Tips to Crack Gate 2016


GATE is an all India examination for the candidates who want to take admissions for ME or M.Tech in top institutes of India. So, GATE exam is an interface between the students and the colleges.

So, most of the times, the engineers in various streams, go for the higher qualification and thus there is need to prepare GATE exam. In this post I have Published tips to crack GATE 2016 (By Experts)

Gate 2016 Tips

So, the online application of GATE 2016 has been started from 2 September, 2015. All the important dates are also shared by authorities. Firstly let me tell that why GATE is being popular so much in India now as the number of candidates are increasing with steep curve.

Importance of GATE

In India, the education has now turned to business, as the number of private colleges has grown to a huge number. Such private colleges do not pay attention in keeping good qualified and professional faculty rather waste the money on advertising their college due to which standard of education is falling day by day.

Every student who has entered into the Non-medical stream, dreams to enter IITs as IIT is that tag which removes the extra effort to find a job in the ongoing recession times of India. Students who take  admission B.Tech in some private college, also have a chance to get that tag as IITs manage to give a chance to be in their part, with the GATE examination.

So, rather just clearing GATE exam, you need to be prepared to score a very good score in it as cutoff for IITs is very high for the limited seats. The score should be more than 70.

Another reason why the traffic is flowing towards GATE is due to the PSU’s entrance schemes. The Public Sector Undertakings (BHEL, BEL, ONGC and CIL) have now started recruiting on the basis of the GATE score only. One can enter these PSU’s by cracking GATE 2014 with a high score.

So, to crack GATE 2016, you need an extensive preparation as the time period is just 5 months and the syllabus is quite high. So, I have arranged some tips for you which will ease your preparation.

Expert Tips to Crack GATE 2016

Arrange whole Material First

It is very necessary to collect all the material regarding GATE examination. Questions in GATE are always related to each and every semester of your degree. So every subject is important.


Most of the students start preparing for GATE in the final year, which is quite okay time. So, the older subjects’ notes should be found.

We have arranged the best books around the world for the preparation of GATE. Those will be equally helpful for you. Most of them must have met you in your semesters.

Structure of the Examination

GATE 2016 will be conducted with 22 papers and thus there is much need to understand the structure/pattern of examination as it can help you to plan your strategy to prepare.

It can be noted that 15 marks in GATE exam is of Aptitude only. Aptitude is the field which is mostly concentrated by a student in his final year for the preparation of screening tests of the companies. So preparing it can secure 15 marks for you.

Subject Selection

After having a review to the structure and syllabus of GATE 2016, think about the subjects, which you had enjoyed the most studying it. Make a list of those subjects in priority hierarchy. Start with that subject, which is the best subject of your degree academics.

Start with basics and extend your knowledge by exploring more and more topics about this subject. Also, refer to web blogs, GATE forums. Collect notes from some other sources too. I have also shared a post having best online studying links.

Solve previous year GATE papers

Previous years GATE papers should be reviewed to fetch importance of the subjects and the questions. Pattern of GATE exam could be thus understood clearly.

Solving those question papers will help you to rate yourself in terms of GATE requirements. Practicing is the best to attain perfection. So more you will try and solve questions, more you will be able to attain speed and understand the algorithm of examination.

Proper Plan and Strategy

According to my personal experience, working hard with no strategy always leads to failure. For an example some people stick prepare few subjects properly (say 4 out of 12) and do not pay much attention to the others.

That is a wrong way. Have a paper and pen, write the time left for your exam, number of subjects to be prepared and daily study hours. Then with proper calculation, devote number of days for each subject and start preparing through the schedule.

Students are advised to build a proper time table of 24 hours in the preparation period. Sleep is very necessary and maintaining health is equally important. Don’t sacrifice your sleep hours and health for the preparation. You should take atleast 6 hours sleep daily and take food three times.

Apart from these tips, you shall always try to be in contact with the persons who have faced GATE and cleared it to enter in a good institute. Moreover, join and find the answers to your questions in GATE forums. You can also stay tuned with our blog for such kind of information. Just like us on Facebook.


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