GATE Preparation

How to Prepare For GATE With One Month to Go

As GATE exam is just a month around, most of the students started heating up for GATE exam. This is the time when students are done with their regular engineering exams and it’s time to get really serious about GATE. If someone misses this month or doesn’t get serious with preparation then cracking GATE would just be a nightmare.

With a short time to prepare for GATE, that consists of four years of engineering courses, it can be a really a confusing task. Even students preparing yearlong could be puzzled about their approach for preparing for GATE. In this post I tried to give my approach toward competitive exams specially at the verge of the exam.

I know most of the students think that saying it is easier than doing it. But remember that to be successful, doing and trying hard is more important than just keeping on thinking. With this post I call all of you to leave your beds for a month. Exhaust yourselves, work hard and stay focused for GATE. Believe me you will make it happen or at least you will feel great that you gave a sincere try.

If you want to do great in GATE then there are five essential things you need to follow at this moment.

  1. Easy subjects first
    When time is less for preparation, the best thing do is to start preparing with the subjects you feel easy about. As I mentioned in my earlier post that makes a priority of subjects when you have sufficient time to prepare and clear your doubts. If you analyze deeply, most of the subjects have almost the same weight age.
    Easy subjects will finish quickly and make you more confident. As soon as you finish a topic you will see more energy and excitement of cracking the GATE.
  2. Use Short notes
    Try to collect short notes, such as brilliant tutorials, GATE forums or some other study material. This will help you speed up your preparation, as the notes don’t go into every detail of the subject, cover the essential concepts needed for the exam and save time.
    Do follow only one note as different notes may use different analogy and may lead to confusion.
  3. Get Question banks
    Have a question bank or GATE questions’ answer book for sure. As soon as you finish a topic you can refer to different types of questions that can be asked. Don’t worry if you cannot solve all the questions. At least you will get an idea of the type of question you can expect and where do you stand.
  4. Previous year papers
    Every GATE aspirant must solve previous year question papers. First and foremost it gives an idea about the GATE question paper. Secondly, sometimes you may get some questions from previous papers.
  5. Avoid reading from soft copies
    It’s very common among student to search and download the soft copies of the books and notes. These soft copies can be easily found, downloaded and shared. But the disadvantage with soft copies is that you will read them on computer and can be easily distracted to other things like music, videos, internet … etc.
    It is always beneficial to make a hard copy of the important pages and avoid computer to concentrate well on the desired subject. You can also write down some important points if don’t want to have printed copy.
    The idea is to avoid all kind of distraction that prevents GATE preparation.

I would strongly recommend you to avoid all time wasters till the GATE exam. Time wasters can be TV, Movies, Music, Excessive Internet, Friends, and any other thing that consume your time without being beneficial for GATE preparations.

This is a part of GATE 2011 preparation guide. Do read other articles to know more about GATE and GATE preparations.

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92 Comments

  1. Aanshi

    can i get rank 1 with 1 month GATE preparation?

  2. sravan

    hi sir, my name is srvan i want crack gat mechanical science can u give tips for priorty table for chapters hope u reply me.

  3. subhamay roy

    i m appearing gate 2016 in mechanical engineering.i think it is very heard to get under 500 rank in one month preparation.may i can achive in one month preparation?

  4. domain racer

    i have only few days can i start study to crack gate.

    your topics is nice thank you for support

  5. khushi

    Sir I have completed my b. Tech. And sir I m very confused at time how’s study because sir because I have no idea how’s get strong technical part and very less Time

  6. HIMANSHU

    pallavi, cracking and getting a good AIR both are different things. Self study is alz beneficial. but u hav to make some short of notes, try to make notes with less nos of paper. And start dealing the subject that is more familiar , surely u will get the confidence. al d bst.

  7. Pallavi

    Hello sir,
    I am in b.tech agri.engg final year student .i am not up to start the study of get exam can i prepair our self to crack the GATE exam of 2015.Plz improve my confidance sir. suggested how to prepair fot it.

    1. VARUN KUMAR

      first analysis the previous GATE papers and mark them weightage of marks from each topics in an ascending order then
      make your short notes of CONCEPTS from standards books
      after that revise your notes apply the concept in the previous GATE papers and try to find out the weak areas
      ONLY SOLVE PREVIOUS GATE PAPERS AGAIN AND AGAIN 5-6 TIMES BEFORE YOUR GATE EXAM
      NOT TO SOLVE ANY MOCK TESTS OF ANY COACHING it causes you to trouble
      solving GATE papers is enough to get qualify gate with good percentile
      if u want practice mock tests then only practice mock tests that are given on the GATE official website when they are available
      GOD BLESS U;;;;;;;to your gate exam

    2. HIMANSHU

      pallavi, cracking and getting a good AIR both are different things. Self study is alz beneficial. but u hav to make some short of notes, try to make notes with less nos of paper. And start dealing the subject that is more familiar , surely u will get the confidence. al d bst.

