Is it possible to pass the GATE exam with a good score if I start my preparation now?

Updated on : December 6, 2021 by Chandler Rush



Is it possible to pass the GATE exam with a good score if I start my preparation now?

Yes.

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1 Even though I couldn't secure a very good rank, I have tried the Door Exam with all my heart and soul. That is why I consider myself able to answer this question. I'm definitely not going to try the entrance exam again, but if I did try again, it would correct some of my mistakes and recommend everyone to follow the strategy below.

  1. It takes a maximum of 4 to 5 months for a coaching to cover the entire study program. If you don't want to join any coaching, I recommend covering the full curriculum in 4 months. Ideally, from May to September. Any start before May is better.
  2. Before we start, hold a boo
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1 How to prepare for the Gate exam?

1 Even though I couldn't secure a very good rank, I have tried the Door Exam with all my heart and soul. That is why I consider myself able to answer this question. I'm definitely not going to try the entrance exam again, but if I did try again, it would correct some of my mistakes and recommend everyone to follow the strategy below.

  1. It takes a maximum of 4 to 5 months for a coaching to cover the entire study program. If you don't want to join any coaching, I recommend covering the full curriculum in 4 months. Ideally, from May to September. Any start before May is better.
  2. Before you begin, bring along a Gate PYQ book (previous year's questions) from the past 15-20 years, plus the material provided by the coaching. If you haven't joined any coaching, ordering the material online is a good idea or you can buy / borrow it from previous students (Made Easy or Ace). They don't change the content much. You will easily get handwritten notes from online trainings, keep them with you. If you can't get it anywhere, I'll be happy to provide it to me, email me. Check "Door Overflow Website" on your laptop / mobile. The door overflow site will help you in ways you can't imagine during your prep. Also carry a printed copy of the updated Gate syllabus or at least write down the internet syllabus on the pages and always keep those pages with you. Check off the syllabus points as you complete them.
  3. Trial series - Buy trial series at the earliest opportunity. I recommend buying 3 sets of tests from different training institutes. One of them must be "provided". I'm sorry I didn't buy the applied door test series, so if I had to repeat I would definitely buy it, you can choose any other. The thing is, Applied Gate is the hardest of all, you won't see the difficult level questions from that series in Gate, but it will surely strengthen all your concepts, help you fill in little conceptual gaps left unknowingly. , also prepares you for different types of questions. Third, either RBR or Ace or GateOverfow. Basically any of the two of the four mentioned after Made Easy + Made Easy will do.
  4. Covering the curriculum (1st iteration): Complete the curriculum subject by subject. Several subjects at the same time do not work. No topic will take more than 15 days, most of the topic can be covered in 7 days. If you are not joining any coaching institute, it is sufficient to study daily for 8-12 hours, excluding breaks during the first iteration. Divide it into parts. Around 4-6 hours to cover the concept of reference books, handwritten notes in class, video lectures, etc. and the rest of the time to solve the MCQs related to the concepts learned that day. As you cover the concepts, write down your understanding of the concept in a notebook for later review. If you have joined any coaching, you will have plenty of time after class. In both cases, you should review everything learned the same day, solve the Gate PYQ's + Class material related questions (for ACE it was vol1, vol2, bits and bytes) + google "TOPIC_NAME gateoverflow questions" and read everything including comments from previous students. Then, after you've covered enough topics for a topic quiz to suffice from all the test series, choose a full day to solve them all. Try them as if you were sitting on the entrance exam. The most important thing is to analyze the wrongly answered questions and the correctly answered ones. Look for the questions in "Door overflow site", if you have solved the question incorrectly, see the correct strategy. Write it down. If you solved the question correctly but think it is important, see if there is any better strategy to solve it in GO (Gate Overflow). Write it down. Check all the questions in the test series that seem important to you, whether they are well answered or incorrect,
  5. After covering the syllabus (second iteration) - Anyone could get to this point in some way, but the most important period of your preparation starts here. Now both coaching and non-coaching students will have the whole day to themselves. Now you must be careful. Make a suitable schedule. Do whatever it takes to follow it. At the beginning of the day, make your day plan. Now you can review multiple topics at once, but I recommend that you take only one topic at a time for the second iteration as well. Follow the same path as in the first iteration (your notes + class material + Gate PYQs + GO site + marked questions from topic tests) but faster this time. After completing the second iteration of a subject, proceed to the subject tests of all test series. Typically, there will be two subject-by-subject tests. Take a whole day this time too. Perform the same analysis as the thematic tests. Check off the important questions. Go ahead topic by topic. Ideally, the second iteration should be completed by mid-October at the latest, which means it should take no more than 40 to 45 days to complete. Any time before that is better.
