Mistakes to Avoid in GATE 2023 - Know How to Avoid
Mistakes to Avoid in GATE 2023 - “To err is human…” but wait, NOT when you are appearing for GATE 2023. The engineering entrance exam at postgraduate level is not only the entry point to M.Tech programmes at IITs and other esteemed institutes, but it also caters with an opportunity to work in Public Sector Undertaking (PSU’s) which pays well, like, well enough to brag about.
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To achieve a job at a Maharatna or Navratna, basically, PSU’s or get admitted to an IIT for M.Tech, you need to work really hard because GATE doesn’t open for all that easy. It covers all the undergraduate level engineering syllabus extensively, so, you can expect to see yourself anxious inside the examination hall. Guess, what, you can avoid that by knowing the mistakes to avoid in GATE 2023. On the big day, we don’t want you to be in a soup, therefore, Careers360 have compiled all the mistakes that can be avoided in GATE 2023. These tips on how to avoid mistakes in GATE 2023 can help you score well in the exam. As they say, it has to be smart work along with hard work in GATE exam 2023.
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Mistakes to be avoided in GATE 2023
Mistake No. 1 - Not saving the answer after marking
Mistake No. 2 - Time be the enemy
Mistake No. 3 - Answering all the questions
Mistake No. 4 - Considering scribble pad as useless
Mistake No. 5 - Being naive at using the virtual calculator
Now, when you know the mistakes that can occur in the exam, know how to avoid them all:
How to avoid mistake no. 1 - Not saving the answer after marking
This may sound silly but there are very high chances of this mistake being committed by you. Amidst the exam pressure and time limitation, you may hurry to answer the next question and forgot to save the one which has been attempted. BOOM!
What next? Now, search for the question you attempted. Difficult? Let’s know how to get ourselves together!
Solution to mistake no. 1 - Stay in a calm state of mind when inside the exam hall. Remind yourself each time after solving a question that you need to save it, otherwise, it will be taken as completed and hence will not contribute to the GATE score calculation. One of the most important tips that GATE toppers give is to appear in online mock tests as many times as possible. GATE 2023 mock test is designed to do just that - get you familiar with the exam pattern and type of questions that will be asked thereby reducing the chances of making this mistake. Easy to avoid this mistakes in GATE 2023 with saving your answers!
How to avoid mistake no. 2 - Time being the enemy
The biggest hurdle you may face in any competitive exams is the lack of enough time to answer all but that’s obviously an important rule because then it would be no exam.
Solution to mistake no. 2 - BEAT the time! Play it smart. Follow these tips given below for time management in GATE 2023:
Glance at the complete question paper before you start
Choose which questions to attempt first- 2 marks questions first or 1 mark questions first
Don’t waste too much time on any one particular question
Attempt paper with a calm state of mind
Answer what you know, mark for review if you are not sure so you can come back
GATE 2015 topper, Santosh Kumar Pabbineedi had this tip for GATE aspirants, “My analysis of GATE shows that a score of 60 marks will fetch a rank below 200. So target it like that and you should have a clear cut agenda of how you should attempt the exam. My advice is attempt the 1 mark questions first. Then move on to the 2 marks and other questions. The target simply is to answer 20 questions of 1 mark each and schedule to answer 20 questions of 2 marks and mixed marks. Linked answers don’t fetch you negative marks if the first answer is correct.” Hmm - you could try this and avoid making a mistake in GATE 2023
How to avoid mistake no. 3 - Don't force yourself to answer all the questions
The exam pattern of GATE 2023 indicates negative marking and this will be implemented as follows:
- ⅓ mark deducted for each incorrect answer in case of 1 mark MCQs
- ⅔ mark deducted for each incorrect answer in case of 2 marks MCQs
- Zero marks will be given for questions not attempted
- No negative marking for Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions in the exam.
Solution to mistake no. 3 - To avoid negative marks, answer only those questions in the exam that you are confident about.
Don’t bother to answer all the questions in the exam as it is a great idea unless you know the answers to all of them. If you do, then you are a TOPPER already!
Else be wise, answer judiciously and avoid this mistake in GATE 2023
How to avoid mistake no. 4 - Considering scribble pad as useless
All the candidates appearing in the exam will be given a pad to scribble. This pad will have to be returned to the invigilator after the exam concludes.