  8. mayank golaviya

    Hii I m Mayank golaviya. I’m in 2nd year of mech.plz give me some advise for the preparation of gate. plz reply

  9. Sravanthi Pamarthi

    Hello Sir,
    I am pursuing final year engg and juz done wid my university exams . Sir i am really confused and tensed about gate2014 exams as i have just started with studies . Will it be possible to crack gate if i will study hard?? Please rpy wid ur suggestion m loosing ma confidence. But i really want to crack the test! whatr can i do, i don’t know how to manage the time, give me some suggestions plzzzzzzzzzz!

  10. swapnil bhardwaj

    Hello I am a b. Tech final year student of cs branch. If you know any course of duration upto 60 days for gate 2014 computer science in Delhi ncr starting from December or January please inform.

  11. lakshmi s

    I completed ec in btech.Now applied for gate 2014.Didnt started the preparation.Please give me sincere way to crack gate this time to get placed in iit or any gud institute .
    thanku sir

  12. Dipali

    Hello Sir,
    I am pursuing final year instrumentation engg and juz done wid my university exams . Sir i am really confused and tensed about gate2014 exams as i have just started with studies . Will it be possible to crack gate if i will study hard?? Please rpy wid ur suggestion m loosing ma confidence

  13. Piyush wankar

    Hello sir, I have completed my mechanical engineering in 2012 and since 1nhalf year was doing job n I wanted to prepare for gate 2014…. Please help me how to start n from where?

  14. ashish

    si, i am now in last yr up to now i not even read singe topic but i am attending GATE Forum classes seriously so my que. is that …now it is possible to crack the gate

  15. geetha

    I am third year engg(ECE) student
    I need to know how to start preparation for GATE

  16. geetha

    I am a third year engg.(ECE) student
    I need to know how to start preparations for gate.Is one year preparation from now enough.
    suggest books also

  17. Dhaivat

    Hi everyone I’ve completed my BE in electrical and I got a remedial in last semester.. luckily that’s over now and waiting for my result. but I want to share one thing.
    People (including some friends and teachers) often tell me that I am not good with engineering or technical stuff.. I should go for MBA or something else.. I think they might be correct. because I know I am really not good at that stuff. but one thing I for sure, is that I am not a looser.. if I can complete my engineering without much of a trouble, I can atleast pass the gate.. last time around, my gate score was only 11.33 (gate’13). but this time… it’$ just something else… I have decided to clear the gate no matter what it takes… and I will for sure…. look friends in short the only thing I am trying to say here is that I’ve suffered from a lot of agony in life. and after all that suffering if I can reach such level of confidence then so az u can…
    All The Best Everyone….

  18. sohel

    good tips for gate aspirant i would like to know the changes in gate 2014 exam pattern

  19. sathya

    hi,
    i am sathya studying 2nd year ece. i want to write the gate exam. so how to prepare the exam? rly soon…..

  20. deepak kumar

    sir, i am 2013 passout from ece branch… Could i write for IN or EEE in gate 2014… And if yes then will dere be any kind of trouble in future?? Please reply fast…

  21. Suriya

    Bro,
    I’m preparing for Gate’14. Am 2013 passed out. How to bring back the momentum at difficult times like facing tough problems, finding difficulty in understanding concepts?

  22. chetan sonkusale

    hello,
    i am final year B.E. student i want 2 crack GATE but i dont no how to learn all things(final year and GATE) at a time in 5 months…?

  23. Abhishek

    Thanks for the useful information.
    I have a question about preparation strategy. I am planning for GATE 2014. As I am working, most of my time is eaten by office and other tasks. So, I am planning to take 2 months leave for dedicated preparation. My question is, shall I make this dedicated preparation in Sep-Oct 2013 period or I shall do it in Jan-Feb period. The former would allow me to get thorough with subjects in advance and the latter would allow me to practice as many tests as possible when exam date is nearby. Any suggestions will be highly appreciated. Please drop me your reply on [email protected] or connect with me on fb with same email ID.

    Thank you.

  24. suraj gopal

    hi…
    Sir, i am suraj gopal and studying in 3rd year.i want 2 crack the GATE. But i am confuse about how can prepare for GATE exam…

  25. Madhu

    Hi,

    I am working for a company and I want to clear GATE 2013. I spend 7am to 8pm outside home for traveling and office. I just glance through the soft copies in the office. Could anybody help me in preparing for GATE. Its crucial.

  26. vinit

    hello
    sir i am fresh engineering graduate an want to do job in aerospace sector but my BE is done in electronics i don”t any valuable suggestion so can you please tell about want kind of approach should i have apply.your suggestion will be most welcome.contact as soon as can possible.

