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Overcoming economic hardships, city boy clears CA exam

Gave tuition to manage his course fee

Jamshedpur, Jan 19: There is a general opinion that it is very difficult to pass Chartered Accountancy (C.A.) examination conducted by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Few students also discontinue the course after finding it very difficult to pass the examination. Failure is the highway to success. Tom Watson said, “If you want to succeed, double your failure rate.”

When the results of Chartered Accountant (CA) final examinations were announced on Wednesday evening, Balpreet Singh Bhatia resident of Bistupur was full of action as he had cleared the CA final exam in his fourth attempt. Balpreet, son of private firm employee, had to battle economic hardships at home to achieve his dreams, besides the vast syllabus.

Balpreet gave tuitions to students of his locality to manage his course fee. After passing out from St. Mary’s English High School, Bistupur, Balpreet started teaching Mathematics and Accounts to students of junior and senior sections so that he doesn’t have to put any financial burden on his father and elder brother. Then he joined CA course and used to study after his teaching job.

‘I had set my eyes on doing CA when I was in class 10 and after my class 12 I appeared for CPT exam and cleared it in first attempt and later took IPCC exam. I had to manage the time between my studies and my teaching job which sometimes got very hectic’, said Balpreet, adding, ‘the income from the tuitions helped me to get specialised coaching provided by reputed coaching institutes like Jain Classes and ETEN CA.

As the news of his success became public, Parampal Kaur, his mother could not stop her tears. His father, Gurvinder Singh, said Balpreet was the first person in their family to achieve this success. “He has made us really proud,” said the father. Balpreet’s brother and sister contribute to the house income by working in private firms.

His parents encouraged him to continue pursuing his dream despite several failures. Sharing his feelings, Balpreet who completed his B. Com from Karim City College, Sakchi, said, “I am extremely happy as I have made my parents proud. My future now looks promising and I hope to start my own firm someday. But currently I am focused on joining a reputed company and provide financial assistance to my family”. His brother, sister and sister-in-law were also extremely happy and proud for Balpreet and felt a renewed sense of hope for their family.

Balpreet completed his article-ship with a local firm, Kataruka Agrawal & Co.

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