  6. Third iteration: Actually, this is the time when there is the highest probability that it will be neglected because you have already completed two iterations of the syllabus and you feel like you are done and there is nothing to study now. But it is exactly the opposite. You need to stay motivated during this period. Do whatever it takes to stay charged. Watch motivational videos on YouTube, put a poster of your dream college or your idol or your goal on the wall or meditate, but whatever happens, you should be at your best now. This time, choose multiple topics at once. It is best if the subjects you choose are related to each other or if you choose directly between multiple subject tests in a series of tests, which you will attempt after reviewing them. At this time, it would be pretty quick in reviewing your notes. It is time to do the "short notes". This is a very crucial time as the entrance exam approaches. Regardless of what you study now, study as if it were the last time you studied before the entrance exam, try to memorize what you read. This is the period when you do the memory mapping of the entire concept in your brain. This iteration would last between 30 and 35 days. Ideally, anytime between mid to late December (again, earlier is better). By the end of the third iteration of the syllabus, you will also have completed 3 iterations of the class material + Gate PYQs + GO site + new and old bookmarked questions from the exam series. (Note: You can attempt two or three full program exams for each exam. series, that is, a total of 6 to 9, in the period between the end of the first iteration and the end of the third iteration, but it is not demotivated if you could not get a good score, it is just to analyze your weaknesses.
  7. Final Iteration: Now that after the third iteration you have your short notes ready and assigned to your brain. You need to strengthen all that data. From the start of the final iteration to the exam, you need to plan each and every minute of your time. With short notes that you have prepared, you will be able to review the entire curriculum very quickly, in almost 8-10 days, that is, before January begins. Use these 8-10 days to see if each concept you learned, all the important things related to the concepts you drew from various MCQs are on your mind or not. You have a complete memory map in your mind, so keep going through it at random times, like studying any other topic or solving numbers on another topic, and whenever you feel like there is a gap, fill it in right then, never delay. Check off the things you have forgotten because you are likely to forget them again later, so that you can revisit them before the entrance exam. (Gradually increase your study time by an hour or two with each iteration)
  8. Full Program Testing - You now have everything you need for the entrance exam on your mind. This is the time to work on your speed. This will be the beginning of January. Consider each and every test you attempt from now on as a final exam. Make sure to try at least two tests every day starting in early January for about 14-15 days. The most important thing is to keep a record of where you are weak, check everything related to any particular weak point if necessary, write them all down to review before the exam. Look for concepts that are holding you back and practice them right away. Even if this process disrupts your two-test-a-day plan, it's worth it. In the meantime, continuously visit your memory maps at random times during any day. Complete as many tests of the entire syllabus as possible during these 14-15 days, but at the same time make sure you don't go ahead without analyzing every test you tried in the way we discussed above. During this period, it is highly recommended to purchase the CBT mock up of the entrance exams, to get a real life entrance experience, as you have to go to the center for that exam (buy at least two; choose the one you want, already which is just for taking your exam anxiety; recommended Easy Done).
  9. 15-20 days before the exam: Complete all tests in the full syllabus in the first 4-5 days, except one or two easy ones (explained later) with tests done right then. Count the number of days left for the exam, leave the day before the exam out of the count. Go back those many years and try the door paper from that year. Now that you have iterated PYQ 4 times, you should get 100/100. But you definitely won't, find the reason. work on it. Repeat this every day. At the same time, you need to memorize everything in your mind. I'm not telling you to memorize the answers to the questions, just the concepts behind the question, the focus of different types of questions. Make sure you can talk about any concept without interruption as if you were explaining it to someone. This memorization will speed you up as you solve problems. Speed ​​is of the utmost importance during the door examination. You already know the concept, what is the harm of memorizing and saving some time, right? Keep going through the important questions from the bookmarked questions, the saved questions from GO or any other website, the concepts you frequently forget, the different strategies / approaches you encountered along the way.
  10. Last day: no need to do anything too hectic. You already did everything you could. On this day, do not open any materials initially, take a pen and paper with you. Sit in one place. Close your eyes and try to remember everything you have studied so far. Proceed topic by topic. Try to graphically remember the content of that topic. See if you can read from a book image / your notes / short notes on your mind. Make a list of the things you need a clear picture of. After all the subjects have finished. Go through the things you have on your list. I had asked him to put aside one or two simple tests from the entire syllabus. Try them on this day. You will definitely get a good score. This will increase your confidence. Finish these activities until 7-8pm. Have a proper dinner. After that, spend 1/2 hour watching videos of your dream institute on YouTube, read the first day stories of IIT citizens. This is to keep your mind off the door exam for some time because you will feel anxious, you will be nervous, you will be ready to go after everything you have done for this exam. Your thoughts are likely to keep you awake, but don't worry, it's just a passing stage, try not to think about the exam and you'll be fine. Get 8 hours of good sleep. This is to keep your mind off the door exam for some time because you will feel anxious, you will be nervous, you will be ready to go after everything you have done for this exam. Your thoughts are likely to keep you awake, but don't worry, it's just a passing stage, try not to think about the exam and you'll be fine. Get 8 hours of good sleep. This is to keep your mind off the door exam for some time because you will feel anxious, you will be nervous, you will be ready to go after everything you have done for this exam. Your thoughts are likely to keep you awake, but don't worry, it's just a passing stage, try not to think about the exam and you'll be fine. Get 8 hours of good sleep.

