Meet Ruth Clare Dsilva: CA Exam Topper For The Year 2021

Five years of preparation finally paid off for Ruth Clare Dsilva this year as she topped the CA final exam in old course.

STP Editor
Sep 15, 2021 07:19 IST
Ruth Clare Dsilva
Mangaluru-based Ruth Clare Dsilva secured All India Rank 1 in the CA final examination results that were announced on September 14. This year, women have managed to score top spots in results for both old and new courses of the chartered accountancy exam. While Dsilva secured top spot in the old course, Morena's Nandini Agrawal got top rank in the new course. The second and third ranks for both these courses were also secured by girls.

Dsilva went on to thank her family for their support after the results were announced. "4-5 months of hard work that I put in has finally paid off. Everybody around me is happy. It's a collective achievement. I want to thank my family for supporting me during my highs and lows," she told ANI.

The young woman's journey doesn't stop here though. After conquering the CA exams, she now plans to clear the Union Public Service Commission exam.

Here are five things to know about Ruth Clare Dsilva:


1. Dsilva managed to clear the CA examination, held by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, after multiple attempts. She has been preparing for the exams for the last five years and devouted close to nine hours every day to her studies.

2. Dsilca didn't appear for the CA exams during the first wave of COVID-19.  She was stressed out this year, as uncertainty loomed over when the exams will be held, due to the second wave of the pandemic. "It was tedious to keep track of the news if the exam would be conducted or not. As I had not appeared for the previous attempt, there was an added pressure," she told The Indian Express, adding that she was concerned about safety amidst rising cases.

3. She went on to thank her uncle, also a chartered accountant, for his guidance and support during her exam preparations.


4. Now that she has ticked off one goal from her list, what does the future hold for Ruth Clare Dsilva? " I will consult with the relevant stakeholders on the UPSC exam preparation to go ahead in that direction,” she revealed.

5. Dsilva had prepared for theory subjects by self-study and for others, she had enrolled to online classes.

Topper's recommendations:

  • Ruth Clare Dsilva used course material available on the YouTube channel of brothers Ajay and Atul Aggarwal.
  • For Audit, she referred to a book by CA Vikas Oswal.
  • For Direct tax, she referred to CA Bhawar Borana’s book.
  • For Indirect Tax, she referred to Yogender Bangar's book.

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