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CA Final May 2023 Topper Interview Prakhar Varshney (AIR 3)

CA Final May 2023 Topper Interview Prakhar Varshney (AIR 3)

Edited By Marar Sumeet Sudarshan | Updated on Jul 08, 2023 01:26 PM IST | #CA Final Exam

Prakhar Varshney, the CA topper from Delhi, has secured the 3rd rank in the recently concluded May 2023 session of the CA Final exam. ICAI declared the CA Final results on July 5, 2023. Hailing from a family of Chartered Accountants, it was natural for him to pursue the CA profession. An alumni of the prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce, Prakhar’s success was a result of consistent hard work and dedication.

Careers360 spoke to Prakhar Varshney about his recent feat. Given below is the complete interview.

Can you tell us briefly about your background – such as your native place, your basic education details and family

I am from Delhi. I did my schooling from Adarsh Public School, Vikas Puri (2017). Post that, I graduated from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University (B.Com. Hons.) (2020).

I had appeared for my CA-Intermediate examinations in 2018 and had secured All India Rank 42.

My father and my sister are both Chartered Accountants. My mother is a homemaker.

What made you choose Chartered Accountancy?

My father has his CA practice. So, I was inclined towards this course from earlier. Later on, my sister also completed her CA, which motivated me to pursue this course.

How long did your journey to become a CA take? - from CA Foundation / CA Intermediate to ultimately clearing the CA Final exam?

I had appeared for CA-CPT in June 2017. In Nov 2018, I appeared for my CA-Intermediate Examination. And in May 2023, I have cleared the CA-Finals.

It has been a journey of 6 years!

What was your preparation strategy?

I am a morning person. I used to get up by 5/ 6 am and tried to close my day by 10/ 11 pm. I had planned to prepare one group per month in my preparatory leaves and then to revise every subject in the remaining months.

Can you pinpoint any essential quality or resource which you think is very essential to anyone who is preparing for the CA exams?

There are multiple resources available (e.g. Telegram channels, YouTube lectures etc). I believe that it depends on person to person as to what resource helps him/ her the most.

What were the main challenges you faced in your preparation?

There were few challenges I faced during my preparation like feeling overburdened, unable to meet the targets etc. However, I believe that one needs to be patient throughout the course duration to overcome these challenges.

Can you tell us about your future plans?

I am yet to decide on this. However, I would like to stay in the corporate world!

What is your opinion about the revised syllabus under the ICAI New Scheme of Education and Training?

In my opinion, the changes which have been introduced would be very beneficial to the students (be it reduction of articleship tenure or others).

What other interests do you have such as any favourite hobby or pastime?

My favourite pastimes are scrolling through social media and watching anime/ movies.

What would be your message to aspirants studying to become Chartered Accountants?

In my opinion, there are two things which are very important for students - consistency and patience. Because of the quantum of syllabus and time duration of the course, it is difficult to maintain consistency however, lack of it is super harmful. Further, staying patient through the lows is very important as well.


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Questions related to CA Final Exam

Have a question related to CA Final Exam ?

Hello Aspirant,

See application process is already live for CA Final 2022 examination for November 2022 session so if you had applied for it then it is alright and the last date to apply for it is July 1st 2022.

Now coming to the question of choice of elective paper so don't worry because choice of elective paper will be asked while filling examination form for CA final 2022 which would be available for the candidates in October 2022 so you can fill it out at that time and till then you will have to wait for it.

You can check out more information from the official site as given below :-

or you can also check out our article for all latest updates and complete details :-

CA Final Registration 2022 - Steps to Apply Online, Fees, Eligibility (

I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!!


No you cannot apply after the final date of registration. Unless the officials extend the last date you will not be eligible for applying after the final date of registration. As of now there are no information from the officials regarding the extension of the final date. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has opened the CA Final 2022 registration in online mode. The last date for the CA Final May 2022 registration was January 1, 2022. You can apply for December session. The last date is on July 1, 2022.

Hi there,

First of all make plan that what are you going to study,for how many hours you are going to study a topic and on what you will focus on. Plan all these things so that you don't get distract while studying. Then maintain a timetable and follow it .

We all have same working hours but we don't utilize them properly so start utilizing your working hour according to your mental energy .

Always study in a peaceful environment so that you can learn more in less time that means effective study .

Now if you are talking pparticularly about commerce then you can divide subjects into two part

(A) Numerical portion: First clear you concepts and after that practice as much as you can for Numerical.

(B) THEORY Portion: Make notes and clear your concept and revise them.

Try to understand instead of just mugging up lessons so that you can remember it for long time .

And last but not least study with enthusiasm. Enjoy study . Don't take study as burden.

Hope it helps you.

Good luck!

Hi Aspirant,

Hope you are doing great as per the question asked by you as you have made mistake while filling up the form you should definitely mail to the required authorities regarding the mistakes you have sometimes correction window is given to the students to correct the mistakes if made any during the process.

Hope you found this answer useful.Stay motivated stay positive.

All the best!

Hey aspirant,

Sorry but this cannot be done as it is mandatory and one must complete at least 2 years of training before sitting for the finals

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