Please note that the general aptitude section (numerical and verbal ability) should have the same priority as any other subject.

Each mind works differently. So if you doubt that you won't be able to follow this strategy, just take a hint at the important stuff and come up with your own strategy.

Good luck and thanks for reading….

Footnotes

1 How to prepare for the Gate exam?

Here, I will explain what in my opinion is the step-by-step way to break GATE only through self-study, without any training. I am a testament to this strategy myself, as I passed GATE 2018 PE with AIR 2 only through self-study and home test series resolution. I got 15/15 marks in the general aptitude (GA) section and 11/13 in the mathematical engineering section.

Step-by-step strategy to prepare for GATE through self-study:

1. Understand the GATE curriculum and pattern:

First, go to the latest GATE website, that is, GATE 2020 1 and download the syllabus for the subject for which you are taking the GATE exam. To go

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1 GATE Official Website, IIT Delhi

Here, I will explain what in my opinion is the step-by-step way to break GATE only through self-study, without any training. I am a testament to this strategy myself, as I passed GATE 2018 PE with AIR 2 only through self-study and home test series resolution. I got 15/15 marks in the general aptitude (GA) section and 11/13 in the mathematical engineering section.

Step-by-step strategy to prepare for GATE through self-study:

1. Understand the GATE curriculum and pattern:

First, go to the latest GATE website, that is, GATE 2020 1 and download the syllabus for the subject for which you are taking the GATE exam. Please review this syllabus thoroughly, as you do not need to study any subject that is not mentioned here. Also, you need to be clear with the pattern of the paper, that is, the sections of your GATE paper.

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2. Decide on the study material and the test series:

Once you have understood the syllabus and pattern, it is very important to decide on the study material you will use and the series of tests you will appear on and stick to it. Start by reading previous GATE subject interviews on your subject (limited to the last 2-3 years) available on websites like Careers360, etc. or YouTube. You need to go through so many interviews in one day and see what common study materials / books, test series, and websites are suggesting. Based on this and the suggestions from your peer group, decide on the books / study materials you will use for GATE and buy / organize them immediately. You can buy the test suite (preferably just two good test series) when available. The above Questions about GATE are also very important,

3. Start studying without a schedule:

Considering that there are 5 months left for GATE 2020 (such as 09/01/19) and you want to finish your preparation, review and solve test series in this time, then according to me it is not desirable to form a daily time table, as it will take 1-2 days to make such a schedule and after a week you will realize that following it is not possible. Instead, just start studying from your study material / subject books according to your GATE paper syllabus. Obviously, by using the above trends on paper, you know which topic / section is more important or has the most weight on the GATE test, and consequently you can spend more time on that section.

After 3 weeks of constant study, you will find your own pace, develop your own schedule, know what time suits you best, what additional study material you need, what topics you need to focus on more.

4. Daily study of the Mathematical Engineering and General Aptitude (GA) section:

The Engineering Mathematics and GA sections together comprise about 30% weighting on the GATE test, which in itself emphasizes its importance. Furthermore, studying them daily will also refresh your mind from exhaustion from Engineering subjects. I suggest spending 1 hour. to Engg. Math and 30 minutes. to the GA section, daily.

For my preparation strategy,

Mudit Vajpayee's answer to How did you prepare for Math and Fitness in the GATE?

