Ocima Kamboj has achieved an all India rank-1 in GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)- 2018 held on 3rd February 2018 in the subject of Production and Industrial Engineering. The result for it was declared on 16th March 2018 by IIT, Guwahati.
The GATE is an all-India examination conducted across the country, & the GATE score is used for admissions to post-graduate programs like ME, M. Tech., MS or direct PhD in institutes like IIT and IISc. This score is also used by PSU’s for recruiting candidates for prestigious jobs with attractive remuneration.
She did B. Tech. from IIT Delhi in 2017 in Production and Industrial Engineering. The first feather in her cap was when, in 2013, she achieved an all-India rank 0f 1253 in the exam JEE (advance) in which about 15 lakh students had appeared for admission to various engineering colleges of India.
After her graduation, she got placed in EY (Ernst & Young), Gurgaon, one of the ‘Big Four Professional Services Firms’ and worked for three months before she decided to leave her job and prepare for GATE in December 2017 to fulfil her passion of studying further and go into higher studies.
As per Ocima – she was able to crack GATE with top rank, with a preparation of just two months, only because she studied very sincerely in her B. Tech. She has scored a perfect score of 1000 in GATE and wishes to go into research from any of the top Universities of the world after doing her post-graduation from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. She hails from Yamuna Nagar, Haryana. She is the granddaughter of Col Gulab Chand Vinayak (retd) and daughter of Mr Ashok Kumar Kamboj, Deputy Manager in Shree Gopal Paper Mill, Yamunanagar and Mrs Bharati Kamboj, Associate professor in Physics, Guru Nanak Girls College Yamuna Nagar. Her elder sister, Aashna, is a Fashion Designer- having graduated from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi and also a Music Producer.
She passed 10th class from Springfields Public School Yamuna Nagar, and 12th class from Swami Vivekanand Public School, Yamuna Nagar.
She is a trained classical singer and her hobbies include Singing, playing Guitar, Photography & Reading.
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