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GATE exam:Tips & Tricks
The GATEway!The GATE exam is your gateway to Masters Degrees and Public Sector jobs in the fields of science and technology. Many students stop studying after B.Tech/B.E yet there are still many, many more that continue. As enrollments in GATE cross the 10 Lac mark, you need to study smart to make your mark. Here are some tips!
Choosing a SubjectThe first key step is making sure you chose the correct subject. From a total of 22 subjects only 1 can be chosen for the GATE exam so keep in mind:The subject is suitable for the course you have in mindThe subject is of your interest and capability
The Question PaperThe exam has 65 questions and 100 maximum marks. All papers have a common General Aptitude section. Questions are objective-type with Multiple Choice Questions and Numerical Answer questions. Negative marking is given on incorrect Multiple Choice Questions not on Numerical Answer questions.
TIPS!Study thoroughly from the official syllabus, questions can come from anywhereUnderstand the structure and type of questions in the examMake a study plan keeping time for topics you enjoy, do not enjoy and those that are scoring. Having a variety of topics to study in one day helps increase concentration.Attempt sample exam papers and previous exam papers to notice trends and increase speed.
...TIPS!Practice calculations on a calculator to increase your speed during exam (calculators are allowed during exams)Pay extra attention to questions you answer incorrectlyFocus on key conceptsMake small notes for important topics you are likely to forgetSolve questions from different booksKeep a list of formulae to revise from
...more TIPS!Practice chapter based self-tests to improve your weak areasAnswer carefully to avoid negative marking; if you are not confident about a question skip itRevise at least twicePrepare for the General Aptitude section thoroughly as it is simple and highly scoring
...few more TIPS!Practice online sample papers to get used to computer-based exam formatUse the last 15 days before the exam for rapid-fire question answers (answering questions to increase your speed).
Most importantly, stay cool, calm and confident!
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