CAT 2013 was my maiden attempt and though I secured a good percentile, I was not confident about the evaluation process after CAT. Moreover I was pretty busy in my job at Visakhapatnam which is quite far away from my hometown. I was suggested by one of my close friends Ritesh, who is infact working at Backspace, to join PDP course at Backspace. Initially I thought it would be tough for me to gain much from the course as I would be out of town most of the time. But finally I decided to take a leave of few days and join Backspace. After that I did not look back, it was a roller coaster ride for me with PPD and my fellow Backspacians. In a very short period of time I was able to gain a lot of insight about the business world and what is expected from an aspiring candidate. The mock interviews helped a lot to develop confidence and temperament that is required in a B-school interview. The materials shared in Backspace helped in clearing my confusion about business jargons. Apart from that I always found PPD explaining different nuances of business verticals like finance, marketing, etc., which was of immense help.Then the various GD sessions and case studies that I attended developed in me the ability to think analytically. PPD arranged telephonic interviews for me even at wee hours of the day when I went back to my workplace. This type of flexibility can only be expected at Backspace. PPD used social media like Facebook for peer learning by uploading their respective mock interview questions which I thought to be quite innovative. I also learnt a lot from my peers at Backspace who were extremely talented in their respective fields. Last but not the least I would like to thank the entire team of Backspace specially Ritesh,Sumit,Saket Bhaiya and my fellow Backspacians without whom this success would not have been possible. Backspace gives you the perfect environment and recipe for success, so I would suggest to all aspiring candidates to join Backspace and grow as a person.