GATE Toppers Strategy | Shivam Chauhan AIR 14 – GATE CS

Everyone require a motivation to keep going and path is never easy for a big dreams . Shivam Chauhan believes in “I never want to think i should have” . He is a Research Oriented guy and his passion to get into Google deepmind motivated him to prepare for GATE . His hobby is learning about new Technologies . Patience and confidence was his best tool during GATE 2018 exam preparation.

Que : Introduce Yourself and What was your Educational Background ?

Shivam : I am shivam Chauhan . I had secured AIR 14 in GATE 2018 . I had completed my B.Tech from ECE Stream in 2017.

Que : Your Rank in GATE 2018 ?

Shivam : AIR 14

Que : Why you chose GATE ?

Shivam : Because of my Passion in Research . I always wanted to persue my Higher study from IISC/Old IIT’s.

Que : When You had started Preparation for GATE ?

Shivam : I had started preparation when i was in final year (2017) . In GATE 2017 i had secured AIR 1125 but my deep interest in AI motivated me to drop a year and prepare again so that i can get admission in IISC CSA.

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

Shivam : Nope

Que : What Was your GATE Strategy ?

Shivam : I started my preparation for GATE 2018 from Mid July 2017. Following are some of Key strategies that i had followed :

  • Studied Daily for 10-11 Hours.
  • Divided 1 Hour in 45 Minute Study and 15 Minute Revision
  • After Completing a Subject , I Solved Previous year Question and then chapter wise test on testbook.
  • Did Previous year question again During Revision phase in December and January
  • I had not got sufficient time for COA so i skipped it.
  • Ravi Shankar Mishra (AIR 1 GATE 2015 CS) was a great inspiration for my preparation
  • I followed only standard books for OS, Database , Network  , Maths.
  • GateOverflow is best source of Revision . You can ask your doubts there and you can also participate in discussion.
Que : Subjects In which you face Difficulty ?

Shivam : I face difficulty in DBMS and COA . Moreover, i skipped COA Completely.

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

Shivam : 2 Times (Notes + Previous year Question)

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

Shivam : Indian Institute of Science (IISC CSA) . My interest for research is reason for this.

Que : Any PSU Offers?

Shivam : Nope

Que : Which Test Series You had Joined ?

Shivam : Made Easy & Testbook

Que : Any Message for Future Aspirants ?

Shivam : Concentrate and have patience.


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