Dear Swati, Thanks for writing to us your query! Very good question. Well, future course after CA depends on you career goal. You can work as an independent consultant or full time employee with consultancy firm or corporates or in academia. Also, you need to determine area of work: accounting, taxation, costing, and corporate law Based on your interest, you can do Cost Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), IFRS, MBA and also do PhD without doing any masters course.  If you are interested in academics or research, you

Hello there! Hearty Congratulations for completing your Chartered Accountancy course. Glad that you are also working in a PSU. I liked your query very much since I appreciate your willing ness to further continue your education while doing your job. I have been an Educationist and have been counselling students from the commerce / management fiedl for more tha 7 years now and have been teaching and writing for many years now. To add value to your resume and to supplement your CA qualification there are many options available. Full time courses, part time courses, distance learni

No course is Hard in this world, it all depends on our will & determination.Well if you talk about CA. it is known to be a toughest course amonst all accounting institutes in India.Reasons - why it is regarded as toughest:1) This course actually make a person an expert in almost every field of finance & commerce, such:> Accounts> Financial Mgt> Auditing> Cost Mgt> Company Law> Other Allied laws> Direct Tax> Indirect Tax> Other subjects2) It is course where you have to do lot of self study. You need to study on daily basis to be an expert in the field.3) Durin

Hello My Dear Career Aspirant,I am glad to know that you are thinking of upgrading your self and make your self equipped in terms of knowledge and qualifications to tackle the industry work challenges. Good to know that you are already doing your articleship and already near to the industry practices.I am glad that you decided to approach for seeking guidance and advice on your career query. I am sure that the experts here will be able to guide you appropriately.Other course along side Chartered Accountancy course and articleship:I suppose that you are still to complete your Ch

Dear Aspirant, As already mentioned by other experts about the eligibility criteria, I would like to make you aware that in the industry today, just being eligible by qualification is not enough, but you should have the employability aspects in you to get a good job. Qualification is just a ticket to take you to the interview desk, but how and what you perform on the interview desk, is much more important. So CA qualification will not just get you a good job, but skills of a Chartered Accountant will. so dont be behind getting just qualified, become employable. Best wishes!

The best thing about being an Actuary is that there is no routine work for you. However there are quite a few things that they often do. These are mentioned below:Working on spreadsheets to complete the review and analysis process.Determining the right prices and assisting team members in pricing the new products.Writing reports for the clients.Data management and working on the calculations to provide the detailed reports.Meetings with the management and clients.You can watch the video below to get more idea about the typical day of an Actuary:The work will often keep you busy but then it pay

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Hello Amit,  Whether you choose CA as a career or not is quite a personal choice.  Being good with finance and understanding the basic concept, you can choose anything right from CA to CFA.  In-case if accounting, budgeting and taxation interests you and you ready for the extreme hardwork required to pursue the course CA is your field. Please note that once you qualify as a CA you would be in the top most accountant in your company and would be held responsible and accountable. Hope this helps. Wish you good luck...


Dear Aspirant, You do not wish to do MA in Economics and do not wish to be in the teaching profession too, but who told you that doing MA Economics only gets you into teaching profession? There are plenty of jobs available on the basis of MA Economics in corporate industry. Don't you know this? I am sad that somebody has mis guided you or you have made some wrong apprehensions about you and careers. If you wish to get into the corporate jobs, MA Economics can be a very good qualification. If you can do MA Economics from top economics institutes like Gokhale Institute, Pune, Symbiosis School Pu

Dear Aspirant, Nice to know that you opted to work immediately after 12th commerce. However, going for a job so early and not continuing studies of graduation may have negative impact in the future. I strongly recommend that you should complete your graduation in commerce while working in Qatar. Hope you are happy with working in Qatar? Sad to know that you are not continuing with CPT exam and not pursuing CA course by just one failure.  Your ambition to become an accountant needs to be started with graduation in commerce in which you may take specialisation of Accounting, Finance. A plai

Dear Aspirant, Nice to know that you opted to work immediately after 12th commerce. However, going for a job so early and not continuing studies of graduation may have negative impact in the future. I strongly recommend that you should complete your graduation in commerce while working in Qatar. Hope you are happy with working in Qatar? Sad to know that you are not continuing with CPT exam and not pursuing CA course by just one failure.  Your ambition to become an accountant needs to be started with graduation in commerce in which you may take specialisation of Accounting, Finance. A plai

Dear Aspirant, If you wish to work in Social sector, you will get jobs and work in NGOs, etc. For Social Work, not always academic qualifications are necessary. For being in the social work domain, the most important aspect one requires is the high mental ability and passion to 'serve'. If you have that passion and capability of serving people without any craving for money, then you can make a career in the social work irrespective of the qualifications you hold. You need to immediately search for jobs in NGOs and try getting associated with self help groups informally and formally, so th

