit tools and techniques used by a system auditor to ensure that disaster recovery plan is in order
  • Business Impact Analysis (BIA) Phase
  • Single Points of failure analysis
  • Contents of a Disaster recovery and planning document

Chapter 7:

  • Major Challenges involved in implementation of ERP System
  • Kinds of risks that can be faced in a ERP system
  • Business Engineering
  • Treasury Cash Management
  • Various evaluaiting criteria to assess suitability of an ERP package on implementation

Chapter 8:

  • Asset classification and control under Information Security Management Systems
  • Various categories of enablers under COBIT 5
  • Software Process Maturity

Chapter 9:

  • Purpose of Information System Audit Policy
  • Various types of Information Security policies
  • What is meant by Physical and Environment Security

Chapter 10:

  • Objective of Government in Spreading e-governance
  • Appointment and duties of Certifying Authorities
  • Duties of the subscriber of Digital Signature
  • Powers of Cyber Appelate Tribunal

CS June 2014 Time-Table || Executive || Professional ||

CS Executive, CS Professional June 2014 Examination Time Table, Date Sheet, Schedule:

CS Executive, Professional New Syllabus Time-Table June 2014

CS Executive, Professional OLD Syllabus Time-Table

CA Final Costing Theory Notes May 2014

Below Download the CA Final Costing Fast Track Summary Notes for May 2014 exams:

Fast Track Notes Part 1

Fast Track Notes Part 2

Fast Track Notes Part 3

Fast Track Notes Part 4

IPCC Pass Percentage Nov 2013 Exams

CA IPCC Pass Percentage for the Examinations held in May 2013

CA Final Topper Nov 2013 Exams Mr.Gaurav Deepak - | Interview |

Interview: Gaurav Deepak Shrawagi
Topper, Nov 2013 CA Final Exams

We, CA Rockers had a casual conversation with Mr.Deepak. Unlike regular interview questions, we have opted to put it short.

1. Were you always a topper throughout school, college etc.
Yes, i was topper in 10th & 12th class. I also secured AIR 23 in CA IPCC.

2. Were you expecting this score or do you think you deserve more.
When Honorable president of ICAI CA Subodh Agrawal called me at 10.45AM and said "aap pure bharat me pehle aaye ho", i initially thought it was a prank. But when I checked on website, news was confirmed.
I was expecting rank in top 10. but AIR 1, i never imagined in my weirdest dream.

3. People say Rankers are Nerds who are away from social life. Do you spend enough time with friends etc?
I never studied on Sunday. I use to study hard for 6 days & party harder on sunday. Surely I m not a book worm. I am a big fan of cricket. except one match of ind vs aus on 30.10.2013, i never missed any match of India At VCA Stadium Nagpur.

4. What subjects were difficult for you while studying.
I found SFM Very tough, so i put extra efforts for SFM & i got highest 84 marks in SFM

5. What are your future plans. Are you gonna take a Job or Practice.Specify the field.
I am very much interested in the field of taxation. I will go for a job in the field of taxation.

6. People, Movies that Inspire you.
My Mom & Dad are real source of inspiration. My true idol is Sachin Tendulkar. He is so humble after enjoying god like status.

7. What made you take up CA. Is it pre-planned when you were in +2. Please tell us the exact reason.
I was supposed to become an Engineer. But after 12th i was unable to secure good marks in competitive exam. I was very frustrated. I made a total diversion to commerce field & i am very happy for my decision.

8. Have you received any calls from Companies offering job since yesterday?
Yes i got offers from many corporates. but i m not in any sort of hurry. I just wanted to enjoy this moment.

9. Did you clear all your exams, CPT, IPCC and Final in First attempt?
Yes i cleared all my CA exams in 1st attempt.
my scores
CPT 168
CA final AIR 1

10. Give us a conclusion about your journey
I am very thankful to my parents for their unconditional support, my friends (especially Gaurav Murarka), my family members, my teachers for their blessings & aashirwad.
Message for CA students:-
"Chase your dreams, dreams do come true" !!!!
"sapne dekho aur mehnat karo, aapka har sapna pura honga" !!
thanks a lot for your love & adulation. 

ICAI Revaluation, Re-Verification Nov/Dec 2013 Exam Papers

Procedure for Revaluation of CA Final, PCC, IPCC Exam papers

Students can apply online for Verification or to get the certified copies of their Answer books. The links are as follows:


For Verification:


For Certified Copies:

(Note: Though We use the terminology “Revaluation”, There is nothing called as Re-Valuing the Answer paper in CA Course, though ICAI allows students to apply only for Re-Counting of the Marks)
Read this fully please:

NOTE: Though it is called as Revaluation, the marks are only Re-Counted and Answer Sheets are not Revalued.
Warning: Students Should NOT mention their Email IDs and Cell phone Numbers in the Request form

There is no standard Format/Application Form for applying for Revaluation of your Marks in CPT or IPCC or PCC or Final Examination. Institute asks you to Submit a simple Hand written application. Note: It should be in the Candidates own Handwriting.

The Application should Specify the following details for the quick reference:

  1. Roll No.(H.No.)
  2. Student Reg. No.(SRO)
  3. Paper(s) to be verified
  4. Examination details – CA CPT / PCC / IPCC / Final
  5. Address for Communication

If the Candidate opted for English then it is obvious that you need to make the application in the English Version and If the Candidates has opted Hindi as his Medium for writing Examination then candidate should make duly signed with requisite fee by way of Demand Draft in the name of ICAI(details below).

Time limit for Sending the Application:
 Application should be submitted within one month from the date of declaration of Examination results.

How much is the the Fees for Revaluation of Marks?
Fee for Revaluation of Marks is Rs. 100/- per paper subject to a maximum of Rs. 400/- for all the papers of a group/ both groups.
Fees is to be remitted by way of Demand Draft in favour of “The Secretary, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India” and payable at New Delhi.

Where should I Send the Application?
The Application along with the requisite Demand Draft may be either be deposited at or sent to:
The Additional Secretary (Exam)
ICAI Bhawan
Post Box No. 7112
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi – 110 002




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