How to prepare for gate, With the application procedure coming to an end for Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE), it’s high time candidates start preparing themselves for the test.
With the application procedure coming to an end for Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE), it’s high time candidates start preparing themselves for the test.
To be held on January 31st, February 1st, 7th, 8th, and 14th the next year, GATE 2015 is one of the toughest entrances exams for engineering graduates who wish to pursue higher studies in the country, or get a government job.
The test paper for all streams will contain 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions belonging to the General Aptitude (GA) section carry 15 marks.
Apart from streams with codes, AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, and XL, all the other streams will have 15 percent of the total marks for Engineering Mathematics, and General Aptitude. The remaining 70 percent of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
For streams with codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, and XL, 85 percent of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
The GATE 2015 question papers will have two types of questions- MCQs and Numerical answer questions.
Tips to prepare for the exam
– Because you need to be prepared well and according to the pattern of the exam, make sure you are thorough with the pattern and distribution of marks.
– Preparation time for the test is subjective and depends on a number of factors such as your knowledge of the subjects, areas which you need to work on more, fundamentals that need revising time and again, and of ‘course increasing your concentration level.
– The best way to prepare is to allot each subject a particular period of time and practice questions only from the reference books. Because the reference books also contain solutions to problem, you can always cross check and keep up the practicing at the same time.
– Create a list of subjects and prioritize them based on the marks allotted to them. For example, if you are/were not good at Engineering Mathematics, pick up a lesson and practice at least 10 sums of different types, apart from working on your stream subject.
– It is quite possible that you may not be able to complete the whole syllabus, suggested for the test. So, make sure the time you’re devoting to the topics, turns out to be fruitful.
– Maintain a practice book, so that you don’t have to dig into the solution book, for a last minute revision.
– Lastly, try not straining yourself at the last minute, as stress could make you lose out on what you’ve practiced for a long time.