10 Easy Tips to Crack GATE 2018- Start Following Now

Maniprabha Singh updated on : 28 Aug 2017

Preparing for GATE 2018? These 10 simple and top tips help you to score well in your GATE exam. Read each and every detail carefully and implement it to crack GATE Exam

Easy Tips to Crack GATE

10 Easy Tips to Crack GATE 2018- Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is the toughest exam but regardless of the fact, its aspirants increase every year. A few years back, only a limited number of students who want to take admission in M.Tech/ Ph.D. courses opt for this examination. However, with the acceptance of GATE scores in various PSU recruitments, its demand has been increased several folds. Now, almost every engineering graduate wants to appear in GATE Examination to either get admission in higher engineering courses or to get placed in PSUs.

Due to the above-mentioned facts, the competition level and a number of aspirants are elevating exponentially with every passing year. However, with hard work and dedication, aspirants can crack the GATE 2018. Here, we have mentioned 10 easy tips to crack GATE 2018 to help aspirants. These tips are prepared after evaluating the problems that candidates face during their preparation period.

About GATE 2018

GATE 2018 will be conducted by IIT Guwahati on February 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2018, in online mode. Candidates who are eligible for GATE 2018 can apply online from September 1, 2017, onwards through GOAPS. It is a national-level entrance exam through which aspirants can get admission in M.Tech courses, offered by IITs, NITs, and other institutes.

10 Easy Tips to Crack GATE 2018

You may know a few below mentioned tips but the important thing is how to implement them. These tips not only guide the students but also help them in making a proper preparation plan that further assists them to get good marks in GATE 2018 Examination. Let’s have a look on these top tips to crack GATE 2018-

Get Complete Details of GATE syllabus- Preparing random subjects won’t lead your preparation anywhere. Getting the complete details about the exam will always help you to prepare smartly. One of the important aspects is Syllabus. It provides you clear and detailed information about the important topics that you need to cover on prior basis. General Aptitude (GA) and Engineering Mathematics is mandatory for all GATE aspirants however, Mathematics is not compulsory for the candidates who are taking GG & XL paper. The syllabus has many other key details that would help you streamline your focus.

Stream- Wise GATE Syllabus

GATE Syllabus for Instrumentation

GATE Syllabus for Civil

GATE Syllabus for Mechanical

GATE Syllabus for Chemical

GATE Syllabus for Biotechnology

GATE Syllabus for Computer Science

GATE Syllabus for Life Science

GATE Syllabus for ECE

Know Details of GATE Exam Pattern- The examination pattern will help aspirants to make a wise decision on which section is more important. Candidates can also check how much negative marking is available for which section. GATE Question paper comprises MCQs and numerical answer type questions. Also, NAT paper has no negative marking while MCQs carry negative marking for each wrong answer. Aspirants should check the respective exam pattern and make note of all the important and similar points. Remember those points while solving the paper in order to grab good marks.

GATE Bio-Technology Pattern

GATE Civil Pattern

GATE ECE Pattern

GATE Life Sciences Pattern

GATE Chemical Pattern

GATE Mechanical Pattern

GATE Computer Science Pattern

GATE Instrumentation Pattern


Create A study Plan- After checking the details of examination pattern and syllabus, creating a study plan will be easier. Now, as you know what is the exam pattern and what are the important topics that you need to work hard, divide your time accordingly. Make sure you create an actionable plan. While creating the plan consider the listed plans to make it more effective

  • Figure out the important topics and cover them first
  • Make short notes while preparing for exam
  • Assign time for regular revision
  • Divide time equally for all subjects, Engineering Mathematics, General Aptitude (GA)
  • Track the Progress Weekly

Get the best book for GATE: GATE Examination will be held for 23 engineering papers. To know the complete concepts of your subject, it is mandatory to select the best book. A good book contains all important topics in the easiest language so that every engineering student can understand the concepts easily. Candidates have to select the best book that covers the complete GATE syllabus. This also saves their time of referring numerous books. Hence, check content in the book before purchasing them.

Make Short Notes- Summarized topics and formulas reduce you efforts to read the complete topic. This process also decreases the revision time and you learn the things easily as you have created each note with your hand and in your language. In case, you are unable to figure out the gist of the notes then you preparation is not on the right track. Push yourself a bit more to yield the maximum benefits. With the help of short notes, you can revise a complete chapter at everywhere and at any time. You don’t have to carry those hefty books everywhere. Just pick some notes and prepare on the go.

Speed & Accuracy- The main factors that decide your fate in the GATE 2018 are speed and accuracy. No matter how much prepared you are, if you lack to solve the maximum number of questions in the specified time then you may lose the battle. Speed and accuracy is can help you in grabbing the high number of marks. You can speed up your calculations by solving online mock test. The more papers you solve better will be your calculation speed.

Solve sample papers- Collect the previous year GATE papers and consider as the sample papers. Solve at least 10 year’s question papers to get the actual information about the mark distribution and important topics. More sample papers you solve, better will be your accuracy and speed. An average person can also crack the GATE examination if they place all the card at the right position and on the right time.

Be Exam Ready through Mock Tests- After completing the syllabus and doing the ample revisions, candidates should solve online mock tests. Why so? Because, mock test helps you to be familiar with the examination patter, difficulty level, type of question and how to efficiently complete the exam. Mock test provides the online exam atmosphere and you can make a full-proof strategy for the examination day.

Revision- Aspirants won’t be able to retain the concepts if they fail to revise the learnt things. Brain has limited capacity hence; people forget the previous skills and concepts in order to learn new things. This brain ability can only be improved by constant revision. Never skip revising the prepared topic if you want to score well in the examination. Include specific time for revision in your study plan.

Stay healthy- Nothing can be achieved if you skip taking care of yourself. Always remember, good things only come with focused approach and your bad health can ruin your focus. With lack of sleep and improper diet, you only harm your preparation strategy. So, sleep properly and eat heathy.

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