Smart Tips to Score Higher in GATE 2019
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Smart Tips to Score Higher in GATE 2019: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or GATE 2019 is one of the most sought after exam for high pay jobs as well as for higher studies and research opportunities in engineering. Students who would be appearing for GATE 2019 must know the smart tips to score high in GATE 2019. As GATE 2019 is a very big exam, it brings along a lot of pressure and anxiety among students. Scoring high in GATE 2019 can be made easy with some smart tips for GATE 2019 to score high. GATE 2019 will be conducted by IIT Madras during February 2, 3, 9 and 10 across various test cities in India. The test will be held completely in online mode computer based test for all the 24 subjects covered under GATE 2019 exam. The result of GATE 2019 will be announced on March 16. Students are advised to follow a certain regime and preparation tips along with smart tips for scoring high in GATE 2019. Since the GATE 2019 exam is about to begin in a very short time, below are some important tips and guidance which can help them to score good. 

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Always refer to the official syllabus: Students should always study as per the prescribed syllabus of GATE. The GATE official syllabus is announced by the organizing authority of GATE for the respective year. As IIT Madras is conducting the GATE 2019, students can find the syllabus prescribed by IIT Madras in the official website of GATE 2019. The GATE syllabus marks all the topics and gives students a complete overview of the entire syllabus which will be covered in exam.  

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Understand exam pattern: The questions in GATE paper is prepared strictly in accordance to the standard pattern prescribed by the exam conducting authority. Students must understand the exact exam pattern and get to know how questions are being asked, what is the difficulty level of questions from the particular topics and is there any topics which is more or less asked. Students can also take help of previous year papers to understand how questions have been designed and formulated over the past years. Understanding the exam pattern will help students in streamlining their preparation and plan the preparation accordingly.

Analyse and practise previous year papers: Previous year papers are very important guide to understand how questions have been asked in past years of GATE exam and what is the difficulty level of questions. Previous year papers also help in understanding the pattern of question paper, like which topic is frequently covered and which is given extra importance, if any. Previous year papers will help students in making a plan according for their preparation according to the recent trends and difficulty level of exam.  

Point out the easy and difficult topics: Students must point out easy and difficult topics as per their study level and preparation so far. Since the syllabus of GATE covers almost the entire topics of respective UG engineering course, it is highly advised that students must figure out which topic they should give more attention and which ultimately requires more attention. There are some topics which are easy to score, there might be some topics which require extra attention. Questions in GATE exam paper are however more or less designed invariably, giving importance to all the topics may fall sort of hectic. Students are thus suggested to plan their GATE 2019 preparation in a smart manner as per the difficulty level of topics.

Make a study plan: Preparing for the exam without a study plan is like boarding a train without any fixed destination. If students prepare for their GATE 2019 exam with a proper plan, they are more likely to score good marks. Students must divide time for each and every topics they have decided to study for the exam. Revision is one of the most important part which should be given a high priority while preparing a study plan. Students must allot proper time to topics as per their preparation level and revise all the topics regularly. 

Read books from expert writers: The books which we select to prepare for the GATE plays a very important part in GATE preparation. The question papers of GATE is formulated and designed by expert faculties of IISc, IITs, NITs and other institutes of international repute. Books written by expert and experienced faculties have detailed and analytical description of all the topics in easy and adaptive manner. If we choose to study books by expert writers, we will be more likely to understand all the topics in an easy manner which will eventually help us in scoring high marks in GATE 2019. Students are thus advised to select books wisely for the preparation of GATE 2019.

Solve mock test: Students must practise mock tests in order to score good marks. It is one of the most important tool which can assure good marks in GATE 2019. Practising the mock test papers will allow students to know their strong and weak points. It will help students in understanding the areas where they face difficulties or which takes much of their time for solution. Solving mock tests also help in time management and as is said, practise makes a man perfect, it will certainly lead you to score good marks in GATE 2019.

Practise time management: Time management is very important to practise in order to score good marks in GATE 2019. The total duration for GATE exam is 3 hours and students are required to solve all the questions within specified time interval. Some of the questions in GATE exam are of high to moderate difficulty level while others may require lengthy calculations and smart assumptions, it is thus of utmost importance that students must learn how to manage time during the exam. If any particular type of question is requiring more time, try to find out where is it taking that extra time. It is also a smart choice during the exam to leave questions which is taking more time as it would leave you with no time for other questions.

