Speed vs Accuracy | What is more Important? | GATE Exam 2021

Hello Aspirants,

In my opinion, one of the biggest challenges that one faces during the preparation of any entrance examination is to decide whether to focus more on speed or accuracy and how to achieve an optimal balance of both.

Due to this many students are not able to perform to their caliber in the exam, so the question becomes how to get around this problem.

In Earlier GATE exams the balance was tilted more in the favor of speed but now due to the inclusion of Numerical Type Questions the balance is tilted back in the favor of accuracy. Let me explain how.

Mostly, Numerical Type Questions are not straightforward question, you have to do a lot of computation to get around those, so if your accuracy is good you need not look at that question twice but if not you may be worried and may have to check that question twice or thrice due to which you may lose time and end up attempting less than expected number of problems and results may be worse than expected.

 

So what should a student do during the preparation to avoid getting into this kind of situation is that during the initial stages of preparation you must focus more on Accuracy and less on speed, even if you attempt 10 to 15 questions in an hour but with good accuracy, that is more than enough. Speed is something that will build up gradually as you will come across the similar type of questions so you will get used to club 2-3 steps in a single step to save time.

So my advice to all GATE aspirants will be not to get over-stressed if you are attempting less number of questions in a given time at present as you will gain speed eventually but accuracy is not something that you can attain eventually so focus more on accuracy as that will also boost your self-confidence.

 

Happy Preparations!

How Education Can Lift People from Poverty ?

“Education is not a way to escape poverty; it is a way of Fighting it”. The power of education is irrefutable across the world, both socially and personally, in both developing and developed countries. In fact, Education can be denoted as the only pathway to human development. It is believed that ensuring quality education for all is not only essential to accomplish the set developmental Goals but is equally indispensable to end the extreme poverty.

Education can certainly be the catalyst required to liberate the families and communities from the shackles of poverty. Knowledge bestows children with the power to dream of a better future and the confidence required to pursue adequate education, which in turn will help generations to come. This is not yet, a well-educated person can make significant changes in his/her life, particularly when it applies to day-to-day life activities – such as nutrition, healthcare and gender equality. If our roots are strengthened, it is likely that the fruits will be healthier and nutritious.

Education plays a vital role when it comes to reducing and preventing global poverty. It’s time for us to realize the importance of education and begin investing in it significantly. Providing education to every citizen of the country is the only way to ensure that poverty declines. Let’s have a look at some of the most significant ways education helps control poverty:

Increases Income:
If we go by the Research, an extra year of schooling can boost the income by at least 10%. In fact, just two more years at secondary schooling could help lift a lot of people out of poverty. If a person gets educated, he not only gains more knowledge but also imbibes good skills which all together leads to an increased productivity. Educated people will look out for better ways to diversify their sources of income. One should not forget that people with even a little education are more flexible to changes like economic, personal etc.
Empowers Women and Girls:
It’s well-said that ‘If you educate a man, you educate an individual. But if you educate a woman, you educate a family & a Nation. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can Change the World”.

Education does play a vital role in empowering girls and women. Mothers who can take better decisions for their families can extremely impact that push out of poverty. Education is the key for women to achieve economic independence. They gain the power that enables them to take decisions of their lives. For instance, they can choose to have fewer children and ensure better facilities for them such as vaccines, medical care, better nutrition and above all Education.

Therefore, to breakdown the shackles of poverty and inequality being followed from generations, it is important that the women of the house are educated.

Enables a Healthy Lifestyle:
Education enhances people’s knowledge of how to live a healthy lifestyle. Educated people have better awareness about what kinds of food are nutritious and what precautions they need to take to avoid health-related problems. A healthy lifestyle is all about how educated you are about your surroundings and day-to-day activities. For instance, educated mothers are the first doctors of their families – they know how to keep their families safe and protected from any unhealthy and adulterated meal.
Conclusion:
It all sums up to one thing ‘Education can help us eradicate poverty and liberate people from its bounds’. It’s time to realize the True Significance of Education and use it as a Weapon to fight poverty & walk the path of a better, healthier and prosperous life.

-Keep educating UrSelf and Ur society!

 

How to Study for the Exams- A Fruitful Technique!

For many of students, exams can be stressful. Today, we introduce you to a novel time management technique called the Pomodoro Technique. Managing time is one of the biggest problems while preparing for exams. And this technique is an effective strategy to deal with this issue.

What is the Pomodoro Technique?

Author and time management expert Francesco Cirillo invented the Pomodoro Technique in the early 90s. He named the technique “Pomodoro” after his tomato-shaped timer. The technique is known for its simplicity. All you got to do is divide your task into smaller tasks that you can accomplish in time intervals. Each time interval is called a  “Pomodoro”. These intervals are spaced out by short breaks. The only rule is you don’t do anything else during your Pomodoro session except for the task you have taken up.

 

How to study using the Pomodoro Technique?

 

What is the Logic behind the Pomodoro Technique?