Solution to mistake no. 4 - Generally, this scribble pad is used for calculations only. One of the common mistakes made in the exam hall is that at times, you read a question and mark it to solve later. Now, it will be difficult to remember and keep track of which question that was especially if you have a good number to solve. So, WRITE the question number on the scribble pad and you wont waste time by scrolling through the complete question paper. So avoid this mistake in GATE 2023 by putting the scribble pad to good use.
How to avoid mistake no. 5 - Not being conversant with the virtual calculator
Virtual calculators are now the norm for all computer based or online exams. They are inbuilt in the system and if you are appearing for an online exam, you ought to know how to use it. Its not the same as the physical calculator so take the time out to get to know how to use it.
Solution to mistake no. 5 - Now, the virtual calculator in GATE 2023 is designed keeping the student requirements in mind. So how to use GATE 2023 virtual calculator is a must know how for every GATE aspirants else some of the calculations will take time if done manually and time is of essence here.
These are some common mistakes to avoid in GATE 2023. Keep them in mind when you appear for the exam and you are good to go! Wishing you all the luck!
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Questions related to GATE
After doing betch in food tech can do myech in CSE through GATE?
Dear Student ,
No , After doing B.Tech in Food Technology, you're not eligible to appear for GATE for pursuing M.Tech in CSE .
This is because , there are certain rules about two paper giving examination in GATE :
- As per your Subject (Food Technology - XL- U ) , you are eligible to give combined paper exam in GATE only for the following subjects :
- Biomedical engineering
- Ecology and Evolution
You can check the above information in brief details from here :
Hope this helps !
if a person write a GATE test after 1year completion of B.TECH?
According to the eligibility criteria, there is no age limit to apply for GATE 2023. Candidates who have completed their bachelor's degree or are in final year of bachelor's degree or are in pre-final year of bachelor's degree can apply for GATE 2023.
Also, the candidates who are currenlty in 1st or final year of master's degree (MA, MSC etc) or are in the 3rd /4th/5th year or already completed any dual degree program in engineering or techmology are eligible to apply for GATE 2023.
** In a nutshell, You are eligible to apply for GATE 2023 after 1 year completion of B.tech.
can we use ews in gate ? and is it required for filling the application form
Yes, candidates belonging to General EWS category can claim the reservation benefits if seeking admission or applying for recruitment based on GATE score. Candidates belonging to EWS and OBC-NCL category do not have to upload the category certificate at the time of filling the application however, they must obtain the certificate in order to submit it if they get admission in an institute based on GATE score if they wish to claim EWS reservation. Also they need to provide EWS certificate if they are applying for any PSUs based on GATE score under EWS category.
In contrast candidates belonging to SC/ST category need to upload certificate certificate at the time of application as they get concession in application fee.
Gate 2023 preparation tips for chemical engineering
If you are preparing for GATE 2023, then the first thing you should know is about the syllabus of GATE. So you can download the syllabus of GATE 2022 and start preparing based on that, because usally the syllabus won't change a much.
Now after you know the syllabus, the thing is you should start clearing those topics out from the books you have in your UG course. Now along with it, it would be better a choice for you to practice problems from the books by Pearson for GATE 2023 which have previous year problems. So studying the topics and practicing problem is the thing you must focus on till the Month of November,2022 as by then you should have completed the GATE syllabus. Now the last two months i.e., from Dec'22 to Jan'23 end you should revise and practice mock tests.
Also while you are studying topics create notes which you will revise through. Make it as brief as possible and it must contain all the important formulaes in the topic.
For the important topics you can consider visiting the link below:
I hope this helps. Wish you a great day!
i paid Payment of Rs. 500 to gate to download my score card 2021 gate But I didnt get my scorecard.
GATE 2021 Score card was available to download for free until May 31, 2021. If a candidate wants to download it after May 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021 then he/she has to pay an additional amount of Rs. 500. From January 1, 2022 GATE 2021 score card will not be available to download. Since the last date to download GATE 2021 score card by paying additional charges is already over you cannot download it now. You cannot get your GATE 2021 score card as there is no provision to download it.