Thursday, 17 September 2015


  1. First and foremost, always remember that you can not possibly secure 100 marks in GATE! In fact, 90 is often a Herculean task considering that toppers usually answer somewhere around 85-90 marks. We do understand that how much you and other candidates will be attempting eventually depends upon the difficulty of the paper – but the general trend is what we have just projected.
  2. Never ever omit any subject. One thing we have noticed throughout these years is that most students usually tend to omit a subject based on the weightage. The problem with such a strategy is that the subject(s) that you omit could obviously have some really simple questions while the ones you focus on may throw at you a bunch of really complicated questions.
  3. While self-study of course works for the devoted candidates, it is always advisable that you join a coaching institute. Just remember that to secure a top rank in GATE, you must have a strong foundation in almost all the subjects. That, needless to say, can be a daunting task sometimes if you don’t receive sufficient help from a good faculty.
  4. Always remember that Maths will eventually make a massive difference in your scores. Please note that approximately 30 marks, including of course the aptitude, will be really easy to score.
  5. Solve a lot of GATE papers from the yester-years.
  6. PPTs won’t always provide you with sufficient knowledge. Learn the core concepts of all subjects only from the text books prescribed for your undergraduate courses.