  27. Serious

    Can i crack the GATE exam by fluke????? please help me…..

  28. Bharat

    thank u guidence

  29. NIKITA BHARTI

    Thank you so much for such inspiration….I just want to ask that I am taking tuition classes of classes 4 n 7 which can’t be skipped in any case xcept the day of exam……will these classes effect in my gate preparation????classes consume almost 4 hours a day after 3pm……plz can u help me….or advice me something really working in this situation…..

  30. NIKITA BHARTI

    Thank you so much for such inspiration….I just want to ask that I am taking tuition classes of classes 4 n 7 which can’t be skipped in any case xcept the day of exam……will these classes effect in my gate preparation????classes consume almost 4 hours a day after 3pm……plz can u help me….or advice me something really working in this situation…..

  31. Gagan

    Can any one guide me that how to prepare for Biotech syllabus to crack GATE 2013??

  32. ROHIT kumar

    Hello sir/madam,
    tell me about the preparation of gate by self study,
    i am waiting for your ans..
    so kindly send info or tips abt that,,
    rohit
    thanks

  33. Rohit bhateja

    Hello Sir,

    I have applied GATE 2013 only for govt jobs and i have no outside coaching. how can I get a good score in GATE with home preparation. I am from electronics background,
    Please sir suggest me question bank book which can help me for my gate preparation and what are the minimum qualifing marks to get recurit in PSUs. so please guide me crack GATE exam 2013.your daily updates are also helpful for me

  34. kalpesh

    2month enough for gate, full dedication on numericals 6 hour daily hardwork

  35. SARATHI

    Hello Sir,
    I completed B.E EEE in 2012.I have only two months to crack the gate but i have 60% knowledge in all subjects,so give some ideas to complete the syllabus within 2 months without going to any coaching classes

  36. shweta chauhan

    sir, i am applying GATE only for govt jobs and i have no outside coaching. how can i get a good score in GATE with home preparation. I am from cse ,although i m late sir its nov

    1. kalpesh

      its not late, no coaching needed just purchase any classes material like gateforum, gate academy, ace etc and just solve numericals for atleast 6 hour a day

  37. rizwan

    assalamalaikum sir, i am applying GATE only for govt jobs and i have no outside coaching. how can i get a good score in GATE with home preparation. I am from electronics background, so please guide me crack GATE exam.
    assalamalaikum

  38. Deepanshu Nandeshwar

    hello sir,
    i m deepanshu, final yera student.
    sir, i have just now decided to give gate exam for psu’s not for M.tech.
    so plz suggest me wht topic i should have to study to clear gate….

  39. karma

    sir plz do tell me how to start preparation for the gate exam?? which all the subjects should i concentrate more? as i dont go for coaching .. i am preparing myself.. i need some guidance..

  40. Eswar

    Hi sir i’m final year student of mechanical engineering, if you don’t mind please send me the easy concepts to my mail id, which give high score in gate. And i didn’t take any coaching

  41. abinaya

    i am an ece student..could ypu please suggest me the ways to prepare for gate exam?is coaching class necessary?

  42. anwesha das

    sir,pls tell me how to prepare for GATE 2012 within 2 weeks time…I m a ece final year student….and pls tell me how to revise the night before exam….
    sir,plz help me out..

    with regards

  43. NANDHA KUMAR

    sir/mam
    just now i hav started to prepare GATE really i am scared what b2 do pls schedule me the time table

  44. binod

    mininum of how much hours should we study for the GATE preparation in this small period of time. and on which subjects i have to focus more.

  45. amit

    Hello sir..
    I m in Last year CE.

    i don’t get idea about how to start for GATE

    plz help me..

    i m intrested in jAVa,ASP.net,PHP,VB..

    these sub are not as a part of GATE.

    and i have short time to complete the course so i have bought a book of “GK publication”.

    now give me idea how can i start to study to get good marks.. plz sir.. reply

  46. Ankita Srivastava

    Hello Sir,
    My branch is ece. I can’t manage my timetable.
    whatever time i am deciding for a particular subject, never able to complete in that estimated period. how much time/days should i give to each subject on average. plz give a subject wise estimation.
    Thanx in advance

  47. shruti

    hello sir….i have just started preparing and really worried. How about i go for solving only 1 mark objectives will that help.

  48. faiz ahmed

    sir,
    i am an ece student.i dont have vry clear concept of every subject.i hv to and i must crack gate this year.i ve got abt two months left….wud u like 2 suggest anything

  49. Dhyuti

    Hello Sir,
    I m from ece. Plz can u guide me that how many days should i give to each subject as only about 2months are left for the exam? I cant manage my timetable
    Thanx in advance

  50. vinit yaadv

    Sir,how to face GATE without any coaching and only with home preparation pls sir rpl me plsssssssss

  51. Naveena

    Hello Sir
    Im the background of Instrumenattion n I hav completed in 2009.Now I would liketo write GATE exam-2012.Sir very less time to prepare&brush my subjects.So I fnt knw how to prepare now n Is it possible to crack GATE-2012 .Plz sir suggest.Im in confused state
    Thanks
    Naveena

  52. abi

    hi sir, how to prepare for gate 2012 without any coaching classes….

