GATE Preparation Timetable - With a variety of preparation methods for GATE, there may be confusion on which one will turn out to be best. The best method is to start off basic for GATE. Candidates are advised to create a good preparation timetable of GATE for the upcoming examination. Using a dedicated GATE 2020 preparation timetable will cover most of what has to be studied and within the allotted time. Candidates can make GATE preparation timetable according to their personal preferences, however, adequate time should be given to learn topics and concepts along with revision. Candidates will also have to follow the preparation timetable of GATE to bring good results. Using the guidelines given below, the candidates create their personal GATE 2020 preparation timetable. Read the full article to know more information about GATE Preparation Timetable.Latest: GATE application form correction starts
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Candidates can check the preparation timetable of GATE as reference to prepare their own schedule or timetable for the upcoming examination. By preparing the timetable, the candidates will be able to divide their time amongst the subjects and topics. Every candidate will have a different way of coping up with the preparation stress. One of the most common methods of fighting stress is to prepare a proper schedule. Guidelines given by experts and toppers can be checked and followed by the candidates for preparation.
Before starting off with the preparation, the candidates are advised to ask themselves the following questions:
Candidates should check the syllabus of GATE 2020 and think about which subjects they are strong and weak at.
The candidates should divide out the topics as per the difficulty level and the level of preparation required
The time required for each topic should be carefully thought out by the authorities.
Finally, the candidates will have to ask themselves how many hours per day and how many days per month they can give for the upcoming examination of GATE 2020.
Candidates can follow the given monthly preparation timetable of GATE 2020 as a good start. Since there are many papers under GATE, it is varied in nature and hence the idea of a single preparation plan is quite difficult. To prepare well for the exam, the candidates can start off with the basic timetable given and improvise along the way as per their needs and requirements.
Plan in detail
1 to 5
Chapter 1 – 5 Learn all concepts and solve relevant problems.
Revision, Analysis by answering mock questions
7 to 11
Chapter 6– 10 Learn all concepts and solve relevant problems
12 & 13
Solve questions pertaining to Subject 1 only from past GATE question papers and test series of any coaching centre.
Rest Day; solve GA and Engg Maths and look up anything you need to
16 to 20
22 to 26
27 & 28
Solve questions pertaining to Subject 2 only from past GATE question papers and test series of any coaching centre.
Rest Day; solve GA and Engg Maths
Experts suggest that the candidates spend at least 6 to 8 dedicated hours per day for GATE preparation. Since the syllabus and pattern for each GATE paper is different, a definite timetable cannot be created and the candidates will have to improvise along the way. However, the candidates should study all of the topics earlier and leave just the revision for the last months before the examination. Before September, the topics should be completed and the candidates should have gained a good understanding of all the concepts.
Candidates should know that the initial months will be tough. However, they should not get disheartened and discouraged by their progress. GATE preparation timetable should be followed properly by the candidates.
Comparison with anyone should be avoided.
Do not stress. Every topic and concept should be studied with dedication and determination.
Revise and analyse each time a topic is completed. The strong concepts should be made stronger while those topics in which the candidate is weak should be revised more.
Practice has to be done faithfully. Candidates should check their mistakes and rectify it.
Health should be given priority
The syllabus of GATE should be checked and studied. If not done, then the topics studied has to be made stronger.
Ravi Shankar Mishra (AIR 1 - CS) had performed extremely well during GATE in 2015. He religiously followed the 105 days timetable and believed that it helped him to bring good result in the examination. Candidates can check the timetable given below and accordingly adjust it to fit their preparation.
Topics along with average weightage (from years 2010-2015) and days devoted
GATE Syllabus Topics
Data Structures and Algorithms
Theory of Computation
Computer Organization and Architecture
Software Engineering & Web Technologies
Vikash Raj (AIR 1 - PE) of GATE 2019 believes that “Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice to realize your mistakes.” According to him, after attempting mock test, candidates themselves need to develop an eye for good, useful (little though) things in tests, and see their mistakes there. He also advises “Invest enough time and effort in exploring what that art or competition demands, and then, go for it doing it meticulously enough.”
Candidates can also check the table given below labelling what topics may be expected from each paper after analysing the previous year question papers of GATE. Along with the topics, the expected marks has also been listed out for the candidates’ reference.
GATE Paper wise Topics with Expected Marks
Signal & System
Computer Organization & Architecture
FM & Hydraulic machine
Programming & Data Structures
Irrigation & hydrology
RCC & Pre stressed concrete
Electrical & Electronics Measurements
Design of Steel Structures
Analog & DigitalElectronics
Highway & Surveying
Soft. Engg/ Web Technology
Electronics & Communication
Electronics Devices & Circuits
Analytical Biomedical & Optical Instrumentation
Theory of Mechanics
Signal & Systems
Circuits & Networks
Signals and Systems
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