Jaipur: Son of gas- burner shop owner tops CA

Jaipur: Institute of Chartered Accounts of India (ICAI) declared results of the Chartered Accountants (CA) final exam and Common Proficiency Test (CPT) exam on Monday.

Out of the 9,717 students who appeared for the CA final exam from the ICAI Jaipur branch held in May, 1,960 have emerged successful. Six students from the branch have secured a place in the merit list of top 50 students.

Vinod Tilwani (Rank-22), Vidhi Garg (Rank-32), Shubham Agarwal (Rank-38), Shipra Kabra (Rank-47), Rahul Poddar (Rank-47) and Piyush Bansal (Rank-50) found a place in the merit list.

Vinod Tilwani’s father, Mahesh Tilwani, is a fourth-grade employee with the Rajasthan Public Health Department who owns a small shop in Malviya Nagar where he sells and repairs gas burners.

Overjoyed with his child’s success, Mahesh told HT, “He used to go out with friends, help me at the shop, attend coaching classes, but never failed to devote 4-5 hours to self-study every day. In the last few months before the exams, he used to study over 16 hours a day.”

Mahesh also topped his batch of Bcom (Hons) from University Maharaja College.

Vidhi Garg, the second topper from Jaipur, said, “It’s an incredible moment for us. I’ll start working and will also prepare for Indian Revenue Services.” She also said that she studied 8-9 hours every day and her mother was her constant source of support and motivation.

In the CPT exam, 1963 students appeared from the Jaipur branch out of which 952 passed the exam.

Dinesh Kumar Jain, Chairman of the branch, said,” The performance of the students have been brilliant in both the exams. Entrepreneurship is in the blood of students of Rajasthan. The CAs of Jaipur are in demand not only in India but also outside India.”