Don’t study any new topic in last time:  Students are strongly advised not to study any new topic during the last time of exam preparation. Studying any new topic before the exam could bring unnecessary anxiety which could eventually lead to degrading the performance in GATE 2019. Instead of studying new topics during the last time, student must revise the topics which they have studied earlier. 

Revise all the topics regularly: Students are advised to revise all the topics on regular basis which they have studied for the GATE 2019 exam. Since the syllabus and topics in GATE is vast and lengthy, revision plays a key role in bagging the success. Revision should be planned and monitored as per the difficulty level of topics. If certain topics require more attention or are difficult to remember, they should be more frequently revised so as to strengthen the grip on that particular topics. All the other topics should also be revised on regular basis in order to keep things in mind. Important formulas and key point should be written on a separate sheet and students must revise and remember them on regular basis.   

Relax and meditate on the day before exam: The day before exam is the dawn before the sunrise. Attempting the GATE 2019 exam with positive attitude and right approach will certainly bring success to candidate while if student do not relaxes and calms their mind in the last phase of their preparation, the entire hard work might go in vain.  Students should compile and wrap up their preparation before one or two days of the GATE 2019 and must meditate in order to relax their mind. Students should avoid any unnecessary tension regarding exam preparation and go for the exam with positive mind. 

Suggestion to GATE 2019 Aspirants: As the students who would be appearing for GATE 2019 must have prepared well for the exam, there are some important implications which might get missed amidst the preparation

  • Students must practise solving calculations without the use of scientific calculator. Students are not allowed to carry scientific calculator inside the exam hall and a virtual keyboard is provided during the online CBT exam. 

  • As the GATE 2019 exam is an online exam, students must try to practise solving the questions in online platform.

  • Students are advised not to indulge in studying new topics during the last time of preparation.

  • Questions with lengthy calculations and requiring much time should be attempted in last as attempting them in the beginning can shorten the time for other questions.

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As i want to Change my category in gate form,as the category option is not available..Is there any other way to solve this??

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

iit delhi will open correction window for different section separately. and you may change your category option when category section correction window will available. please every day check the official website of gate 2020 until you get correction window.


I have to correct my parents name. But the status of my application form is still processing. Is it possible to edit my application form now?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi has opened the facility for application form correction of GATE 2020 from October 15. Candidates can now make the changes related to their name, father's name, college name etc in the submitted application form by log in to their GOAPS account during the GATE application form correction period. Candidates will also be required to pay an additional fee to make corrections in the GATE 2020 application form. Registered candidates whose application has error should make sure that they make the necessary GATE 2020 application form correction within the specified time period. Later, the candidates will also be able to change details like exam city, Gender, Category, PwD Status, Dyslexia status, other similar learning disabilities etc. The candidates can also make changes in the marked defect(s) which includes Name, DOB, Details of Parents /Guardian, Correspondence address and Qualifying in application form form for exam of GATE

I hope this helps

Is their are any job vacancies in PSU sector for btech manufacturing engineering students .If their are any vacancies then in which branch code they should give GATE exam ???

Aman Raj Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Hello Sorabh

It is directly or indirectly related with ME. So

If you like thermal, apply for ME, If you don't like thermal apply for PI.

In other terms, if you like manufacturing and management - apply for PI.

You must know that seats for ME in IIT's are 900+ whereas for Manufacturing and production it is around 150+ only.


gate from correction last date please tell me

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019


  • Candidates can make corrections in their GATE application form 2020 from October 15.
  • They can change name, date of birth, details of parents and college name. Facility to change Gender, Category, PWD Status, Dyslexia and other similar disability status along with exam paper and exam city will also be made available.
  • Correction facility to make changes in Status/Category/Gender will be available till 1st week of November 2019.
  • However, request in change in exam city (with an additional fee) will be available till November 15, 2020

hi,i do not get edit option in gate form correction.what i do?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Follow these steps :

  • Go to the GOAPS website portal to make the correction in application form of GATE 2020
  • Login to the website by entering the Enrollment number/Email ID and password.
  • Now, the candidates can make required changes in the GATE 2019 application form.
  • If the candidates want to change the exam centre or subject chosen, they will have to pay fees as prescribed by the exam authorities.
  • Finally, click on the submit button.
  • You may take a print out of the same for future use.

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