GATE Preparation Tips

I have started writing this article to help GATE aspirants in getting a good rank. This article is written specially for ordinary students, since I was also a ordinary student and could get 54 rank in GATE Computer Science 2012. For me A.I.R. 54 and IISc were just beyond dreams, still I could make that happen.

In my view, to get a good rank in competition, your strategy is more important than your hard work and if you can work on both it becomes your smart work. This smart work is the key to your success.

Hard Work + Good Strategy = Smart Work

Every person has his own strategy to prepare for the competition and this strategy becomes the differentiator.
In next few blog posts, I will be writing about the strategy used by me while preparing for GATE-2012.

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      I will write about it after GATE exam. I don’t want people to divert from whatever they are studying now. In last month, it’s better to stick to whatever you have studied.

  1. Thanks for your tips.. can you suggest some quick revision tips for last days… what to do more..?? i mean practice questions or revise theory etc etc.. thanks in advanc

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  2. Hi Ankur,

    We Need to say thanks for investing your valuable time to us.
    Can you write an article about how to prepare a particular subject (one for problematic & theory type) and suggest books for theory,problem.

    How can we prepare the subjects for both gate exam and to clear interview in IIT’S in a simultaneous way.

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  3. I am also an Infy Trainee. Want to pursue M.Tech in Electronics Design and Technology from IISc. Please recommend a way ASAP.

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  4. sir i jst finished my 1st yr.i m doing chem engg frm nit nagpur. i want a gud score in gate.plz guide me.

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  5. sir please guide me how to prepare for gate i want to get good rank ….. now am in 1 year wanted to start my preperation from 2 year which book is beter …… sir please guide me…….

  6. sir please guide me i want to get good rank ….. now am in 1 year wanted to start my preperation from 2 year which book is beter

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  7. sir i have some droughts on TOC AND i want to send it to u for its solution it is possible to send it to ur mail ?

  8. hi i m currently in 2nd year and will be in 3rd year very soon now my question 2 u is that how can i prepare for gate from ryt and what path should i follow for my prep. so that i dont get stuck between my college syllabus and gate syllabus.How to make the correct balance?

  9. I have completed my 12th this year and will be entering my college life.So,when to start my preparation for GATE .

  10. hello sir,sir am study in msc biotechnology final year so i wants preparetion of gate exam and am so confuse how prepare gate exam pls tll me sir -books any other suggestion

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  11. I am EC student,there are some subject common in EC & EE should i solve both branches papers or only EC papers ? please reply.

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  12. Hi Ankur,
    Congratulation on your success. I passed B.Tech in CSE last year. Planning for GATE next year. Currently I am working as Software Engineer in a MNC. It will be better if you could help me with planning and strategy for 2014 GATE.
    Regards,
    Arghajit

  13. hey ,…..next month i will entering into third year….
    i am holding a handy 78% and 75% during mah first and second semeseter…..but the condition got bad during second year…
    and i am expecting re appear in in some subjects…………….
    my query is that if i clear these re appears by time and manage to get overall % above 70% by the end of the course….will i b eligible for gate……or will i be discarded just because i got re appear during my course…..

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      1. sir…will u pls let me aware about the other options of making quick money using the same degree…
        (with and without degree)

  14. hii sir…. i will be entering third year (I.T.) now…. and i am not in a condition to take GATE coaching… so could you suggest few tips to self study….and specific reference books… thanx….

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  15. I AM ENTERING third year… so please help me up with a practical plan to be followed to increase the chances of getting good rank…..

  16. @ankur sir : i have just given my 2nd semester exams(cse)…i want to prepare for GATE..i would want to know that which books did u refer for your GATE preparation?…it is really getting a bit confusing to choose a right book for the lot of books available..what should be my strategy for the preparation?…i dont want to miss even a single day and want to prepare right from the beginning of the 3rd semester..!!!

