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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.
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GATE 2020 Exam Pattern for Engineering Papers

Section

Total Marks

No. of Questions

General Aptitude

15 Marks

10 Questions

(5 questions of 1 mark)

(5 questions of 2 mark)

Engineering Mathematics

15 Marks

55 Questions

(25 Questions of 1 mark)

(30 Questions of 2 marks)

Subject/Discipline

70 Marks

Total

100 Marks

65 Questions


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Complete GATE Preparation Timetable

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.

GATE 2020 Preparation Timetable - Monthly Plan

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.

Preparation Timetable of GATE

Subject 1

Day

Plan in detail

1 to 5

Chapter 1 – 5 Learn all concepts and solve relevant problems.

6

Revision, Analysis by answering mock questions

7 to 11

Chapter 6– 10 Learn all concepts and solve relevant problems

12 & 13

Revision, Analysis by answering mock questions

14

Solve questions pertaining to Subject 1 only from past GATE question papers and test series of any coaching centre.

Rest day

15

Rest Day; solve GA and Engg Maths and look up anything you need to

Subject 2

16 to 20

Chapter 1 – 5 Learn all concepts and solve relevant problems.

21

Revision, Analysis by answering mock questions

22 to 26

Chapter 6– 10 Learn all concepts and solve relevant problems

27 & 28

Revision, Analysis by answering mock questions

29

Solve questions pertaining to Subject 2 only from past GATE question papers and test series of any coaching centre.

30

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.

Point to Remember During GATE Preparation

  • 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

Weightage (marks)

Days Devoted

Engineering Mathematics

15

20

Digital Logic

5

6

Programming

5

3

Data Structures and Algorithms

14

14

Theory of Computation

7

7

Computer Networks

8

10

Computer Organization and Architecture

9

5

Operating System

9

14

Databases

7

12

Compiler Design

4

6

Software Engineering & Web Technologies

2

4

Verbal/Numerical Ability

15

4

Total

100

105


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

Civil Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Topic

Expected Marks

Topic

Expected Marks

Topic

Expected Marks

SOM

7.75

Theory of Computation

7.50

Network Theory

11.75

Structural Analysis

3.5

Digital Logic

5.25

Signal & System

8.50

Geo Technical

15.25

Computer Organization & Architecture

9

Electrical machines

8.25

FM & Hydraulic machine

6.75

Programming & Data Structures

10.50

Power Systems

9.75

Irrigation & hydrology

7.75

Algorithms

8

Control Systems

9

RCC & Pre stressed concrete

6.5

Compiler Design

2.75

Electrical & Electronics Measurements

4.50

Design of Steel Structures

4.25

Operating System

9

Analog & DigitalElectronics

11.25

Highway & Surveying

12

Database

7.50

EMT

2.75

Environment Engg

9

Computer Networks

7.50

Power Electronics

7.50

Engineering Mathematics

12.25

Soft. Engg/ Web Technology

1.50

Engineering Maths

11.75

General Aptitude

15

Engineering Maths

14.75

General Aptitude

15

-

-

General Aptitude

15

-

-


Paper-wise Topics

Electronics & Communication

Mechanical Engineering

Instrumentation Engineering

Topic

Expected marks

Topic

Expected marks

Topic

Expected marks

Network Theory

11.25

Engg Mechanics

2.50

Analog circuits

11.75

Electronics Devices & Circuits

7.25

SOM

7.75

Analytical Biomedical & Optical Instrumentation

4.25

Analog Circuits

11.75

Theory of Mechanics

9

Communications

1.50

Digital Circuits

6

Machine Design

3.75

Control System

10.75

Signal & Systems

9

FM

7.50

Digital Circuits

7

Control Systems

9

Heat Transfer

6

Measurements

6.25

Communication Systems

10.75

Thermodynamics

12.75

Circuits & Networks

10.25

EMT

9.5

RAC

1.25

Process Controls

1.50

Micro Processors

1.50

Manufacturing Engg

14.25

Signals and Systems

7.75

Engineering Maths

10.5

Industrial Engg

8

Transducers

12.25

General Aptitude

15

Engg Maths

12.25

Engg Maths

11.75

-

-

General Aptitude

15

General Aptitude

15


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