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How Can I Prepare for the GATE Exam?

How Can I Prepare for the GATE Exam?

  • April 26, 2024
  • Posted By : Oswaal Books

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in India) is one of the most coveted examinations in the country. It comprises 29 disciplines from which an aspirant can choose and grow in their career. 

It is an online All India Online Test which is organized for aspirants preparing for Masters or Postgraduate Engineering or analysis courses at top Institutes like IITs, IITSs, NIT's. 

IIT handles the entire exam and is administered by the GATE community.

The 3 hours exam is conducted online once in a year in a MCQ format. The exam is in english. Let's walk through the exam pattern, syllabus, exam paper, marketing scheme. The candidate has to answer 65 questions out of a total 100 marks. Types of questions differ from stream to stream.

Preparing for the GATE Exam can be a challenging task, but with the right approach and strategy, it can be conquered. Here are some tips that can help you prepare effectively. 

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1- Get familiar with Exam Pattern & Syllabus 

The first step is to understand the structure and the syllabus. GATE is divided into 2 sections - General Aptitude & Subject Specific Section. The General Aptitude section carries 15% of the total marks, and the subject-specific section carries 85%. The syllabus varies for each engineering field you are applying for. Make sure to thoroughly review the syllabus for the chosen field. 

2- Make a Study Routine

A well-structured study plan is crucial for effective preparation. Break Down the syllabus into smaller parts and allocate time for each part based on its difficulty level and your comfort with the topic. Your study plan must also include regular revision and practice tests. 

3- Study from the Best Books & Notes 

Refer to the standard books for preparation. They not only help you to prepare better and get your concepts clear but also provide in-depth knowledge. Some popular books for GATE are Oswaal Books and preparation material. 


4- Practice Previous Year Question Papers 

Oswaal Books Previous Year Question Papers will give the candidate a clear idea about the exam - its difficulty level, topics covered, types of questions frequently asked. It also helps with the accuracy and speed. 

5- Solve Mock Test Papers 

Mock test papers help assess your preparation level and identify your strengths and weaknesses. They mirror the real exam and give confidence.

6- Revision 

Make Mind Maps and notes so that it's easier for you to revise and recall the concepts and all that you have learned.

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7- Stay Healthy 

Take care of your health, take regular breaks, eat a clean and balanced diet and exercise. 

Do not forget to take care of yourself. The exam can stress you so meditate regularly and be surrounded by a support group.

We wish you All The Best!

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