5-month strategy until GATE 2020

In the first 4 months, you must complete the entire GATE syllabus (if not in its entirety, at least the majority drop off the less expected subjects) by studying from your standard material / books. Along with this, you will solve the above GATE questions and chapter test series. In the last remaining month, you will solve complete tests and review them. You will need to conduct an effective study of at least 9-10 hours a day if you want to achieve this.

5. Study the full GATE program:

Once you have started studying the GATE curriculum without any daily schedule, you must study for many hours every day to complete the program on time. Daily, in addition to studying Engg. In the Math and GA section, you should spend 85% of the time on the Engg core. part, as it forms about 75% of the GATE curriculum.

  1. Daily study topics of study material according to the GATE syllabus.
  2. Then after finishing a chapter / topic, solve the previous GATE questions in this topic.
  3. Then give a series of quizzes related to this chapter / topic and repeat for the entire syllabus.
  4. Since you are preparing through self-study, resolving doubts can be challenging, so consult your peer group or read some additional material or watch NPTEL videos, etc. to clarify your doubts.
  5. You can take notes (but keep them very short for the final review) throughout all of this, but I will advise against this as it will take a long time. So I will recommend you take a screenshot / photo of the text that you consider important while studying it and paste it into a .ppt file. Make those ppts for each chapter / topic and at the end you can revise them for the final review. But note-taking is a totally individual choice, and people who are comfortable with it shouldn't stop doing it.

After having covered the entire GATE syllabus following this strategy, only the review and resolution of the entire series of tests remains.

6. Review and perform full tests at the end:

Ideally, around 4-5 weeks before GATE, I should have finished the entire curriculum (mine was finished 2 days before GATE 2018). Now, by this time, you will get your admission card and know the exact day and time of your GATE job. Therefore, from now on, take a full syllabus test daily strictly according to your GATE schedule, for example 9: 30-12: 30 hours or 14: 30-17: 30 hours, longer that it is important to condition your body and brain to function in the best possible way. this time. If possible, try to take center-based tests offered by some coaches to build temperament for the GATE test. After testing, analyze your errors and correct them. Find the mistakes you make frequently and try to overcome them. If you linger on some topics, study them. This is the time to correct your mistakes so you don't make them on the actual GATE test. This is the role that full program tests play in GATE preparation. Once you are done with the series of tests and have analyzed your mistakes for the day, review the GATE syllabus from the short notes or ppts you had previously prepared.

This should continue until the day before the GATE test.

7. Do not study anything the day before the GATE test:

Just one day before the GATE test, drop all your studies and relax. Now whatever prep you could have done is done, you won't master anything you have left in one day. Relaxing your brain the day before the exam will help you mentally prepare for tomorrow's battle, which you have been fighting for the past few months.

But a very important step before starting GATE preparation

Before starting GATE preparation, I will advise everyone to be clear about the topic / job they want to appear on the GATE test.

I will explain this with an example,

If one has done B.Tech. in Aeronautical Engineering. and wants to follow M.Tech. in Aerospace Engg from IIT KGP, then you need to give GATE on AE, ME or CE roles. So you can choose accordingly.

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Similarly, students from so many disciplines i.e. AL, AP, CA, CU, CQ, CR, CS, CSS, CSE, CCE, EL, EE, EEE, EO, EA, EN, EC, EI, ETE , ECS, ED, IS, IT, ICT, IR, IN, MA, MK, SE, TE are eligible to follow M.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT KGP as long as they provide GATE in CS, but a PSU like ONGC will only allow graduates of CS and IT disciplines for the position of Programming Officer through GATE CSE or IT. 4

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Therefore, it is very important for a student to decide in advance if they want to do M.Tech. from an IIT or wants a job in a PSU and then thoroughly reviews the M.Tech brochure of all IITs or the recruitment announcement of the desired PSUs, respectively, to clarify the topic / job they want to appear in GATE based on your graduation title and discipline.

There is still 5 months to go to the 2020 GATE exam (as of 09/01/19) and I am very confident that if students still start with step-by-step preparation for GATE and are consistent with that, they can surely get a good rank in GATE.

I hope you agree to my tiered plan for the GATE test.

