GATE-18 : In 2018 my father told me to appear for GATE exam as it is helpful in many Govt. jobs so I appeared. I got 14 marks(didn’t qualify).

 

GATE-19 preparation: In June 2018 I completed my UG(CSE) from 3-tier university. I was placed in a SBC(service based company) and most probably they would give joining letter in Nov so I thought of preparing for GATE as I had lot of free time. I started preparing from youtube videos but within a month I got joining letter from my company and I joined. With job I completed 3-4 subjects and appeared for GATE-19. I got 29.33 marks(didn’t qualify).

 

GATE-20 preparation : This time I was serious about GATE. Continued my preparation from April with youtube videos(Biggest blunder which I did but realized very late). I didn’t study from books or NPTEL lectures because it was too boring for me. In November I took 3 months leave so that I could focus only on GATE. I went back to my home for preparation. When I started revision then I realized that it is tough for me to recall the concepts as I didn’t do any revision once I completed the subjects. Somehow I managed it and appeared for GATE-20. I was able to solve aptitude and most of the 1 marks question. But the real terror started with 2 marks questions and I panicked. When paper ended I knew I screwed it but I learned few important lessons:

  1. Follow standard books or NPTEL lectures not some random youtube videos.
  2. Revision is must and you must practice a lot.
  3. If you are doing self study then try to have a group of friends who are seriously preparing for GATE because it is very easy to get distracted and get demotivated.

 

I got 46 marks(rank : 2732) in GATE-20.

 

GATE-21 preparation: I went back to my company and resigned after 2 months. This time I didn’t want to take any risk so I thought of joining ME coaching so that I will not get distracted from my goal and I can push myself. But due to COVID there was no offline coaching. Since I already resigned from my job and there was no offline coaching I had only one option that is self-study. This time I tried to clear my doubts by referring standard books and practiced a lot. But my biggest enemy was distraction and it used to take 2-3 days to get back to my study routine. My planning was to complete the syllabus by Oct but it went till mid Dec. By 10 Jan(2021) I completed my subject wise tests. Then I started giving Full length tests(ME,ACE,RBR). But in none of them I could get the feel of GATE exam. So I solved all the GATE PYQs from 2011-2020 as Test series from GO. I noted all the mistakes and tough questions separately and whenever I revised a subject I used to go through it. This helped me to avoid silly mistakes and my marks improved. I was ready with technical subjects but didn’t practice aptitude as time was less(and procrastination).On my exam day I had only one goal “solve all the solvable questions without any silly mistakes” .

Mine was set 1.

180 min left: exam starts, started with aptitude section (couldn’t solve two 2 marks question)

160 min left: starts technical section

20 min left: 1st round of technical section was done, now tried to solve unsolved  questions in technical section(preferred 2 marks questions first)

5 min left: went to aptitude to solve those two questions

2 min left: couldn’t solve it and now I realized I should have practiced aptitude also.

1 min left: went to technical section and did guesswork in unsolved NAT and MSQ.

I got 65.33 marks(Normalized marks:63.76),  Rank:179 Gate Score: 807

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Congrats bro!!! hope you the best future.
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Congrats Bro , what was your gate Score ?
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807
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Congrats on your efforts

from where you practice questions and how to solve doubts? I got many doubts during problem-solving.
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Use GO pdf for PYQs. Solve it atleast twice. Join some test series for more questions but PYQs must be given more preference.

If you have doubt in some questions then first refer GO website and try to read all the answers and comments until you understand. If you are not confident with the topic then refer standard book for that topic.

Try to have friends who are also preparing for GATE so that you can discuss your doubts.

In some test series they give you option of asking doubts through Gmail so you can use that also.
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Congrats Sir!!

I have some queries. Can I personally contact you?
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sure....dm me on GO
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Sir it is showing "The plugin OR sending verification request by users is disabled currently".

Can I contact through facebook. This is my fb id : facebook.com/suraj.ahmed.7737
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Check your FB
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hello sir ,

congrats for your success, may i know your email Id ? i have some doubt  .... please mention your EmailId ... that help me alot  please
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Congratulations. Where did you join?
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Hello sir, Congratulations can you please provide all the resources used for your preparation subject wise really it would be helpful...

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