GATE Preparation

How to start preparing for GATE

Once you are decided to take up GATE exam and read important information related to it, you are ready to go ahead with preparation. I have few suggestions for students who are serious about cracking GATE exam.

I divided the whole process of preparation in few steps and every individual student who aced the GATE will follow these in one or the other way. These are just simple guidelines but the most important thing is your dedication and determination. If you read these steps and appreciate them but don’t follow them then these are of no use. Therefore, I recommend every student to be very sincere and give a good try. The steps are as follows.

  • Buy or get a copy of previous year question papers if possible with solutions. Having a hard copy is very important and we are going to refer it again and again during whole preparation.
  • Refer to syllabus and analyze the number of questions asked in each subject. As all subjects don’t have equal marks, few subjects are preferred over others. I mean few subject may have more questions asked in exam than others. I don’t have this subject break up for GATE. If you have done this exercise, please share with us to share with many other students and also we can have a discussion over its validity.
  • Make a priority list of subjects based on marks or preference given it in previous exams. Marks distribution of subject will help you prioritize and allocate preparation time to different subjects. If distribution is not prepared we usually end up in a random preparation and finally will have tough time dealing with important subjects.

    Just for example, in GATE CS and IT paper, around 15~20% is from Mathematics, and then Programming and Data Structures, Theory of computation, OS and digital logic.

  • Allocate realistic time for each subject. And read it all, as there is huge to cover and it’s easy to ask few marks question from anywhere in a subject.
  • Finish through reading of a chapter of subject, make short notes of important points, this will help you at last moment to revise what you have read.
  • Once finish a chapter, go back to GATE Question papers and solve the problems from that chapter. These days there lots of question banks available in market for GATE do buy one and practice. Also to try to get Test Series from other friends. Solve all of them. This will help you to assess yourself for level of understanding of the chapter you read. Use a single note book for question answer solution because you may refer it while revising.
  • Finish detailed reading at least one and half month before. Keep one month for revisions and clearing leftover doubts. Have a look of question you solved during preparation for GATE and remember how you solved them.
  • Keep last 15 days for fast practice and revision. Solve as many papers and question banks as you can get from any source.
  • Keep documents related to GATE like, acknowledgment of application, like hall tickets, application number and other details, in a safe place. Give it to mom or someone responsible, who can give that back to you when you need them. This is to avoid last minute tension for obvious things.

I hope these points will help many of to take a start off. Please don’t waste time and take a start. The one who start early and work consistently reach early and hope see IITs for M.Tech. GATE is a simple exam just needs constant effort to crack it. Don’t worry about competition by number of candidates appearing for GATE, make highest marks as your competition.

This post is a part of a series of posts called GATE Preparation: A complete Guide. You may find many useful articles related to GATE there. This series is made to help students appearing for GATE exam and want to score really high to join IITs and NITs.

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Wish you all a wonderful luck…


  1. sanket jadhav

    Thank sir i read ur post . I am happy and decide to to give gate exam It is motivational thank

  2. rushikesh gadikar

    hello sir….
    i am second year engineering student….
    my branch is entc..n i awant to apear forgate n PSUs…
    sois this right time for preparration…n how can i start preparing for these exams…?

  3. swathi

    I am persuing btech EEE 3rd year
    I need to start preparing for GATE 2018
    The main problem is I am an hosteler and I could not take any coaching classes from outside . I have no idea about how to start the prepration so kindly give the reply on my mail id [email protected]

  4. jeevita

    sir can i get a solution that i always forgets the formula 2day im studying means day after 2morw im forgetting im unable to memorise all and remember all topics can i get the solution????

  5. vishnu

    i am doing 3rd year BE in mechanical stream.I am planning to take GATE exam.
    some of my friends are participating in SAE supra, SAE baja. which makes me afraid because at the end they will have more practical knowledge than i do.
    Is it really beneficial to take gate and come under <air 300 or participate in SAE events,
    Please Please give me suggestion. i am really confused here.

  6. rajendra navasha bagul

    Thanks u sir…u hv solved my confusion.. how to crack gate exm

    1. Ashok

      Have formula sheets for every subject. It will help you during revision for examination.

  7. Beulah sujan

    Sir,I am persuing my final year in stream of ECE. I wanted to appear for GATE
    so,I request you to suggest the subjects to concentrate and preparation techniques
    to crack GATE within span of 2 months

  8. kaustubh jaiswal

    i m first year eee student from a normal college and after compliting my i want to crack gate .so sir plz can u tell me what i can do now in the way of gate .

  9. Shubhanshu

    Sir I just passed out from BTech in ECE . I wasted my one month of july in thinking of what should I do now. Now I came to a point of preparing for GATE. Guide me whether It is too late or not to prepare for GATE in August as the batches are now started. Please enlighten me.

