Hi , I am working in wipro since 18 months for now. I appeared for GATE without preparation in 2016 and 2018 and couldn't even qualify . Needless to say , I hate my job and would want to pursue an M tech from a reputed IIT to make up for the mistakes that I made in my B.E . I am not very sure if I should leave my job or prepare alongside , I have asked a lot of people and have got mixed reviews. TBH I get a lot of free time at my job , I get two week offs and have to work on weekends on which no one is present in the office and if I want I can study the entire time. Even on the remaining working days , I can easily study for 4-5 hours in the office itself [no books or video lectures though , only reading online] because I don't have enough work.
But I am not sure if I can self study and even if I can I am not sure how to. I get scared thinking only 9 months are left for GATE 2019 I can't join a coaching because I have to work in shifts as well as on weekends and I don't like lectures by ******** babu ****** as they are too slow paced . I tried reading standard books and watching lectures for the same on youtube but it takes me atleast 60-70 hours to complete a single subject [even more at times ] . I find myself jumping between books and multiple sources and I get demotivated and scared as this is my last chance . I have been trying to self prepare for the last one month and to be honest I am not very sure or confident about my preparation. I don't know if it possible , guys who are in similar condition like me , what is your strategy , what are your plans ? What sources do you use ? What is your time table ?
Do you have any suggestions for me , I know there are many users on this website who have gone through similar conditions like me and I guess Icould use a little help .