GATE Preparation

GATE 2014 Preparation Guide

As M.Tech admissions 2013 are coming to close, few students started looking for next year’s battle. Few of them either could not make it big in last year’s GATE exam and few of them are just trying to knock it for the first time. In spite of changes in GATE 2014, in this post, I would like to bring a complete guide and timely help to students with best possible official information.

I recommend you to book mark this page, subscribe to InI and like us on facebook to get all updates related to GATE 2014 preparations. I with the help of other students give almost all the updates right from notification to M.Tech admissions in 2014 in one place with complete authenticity. You can refer to previous guides, GATE 2013 preparation Guide for more details.

This guide would help you to stay focused all over the year till you finish you reach the exam center and M.Tech admissions. I also write few personal posts to help you gain the lost focus because of continues studies that will remind your task in next one year and help you maintain the focus and speed.

The guide for GATE 2014 would cover the following topics.

GATE 2014 Notification

GATE 2014 Notification or GATE Advertisement
GATE 2014 important Dates
GATE syllabus or GATE 2014 Syllabus For all engineering streams
Eligibility For GATE
How Many Times One Can Appear For GATE Exam?
Can I Use Calculator in GATE Exam?
Pre-Final Year Students Exclusion And Future Of GATE Exam
Want To Change GATE 2014 Exam City??
Check Your GATE 2014 Admit Card Online

GATE study material

A great list of Study material collected from different sources like coaching centers and student surveys on this site.
GATE Video Lectures and Video Tutorials
GATE Study Material for different branches

GATE Coaching Centers

We conducted the survey for three months about recommended coaching centers in India. The result is now compiled in one page please visits GATE Coaching Centres in India

Students GATE Forums

Forums started by students in social networking sites like Orkut, facebook etc. If you are moderator and have a good number of students in your forum please contact me at [email protected] , We will definitely promote your community and group. (if you are some website owner, coaching center, or some commercial vendor for GATE lectures or online lectures and started a community or page (please do not bother yourself to contact). We have an awesome community that answers you questions. Please visit inspire n ignite Q&A for your doubts.

GATE 2013 Analysis and cutoffs

Once M.Tech admissions in 2012 are over, I will try to make a complete GATE Cutoff lists as I made in GATE 2009 Cutoff scores and GATE 2010 cutoffs posts. If official source of information is not available we need to think about alternate ways make this list possible. Also refer to below articles for more information about previous years GATE.
Number of Students appeared in GATE 2011
GATE 2011 Qualifying marks
Top or highest Marks in GATE 2011
Top Marks in GATE 2012
How Much GATE Score Or Percentile Is Required To Get Into IITs For M.Tech?
GATE Cutoff For IITs 2013
GATE Cutoffs for NITs 2012

GATE preparation tips

If GATE 2014 have drastic changes we will have a full length series of videos on how to make good strategy crack GATE 2014. If there are no too many changes the you will get some good interviews from GATE toppers of 2013. Also you will receive a monthly motivational reminder letter from Zahid.

Few article I wrote for GATE preparation are blow but this list will grow with real life example to work on GATE preparation. Do subscribe for updates.
How to start preparing for GATE
How to manage time for GATE preparation
What Are We Doing On This Weekend!!!
We Have A Box And It’s All Up To Us What We Fill In
Time Is The Most Valuable Thing Man Can Spend: How Did You Spend 2010?
Five Months To Go For GATE 2012 ‘Only’
How to Prepare For GATE With One Month to Go
All We Need For GATE Preparation

GATE 2013 Results and analysis for admissions

As of now PSUs are offering great opportunities through GATE. I hope in future there will be many more companies offer jobs through GATE exams. This definitely going to add huge competition and a reason to prepare well for GATE.
PSUs Offering Recruitment through GATE 2013
PSU Jobs Through GATE 2014

GATE 2014 Results and analysis for admissions

A complete analysis of GATE 2013 Results will be posted, once the results are announced.

