Hello Guys,This is Jithendra Chowdary Who started my gate preparation at the start of the 5th semester.I Initially followed RBR lectures blindly.Even though i don’t say it as bad, But it alone don’t suffice and there are many mistakes in his videos in some topics.Some of the concepts are taught wrong.I didn’t even knew this until I got into Gateoverflow. Another mistake I made is buying Madeeasy testseries.It contains a vast number of Errors in questions and It can impact your concepts as well.
Trust me guys If you really want to get into top 100 ,Don’t consider coaching institutions test series seriously.
The Biggest mistake I ever made while gate preparation is not revising periodically.Even though I know some subjects very well,I frequently forgot the remaining one’s due to the proper lack of revision.I have not given much attention to Maths during my preparation.
One should Periodically revise whatever he learnt , You could plan yourself the revision sessions.BUT REVISION SHOULD BE MUST.
Thereafter My college started from November and Continuously there are exams from november to february (Mid and sem exams of two semesters) My preparation got some impacted due to it.I lost my crucial time in gate preparation.Here comes the D-Day.I kept faith in myself and I got set 2 .Even though I initially found the questions difficult , I found questions can be do-able if one strictly solved previous Year Questions of gate. I started with CS section instead of Aptitude section.some questions are time taking.I failed to manage time.Therefore in last 30 mins ,I need to Solve 20 questions of CS and 15 questions of aptitude.Finally due to tension,I could not able to solve aptitude well(I lost 9 marks in aptitude due to it which were very easy) My total marks went to 40’s. Had I got total marks in aptitude and avoided silly mistakes in CS section according to my set 2, I could have got top colleges.I Shattered my dreams myself.
So I tried to attempt other exams like IIITH PGEEE,BITS HD and ISI.I Didn’t participated in CCMT.
Our family got affected with covid and my uncle died in May(due to covid).I didn’t prepared for a single hour for PGEEE,but somehow i qualified PGEEE and got put in WAITLIST. I Got IIT JAMMU Information Security Branch.I rejected the offer straight away.I waited for the further rounds in IIITH ( : ( Not got selected) ,The only option I got now is BITS HD,Just prepared software Engineering and didn’t even prepared any other subjects.But I still managed to get seat.
Finally I GOT SEAT IN BITS PILANI (GOA CAMPUS) and I took the seat .I Thank Especially Yash Singhal for advice during IIITH and BITS HD.
Everything I learned till today is due to the Gateoverflow be it Algorithms or DS or whatever .Gateoverflow has the best stuff for one to prepare for gate.Arjun Sir used to say that people who can solve the 80% of the paper by themselves can easily be into top 100’s.This is true guys.PYQ IS THE X-FACTOR FOR GATE PREPARATION.
Trust me guys ,Dont run after Coaching Instituions.If you got your concepts well and if you solve every bit in GO PDF and Attempting Previous Year Questions on Daily basis you can score huge guys.I have seen some questions from GO testseries ,Its standard is very good and the questions are very well framed and also the standard one’s..It is your wish to opt for it or not.If you opt for it ,It could be better.But PYQ itself is sufficient guys.Every Year gate paper is loosely based on the modification of PYQ.Even it is the same case with this year’s 2nd set paper(Probably 1st set too).
IF you are really a serious aspirant ,please refrain from taking Made easy or Ace or RBR series..PYQ ITSELF IS ENOUGH IF YOU ARE SINCERELY PREPARING.
***AND MY ANOTHER MAIN REASON FOR THIS POST IS ,GUYS IF YOU ARE GETTING GOOD COLLEGE OF YOUR CHOICE DON’T APPLY OTHER COLLEGES FOR BACKUP WHICH YOU ARE UNSURE OF JOINING ,THE RANKS BELOW SUFFER BADLY DUE TO IT. IT IS THE REASON I DIDN’T APPLIED FOR CCMT ,I.E EVEN THOUGH I MAY NOT GET GOOD COLLEGES ,BUT PEOPLE BELOW MY RANK SUFFERS BY DOING SO.IT IS THE SAME REASON I REJECTED IIT JAMMU STRAIGHT AWAY.
MANY PEOPLE APPLIED FOR IITH SELF SPONSORED AND ULTIMATELY DIDN’T JOINED THEM AFTER GETTING ADMISSION.WE PEOPLE SUFFERED DUE TO IT.SO I PLEASE REQUEST THE RANKERS TO THINK ABOUT IT.