Conducted on behalf of the National Coordinating Board, the GATE exam attracts large number of engineering graduates who want to pursue M Tech. Eight engineering giants (Seven Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore) conduct this examination for the admission in the post graduation degree course in technology, engineering and pharmacy in colleges, spread across India. Go through this article to get a clear and detailed knowledge on how you need to prepare to crack GATE.
Students of various branches and disciplines of engineering come out of their colleges with a dream to pursue suitable course to continue their educational journey ahead. To enter into the world of development and research, which are growing at a rapid pace today, innumerable candidates are appearing in the GATE exam to take admission in M Tech course. Even though there are many doors to go through today, huge number of students actually appears in GATE to pursue PhD in future in respective branches. A student who is the Master of Computer Application (MCA) can also appear in GATE. However, the candidate has to have mathematics in bachelor degree.
The focus of this article is on the preparation procedure. But, before that each and every candidate has to make sure that he/she has already cleared the eligibility criteria to appear for the examination. Before applying for the examination, it’s always better to be aware of the exam pattern well in advance.
In order to be successful, it’s really very important to know the exact exam pattern beforehand. 1. The duration of the exam is 3 hours and total marks are 100. Students have to appear in the exam according to their respective streams. 2. To clear the doubts regarding the eligibility criteria, every student should go through the admission brochure of the exam. 3. In interview round, students have to answer questions, related to the respective discipline. 4. The exam paper consists of 1 mark and 2 marks questions along with few aptitude questions.
Valuable tips for GATE for the final year students:
1. The GATE exam is conducted every year in February. As the theoretical syllabus is completed by that time, it’s mandatory for the aspirants to revise the entire study material, keeping the exam pattern in mind. 2. Students are required to gain a thorough knowledge on concepts and most important topics of the curriculum. 3. Acquiring thorough knowledge is possible only if the student attends the classes of engineering regularly. 4. Solving recent test papers of GATE would help candidates to understand his/her preparation level and analytical abilities. It assists in understanding where the candidate actually lacks. It gives basically two advantages • It helps the candidate to rate topics according to their importance. • The candidates get an impression on what are the areas they need to work on. 5. Prepare a time table to give required importance to the important topics.
Keep a watch alongside while you are giving the exam at home. Make an ambiance like an examination center. Follow each and every rule. Take a note that how much time you require to solve the entire paper. On the very next day, try to reduce the time for better result. Concentrate on time management and accuracy. It’s important to make a habit of solving question papers before appearing for the GATE exam. It actually would assist to boost up your confidence level.
The next step:
GATE is just a stepping stone. Cracking it with flying colors ensures that the candidate gets an opportunity to take forms in their desired college. Filling forms and going to the counseling of these colleges are tiresome. Hence, appearing for the GATE exam is just the beginning.
Craft your future on your own:
Attitude and thinking are the keys for everyone. For a bright career, everyone needs to keep the following points in mind 1. It is commonly said that we are the creators of our own destiny. Focus should be on what we are doing. It can actually help us to make the difference. 2. Analyzing your capabilities is important. It’s also very important to know where you went wrong. Everyone needs to work on their weaknesses and improve their skills. 3. Both success and failures are part and parcel of life. On the other hand, failure is a sign of future success as well. 4. To achieve the goal, everyone has to overcome failures but one should not be afraid of failure on the way to the desired destination. 5. Time is a key factor. It’s important to utilize it, especially during the preparation period of the examination. 6. There’s nothing to prove. You need to be successful for the hard work you have put in. 7. Staying fit and healthy is important. Otherwise, you won’t get the required energy and won’t be able to stimulate your brain cells. 8. Make strategies and work smart.