How to Prepare for GATE 2020 in 6 Months?
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How to Prepare for GATE 2020 in 6 Months? - IIT Delhi will be conducting GATE 2020 on February 1, 2, 8 and 9. While ample time is still available for preparation, it is always better to start off early. Careers360 presents How to prepare for GATE 2020 in 6 months to present tips on how to boost your preparation process well before the examination. By starting off early, you can set up a good foundation for your studies and aim for higher achievement in the upcoming examination. How to prepare for GATE 2020 in 6 months complies all of the factors which can help to score well in the examination such as preparation of schedule, reference books, mock tests and more. Since GATE is an important examination for M.Tech admissions, PSU recruitments and more, early preparation methods are often discussed and seeked among students. GATE 2020 will be conducted tentatively in the first and second week of February. Read the full article on How to Prepare for GATE 2020 in 6 Months to check all of the preparation tips.
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How to Prepare for GATE 2020 in 6 Months

The plan for how to prepare for GATE 2020 in 6 months can be checked below. It is important to check the plan and personalize it to fit as per your standards since every individual has different capabilities. The following how to prepare for GATE 2020 in 6 months can be followed everyday till the day of the examination.

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Good Foundation is a Must!

If you are starting off with the preparation earlier, it is a must to first build and strengthen your foundations. To know the basics, you will have to step back and check the syllabus of GATE 2020. By being familiar with the syllabus, you can accordingly check which topics require greater attention and which ones you have more confidence in. Through the syllabus, you will also be able to check out the topics and concepts you will have to cover for the compulsory section of General Aptitude and Engineering Mathematics (for GG & XL paper, Engineering Mathematics is not mandatory).

One of the most advantageous factors of checking the syllabus at the beginning of the preparation process is that you will be able to know which topics and concepts will be referred to by the authorities while preparing the question paper.

Follow a Personal Schedule

Yes! The emphasized word in the preparation point is “Personal”. While a lot of toppers and experts often give out their preparation schedule, it is important that you adjust yours as per your preference and capabilities. You can check the schedule of toppers and experts for reference but do not adapt it for yourself. Start from scratch.

Your personal schedule should reflect your strengths and weaknesses. Check the syllabus and divide the time in your schedule among the topics and concepts. Remember to give more time to difficult and lengthy topics or any other concept which you find difficult. To make the study process a bit less monotonous, try to switch topics and concepts to introduce variety. Also make sure to leave enough time for revision and mock tests/sample papers. Short breaks should also be included in between for re-energizing.

Get Familiar with the Exam Pattern

One of the most important preparation tips is to be familiar with the exam pattern of GATE 2020. Through the exam pattern, you will be able to know the intricate details about the paper such as type of questions asked, division of topics, marking scheme and more. Being familiar with the exam pattern will be advantageous as it will aid in your preparation and accordingly prepare you for the upcoming examination.

Some features of GATE 2020 exam pattern:

  • GATE 2020 will be 3 hours long in duration.

  • The examination will have Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.

  • General Aptitude and Engineering Mathematics will be compulsory sections in the paper. However, Engineering Mathematics will not be present in GG & XL papers.

  • Total 65 questions will be present in the question paper.

  • The total marks of GATE 2020 will be 100.

Work on Mock Tests and Sample Papers

As earlier stated, you should ensure that enough time has been allotted in your schedule for mock test attempts and solving sample papers. Revising using mock tests of GATE 2020 and sample papers help in practically applying whatever has been studied and will also let you know your status in the preparation process. Especially, through mock tests you will be able to experience the real exam-like situation with time limit. It is advised that after completing a mock test or sample papers, a review should be done to check and correct the wrong answers. This will ensure that you will understand the question and accordingly know the correct answer.

Revise Revise Revise!

Revision is an important part of the preparation process which has to be regularly done. After completing a particular topic or concept from the syllabus, you should make sure to regularly revise it so that it does not fade away while you pick up and start learning other topics. By revising more, you will be more in sync with whatever you have studied and will leave less chances of anything being forgotten.

Prepare with the Best

For preparation purposes, it is best to follow the best books available for GATE 2020. By referring to various books recommended by past toppers and experts, you will find a vast resource to prepare for the upcoming examination. These books will help you in understanding the topics and concepts listed in the syllabus and provide an apt explanation for everything that has to be studied in an easy and understandable language.

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Keep Your Stress to the Minimum

Along with studies, it is important to take care of your health during these 6 months of preparation. Since a healthy body and mind is a must for the long hours of studying, you need to make sure that you get enough sleep. Avoid junk food and eat healthy. By taking unnecessary stress, you can affect your physical and mental health. Therefore, de-stress yourself with breaks in-between and participate in your favourite co-curricular activities. This will relax you and fill up your energy for the next study session. Remember to keep your stress levels to the minimum.

Important Guidelines for D-Day!

  • It is best advised to visit the allotted exam centre atleast one or two days before the examination. This will make you familiar with the centre address and also let you know the time duration to reach the venue.

  • Reach the centre atleast 1 hour before the examination starts. Since there will be tight security, reach early and finish all of the formalities to make sure you are not late for the examination.

  • It is very important to carry the admit card of GATE 2020 to the examination centre. Without the admit card, you will not be able to allowed to enter the exam centre.

  • Along with the admit card, a valid photo identity card has to be produced at the centre. Make sure you carry the same photo identity proof which you mentioned in the application form.

  • Electronic devices or any other things except admit card and identity proof will not be allowed inside the examination hall.

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