  10. rahul

    Myself Rahul Kumar I am looking for a govt job at 12th level and as wall complete hardware & networking From jetking . I want to do perepration for that but i am very confused about the coaching. Kindly suggest me for a good coaching institute so that i can crack the exam.
    Kindly help me. Looking for a good response.

  11. kanika

    I am persung mca nd I want to do further sooo cn u help me how to initiate for clear gate examination for nit

  12. chaitanya

    Iam in 3rd year 2nd semester….
    how to start GATE preparation..i want information about it

  13. vaibhav bhende

    Sir I am 3rd yr instrumentation deaprtment student, I want to crack gate score bt sir tell me right way nd books. My mail [email protected]. Give m reply sir

  14. satish

    which place it is better for gate preparation after my graduation in mechanical engineering
    suggest me in the below mention place
    3. pune

  15. somya

    I m in the. First year 2nd sem
    With IT branch…
    And I want to. Preparation of GATE then what should I do??????? Plz suggest me……!!!


    Im a 3rd year student.Im interested in doing mtech.Can u please suggest me some books and guidlines to crack gate exam

  17. amit

    sir i am a student of mechanicl ..1st yr……sir can yu suggest me some metod or way to prpare gate……frm 1st yr

  18. sudharani.kalgi

    sir I am 3rd year stud of CSE dept,im intrested in so I want some tips how I need to start preparation for GATE exam ????????????

  19. Dhivya Shankar

    Sir what about the types of questions asked in GATE whether all the questions will be tricky and twisted??? by the way the repeated question will not be asked in GATE then what s the use of solving the previous yr ques paper??? will that help us in case??

  20. vijay

    sir .only 5 mnth’s hvng fr gate exam …if i strtd nw preparing of gate possible to get rnk ..sir reply me

  21. Gayathri K P

    Sir thi is gayathri, i completed BE(ECE) branch of 2013.I attend gate exam but i didnt get score.i dnt have any idea about how to prepare for gate exam please can you help me

  22. dk

    i got 99.5 percentile mech gate 2k14 but still it is not enough for top 3 iit or geting a job thru gate…so please give advice for further impprovment

  23. sakshi jain

    Hello Sir, i m doing frm CS branch n in 4th year nw.
    I wanna clear GATE 2015 xam in anyway cz i hv to do further studies.
    Sir plz suggest me how to study for GATE 2015 xam effectively,so dat i vl clear d xam.
    I vl b highly obliged to u


  24. apoorva

    sir, im 2nd sem mech student i want to achieve good rank n get seat in top 7 iits.I hav already started reading by own im not understanding concepts in depth and our college is not standard clg and there are no coaching centers

  25. pallavi

    Sir ,now l am final year student of E&Tc engineering.can u plz suggest books of gate exam for my faculty on my emailid? Plz sir help me.
    Thank u.

  26. alish bhaskar

    sir. i m new to gate..i like to ask about subjects in particular branch (cs)?

  27. deepti

    sir.I am preparing for both gate and branch is ece.kindly tell me what should be the strategy for it?should i include gs and english in my daily routine or simply complete all the subjects for gate first and leave it for post gate preparation?

  28. shobna

    Sir I want to ask you that how to prepare by taking coaching classes. As I am pursuing my b.e 3rd yr and the weekend classes are of 6-8 hrs long, so can you Pls tell me that is it necessary to join some coaching institutes?

  29. kamila

    Sir, I want to prepare for Gate 2015. My branch is CSE. Could you please suggest me the books that helpfull for the preparation.

  30. Vinodh Reddy

    Nice article..
    also read “Tips for GATE exam preparation” at

  31. Prashant Bhasme

    Respected sir,
    I am student of B.E.MECHANICAL. i am thankful to u because of u r valuable suggestion.i hope are u giving more important suggestions for gate-2015.


    prashant Bhasme

  32. rohit

    I got 23marks last time in 2014….am planning to go for coaching at delhi….but don’t know either I sd join Madeeasy or ACE… suggst me plz what should I do…self study at home or joining institute but whare..plz plz

  33. Deepak

    As i recently completed my 3rd year…
    nw m planning to start preparation for ‘GATE’.
    and i had a small conversation with my senior who also appearing fo gate this tym and to those peoples who already cracked the gate…bt
    aftr doing all this still m not very specific about how to start…
    i want ua valuable suggestions….

  34. sivannarayana

    thnks 4 ur data…..given

  35. Afaq Gilani

    Hello Sir,
    This Blog is very helpful to me.

