How to prepare for GATE?

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is one of the most popular entrance exams in the country. Every year many engineering graduates enroll to find better opportunities, both in studies as well as for jobs.

Although many students apply every year, only some manage to get good scores and their desired positions. However, if you wish to do well in your GATE exams, then you will need some help and some tips to follow. But the first thing you need to keep in mind is that you will need a lot of determination. GATE exams are tough, and they require a lot of hard work. Make sure that you make up your mind about studying hard and performing well on the exams.

Here are some tips that will help you prepare for the GATE 2019 exams:

  • Allocate your time wisely
    If you are appearing for the exam, then you need to understand that you will need time to go through the syllabus. It is true that the GATE exam syllabus is quite wide and could come off as a humungous task. However, if you wish to do well in the exam, make sure that you manage your time wisely. Simply allocating four or five hours for studying will not cut it. Every student is different and the minds of every student are different as well. Find out how long does it take you to understand what you study and how you process the information. Once you do that, you will find that studying will become easier for you.
  • Know your strengths and weaknesses
    One of the biggest mistakes that students make is that they do not know what they want or how they intend to go about their studies. The first step in the correct direction should be a self-analysis. A student should understand what they are good at and what they are not.
    For GATE preparation, you should make it a point to find how long do you take to study, and which subjects you are good with. Once you do that, you will be able to plan out your studies.
  • Analyze the GATE syllabus
    You should make it a point to go through the studying material and the topics that are to be covered for the exam. Make note of the topics you need help with and the topics you know well. This should be done before you start your preparations. When you start your preparations, understand that you will have to cover everything before the exam date nears.
  • Make a table for reference
    One of the best tips that will help you make sure that you score well is to create a chart. You should make it a point to create a chart that helps you track your progress. Make a chart for every day, and make a note of what you have done for the day. Making a chart will allow you to concentrate on your daily activities and will help you to find a way to tackle your studies.
  • Create an environment to study
    For a student to do well in GATE exams, apart from studying they need to make sure that they have a space to study. Since the syllabus is quite expansive, a student should understand that they will need a quiet place to study. Other than this, as a student, you can also work out on your timelines, and study when you have next to no disturbances.
  • Manage time between work and play
    As the popular saying goes, “All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy,” make sure that you spend some time off your studies as well. Do not simply focus on your studies alone. Find time to enjoy with friends, to take some time off and to make sure that you find the time to exercise. A healthy mind will be able to retain what you study and will help you perform better in your exam. Also, make sure that you do not over-indulge in your fun times.
  • Make time to revise
    You should make sure that you set daily goals during your preparation time. Create a schedule and try your best to stick to it. Cover all the necessary topics before you appear for the exam. Give yourself at least 10 to 15 days for only revision. This will help you go through all of what you have studied and will help you to understand the concepts better.
  • Take some tests
    Apart from this, you should spend some time-solving practice tests and questions. Practicing what you have studied will help you to understand the portions that still need some work. Apart from this, practice tests will also help you to time yourself as well.

With the above-mentioned tips, you will find that preparing for GATE exams becomes easier.

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