M.Tech Admissions 2014

A list of M.Tech admission notification in all IITs, NITs, IIITs and Top universities, same as last year, M.Tech admissions 2013, will be made available to all the students.
M.Tech admission Schedule or Calendar
M.Tech Admissions 2014

Making of GATE 2015 preparation Guide

This GATE preparation guide is the result of one few years of experience with post GATE situation. Hope we learn more in 2014 and make a better Guide for GATE 2015 preparations.
Expected Changes in GATE 2015

I will be updating each section as soon as we make complete details about it. We are in the process of making it happen and request all of you to actively participate in surveys and polls to give as accurate and helpful as possible information to the students who are coming from the path we already traveled.

I expect a similar support from a wide student community across the nation and request all of you to share with your friends, juniors, and classmate. On the same time please constantly support the bigger community with the information and experience you have.

I wish you all a great luck and bright future ahead.


  1. ANAS

    Dear friends plz help me in knowing the websites that provide free MCQ’s of GATE-EC all PSU’s related,daily on my email.

  2. Jonshon

    Engineers Institute of India provides all details of gate exam i.e. gate 2014 notification, gate 2014 application form last date, gate 2014 exam date

  3. Prasanna

    I did BE in ECE, Now I am working in software field. I want to do MTech in computer science. Is it possible to attend GATE exam through computer science stream? Basically I was a Electronics and communication student. But I have more knowledge in computer science only by working experience. Please clarify me?

  4. monika gehi

    I am doing job in IT company wants to give gate this year.. and also wants to clear exam so that can get good college for further study.. guide me properly

  5. Vikas B A

    Hey Zahid, this blog is very good on it’s complete focus on GATE preparation. I too have been going through a online test series conducted by GATEForum. Of late, I have managed to get an AIR of 50. What would you suggest, that would help me to zero in on the single digit ranking? How would this reflect upon during the actual GATE exam?

  6. aaranya

    I am doing 2nd ece how I prepare for gate from now?

  7. rajan


  8. Swati

    I am preparing for GATE 2014 exam. I found this online course for online GATE preparation. Please let me know if this is good.

  9. santosh narayan rathod

    hi dear sir con you tell about m tech admission or elgibility needed degree

  10. minakshi

    sir,I am in final year now.I want a suggestion from you for preparation for gate 2014.Only three months are remaining and i have not at all any planning for gate exam.Please sir suggest your advice to me.

  11. G.Sarath Chandra

    Hello sir,
    i am from mechanical branch.
    i am unable to plane for GATE 2014 .
    Pls tell me how i need to plan for my GATE.
    as I am in final year sir.i could not balance study time for gate.
    my college times are 7am to 6pm.pleas help me,in plane my schedule for gate2014 and i need your guidence in general aptitude and engg mathematics for gate 2014.i have touch in core subjects.
    Hoping my dreamss come true.sir plzzzzzz help me.i am confused from wear to start and will be help full if you say standed text book to follow for core subjects for mechanical branch in gate 2014.

  12. gaurav

    sir i am in 2nd sem ece student want prepare for gate.can i take online coaching as there is no coaching centre availble at my city. is it will usable?? if yes then which coaching should i join.

  13. Sriram

    Whether M.Sc Mathematics with Gate score in computer science are eligible for computer science in IIT’s or non IIT’s(good institution).

    Please reply.




    i am Gowthami from tamilnadu. I completey dedicated this year for gate exam. my stream is BE CIVIL i need to get enterance in IISc in bangalore how much effort i need to put for that and please send me the schedules of preparing and suggest me to get best materials for preparing…..

  15. namita

    i have filled the online application form 2014…..but on taking the printout of the application form…it was black and white….moreover…for the sticking of the photo…my photo was passport size…i.e.3×4 cm….can my form be rejected???

    i called at the gate help….but it seems it is busy all the time..

    Please provide me with necessary information

    Best regards,
    Namita Chandra

  16. navin

    hi sir,
    am in plan of taking GATE 2015 as i am doing 3rd year B.E. civil, in my case its must to pursue a good score in GATE cos its necessary to do M.arch which basically needs GATE score!!!! though i planned to go to GATE classes , am very week with my foundation!!! really i dont know wat to do now !!! am in need of HELP!!!!
    frnds help me with what u can….my email ID [email protected]
    hoping for best!!!