  36. anuj

    sir,i am in 5th sem & wants to crack gate exam ,so please give me tip or idea
    thank you

  37. asmita

    Sir . thanku for your valuable suggestions. I surely follow ur program . Sir .. can u plz mail me some gud online test series sites . As i have done my half preparation .. Its time for revesion .I am 3rd year civil branch student . thanku

  38. prithvi

    hey admin……saw through ur tips was very helpfull…im a mechanical engineering…wt r d basic topics to be learnt in numerical ability d guide what im following is GKP ….and it includes numbers and algebra , percentage and its application, time and work, ratio proportion and mixtures, permutations and combinations and probability, miscellaneous………are these enough or more to be done pls do rply soon.

  39. 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?

  40. sharath

    Thanks for giving valiable advice

  41. kiranmayi

    Thank you sir for your valuable tips

  42. Aakancha Bajpai

    The given steps is very useful for prepration.
    so, thank you.

  43. shri

    Sir would you please consider to give a list of referance books for mechanical engineering GATE

  44. sahitya

    respected sir,i joined in[e.c.e] recently.i just want to crack the gate and to do my in IIT’ it possible without coaching.if possible means plz tell me the way and please tell me about gate crash course.i wanted to start my preperation from first year onwards,so that i can get good score in gate and give me the syllabus for gate2017 and give me the suggestions how to prepare for gate.please reply me sir.

  45. ANITHA

    sir, i applied gate 2014 exam. i want to know which book is best for gate exam.
    reply me

    1. chandu

      these are the books for ece students whats ur branch

    2. M.Prabhakaran

      what is your department?. anyway GK publication is best. all the very best.

  46. krishna

    respected sir, now i am studying final year…i would like to get a seat in good university for doing my…but i did not start my preparation so far…so plz give some advices to me…

  47. Rashmi


    Actually am very new to this GATE exam. recently only decided to take up this. enrolled also. i have done my BE(CSE) long back in 2007. i started studying with maths. not getting how to plan every topic studies with respect to time. please guide me or give me some tips if possible.


  48. fatima

    Is coaching from institutes is a must for gate.Please reply as early as possilble

  49. Vikram

    the Marks distribution of subject is available at

  50. siva

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

  51. ankit parmar

    thank u…………. sir i will try to it

  52. rajnish

    sir m a 7th semester computer science student n want to crak the gate 2014 exam .plz suggest me books for gate preparation.

  53. dhaval

    i am preparing for gate….but i am little confuse abut GATE form … i need help of ur’s…do u prefer me any king of classes for GATE or not???reply as fast as possible..thank you

  54. asif

    can i crack nxt yrs gate with good marks if i start nw…………….and what all materials i will require…..???

  55. MAHESH


  56. shubham kalra

    sir i am studing in 3rd semester
    when should i start prepare for gate to crack iit?
    should i go for a coaching?

  57. raja

    sir igot 28.7 percentile,with this i am intrested to take admission for want to prove my self,now i want to take gate again,please tell me how can i achive dat wt are things which can i fallow…………

    1. raja

      sir i got 28.7 percentile in gate2013,with this i am not intersted to take admission for….i want prove my self,now iwant to take gate again,please tell me how can i achive dat wt are d things which can i fallow………..

  58. divya

    Respected sir, i had wrote gate 2013 exam i got only 16.33/100 …………..but i had prepared lot i didn’t qualify …….so lost interest in studies y i don’t know but i have to reach my goal atleast in 2014 gate exam pls suggest me to reach my goal…………….

    1. raju

      Don’t worry try this time u’ll get good marks don’t loose your concentration

    2. abhay

      dont loose your concentration,keep reading and refering your subjects like you r incresing your knowledge,if u start preparing like this you can improve ur confidance and also get good result …gaurenteed

    3. kapil

      Hey , I dont know the way u applied for prepration . i suggest u only hardwork is not useful for gate . U must do study in scientific n planned manner . This is exam whr ur smartwork is tested .no doubt hardwork is always gud .but u must do planwise study
      hope u will get tjis year
      Best luk

  59. Sashi

    Yes , This is a great opportunity for you. You must prepare for GATE 2014
    exam. It will help you to grow in your life.

    Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination
    conducted jointly by the IISc & IITs.

    The GATE Academy Founded by Alumni of Indian Institute of Science and Indian
    Institute of Technology, we offer comprehensive & rigorous Training for the
    Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering – GATE Exam and various Government and
    Public Sector Unit Jobs. We have eclectic,learned and committed team of
    professionals (GATE Top Ranker’s) to inspire and Train students towards

    It is really very good about The Gate Academy that it is having different
    types of correspondence program. The Gate Academy is having different types
    correspondence exams like Correspondence Program Regular/Advance/ Premium,
    E-Lecture, Mock Test Series.The students can go through it as per his/her
    requirements.Correspondence Learning Program consist of complete GATE syllabus
    in the form of booklets with theory, solved examples, model tests, formula
    and questions in various levels of difficulty in all the topics of the syllabus.
    The material is designed in such that way that it’s proven to be ideal material
    in-terms of an accurate and efficient preparation for GATE.