Thanks

Mudit Vajpayee

Footnotes

1 GATE Official Website, IIT Delhi 2 http://gate.iitd.ac.in/PDFs/GATE_2020_IB.pdf3 https://gate.iitkgp.ac.in/jmp/doc/ brochure2019 4 https://gate.iitkgp.ac.in/jmp/doc/brochure20195 https://eapplicationonline.com/ONGCGT2019/Document/Advertisement_English.pdf

I don't know if it will help or not, but it's my story: -

2016: Received Gate Forum Coaching (Waste of Time)
2017: First GATE Attempt. I got 32 marks. Failed!
He passed out in May 2017.
I went to Delhi for full-time preparation I joined
Ravindra Sir's online training
My friend joined Made easy Delhi regular batch We
both exchanged our materials and did everything Mr. Ravula said, what made everything easy taught
After 8 months of dedicated study with lots of practice we were sure that we can and will score over 60
Like all of us who aim for a range below 100 for admission to IIT Bombay or IISc Bangalore

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I don't know if it will help or not, but it's my story: -

2016: Received Gate Forum Coaching (Waste of Time)
2017: First GATE Attempt. I got 32 marks. Failed!
He passed out in May 2017.
I went to Delhi for full-time preparation I joined
Ravindra Sir's online training
My friend joined Made easy Delhi regular batch We
both exchanged our materials and did everything Mr. Ravula said, what made everything easy taught
After 8 months of dedicated study with lots of practice we were sure we can and will get a score of 60+
Like all of us who aim for a rank below 100 for admission to IIT Bombay or IISc Bangalore
Also in all the series of tests and all the works of the previous year we obtained a score of 60+ sometimes 70+ We
finally showed up for the gate 2018 with total confidence
But when the result came I came to know that I still MISERABLY FAILED by scoring only 35.33 points .
Here I do not blame Ravula Sir nor did I make it easy, but both of them helped me a lot in my preparation. If there's anyone to blame, it's me. I don't know where I went wrong, but somewhere I was wrong (I'm sure this is the situation with many of you who were honest with your preparation and still couldn't get a good rank).
Even my friend couldn't score well. He got 38 points.

After preparing twice (gates 17 and 18) and failing twice, I felt frustrated and discouraged. I gave up hope of getting into premium institutions and joined NIT Delhi with no other choice. But still, that dream was awake in some corner of my heart. I decided to report to Gate 19.

I started stealing time from academics to prepare for gate 19, but I was too agitated. I had this in mind that I know the concepts well, having prepared them before, so I will review the syllabus and practice the entry questions. I joined GO_classroom and started reading discrete math and doing assigned programming assignments, but was unable to continue this with other subjects. So I switched to my notes that I took from Mr. Ravula's video lectures as I prepared for gate 18.

It was really hard to find time for the door as the academic pressure built up and I gradually lost interest, but somehow I completed my review in December along with practicing the previous year's GO pdf questions. The Gate Overflow community has helped me in all my preparation and my reviews and practice. In January I did more checks and gave 3-4 full tests which are freely available just to check the times. I also went on a trip to Shimla with my friends to experience snowfall ️.

After January 20, my concentration level dropped dramatically and my attitude was like I couldn't perform well, I already had a university. I watched series and played games in my spare time instead of studying for the door. The night before the exam, I talked to friends and family and slept (sleep is very important).

The next morning it was cold outside and mine was the morning session. I took exactly zero pressure on my mind. I did not have high expectations of this article, as I knew I could not allow adequate time for preparation. How can I get a good rank studying part time when I have failed even after preparing full time?

Those 3 hours passed very calmly and I went to meet my friend after the exam. I felt positive about the results, but didn't pay much attention to it. I stopped overthinking because I had this history of failure, so I killed my emotions until I was sure.

All my expectations and emotions came to life when I verified my results with the Pragy app. I scored 60.33. Even though I knew it wouldn't go below 500 as the job was comparatively easier, it was a great achievement for me. It didn't take me long to get back to my previous state, as a score of 60.33 was not enough to ensure a good IIT.

With a score of 692 and a rank of 888, I thought the only possible way to get an IIT or IISc was through interviews (obviously if I get a call). So I started looking for how to prepare for ME interviews at IIT Kanpur, Madras, Bombay and Hyderabad. I did all the scheduling tasks posted to GO_classroom. And since I was interested in machine learning, I started watching Gilbert Strang's lectures on Linear Algebra and Jhon Tsitsiklis's Probabilistic Systems. Also, as my MTech in nit Delhi was in Data Analytics, it helped me a lot.

After doing all of this, I just had a fear that my semester exams and interview dates would not clash as an IIT was not confirmed and I didn't want to be discouraged. By the grace of God exactly the same thing happened. Exam dates April 30, May 1 and May 7 to 9. Interview IIT M MS April 30 and May 1 (wow). After going through a yes or no rollercoaster, I decided to drop the interview (yes, I know, I shouldn't have).