  17. Jackie

    Refer the videos here for preparation
    Very helpful

  18. kirti

    An inspiring blog for students and candidates who are going to give the test of GATE . Keep up the good work.
    I just had one doubt , is FX991ES or FX991ES PLUS calculator allowed during exam ??


    sir,do we need to study standard books for gate or only coaching notes is enough to succeed in the gate exam.

  20. Atul

    Really nice blog for students and candidates who are going to give the test of GATE 2014. These are very useful tips and guidelines for students. I hope that students will find them useful. Thanks for sharing these useful articles about GATE Exam.

  21. dharmesh

    hello friends i want to start get preparation now can any body share me good material for it i am in computer brance.i tottally dont know from where to start study, plz help me my mail address is [email protected]

  22. dharmesh

    hello friends i want to start get preparation now can any body share me good material for it i am in computer brance.i tottally dont know from where to start study, plz help me

  23. Sameer Ali

    Zahid Bhai I want to know whether a person with nominal percentage can get in to IIT with good performance in gate plssss reply dying for it

    1. ashfaque

      As far as I know all IITs require only 60% on his/ her Degree, and the GATE performance is the main thing for your entry to IIT (of course some IITs have interviews)

      NB: I have only 67% in my

      1st year @ IITB

  24. vini

    hello sir…
    i had one backlog in the 1st semister….But i have cleared in the 2nd semister only…Now i am in final year ….but my question is …Should i submit any form or sign from principal to the gate website?

  25. Mayur vinayak

    Hello i have done a mistake in filling the form.
    I got my final semester results yesterday and i got a backlog which i was totally not expecting.
    And because of that i have mentioned myself as a graduate in my gate application form.
    I have already completed all the process of the gate online application and even the payment is done.
    can u please tell me a solution to this ??


    Sir i have completed my BE in Electronics and Telecommunication field in Aug 2013 from University of Pune.I am interested to give Gate2014 exam.But i don’t have degree certificate right now & this document is require to submit along with the application form.Can I attach Mark sheet of my Final Semester with the Application Form.So please suggest me any alternative document…

  27. abi

    Hello sir,
    i am eager in taking GATE 2014 .
    Pls tell me how i need to plan for my GATE.
    I have completely dedicated this full year for the preparation of GATE.
    Hoping my dreamss come true.

  28. Bhavin Patel

    Hello sir,
    I am Bhavin Patel From Ahmedabad Gujarat..i am in final year of MCA..and i want to attain GATE 2014(Feb.) exam…i am doing job as junior software developer..but i have a problem that is i have sufficient time for preparation??? should i join any classes??? can i prepare at home my self?? from where i can get study materials?? what should i do for pass the coming exam please suggest me some solution so i can……i will be heartily thankful to email is [email protected]

    i request all other people who have knowledge about GATE exam please mail me study materials and suggestion through mail…please..

  29. kalpesh

    dear brothers stop researching u have 5mnth which is enough… seriously studying 8 hour a day full dedication.. “made easy” book is enough to solve previous papers.. and core book for refrences.. buy any of gate coaching material its also very helpful to clear doubts and numericals

  30. anand bharadwaj

    sir I am studying 3rd year im me,suggest me how to prepare for my gate 2015 and tell me that what subject can i give most preference and what is the best gate score & rank to get a site best nits with best specializations.can i take coaching after my 3rd year(summer coaching) ,is it really helpful.
    please clarify my doubts which give me a best view

  31. balaji

    I am studying 3rd year BE CSE.can i write gate 2014.please reply me

  32. siva

    Anyone intrested in aerospace pls contact to this email
    [email protected]
    And pls share ur preparation with me, THANKS

  33. Vikesh Rana

    One more problem is that yet I have not start my preparation

  34. Vikesh Rana

    helo sir/ mam I m from mech engg. final year now I m very serious for my career point of view. I want to qualify gate with higher rank but I am
    getting puzzle that how to start my preparation so kindly guide me and tell me a best way of preparation.

  35. Shree

    the GATE 2014 is gonna be two paper exam or a single paper of 65 ques??