  60. abhishek kapoor

    i have currently given exams of 3rd year and not started the preparation yet can i secure good rank in gate exam and if possible then from where should i start…please tell me

  61. Ammrit

    Sir. thanx for such a valuable info..
    Wanna knw wot kind of notes do we need to prepare?? D ones we make fr smestr xamz?? Wont it b a lengthy process??

  62. Masoom

    If I’m doing mechanical for, will my syllabus coincide at any level with GATE CS paper?
    I particularly want to apply for CS Can sitting for GATE mechanical paper get me CS?

  63. deepesh

    thanks sir

  64. Atul Garg

    I really wanna THANKS , SIR…… These blogs really keeps me motivating as well as focused…. Great work!!!

  65. Karan

    I have B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering in 2010 and my percentage is 55% do i have chances of getting a job in government sector on the basis of Gate Score.
    Please do tell me about those jobs where percentage is not a part of the eligibility criteria.



  67. shylaja

    sir, i decided to do job after my studies. Now am doing my eee 3rd year.To get place in a prestigious company by cracking gate,how should i prepare for it. Kindly help me..

  68. punyavardhana

    i am from electronics and instrumentation branch? i want to know referemce books for gate 2013 preparations other than g k publications? which of the following are useful for preparation like
    made easy

    ace previous papers

    etc plz info meeeeee

  69. ummarakhan

    sir, today onlY i start to prepare for gate 2012 . . Is it possible to get a rank? More over i wanna know the links to download study materials from net. Because i have no books too . . . Preparations through internet alone is enough to score ? I am feared and confused too . Please guide me

  70. Vanithamani

    plz send some links for gate question paper available

  71. Vanithamani

    sir,i joined in one institution for gate coaching.they r not teaching from beginning and also there teaching is different from my mam taught.shall i solve the sums what i know?

  72. Mahendra

    sir, plz give me some guidence for the self prepration for gate , presently i am in btech
    2nd yr EE,

  73. Mukul

    sir,i am a 2nd yr student of electrical engg, how should i go on for the prepration for gate.

  74. banupriya.k

    I am final year cse student.I start preparing for gate-2013.Sir I request you to send me the previous year question paper to my mail id.

  75. Anitha

    I am doing my final year in E.C.E…I am planning to take up gate 2013..give me some guidelines to prepare for it.what are the books i should refer…

  76. kaushal gaur

    sir ,
    I am 2nd year stdnt(RTU) . ECE BRANCH I M looking frwd 2 start gate prep. now so suggest me how should i begin .

  77. raviraj

    i am in first year of comp engineering should i start preparing for gate exam

  78. dona

    I am doing job for 2yrs in civil engineering consultancy firm after graduating as a civil engineer.How can I manage time for gate preparation along with the job Iam doing till I get an admission for ME

  79. Mk

    Plz tell me website for online study material free of cost

  80. vishnu

    Sir, I am 4th year EEE student and want to crack GATE 2013 Kindly tell me how should I start preparing. I am totally confused. Please help me.

  81. mayank sharma

    time is the only thing which only wise people care…these wise people makes there own destiny ….we humans r here for some extraordinary purpose o earth ,so dont waist time and use even single bit of your enregy to transend the destination……….
    gd luck..

  82. priti kumari

    Sir, I am 4th year EC student and want to crack GATE 2013.I want to do correspondence course .Please tell me best institute and also its website.
    Kindly tell me how should I start preparing. I am totally confused. Please help me.

  83. Govind

    Sir i m 3rd year M.E student. I want to prepare for gate-2013.what are the imp topic for gate

  84. Mukesh

    Sir, I am a final year student in B.E. Civil and I am interested in preparing for Gate, but really confused regarding the study material and way to prepare.
    Also is there a substantial difference between the engineering syllabus of GATE and IES, and is it possible to prepare for both simultaneously ?
    Please Help!!

  85. Som

    Dear Sir,

    I am heavy Lift Crane Engineer working abroad. I have 4 years of exp in Rigging engineering and a year in manufacturing. I want to prepare for Gate to get admission in Marine Program-mes for Post graduate. I am detached from study for long time.
    Can u pls guide me.


    sir, I am student of 4th sem electrical branch. I am interested to crack gate and i am ready for the preparation, so please suggest me the books and other helpful study materials.
    thanking you

  87. bhargavi

    it’s very useful to us thankyou

  88. swapnil sardare

    i m TE(ETC) student i want to preparation GATE exam so give me guideline about that

  89. priyansha kaurav

    sir m in 1st year doing btech
    n m keenly interested to crack gate
    so can u help be by tellin when to start preparin for the same
    should i start it right now??