Then I had the IIT H AI test on May 7th. At the time, I had decided that I would accept even a better NIT or a lower IIT, but I will take this risk. I went to Hyderabad and applied for the test (horrible experience). Then the journey began. After Hyderabad, the IIT G Data Science test and then the IIT B RA test, but failed to erase any. The last was IISc CDS on May 21 and CSA on May 22. In the case of CDS, I came out on the written test. I thought that was it Ravi, the CSA test will also be similar and then you will go back to a shitty place. Fortunately (well, not entirely lucky!) I passed the test and they interviewed me. I did not know the results, but was happy to have the opportunity to be interviewed at India's no. an Institute by some of the best teachers. On May 25 I was shortlisted and on June 5 I received the final offer letter. It was the happiest moment of my life!

My suggestion to future hopefuls would be not to think about the results while preparing, just get some rest and get out on time. We all know that we cannot change the past and we will not know the future, but we tend to forget this. Each one goes through different circumstances and each one has different ways of dealing with them. Therefore, one must find their own strategy that suits them. Learn from mistakes and don't repeat them because that's learning!

Gate preparation cricket match analogy:

Think of the Gate setup as a one-day match. The players of the first 10 overs are fully charged hitting the limits and the power play helps them in this. From 10 to 40 overs, the match goes a bit slower as these are the crucial ones where you don't want to lose ground and build a great partnership. All this time in the field is the most important thing. Finally, the last 10 overs decide which side the match will be on.

Similarly, in the first 2 months of the door we are fully charged and motivated. Then motivation degrades and continues for the next 3-4 months. Here you need to hold on. Do not give up! If you manage to pass this phase, you will be able to regain motivation and you will be able to finish your preparations as you thought. And you will most likely win!

Don't wait for the motivation to start to be an effect and not a cause. The efforts you put in will motivate you to try harder.

Good luck to future applicants. Thank you for your patience.

Thank you for this overwhelming support. I'm glad you found it helpful.

Thank you
~ Ravi Raja

PS: I also received offers from IITG and IITH for M. Tech at CSE

Honestly speaking, GATE is one of the easiest tests I have ever taken, and by easy I mean the level of questions that comes on the test. A student who studies sincerely at his university will find this exam quite normal.

Although getting a power supply and that too a 'Maharatna' company is a bit difficult.

Let me tell you what makes this exam difficult for students to "dumb mistakes" during the exam. I have also seen students who are serious about the ranges of the test series and get depressed and wrong with their actual test. Please note that your ranking will be decided only on the day of the actual exam and not

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Honestly speaking, GATE is one of the easiest tests I have ever taken, and by easy I mean the level of questions that comes on the test. A student who studies sincerely at his university will find this exam quite normal.

Although getting a power supply and that too a 'Maharatna' company is a bit difficult.

Let me tell you what makes this exam difficult for students to "dumb mistakes" during the exam. I have also seen students who are serious about the ranges of the test series and get depressed and wrong with their actual test. Please note that your ranking will be decided only on the day of the actual exam and it does not matter if you pass the mock exam or not.

When I was in my third year I decided to write GATE. I looked at the whole syllabus and then looked at some questions from previous years to get an idea about the toughness of the exam. I found the questions asked on the exam to be easy compared to my semester exams / sessions. So I decided to take the exam without any training and didn't even buy training notes. I took my own notes (some from college classes and some from NPTEL) and wrote the exam for the first time in 2017. I got session 2 and the exam was very easy. I was very confident in going over 80 points as I tried to get over 90 points. But after I got home I tried to calculate my grades and found that I get around 72 to 74 points (I got 70.8 points after normalization) only. I made some very silly mistakes that I can't even believe in. Students who have taken an exam can be correlated very easily. I was very upset, but who can change the past?

I joined the company I was based in and decided to write GATE 2018 again. It was a 9-10 hour job. But I knew my preparation was good and I just need to work on my silly mistakes. I wrote GATE 2018 and got 82.34 points. I kept making a silly mistake that cost me 2 frames, but this time it didn't bother me much.

Imagine how easy it becomes when you take coaching and prepare to take notes and all you have to do is study.

So in my experience, GATE is relatively easy, all you have to do is honestly study in college and avoid making silly mistakes during exams.

PS: Written in Wrt Mechanical Branch, but also valid for other branches.

Let me tell you about my experience with GATE, 2014. I'm one of those lazy people who put off their work until the last minute.

