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How to Prepare for GATE Examination ?

Updated on August 3, 2014

Why to Take GATE Exam ?

If you are good at your core subject and you want to pursue higher education in your field of study then I suggest you to give a try for this.

If you are not interested in GATE Exam, want to do job then?

If you are really not interested to do higher studies and strongly focusing on jobs then you should write gate exam because gate exam is one which gives you golden eggs. Yes, right… golden eggs. The Top companies which is under Govt. are hiring fresh graduates trough gate exam and the pay scale you get there is on an average of 10 Lakh. Off course, Computer Science (CS) and Electronics and Communication (EC) Students from Top Institute say that they are getting more than this. But what about Mechanical, Electrical, Civil….. Am sure that they are not getting what CS or EC guys getting and also job safety matters.

So I strongly recommend for those who want to build their career in Govt. sector should go for GATE.

What is GATE Exam?

Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineers in short “GATE” is one of the best competitive exam in India to get admission to IISc, IIT’s and mainly for getting job in Public Sector Undertaking Companies (PSU’s) in India. Gate exam is conducted by Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) in association with IISc and Seven IIT’s. Gate exam mainly focuses on engineering graduates who want to pursue higher studies in their field of study. Also for one who wants to join reputed PSU’s.

Who can write GATE Exam?

There are 22 GATE papers and this is for engineering and science graduates. There is no age limit for this Exam.

  • Bachelor degree holders in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final year of such programmes.
  • Master degree holders in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programmes.
  • Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/ Technology or in the third or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master degree programme and Dual Degree programme in Engineering/ Technology.
  • Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE.

Indian Institute of Technology- Some of the IIT's are topped in 100 technical institutes in world
Indian Institute of Technology- Some of the IIT's are topped in 100 technical institutes in world

How to Prepare for GATE Exam?

Let me clear, if you want to crack gate exam then first thing you should have is self-confidence and I can do attitude. This will help you more than how much you study or how much syllabus you cover. Why am saying this?

Let me tell you a story of a guy who prepared for gate exam like hell but still he was not able to get good score. He dropped one year and prepared from scratch he studied nearly 15 hours a day and solved nearly 27 year question paper dreaming to get into top IIT's but he failed and the problem with this guy is that he had no self-confidence.

Got it!

Ok then start…

Make a study plane and follow the plane properly. Don’t waste time in study hours, if you got some other work then manage time and at least try to follow planned target.

See gate syllabus and if you are trying for PSU’s or Top IIT’s then you need to cover all topic. Don’t panic! You should have knowledge of all the basic concepts and their applications which are there in gate syllabus.

Concentrate on concepts and be clear about what you read and practice that topics time to time. This will help you to tackle more problems related to that topic. Note that if you are perfect in 60-70% of gate syllabus then surely you can get good score.

Take mock tests of the topic that you studied and try to solve problems in which you are confident. Gate exam concentrates more on problems than theory.

Revise the topic that you studied and if possible write and practice that topics. Solve more problems related that topic. Time management plays a vital role here so you should practice full length mock test this will you to get some idea on how to manage time in gate exam.

Before 3 days of gate exam don’t read anything, just relax. Luck matters a lot in this type of exams so if you have belief in god then pray him daily….. :)

If you have any doubt about this article, feel free to contact me. Be confident and do well. All the best!

IIT Delhi- One of the Best Institute for Technical Education.
IIT Delhi- One of the Best Institute for Technical Education.
IISc Bangalore- One of the Best Institute for Research Work.
IISc Bangalore- One of the Best Institute for Research Work.
IIT Bombay- One of the Best Institute for Pursuing Higher Studies.
IIT Bombay- One of the Best Institute for Pursuing Higher Studies.

Last Words for Your GATE Exam

GATE Exam is not a tough exam its a key tool to assess your knowledge. If you want to get into any of the above institutes then surely you have to work hard. So.. be smart and work hard, am sure that you can crack gate exam easily.

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