The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or simply GATE Exam is an All-India online exam conducted by for the engineering candidates to test their aptitude and Math skills on the subjects of technology, engineering, architecture and much more. Every year, the joint GATE committee consisting of several faculty members from the IIS and the IIT’s coordinate this examination at different centers in India. The IIT Roorkee coordinates the GATE exam for the year 2017.
GATE is a national level exam which regulates the students to seek admissions into different postgraduate courses and programs in the institutes which are centrally funded. This is a highly cut-throat exam for most of the candidates as we can see a various number of students coming from different cities across the country appearing for this exam. Hence the students need to make a thorough preparation to get good scores, before appearing for the examination.
The scores or ranks obtained by the candidate in the GATE exam is used for pursuing admissions to the Post Graduate Programs such as ME, MS, M.Tech, Direct Ph.D. in different institutes like the IITs as well as the IISc along with some financial aid offered by the Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD). The PSU or the Public Sector Units also use the scores of GATE exam for recruiting the candidates for various jobs such as teaching, etc with attractive remittances.
Why is GATE Exam Important?
The GATE examination is important as it provides a number of beneficial factors for the students, especially for the engineering graduates. Qualifying in GATE exam gives a various form of lucrative options to get placements in various reputed organizations and companies with attractive packages. Several public sector units such as NTPC, IOCL, BHEL, BARC recruit candidates on the basis of their GATE exam ranking or score.
Preparation Tips for the to Crack Gate Exam 2017
Every year the level of competition for the GATE exam is increasing. Therefore apart from dedication and hard work, a proper study plan and strategy needs to be put for this exam for scoring a good ranking. Here are some preparation tips and ideas on how to crack the GATE exam 2017. Take a look at them.
Know the Pattern and Syllabus of Exam
Make sure you go through the syllabus and pattern of the exam once, before starting your exam preparation. Highlight and focus on the topics which are important in the GATE syllabus. Knowing the pattern of the exam helps you to get an idea on the topics, subjects, answering modes in the exam and also assists you in developing a good study preparation plan.
Understand the Basic and Fundamental Concepts
Master the concepts which you are weak about, such as the topics concerning with Geometry Formulas, Trigonometry equations, etc. Aim to solve practice problems and quizzes so that you get perfect and understand the difficult concepts.
Refer to Previous Year question papers
Go through the earlier years question papers along with the CBSE sample papers. Referring to old question papers will give you an idea on what type of questions can be expected in the examination.
Collect Good books and Study Materials
Select proper books and study materials for the exam such as the NCERT Books. These books give complete information of all the topics and subjects on the examination. These books also give question papers along with solutions giving you a complete knowledge on the subjects.
Managing time is very important, not only in the case of GATE exam but other competitive exams as well. Time management helps you in saving your time in the exams so that you improve your accuracy and speed of solving the problems in the exam.
Make Proper Revision and Practice Mock Tests for GATE Exam Preparation
Practice makes a man perfect. Yes, this is undoubtedly true, because practicing and revising helps you in getting perfect in all the weaker areas of subjects. Conduct regular mock tests and make self-evaluation on daily basis.
Assess your Abilities
To get a good final score in the exam, one has to minimize the use of time spent for reading and need to understand and solve each of the questions. Apart from solving the questions, self-evaluation is also important to improve in the weaker subjects.
Apart from all the above points, the most important factor is to Keep your mind fresh and relaxed and keep up proper sleep before going to the examination. It helps you in recollecting the concepts and things during the exam hours.
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