ICAI's Youngest Chief is an Inspiration to Budding Chartered Accountants - Know Why!

Published: | April 16, 2018
ICAI's Youngest Chief is an Inspiration to Budding Chartered Accountants - Know Why!
  • Umang Agarwal has been appointed as the new Chairperson of ICAI’s Nagpur branch.
  • He is the youngest person to become Chief of any ICAI branch across the country.

The youngest and newly-appointed Chairman of ICAI’s Nagpur branch, Mr. Umang Agarwal has said that in the recent times, most CA aspirants are able to clear the exams in the first attempt. He is the second youngest chief of any ICAI branch across the country. The 27-year-old Umang Agarwal is also the founder member of India’s popular NGO ‘Make a Difference (MAD)’. His achievement is an inspiring story for the new generation CA aspirants.

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Umang Agarwal cleared CA at the age of 21 in the very first attempt. His zeal, passion and commitment towards becoming a Chartered Accountant (CA) drove him to success at an early age. Agarwal also holds a graduate degree in commerce.

Mr. Umang Agarwal shared his secret of success and the way he coped up with family pressure. Here are some highlights:

Success Story of Umang Agarwal:

After clearing Class X exams, Umang decided to enter into engineering field along with his friends. However, he was inspired by his father’s personal CA firm and decided to crack the same. At that time, Umang’s father, Mr. Vijay warned him to take up CA seriously, as it is regarded as one of the toughest fields of study. Umang had accepted the challenged and moved ahead.

Advising the next generation CA aspirants, Umang Agarwal mentioned that one has to dedicate his/ her full-time for this course. The choice to become CA has to be taken at a very early age in the life and one needs to prepare accordingly. On the other hand, the aspirants should never consider their exam as an attempt. Instead, they will have to prepare for the exam with confidence and attempt consciously. CA is a monotonous course and the aspirants must try and sacrifice other things to crack the exams, he added.

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Umang expressed his happiness over the fact that the number of youngsters cracking the CA exam in the first attempt has increased. Earlier, the normal age of completing CA was above 30 years. Today, aspirants are usually able to clear CA at the age of 21-27.

Being the youngest chairman of ICAI’s Nagpur branch, Umang Agarwal would focus more on younger CAs. A younger CA should possess some major qualities and skills such as good manners, marketing skills, etiquette and power point presentation skills. A CA must also be a tech-savvy according to Umang Agarwal. Experts will participate in short camps every month to train the CAs in the aspects mentioned above, he detailed.

With inputs from Times of India (TOI)

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