    1. TMHRE college ka student

      first thing gate is not so easy to crack………
      bt if u want to try…
      you cn start preparing for it from the very first day…
      even u should start preparin from today…..
      u cn also take the gate book from me……

    2. priyansha kaurav

      ok sir/mam thanx for ur suggestion
      btw which book??

    3. Angel of lord

      just relax start preparing for it in 4th year(6 months are more than enough)
      In my opinion doing MBA from IIMs will be a better option so don’t go for GATE go for CAT. Btw GATE is easiest exam I have ever given.

  90. shantnu singh

    Sir, i will appear in coming exam. can you suggest best book for gate prepration.

  91. yog

    sir, today onlY i start to prepare for gate 2012 . . Is it possible to get a rank? More over i wanna know the links to download study materials from net. Because i have no books too . . . Preparations through internet alone is enough to score ? I am feared and confused too . Please guide me

  92. Arya

    Sir i am 3rd year cs btech degre student. I scored 87% 83% 60% in 10 12 & as btech aggregate. Would i hav any barrier in joining mtech degree course? Also give me neccessary details regarding portions for cs gate exam, college list in kerala offering me mtech, fees allocation and other essential details. It would be great helpline as am concerned..

  93. Aparna RC

    Thanx…thats really helps a lot!!..

  94. anusha

    the split for each subject is actually differing every year- there is less weightage given for analog and digital communications(hardly 3 marks) for ece students… digital systems is scoring, more or less for 10 marks

  95. nagaraj v m

    if any books tel me sir

  96. nagaraj v m

    sir i want to take gate exam for 2013 let me tell how to prepare

  97. najaran kumar

    thank you..,

  98. Pulkit

    sir i m a 3rd yr mechanical engg student. i want to prepare for GATE-2013,the problem is i live in hostel and my college is in very remote area of M.P,so i cannot take the help of any coaching institute,kindly tell me how i should begin my preparation along with the college routine.

    1. mohit

      do preparation of pi paper instead of me paper

    2. manish kumar

      i think u have to prepare during ur study

  99. sonaskhi

    sir i am working in power electronics stream and i am an electronics & communication engineer/living away from home i have 2 crack gate 2012 and want to maintain my job as well.i haven’t started with any preparation yet. can you please help me out.
    thanks n regards

    1. uday

      collect the syllabus and study materials and start preparing. Time is the only thing u wont get afterwards other things are easily available

  100. Aparna


    I m presently working in power electronics stream. My work timings is from 9 to 6. I am going to write GATE2012. Pls suggest me how to prepare by maintaining my jog

  101. Krishnan

    Thanku for your valuable information..

  102. indrajeet burman

    its a perfect procedure to prepare for GATE……

  103. SHIVA

    i have been trying to login by typing the captcha they have displayed even though its showing wrong captcha…. i have even checked the case also … i dont wats the problem…can u just give a solution for this

  104. suman

    sir your process is very nice.i am going to follow it from now.

  105. dinesh

    U R ON A GR8 WAY TO SERVE THE SOCIETY…..students community needs the people like u!!!!

  106. mohitelkunchwar

    sir, how can i subscribe ( information on gate) by email to get updates in email ID

  107. Harshil Kanakia

    Thank you so much for your guidance.. Will surely follow this.. Thanks again 🙂

  108. sarmistha Mohapatra

    sir,i am student of 4th yr.IT branch,I,want to know which of the book i would be followed for getting good score in gate exam..

  109. Narasimman

    Hollo sir , i so confused how i get my cours from iit or nit. What plane i put to get a sheet from iit or nit or any one goverment college

  110. Jyoti

    sir..thanks v much for such a good tips n materials..

  111. prashant shrivastava

    it’s really useful

  112. harsh khepar

    thanks sir for sharing your experiance on gate prepration

  113. vinod rai

    thank u so much Zahid sir

  114. prasad

    haii sir,…..

    thankyou very much for ur valluble information and I request you to provide information about biotechnology, and study material…. plz…sir….

  115. jay karan

    amazing information…… you r excepiontional one……. i have no word to say more about u & this site……. now i thinks ,this is only & only place to fulfil our
    dream of crack GATE…….. now i m very sad to hear 3rd yr not elligible for gate 2012, now my target is crack gate 2013.. & get rank under top 100, can i achieve… sir, please help sir & tell how….. as i think sometime it’s not possible as i belong from poor family,i have no money,study in low level private engg colej ,i have no direction& lack of knowledge…… y r only who can true my dream….. i ‘ll be obilised to u for my whole life, if u suggest me or reply to my mail………. ,thanks

  116. patel vedant

    sir, your web. is very helpful. but i m study in 7th electical. which book use in gate exm?
    how to get more maek in this exm.