So, it is already January when I realized that it is impossible for me to break it. It was then that I started working on a project for my senior year. I have decided to do the complete project on my own to be satisfied with being an Engineer.

Well, this project literally taught me a lot of things in my life. It was only when I got into work that I realized how many things I should have to learn. I had to learn a new programming language to deal with all the programming stuff. I should

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Let me tell you about my experience with GATE, 2014. I'm one of those lazy people who put off their work until the last minute.

So, it is already January when I realized that it is impossible for me to break it. It was then that I started working on a project for my senior year. I have decided to do the complete project on my own to be satisfied with being an Engineer.

Well, this project literally taught me a lot of things in my life. It was only when I got into work that I realized how many things I should have to learn. I had to learn a new programming language to deal with all the programming stuff. You should be able to fully understand processors and all that to deal with all the electronic components involved. I had to design things on a computer for which I had to learn to work in simulation software.

Similarly, when the system does not work as expected. I had to test the system using various electrical measurement devices.

Believe me, the day my project was successful. That is the happiest day of my life to date. I have learned a lot in those few days, which did not happen in my previous years of Engineering.

Later, before the 5 days of the exams, I somehow gained the confidence to go back to work at GATE. Since, there were only a few days left, I just concentrated on solving the simulation papers that TIME had given me.

And then on the GATE test I was able to solve all the skills and English, since they are basic things. Then when the main technical part came. I tried to solve all the Electronics questions, in which I felt competent. Later, I took care of the Electricity issues. Although I couldn't get the exact answers, I put the option that almost looks like mine. So, I'm not sure of my score, but I'm sure I will be able to qualify.

Well the results will be out soon and it's amazing to me. I got a score of 727/1000 with a rank of 539 across India. Look, how a project I worked on allowed me to achieve something so great.


This project not only taught me some technical things. I have learned to be patient, independent and never gave up even though there were so many failures at all times.

So remember that it is not the timing that matters. It is your attitude towards work that is important.

I always believe in one thing in life. All we have to do is get inspired, success follows after like Hutch Pug.

All the best!

I have secured AIR 30 in GATE 2021 in CE stream.

Breaking an exam can mean something different to different people. For some, it may mean scoring the exam and for others obtaining a higher rank.

Expectations, prior knowledge, guidance, resources, all decide the time needed.

  1. For the qualifying door exam: qualifying grades vary from year to year. Getting a score of 35+ will ensure your rating. And if you have little or no prior knowledge. It will take 1 to 2 months to cover and practice all the important topics, as this will be the first time. Give importance to general aptitude, English and mathematics as they are.
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I have secured AIR 30 in GATE 2021 in CE stream.

Breaking an exam can mean something different to different people. For some, it may mean scoring the exam and for others obtaining a higher rank.

Expectations, prior knowledge, guidance, resources, all decide the time needed.

  1. For the qualifying door exam: qualifying grades vary from year to year. Getting a score of 35+ will ensure your rating. And if you have little or no prior knowledge. It will take 1 to 2 months to cover and practice all the important topics, as this will be the first time. Give importance to general aptitude, English and math as they are not new and relatively easy.
  2. To gain admission with a good IIT / NIT: Again, if you have no prior knowledge, it takes 5-6 months for preparation. You have to cover most of the topics and you can leave the topics with less weighting or the topics that are difficult. And if you have prior knowledge, around 4 months will be enough.
  3. To get into PSU: One has to cover all the topics to be sure. For a person without previous knowledge, a preparation of 6 to 8 months will be necessary. And for others with prior knowledge about 5 months will be enough.

All this investment of time will only be fruitful if you work hard with at least 8 hours a day. Try to work smart to optimize your time.

I used Gradeup in my preparation, it has free and premium content and they are both equally good. Try to decide for yourself.

All the best !!!

Maybe and maybe not, it all depends on your preparation strategy and your power of understanding to learn it and remember it in the long run. To get a good ranking, you need to study at least 11-12 hours a day. Plan the routine precisely and, most importantly, stick with it seriously.

Buy good study material to help you throughout the exam. I would suggest notes4u. Study material is available and the quality of the handwritten notes is good. You can give it a try.

Please take note of your syllabus, divide it into strong and weak subjects. Start with a weak one and then go for strong themes. In one day, study 2-3 sub

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Maybe and maybe not, it all depends on your preparation strategy and your power of understanding to learn it and remember it in the long run. To get a good ranking, you need to study at least 11-12 hours a day. Plan the routine precisely and, most importantly, stick with it seriously.

