GATE Toppers Strategy | Mohit Gupta AIR 27 – GATE CS

GATE Toppers Strategy | Mohit Gupta AIR 27 - GATE CS
Runner Up in MTV Get a Job Season 3 – Microsoft Software Intern and a dream to get placed in top company motivated him to prepare for GATE and study in best institutes of india .

Let’s make history a history. Show your arsenal. Come on! come on! chomp chomp!”  With these thoughts he keeps him motivated throughout the year and finally the result is in front of all of us.  Consistency and dedication for his studies put him in Best Research Institutes of India , its IISC.

Que : Introduce Yourself and What was your Educational Background ?

Mohit : I am Mohit Gupta . I have done my btech from Shri ramswaroop memorial college of engineering and management, CSE branch and 2018 graduation year.

Que : Your Rank in GATE 2018 ?

Mohit : AIR 27

Que : Why you chose GATE ?

Mohit : My aim to choose GATE was because of one big reason. I wanted to get a descent job. From the college where I was, it was impossible to get that kind of job on-campus. Also I came 2nd out 48000+ in MTV get a job season 3- Microsoft software engineer Intern. Which perhaps triggered me to achieve more which once was just a dream. I was so close to Microsoft and got denied. I was looking out for options. I remember on 19th may, 2017 my mother asked about PSUs and then I had an idea about preparing for GATE. I could have prepared for CAT but I technically knew that my english is not so great and competition is very much more in CAT as compared to GATE.

Que : When You had started Preparation for GATE ?

Mohit : On 7th june, 2017 , I started my preparation for GATE as I joined classroom batch of MADE EASY LUCKNOW. I still remember the very first day when Mr. Sagar sir taught us about Computer organisation. And overall It took me 6 months to prepare for gate syllabus and 1 month for giving full tests.

Que : Had Joined Any Coachings ? Either Online or Offline ?

Mohit : Yeah, I joined Made Easy Lucknow june Batch. And it was classroom study so perhaps offline.

Que : What Was your GATE Strategy ?

Mohit : Learn. Just Understand every concepts because just learning won’t do it. Then again understand more concepts. Tried to clear my concepts first. With that said this is how I did.

1- What is taught in class should be cleared before leaving the class. I made sure whatever was taught to me should be clear to my mind before leaving for home.

2- Do solve workbook. Made sure to solve every good question( perhaps all ques) per topic in time so that I am up-to-date and synchronised. This helped me never felt like lagging in class. Because I saw many students were feeling lagged and thus quit even before giving the exam. Like if 4th subject was going on then they were feeling like what was done in 1st subject and sometimes they kept workbook for pending which really costed them. So learn from other mistakes!

3- I was very very much sincere to myself. Didn’t waste even an hour of my life during those 8 months. Didn’t talk much except gate topic discussions.

4- Watched Dragon ball super every sunday and that was my only source of entertainment.

5- Didn’t use FB on phone.

6- Used whatsapp for study purpose ( weird right?). I joined some gate group. There many people used to put up their query and I was the one who frequently answered. Many thought it as time waste but for me it was confidence booster as well I was asked many random questions ( different questions of different subjects) and I took it as a challenge to answer with full explanation without looking on internet or my notes.

7- I was a final year grad so it was quite difficult for me to manage both gate and college. But it was difficult but not impossible. I had a strong feeling that I will crack gate. Dream of getting a good job was forcing me to do everything for gate. So for next 6 months then, Made easy was my home as I used to spend there 12 hours a day on average. I did go college only 3 times in august. My attendance was very low but my HOD ( Mr. Alok misra) was very supportive and even used to check on my percentage more than me. He believed in me, So I did!

8- Don’t trust stackoverflow, etc websites for GATE. I mean don’t trust online resource as they may not be according to GATE standards.

9- Make sure you’re all set by December end.

10- Do use to get atleast 70+ ( or atleast 65+) in mock tests.

11- Do properly sleep before gate. And sleep accordingly. If morning time then sleep early and if evening then sleep late night.

Conclusion:- GATE strategy is simple. Trust what your faculty teaches. You have paid them. They are sincere so you should be sincere as well. Rest your good enough to study. Also don’t go for standard books because that’s a waste of time as GATE faculties teaches you more than what you can learn from standard books for GATE. And I never studied from any standard book for gate.

Que : Subjects In which you face Difficulty ?

Mohit : None

Que : How Many Times you had revised Notes / Previous Year Papers ?

Mohit : I used to revise every topic in my mind. But yeah two or three times I did a revision. And In the end I made a very small summary which If I read today can still let me get 70+ in GATE. Also I solved papers from 2015 to 2017.

Que : In Which College You had Finally Joined & Why ?

Mohit: Indian Institute of Science is the answer and reason is that I can focus on studies more than teaching work (TAship ), first person of IISc rather than 2nd person in IITs, Student to faculty ratio as well student to resource ratio ( one student can use 3-4 High performance computers and will have a separate lab). Also because of personal reasons.

Que : Any PSU Offers?

Mohit : 

  • Tried for IOCL, results awaited.
  • Tried BARC, rejected.
Que : Which Test Series You had Joined ?

Mohit : Made easy and ace.

Que : Any Message for Future Aspirants ?

Mohit : 

  • Do stop using fb.
  • Don’t ask whether to study standard books or not. I mean trust your faculties man! First learn what they teach then think about something else.

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