  17. I am a second year ece student.How to prepare for gate exam?
    Please list a few suggestions and the books for reference Sir

  18. hii bhaiya..first of all congrats for ur good rank..bhaiya i hv passed my 1st year ..i have to prepare for gate 2016..bhaiya give me some suggestions for how to clear gate..what should be d strategies ..bhaiya m from eee branch..what should i have to start from now..i wanna secure gud rank in gate

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  19. Greetings Sir,
    Heartiest congratulation for such a great success in GATE. Iam an Mechanical Engineering student of 5th sem and I’wd be pleased if you help me give some smart work tips and correct way to prepare for GATE . . .

    I’wd also like to know that if GATE couching is helpful or we can prepare for it by our own ?

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  20. hi i m sunayana i m going to join in b tech first year in eee …….can u gide me for gate 2017……..
    ?????????

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  21. Sir,I am in 2nd year in civil engineering from Government Engineering College,Amravati.I really want to be a M.Tech from IISc,Bangalore.Please tell me how should i tackle GATE while my graduating years….
    Please guide me so that i can achieve IISc or IITs for M.Tech.
    Thank you.

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  22. Hi,

    I about to complete M.Sc. (IT). Planning for M. Tech. Hence I have to move ahead through Gate. I am working also. There is some financial issue is also associated me I can’t quit for job. As I am very ordinary student don’t have very high knowledge of the concept as well. I can give up 5 hours to my study at home and 2 to 2.5 hours in office with internet only.

    As I am facing little but problem or I must say that I am in confusion.

    I am in confusion that where to start and how to start. I read your previous comments also and I have collected the some previous year question papers but seriously telling to you I was not able to solve even 5 questions out of 65. Kindly guide me how to prepare for upcoming gate exam (2014). As I am not able to make out from where I need to start out.
    Kindly suggest….
    Pavan Kumar (+ 91 9818159800)

  23. hii I’m studying Btech 3rd year in ECE.I’m an average student ,can you giv me some tips to prepare for the gate

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  24. sir,
    iam a first year b.e student in mechanical engineering how can i prepare for gate from now onwards?
    thanks, saju

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  25. hi,
    recently I have completed my 3rd yr of b.tech(ME).what should be my strategy for gate 2014,on which topics I have to be more focus…thanks.

  26. Sir ,good evening.actually I do not you but with help of internet I knew you.my problem is that I am not serious about our goal and sir please give me some tips about give a good rank.

  27. sir m a btech third year student nd i want to appear for gate this time so u pls guide me how i cope up with all my gate prepration, my collg studies n my job preprations.

  28. Thanks a lot bro.
    I am a second year B-Tech student and I was actually planning to start preparations for GATE. I happened to see your articles. I have always wanted to start the venture, but then never actually started preparations. Your words and scripts has been of great inspiration to me.
    I wish you all the very best and once again thank you for the article.

  29. Hi…i have just started with my fourth year(ECE) in B-Tech.I would like to know how to start preparing for GATE-2014. Is joining a good coaching institute a necessity for getting through GATE..

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  30. I m feeling hard to prepare for gate 14 I hv cleared my engg this yr, I m frm civil engg stream n want to do m.tech frm iit. pls suggest me how can I prepare for this. I’ll be thankfull of u

  31. sir please tell me how you prepare general aptitude for gate 2010 as well as gate 2012? which book you followed for quantitative aptitude and verbal reasoning ?

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  32. Hey,i missed last year GATE exam but im looking to write the exam this year. Im not going to join any coaching centres. Is it possible to end up in IIT???preparation tips are welcome

  33. Kya job karte huye gate ki taiyary kar sakta hu septmb se preparation start ka
    ru pls ……
    Sham ko daily 3-4hr hi samay de paunga
    kaun sa subject pahle pathai karu mera branch
    civil engg. H important subject h

  34. Hello,
    I did M.C.A. and I am pass-out of 2013. I want to take admission for M.Tech. in CS. I can’t join classes for GATE preparation. Can you suggest me good books so that I can score good marks?
    But before that, tell me, while recruiting, companies go for overall marks i.e. from SSC to M.Tech.? Because my HSC and Graduation are of second class. SSC and MCA are of First class. Is M.Tech. good option for me for getting job after completion?