Buy good study material to help you throughout the exam. I would suggest notes4u. Study material is available and the quality of the handwritten notes is good. You can give it a try.

Please take note of your syllabus, divide it into strong and weak subjects. Start with a weak one and then go for strong themes. In one day, study 2-3 subjects and practice general skills.

Working hard is extremely important if you really plan to do well on a particular exam. It can really help you a lot. So make sure you spend at least 11-12 hours studying. Studying everything never helps. Studying what else is required the most help.

Assess yourself from time to time by taking mock tests every day. Performs a lot of mock tests. It can help you achieve your goals. Studying each and every one but you are practicing less then it can be detrimental. Go through several series of tests.

All the best

Short answer: it
depends on what "a good score" is. But do your best!

Long answer: I
had the same question (or doubt that I could say in the worst case) while studying in the last year of B.Tech. So I thought, 'If we have to think anyway, why not think optimistically?' Then I took it in my mind. I had 30 days left for the GATE test.
Some of my classmates and even some of my close friends opposed me, demotivated me, and ridiculed me (which I cannot forget in my entire life). But I kept going. I believed myself when no one else did.
The results were declared. I was AIR 419 GATE

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Short answer: it
depends on what "a good score" is. But do your best!

Long answer: I
had the same question (or doubt that I could say in the worst case) while studying in the last year of B.Tech. So I thought, 'If we have to think anyway, why not think optimistically?' Then I took it in my mind. I had 30 days left for the GATE test.
Some of my classmates and even some of my close friends opposed me, demotivated me, and ridiculed me (which I cannot forget in my entire life). But I kept going. I believed myself when no one else did.
The results were declared. I went AIR 419 GATE CS - 2014 (no training, just self-study) in just one month of dedication! Those who had opposed, demotivated and ridiculed, now followed me. It was a moment of euphoria.
In short, you lose the shot 100% if you don't. Go. Just apply it. Live those 180 minutes like never before. Whatever the outcome, don't get depressed about failure or excited about success.
So start the preparation and don't think about the results. Just do it!
All the best!!

Time matters to some extent, but if you're a hard worker and more focused on your goal, then time doesn't matter.

I want to share a story from one of my friends sachin mangal

He graduated (B. Tech) from DTU in 2017. In the third year he joined the weekly GATE training on Saturdays and Sundays, since the rest of the days he also has to attend college. He had to get up early in the morning at 6am and travel a lot since the institute is far from his university and return to his university at night at 8pm. And seriously, he worked hard for his goal and scored 82.12 points and secured AIR 114.

And now it has p

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Time matters to some extent, but if you're a hard worker and more focused on your goal, then time doesn't matter.

I want to share a story from one of my friends sachin mangal

He graduated (B. Tech) from DTU in 2017. In the third year he joined the weekly GATE training on Saturdays and Sundays, since the rest of the days he also has to attend college. He had to get up early in the morning at 6am and travel a lot since the institute is far from his university and return to his university at night at 8pm. And seriously, he worked hard for his goal and scored 82.12 points and secured AIR 114.

And now they placed it in one of the reputed IOCL companies.

So do your best!

All the best!!!

Thanks and regards

As a senior, you have a lot on your plate. You had to focus on academics and also on the GATE test. As a senior, you had covered most of the syllabus. You have almost 7 months to complete your syllabus, review it, and take mock tests. Therefore, create a strategy for its preparation as follows:

Before starting the exam, I suggest you visit the official GATE site and read everything that is beneficial. After that, consult your syllabus and analyze which subject you know very well and which you don't.

Gather 5-6 question papers from the previous year and discuss

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As a senior, you have a lot on your plate. You had to focus on academics and also on the GATE test. As a senior, you had covered most of the syllabus. You have almost 7 months to complete your syllabus, review it, and take mock tests. Therefore, create a strategy for its preparation as follows:

Before starting the exam, I suggest you visit the official GATE site and read everything that is beneficial. After that, consult your syllabus and analyze which subject you know very well and which you don't.

Gather 5-6 question papers from the previous year and review them. Buy good study materials. I bought my material on notes4u. You can also look once.

Make a study routine, give at least 10–11 hours. Complete your syllabus before 2 months of the GATE exam. Start with the easy subject and then hard. Revision is significant for any exam, whether it is academics or preparation. Give one day to revision in the week so that you revise whatever you studied in that week.

After completing the syllabus, give as many mock tests and analyze them properly. Give test and analyze- this should be the routine of 1 to 1.5 months.

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