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When Should I Start Preparation For GATE

When Should I Start Preparation For GATE

When Should I Start Preparation For GATE

The best time to start preparing for GATE is the first time you heard or thought about it while pursuing graduate degree in engineering. Now as per our experience, there are mainly 5 different time-period in which students normally hear or think about GATE Exam. Identify your time-period and start preparing accordingly.

Time-Period

When To Start Preparation For GATE

Thinking or planning to prepare 3-4 months prior to actual GATE examIf you are thinking or planning to prepare and you have left with 3-4 months in hand, it would be best to plan & prepare for GATE Exam using the bottoms-up approach. Start with solving GATE section tests and Mocks of Career Avenues course and not with theory. Whichever questions you are not able to answer / understand, read up theory only on those topics.
Thinking or planning to prepare 6-8 months prior to actual GATE exam (typically students who start in 7 semester)If you are thinking or planning to prepare you have 6-8 months in hand, plan a schedule of 4-5 months with 2-3 weeks per GATE subject. Make sure that after every 2 GATE subjects, you keep 1 week free for practice tests.
For each subject, study the subject from Career Avenues theory material and solve the questions in the book.
After finishing 2 subjects, answer the online section tests from Career Avenues test series. Do this for 4-5 months. After finishing all subjects, revise all subjects (1 per week) and keep taking 1-2 Mocks each week.
Thinking or planning to prepare 10-18 months prior to actual GATE exam (typically students who start in 5th or 6th semester)If you are thinking or planning to prepare and you have 10-18 months in hand, this is the best time to plan & prepare for GATE seriously. Choose GATE subjects that you have studied upto 4th semester in your college first. For each subject, study the subject from Career Avenues theory material and solve the questions in the book. Do this for 3-4 months.
Do not answer section tests or Mocks now.
Now choose subjects from 5th, 6th and 7th semester of your college. For each subject, study the subject from Career Avenues theory material and solve the questions in the book. Do this for 3-4 months.
You are ready now for tests and revision.
Start solving online section tests and Mocks of Career Avenues course. Whichever questions you are not able to answer / understand, go back to theory booklets and once again read up theory only on those topics.
Taken GATE in the past but did not plan & prepare seriously earlierThis is as good as “NO preparation”. So start from scratch. Choose study plan based on how much months you still have for GATE Exam. Use one of the above 3 study plans.
Taken GATE in the past and also planed & prepared seriously earlierIt is important to identify areas that you are strong and weak in. Make strong areas stronger while at the same time work to remove weaknesses. Contact our faculty who will help you make a personalized plan, write to info@cavgate.com

GATE 2018 Useful Links

(To know more about when to start preparation for GATE specifically for your engineering branch, just click on the relevant link.)

When To Start GATE
Preparation 2018 Links I

When To Start GATE
Preparation 2018 Links II

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