Tip 1: Keep Your Mind Calm, Forget About Good Rank

Karmanein Vadhaka Rastey Maa Faaleshu Kadachan
-Bhagavad Gita

It means that perform your duty with generosity and forget what will be the outcome of that particular duty.

First part of this tip seems to be clear because you need to keep your mind calm to get better concentration. Now you will ask, “Why should I forget about getting a good rank?”. The answer to this question is very simple. Forgetting about a good rank is one of the ways to keep your mind calm. Just assume that you are happy with whatever rank you get. If you do this, you will be able to concentrate more on your preparation than your performance. I am asking just to forget about good rank, not about good preparation. Give your best to your preparation. This way you will be able to remove some of the useless thoughts from your mind and give your best performance in the exam.Usually it happens that even if our preparation is good, we make lots of mistakes in the exam. These mistakes happen either because of anxiety or because of overconfidence. Anxiety comes when you start thinking that what will happen if by chance you don’t get a good rank. Overconfidence comes when you start feeling that you will easily get a very good rank. In my view both of these situations are harmful for an ordinary student, because you will not be able to concentrate on the exam. You will be lost in these thoughts. If you assume in advance that you are not going to get a good rank, you will feel neither anxious nor over confident. Hence you will be able to get better concentration in the exam followed by a good rank which will open the doors of IISc/IITs for you.

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  1. hey .if u cud possibly suggest me a sol . i cant solve more than 40 quest in the test series.with of crse the wrng attempts as well
    bt wenevr i solve des ques at hme wthout ny ref i am able to solve most f dem lyk 55to 60 .hw do u thnk shud i improve upon my speed.also there are few ques i m sure abt still jst scared to mark dem if in case dey go wrng. worried abt it.plz do reply.

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      @Tanushree
      When you solve the same set of questions at home, actually you remember the problem statements of those questions. Therefore it becomes easy to solve those questions quickly, because understanding a problem takes most of the time.
      One simple solution I would suggest is: “Try to solve the same paper and other gate papers within 1 hour 30 minutes”. If you do this, I hope you will improve your speed for sure. For accuracy, I would suggest that note down the kind of mistakes you usually make in your exam and before going for the exam just read those once. One simple example of mistakes is difference between “bit” and “byte”. When we are in hurry, we forget to check whether it’s “bit” or “byte”. I hope it will help you. For those questions, you are scared to mark, I will suggest that you ask the question from yourself that how much sure you are. If this kind of questions are good in number, then you should try attempt the subset of questions for which you are very much sure. If you have doubt in only very few questions then you can avoid replying to them.

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  3. hello Ankur sir, i want to ask, i am a ece student and am preparing for GATE since last month….so i want to know that, if i will solve the yearly gate questions day by day…can be this idea good for me???…..and tell me your experiance for me what will i do for my best and for good ranking in gate exam..??

  4. hello Ankur sir, i want to ask, i am a ece 3rd year student and am preparing for GATE since last month….so i want to know that, if i will solve the yearly gate questions day by day…can be this idea good for me???…..and tell me your experiance for me what will i do for my best and for good ranking in gate exam..??

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