Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Exam

How to Crack GATE

To score excellent marks for any entrance examination, it is imperative that the candidate should prepare well. Even for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), one of the toughest entrance exams, students have to put in extra effort when studying for the examination. The candidates who are appearing for the GATE need to have an in-depth knowledge of the examination.

Last-minute Preparation Tips For GATE 2023

Every year, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) exam will be taking place across the country in the month of January/February. Candidates who are aspiring to convert their graduation certificate in engineering to post-graduation appear for the GATE examination. Qualifying in the GATE examination will also enable the candidates to get a job related to engineering in a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU). 

When the GATE exam is around the corner, aspirants should give their best during the last week of preparation. Here are the last-minute preparation tips for GATE examination. 

Taking Mock Test 

During the last day of GATE preparation, the best approach of revising the concepts is through mock tests. Try to take at least one mock test daily during the last week of preparation. After taking the test, never forget to evaluate the performance. 

Minimise Your Weaknesses 

After taking the mock tests or while practising, take a note where you lack. During general preparation, make sure to cover those negatives. One should also work more on their confident areas. 

Switch Between Concepts 

Devoting more time to a particular concept during the last phase is not a good idea. Hence, we suggest candidates to switch between the topics. 

Make A Short Note

Many aspirants prepare their own notes for exam preparation. If you have this habit, try to devote more time because the points you noted are snippets to the concepts. If not, aspirants can prepare the same during the last phase. However, this can be followed when you are comfortable. 

Increase Speed And Accuracy

In order to score well in the highly competitive examinations such as GATE, one should increase their accuracy besides speed. Increase in speed will also help in saving the time. Remembering the formulae and clarity over concepts will help in the speed. During the last phase of preparation, try to gain the perfect score in mock tests. 

Keep Your Stuff Ready

Aspirants are encouraged to keep all the exam stuff at an accessible place such as GATE admit card and identity card. This will help in keeping the exam stress at bay. 

Stay Cool And Confident

GATE is an examination that tests your endurance along with theoretical knowledge. During the last days of preparation, never give any space for panic or stress. Get sufficient sleep and motivate yourself for the examination. 


Important Tips To Crack GATE 2023 Examination:

  • Candidates have to know the pattern and syllabus of the examination and they have to prepare according to it
  • Preparation time for GATE is subjective and depends on many factors such as individual's aptitude, fundamentals, attitude, concentration level etc., Typically, a rigorous preparation of 4-6 months is considered good enough for getting into IISc or IITs
  • Candidates need to collect or buy the best reference books for preparation. These reference books shall cover the complete syllabus, sample question papers and solved papers, as well
  • Make a list of subjects and prioritize them based on the marks allotted to them. Now, create a timetable with the distribution of subjects. Note that, if the distribution is not prepared, then you usually end up learning random topics, which may lead to confusion at the end
  • Start reading all the chapters and prepare short notes on all important points. In this way, your revision is also complete. These short notes will also be useful for your last-minute revision
  • Solve objective type (especially numerical) questions as much as possible
  • While solving problems, students must have a balance between speed & accuracy
  • It may not be possible to cover the entire syllabus. Whatever topics you decide to study, make sure that you know everything about it
  • Join a reliable coaching institute which has experienced faculty which will prepare you for your exam. Do not practice questions in the rough paper, as there may be questions you need to go through at the time of revision
  • Go through previous year papers (say last ten years), to check your knowledge and note the distribution of different topics
  • Finish a detailed reading of all topics you plan to cover at least one and half months before. Keep one month for revisions and clearing leftover doubts
  • Have a look at questions you solved during preparation for GATE and remember how you solved them
  • Do not strain yourself till the last minute. Leave all your books aside for a few days before the exam. Have a good time and relax

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