Mistakes to Avoid in GATE 2021
Mistakes to Avoid in GATE 2021 - “To err is human…” but wait, NOT when you are appearing for GATE 2021. 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. 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 2021. 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 2021. These tips on how to avoid mistakes in GATE 2021 can help you score well in the exam. As they say, it has to be smart work along with hard work in GATE exam 2021.
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Mistakes to be avoided in GATE 2021
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 2021 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 2021 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 2021:
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 2021
How to avoid mistake no. 3 - Don't force yourself to answer all the questions
The exam pattern of GATE 2021 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 2021
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 2021 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 2021 is designed keeping the student requirements in mind. So how to use GATE 2021 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 2021. 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
i want to go for higher study (mtech)....as recent news third year student can apply for gate so is gate scorecard eligible in NTU, NUS (Singapur)..? if yes then guide me for gate exam...OR How many higher studys available through gate in NTU,NUS
Besides most Higher Technical Institutes in India like IITs, NITs, BITS Pilani, IISc Bangalore, IIITs, State Engineering Colleges, the GATE Scorecard can be used for Admission in namely 4 Foreign Universities for Graduate Admissions (MS/MEng/MSc/PhD) in all streams, schools and branches.
1. NUS Singapore
2. NTU Singapore
3. RWTH Aachen
4. TU Munich
The above Univerisites are one of the best in the world at par with US and UK varsities having excellent research facilities, faculty and international reputation. According to your Plan, if allowed you may appear for GATE in Pre Final Year or perhaps in Final Year followed by the Respective Admission and Application Procedure for the University applying to.
For more information about GATE do follow the link below
Hi,i am shushank i am in 2nd year of btech, did i can go australia through gate exam
Sorry dear but through GATE examination you can't go in Australia. But in above you didn't mention why you want to go Australia. If you want to go for higher study like MBA or Mtech then there another examination occurred. You can apply for it and send your CV Australia Universities then if they select you, you can admission there. But if you want to getting job there then I'll suggest you that you can work in India some companies which is connected with abroad like Australia. Then if you work hard in 1year or more than that or less than that time if you have potential company give you international project so you can go Australia dear.
All the best.
one of my friend completed his BTech with chemical engineering in NIT Warangal and now he is preparing for GATE and decided to go for m tech petroleum engineering from one of the IIT so how much salary can expect after doing Mtech petroleum engineering in India or he should either go for MS in usa.
Your friend completed BTech in chemical engineering from NIT Warangal now he is want to doing Mtech in petroleum engineering from IIT. Which is very good. In India after completing Mtech in petroleum engineering salary will be high from the beginning. It approximately 7lpa. But after some years this salary increase more than beginning. If your friend want to go US or another country then salary will be more increase there.
All the best.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO DO MTECH VIA GATE AFTER MBA ????
Hello dear student
you can M. Tech after MBA if you full fill eligibility criteria for M. Tech. GATE is best choice for M.Tech.by scoring good marks in GATE entrance exam you can get admission in IIT college for M.tech.
If still have any queries than please post your queries our experts definitely help you.
Hope that's helpful
Best of luck
Hi, Good evening, I will complete my btech in Computer science in the year 2023. Please can you suggest some best international colleges with good scholarships and which will look at the gate score? Thank you.
The four foreign universities that consider GATE scores include National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and Technical University of Munich and RWTH Aachen in Germany.
These foreign universities admit only those Indian students who have cleared GATE and scored at least 90 percentile in it.
You must appear for IELTS or TOEFL and obtain a good score to determine their English proficiency. You should also have a good percentage/CGPA in your bachelor's degree course.
Admission process may vary from college to college.
You can refer to this link for more information.
Hope this helps!!!