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 Deepak Sharma.

Deepak Sharma secured AIR 812 in GATE 2017.He is Civil Engineering graduate pursuing MTech in Construction Technology & Management. GATE-PrepLadder had recently interviewed Deepak Sharma to share his success story of GATE.

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

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Prepladder: Please tell us something about yourself (your education background ,hometown ,family etc)?

Deepak Sharma: I have done by Btech from UitRgpv. Bhopal in 2016.Currently I am pursuing Mtech in Construction Technology & Mgmt. from VNIT,Nagpur. Basically I am from Bhopal.


PrepLadder: Did you clear GATE in first Attempt?

Deepak Sharma: This was my second attempt. In my first attempt my GATE AIR was 3458 after which I had taken admission in VNIT,Nagpur.


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PrepLadder: Which books would you recommend for preparation?

Deepak Sharma: One could refer to Ramamrutham for SOM for detailed study and R.F.Craig for Soil mechanics.


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

Deepak Sharma: I had started my preparation in January. So I was already late. Then I divided time for every particular subject. I also made a strategy to revise every particular subject on weekly basis to make sure that I do not forget any formula or any important point.


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

Deepak Sharma: Highway,soil,enviro and most importantly mathematics.


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Prepladder: How important are online Test for GATE preparation?

Deepak Sharma: They are very much helpful. They make our approach just as required by the exam. Time management during exam, which question to attempt first, which to leave etc are the imp benefits of online tests.


PrepLadder: What was your strategy for preparation? 

Deepak Sharma: I had gone through previous year’s papers which helped me a lot. For any exam one must refer to previous year papers so that you have an idea of what you need to prepare first and what is being asked in exam more often. One must solve 4-5 questions of every subjects on daily basis. It will boost up your confidence and will help you perform better in your exam.


PrepLadder: What was the most challenging part of the preparation (any subject ,any topic)?

Deepak Sharma: Focus is main part of any preparation. One must be focused at his aim and should not get diverted. Keep in mind after that particular exam you can do anything you want.


PrepLadder: Did PrepLadder Help You?

Deepak Sharma: Yaa,I would like to thank PrepLadder for all those daily quizzes right from January which helped me to make my concepts stronger and not to forget anything.


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PrepLadder: Any Comments for our Readers ?

Deepak Sharma: Stay calm. Stay focused. Give your 100%. All the best.


Thank you Deepak Sharma for giving valuable tips to the future GATE Toppers!

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