GATE exams are one of the most hard entrance exams to crack. The students who do have science background can apply for GATE exams.
Gate exams are the direct gateway to get admissions to various post graduate programs in well-known engineering institutes in India. Apart from it, financial assistance is also being provided by MHRD and other such govt. agencies.
Public Sector Units (PSU’s) are too hiring candidates at initial stage on the basis of their scores in GATE exams. It is therefore the competition in GATE exams is really high and the students should strategically prepare to crack this sort of exam. As the competition in the exam keeps on increasing students should utilize each and every minute to prepare for the exam.
Before we discuss the last minute tips to prepare for GATE, let us first have a look on the paper pattern of GATE as it is quite essential before preparing for the exam.
Paper Pattern of GATE
There will be total number of 65 questions in GATE question paper carrying 100 marks in total in which there will be 10 questions of General Aptitude carrying 15 marks in total.
GATE 2014 question paper will contain two different types of questions as follows:
Multiple Choice Questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. The questions are objective in nature and students will have a choice of four answers, out of which one is usually correct which the students need to mark.
Numerical Answer Questions also will contain 1 or 2 marks each. In this sort of questions the students need to enter the real number using the virtual keyboard. In this sort of questions, students will not be provided any kinds of choices.
Last minute tips for GATE:
- If for any reason, you didn’t prepare for the GATE exams right from the beginning of the year. So, here are few tips that you should follow to prepare for GATE exams in the last session
- Start preparing for the mechanical engineering and study in-depth the energy systems, Thermal engineering, Aerospace, Manufacturing Design and Industrial engineering.
- Quick guides to make preparation for GATE such as Fundamentals of Classed Thermodynamics by Van Wylen, Energy conversation by Sukhalmov and Heat and Mass Transfer by R. Yadav should be prepared.
- Most of the questions in GATE exams are related to M. Tech and M.E. So, take a close look at these papers.
- Solve as many as past year question papers as you can. It will give you in-depth knowledge of what sort of question will be asked.
- Solve sample and mock test papers available at IIT website.
- Do not start a new topic in the last minute. It is better to revise whatever you have done in the last minute.
- Don’t study late night before the last day of exam.
- Most importantly! Don’t get panic.