CA Coaching Journey with KS Academy – CA R Santhanakrishnan

Why did I choose CA?

After completing the class 10th with the inspirational stories of some great CAs made me decide to choose this course. Unlike many, I chose CA first and then commerce stream for my Class 11 and 12. From a middle-class family, it has always been my dream to attain a financial independence at a very younger age.

Why did I choose KSA?

Upon choosing my dream course, I lacked clarity in choosing the vehicle I need to board to attain my dream. At the very confused state I came to know about my Sara Sir’s CC meet from my school seniors and got inspired from his approach towards students and studies. At the very end of that CC meet I was sure to get my ticket into KSA to pursue my dream.


Being a student from state-board background, with the completion of Class 12 exams we were left only with merely 2 months to prepare for CPT. We had to attend classes for full day in a single stretch to cover the portions but the way the subjects taught to us made us enjoy the stiff two months journey and made me realise that I can have happiness and learning together.

Again, the model exams just before a week of main exams made me know my place of preparation and the areas to improve. And with all the support and Sara sir was with us literally till the last moment of the exams, which was a great boost to our confidence enabling me to clear the exam in the first shot.


Clearing CPT in 2 months of preparation was a great booster to my confidence and with the way of teaching, interaction and involvement created during CPT classes, I was so sure to clear CPT that I even enrolled myself for CA Intermediate at KS Academy with the early bird offer before even CPT exams.

It was an eight-month course in which we had to attain conceptual clarity of 8 completely new subjects. It was an enormous challenge but the clarity, courage and confidence attained through classes at KSA along with the motivational speeches of Sara Sir left us with no doubts towards clearing the main exams. I personally felt as a blessing to have Sara sir during the last few days before exams.

Weekly SAP exams made me realise the position of my preparation, with the recognition we get from Sara sir upon reading the names of students in class who got more than even 50% in SAP exams, cheered me up to study further and that built me from a scratch to clearing the exams in my first attempt with a decent score having exemption in all of my G2 papers.


With an immense learning and happy life at KS Academy, had no second thought on my CA final classes. Also, with the introduction of CA-Final All subjects batch for 2.5 years in which we were able to constantly kept in touch with studies along with articleship exposure made us not to lose our student hood which is a very important aspect for studies.  

We are introduced with top-notch faculties for all subjects, who even taught us life along with subjects that made us feel intact with this vast course. During the Pandemic, the pace at which at which KSA adapted to the online learning environment was incredible and provided us with continuity with the subjects. Online zoom sessions were on par with the earlier face-to-face sessions.

Again, the model and SAP exams conducted were of great help and made us cover the vast subjects which were an ocean in itself 🙂 Finally, I appeared for that legendary CA final examinations in May 2022, and having cleared both previous levels in the first attempt, set my bar for the same at a final level and was very thankful for achieving the same.

Overall experience in KS Academy

It was a game-changing experience for a boy from an ordinary background who entered KSA with his school uniforms to evolve into a Professional. The positivity, right attitude, attention to students’ voices, support, warmth, and family-like environment along with top-notch subject delivery at KSA made us stay on track towards achieving our ultimate goal and made us realise that learning and happiness can co-exist. Thanks to KS Academy for helping me achieve this professional title CA R Santhanakrishnan 🙂

CA R Santhanakrishnan

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