  • Short breaks help you concentrate better
  • This work-break-work pattern helps stay motivated
  • The Pomodoro Technique is known to improve decision-making
  • It helps fight the stress of time management

Do not worry if you find it difficult to do four Pomodoros right from the beginning. Even two sessions at a go is a good start. If you are one of those people who get easily distracted, especially while preparing for exams, then its time you try the Pomodoro Technique.

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Happy Preparations!

 

How to Secure AIR 1 in GATE Exam 2021?

Dear aspirants,

Hope that your preparation is going good. Here we are going to put all possible points so that they can help you in preparation.

Every year, 3–4 thousands of engineering aspirants compete for GATE exam, therefore, it becomes very important for candidates to start their preparation early to stay ahead in the race.

Steps to Crack GATE Exam

  • Make a Study Schedule to Track Your GATE Preparation and stick to that till the exam.
  • Find Your Strengths and Weakness to Boost GATE Preparation and to know that join Online Test Series.
  • Use Top-notch Preparation Books & Study Material for GATE Preparation
  • Solve problems of each and every topic and don’t leave any topic.
  • At first focus on accuracy and later speed will automatically come and for the same, use VIRTUAL Calculator while solving problems (Download it on your cellphone).
  • Try not to mug up things, instead understand their origin.
  • Clarify Your Doubts and Don’t Forget to Revise.
  • Your schedule should be divided for 2 Important Things: Preparation & Revision.
    Now by Preparation, We mean any of the subjects that you are already preparing for or want to prepare for. Now when it comes to Revision, make sure you dedicate 3 hours/day for revision. If you are a college student or working professional then you can set a target of 21 hours/week so in that way, you can invest more time in revision during weekends.

    • And you should have short notes containing all the important concepts so that you can revise the entire topic or subject in a short span of time. Also, during this entire course of revision, keep on solving related problems.

 

  • The moment you make a mistake while solving any question, you should note it down somewhere. Because there is much high probability that you will make the same mistakes again and again. So before attempting any question or any test, you will be already aware of what types of mistakes you can commit.
  • Now out of these 3 hours for revision, don’t waste much time in Theory. You can just devote 1 hour to the theory part and rest 2 hours to Problem-solving part. And it is expected that you should be able to solve around 30-40 questions during these 2 hours.
  • Join Online Test Series and it’s very important because nowadays they (GATE Examiners) are asking very conceptual questions. Join TestUrSelf because we provide test papers at par GATE syllabus.( but don’t feel low if you will not get good rank in the tests because they are somewhat tougher than GATE Exam). We intentionally make some tough questions so that you can easily solve the questions in real GATE Exam.
  • Keep Exam stress Bay.

 

One last thing..don’t let negative thoughts come to inside you( stay away from negative people). Always say to Urself…I am going to make it…I am going to crack the exam.


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TestUrSelf Toppers in GATE 2020

Dear aspirants,

We are very HAPPY to share with You all that Our students performed OUTSTANDING in GATE 2020 Exam.

TestUrSelf Toppers in GATE 2020: 60+ Students secured Ranks under 100 including AIR-1.

This is 2nd time that our students Secured AIR-1 in GATE Exam.

GATE 2020 results not only show the hard work that we and TestUrSelf’s students have put in. But it also give us motivation to do more hard work for GATE 2021.


We also thanks all aspirants who gave us valuable feedback regarding what we can improve. We can promise that we are going to deliver good content in this year also so that our students can get the best content for GATE 2021. To those aspirants who have worked hard but not able to get good rank this year, don’t worry…keep doing Ur hard work..keep aiming for perfection and keep working towards it.

-TestUrSelf Team

How to tackle pressure in the last 3 months before the GATE Exam?

Dear GATE aspirants,

Undergoing exam pressure is a very common situation, in fact, every other student goes through it.

Let us help you in beating pressure during the GATE Preparation.

But before that let’s discuss the reasons for this pressure

  • If the Time is Less and the Course is More then you might get under pressure
  • Peer performance pressure
  • Family expectations
  • No revision
  • Poor results
  • Fear of Failure

Now around 20 days of October are gone, then you still have 10 days of Oct + 30 days of Nov + 30 days of Dec + 30 days of Jan which means approx 50% of the total time.

Your rank depends on how effectively you utilize this left out time.

If you self study for 6 hrs/day then you have 600 hours with you. Now, why not give 4 hours/day for course completion and 2 hours/day for revision. In this way you can solve one of the major problems: “Less Time & Vast Syllabus”

Now the second problem is Peer performance pressure, but you must keep in mind every student has a different story and a different starting point.

So your only competition should be You.



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Tips to Crack GATE 2020 Exam

Dear aspirants,

GATE 2020 Exam is a gateway to postgraduate admission in prestigious IIT’s/IISc & NIT’s and PSU jobs. The number of candidates may appear in GATE 2020 will be approximately 9 lakhs in 2020. Preparing for the GATE Exam requires a good strategy to crack the GATE Exam. The GATE Exam is a single paper online examination of three hours, with 65 questions carrying a total of 100 marks. The question paper will consist of both multiple-choice questions and numerical answer type questions.