  117. brinda sri s

    hi sir,
    can u tell me the tips,and easy way to score the gate marks,since i have three month to appear for in gate so can u tell wat all subject which i can read thoroughly.which i can able to score a gate mark,can u send me sir,i need the detail in information technology.

  118. siva

    sir how to manage the time 4 gate2012 from now onwards
    i am studying 4th year E.E.E branch
    send the weightages of subjects of E.E

  119. pankaj

    there is lot of information about gate ….thank u sir…happy teachers day..

  120. sandeep katre

    Hello Jahid sir,
    I am recently appearing in 3rd year in IT feild. I want to crack GATE-2013, so give me some tips for how i start preparation. Now i am reading only text book, can i use other gate related books or solve the MCQ’s. Pls sir give me direction.
    This site realy helps me..!!
    thank you sir.

  121. srikar

    please suggest better books for Thermodynamics,Fliud mechanics, Production Technology……

  122. RAVI TEJA

    I really happy by seeing this website that means up to know i dnt find any website like this inspiration. It will be better when you arrange the gate preparation in time table way. so, that by that table the students ca plan their preparation..

  123. Prasad Murmey

    Dear Sir,
    I am Prasad Murmey, Currently working in steel company…my job timing are 9 am to 6 pm..i did my Btech in metallurgy Engg.. I am appearing for GATE 2012
    Plz suggest me how to cope up with studies by maintaining Job…

  124. Floyd

    Good explanation + guidance…as situations are turning interesting via these suggestions…

  125. saleem

    nice..comments..i want to start for 2012.plz tell the exact notifcation

  126. G sai chaitanya

    heartly thank you sir

  127. lava kumar

    sir i am studying third yr mechanical.i want to start to get concepts clear….and is there any website or good books for clarity of concepts in our subjects…pls help me out sir

  128. Poojith

    Sir… Can u please recommend any particular authored reference book for mechanical engineering GATE preparation please sir…

  129. NIKITA

    Sir, I am fourth year student of B.E. IT ..Can you please suggest when should I begin preparing for GATE 2012 and which all books and other materials can help me ?
    Please sir do reply..thnx in anticipation

  130. vijaykumar

    sir, my name is M.vijaykumar from kakinada ioam studying B.Tech final year in eee. sir i didn’t have much knowledge at my syllabus,may i correct to attempt to gate exam
    sir i am also taking gate coaching from gate forum but it is not satisfied with coaching but still i am going for coaching
    please give me reply as soon as possible is any contact number to contact
    if possible please send your mobile number to me

    thanking you sir

  131. Nidhi

    hello sir… i am in 3rd year of btech, ece branch.Like you sir, from many years my aim is also to study in iit or iisc,banglore…but i was failed to get this dream true for my btech degree. So sir pls can u give me some guidence – how to start my studies, how to make time table b/c i get less time 4 studies after college, and when to join coaching center- 3rd or 4th year

  132. satyannarayana yedla

    sir i want write gate exam in mathematics stream ,so please suggest me how to start my preparation.

  133. khaja salahuddin

    im very happy to see your help……………

  134. Amrita

    Hello Sir,

    I am a serious aspirant of GATE. I have entered Third yr of my B.Tech(Comp Sc). Sir, I am confused whether I should appear for the coming exam or the next one! Pls advice 🙂
    Thanking You,


  135. kishore

    I could not found any information for M.Tech on baises of M.Sc(organic chemistry). Could please give the information about it .

    thanking you sir,




  137. T Zaman

    Sir,i’m a 1st yr BE (Electronics and Communication) student.Please guide me when to start preparations for GATE and the kind of approach reqd to clear the necessary cut offs..!!

  138. trupti

    sir, for gate preparation which study material i should refer?????

  139. babitha

    can u say what are the subjects that cover in life sciences in gate exam plzzzzzzzzz

  140. subramani

    sir, i am an instrumentation engineering student .. i want to know which of the book i would be followed for getting good score in gate exam..

  141. chinmay

    sir i have completed my 1st year in mech engg from nagpur university
    now i am planing to start GATE preparation but i m confused. i saw last year paper but many topics r yet to study.
    so my question is what should i do?
    should i buy basic book?which one?
    from where i should start????

  142. Kunal Kshatriya

    Hello sir, i m a b’tech student in 1st yr. Mech. Engg. Pls rply how would i prepare for gate and when.

  143. sandhyarani padhy

    helo sir,
    i m 2nd yr stud of IT.sir please suggest me how to prepare at the first step.also suggest me about the materials where to collect.


