For the benefit of GATE aspirants, PrepLadder has brought a round of GATE Topper’s success stories along with their success mantra that led them to crack GATE Exam. In this series, we present you the success story of Aakash Kumar.

 

Aakash Kumar secured AIR 1034 in GATE 2017.He belong from Jamshedpur and completed his B.tech in CSE from KIIT University, Bhubaneswar in 2016.He prepared for GATE (CSE) 2017 while working at a product based startup

 

Let’s have few excerpts from the interview…..

 

 

 

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PrepLadder : Did you clear GATE in first Attempt ? 

Aakash Kumar : Yes

 

PrepLadder : Which books would you recommend for preparation? 

Aakash Kumar: If you have less time for preparation then I would suggest to prepare with online lectures of NPTEL or foreign universities, however if you have time then please see the list of all standard text books :

GATE SyllabusBook NameAuthor NameEditionRelevant Chapters

Engineering Mathematics

 Discrete Mathematics and its Applications 

Rosen

7

1,2,6-11

Digital Logic

 Digital Logic and Computer Design 

Morris Mano

5

1-6

Programming

 The C Programming Language

Dennis Richie

2

1-6

Data Structures and Algorithms


 Introduction to Algorithms

 

Cormen

3

1-4,6-8,10-12,15,16,22-24,34

Theory of Computation

 An Introduction to formal Language and Automata 

Peter Linz

3

1-12

Computer Networks

 Computer Networking : A top Down Approach

Kurose & Ross

6

1-5,8

Computer Organization and Architecture

 

  Computer Organization

Carl Hamacher

6

1-3,5,6,8,9

Operating System

 Operating System Concepts

Galvin

9

1-15

Databases

 Database System Concepts

Korth

6

1-4,6-8,10,11,14,15

Compiler Design

 Compiler Design Concepts

Aho& Ullman

2

1-9


 

 

PrepLadder : What was strategy for efficient time management for exam?

Aakash Kumar : Sticking to a schedule is the most efficient technique for time management.I used to study for 2 hours daily after my job.

 

PrepLadder : List of some Important topics which helped you to secure good rank in GATE 2017? 

Aakash Kumar : Algorithms , Database, Computer Networks and Computer Organisation are some crucial subjects which have a very high weight-age in the exam and they are essential to obtain a good score.

 

PrepLadder : How important are online Test for GATE preparation? 

Aakash Kumar : They are quite important as they teach us to manage time effectively during exam.

 

PrepLadder : What was your strategy for preparation? 

Aakash Kumar : My strategy was to try to cover up as much syllabus as possible while practising variety of problems.

 

PrepLadder : Any Comments for our Readers ?

Aakash Kumar :Due to scarcity of time I could not prepare TOC and lost 6-7 marks in the exam.I would suggest you to not leave any subject during the preparation.

 

Best Wishes !!

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