A 24- year old girl, Zarin Begum Yusuf Khan, from Mumbra has topped the country in the charted accountancy (CA) intermediate examination in the old syllabus with 65.86 per cent. The exams were held after many delays due to Covid-19 and 4094 students took the exam. The results were announced on February 08.
Struggle behind CA topper Zarin Khan's journeyZarin Khan stays in a modest 300 sqft house with her parents and three younger siblings. She said that she used to study in the kitchen of her house throughout the night. She did an internship with a Thane-based company for a year which helped her to pay for her CA classes.
“I didn’t believe that I have topped. I was not expecting to be a ranker, let alone be the first in the country. I had applied in 2017 and took a two years gap. I interned at a company for one year and used the money for CA classes. With my family’s support, I took the exam last year. I was scared and nervous before appearing. In the lockdown, I got more time to concentrate on my studies as there was less disturbance. I used to study all night to focus better as in the morning as there is too much noise as our house is near a road,” said Khan.
CA topper Zarin Khan's Plan
Zarin is the first generation of learners to pursue a professional course in her family. While her father, who has studied till class 9, is a mechanic, her mother is a homemaker. Both her brothers took their Class 10 board exams last year. While her younger sister has completed BSc and is working. “No one in my family is well educated. It was in 2017 after I completed my graduation that I decided to apply for CA. I’ll complete my articleship and then peruse CA final exams,” said Khan.
Source: India Today