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Tips for preparing GATE Exam

Started by Kalyan, Jul 26, 2008, 08:03 PM

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Tips for preparing GATE Exam

1. Uniqueness in their study material: Study material provided by the coaching institutes is of little assistance if they are compact copy-paste or rewrite of materials taken from other books. If the reading of such material doesn't increase interest and enjoyment then they are not worth it. There are plenty of standard books on each subject by good authors, which can make your study enjoyable during preparation.

2. Collection of quality books in their library: During the process of theory conceptualization and building application capabilities, you need good books, which can really put your brain on exercise. Check out their library!

3. Flexibility in the Coaching Model: What happens when your pace of learning is much faster or slower than the average? Is there any mechanism by which the model can identify exactly where you need help and provide the same? Is it possible in that coaching model to minimize the wastage of your time?

4. Quality of questions discussed: Number of questions discussed is not that important. By discussing and solving 10-15 conceptual questions on each topic you can build a good application capability. On the other hand solving many tricky non-conceptual questions will simply waste your time.

5. Tests and evaluation model: How is the progress of your preparation tested and analyzed? To what extent the feedback helps in identifying the areas for further work? Here I must say that this is the most crucial part of the preparation. This is the area where most of the students fail due to lack of proper test materials which can help them to build in themselves a real-test-like environment and temperament. Once you are able to choose the correct assistance for your GATE journey, it will be an enjoying and thrilling experience.

Here are some things apart from working on your engineering concepts, that you should do for a complete preparation for GATE:

1. Solve previous years' GATE papers: Solving previous years' papers gives you a fair idea of what the actual paper would be like. It also brushes up your basics and exposes your 'areas of improvement'.

2. Solve test papers: Solve as many test papers as possible. This actually is the best way to keep improving as you prepare for GATE.

3. Analyze : Analyzing your test results is a very important part of taking the test. If you do not analyze, the test does not add value. You should minutely analyze and define as to where you could have scored more; analyze your accuracy rates in various topics and maintain a topic wise datasheet which lists your performance topic wise for different test papers.

4. Take up an all India test series which gives you your percentile and All India Rank : This is very important to avoid the "frog in the pond" syndrome. Students tend to take it easy if they attain a high score in the tests. However, GATE is an exam in which people are selected on their relative scores. So even if you have scored 95% it does not essentially translate to a percentile of 95. You are competing with the best in India, and to get through GATE you should know where you stand to be among the 'top few' selected for the interview.

5. Simulate actual test environment : This is very important. The actual test happens in a classroom, and is timed. When you take up the test, switch off your cell phone, have a timer which times your tests, and avoid taking any breaks. Also, if possible, take up a mock test series which enables you to take the test in a classroom environment.


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Patrica Abraham

Hey is there any such criteria that B.E. students can't give more than 3 attempts to qualify GATE?
If they don't clear in previous 3 attempts they are not allowed for a next attempt? Is this true?


I visited this website  (The GATE Academy). I found the website to be interesting, apart from providing the previous year GATE papers, they have put a quiet a few number of free Online tests as well as free questions for practice. I think any one preparing for GATE needs to visit this website atleast once!


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Puja malvade

Plz,tell me how to prepare GATE exam for agriculture engineering?


I believe that you have mentioned some great tips here about the preparation of Gate Exams.. Apart from following all these tips one should also join a good coaching institute to get themselves prepared in a systematic manner.. One such institute for IES is IES Academy. The Faculty there is very professional and every year they produce most of the toppers in IES.


1)stay focused
2) know your aim
3) keep a balance b/w your level and expectations
4) work hard
5) stay calm
6) join some coaching institute if u do feel the need.

i want to advice all GATE coaching aspirants who are preparing for GATE 2013 to do consider the online coaching option for GATE exam preparation too as they do provide the same material and tips & tricks and u can start the online session acc. to your convienence plus it's available at a much lower price than the offline coaching.practicing with test's regularly could easily double your results.but i do believe that in today's scenario for Proper GATE exam preparation and development of concepts one must join some GATE  coaching classes.i have also joined  @ .and i have to admit it was above my expectation's .surely  must for every GATE aspirant.

Deepak kumar01

Last week I took admission on Engineers Academy to crack GATE 2021. I found experienced faculty members, regular weekly test series with good study material. They have put some great free lecture on NIMBUS Learning YouTube channel for poor students. If you can visit  for your query.