#CareerBytes: How to prepare for GATE 2020 in 2 months?
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is the most competitive exam for engineering graduates conducted for admission to postgraduate courses and PSU recruitment too. GATE 2020 is scheduled to be conducted by IIT-Delhi on February 1, 2, 8, and 9. Cracking the GATE exam is not easy without the right preparation, and here are some tips for aspirants to prepare in two months.
Create an effective timetable for GATE preparation
GATE aspirants must first create a two-month strategy for exam preparation. They should allot sufficient time for revising the entire syllabus, solving mock tests, and analyzing their performance. Students should also take stock of where they stand in terms of preparation and create a schedule accordingly. They should adhere to their preparation timetable without fail and learn how to manage and utilize time properly.
#2: Collect good study material for proper preparation
Aspirants should also collect good books and study material for GATE preparation. They should collect 1-2 good books for each subject and avoid referring to too many books to avoid confusion. They should also go through their engineering books/material for revising the basics.
Regular revision and written practice are a must
Apart from studying, regular revision and written practice are essential for cracking GATE. Aspirants should dedicate the last two months to revision. They must revise all the topics/subjects in the syllabus thoroughly at least twice. They should also prepare short notes of important concepts and formulas and revise those regularly without fail. Self-prepared notes help in understanding concepts better and in quick revision.
Solve previous question papers and take mock tests
Solving previous question papers and practice papers and taking mock tests regularly is very important when it comes to GATE preparation. This will help aspirants to test how good their preparation is as well as familiarize with the exam pattern, build confidence, and improve their speed and accuracy. They should analyze their performance, identify strengths and weaknesses, and make changes to their strategy accordingly.
Build on your strengths, improve on your weaknesses
While it is important for GATE aspirants to focus more on the subjects they are weak in, they should never neglect the subjects they are strong in thinking they don't need to revise them. They should identify their strong and weak areas before revision and have a balanced preparation plan to ensure the proper revision of the whole syllabus.