#CareerBytes: How to secure AIR below 100 in GATE CS?
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a competitive exam for engineering graduates conducted for admission to postgraduate courses and PSU recruitment. Computer Science and Information Technology (Code: CS) is one of the 24 disciplines in which GATE is conducted. Cracking GATE isn't easy, but with right preparation one can score high. Here are some tips to secure AIR below 100 in GATE CS.
Be clear about the aim, follow a disciplined study schedule
Firstly, aspirants must have clarity about their aim - why they want to go for GATE. This will help them have a better path to reach their goal. GATE CS syllabus is quite elaborate and one must have a proper study plan and adhere to a disciplined schedule to crack the exam. They can set short-term and long-term study goals for effective preparation.
#2: Cover 100% of syllabus to secure AIR below 100
GATE CS aspirants who want to get an AIR below 100 need to cover 100% of the syllabus. They must cover all the topics, without leaving or ignoring any. However, they can focus more on topics that have more weightage and are easier to score.
Focus on practicing and revising; prepare your revision notes
Apart from studying, regular revision and written practice are important for scoring high in GATE. Aspirants must practice and revise as much as possible to improve their retention, speed, and accuracy. Also, aspirants can prepare short point-wise notes in their own language for every subject. Self-prepared notes are the best as they help in understanding a topic better and also aid in quick revision.
Solve previous-papers and mock-tests to improve speed, accuracy, analyze performance
Aspirants should also solve previous GATE papers, mock tests, and test series on a regular basis. These are important for cracking GATE and can help students familiarize with the exam pattern, know the latest questioning trends, build confidence, and improve their speed and accuracy. This will also help aspirants analyze their performance, identify strengths and weaknesses, and make changes to their preparation strategy accordingly.
#5: It is important to get doubts cleared
GATE is a concept-focused exam and aspirants need to be thorough with all the concepts to secure a good score. So, if they have any doubts or queries, they should immediately get them cleared in order to enhance their understanding of concepts.