GATE Exams

GATE aspirants can do well in the exams if they are prepared well and ahead of time. It is best to study well for the exams. Gaining good scores in these exams will help the candidates get admission into IITs, IISC, IIITs, NITs, and many other well-known institutions. Meanwhile, these scores are also considered by many PSUs while recruiting for relevant vacancies. Hence, all aspiring candidates of GATE aim to score well and ace the GATE exams. 

Having realized the significance of the GATE, every candidate aims to perform well in the exams. They can start preparing for the exams by first referring to the relevant syllabus of their chosen primary and secondary papers for the GATE exams. For example, GATE aspirants who opted for Civil Engineering paper can refer at first to the GATE Civil syllabus and the syllabus of the corresponding secondary papers they have chosen to get an idea about the exam subjects, topics and related concepts. All the candidates are advised to check the syllabus, prepare and schedule, and go at a suitable pace to get the best results. 

Tips to Prepare for GATE Exams

Meanwhile, here in this article, we have attempted to give some tips on preparing for the GATE exams. 

  • Start preparing for exams early. Focus on the studies and get ample time for revision before the exams 
  • Prepare well for the exams by referring to the syllabus, marks weightage and the exam pattern
  • Follow a proper study plan and schedule based on the priorities 
  • Choose the most suitable study materials to prepare for the exams 
  • Clear all the doubts about any topic related to the subject 
  • Know how to manage time most effectively

This article has also established the importance of marks weightage and syllabus in preparing for the exams. Exam pattern is also equally important. 

Know The Exam Pattern 

  • The exam conducted will be a computer-based test (CBT) for a total of 3 hours. 
  • All questions asked are framed based on the syllabus. 
  • As per the pattern, the question papers constitute Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions.
  • There will be 65 questions, amounting to a total of 100 marks. 
  • The MCQs are marked at 1 or 2 marks, accordingly. 
  • For a wrong answer chosen in an MCQ, there will be a negative marking. For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer, while for 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. However, there is no negative marking for MSQ & NAT.

By going through this list above, candidates can clearly understand the marks’ weightage per question. Thus, it also gives a clear picture of how referring to the GATE exam pattern can help candidates prepare more proficiently for the exams. Going through it helps not only to uncover facts about the marks or topic weightage, but also helps to prepare a more effective exam strategy. 

Thus, understanding the pattern, question types and exam mode can also motivate the candidates to perform better. Sticking to the given strategies and hacks while referring to the required study materials will enable the candidates to score high and ace the exams.