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#MyGATEStory #20 – Shivhari Sharma (AIR 18 in GATE 2018 ECE)

Hello Everyone. Today we are here with the story of GATE Topper – SHIVHARI SHARMA, who secured AIR 18 in GATE 2018 in ECE branch. He did his graduation in B.Tech from NIT Bhopal in 2017.

Let’s hear it from the person himself that what all GATE Toppers have to go through to achieve a good rank in GATE Exam.

Firstly, I would like to tell you that GATE is an exam which checks your temperament and confidence apart from technical knowledge. So first ensure that before starting your preparation you should be confident enough that you can achieve your goal by hard work and determination.

Believe me, if I can then you also do the same or maybe better.

Your rank depends on your attitude, I’ll give you my example here – my academics was just average then I thought about BSNL JTO and I started my preparation in NOV 2016 and I was able to get 816 AIR in GATE 2017. But because BSNL does not allow for freshers I could not get the job.

I didn’t want to join M.Tech. course and software job because I believed in myself I took a decision of drop in spite of having software job. I joined “MADE EASY Classroom Course” at DELHI center and “KREATRYX Test Series” for MOCK TESTs, this helped me a lot by providing the same platform and conceptually GATE standard questions.

I used to revise my notes thoroughly. By reading the notes multiple times I was confident enough in my concepts. I had that much confidence in my concepts that even if my question will be wrong in exam this will happen only because of silly mistake not because of my lack of study so try to study any concept in very much detail and precisely, for making concept I would like to suggest you join any good coaching which will help you in understanding the GATE exam, what type of concepts are asked, how do you change strategy according to paper.

After completing my syllabus of GATE in coaching, I had two months left so I again revised notes (not short notes). And started to write mock tests from November itself. In my first mock, I got only 52 marks. There were many times during my preparation I lost hope and again next day I strongly believed in myself that I can get under 100 rank and again started my preparation with full determination. I was slowly able to increase my marks in MOCK tests by using KREATRYX analysis of Mock tests.

KREATRYX provided subject wise analysis of mock test which really helped me to find my weaker areas. After giving so much time finally I was able to get top 20 Rank in all test series (mock test), which worked for me as a confidence booster.

Want to know what I did in the last 10 days?

In the last 10 days I wrote 5 mock tests, my performance was consistent in all of them and revised short notes. I didn’t take chance to solve those questions in test series which I didn’t study before rather than I gave more time to that question which I knew already. I always tried to tick answer in the est series when I calculated the same on my copy. I avoided guessing the answer which leads you towards negative marks.

In the last mock, I got 81 marks and a top 10 rank. I practiced around 40 mock tests on same time 9 AM to 12 PM. By doing this, I learned time management,  approach to attempt exam. I had my own approach to attempt question sequence which I followed in approx 35 mock tests and same approach I applied for GATE exam as well. Because I had experience of so many tests I was able to manage my time in GATE exam as well. So one thing I recommend you do more practice, it will lead you to a different level from others.

I would like to dedicate this result to my parents and respected teachers without their guidance it can’t be possible.

I did not talk too much with others during my preparation. I used social media but not for a very long time. I tried to be happy and my friends and they always encouraged me to achieve my goal. My father inspires me to do hard work with honesty, life ultimately gives you the best result at the end.

Thanks to all, I will be happier if someone gets inspiration from this story.

So this was the success mantra of GATE Topper – Shivhari Sharma. Do mention in the comment section below how helpful was this blog to you.

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