Vikas Raj is an All India Rank (AIR) 1 holder in the petroleum engineering (PE) category of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2019. He has secured 961 scores out of 1000 in his second attempt in this exam and he is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Dhanbad.
Raj says that many candidates appear for these competitive exams only under pressure. But the fact is a student should be free enough to understand what is best for them and work towards it. This 23-year-old aims to work at the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).
He has plans to develop the techniques which can help accumulate more oil from rocks at ONGC.
He hails from Madhubani, Bihar. His father is a businessman and mother is a housewife. He has an elder sister who is studying medicine. Raj says that he is the only one in his family to have topped a national-level competitive exam.
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