Things You Should Know Before GATE Exam 2019

GATExplore shares very important Things You Should Know Before GATE Exam 2019 which will help you to crack GATE 2019 Exam. These tips are categories in three part before exam, during exam and after exam.

Before Exam

First of all in order to remain hectic free and calm a proper sleep is important so take a good nap before exam. Avoid heavy breakfast. Don’t forget to carry Admit and Identity Card.

Important Note: GATE 2019 Admit Card is available !  Softcopy of Admit Card in Mobile Phones is not accepted for verification at the examination centre. Please bring a printout of the Admit Card (preferably in color) along with Original Photo ID.

What will be Best Strategy against negative marking?

For 1-mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-marks multiple-choice questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. There is no negative marking for numerical answer type questions.

Now if you are facing problem in exam and you are somewhat near qualifying mark please try to avoid guessing answers of other question. In 99% case it will not help you to gain marks.

But yes if you think that you are far behind of qualifying mark, guessing can be an only option for you.

Procedure of making a guess: (Only in worst scenario)

  1. Read each option carefully.
  2. Try to eliminate as many options you can from the questions.
  3. Then make a calculated guess ( try to listen to your instinct)

(Don’t Leave Numerical Answer type Question as it has no Negative marking)

Practice GATE Virtual Calculator Beforehand only. (website version, Android App)

Must Read: GATE 2019 Exam Instructions

During Exam

Now while giving exam tries to attempt first that category of questions for which you have prepared well.  Some try to prefer starting from 1 mark questions then General aptitude section then after that 2 marks question and in last Linked or Numerical Answer type question as it is more time consuming.

[Most Important] Some time invigilators of examination room who has responsibility of making us comfortable during exam make noises, do gossip with one another which result in distraction of student. If same is happening in your case JUST STAND & ASK THEM TO MAINTAIN SILENCE IN THE CLASS. Don’t let them disturb you as a distributed mind can result in wrong answers.

After Exam

  • Which College is good/bad?
  • When M.Tech Admission Starts?
  • What I will get with this GATE score?
  • When notification will come for M.Tech Admissions?
  • When will PSU give a call for Interview?

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2 Thoughts to “Things You Should Know Before GATE Exam 2019”

  1. sonam patil

    Thanks for this great guidance. this site is really very helpful for me and other students who are preparing for GATE exam. please keep us informed like this. thank you for sharing great info.

  2. Raheel

    I would like to say thank you for this guidance and tips. The very informative information you shared with us. keep posting and share your knowledge and experience with us.

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