  36. Sumukh

    Hello sir, I’m taking gate for the first time after my completion of BE (2009-2013) in five months of constant preparation sufficient to get a good rank??

  37. ramesh

    hii sir ,i am ramesh,and i belong to ece branch,but i have an urge to do mtech in cs it possible to do so?and how is the competetion for cs in gate..thank you

  38. harish

    Iam from mechanical department now iam preparing for gate i dont go any coaching instututes i would like to how to prepare gate exam please give me some idea about this
    i want some materials about gate mechanical send to my email.

    thankyou sir

  39. kasthuri

    i’m from eee dept. now i’m preparing for gate. going for coaching in gate academy. i ve 5 months only for preparation. how will i finish the subjects and can u give me some guidance and howmuch time i want to spend for preparation daily.

  40. smita paul

    sir,i have completed B.Tech in IT in 2013.I am unplaced and as the market condition is poor i am thinking of writing GATE for the first time in 2014.but have not started any preparation till,is it possible to score good in just 5 months without any coaching classes like gate forum or made easy?

  41. sindu

    am from eee .coaching is from aug to january in ace institute.can u tell me the important subjects and the way of time management.plz

  42. sindu

    am sindu.completed my with 86% and just qualified in gate in final year.after that i suffered a lot from pleural effusion in i hav 6 months of time.whether it is sufficient for gate preparation in ace.

  43. Shelly

    hello sir ..
    m from computer science and background and i want to prepare for gate 2014
    can you please tell me which branch should i join in hauz khas
    1. eingineering institute of india
    2. ies academy
    3. made easy

    please tell me .. i need t join my coaching asap

    1. vino

      dont worry.many coaching centres provide correspondence classes.if u go with them,they will provide all the materials and e-lecture cd to you.they will be providing online mock test can crack the exam.


    Iam P.Ravikiran reddy iam in final year btech in c.s.e branch firstly i dont know about importance of gate exam due to lake of information in our envirnoment finally i found that importance of gate exam i very fashionate to write gate exam and get good rank but i have one fear that i heard that gate is tough exam in india so many prepared it for 1year and more than it but iam not started it hardly i have a 6 month for next coming gate 2014 exam so this 6months is enough to get good rank tell me ra if you say yes i try to put my level best for prepartion no then plz say alternate way sir plz plz rply me sir


    sir,iam from eee, i have not yet started the preparation for GATE…due to some reasons i cant concentraed till nw…please tell me how to prepare from now..iam eagerly waiting for ur fast reply….

  46. karthik

    hi sir,
    I am karthik from ece ept.,im looking forward for GATE,so Kindly send any preparation guide and notes through my mail Thanks in advance.


  47. pavan kumar

    thank u

  48. sangeeta yadav

    i’m in big confusion…plz help me….i dropped a year after ma btech nd got 1060 rank in gate (general catagory) nd got instrumentation in nit warangal(mtech)…but i want to prepare for IES 1 more year…nd want to drop for 1 more year…sir plz suggest me…will it b right decision to drop 1 more year…or shud i go for….plz rly as soon as possible…thanx….:)

  49. Rishabh jain

    sir, I am in 3rd year of
    and i want to start self preparation for GATE, i just dont know how and where to start,which book to prefer. so please help me.

  50. priyanka

    i am in 7th sem ece interested to crack gate help me out to prepare from now.what all steps i need to cover in my schedule

  51. anisha goswami

    Hello sir i m Anisha goswami from civil branch. sir please help me to prepare for my gate exam. i want u please guide me by telling important topics, questions, and tacks to solve gate questions.sir please please help me


    Hi Shruti, as i think that you have sufficient time to crack GATE 2014 with high score,,, Just remember one thing that “There is no substitute of Self Study”,, what happen if you could not go to Made Easy Delhi,, although its very gud coaching, but you shud try to check out the list of top ranker’s of GATE every year,, although a lot from Made Easy, Delhi, but not every one,,, & if those who don’t join made easy, they can then why not you,,, nd if u think that u need coaching then you can do two things,,, first of all join Made Easy’s or Gate Forum’s online course,,, nd buy the hand written notes of Made Easy,,, there is a shop in Kalu Sarai, Delhi, Near Made Easy Building,,, which sell the xerox copy of best hand written notes of every subject taught in Made Easy,,,
    I think, its phone no. is 011-26524330 / 011-26534330…….

