How to Prepare for GATE 2018 in 1 Month (without Coaching)

Prepare for GATE 2018 in 1 Month

Qualifying the GATE Exam would not only get you a seat in IITs/NITs/IISC for higher education/PG, but also a job in PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings). And that is why this exam has become so important. If you have landed on this page, then you are definitely serious about the exam. And trust me, you won’t regret it. Everyone is going to gain something from this page.

If you want to prepare for GATE 2018 in 1 Month, Yes It is very difficult but not impossible. Still, you can crack GATE exam with 1 month preparation. Prepare daily 6-8 hours and allot the time for each topic separately.

How to Prepare for GATE 2018 in 1 Month

See the Syllabus: Although you might be familiar with the syllabus of GATE and the important subjects for the exam, it’s time to get precise. So before starting the preparation, you need to go through the latest syllabus and do a little analysis and research on the marks distribution of each subject in the examination.

Must Read: GATE 2018 Syllabus in PDF

Time Allocation: After the analysis of the syllabus, you’ll find that there are some subjects which are more important from marks distribution point of view. So you need to give extra focus and time allocation to them.

GATE Preparation Plan for 1 Month (All Branches)
SubjectAllocation Time
Engineering Mathematics 2 Hrs Daily
General Aptitude 2 Hrs Daily
Core Subjects 4 Hrs Daily

Study Material: Collect all the standard and relevant books which cover your syllabus. Get the previous years solved questions collection of last 10 years. Also get some sample papers based on the examination pattern.

Download Study Materials for Your Branch from below links:

Fundamentals: When preparing for GATE exam, it’s very important to clear your fundamentals / basic concepts. You can understand the importance of basics if you see the last years’ papers. So make your fundamentals clear.

Read: Read as much as you can in the starting days. Because as the exam date approaches, it will be more significant to solve more and more questions. So if you feel that there are areas where you need to allocate time for thorough study. However, avoid giving too much time in one particular area.

Short Notes and Formulas: Make short notes of important formulas and concepts. And revise them as open as possible. But I repeat again that please manage your time properly. 

Problem Solving: Now that you have gone through the complete theoretical part once, you understand the structure of your syllabus. In case of any doubts or problems in future, you can quickly refer back to the content you need. Now, it’s me to start doing some real stuff. So start solving numerical questions.

Relevant Questions: Understand the fact that you need to invest your time in those questions and numerical only, which are relevant to the exam. Just solving a lot of questions of random nature will not help. Refer to the pattern of questions asked in previous years and focus on those types of questions.

Solve Previous Year Papers: Remember you need to use mock test papers for the daily tests that you give in this period, and save the original previous year papers for the fourth phase of preparation. However, you can use a few original papers also in this period, to get a real idea of what kind of questions are asked. Also, keep in mind that the examination pattern has changed for the next year.

Must Read: Previous Year GATE Question Papers with Solutions

Avoid distractions: I don’t need to tell you that this is one of the most critical time periods of your career. It’s the time to focus on the career. So beer avoids any kind distractions, otherwise, you will be fooling yourself.

The Exam Day:

Carry Documents: Ensure that you are carrying the important documents, such as Hall Ticket, to the Examination Hall.

Avoid guessing: Don’t attempt the questions, which you don’t know. Stats show that it is quite unlikely to score marks by guessing and will most probably result in negative marking.

Check the options: Sometimes you can obtain the answer by simply checking the options. It improves your speed and saves time for attempting more questions.

Time Management: Manage and plan your time very efficiently. It’s beer to solve more number of easy questions as compared to attempting a few tough questions.

That’s all from my side. I’m sure this article will help you in securing a good rank In GATE Exam. So start working with complete dedication. All the Best!

Thanks.

GATExplore Team

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