  35. Sir in my previous question you say you are never prepared for aptitude.so how you are able to solve the qustions with confident ?please tell the stretagy you make to solve the aptitude question

  36. hi sir,
    I am B.Tech student having CSE as branch. how would i prepare to crack gate as i am average student.. what are the necessary thing required to crack gate.??

  37. Now only few months left for the examination and i have yet to make a start. Being an engineering graduate in ECE, is it possible to even qualify GATE 2014 now ? I have no hopes but your may help awaken my determination.

  38. Hello sir.. i am a final year student in computer science and engineering… Sir i start my preparation for gate 2014.. i hav 5 months for preparation..
    Sir i am a average student and i want iit for my m.tech..
    Sir please tell me how to study and how to crack gate..
    thnx

  39. i m in fnl yr ..four mnths left fr gate exm ..pls gv me some prpr drtctn abt how to prpre nd wat to prpre fr gate ..i m in electrical brnch of engineering

    1. First of all you have to clear all your basics, then you should prepare for multiples of that. Basics can be cleared by attending the video lectures of IIT uploaded by NPTEL.

  40. sir i m 2nd yr stdnt of mech eng,i wnt 2 knw wat ws ur strtgy to get undr 100 rank.nd also suggest sm tips to initiate my prepartn

  41. sir, i’m 2nd yr student of building&construction engineering.i want to give gate exam 2016 by civil engg. i want to know how can i prepare for this.sir,iit is my drem

  42. hi… i m passing out mca in 2012 so i did not face gate exam till now according to any reason can i apply for next 2016 gate exam?
    plz plz help me out….

  43. hello..,
    im a third year student aspiring to crack gate exam
    but is it necessary for me to but previous years solved question and answers book from the beginning itself

    or is it better to buy them after preparing thouroughly all the concepts???

  44. hello sir iam doing 3rd mechanical . how much of time to spend for preparation of gate, which is the best publishers in mechanical

  45. Brother,i have no other option other than GATE. Please help me out with your valuable tips. I am a student of ME in 4th sem and i am going to appear GATE 2017 mech. Thanking you!

  46. I am in third year…guide me about gate preparation..
    I must give gate 2017? Or 2016?
    Also I cannot afford coaching centers because of family problems so can I prepare on my own or on internet?
    Please do reply

  47. Respected Sir,
    I am student of final year in civil engineering,Govt. college of engg. Amravati.I have CGPA< 6.5. But with high Gate score as like AIR< 100, can i get admission in top IITs ??
    Also if CGPA< 6.5, what could be future options as career in technical field..
    Please sir Guide me.
    Thank You!!!

  48. Congrats for good rank in gate i am computer science 3rd year student and need your guidance for preparation of gate 2017 and please provide me study plan and recommended books

    Thank you

  49. i am third year student electronics.i want to crack gate 2017 for govt. job.kindly plz suggest how to prepare….how to plz give me tips n trics.how to start whih notes to refer…how to do study plan???

  50. I am a3rd year electrical student,I must have to crack gate2018 to get a govt job(psu).plz suggest me preparation plans&tips,how to start preparation?? Plz suggest me

  51. Iam a 3rd year electronics engg. Student.Iam finding network theory a bit complicated.can u suggest me a good book?

  52. Hello Ankur.

    Congratulations for the achievement. You are the inspiration for those students who lack confidence. You should definitely hare your strategy with them.

  53. I am third year student computer science. I want to crack gate 2018 with good score. Suggest me how to prepare for gate and how to start preparation. which books should I refer? How to do study plan? Give me tips for that. Thank you.

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