Thursday, January 23, 2014

How to score high in GATE Exam?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an All-India examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, on behalf of the National Coordinating Board – GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development ( MHRD ), Government of India.
The objective of GATE is to identify meritorious and motivated candidates for admission to Postgraduate Programs in engineering at the National Level. To serve as benchmark for normalization of the Undergraduate Engineering Education in the country.
An average candidate can score high in GATE with 3-4 months of preparation. But, in this duration, you must be completely dedicated for the exam and nothing else should matter as much. You must have proper study plan for it. There is no shortcut for scoring high and all it takes your dedication and efforts. If you study well in these 3-4 months, you can definitely score high. Planning is the very first and most important step. Make a plan so that you can cover each and every topic of the syllabus. Assign each subject a specific time, and give hard subject extra time. Also assign time for revision and practice.
  1. Collect the Syllabus for the GATE exam.
  2. Collect all the relevant books for the subject. This collection must include the books for Fundamental and basic concepts as well as for specific problems, guide book for GATE and previous year question papers
  3. Solve objective type (especially numerical) questions as much as possible.
  4. Mean time you should be in touch with some GATE experienced persons for proper guidance.
  5. Read syllabus and question papers carefully so that it will easy for you to make a proper approach.
  6. Start preparing from the initial topics i.e. the basic ones and note down the basic concepts (definitions, unit, dimension etc.) as well as necessary theories, formulae etc.
  7. Practice more and more problems and follow the same procedure for the rest of the chapters and subjects.
  8. Finally, go for self tests based on whole syllabus and if necessary take help of others in conducting self-tests.
  9. No need to cover the entire syllabus.
  10. Keep preparing your personal notes as you cover topics.
  11. Do not practice questions in rough. You may need to see the solutions at the time of revision.
  12. Go through previous year papers (say last 10 years) to check your knowledge and note the distribution of different topics.
  13. Revision is one of the most important steps of the preparation process (around 20 days before examination).
  14. Follow your notes during this time and solve time-bound question papers (preferably last year papers).
  15. Take a chill-pill on the day before exam. Relax!!!!!!!!!!
  16. Do not make any guesses in the paper. If possible, try to eliminate the choices by minimum calculation/analysis.
  17. Even you find the paper tough, DO NOT panic

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