“WINNERS DON’T DO DIFFERENT THINGS, BUT THEY DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY”
GATE eligibility criteria or the candidates who can appear in gate are B.TECH/B.SC/B.ARCH/M.SC/B.PHARM.Students take admission in gate coaching to pursue their post-graduation (M.TECH/M.E/M.S) from highly reputed colleges of India like IISC Bangalore, IIT’s, NIT’s and numerous others and for jobs in PSU’s.
Indian colleges not only prefer GATE Scores. There are certain foreign universities take admission through gate of Singapore (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and National University of Singapore) and Germany do take admission for post-graduate courses that provide a high opportunity to learn and earn in foreign. Now if you were dreaming of pursuing your post-graduation from foreign you need to run after GRE or GMAT as this opens with one more opportunity for students
PSU’s (Public Sector Undertaking) as BHEL, NTPC and various other that are Maharatna’s with some Miniratna’s that offers government jobs and high paid salaries do prefer recruitment through gate score.An exam providing ample opportunities to grow but due to certain mistakes or we can call it blunders we are refrained from these opportunities or think for a drop and try next time. However, do you really think by giving a drop and working hard will make you achieve your goal?
Tips to crack gate exam for this we need to rectify ourselves much more than hard work because every candidate does work hard but very few of him or her achieves their goals. Have every thought why is it so?
MISTAKES!! MISTAKES!! MISTAKES!!
Now the level of hard work is almost equal but the level of mistakes evaluate your actual result. Therefore, here I am going to discuss with you some common mistakes that are refraining you achieve your goals even after gate coaching and how to rectify them. As everyone is aware of the problem but very, few are aware of the solution.
“ONLY THOSE WHO DON’T WORK, DO NOT MAKE MISTAKES”
So, never feel disheartened if you commit any mistake, as you should be happy that you worked hard and you got know your loopholes so that you can rectify them as early as possible.
MISTAKE #1: IMPROPER GATE STUDY PLAN
“IF YOU FAIL TO PLAN, YOU ARE PLANNING TO FAIL”-Benjamin Franklin
Start with gate study plan, it’s good but you do not plan practically because you are so energetic at that point of time that believe you can complete everything in one day going to get gate AIR rank below 100.
SOLUTION: It is excellent that you are enthusiastic but you do not remain the same the complete year. Keep yourself calm thing for a day or two then take advice from experienced people then evaluate yourself then make your timetable. I am not saying you cannot get AIR-1 after gate coaching but you have to be equally or more enthusiastic towards your goal similar to the first day. Proper gate study plan after gate coaching saves your precious time.
MISTAKE #2: UNABLE TO FOLLOW THE GATE STUDY SCHEDULE
This is the biggest and the most common of all the problems. 0nce you are done with your gate coaching then comes your gate study schedule after 2-3 days you find that you are unable to follow the GATE study schedule after gate coaching and then you start feeling low and start thinking negative that you do not have that capability to achieve. But, for a while have your ever given a thought that why did you made this gate study schedule and join gate coaching, if you are not much capable.
SOLUTION: Now you were very enthusiastic on very first day of your gate coaching and gate exam preparation for eie or gate preparation you need to maintain the same level of enthusiasm. At this point of time, you need to make amendments in your gate exam schedule. After making amendments you will find that, you are able to follow your gate schedule easily. You can even increase the level of gate exam schedule if you find it to low but follow your gate exam schedule two weeks once and then go for amendments.
MISTAKE #3: PARTIAL KNOWLEDGE OF GATE SYLLABUS AND PATTERN
“HALF-KNOWLEDGE IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN IGNORANCE”
Before and during your gate coaching and gate exam preparation you need to be very much aware of the complete gate exam syllabus with the pattern.
SOLUTION: Follow the original website or gate coaching exam syllabus rather than referring to some gate books or other websites. For the pattern, you need to follow some good publisher books or websites. You need to mark a number of chapters that carry high weightage of marks in the exam and are comparatively easy to cover in short span of time. Now accordingly you need to make your schedule for the week(s) and divide the topics equally according to the time requirement.
MISTAKE #4: LACK OF PRACTICE
Students focus mainly on theory and do not give much time in practising numerical.
SOLUTION: It is good to study theory for gate exam and then solve numerical or questions asked in gate exam that is mostly done in gate coaching. Meanwhile, do not forget to practise previous year’s gate questions. You should give mock tests for gate and solve gate previous year’s exam papers as many times as you can. If you finished once do it twice thrice and so on with proper time management. If you are given 3 hours to solve 65 questions then you should be practicing and giving exam in gate coaching in a similar way from the very start your give your gate full-length mock test. Revise the gate mock test point and gate coaching exams for your errors and topics you were unable to attempt mark them and focus them the number of times you do not get overcome that error.
MISTAKE #5: GATE VIRTUAL CALCULATOR
This is not very new but something about which the gate aspirants and some gate coaching do not focus on it.
SOLUTION: Download gate virtual calculator on your desktop and make use of that while practicing gate questions or giving gate mock test.
MISTAKE #6: LACK OF CONSISTENCY
It is a competitive exam and only gate coaching will not help.
SOLUTIONS: Regular study according to the gate preparation schedule and proper revision is must. If you are taking any gate coaching. You need to revise and practice whatever done in the gate coaching after you come back to your room. It is not necessary just after coming from gate coaching. But you need to make revision before visiting the next gate coaching class and solve problems related to the topic.
MISTAKE #7: LACK OF POSITIVITY
As the gate exam comes nearer. Pressure increases and most of the gate exam aspirants leave their gate coaching. Just because they are not up to the mark of what you have started.
SOLUTION: Relax and if you are not able to good in certain gate exam topics of gate coaching. It does not mean that cannot do well in other topics. As no one can be excellent in all, even gate exam AIR-1 doing gate coaching do not get full marks. Because that person has also left some topics of gate taught in gate coaching. Take a stroll in the open air and think of all the positive things that you did during your preparation. It is impossible that you have not done anything good for solving a very tough question in your gate coaching. Or while giving the gate coaching mock test.
MISTAKE #8: LEAVING CERTAIN GATE TOPICS
This happens just because you have less time for gate coaching preparation. Or you are not able to understand the topic as you understand other topics in gate coaching.
SOLUTION: Do not ever leave any GATE topic or any GATE syllabus subject. If you find the topic/subject tough then read the basic questions of that topic and theory of gate coaching. If you do this, much you will surely gain marks in that topic taught in gate coaching during your GATE exam. And single marks matter a lot. It is most important to attempt easy questions rather than attempting toughest questions. As these questions keep you in the race. And leaving a single easy question can make you out of the race. These tips are necessary to be practiced during gate coaching as well.
MISTAKE #9: MORE NEGATIVE MARKING
The candidate is a very much aware of loss of marks due to negative marking in GATE. But does not try to lessen it. And these sessions are also taken by gate coaching.
SOLUTION: Attempt only those questions that you are sure will give you positive marks in gate coaching exam and gate exam, do not even try to attempt questions that you are doubtful. If there is 50% possibility of getting positive marks. Then you can give a chance but not in more than 3-4 questions.
MISTAKE #10: LACK OF TIME MANAGEMENT
Most of the candidates speak “I was short of time or the paper was lengthy”.
SOLUTION: You should develop a habit of judging the questions in one go whether you will be able to attempt it or not. This trick comes by practicing gate-coaching questions. The more you practice, the less difficulty you will face while giving the gate exam.
There is no shortcut to anything and there is only one shortcut “PRACTICE”.
“NEVER PUT OFF THINGS ON TOMORROW, IF YOU CAN DO IT TODAY”.
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