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  • Simple Tricks to Qualify GATE 2017

    GATE is national level competitive examination and is conducted by the IISc, Bangalore and the seven old IITs. The exam is usually held in the month of January or February and the score is the gate way for getting admission to higher studies such as MS, M.Tech, etc, however for the last 5-6 years the GATE Exam is being used by many PSU’s as qualifying exam for their recruitment. Obviously, there is huge pressure on the students who prepare for the exam and also on the parents. Some students take excessive pressure and things start going haphazard. What they should understand is that getting good marks in the entrance exam is not as difficult as it looks but articulate planning is the key.


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    You should follow various tips and tricks that will help you manage time properly and cover the entire syllabus. Before starting the preparation, you should find the latest syllabus. Some of you might have borrowed the books from someone that would not contain latest syllabus. As a result, you might miss out on the minor and important changes that have been added to the syllabus. Make sure that you have bought the latest content available both online and physical shops. You can also avail flipkart offers to get the content at lesser price. After getting the right content, make sure that you go through the content and try to find out what are the new additions. You should know what to study, but you should also be aware of what not to study. Before you start studying, take a look at question pattern. You must have heard the difference between hard work and smart work and same applies here. When you go through the question paper pattern, it helps you to understand and prepare the way examiner wants you to.

    Glimpse of Gate

    The following is cut off of last version of the exam for various streams:-

    Subject
    Total marks
    Cut off(GEN)
    Cut off(OBC)
    Cut off(SC/ST)
    Computer Science Engineering
    100
    25
    22.50
    16.67
    Mechanical Eng
    100
    32.73
    29.46
    21.82
    Electronics & comm. Eng
    100
    25
    22.50
    16.67
    Electrical Eng
    100
    25
    22.50
    16.67


    Recruitment in PSUs through GATE

    There have been surge in the number of public sector companies who are now recruiting through GATE exam. Companies which have announced recruitment through GATE 2016 are
    · DMRC
    · BSPCL
    · DRDO
    · RITES
    · ONGC
    · NFL
    · CABINET SECY(GOVT OF INDIA)
    · PSPCL
    · MDL
    · BPCL
    · GAIL
    · NLC
    · INDIAN OIL
    · HPCL
    · NBCC
    · BHEL
    · NTPC
    · POWERGRID

    The list is not complete and there are several other PSUs which are recruiting Engineers through GATE.

    Believe on standard books
    Next, when you buy books for GATE preparation, make sure that you got standard books. There are various books available in the market that will claim to be the best but standard books are written by the professors and experts who set the question paper of GATE. These professors from IITs, IISc and NITs cover all the topics which are relevant to the examination and therefore you can rely on these standard contents. Never go for shortcut and contents that promise you getting prepared for the content in just 15-20 days.

    Timeliness
    Divide your time wisely because the greatest key to success is timelines. Every topic should be given importance according to the weightage it has in the question paper. Again, this cannot be done without you looking at the sample question papers. Start preparing for the test as early as possible because this will give you the ample time to be focused and prepared in the precise manner and you will be a step closer to clearing the exam. Starting the preparation early will also give you time to study and understand every topic in depth.

    Apart from studying, you should also study articles and journals in free time written by the candidates who have qualified the examination and took admission in colleges of their choice. You will get different perspective on how to prepare for the exam and therefore change your strategy accordingly. There are now various online platforms where different aspirants come together to discuss about the subject, share tips and tricks and other such things. On these platforms, you will find people who will have already qualified the exam and they are added to the group to share their experience which helps the aspirants in big ways. It is always good to know their experience and the tips they share with you. If possible, you can connect with few of those students and also correct the naive mistakes that you never noticed.

    The experts will advise you to read one book at a time for one subject and solve the maximum numerical problems before starting with the sample questions. When you will solve the problems from sample questions, the difference between the questions in the book and those in the question paper, will be cleared.

    Learn to solve the problem quick
    You might have noticed that there are some students who solve the same question in half the time than you do. It does not appear to you that you are solving it right but the other students are applying the essential trick that is the key to sail through the examination. You can also get books that have shortcuts for solving and get discount from CouponDekho.co.in. If necessary, then join a good coaching institute that can sharpen your skills and teach you the much needed tricks to solve the numerical in lesser time. Key to qualify the exam is to learn the tricks that will help you to save the time and complete all the paper in time.

    Above all, you should not take unnecessary stress of the exam if you are preparing according to the time table made. Stress and unnecessary pressure hinders with your studies and you lose the focus. If stress is taking toll on you then try including some activities like yoga, gym, jogging etc. in your routine.

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