#MyGATEStory #7 – Ritvik Singh (AIR 144 in GATE 2018 EE)
Hi. My name is Ritvik Singh and I have secured AIR 144 in GATE 2018 in EE. This was my 2nd attempt. In my final year I had written GATE for the first time in the year 2017 and then I had secured AIR of 315.
I did my B.E ( Hons.) from M.B.M Engineering College, Jodhpur in EEE Branch. My overall % was 73.
During the second year of college itself, I started watching NPTEL lectures and used to make notes from it. Then my main aim was not to crack any competitive exam like GATE or ESE but just to understand the subject. So I almost finished all main subject of EE from NPTEL and even used to join NPTEL Certification courses and give their proctored exam. But back in my head, there was a thing that I have to give GATE at some time so I used to see Ankit Goyal Sir and read the Kreatryx blog on regular basis. I had not taken any coaching/ material/ online material from any institute for GATE/ESE so I used to view each and every blog of Kreatryx on how to prepare for the different subject and what are important topics that are necessary to be covered and what not to cover. Kreatryx blog really helped me a lot for my preparation. I’ll highly recommend to all GATE aspirant to read Kreatryx Blog.
After GATE 2017 result I got calls from few PSU but then my main aim through GATE was to get into IOCL.Unfortunately, I was not able to convert it to IOCL. And some more companies but then I didn’t give the interview in those companies. Later I went to IIT Madras for M.Tech. but left it within 10 or 15 days after joining as I thought I might be able to do a cumulative study of M.Tech. and GATE again. Well, you could do a combined study of M.Tech. and GATE but later I realized I might lag behind from my main aim which is to crack ESE. Hence I left IIT Madras too.
So I started preparing for GATE and ESE both by self-study again. Later through my GATE 2017 rank only I joined HPGCL ( Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited ) as an assistant engineer and currently working here only.
By this time I have now cleared ESE prelims 2018 and GATE 2018, simultaneously preparing for ESE Mains 2018. When I had joined HPGCL I kind of abandoned my GATE 2018 preparation 3 months before my GATE exam and focused on ESE 2018 pre only. Fortunately, I had secured even better rank this time with even lesser preparation. So now maybe I’ll try to convert it for even better company with simultaneous preparation of Mains.
Of course everyone feels low at some time and is also quite frequent. This feeling is mainly because if you are not doing well in your test series. For this I just used to face it without any dread that what if I might not be able to score. After every test I used to see what mistakes I have committed like lack of knowledge, silly mistakes and used to write it down on a separate copy for such mistakes. This is very very imperative i.e making a separate copy for mistakes.
I would dedicate this result to my mother and brother mainly and apart from them friends and other family members too play a major role in anyone’s success. Grateful to all of them.
Also I deleted my whats app account in my 2 year of college, Fb account in my 11th class. So such things never bothered me.
I had joined K-Test plan of Kreatryx during my GATE 2018 preparation. I had given GATE exam before but test series of Kreatryx was really challenging and I enjoyed it and learned new things from it. I’ll recommend every GATE aspirant to at least join k test.
Hoping for best in future. And a big thanks to Kreatryx team.