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ICAI CA 2018 topper Shadab Hussain, son of tailor in Kota shares his mantra to crack CA exam in first attempt

Aabshar H Quazi
ICAI CA Topper 2018: Shadab Husaain surprised everyone by topping the ICAI CA final exam, whose results were declared on Wednesday evening.

The son of a tailor in Rajasthan’s Kota town has the clinched the All-India Rank (AIR) 1 in the ICAI CA examination held in November last year.

Twenty-two-year-old Shadab Hussain surprised everyone by topping the ICAI CA final exam, whose results were declared on Wednesday evening.

Hussain, who attended classes in the Resonance coaching institute in Kota, said he has been studying hard to succeed in ICAI CA exam. He has scored 75% marks in ICAI CA exam.

“I was studying for almost 12-14 hours daily from last six months due to which I was able to clinch the first rank,” Hussain, a resident of Vigyan Nagar locality in Kota, said.


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The son of a school dropout said while speaking to the Hindustan Times that regular tests, revision, clearing his doubts and hard work were key to his success.


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“Will power and sacrifices of staying aloof from all kinds of distractions helped me succeed in ICAI CA,” he said.

“From the last six months, I was not able to devote time to family and attend family functions and also did not watched TV or used social media,” he said.

His father Mohammad Rafique said if someone is determined then there is nothing in the world that can prevent him from success.

“Since I could not get an education in my life so I had decided to educate my son and I am proud that he has clinched success in CA final,” the 52-year-old, who did not go to school after Class 5, said.

When asked how he supported his son’s education, he said, “I earn enough to run my family and educate my kids and it is for the almighty god to look after everyone”.

Hussain’s mother Alima Ansari is a housewife and he has four sisters.

Hussain got the AIR-24 in CA-IPCC or Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Course in November 2015.

The managing director of Resonance RK Verma said Hussain has been a student at his institute since the last four years.