GATE stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.
After completion of engineering, GATE is a good option for studying further. Time management plays a major role while preparing for the exam. GATE aspirants should utilize each second effectively. Proper time division for covering the syllabus, practicing sample papers, and last-minute preparation must be done so that the candidate does not miss anything before attempting the paper.
Here are a few tips you should follow while you are preparing for the GATE exam.
1. Clear your concepts:
You’ll have to clear your concepts really well for GATE. Focus on the syllabus and find relevant books for your preparation. If needed, you can also go for coachings for GATE.
2.Improve your aptitude:
Aptitude is a really important part of GATE or for that matter, any of the exams. For example, take a topic – solve about 20-30 questions in a day. It will take only 1 hour or less. The trick here is to start first with level one and solve for all topics. After that, you can start doing questions from level 2 difficulty. Doing this, you will revise the formula and solve tough questions.
3.Prepare a timetable and follow it:
To succeed in this exam, you’ll have to make a timetable and work according to it. Divide your time between subjects and topics. Hours of study depends on what is your concentration level and how fast you grasp things.
4. Make notes:
While going through topics, always make notes. They will help you in the end. Then you can easily just revise them before the examination. The trick is, sometimes we make notes but don’t like to read it. Try to make your notes attractive. This will take a little bit of time but it should really help you.
5. Write formula at one place:
As you are making notes for numerical subjects, write all the formulas topic-wise in one place. Stick them on the wall (yeah just like we used to do at school). But believe us, this helps very much in order to memorize those formulas.
6. Take test series and analyze every time:
Take mock tests conducted by the coaching centers like Career Launcher or Freshersworld online tests. Opt for any of them. When the result comes, analyze where you went wrong. Check the topics that you missed and those that need attention. By doing this, you will be good to go for GATE examinations.
7. Never give up:
We usually start with real enthusiasm, but after a while, we begin to lack it. That should be avoided. Do not give up on what you want to do. To achieve more in life, one has to do work hard at some point in their life. Make this time yours and prepare hard.
All the best!