    Please send me best coching center list for mechanical in kolkaTA

  145. sonali

    helo sir,
    i m a girl student in final year b tech civil engg. i m nt sure about the GATE 2011 exam to get an admission in my dream iit. . now im totally in confusion whether to wait for an year after b tech and prepare well for GATE 2012 or write the IES 2012 exam and go for a central government job . . as the oppurtunities are limited in core for girls i m really in a dilema to go for a govt. job or a specialization in structural engg. from an iit . .i m desperately waiting for an answer . please help me make a critical decision to make my career . .
    thank you.

  146. Siddharth

    Sir, can you please help me with time management for GATE preparation as I dont get sufficient time to prepare for GATE after attending colleges regularly and doing the regular study for BTech. Please help…as this is not only my problem,but a problem with many students here.


  147. Fiezer Firhan

    thank you very much sir.

  148. Tej

    Zahid sir,
    I really happy after i find this website.but it is unfortunate to me because i come across this after GATE2011.I am eee 3-2 student.i am able to score only 27 marks.suggest me how to go through prepration for 2012 GATE.that is what type of text books to follow is coaching is necessary or not?etc.plz start a new series aming GATE 2012.

  149. shivam verma

    thnk u sir for these valuable informations.
    sir i m in 4rt sem{electical n electronics} and from here how can i start prepration.

  150. Annu Verma

    Sir m in B.E,sec. year frm EC.sir i want to crack GATE bt i m nt getting how to start for it………sir cn u plz guide me by telling that how cn i begin wid my prepration for each subject,sir i will be very thankfull.

  151. smitha

    hello sir ,
    i am studying in 6th sem i am very confused whether to do M.S or after B.E please suggest me anyone.and my subject is telecom and i am interested in robotics and artificial intelligence can i take this subject in or M.S

  152. nethra

    can u give me a syllabus for Btech..

  153. Abhi

    how prepare for gate in 30 day’s… ikjnow it is not possible but how to try for it..???

  154. Ramanaraj


    Thank u, nw i got a view abt GATE.

  155. Apurv Goyal

    Which College should i prefer if i want to go for Mtech in Automotive

  156. sireesha

    sir,can you give subject preference in mechanical engineering??
    nd also the books which would help me for the preparation….

  157. sireesha

    wat is meant by 2 yrs validity of gate score???

  158. gurleen

    Sir,i wish to give gate 2012,can u plz suggest me important books for Information and technology branch.

  159. sandeep

    sir how can i confirm my roll no before exam

  160. sandeep

    sir how can i confrim my roll no for gate exam

  161. Pooja

    Sir,i wish to give gate 2012,can u plz suggest me important books for electronics and telecommunication branch.

  162. Sudhakar

    use full tips.thanks for share it…………!!!

  163. Alok

    thank you sir this will help me to start prepration for next year

  164. sandra

    can u plz tell wich are the priority subjects(in the order of marks and questions asked) in ECE for gate???

  165. sanil shekhawat

    thank you so much sir………
    it is really helpful.

  166. vishu

    hi sir
    plz tellme dat main 6 subj dat has 2 b prepare fr gat xam in instrument and control
    plz rpy soon
    plz tell me subj wise prefrence

  167. vishu

    hi sir
    plz tellme dat main 6 subj dat has 2 b prepare fr gat xam in instrument and control
    plz rpy soon
    plz tell me sunj wise prefrence

  168. Ganesh Kumar

    Really a valuble work

  169. Ganesh Kumar

    I expect a lot ………. 😀

  170. Divya

    Plz tell me how can I get previous year question papers for Instrumentation…I mean I have to pay for it..or they are available free on the net…plz reply soon..

  171. ruchi

    hello sir,
    sir thanks for sharing such valuable informations.
    i want u to suggest some books name good for preparation for electronics and communication.thanks alot…hope for rply…

  172. nadim azam

    hi……. zahid sir,

    i m a student of 3rd year civil engg. i have read the above articles on GATE preparation …… thnx for providing such a valuable information.. sir will u please provide me subject wise preference according to marks for civil engg…


    thank you so much Zahid Sir. Your article is seriously informative.

  174. Vivek Singh

    Sir .. I want to crack gate . So would u plz tell me that which subject shold i preffered and give more priority acc to marks distribution.. so that i will led to crack Gate..and which subjects should i left..

  175. farha siddiqui

    hey zahid am a final yeaR STUDENT …AM IN NEED OF YOURA… AT ANY COST I HAVE TO IN IIT …PLZ HLP ME…………………….

  176. mahesh

    this is very well

  177. jitu

    if possible plz mail me previous year papers with solutions or send the link for the same….i’m trying my level best for that but if you help i can save my time…
    so plz…

  178. prashant rana

    yaaaaaaaaaaa i like ur post alot thanks4 ur valuable advices

  179. meghs

    hello sir,

    i am really interested in joining this blog…as u mentioned…how do i subscribe to this?…….to get mails….and remain updated with all the valuable tips u provide….the information u share…
    plz help.

