GATE 2019 Topper Interview Suraj Bharti AIR 3 TF - Make strategy for preparation, don’t get stressed
Updated on Mar 28, 2019 - 11:31 a.m. IST by Satyendra Singh
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GATE 2019 Topper Interview - Suraj Bharti scored AIR 3 in GATE 2019 in Textile Engineering and Fibre Science Paper. What inspired him to secure top rank in GATE is his dream to study in IIT. Suraj did his B.Tech from GCETT Berhampore. He also secured AIR 84 in GATE 2018 but appeared again in 2019 to improve his score and chances of studying in IIT. Suraj has a clear perspective for continuing higher studies in IIT and did not applied in any PSUs for a job. Suraj prepared for GATE 2019 with a clear strategy and preparation time table, studying 3-4 hours a day. Careers 360 brings to your excerpts from his momentous journey of GATE 2019.

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Q: Tell us something about yourself; Where have you done your engineering from and in which branch? 

A: I am Suraj Bharati. I am from Kalyani, West Bengal. I have completed my secondary and higher secondary education from Krishnagar Collegiate School. I have pursued my BTech from GCETT Berhampore.

Q: What was the GATE Paper you appeared in? What rank did you get in GATE 2019? What is your GATE score and how many marks did you secure out of 100 in GATE paper? 

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A: I appeared in Textile Engineering & Fibre Science in GATE 2019. I have secured an All India Rank 3 in GATE 2019. My GATE score is 913 and GATE marks are 82 out of 100. 

Q: Is this your first attempt or did you attempt GATE earlier?

A: This is my second attempt. I secured AIR-84 in GATE 2018.

Q: What was the reason you appeared for GATE 2019? Please elaborate.

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A:  I want to go for higher studies. It's my dream to be an IITian.

Q: Have you applied to any PSUs recruiting through GATE? Which ones?

A: No I haven’t applied to any PSU.

Q: When did you start your preparation?  How did you prepare for the GATE exam? How many hours did you put in per day as per the stage of preparation?


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A: I started my preparation when I was in 3rd year of my BTech. At first I covered all the textile subjects.Then I prepared for Engineering Mathematics and aptitude. I studied for 3-4 hours per day.

Q: Have you taken any coaching? If yes- From where? How did it help?

A: I took the study materials from Exponential Career Campus  which was founded by Sachin Gupta. This material helps me to understand the key concepts  My college professors also helped to strengthen my concepts on each and every topic. 

Q: Can you share any preparation strategies with our readers? When should one start their preparation for GATE? How to schedule study time and make timetables?

A: It's difficult to tell the proper strategies. I rather suggest to start preparation from the beginning of the 3rd year. The schedule should be prepared by individuals based on their available time. 

Q: How important do you feel mock tests are and why? Is it true that if one solves the previous year     question papers, there is a good chance of cracking the exam successfully?

A: I feel mock tests are necessary to prepare well. After taking several mock tests, the student is in a position to work on his or her weaknesses  If someone solve previous exam papers including the numerical problems, it will be beneficial for him or her to crack the examination. 

Q: Which books did you follow for GATE preparation? Please name some very important must read books for GATE

A: I suggest to read the following books

                                Spinning-  W Klein

                                Weaving- Mark Robinson

                                Testing- J.E Booth

                                 Dyeing- NCUTE

                                 Fibre Science-  1. Manufactured Fibre Technology by Gupta, Kothari.

                                                           2. S.P Mishra

Q: Which are the topics one should focus more on? Kindly give us some details

A: First the syllabus for Fibre Science should be studied followed by Spinning and then testing.  Textile Numerical questions are very scoring and candidates should properly cover these well.

Q: what was the toughest aspect in your GATE preparation?

A: I didn’t face any difficult situation during my GATE preparation.

Q: Name some important topics that you feel are a must read for any student attempting GATE exam? 

A: According to me Fibre Science, Spinning and testing are the must read subjects.  

Q: What did you do for leisure? Any specific activities that helped you unwind?

A: I am a guitar player and music lover. In my leisure time I like to spend time with my guitar. 

Q: How should you schedule answering the GATE exam – which section to attempt first and which next? Did you have any strategy? Kindly share your exam experience with us.

A: I didn’t follow any strategy during answering the questions. I started from 1st question and answered sequentially. 

Q: What did you feel was a tough thing for you in the GATE exam?

A: I found the aptitude section quite tough.

Q: .Any advice for the future aspirants?

A: Dear aspirants don't get stressed during studying. You don't need to study for the whole day. Just prepare the strategy and read efficiently. All the best for your future. 

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Dear Aspirant,

Without the official cut off list declared, it is quite difficult to say anything. According to expected cut off list and previous years data, the cut off for CSE GATE 2020 for SC category will be around 16-20 marks.

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