  53. vinod

    is that sufficient to work out previous question papers…. to score in …

  54. Deep

    Hi I am working in a BHEL as Diploma Engineer,from this year on ward gate has been made criteria for recruitment for engineer trainee post,i have done b tech also but i have lack of time as well i have not study for last few years.
    I want to prepare for gate ,I don’t have mor time as I go at 7 in morning and come back at 6:00pm ,I have weekend free . Will you guide me some way to prepare more efficiently

    warm Regards
    Deep

    [email protected]
    [email protected]

  55. srinivasan

    sir,Iam a IN student just now starting preparation.
    this is short time to perform my level best in GATE exam.
    sir till him about which topics are most important and weight of marks

    thank you
    srinivasan

  56. dhiraj kumar

    Hi I am working in a software company.
    I want to prepare for gate ,I don’t have mor time as I go at 10:00am in morning and come back at 8:30pmI have weekend free . Will you guide me some way to prepare more efficiently

  57. sreeram

    sir,Iam a cse student just now starting preparation.i wish to know which topics i have to stress in this short time to perform my level best in GATE exam.

  58. suresh kumar

    sir, As In the first point refered , can you please suggest the easy subjects for a
    MEHANICAL student in your view

  59. Vignesh

    please guide me…
    I finished chemical engineering in 2011.
    Now am doing M.tech in anna university.
    now shall i write GATE…..?
    i am very much confused about placement in anna university.
    Am very confused wat to do…
    pl tell me a right path to move….

  60. Nisarg

    Paper of gate is of how much marks and How much marks i should get to get into iit in extc branch.

  61. deepika

    Sir,how to face GATE without any coaching and only with home preparation?

  62. madhur

    which topics should i emphasize in this 1 mon time??
    plz sir reply back

  63. Hema Yarnagula

    Thanks for your motivation….

  64. naveen

    thanks ……….

  65. harsh

    thank u so much
    ….
    i am instrumentation student and preparing for 8 months ….now when last month is remaining i am afraid what will happen ….i am unable to recollect all the formula and notes
    :-<

  66. pallavi

    thanxs…

  67. nitin

    thank u ……!

  68. IES Bangalore

    Its good… Out of all the topics, i liked most is, Softcopy preparation should be avoided… 🙂
    Thanks…

  69. pradeep

    sir, i m a cse student. Sir can you tell me please that, at this moment what subjects should i emphasize? In some of the subjects i go through the book but when i solve questions i find that my concept on that topic is not so good as a result i feel discourage. Sir, please help me.

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  71. Ravindra

    @Above:
    Any scientific Calci, with ut data connectivity is fine like 100MS,991fx etc..

  72. Neeti Mudgal

    Please tell me about the calculator as well.
    Thank you very much. Can we take a scientific calc there which is old and dont have any data connectivity?
    Thank You very much for all your support
    Please replyt ASAP

  73. Neeti Mudgal

    If I have not prepared much yet then will I be able to crack it if I start it just now. Please let me know ASAP. Time is running out of hands and seriously I waste a lot of time on TV and internet
    🙁

  74. rohit

    what will be our rank if we study only one month seriously…
    Yeah which calculator is allowed?

  75. vivek garg

    u r so good at guiding that i love reading ur posts.
    u r a gr8 guide
    apart from giving right and precise information ur posts motivate us a lot.
    m sure evrbdy will agree on this!!!!!
    may God bless U and u keep going with this sincere effort of urs.
    we all luv u alot
    Thanks a ton sir.
    Ek tu hi sahara…………..

  76. Amruta

    hello sir,your motivation at this moment was really very important. Thanx a lot.

  77. sudha

    thank u very much sir.

  78. prasanna

    what will be our rank if we study only one month seriously…

  79. ishrath

    thank u 🙂

  80. B SAHITI

    THANKS A LOT THIS ARTICLE IS VERY USEFUL.

  81. Vyom

    Yeah which calculator is allowed??????

  82. Srivathsa

    Thanks a lot Sir,for being an inexhaustable source of motivation….Iam grateful to you.. Srivathsa D

  83. amit

    what will be our rank if we study only one month seriously…

  84. Anup

    thank u ………..

  85. rajesh

    thank you.

  86. manali

    thank you 🙂

  87. Rakesh

    Which is the best calculator we can use in GATE exam?

    1. ponparamaguru

      who to prepare gate exam with in 2month

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