Dear Aspirant, If you have gained 10 years of experience after graduation, then it is the best and strong point for you to progress further in your career. Hope you have been working in those 10 years and not sitting idle.  If you have not done any job in those 10 years, then based on your commerce graduation, you may be able to get jobs of clerical nature in BPO, small companies, etc.  First thing you should try hard is to get into a job based on your graduation. Definitely, you should not expect high salary since you are elder enough but without experience. Doing a course is recomm

Dear Aspirant,  You have with you all that is required for a senior level position in your concerned domain. In India, definitely you can get opportunities for senior positions. A well drafted resume highlighting your skills acquired, competence areas and work experience details should be done. Take help of a professional resume drafter. You can definitely leverage your qualification and experience for further career. I would suggest that if possible, you can go for a distance learning MBA. Since you are technically competent in accounting domain, adding the management knowledge can be of

Good time management. Visualize clearly the outcomes that you want. The kind of career or life that you wish to have. You can achieve only what you have visualized. Correct study methods for each subject. Know what needs to be memorized, and what needs a lot of practice. Understand clearly what you read, and revise regularly.  Learn memory techniques like association and link methods. Seek professional help if needed. Coaching classes give you a lot of practice for the kind of questions accepted. So, you are on familiar grounds, when you see the question paper. It is a good id

Dear Aspirant, There is nothing like BEST OPTION. Therefore I would tell you BEST OPTION etc. Further there is no comparison possible between Chartered Accountancy course and other courses in the same field or domain, since every course is distinct. You are also distinct and therefore I would not suggest you to waste time in looking for best courses. Since you are distinct, you need to look out what you have in you and according to that you should choose the course or career option. Now that you are related to commerce field, there are many courses apart from chartered accountancy which are go

Dear Aspirant, There are no short cuts to career success and growth. Further not liking to study is a problem which you have to remove for a stable life ahead. You need to learn so many things in order to get a good job and also need to keep learning. If you are fed up of learning, then life is difficult ahead. Commerce is a very good career option and you definitely can make a good career life out of it. Good to know that you lack in communication skill. Having communication skills is the foremost requirement of any career and job. Therefore taking efforts by reading, writing, speaking is ver

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Dear Aspirant, Some corrections to Ms. Meghna's views. 1. Company Secretary as a professional qualification is equivalent to a Masters degree. UGC has recognised CS as a masters degree equivalence and students can also take up PhD on this basis. However, since this is masters equivalent, doing a graduation degree formally is required to be done. Industry, also does not recognise CS candidates without a basic graduation degree. Further, if you wish to do LLB, you need a bachelors degree first, since LLB three years course is a post graduate degree course. 2. Foundation, Executive and Profession

Dear Aspirant, If Hindi language is your preferred choice for your career as well, then definitely there is scope for being into the government service. You can definitely apply for Hindi Officer vacancies in either State or Central Government or both. Best wishes

Dear Aspirant, You have answered your question yourself. You know that you are 28 years old and since you have a nice memory you are not supposed to do second grade job. Now that you are a Police Constable, I would suggest you to make use of your nice memory by preparing for the inter police department examinations through the UPSC. This way you will be able to rise from the constable level to Inspector level. This way you can give height to your career in police service. If possible, you can do a distance learning degree in criminal psychology or LLB, which can help in getting promotion and i

Dear Aspirant, By your question, it appears that you fear maths very much and do not want any career related to maths. However, in practical life and while working in the industry in any type of job, command over basic maths is required and mandatory. However, there are courses and career options where lot of maths is not involved. I would list out some career options where maths competence is not much required to the extent where some courses require high command over maths: Law   Business Management (HR / Marketing, International Business)   Marketing   Media &nbs

Dear Aspirant, Definitely, dropping the Chartered Accountancy course at the last stage is not recommended however as we spoke on call, now that you have decided to leave the CA course, you should opt for a course which exactly suits you and your career aim and aspiration. Therefore, please take the Ideal Career Test from to know which course option is best suitable to you according to your aptitude, interests, innate skills and abilities, inclinations. The report gets generated instantly. Best wishes

Dear Aspirant, Very good question. I feel that Actuaries degree is the top most degree in the field of insurance and risk management. No other degree is required if you are interested in continuing in Actuaries field. The pay scales are very high and the job is very challenging and difficult. Best wishes

Dear Aspirant, Since you belong to commerce field the most favourable job oriented areas are accounting, taxation, costing, marketing & sales. It appears from your question that you do not wish to do a professional course and wish to get into the industry as fast as possible. Your thought is in a way in the right direction. I would suggest you the below job oriented courses: 1. Tally ERP 8.1 2. Diploma in Taxation Laws (DTL) 3. Diploma in Accounting, Costing, etc. Some other non-commerce courses are Diploma in Digital Marketing / Graphic Designing, Diploma in Hotel Management, Diploma in H

Dear Aspirant, Since you have not secured placement from the college you will be passing out, you need to hunt for job on your own. You may first contact your friends, relatives who can refer you as a fresher in the companies they are working if the company they are working is related to your domain. You need to definitely upload your resume on top job portals like and . Mention the city in which you prefer working and you will start getting calls for interviews if your profile is found suitable. You should also send your resume to job consult