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Practice GATE, Practice, Practice and Practice More for GATE

Practice GATE, Practice, Practice and Practice More for GATE – Time moves very fast and its nine years I took any competitive exam in those years. The last competitive exam I took was for PhD admission, after that I could not think of any other competitive exam. I recently thought of taking up an exam and see how far I can stretch my limits. I took a date in just a month time and changed my schedule and tried all possible things to reach a good position in it. Here I bring few points you will find useful when preparing for GATE.

If you are looking for admission to IITs and serious about it, you cannot afford to loose any single title mentioned in syllabus. Just qualifying is no important and reading few hours a day for few days and taking breaks from study will not bring any good results. Take on the syllabus and finish all topics as soon as possible. Complete (complete means all topics) the syllabus as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Finish all with enough time in spare so that you can take on to the exam seriously.

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Once you are done with syllabus take a jump-start practicing. Practice, practice and practice more. You should feel happy to solve any questions you get anywhere. Get them from any possible source and solve them. Enjoy doing it and make an investment on it. If you are started enjoying every problem you solve and feeling hungry for solving more and more trust me your close to your target.

I was talking to a friend who took many exams including JEE, GRE and GMAT, he took few of them several times until he nailed them. He said to me, bro remember on thing, you should never repeat mistakes, the moment your repeat one give yourself a tight slap. You cannot reach anywhere when you are repeating mistakes. I made an error log for myself after every wrong question. I tell you to follow the same approach. If you don’t want to make a log, just remember to remember your mistakes not repeat them.

When you are writing a test think from a test takers perspective. They don’t have too many questions or every time they come up with new questions. If you look into GATE its valid for two years and to they must keep paper at least comparable. There mostly the pattern remains same even if the units change. Keeping this in view, try to catch that pattern from practice test and previous year papers.

Invest in study material and tests, because M.Tech might cost you more money than the tiny cost of material. Find the study material wherever you can find, Internet, library or friends. There is no excuse to not get material and leave gaps that hurt you preparation and finally your dream of getting into IITs.

Finally give yourself enough time to explore as many tests, and as many questions as you can. Just remember practice, practice and practice more.

Hope these few tips will help you in preparing. I will write a detailed post once I settle a bit more and get out of exam mode to preparation mode again. With GATE being three months ahead I recommend you to focus on completing syllabus as soon as possible and get on to practice and practice more.

This is a part of GATE preparation guide, for more posts on GATE follow my recent post about how to start preparing for GATE.

Wish you all a great luck ahead.


  1. Swayatta

    The error logbook is a really good tip….will surely apply it. Thanks a lot for this wonderful article 🙂

  2. ekta chhabra

    thnkz 4 sharing dis wonderfull article

  3. Saptarshi Pyne

    Dear Zahid Sir,
    I am going to add The Error Log to my kitty. Let me get back to my practice session. Best wishes and God bless you.

  4. sunil kumar

    sir, I m done MCA from IGNOU University and doing preparation for GATE 2014 but not even single PSU’s vacancies come for correspondence Computer Science Or IT student. I m not eligible for offcompus coz I don’t hv throughout 60 %. But in MCA and BCA my score is more then 60%. I belong to small family from village so, there no one told me correspondence study is creating problem in feature and i select it because in my small town this is only option according to our economical condition. I wanna job in good company or PSU’s that’s why I came in delhi in this year but I m totally confused. Because when I see restrictions in psu’s jobs then in my side I hv only option for banking exam that not belongs to my field and if try to creak bank exam It will min 1 year. It means I lost 2013 for GATE but due to lacking in my education it not help me to creak PSU’s exam. Totally 6 year I expand in reading computer science subject but now I unable to fill for of government jobs like psu’s, or other technical. if I join bank, I lost all my dream.
    plz suggest me how can I proceed coz my family member and my village people think I m doing some thing big.
    I m totally depressed.

    1. Nil

      All the best buddy for GATE 2014!

  5. dk

    i am preparing by my own without coaching. I want to join any postal study course but i’m confused to choose among them. Please tell me for which study material i should go for. Plz reply. Plz.. i have to start my preparation.thank you.

  6. Partho

    Thanks a lot for motivating me once again..its tough to retain focus where so many entertainments are rolling around 🙁 …

  7. monika

    wow. just simply awesome and inspiring. thanx a ton bhaya.
    and all those who want material can contact me on [email protected] for cse branch. xerox and courier charges hv to bear by the concern person. 😀

    1. Sumit

      Hii Monika I need notes for gate preparation… Can u help

  8. isa

    such a motivaing article….
    Thank you and all the best for exam

  9. Anjali

    Thnku so much Zahid sir..:)

  10. Madhuri

    Thank u so much for posting such a nice article , it helped me alot
    ALL THE BEST for ur exam

  11. Prudhvi

    thank you for motivating us..all the best for your exam 🙂

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