I had a great desire to work with PSU. And so I decided to prepare for GATE. After my B.E., I took one year of drop for self study. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it in GATE 2017.
Instead of choosing M.tech, I choose to work with a private company. Now from here onwards the real challenge began to manage time effectively so can I give my 100% of remaining time to my GATE preparation.
I had completed my most of the syllabus for GATE 2017 so I had to work upon my weak subjects. After completing my syllabus once again and making short notes of all subjects, I started my revision by November.
Parallel, I gave subject test of EXERGIC that helped me a lot. I also make a separate notebook of complex questions which I countered from test series or any other sources like from fb groups or whatsapp group, previous year of gate question etc. Especially last year gate question papers are hidden gems so you can’t afford to miss them but it is not sufficient for your preparation. In today’s scenario of competition in GATE, you can’t miss other new concepts that not covered in GATE previous year. At that point EXERGIC test series help me a lot, because I became aware of many new concepts that I left while preparing for GATE by myself.
From November onwards, you have to manage Revision, Subject Tests and Full Length Tests simultaneously. So, I started to give full length mock test also by November and wrote about 20 full length tests before GATE.
The real question is how to analyze your mocks and that was easily solved by Chandresh sir guidance (I watched all Chandresh sir videos about GATE preparation on Youtube). Mostly after giving some test I found that many of the questions that I did wrong because of my silly mistakes. So I worked on it and try to reduce my mistakes.
In the month of January I did solve previous year question papers of gate again. I liked to experiment in my full length tests and finally I came up with my exam strategy that I liked to solve 2 marks questions first rather than 1 mark questions. Slowly, I also started getting good marks in full length tests.
Last month of January is real challenge because you face many ups and down during that time of preparation. Even sometimes you doubt your ability also but I advise all aspirants not to panic because of that. It is normal. You need to keep your mind cool and don’t get disturbed by external factors that not in your hand.
While preparing with job, one should have to remain more focused about their preparation and also try to STRICTLY follow their time table. The result is finally worth it and paid off all hard work.
I would highly recommended Exergic test series because it is designed very well. In fact it’s the first time in GATE preparation history you can find something like this because after each subject test you can check what silly mistake you or other students tend to make in that question also what you can learn from that question indirectly. Exergic and Chandresh sir also provided me a personal review on my performance and that helped me a lot. Thank you sir. You will definitely help many more aspirant in future with your hard work and with your Midas touch.😊