Wednesday, January 31, 2018

With only a few days to go, these tips will help you crack the GATE

With only a few days to go, these tips will help you crack the GATE

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an All India Entrance Examination for admissions for M.Tech, M.E courses at the IITs, NITs, other reputed Tier 1 institutions and many private universities across the country. GATE 2018 is going to be conducted by IIT Guwahati this year for 23 papers on February 3, 4, 10 and 11 across eight sessions.
The mode of the examination is expected to remain the same as for GATE 2017. It is a computer-based exam and will be held for three hours. Virtual calculator will be provided during the online exam. There are 65 questions containing MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) and NAT Questions (Numerical Answer Type) for 100 Marks.
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This year, more than 50 PSUs are recruiting through the GATE-18 score. Some of the prominent PSUs that recruit via GATE Score are DRDO, BHEL, NTPC, PGCIL, IOCL, SAIL and BAARC. “To get good GATE score, one should have a very good command on technical subjects, as GATE strongly tests your knowledge in all technical areas. Also, to crack a PSU job through GATE, getting a good GATE score is not the only important component, you also need to have a deep insight into the subject as many PSUs have an interview round during their recruitment process,” says president of T.I.M.E. Institution, R .V. Reddy.
Here are some tips and strategies on “what to do?” and “what not to do?” in the last few days from the experts.
Don’t spend time going all over the topics again
This is not the time to start reading from the scratch. You need to go ahead with short notes and revise the practice questions and answers you have read before. One important advise to students is to figure out a way to find out about topics which were not covered by you at all. This can be done by looking at the synoptic note of the topic mentioned in the study material/textbook so that you can be in a position to answer if the question comes out as a direct question.
Easy subjects first
Start studying the subjects which is easier and prioritise them accordingly. The more you solve, the more you answer correctly, and this confidence will help you get energised to attempt the difficult questions too. This is important to keep your energy and excitement intact for cracking GATE.
Use short notes
Try and make short notes from the tutorials or common discussion forums or from any other study material. This will help you speed up your preparation, as notes don’t go into the details of the subject. This will therefore help you cover the essential concepts needed for the exam and thus save time.
Solve previous question banks
Try to solve as many papers as you can. If you are not able to solve or get the correct answers, go back to your notes or explanations and understand those from the study book and move on. Don’t stick to books which have vast explanation of topics.
Avoid the Internet
It is very common for students to search on the net and download the soft copies of the books and notes. These soft copies can be found easily, downloaded and shared. But the disadvantage with soft copies is that the Internet also has many other things to distract you like music, videos, chats and so on.
Don’t think too much, start working
If you think about all subjects you need to finish, you will feel the burden. Just plan out what you want to study today and be sincere and complete it the same day.
“Finally do not take too much stress or study late at night. Eating and sleeping on time will give you the much needed energy to put in your best during the exam. Relax on the final day and sleep early. Hard work never goes unpaid, so keep calm. All the best.” says Mr. Reddy.

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