10 advices for GATE 2017 aspirants!

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-

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Time to Transform your Exam Preparation Strategy


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.

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How to prioritize your tasks while preparing for exams?

Once there was a race between a rabbit and a tortoise. The rabbit, by its very nature, was extremely fast. He could almost run by the speed of light. The tortoise, on the other hand, was slow. He couldn’t even run by 1/10th of the speed of tortoise. Everyone thought that the rabbit will win. The stage was set. The audience took their seat. The cheer girls were dancing. A light cold breeze was flowing. The sun hid his eyes beneath the sheet of cloud, because he didn’t want to see the tortoise lose that badly. But there was something unusual which was unknown to the common people. The tortoise was slow, yet wise. He believed in smart work rather than hard work. The rabbit was overconfident. One year ago, when this race was announced, the rabbit had become a self-proclaimed winner. He thought that he knew the fate. He enjoyed, he danced, he laughed, he flirted, he facebooked a lot during that year. But tortoise was doing something else. He had a plan. A killer plan. Instead of wasting his time, he worked day and night for a purpose, which was, defeating nature by winning that race. He knew that he can never win that race on foot. So, he used his mind…

Rabbit came to the race track on foot. Dressed up like a rock star. Tortoise came after him & when he did, almost everyone’s jaws touched the ground. He had chiseled his shell in an aerodynamic fashion. He was riding a small vehicle with rocket boosters! Since race rules weren’t specific about these things, so no one could put up an objection & tortoise knew it. What happened next, is know to everyone till date…

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How many attempts do i need to qualify any examination?

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..

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How to remain motivated while studying for examinations?

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. Read more

Why do people fail in GATE/IES- Know the rules of the game..

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?

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Much Needed Motivation Capsule for GATE/IES Aspirants

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-
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Preparing for GATE / IES ? You might be interested in this book review…

Hello Friends,
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.

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