29 Jul 2021

Coaching Classes For GATE Exam Vs Self Study | Ekeeda

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GATE Exam preparation - Coaching classes Vs Self-study


Hello Aspirants,

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is conducted for getting admission in numerous post-graduate education programs (e.g. Master of Engineering, Master of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy) in Indian higher education institutes. GATE scores are also being used by several Indian public sector undertakings (i.e., government-owned companies) for recruiting graduate engineers in entry-level positions. Hence a lot of candidates dream of acing the GATE exam, and they cannot afford to go wrong with their preparation strategy which leads to the dilemma of whether to join coaching for GATE exam preparation. For all students who have been preparing for the GATE Exam, it is really important to build confidence to face the GATE Exam

Do not have any negative thinking. Keep full of confidence and control all your thoughts to create a positive environment within you. Just Believe in yourself as most of the things can be achieved when you have a hardworking and positive approach. The most important thing is not to fear, that makes you forget many concepts and may allow unnecessary mistakes during the exam. The result always depends on a mixture of hardworking, time management, syllabus completion, revision practice, confidence, positive thinking, self-control, patience and lastly courage. 

Here at Ekeeda we believe, Life is a matter of choices and every choice you make makes you! The moment any student decides that they will be appearing for the GATE exam in the coming year, this is a widespread dilemma. They will be fine whether they should opt for coaching classes or go for self-study as the suitable way of preparing for the GATE exams. Let’s explore and try and draw a solution for the GATE exam coaching classes confusion.

GATE preparation by opting for GATE coaching classes:

Education involves two important aspects, one is knowledge and other application of knowledge. Though you can garner knowledge through self study, but might not be able to improve on the other important aspect i.e. application of knowledge. Proper coaching classes would help you do so. Concentration and motivation to crack the GATE exam is the major thing. The effort you put in is very crucial to ensure success. If you start early and prepare in a planned manner, you can clear the GATE exam. Being thorough with B. Tech syllabus is essential for GATE. This is because questions are mostly based on the engineering degree in graduation. So, to get the concepts on your tips you need to go for coaching, as coaching has certain benefits as follows:

  1. Self Study alone will not help you to clarify your doubts, whereas in coaching you will get a chance to clarify your doubts then and there.

  2. You get a chance to get tips from IIT/IIsc Experts for solving your questions rapidly.

  3. You can share your knowledge with others.

Get a chance to interact with students, get to know their level of understanding concepts. We all are very much aware that coaching classes are not mandatory. If a candidate can spare adequate time, attention and money, only then coaching institutes can be thought for.

How can self study be analysed as an alternative to GATE coaching classes?

Aspirants can opt for a disciplined self-study. Gaining an overall clarity on fundamental concepts of graduation courses is the most essential aspect of preparation for GATE. Adequate practice certainly improves the overall performance manifold in the examination hall.

Self-study offers complete control over the time, scheduling and consistency. A sincere candidate can plan and control the time efficiently. Time saved from idle hours of travelling can be utilized in strengthening preparation through browsing, searching and collecting quality study material. Distractions, including TV, internet browsing, chatting, etc. must be kept under check with conscious efforts. may be avoided. Time thus saved, must be utilized in having fruitful discussions with a competitive circle of friends.

GATE exam in the first attempt. 

GATE Self Study Tips:

  1. Never Omit Any subject. I find most students omit a subject based on the weightage.

  2. Self-study works, but joining a coaching institute if you are unable to understand concepts.

  3. Aptitude & Maths will make a huge difference in your scores. Around 30 marks (including aptitude) is really easy to score. They are usually less difficult and direct than subject questions.

  4. Solve as many previous year GATE problems as you can and learn concepts only from standard books. Solve 10–15 questions daily and make Your Own Formula Sheet.

  5. Join a test series and look for a source which thoroughly clears your doubts so that your GATE preparation gets easier and saves most of your time. Candidates facing critical problem of What to prepare? How to prepare? From where to prepare? So, Ekeeda is here at your rescue! By providing the proper guidance and study materials to all the appearing candidates for GATE 2022 Exam. Aspirants can therefore subscribe to this eLearning platform to gear up their preparation. Candidates are therefore advised to prepare for the exam keeping in mind the above-mentioned points. For exam preparation and any type of guidance you can subscribe to Ekeeda. 


Coaching and self study are equally important. Practice is the key to all solutions. Aspirants can also subscribe to Ekeeda as online coaching which is also a good option as it saves travelling time hence can be a time saving aspect.

Best Of Luck For GATE 2022!

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