Always follow standard books for GATE. Try to cover complete syllabus. If not possible expertise in what ever portion of syllabus you practice.
Try preparing notes after reading every chapter/topic. This may initially take some time but will help you while revising before paper.
While reading any chapter/topic do ask your self following questions "What", "How", and "Why" and see improvement
Remember that GATE exam is objective based,most of the time solving the problem is tricky.so learn tips to track GATE from gate tutor.
group study will be more helpful for GATE preparation.
FOR PREPARATION YOU MAY USE:civil engineering by B.S.REDDY,CPWD civil engineering from G.K publication and many books on gate preparation
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I am giving you some tips related to GATE. 1>Always follow some books related to GATE. 2>Study thrrowly all the chapters & try to prepare some notes.
3>Keep yourself updated.Always check the recent syllabus & paer pattern
Try to follow my tips & you will sure succeed in GATE EXAM.