Last Minute Preparation Tips For GATE 2020 Exam
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Last Minute Preparation Tips For GATE 2020 Exam - As one of the most popular postgraduate engineering examinations, GATE has a vast number of aspirants preparing to attempt the exam and score well for M.Tech admissions or PSU recruitments. Since the examination is coming up, Careers360 presents last minute preparation tips for GATE 2020 exam to let the candidates know what is to be done or avoided during this crucial time. While the preparation period is almost at the end, the candidates should not panic and remain constant in their revision and last minute planning. This article on the last minute preparation tips for GATE 2020 exam sets down the final touches that the candidates need to complete in order to ensure a smooth and positive examination process. A good strategy and these few tips are certain to help the candidates with GATE. Read the full article on Last Minute Preparation Tips for GATE 2020 Exam for more detailed information.
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GATE 2020 Exam Last Minute Preparation Tips

Candidates can check the listed last minute preparation tips for GATE 2020 given below to accordingly boost and prepare for the upcoming examination.

Keep your Concepts Clear

It is very important for the candidates to keep their concepts related to the syllabus of GATE 2020 clear. Having any doubts in the last minute preparation for GATE 2020 exam will not have a very positive impact on the candidates’ performance. Since the questions of GATE are designed to bring out understanding and phenomenology of basic principles governing science and technology, the candidates should try to have a clear understanding of the concepts to successfully answer. Topics summing up to assumptions and calculations should not be avoided since they are most likely to bring in more marks.

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Create Quick Notes

One of the best methods to adapt for quick revisions anytime anywhere is to create small notes. Candidates can note down the formulas and concepts which they have a difficult time remembering and create small notes. The candidates can use the notes for revisions whenever they feel like they require it. This will help them revise important concepts for the examination quickly and effectively.

Revision is the Way to Go

It is very important to keep enough time aside for revision of chapters and subjects. During the last minute preparation of GATE 2020 exam, the candidates are advised to focus mostly on revision and understand what has already been studied by them. Through revision, the concepts will remain fresh in the minds of the candidates which will help them to effectively answer the questions of the candidates.

Take Help of Mock Tests and Sample Papers

By solving mock tests and sample papers, the candidates will be able to practically apply whatever they have studied for the examination. It will analyze their current standing and how they can improve it. By checking the mistakes done in the mock tests and sample papers, the candidates can work on it and correct it. This will ensure that such mistakes will not be repeated during the real examination. Through mock tests, the candidates will also get familiar with the exam pattern and will learn how to manage the examination within the time limit.

New Topics are a Big No-No

Since there is not much time left for the examination, the candidates should restrain themselves from studying any new topics. The focus should remain on strengthening those topics which have already been prepared. By trying to learn new topics in the last minute, there is a possibility that the candidates are left confused and anxious. Revise whatever has already been studied instead of trying to attempt new topics.

Take Expert Opinions

In case, there are some concepts which are hard to understand, then the candidates should take help from experts such as teachers or already GATE qualified students. Conversations with such experts may help the candidates in achieving confidence and inspiration to do well in the upcoming examination. There is a huge chance of positive influence being introduced if the candidates interact with the past qualified students. Similarly if the candidates have any doubts regarding the syllabus of GATE 2020, they can approach their teachers or any other experts to ask for help and guidance.

Keep a Healthy Schedule

A healthy schedule should be maintained by the candidates during the last minute preparation for GATE 2020. Since it is an important period of time, the candidates should make sure not to fall sick and be healthy. Therefore, the candidates should eat healthy and keep a constant eye on their diet. Unhealthy food should be avoided and the candidates should get enough sleep. Small naps in between studies should also be scheduled by the candidates as this will ensure that they will remain fresh and retain whatever they will study.

Be Positive and Confident

During the last minute preparation, always remain positive and confident. The positivity will definitely affect the candidates’ performance in the examination. Candidates are advised to stay confident and relaxed during the examination.

Hopefully, these few last minute preparation tips for GATE 2020 exam will help the candidates accomplish their goals and do their best in the examination. All the best!

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2 year drop for GATE exam .............????

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 9th Dec, 2019

See, its a very tough call to drop for 2 years for GATE and its definitely not advisable but if you don't have any financial burden or any kind of pressure from home then you can do it but again its too risky and you will have to ensure that if you are going thia then you will give your 100% best and get a good rank because then only you will succeed or else the pressure will get upto you you will suffer badly.So, think smartly and decide wisely.

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Is 70 marks in GATE is sufficient to get any PSU for electrical for general category?

apuroop sri durgesh 9th Dec, 2019

Hi Syam!

There were no measurements which could enable you to realize what rank/marks will cause you to get set in PSU's. It fluctuates from test to test, relies upon characteristics of the toppers,paper trouble level and selection of hopefuls who scores superior to you.And also it will be based on number of vacancies in PSU that particular year you are appearing for GATE exam. In any case, for a definite sure determination in a PSU then you ought to be in TOP 200.

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is agriculture biotechnology and biotechnology have different subject code in gate exam?

Avishek Dutta 9th Dec, 2019


There is no extra subject code for agricultural biotechnology in GATE exam. Both the subjects come under the subject code BT.

GATE 2020 for biotechnology will include

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To get psu jobs throw gate,upto which rank it is possible

apuroop sri durgesh 9th Dec, 2019

Hello Mahesh, we cannot judge for a single rank because through gate passing score, one can be eligible for number of PSU's. There are Miniratnas, Maharatnas and Navaratnas you can opt for basis on you rank of GATE, you can have a clear cutoff for different companies at .

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the Boolean expression for NAND gate is

Rakesh Sai 9th Dec, 2019
Boolean expression for NAND gate is represented by a dot or fullstop symbol (".") and a bar or overline (-).
If A and B are inputs then NAND gate expression is
([A.B]^ - ).
NAND is negation of AND gate so it's truth table is simple. Symbol ,Truth Table are provided in the link.
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