Five of the youngest Chartered Accountants in India
In India, Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after professional courses. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) provides the three-level CA program comprising Foundation, Intermediate, and Final courses. Clearing CA isn't easy and many spend years preparing for it. However, there are some candidates who cleared the CA at quite a young age. Here are 5 youngest CAs in India.
Nischal Narayanam of Hyderabad became the youngest person in the country to clear the Chartered Accountancy exam in 2015. He was just 19 years old when he cracked the CA exam. However, he couldn't enroll in the ICAI as members are required to be 21. Notably, he is also the youngest graduate of Hyderabad's Osmania University where he did his BCom and MCom from.
In 2017, Ritu Nolakh became the youngest female Chartered Accountant. She was only 19 when she cracked the CA examination that too in one go. She hailed from the Lunkaransar near Rajasthan's Bikaner; however, she moved to Gujarat's Surat to prepare for CA after finishing school in 2012. Notably, along with CA, she had cleared two groups of Company Secretaryship at the time.
Ajay Biwal is also one of the youngest Chartered Accountants. He had cleared the CA exam in 2014 at the age of 19. He is also a Cost Management Accountant and CFA Financial Analyst. He currently works as a Planning Officer at BSNL.
Next on the list is Aditya Jhawar who became the youngest person ever to clear Chartered Accountancy (CA), Company Secretaryship (CS), and Cost and Management Accountancy (CMA) in 2017. Aditya, who hails from Surat in Gujarat, had achieved the rare feat of completing all the three professional qualifications when he was just 21 (21 years, 8 months, 17 days).
Amar Kataria of Pune is also one of the youngest persons to complete CA, CS, and CMA (formerly CWA) too. At 21, he cracked the CA Final exam in 2000. He cleared the CS Final in 2001 and CMA Final in 2002.