28 Aug 2021

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Five Sureshot Tips To Qualify And Score Excellent in GATE 2022 Exam

Hello Engineering Folks,
Congratulations on making up your mind to attempt GATE 2022. ‘Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering popularly known as GATE is the most sought-after competitive test for engineering graduates across India. It is conducted for Master of Engineering (ME), Master’s in Technology (M. Tech), and Ph.D. admissions to top-tier Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), and other institutes/universities across India.
GATE also acts as a passport to fly abroad for higher studies and secure jobs in the top Indian PSUs. Some of the established PSUs that use the GATE score for hiring include ONGC, HPCL, BHEL, DRDO, BARC, GAIL, SAIL, NHPC, HAL, BEL, etc. Every year nearly one million candidates enroll for the
GATE examination thereby making it one of the toughest entrance competitions in India. GATE is an All-India exam jointly conducted by the seven IITs - Mumbai, Delhi, Kanpur, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee along with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
Around 9 lakhs candidates had applied for the GATE 2021 exam and the number is bound to increase for the GATE 2022 Exam. IIT Kharagpur will conduct the GATE exam 2022 and it has announced that the GATE 2022 will have the addition of two new subjects and from next year there will be a total of 29 papers/subjects. The two newly introduced GATE subjects would be Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (Combined) And Geomatics Engineering.
Before you begin your
GATE preparation, it's important you have good knowledge about the syllabus and exam pattern. It helps you understand which are the topics and sub-topics, the weightage, marking scheme, and how to reserve slots for particular topics and lay the preparation path. General Aptitude (GA) will be a common and compulsory section for all the 29 GATE papers.
GATE 2022 Syllabus will consist of three major sections – General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, and Core-subject Specific section for nearly all the papers. With only six to seven months in hand, it seems to be quite a hustle-bustle for candidates to prepare for GATE 2022. Candidates are searching for the best GATE study material, mock tests, and model/GATE previous year papers for rigorous preparation. However, there is too much stuff floating around in the market, and it's advisable to do a bit of research on the internet before you pick study material, books, or coaching classes for GATE preparation.
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GATE online lectures, and a host of other facilities such as PDF notes, online mock tests, live lectures to clarify doubts, and model/previous year question papers for holistic GATE exam preparation. The GATE study material is designed by top educators keeping in mind the latest syllabus and trends. Also, experts are willing to share some tips and tricks that will help you score better in the examination. These experts have years of experience in preparing candidates who various forms of competitive exams such as GATE, RRB, UPSC, ESE, and much more. Through mocks and GATE previous year papers you can evaluate your performance and know where you stand in the preparation journey. Sign up and book your favourite GATE-specific subject today!
Here are five great tips, when followed diligently will let you qualify & secure excellent marks in the GATE 2022 exam:

  1. Make A Study Plan And Keep A Track Of It

After going through the GATE syllabus and exam pattern, it's important you work out a good GATE self study plan to kick start your preparation journey. This marks your first step towards achieving your competitive goal. Find out!

  • Why You Need A Study Plan?

  • How To Prepare For GATE?

  • It helps you keep track of your daily, weekly, and monthly learning activities.

  • It helps you to monitor your progress on a particular topic and overall paper.

  • It gives you the right direction to achieve your competitive goals and the targets that you have set for yourself.

  • It keeps you streamlined and focused on your competitive exam preparation.

  1. Figure Out Your Strength & Weakness

One of the crucial steps to prepare for competitive exams like GATE is to know your strength and weakness. You will have to evaluate yourself and identify your strong and weak areas in your studies. Once you find it, you will be able to dedicate your time accordingly for a particular sub-topic/topic, ones that require constant practice, more focus, etc. The topic you are weak on should be allocated more time. Also, it helps you to manage the time and help you to evaluate yourself for the GATE exam. This way you can really make a robust GATE preparation.

  1. Find The Best GATE Books And Study Material

GATE is one of the most popular exams in India and vendors can easily dupe you under the pretext of a career and stable future. Therefore, it's essential that the candidates do extensive research and choose the right GATE study material before they begin their preparation. You can opt for GATE online lectures, refer to your undergraduate books, or course material provided by coaching centers. Also, you can talk to the toppers and professors to get some reference books of famous authors for GATE preparation. GATE preparation books and study material is easily available online; however, choosing the right one will be the key to achieve success.

  1. Clarify Your Doubts And Reserve Time For Revision

While preparing for the GATE 2022 exam, it's important your clear your doubts on complex issues and moves up the preparation ladder. Thankfully, tech educational platforms like Ekeeda provide live lectures that will help you clear your doubts instantly by top educators from IITs. There are also discussion forums wherein you can debate on live sessions and acquire knowledge or various angles to attempt a given question in the examination. Other than this, make it a regular habit of revision of whatever you study for the day, week, or month. Be it a whole chapter or small topic revision is a must. A good idea would be to take quizzes or mocks given at the end of every topic. Revision makes sure you don’t forget anything in the examination. It makes you more confident and accurate to attempt a particular question or given scenario.

  1. Keep GATE Exam Stress At The Bay

One thing that will really affect your performance during competitive tests like GATE will be your anxiety level. Being nervous or too stressed will affect your health and mental ability to learn things. It can be avoided easily by taking regular breaks, clarifying your doubts, reward yourself, and practicing healthy food habits & good sleep. Yoga, cardio, cycling, walk, jogging, music, or playing with pets will help you reduce stress and bounce back with more focus & power for GATE preparation. [ Read How To Deal With Stress During GATE Exam 2022 Preparation | Ekeeda ]
GATE Exam Pattern 2022
GATE exam pattern 2022 has been released by Indian Institute Of Technology Kharagpur along with detailed brochure. Knowing the GATE exam pattern and marking scheme is an important aspect for competitive exams like GATE preparation. It will help you decide the important topics and number of study hours. The exam will be a computer-based test (CBT) consisting of three types of questions - Multiple choice questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.
GATE 2022 Exam Pattern:



Exam Duration

3 hours (180 minutes)

Exam Mode

Online (Computer-Based Test)

Types of Questions

Multiple choice questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ),
and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.

Number of Questions


Total Marks


Number Of Sections

General Aptitude
Engineering Mathematics
Specific Subject

GATE marking scheme

1 mark MCQs – 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
2 mark MCQs – 2/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong response.
Zero marks will be awarded for unattempted questions
No negative marking will be done for Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions

GATE Syllabus 2022
The syllabus introduces you to the various topics and sub-topics of GATE specified subjects, and other sections of the examination. The syllabus will make you aware of the complex topics, ones that require constant practice and preparation. It will help you to devote time accordingly to particular topic/subtopics, and create your study plan. IIT Kharagpur has revised the GATE syllabus for the examination. Aspirants can get aware of it in a comprehensive manner by visiting the official site or follow our blog on 'GATE Exam Syllabus 2022'
GATE 2022 will have three sections – General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, and Specified Subject. The weightage would be as follows:

  • General Aptitude – 15

  • Engineering Mathematics – 15/13

  • Specified Subject – 70/72

Study Packages For GATE 2022
GATE examination has a vast syllabus and it's difficult for aspirants to prepare on their own. Thus, if you’re equipped with the right GATE study material and books you will be able to secure excellent marks and qualify for GATE Exam 2022.
At Ekeeda, we provide packages for GATE 2022 based on your needs and requirements. Our packages consist of video lectures, PDF notes, full-length mocks, exclusive GATE test series, previous/model question papers, and access to live lectures for instant doubt clarifications. With Ekeeda National Scholarship Test you can win great discounts on our exclusive GATE packages. Hurry! Sign up and start your GATE preparation today.

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