#MyGATEStory #12- Raghav Sharma (AIR 279 in GATE 2018 EE)
I am RAGHAV, secured AIR 279 in GATE 2018-EE. I have done B-TECH from Aligarh Muslim University in 2014. After B-TECH I got selected in a private company named BSES through campus placement. I joined that company with a hope to prepare for GATE along with the job but I was unable to execute my plan to prepare simultaneously and I gave GATE 2015, secured a rank close to 3500. After that I decided to focus on my job instead of writing GATE
exam again and I didn’t give GATE 2016. After completing 2 years of job, I realized that if I have to work in core sector, then there is no job better than PSU’s. There were some PSU’s which were recruiting on the basis of experience but the grade they were offering was below the grade they offer to GATE qualified students. I gave a couple of interviews in PSU’s like EESL,WAPCOS but I was unable to qualify them.
I again appeared for GATE 2017 while continuing my job and secured around 1900 rank. One thing I realized that I can’t get the expected result until I put in my 100% efforts. Since I haven’t took any formal coaching so far for GATE preparation, I started looking for various coaching options available for working professionals. I had option to attend weekend classes since my job was in Delhi but it seemed very difficult since there was hardly any time for self
study along with weekend classes. At that time I got to know about Kreatryx. I saw some of their videos on Youtube and I found them really interesting. So finally I decided to opt Kapsule Zetta plan.
The best part about the video lectures was they were not too long, one can easily finish one lecture at a time. Also the way Ankit Sir taught, he made it really easy to understand difficult concepts. I took that plan in May and after 2 months I developed lot of interest in GATE preparation. So I finally decided to leave my job in August and started GATE preparation on full time basis. A lot of people criticized that decision at that time but since I was enjoying studying at that time, I left the job. I started with the subjects which I found a bit difficult and finished almost half the course by August end. My aim was to finish the entire course by November and I managed to achieve that target.
Apart from lectures, I solved all the previous year questions a couple of times. From December, I started giving K-Tests and analyzed my performance in each test and tried not to repeat the mistakes. In the meanwhile I also appeared for ESE pre in January and qualified it also only on the basis of my technical paper preparation. Finally I gave GATE and secured AIR 279 which was quite low than what I expected but still I am glad that I got that rank.
Overall if I summarize, I would strongly recommend Kreatryx (Zetta) video classes to all the working professionals out there who are preparing for GATE. This would provide you the flexibility to study whenever you have time. Also I don’t think that these classes are lesser than live classes in any manner. One more thing I want to say that if you have strong desire to achieve something then you will definitely get it later or sooner.