Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is considered as one of the toughest and most important exams for high pay jobs, higher studies, and giving research opportunities in Engineering. Students who are going to attend the exam should start their preparation earlier so that they can cover all the sections and increase the confidence level to avoid nervousness and last-minute pressure. The GATE exam will cover 24 subjects and will be held in online mode on Feb 2, 3, 9 and 10 across various cities in India.
As the awaited exam is not so far so here are some tips for the preparation of GATE to score high to achieve all your dreams.
1- Follow the official Syllabus:
The best way to attend the GATE exam is to cover its syllabus published by the conducting body on the official website of GATE. This year IIT Madras is going to conduct the GATE 2020 so they published the syllabus on the official website. The syllabus covers all the parts of the subject from which the questions are expected and it will help the students in cracking the exam successfully.
2- Understanding the Exam Pattern:
One of the 1st steps towards the GATE preparation is understanding its exam pattern. Students must have knowledge about the no. of questions, question type, which subjects possess how many questions, the difficulty level of the question paper, etc. For these students can go through the previous year question paper to collect some ideas about the design and pattern of the exam over the years.
3- Covering the previous year papers:
The previous year question paper can play the role of one of the most important guides in the preparation process for GATE. By practicing the previous year question paper one can grab a basic idea about the question pattern as well as the important subjects to focus on, the new ways of question delivery, difficulty level and the recent trend.
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4- A proper study plan:
Before jumping into the preparation process, the candidate must have prepared a perfect study plan so that he/she can proceed through the plan which will help in cracking a high score in GATE. According to the study plan, each subject should get proper and individual time for practice. The difficult one must be given special time by the candidate. The study plan must include revising section so that the aspirant can go through all the subjects once again to remind all the previous practices. A proper study plan will help in covering the syllabus before time, strengthen the weak area & help in revising all the sections again.
5- Follow the recommended books:
It is better for a GATE aspirant to follow the expert-recommended books rather than going for any other sources. As the questions in GATE are made by various experts and experienced faculties of different IITs, NITs, so go for an expert's designed book will help in understanding their mindset, their way of solving a problem, the trick used to find the solution, etc. By following an experts book, the candidates can relate to the questions they are going to face in GATE exam.
6- Give Mock Test:
Mock test is the resemblance of the particular exam paper. It will help in creating a basic idea about the pattern of question. The students must go for the mock test which will definitely help in achieving good scores as it helps in maintaining the time management, discover the difficult and important areas so that the candidate can work on them and heal the lacks before the exam.
7- Focus on Time Management:
Time management plays the key role in scoring high marks in GATE. As the students will have only 3 hours to complete all the sections so a good knowledge of time management is must be needed at that time. The candidate must know which part is required more time and they should work upon it. The candidate must be clear about which question is lengthy, which need to be skipped, which type of questions to attend 1st, etc. And this can be possible if he/she is alert about the time management before the exam.
8- No last-minute preparation for any new topics:
The students are advised not to go for any new topic at the last moment in the examination. It may increase the nervousness as well as confusion in the mind of the candidate. Rather than going for any other new topic the candidate should revise the topic they already prepare for.
9- No tress before the Exam-day:
Tress can vanish all the hard works as we know. so taking too much pressure before the exam day can lead to an unsatisfied exam experience. So the candidates are advised to relax before one or two days of the exam and stop all the preparation process. Having a relaxed and positive attitude on the exam day will help in many ways to attend all the questions successfully.
Here are some important tips for the GATE aspirants:
1- As the students are not allowed any type of calculator to the exam hall so they have to practice and solve the problems without using a calculator at the time of preparation as fast as possible.
2- The students should practice for the exam in online mode as the exam is computer-based.
3- Lengthy questions should not attend 1st as they take more time and a very few time will be left for the other questions.
4- No new topic should be added to the preparation for the last time before the exam.
This is all about the preparation tips and tricks for the upcoming GATE exam. We wish this information will help you in understanding the preparation strategy a little better.
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