Today, I will be recommending to you or simply sharing with you guys and gals the perfect calculator for each and every CA student out there. Most of you all are probably not using this calculator, in which case, I strongly advise you to continue reading. Do know that this post only represents my opinion and you may agree to disagree.
Before I proceed, let me tell you that by merely writing this post, I have proven my selflessness to the world! How, you ask?! Well, by making you aware of such an awesome calculator, I am improving your chances of clearing the Chartered Accountancy exams, and since I myself am a CA student currently (IPCC), indirectly, I have slightly reduced my chances of passing! That is because only a certain percentage of the total number of students appearing for the exams will pass. But still, I have shared this post with you!
Below I have provided some quick information about this calculator.
CALCULATOR’S NAME: CITIZEN CT-600J
LENGTH: 18.8 cm
BREADTH: 14.6 cm
HEIGHT: 3.4 cm
WEIGHT: 210 g
- 1-Line Display
- 12-Digit Display
- Battery and Solar Powered
- Fixed Angled Display
- Check and Correct
- ***DOUBLE (DUAL) MEMORY***
- Square Root Function
- Auto Sleep Mode
As you can see, this calculator is pretty huge! Also, it has dual memory feature (which is the most significant feature of this calculator and the only major reason I am recommending this calc to you). This comes in handy while calculating huge sums and problems during examination. And the built is of premium quality, so you will feel great using it. After switching to this calculator, my accuracy improved a lot along with my speed.
For those who are not aware, memory feature of a calculator is used to store numbers temporarily in the memory of the calculator so that we can proceed with other calculations without foregoing the number obtained previously. In normal calculators, there is only one memory slot. But in this calculator, there are two slots! This is a huge plus for students (be it CPT, IPCC or Final). Click here to read about how to use the memory feature.
In India, you can either buy this calculator from a local shop (if it is available there), or you can simply buy it from a online store like I did. The price is around 600 Rs. to 800 Rs. Click on the links given below to search for this calculator on the top online stores.
HONORABLE MENTION: “Casio MJ 120Da” also deserves a spot on this post (suggested by one of the visitors on my blog, Kartik Mahajan). It has basically all the functions (MU, Tax+, Tax-) except for dual memory. Although it is not very large in size as the CT-600J, it serves its purpose. I really recommend everyone to purchase this calculator as well and carry both the calculators to the exams (as it is, most of us already carry at least 2 calculators to our exams). This way, you will have everything (a large calculator, a small calculator, dual memory, tax functions, mark-up function, etc.).
I hope you found this post useful in some or the other way. Share it with your friends if you are selfless like me! Also, don’t forget to comment below if you recommend any other calculator over this one or have any questions.