If you are going to read this one, then it is highly probable that you are going to compete in GATE 2017. But even if you are not going to compete this year, you should go through this post. Since, I am practicing ‘minimalism’ these days, I will keep this post short and to the point.
So, dear aspirant, here are the few points you should keep in mind-
This question is frequently asked by aspirants. However, the answer to this question is pretty straightforward.
So, I am back after a pretty long time! And it feels so good.
I am starting a new feature named Quickie to save your time and mine too. In Quickies I will be answering the most common questions asked by aspirants who are aiming for GATE and ESE.
So, My fellow Spartans, let’s kill!
Many aspirants ask me one question – How to prepare for IAS/IES/GATE or any other exam while being in a job. I feel that this question is really tough to answer. Preparing for a competitive examination in India is not a joke. The level of competition that one has to face is enormous and without proper preparation, one can’t even dream of clearing the examination.
Most of the working aspirants are worried by one thought – “While I am travelling in this bus/train and wasting my time in going to and fro to/from my office, there are thousands other aspirants who are busy in their studies. How can I compete with them? While I will be working in my office, the full time preparing aspirants will be studying.” This thought is enough to give us shivers down the spines.
After a long long time, I am back to my blog.
Today I am going to write on a topic on which I was thinking to write for a long time. Now that I have got the time to express my views here, let’s see what I have to see & whether you are going to agree with me or not.
Many people have a ‘big’ question in their mind- “Can I clear xyz exam in my first attempt?” This ‘xyz’ could be any examination, be it GATE or IES or IAS or CAT etc etc
A closely related version of this question is – “How many attempts do I require to clear xyz exam?”
I bet at some point or the other, this question might have come to your mind. I know this because it happens to everyone, even me too. But eventually I realized the secret behind the “attempts” question. I am going to reveal that secret today..
I have a big problem.
Somehow, I don’t feel interested in a task that don’t pose a challenge to me. Or if I couldn’t add something new to it. Many of my friends will agree to this.
I like to do things differently. But we are not here to talk about me. We are here to talk about you. The key to getting motivated is to make things work differently.
As an aspirant, many times you must be feeling like you are losing interest in the studies. The only way to keep yourself motivated is to make the subject matter more interesting.
But how to make it interesting? That’s the first question that we have in front of us. I am giving you some pointers on this.
We find many people studying and studying and studying continuously for days, months & even years in some case, without any substantial success in examinations.
On the other hands, there are some people who enjoy every aspect of their life even then they manage to clear the examinations in their first attempt! How does that happen? Where was the difference created?
I know that you are a GATE/IES aspirant & that’s why you are here. You may be in 2nd/3rd/final year of college or may be preparing by joining a coaching after completing your engineering.
So, it is good & nice upto now.
So dear, how is your preparation going?
Most of you will reply..
“Theek Thak.. So So..”
“Haan chal rahi hai.. dekho kya hota hai..” (Yes it is going .. let’s see where does it goes)
“Arey sab lite hai” 😉
But why this lack of confidence?
Mostly this happens due to lack of motivation. And we all know that motivation is one of a tricky bitch. It leaves you in the midst of the war. You will keep trying to get motivated & boom.. the next day is your exam. Then what?
It is completely natural to sometimes lose interests in studies or not doing upto the mark as required. The question is how to get back on track? And for that you need to look after these points-
I hope you all are preparing for GATE & IES in full throttle. Just few days ago, i bought a handbook on electrical engineering by arihant publishers. Being honest, just in first sight, i was in love with this amazing book. The beauty & elegance of the book compelled me to write a review about it. Just to make it interesting in my own way, i am writing it as an imaginary dialogue.