Crack GATE 2020: Why Practice of Previous Years Papers is a must?
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Crack GATE 2020: Why Practice of Previous Years Papers is a must?- While preparing for the entrance exam, GATE 2020, it is but obvious that candidates may have a lot of queries and doubts. One of the very strongest ifs/ buts could be what kind of questions will come in the paper? You may also feel the pressure of the difficulty level of GATE 2020 question paper or about the uncertainty of the exam pattern. Marking scheme, time allotted to complete the paper would also add to your confusion. There is one solution to all these questions - GATE Sample Papers/ Mock Tests 2020. Not only this it also answers the question of why the practice of previous year papers in a must. If you follow the preparation strategy of the GATE toppers of last few years, you would find "previous years GATE question papers" as the most common element of their preparation, a major contributor in their success.
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Practising previous year GATE question papers will polish candidates preparation. Not only this, by practising previous years question papers of GATE, you come across a wide range of concepts, questions which are not available in textbooks or coaching material. Ultimately, your performance goes to a different level. You can also see a change in your approach, speed and thought-process how they get transformed with the practise of the previous years GATE papers. Careers360 brings to you the merits of practising GATE model papers and previous years question papers and why practice of GATE previous years papers is a must.

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GATE Sample Papers- Most Reliable Sources
The first merit of practising GATE sample papers is that they are the most reliable sources for preparation for the exam. Through the model test papers, you get to know the syllabus of GATE from where the question may come in the paper. So you can zero upon the most common topics, concepts which are given more weightage and practise accordingly.

If you are still looking for clarity on GATE exam pattern, the previous years question papers of GATE are the best sources. They give you the overall idea about the nature of the question, marking scheme, time duration of the test, weightage, etc. Thus, as you keep on practising the previous year's papers of GATE, you will get closer to the exam pattern and topics from where the questions will come. However, the sample papers will help only those candidates whose preparation is good.

Advisory: In the beginning, it’s better to practice the sample papers topic-wise. Once you finish a topic, it’s advised to revise the topic and then take questions for practise from the sample papers for that particular topic.

Enhances Speed and Accuracy
Candidates having practised a lot of model and sample papers of GATE, would always fare better than those who do not. The reason is simple – speed and accuracy will give an edge to such candidates over the ones who just missed this part of preparation considering it insignificant or not-so-important.

You can solve a question with a much better speed later once you would have practised GATE sample papers repeatedly. In the process, you also move towards solving any question most accurately. While solving the questions from the model papers of GATE, you figure out various different ways to solve a question with your skill of ensuring accuracy getting sharpened every time you practise.

Self-Assessment and Time Management
While you take mock tests and practise GATE model papers or sample papers repeatedly, you get in the process of measuring your performance and analyse your weak areas. After the analysis, once you know your weak points, just start work on those before you move to the next topic. With the help of the previous year's question papers of GATE, you can measure your preparation level too. Once you work on your weak, you perform better in solving the sample papers which ultimately leads to managing time efficiently. So, time saved is time earned for attempting rest of the questions.

Get to Know Trends
Another advantage of practising GATE model papers is that with practise and time, you can analyse which type of questions figure more in the paper or which topics occur more frequently in the exam. Thus, you come across topics which are given more weightage and are questions from these topics are seen more often than others in the sample papers/model papers. This helps you figure out what not to avoid in the preparation. Over the years, if some changes are happening with respect to the exam pattern, that too can be understood through the previous years papers of GATE.

Merit 5: Overcome Exam Fear and Boost Confidence
From various experiences of GATE toppers from the past, it is a proven fact that the more you practise sample papers, the better you get with solving the question paper. Eventually, with practice, your exam fears vanquish and you emerge as a much confident candidate for GATE exam.

We hope that now all of you have got the answer of why practising previous year GATE paper is the must for the strengthening your preparation.

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As i want to Change my category in gate form,as the category option is not available..Is there any other way to solve this??

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

iit delhi will open correction window for different section separately. and you may change your category option when category section correction window will available. please every day check the official website of gate 2020 until you get correction window.


I have to correct my parents name. But the status of my application form is still processing. Is it possible to edit my application form now?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi has opened the facility for application form correction of GATE 2020 from October 15. Candidates can now make the changes related to their name, father's name, college name etc in the submitted application form by log in to their GOAPS account during the GATE application form correction period. Candidates will also be required to pay an additional fee to make corrections in the GATE 2020 application form. Registered candidates whose application has error should make sure that they make the necessary GATE 2020 application form correction within the specified time period. Later, the candidates will also be able to change details like exam city, Gender, Category, PwD Status, Dyslexia status, other similar learning disabilities etc. The candidates can also make changes in the marked defect(s) which includes Name, DOB, Details of Parents /Guardian, Correspondence address and Qualifying in application form form for exam of GATE

I hope this helps

Is their are any job vacancies in PSU sector for btech manufacturing engineering students .If their are any vacancies then in which branch code they should give GATE exam ???

Aman Raj Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Hello Sorabh

It is directly or indirectly related with ME. So

If you like thermal, apply for ME, If you don't like thermal apply for PI.

In other terms, if you like manufacturing and management - apply for PI.

You must know that seats for ME in IIT's are 900+ whereas for Manufacturing and production it is around 150+ only.


gate from correction last date please tell me

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019


  • Candidates can make corrections in their GATE application form 2020 from October 15.
  • They can change name, date of birth, details of parents and college name. Facility to change Gender, Category, PWD Status, Dyslexia and other similar disability status along with exam paper and exam city will also be made available.
  • Correction facility to make changes in Status/Category/Gender will be available till 1st week of November 2019.
  • However, request in change in exam city (with an additional fee) will be available till November 15, 2020

hi,i do not get edit option in gate form correction.what i do?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Follow these steps :

  • Go to the GOAPS website portal to make the correction in application form of GATE 2020
  • Login to the website by entering the Enrollment number/Email ID and password.
  • Now, the candidates can make required changes in the GATE 2019 application form.
  • If the candidates want to change the exam centre or subject chosen, they will have to pay fees as prescribed by the exam authorities.
  • Finally, click on the submit button.
  • You may take a print out of the same for future use.

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