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    GATE 2020 Topper Hitesh Poply's Interview

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    GATE 2020 Result has been declared by IIT Delhi on March 13, 2020. There are a total 25 subjects offered and the list of Toppers for each subject has been released. Out of 685088 candidates who attempted GATE 2020, only 18.8% could qualify the exam. Post declaration of result, state and private universities will conduct their own GATE 2020 counselling process.

    GATE 2020 Topper, Hitesh Poply has bagged AIR-1 in Computer Science. Out of 100 marks, he scored 91. His outstanding journey of self preparation for GATE sets out an example for all those who are wondering how and when to appear for GATE? Keep reading this article to know how he climbed the ladder on his own to be on the top.Check GATE Cutoff

    Also Read GATE 2020 Topper Ajay Singhal’s Interview

    GATE 2020 Toppers List

    GATE 2020 : Toppers List

    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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    When did he start his preparation?

    Hitesh started his preparation when he was in 5th semester of B.Tech. From 5th to 8th semester he prepared for GATE 2020 along with his college. 

    What is his Educational background?

    Hitesh is a B.Tech graduate and pursued it from University School of Information and Communication Technology (USICT), an institute of IP University based in Dwarka.

    What are the marks secured by Hitesh, the GATE Topper?

    He secured 91 out of 100 in GATE 2020. This is a remarkable score especially for a candidate who prepared on his own. Know more about GATE Score Calculation

    Did he join any coaching institute to prepare for GATE 2020?

    No, Hitesh had not taken any coaching. He managed to prepare on his own for GATE, along with his college. 

    Hitesh's Preparation Strategy

    How many hours he used to study in a day?

    Besides his colleges, he took out 6-8 hours daily for GATE 2020 preparation.

    Was GATE 2020 his first attempt or he has appeared in the GATE earlier as well?

    GATE 2020 was Hitesh’s first attempt and this a remarkable result. His determination and focus is an example for all. There are very rare candidates like him who go for self study and top the exam first attempt.

    How did he prepare for GATE 2020? What was his Preparation Strategy?

    As Hitesh had not taken any coaching, he started his preparation from textbooks and also used to practice from online portals. He purchased some test series. After covering all the syllabus by the month of October, he solved as many test papers as possible.

    Recommended Books

    What are the books he would recommend to others?

    From his own experience, Hitesh has listed some of the best books for GATE preparation

    Algorithm by CLRS

    Operating Systems by Galvin

    Computer Networks by  Behrouz A. Forouzan

    Probability by B.S. Aggarwal

    Also check GATE 2020 Recommended Books

    What are the main areas to focus on while preparing for GATE?

    Hitesh finds Computer Organisation a bit tricky and lengthy subject. He himself studied it multiple times. Thus one should focus on subjects like this and give special attention to them.

    Is it important to solve Test series?

    According to GATE Topper, Hitesh Poply test series are a must to learn time management and also to evaluate one’s weaker sections and accordingly improvise. Download GATE 2020 Practice Papers

    GATE 2020 Qualifying Cutoff

    GATE 2020 Categorywise Qualifying Cutoff

    Paper Name

    Paper Code

    Qualifying Marks

    General

    OBC (NCL)

    SC/ST/PwD

    Life Sciences

    XL

    31.7

    28.5

    21.1

    Civil Engineering

    CE

    32.9

    29.6

    21.9

    Electrical Engineering

    EE

    33.4

    30.0

    22.2

    Computer Science and Information Technology

    CS

    28.5

    35.6

    19.0

    Mechanical Engineering

    ME

    34.0

    30.6

    22.6

    Petroleum Engineering

    PE

    39.8

    35.8

    26.5

    Electronics and Communication Engineering

    EC

    28.8

    25.9

    19.2

    Chemical Engineering

    CH

    35.7

    32.1

    23.8

    Chemistry

    CY

    26.7

    24.0

    17.8

    Biotechnology

    BT

    30.7

    27.6

    20.4

    Engineering Sciences Minor

    XE

    26.0

    23.4

    17.3

    Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

    TF

    37.1

    33.3

    24.7

    Aerospace Engineering

    AE

    27.2

    24.4

    18.1

    Agricultural Engineering

    AG

    26.3

    23.6

    17.5

    Architecture and Planning

    AR

    34.8

    31.3

    23.2

    Ecology and Evolution

    EY

    42.2

    37.9

    28.1

    Geology

    GG

    38.4

    34.5

    25.6

    Geophysics

    GG

    51.9

    46.7

    34.6

    Instrumentation Engineering

    IN

    34.6

    31.1

    23.0

    Mathematics

    MA

    25

    22.5

    16.7

    Mining Engineering

    MN

    32.7

    29.4

    21.8

    Metallurgical Engineering

    MT

    49.2

    44.2

    32.8

    Physics

    PH

    37.2

    33.4

    24.8

    Production and Industrial Engineering

    PI

    36.6

    32.9

    24.4

    Statistics

    ST

    25

    22.5

    16.6

    Biomedical Engineering

    BM

    25.0

    22.5

    16.6

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