Why you should never quit after failure in Exams


After the declaration of Result of every competitive exam, there are a few happy faces of candidates who’ve managed to clear the exams. Their hard work has been rewarded and they are all charged up for a good career ahead.

But after the results of every exam there are many sad faces as well of candidates who’ve failed to clear their exams. With passing percentages of professional competitive exams being too low, very few candidates manage to clear their exams and the rest are declared as failed.

Interestingly, a high proportion of the candidates who appear for such exams are those who’ve been excellent in their career record throughout; and when they face failure, they get shattered. Many candidates get de-motivated and get depressed about their failure.

They start blaming their luck and think that such professional courses are not for them. And this is where they go wrong.

You have to accept the fact that passing percentage of such exams cannot be 100%. The regulating bodies cannot declare everyone as passed. But, they never fail anyone. It’s only that they give you another chance to try again. They give you another chance to buckle-up and try again the next time. If they had to fail you – they would never give you another chance to try again.

Failure is not falling down; failure is staying down when you have the choice to get back up. No-one can fail you; it is only you who decides the failure.

And success is not the absence of failure; it is the overcoming to failure. We all know about so many instances wherein people failed a thousand times only to get-up again the next time and eventually they got success.


Let’s take the example of people in and around us who failed and then succeeded.

Name Failure Success
Shailee Chaudhary
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CA Final – Nov 14 CA Final Rank 1 – May 15
Nitin Gupta CA Final – May 10 CA Final Rank 1 – Nov 10
Sujoy K. N. CA Final – Nov 09, May 10 CA Final Rank 1 – Nov 10
Sonia Rakheja CA Final – Nov 09, May 10 CA Final Rank – Nov 10
Archit Shah CA Final – Nov 09 CA Final Rank 3, May 10
Gaurav Gupta CA PE II, May 08 CA PE II Rank 18, Nov 08
Monica Dalaniya CA PCC, Nov 10 CA PCC Rank 21, May 11
Anonomys (http://thesecret.tv/stories/stories-read.html?id=18197) CA Inter Exams twice CA Final Rank 24

(The above is only an illustrative list and in every attempt, many failures manage to mop-up a rank)

Here are some interesting quotes on failure:-

  1. Don’t let success go to your head or failure go to your heart
  2. Success delayed is not success denied
  3. The greatest failure in life is the failure to try again
  4. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem
  5. Nobody in this world ever achieved anything by giving up

CA Karan Batra, the founder of this website is All India Rank 22 in CA Exams and is regularly featured in both TV and Print media as a leading tax expert. He is the author of 2 books and has vast experience of representing cases before the Tax Dept.