I shifted myself to Gurgaon for working there. The company provided us with a flat and a cook to prepare food for us. So days went ahead peacefully, initially work load was less , so we enjoyed more. But slowly I came to realisation that this job can’t go on forever. The prospect of sitting in front of workstation for 8 hours daily for the rest of your life made me to think about my future seriously. I decided to prepare for government jobs. By default, IES is the best government job available for engineers. In the private sector, there is no recognition in the society of the work you do. However, if one becomes IES then he/she gets a lot of respect from those same people. I was getting a good salary and working conditions was also good, but that feeling was missing. I thought I have not accomplished anything in life. I don’t want to die doing 9 to 5 job and visiting malls on weekend. My soul would be lost in this way.
Then I thought, let’s prepare for GATE 2013 while working in job. So I started studying subjects and joined online test series. I could study for only 2 hours on a working day. But somehow things went on and I gave the exam with decent preparation. I got AIR 272 , which was good enough to take admission in M.tech in IIT. The result of GATE examination was declared on 15 March 2013 and I submitted my resignation letter the very same day. By the end of March I left my job to finally prepare for IES 2013 which was to be held at the end of June 2014, my first attempt. Meanwhile I also applied for M.tech in IIT ROORKEE and IIT DELHI.