    I think this info can help you,,,
    Sarvesh Srivastava,
    [email protected]

  53. vaishnavi

    hai sir,i am frm eee and just completed 3rd yr. can u guide me hw to prepare gate in home without any teacher’s guidance.

  54. shruti agarwal

    sir, i’m very nervous. ive not started my preparartions yet. i m from cs branch. can i crack GATE 2014 by studying at my home only without the heil of any teacher..?? i couldnt go delhi to join made easy this year and now i’ve lost my hope. 🙁 please someone motivate me.. 🙁

    1. Vivek

      Its never too late Shruti. Keep up your hope. Made-easy is not the only way to crack GATE..

    2. Vishal

      Oye Why u worry so much? go n watch some good motivational movies like Bhaag mikha bhaag.. 🙂 :)… Coming to your point…TO clear the GATE exam u dont need any kind of coaching class…what u need to is good deep understanding of basics..Ek dum mast Confidence…Coaching classes can provide you only the books materials..but they wont make u understand concepts all you have to do is by OWN…So i suggest start preparations by your basic books..then once u understand the concepts go for some Reference books….i’m gonna help u lot….Cheer up..Bhaago… 🙂

    3. gowtham

      if u concentrate very well for 5 mounts,it is very easy to crack GATE2014. u dong well with google brother….

    4. Mike

      Hey Idiot better focus on what you want than begging for motivation on internet.
      If you cant crack GATE in 2014, then its not end of your life, don,t think of any other shit…just prepare for it and appear for exam.
      You just have to give your best shot.

    5. Meera

      if u need guidence there is no need of coaching like made easy u can go to any of tha available coaching in ur area. one of my friend did so n passed by all her fellow mate who were preparing in the so called made easy. so all u need is to believe in youself not in some renowened coaching.

    6. abhi

      yes u can…i am also trying this year… u can take good postal course if u want…and prepare by your own with confidence and postive mind…nothing is impossibe…

    7. Rahul

      Yes you can crack GATE without joining coaching institute.
      I am also from CS and have cleared GATE twice with preparations in Home
      Problem :
      I was not able to stick to plan to cover all the subjects.
      ( Well it is not stopping me to try once again , this time hope to go through all subjects 🙂 )

      Some ideas
      1. Make plan to cover/understand the subjects
      And for plan details, please check INI – GATE 2011 Preparation: A Complete Guide
      2. Solve previous years papers. Really Important!
      3. And have a good amount of days for Revision before exam.

      Good details of planning/suggestion for books for CS is also available at ( Google ) Floating Points GATE By Jay Mahadeokar

      One benefit of Coaching I can say is : they stick to their plan and in turn so do we.

  55. Google Boy

    Hi Zahid,

    Actually this is the post I am looking for…

    As er your instruction I have subscribed to all your channels..

    Hope to get some great tips and guides for my preparation.!!
    Thanks a ton..!

  56. varun

    sir , can i know the eligibilite for GATE exam , do they require the percentage of BE from 1st sem or not and tell me the reference books for GATE exam for ECE branch , sir plz reply to my mail ([email protected])

  57. Amrita

    Any one plz guide me how 2 start preparation for GATE 2014 ..

    I am from 2011 ECE batch. After 2yrs working in software industry i want 2 do my mtech.

  58. Charu

    I want to know whether degree of MCA through distance education will be considerable eligibility for admission in M.Tech computer science or software engineering in regular mode.

  59. Bidur

    Does any one Have the solution of Introduction to computer theory by Daniel I.cohen ….

  60. Prashanth

    According to the tender notice for the gate 2014, the exam will be computer based for all the papers

  61. manimegalai

    I am finished my Msc i want to do study Phd in iit madras. so i want to write the gate exam. i need tips and metrial for maths.