  180. gaurav

    mechanical aspirants can refer also i would recommend made easy publication’s book for previous year papers as they provide it subject wise for previous 8 yrs and it also has subject break up for previous yrs

  181. MANU M R

    thank u sir,
    this is very useful site, i am very confident that i will get a good score, by following these rules, please pray for us………


    thank u sir,
    this is very useful site, i am very confident that i will get a good score, by following these rules, please pray for us………

  183. suprabha sahu

    Thank you for the post, But as you said there are lots of question bank available in the market, can anyone suggest me some good ones for ECE . thnx

  184. Mahesh Mahendrakar


    This is mahesh mahendrakar i completed my master in biotechnology. now i want to prepare and write the GATE 2011

    So please let me clear that sir Which option i select for the paper II, LIFE SCIENCE

    I am waiting for you answer……

    [email protected]


    thank u sir..
    very very useful site..

  186. chakkde

    Hello sir
    i have an imp query here.i was browsing thru previous years gate papers and came across some of the questions in which
    1)there are more than 1 correct answer eg a question on eigen vectors had options as [1 -2] and [-2 1] ,both of which are correct
    2)none of the answers is correct

    How does a candidate tackle such questions?what is the probability of such errors?

  187. basanagouda

    sir,am studying in 7th sem civil engg……..please suggest me good gate praparation material…………also tell me g.k.publications gate book is good or what?

  188. PARU

    Sir, suggest me any good gate preparation text, plz..

  189. geet

    i presuing msc instrumentation ….would i eligble for iit or nit

  190. jayanta

    is there any age limit for mtech, from the perspective og getting job by campus selection or any other means.

    upto what age the possibilities of getting job after mtech is high.

  191. morugu srujan kumar

    hello sir.., thank you very much for ur suggestions…! ur posts really helps us….! thanks a lot sir…

  192. Sachin Bhat

    Good!!! Your posts are really helpful, Keep posting!!! Thankyou

    1. Anand nar

      How to start gate preparation in mechanical eng.?

  193. Paras

    Good job!. It will gonna help others also. Pls give updates about best selling gate preparation books( question bank)

  194. shobhit


  195. shobhit

    sir plzz tell me dat
    is it advisible to join ACE ENGINEER’s ACADEMY in the month of november in their winter crash batch for GATE 2011 prep.????

    will it be beneficila for me to join dat institute???????
    plzzz suggest

    the problem there is dat they take classes frm morning 9 to evening 7
    sunday also classes
    so my confusion is dat wen i will get the time for self study
    this is d main problem
    so plzz suggest dat is it beneficial join such course

    however i’ve startted prep. for GATE nd m also attending coaching here at my current place so plzzzzz suggest
    ur advise is really needed

    and i’ve read all ur articles on GATE
    they r very useful to me and has helped me a lot
    reply ASAP

  196. Nitin Gupta

    Thank you for the post, I think it is the best way to prepare for GATE. But as you said there are lots of question bank available in the market, can anyone suggest me some good ones for CS & IT. thnx

  197. prathyusha

    Its a really good step to have a discussion about the subjects having good weight-age so as to reaffirm ourselves about the points we have heard from our seniors.. here are few which i have heard.. about GATE EEE

    1. if a north Indian IIT prepares a paper, concentration will be more on electronics subjects and if it is IIT madras, it gives importance to Machines and power systems.

    2.EMF theory has very less weight-age and vast syllabus.. better to leave it as a part of preparation

    3.Control systems, power electronics are present hot topics in research so more weight-age will be given

    4.Digital electronics is a basic of computer hardware so it also will have good weight-age ,simple questions!… 🙂

    5.How ever hard you may study machines there are places where we can go wrong and the examiner hits us at only those points.. so if u feel good about it.. u should concentrate more on basics not giving the examiner a chance to mislead us.


      10 Q BUDDY

  198. Ankur

    Hello Zahid Sir,
    You never answer my question. Plz try to solve my problem.

    I’m 24, B.E. (ECE) with 71%. I wasted my 1 year in searching desired job in telecom but didn’t get it.
    Then i read ur posts & made my mind to go 4 GATE & PSU’s.
    I have been highly motivated by ur posts.

    Now, I’m thinking tht if I’ll do M.Tech then my age will b 26 & 1/2 after pass out. So, will thr be any problem in my interviews after tht?

    Or should I first try harder for PSU job & then go for, coz in PSU, thr is age restriction of 25-28?

    Or should I try hardest for IIT & top NIT & do well in CGPA and then thr will b nothing to wrry for industry job?

    Plz…Plz… help me out.

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