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    GATE 2020 Topper Ajay Singhal’s Pathway to Success

    Aarushi Kalra Aarushi Kalra
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    IIT Delhi has released the GATE 2020 result on March 13, 2020. The subject wise list of toppers for all the 25 subjects has been announced on the official website. GATE 2020 was conducted on February 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2020 across various cities of India and Abroad. About 858890 candidates registered for the exam, out of which 685088 candidates i.e. 79.73% appeared. Among the appeared candidates only 18.8% have qualified the GATE 2020. Check GATE 2020 Cutoff

    Civil Engineering Topper, Ajay Singhal who also appeared in GATE 2019 and secured a decent score, has bagged the first rank in GATE 2020 result. Studying in a planned manner, revising the topics every now and then, practising mock tests are some of the pointers he followed to keep evaluating himself. Know more about his pathway to success through this article.

    GATE 2020 Toppers List

    GATE 2020 : List of Toppers

    GATE 2020 Paper

    Name of the Toppers

    GATE 2020 Marks (out of 100)

    Aerospace Engineering

    Bharath Kumar K

    81

    Agricultural Engineering

    Vikrant Chauhan

    77

    Architecture and Planning

    Kintan Shah

    72

    Biomedical Engineering

    Ganesh Shivajirao Kulkarni

    41.67

    Biotechnology

    Pranav Milind Deo

    73.67

    Civil Engineering

    Ajay Singhal 

    90.77

    Civil Engineering

    Sumil Dewda

    90.77

    Chemical Engineering

    Sachin Singh Naruka

    86.67

    Computer Science and Information Technology

    Hitesh Poply

    91

    Chemistry

    Krishan Panja

    70.33

    Electronics and Communication Engineering

    Kalpit Agrawal

    82

    Electronics and Communication Engineering

    A Pavankumar Reddy

    82

    Electrical Engineering

    Abhash Rai

    87.33

    Ecology and Evolution

    Sveekruth Sheshagiri Pai

    84

    Geology

    Rohan Nandy

    82

    Geophysics

    Upendra Kumar Gu nta

    83

    instrumentation Engineering

    Naraharisetty Sai Sandeep

    82.33

    instrumentation Engineering

    Krishna Singh Rajput

    82.33

    Mathematics

    Pradeen Singh

    54.67

    Mechanical Engineering

    Vikash Kumar

    86.88

    Mining Engineering

    Priyanshu Maheswari

    73.33

    Metallurgical Engineering

    Jaya Gupta

    83

    Petroleum Engineering

    Gaurav Kumar

    76.67

    Physics

    Harshita Sharma

    85.3

    Production and Industrial Engineering

    Suryansh Garg

    88

    Statistics

    Pramit Das

    64.67

    Textile Engineering and Fibre

    Science

    Priya Rathore

    89.33

    Engineering Sciences

    Devendra Singh Negi

    76

    Life Sciences

    Tamoghna Chowdhury

    73.33

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    Ajay Singhal's Educational background

    The GATE 2020 Topper is from Bharatpur, Rajasthan and did his B.Tech in Civil Engineering from IIT Roorkee in 2018.

    Rank acquired and Marks scored in GATE 2020

    Ajay appeared in GATE 2020 for Civil Engineering paper. He secured 90.77 marks and his score is 980.

    Previous GATE attempt

    Talking about his GATE 2019 attempt, Ajay says he was not satisfied with his score and reappeared in GATE 2020 for better performance with a better preparation strategy.

    Elaborating this, he said his only reason to attempt GATE again was to join PSU. Since PSU recruitment through GATE is highly competitive and only good marks could lead him to make his dream come true.

    Ajay's Preparation Strategy

    GATE 2020 Preparation Strategy

    Ajay started his preparation after completing his college in 2018. Every student should follow their own preparation strategy which suits them. The most important thing is to know the syllabus and pattern of the exam.

    To avoid being over hooked before the exam, one should start the preparation as early as possible. Focus on regular study and revision so as to keep everything in mind. Check GATE 2020 Paper Analysis

    GATE Coaching 

    He took the coaching from an institute in Delhi. The coaching helped him alot in clearing his concepts, solving the doubts and preparing in an effective manner. The notes and study material provided by coaching institutes is more concise and helps in deeper understanding of the topics asked in GATE.

    GATE Mock Tests and Practice Papers

    He practiced sample papers and gave mock tests. This helped him in evaluating his preparation level, mistakes repeated and also skilled the time management.

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    Books studied for GATE 2020

    Ajay strictly followed his institute notes and study materials. Outside this he did not study any additional book.

    Important Topics to focus on

    According to Ajay, one should cover all the topics included in the syllabus. He gives special emphasis on topics- Strength of Materials (SOM), Solid Mechanics and Environmental Engineering.

    Toughest Aspect in GATE Preparation

    During his preparation going on for the exam, there was a time when Ajay felt low. He kept himself motivated and used to talk to his college seniors, friends and family. They gave him an additional boost which kept him going on the track.

    GATE 2020 Paper Strategy

    He first attempted the questions he was sure of. As the negative marking could rank him down so he made sure that the questions attempted by him are correct to the best of his knowledge.

    GATE 2020 Experience

    Overall GATE 2020 Experience

    The paper included conceptual questions and from basic understanding of the topics. One should focus on attempting as many questions as he/she could and secure a decent score. 

    Advice for future aspirants

    Ajay advises the future aspirants to keep cool and not pressurize themselves. Study in a planned manner, stay focussed and take mock tests to analyze your preparation level.

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