  62. Nirmal

    Anybody Interested in sharing resources and ideas or doubts on cracking GATE CSE contact me @ [email protected]
    Only aspirants who are really targeting iits or iisc…..

  63. sinha

    Hello sir , I have one curious question… plz reply .
    Im appearing for gate 2014 through PH QUOTA (applyin1st time , dnt in JEE) ..
    My stream is Chemical engineering…
    As per ur post say der r 277 seats in all over IIT for CH , and 3% reservation means around 8-9 seats… and from some past recent year data ony 9 students could qualify through PH in gate ( not sure abt data , collected it from sevrl websites) ..
    Dey just qualified , means more den 75%ile..??…or more den 17 or 18 marks(i.e. cut off for SC ST) in GATE…

    Sir, do u think its all true , means CRACKING GATE TOO EASY FOR ME ..???
    Im good in study , started studying 19days ago , done with mass transfer…
    Sir wat marks I should get to come under top 100 AND top 10 …

    Plz reply soon….
    Thank you sir..

    1. sinha

      Somebody reply plz , im still waiting

  64. ankireddy narendra

    sir i have a doubt there is a chance of getting stifund for the another……i mean if i did in one specialization after completion of that i again joined with another specialization with newly obtained gate rank there is chance of getting stifund or not?

  65. LABANI

    sir now i have completed my 6th sem and planing to appear GATE 2014 and i need GATE notification ,,how will i get?

  66. Jay

    Thank You Sir…!!

  67. rakesh

    hello sir, i have been watching your updates for past 10 months. now i have given my final 8 sem exams. even though i couldn’t crack GATE 13,your updates and guidance have kept me alert all the time.As i see myself my learing curve has been increasing. now i’m continuing my preparation for GATE 2014. thanks for all the effort you have taken in providing such notifications.

  68. Chans

    I am 2012 passout. I have done my bachelors in computer science engineering. Now I would like to pursue in Computer science. I would like you to suggest me how to prepare for GATE-2014. And I also need some encouragement so that it would help me to prepare well.


  69. BIKRAM


    check these 2 blogs

  70. varun

    i have got less than 60% in
    will i be elligible for iit’s

  71. nikita

    Sir i came 2 knw abt changes in gate 2014 so plz post abt dis also……….thanx 4 ur guidence sir………

  72. rahul

    please give 2014 GATE paper pattern… it true that GATE pre and GATE advanced both will taken from 2014 itself or from next year ..?


    sir, i have heard that GATE2014 has preliminary test before we taking the actual test……..whether it is true or mere rumour…..And please give a detail about PSU Jobs Through GATE 2014………………………

  74. Harshad Joshi

    Thanks Zahid

  75. joy

    What I have heard GATE 2014 will be divided into 2 parts 1st one includes 1>physics 2>chemistry 3>environmental science .The 2nd part is based upon individual streams like the previous years

  76. Akshay Jindal

    Thanks sir for info :).
    I am ECE passout but planning to give gate exam in CS branch this year. I am working in software field from last 2 years and want to do m-tech in computer science only.
    Please suggest me how i should start preparing for the same?

  77. soumya

    i have failed in one subject in 3rd sem..will it matter at the time of mtech admission in any top institute ..

    1. Zahid

      No it doesn’t matter. You need pass all subjects when you reach out admissions.

  78. Vageesha JM

    Zahi bahi thanks am one of the 2014 aspirant.. after two years gap, job again Studies am excited. just need an energy to achieve..

    1. Sanjeeva kumar

      Dear Vageesha JM,
      Nothing is impossible, you can do it.
      Cracking gate with good score will help you to change life with existing, lot many opportunities will get open thru, PSU,IES,Mtech colleges, respect in society, etc..all the best

  79. Bharath

    Thanks for info Zahid sir 🙂 ,

    sir i’m going to give my 6th sem exam this month , and joining gate coaching classes in 7th sem , is gate academy good or some other coaching centers are good ( in the sense Faculty’s ) i live in B’lore


      Any institute is good as long as you are thorough with the basics, Bharath. You are starting at the right time, do well. 🙂 Good Luck, go ahead.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *