Saturday, 23 May 2015

"Success is NOT the result of Spontaneous Combustion,You have to put yourself on Fire"

Made easy Award Ceremony

I have written this blog for all those who needs motivation and want to achieve a good rank in the GATE exam.:-)

First of all i would like to tell you little bit about myself. My name is LAKSHYA and i have completed my B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from the College of Technology,Pantnagar (G.B.P.U.A & T),Uttarakhand in 2014.When i was in my 12th standard, i dreamed first time to go to an IIT. I had always wanted to study in an IIT , but i was not able to get a very good rank in IIT-JEE due to which i became very much disappointed.I gave AIEEE and through that i got admission in the College mentioned above.After joining that college it took me around 6 months to get settled there becoz i was not able to get mix-up with others.But after 6 months , I learnt how to manage everything in college and everyone became my friend.Now again that thought came to my mind that i have to go to an IIT , at that time i had decided that what is there in that if i am not doing my B.Tech from an IIT. I had decided that i will do my M.Tech from IIT. So from 2nd year onwards i had started my preparations for GATE.At that time i had thought that i will crack GATE and i will try my level best to get a very good rank.

So with the feeling of dedication and detemination i had started my preparations.I followed all the standard books during my preparation.When i came to 3rd year what i had done was that ,whatever topic is there in the GATE syllabus i used to read it from the standard book and then i solve the questions from the previous year GATE exam and other books. My 3rd year was completed and level of preparation also goes up.When i came to final year , from the very 1st day i started my prep again.I started preparing the subjects one by one and then i had solved the previous year GATE questions thoroughly.Whenever my one subject gets completed i had started solving GATE questions.So this was the simple strategy followed by me at that time in the final year.Also at that time around September i had joined the MADE-EASY online test series.So i had also practised the tests online .After that my campus placements had started and as i was among the toppers of my batch so i got selected for giving direct interview in TCS.

In November 2013 i got placed in TCS but still my GOAL was on GATE 2014. I had decided that i will celebrate with full heart when i will crack the GATE exam.So after the campus placements , i again continued my preparations with full dedication. But sometimes whenever i was giving the online tests i felt that i was lacking somewhere and that was time management for solving the question paper. I had realized this around December that my time management is not that good ,but still at that time i had decided that i will give my 100 percent.At last ,the day came when my GATE exam is there and i went to give the exam with full confidence ,but after the exam was over i was able to solve only 40 questions out of 65 and that is very less becoz out of 40 questions the percentage of 1 marks questions was more.I felt very bad becoz of my performance in GATE.I came to home and when my dad asked me about the exam i told him that i will not be able to get a good rank but after listening to this he said that "its ok i know one day you will do wonders".My dad always appreciates and motivates me. Now slowly and slowly the result day is coming and i knew that i will get a very bad result.

On 27th march 2014 the results get announced and i got AIR around 2500 and i became very much disappointed and i had realized that only becoz of lack of time management and slow speed i am standing at this much rank.At that time i was thinking that i know each and every concept and i know everything but only becoz of slow speed i was unable to get a good rank.At this time i was not able to decide whether i will prepare for GATE-2015 or i will join TCS. I was in a dilemma so what i had done at that time was i started taking guidance from my college seniours those who were pursuing M.Tech.And what they told me was that i should give one more try ,they said that its worth to do M.Tech from an IIT/IISC. So after taking their guidance i had discussed all these things with my dad and he said that "Beta dekh lo , if you want to prepare one more time you can but you can do this side by side with your job". I had listened to my dad words but inside my heart i know that if one wants to achieve something great in our life sometimes we have to take a risk.

So , I had listened to my inner voice and i had decided that i will join coaching in Delhi after my final year gets completed. I came to Delhi after my B.Tech was over and joined MADE-EASY in june 2014.I was the student of B-Batch in Made Easy.I started studying very seriously from the very first day with full enegy and dedication and a spirit of attaining something in life.Day by Day i was learning something more and more and i was feeling that the made easy faculties are very perfect in their subjects.I got very much motivated after i came to know how much hard work they had done in their life.They had taught us each and every topic very nicely and to the point.Whenever i was there in the class attending lectures, i was amazed by their knowledge and also their hard work and their contribution to our country.Yes,they are making nice Engineers who will achieve greater and greater heights.

I had attended all the lectures with full focus. What i had done was that during my coaching first i listen to the lecture and makes notes and after the lecture was finished i came to home and i used to read all the topic taught in the lecture from the notes and whatever i feel difficult in that topic i took help from the standard books. Side by side i was also solving previous year GATE questions from the corresponding topic that was running in the coaching and i was used to keep a watch in from of my eyes while solving the questions in order to improve my speed , it is very hard to do self studies for those who go to the coaching from their homes after travelling.But do'nt get disheartened and try to manage everything and whenever u are free try your level best to revise the syllabus that has already been completed.I had always tried to manage everything and i had revised everything time to time.

When september came ,the Made Easy online test series again started.So i had also practice them again.The online tests helped me a lot to improve my speed .My course was completed around 31st december 2014 and coaching was almost over.So i had got around 1 month time for doing self preparation as my GATE exam was scheduled on 7th feb 2015.In that one month i had done my preparation with full heart . In front of my eyes i saw only GATE at that time :-) .I had revised everything during this time and i had also solved previous year GATE questions two times.I am telling you its very must to solve the previous year GATE questions in order to get a very nice rank.On 7th february i had written the GATE exam again and this time i am 100 percent confident becoz i had done a lot to improve my speed and time management.After 1 month around 11 March 2015 i got 94 All India Rank.I was slightly not felt that much good becoz i was expecting myself to be in top 10.But i am happy that i am in top 100 :-).

Going to pursue M.Tech(TA) in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay.:-)            



  2. To aid learning and allow evaluation GATE TEST SERIES had been introduced as GATE online test series .These ONLINE SERIES FOR GATE helps the student learn pressure handling and time management as well.