Exclusive: ‘Keep yourself motivated’, says CA exam topper Ruth Clare D’Silva


Abhijith N Kolpe

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Sep 14: It is indeed a proud moment for the city, entire district and state. Ruth Clare D’Silva has cracked the CA final exam and secured All India first rank (old scheme).

Ruth hails from Mallikatte. She is the daughter of Rosy Maria D’Silva and Ruffert D’Silva. She did her schooling at St Theresa’s School and PU at St Agnes College. She has also done an undergraduate course through distance education from Mangalore University.

Ruth did her three years of articleship at CA Vivian Pinto and Co Balmatta.

The topper of CA exams, shared with Daijiworld tips for her success and how she prepared for one of the toughest exams amidst the pandemic.

Excerpts

DW: You have made Dakshina Kannada proud by securing the top rank in the annual CA exam. How do you feel about your achievement and did you expect to top the nation in the exams?

Ruth: I am very happy and overwhelmed. I got an opportunity to make Mangaluru proud. It is a collective achievement. When the exam was over, I felt that I did well. I was expecting to clear the exams, but the top rank was just out of my expectations. Earlier, I used to study to bag ranks, like to be in the top 50, but rank-1 was out of my expectations. I am still coming to terms with whatever happened in the last 24 hours since my results. I was not talking much and stayed away from social media and it finally paid off.

DW: Any reason to choose the field?

Ruth: I chose this field as I was much interested in it. During my PU, I came know that this was a difficult exam. After knowing it, I wanted to give a try. I was able to crack it in my third attempt. In the year 2019 and 2020, I was not prepared well enough.

DW: How did you prepare for the exams?

Ruth: I had about 4-5 months for the exams. I prepared a schedule. I used to study 8-10 hours in a day. As the exams came nearer, I used to stretch a little longer. I had cut all the distractions and focussed totally on the exams. I was involved within myself and my online mentors. Everything collectively helped me in preparing.

DW: How challenging was it to achieve this goal?

Ruth: The entire CA course including the articleship and exams itself is very challenging. It is a relief and fulfilling experience after writing the exam.

DW: Students in general had to face great difficulties to deal with the Covid pandemic. How did you manage the situation?

Ruth: I tried to stay away from the pandemic related news. The second wave of Covid affected me a lot. I was worried thinking how to prepare in this environment, but luckily the exams got postponed. There was uncertainty over the exams. Towards the end, I stopped getting distracted about the postponement of the exam. I stopped thinking about it. Overall, it was quite tough to manage.

DW: What is your message to CA aspirants?

Ruth: Before you get into it, mentally prepare yourself for the entire course as its length is not fixed. Keep yourself motivated as why you are getting into this. Try to remind yourself all the time throughout the course what you have to achieve. Just stay motivated. Meanwhile, keep your life organized while beginning to prepare for this tough course.



 

 

 

 

  

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 15 2021

    Really appreciate the grit and dedication shown by this amazing Girl .. Others too can follow

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  • Jerry Moras, Kuppepadavu, Canada

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Really motivational interview. Thanks Daiji and congratulations Ruth. Wish you greater success as move on.... What I read from above is she is headworker, focused, away from anything distracts you including social media.

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  • Clara, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Congratulations mam .We all are proud of you .God bless you ..

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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Thank you very much indeed for your thoughtful good Word our dear Ruth Clare D'Silva for all of us. Congrats once again n Good Luck to you !

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    One of the toughest competitive exams mere completion would be considered an achievement ...this is comparable to an Olympic Gold .....all India 1 st .. Our chartered accountant courses / competitive exams ..are best in the world and can see all heads of large multinationals CFO other posn ..are mostly Indians .... Congratulations Best wishes and also a. beacon to all youngsters In COVID situation.. the advice should be well taken ..

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  • Norbert Lobo, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Congratulations Ruth. Excellently Brilliant Achievement! .

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  • Clara Fernandes, Udupi/Kuwait

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Congratulations Ruth on your outstanding achievement. May the good Lord bless you with success in all your future endeavors. We wish you all the very best for your future life. Our best wishes are with you always. Cleavon Jace Jolene

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  • PRAVEEN HEGDE, MANGALORE

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    CONGRATS RUTH CLARE D' SILVA. YOU MADE MANGALORE PROUD.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Those who are glued to smart phone.... ultimately end up getting one big Omelet.., parents must keep watch on their children from not joining toxic organizations...., they ultimately make them not fit for job...,

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  • Margaret DSouza, Bendoor/Dubai

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Hearty Congratulations on your achievement.

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  • Ronald D souza, MANIPAL UDUPI

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    We are proud of you. When I pass CA in 1986 I was looking for a chartered accountant from Mangalore. It was rare to find a CA from Mangalore.

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Congratulations Ruth...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Ruth Clare D’Silva has left entire India Behind ...

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  • Chethan saliyan, manjeshwara

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    "success and growth come only through continues effort" well done Ruth....👏 👏

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  • Anton, Kinnigoli

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Congratulations Ruth. You have made our community proud. Not everyone can complete CA let alone securing rank. My heart also goes to those who have completed their M.COM, MBA and still struggling to get jobs.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Anton Kinnigoli,as you said ,some are struggling to get job even with MBAetc.Fact is clear,our karnataka jobs are taken away from other states people.many times money speaks too.How many Bank managers in karnataka are from karnataka ?

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  • Andrew L D Cunha, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Liked clear message from CA topper. She is also not hesitant to tell the facts that she could not clear exam in 2019 and 2020 and given honest reason " I have not prepared well enough. Every CA student should read her message to CA aspirants (reply for the last question). I congratulate her. Persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances results in great success.

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/ Mumbai

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Keep yourself motivated, Yes truly that's the ríght message ✌️

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  • Jeevan, Kudlaa

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Hats off for your achievement.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Perseverance can move Mountains ...

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Congrats Ruth... Indeed Proud moment for all of us

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