Here are the steps of topper’s strategy which will help with your GATE preparation:

  • Know the Syllabus & Weightage of each subject
  • Select Good Books & Materials for GATE Preparation
  • Understand the previous year questions pattern
  • Practice previous year questions during preparation
  • Try to understand the concepts, practice tests and revise regularly.
  • Read topic by topic to complete the entire subject.
  • Make a revision note for each topic that should cover all important definition, formulas, differences, etc.
  • You can practice the mock tests in two ways. One is self-practice on a daily basis, and the other is attempting online mock tests. And for the same join TestUrSelf.
  • Practice more tests, identify the weaker topics in each test and revise them.

Enroll now for GATE 2020 Sectionwise  Study Notes & Online Test Series

  • Complete GATE packages for Metallurgical Engineering & Engineering Sciences
  • Mock Test Series for Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, & Engineering Sciences.
  • GATE Solved MCQ’s and Practice Papers
  • Attempt TestUrSelf Free Open Test.
  • Previous Year Solved Papers.

Try TestUrSelf & compete with your fellow aspirants and ace RANK below 100.

All the best for Ur preparation!

-TestUrSelf Team

Tips to Study Complete Left out Syllabus

Dear Aspirants,

Getting Good AIR in GATE is not a difficult task. Many students get pretty good AIR…they are not extra-ordinary, they are normal people.

Want to know the reason why they succeed? It’s the Preparation Strategy they follow.

Forget about the months that have been passed, you still have time. Adopt that perfect technique & strategy and see yourself in Top 100 rankers.


We will tell you How. Firstly I would want to give you some suggestions you, that you must follow in whatever time is left.

  • Focus more on Practice than theory
  • Don’t over analyze
  • Revise only those concepts which are relevant
  • Faster Calculations
  • Less Dependency on Calculator
  • Don’t waste time
  • Give 100% each day
  • Improve Concentration & memory.
  • Take Online Test Series Seriously
  • Chalk out Ur Weakness areas and work on them asap.
  • Start Revisions asap.

Just collecting the study material will nowhere help you to get a good AIR, you really need to follow some strategy.


Now let us tell you – how to study the left out subjects for the exam?

  • Read a concept & take notes. If you face problems in making notes, then you can get our Study Materials of individual Section.

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  • After making notes, practice questions from the question bank.
  • Refer to any objective or previous year question bank.
  • Practice at least 25-30 questions per concept to learn methods & short-cuts.
  • Practice questions as a set with defined time & not individually.

Also, Do Not Forget to TestUrSelf.

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All the best for Ur preparation!

-TestUrSelf Team

 

How to manage Time for the preparation?

Time Management Tips For Students:
In today’s fast-paced society there are more distractions than there ever have been. A liberal free society gives us prosperity but along with that comes consumerism, media, and so many choices young minds are inundated with information, decisions and distractions by the bucket load. This has led to a generation of young people trying to learn more than any other generation ever has without any formal time management skills when they need them more than any other generation in history. So to help students who feel they are falling behind and struggling with life and study here are some time management tips for students.

Work/Life/Study Balance:– Managing your time is something everyone does automatically but usually it is subconscious as we rush from classes to work to parties and so on. While we are in a rush to experience everything life has to offer we trip ourselves up by planning it poorly. If you are serious about managing your time well you should allocate time to these parts of your life and adjust them as you see fit. When you need to study you should not be partying too much for instance which may seem like common sense but most people just try to estimate the time needed to get it all done. Instead, actually give yourself a certain amount of time for each part of your life adjusted for specific situations and if you go overtime in one make sure you make it up later. Write it down and adhere to it or you will destroy any real structure.



The Boring Stuff:- Life can never be eternally interesting and unfortunately there are a lot of unpleasant and boring tasks that must be done. Too many students put these things off until it is too late like assignments and end up doing poorly. While if you put things off you free up time NOW you force all of your boring bits into one massive session that will lead to more procrastination and lack of motivation. Try to do the unpleasant tasks first, and while everyone tells you to do this it never seems to end up working … so how can we help this?


Time Chunks:– Sitting and doing those boring assignments or projects early may seem daunting but it does not need to be so. By breaking down the large things you just do not want to do into smaller chunks you can complete smaller sections at a time making it seem like less of a task but there is another reason for this also. If you have a stack of smaller tasks you can allocate them in time “chunks” that have a definite start and end time giving you time to move on to other more pleasant tasks or at least alternate between different but equally boring tasks. Sometimes just getting a few boring things done early in a day then moving on to more interesting things can stop the endless pushing back of tasks and they will be done before you know it!



Rewards – All work and no play makes students very dull! Even if you are psyched to get motivated and have good time management do not forget to have fun and give yourself some small rewards for avoiding procrastination and getting things done. You will in fact with good time management skills you will end up with more free time than you have before and you could be stress-free come exam time too!


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All the best for Ur preparation!

-TestUrSelf Team

How to Study for GATE Exam?

First of all, we would want to tell you studying all day long is very unproductive  & it won’t help you in any way. The trick is to make the study time shorter but effective.

Here are some Tips to Study Effectively & Finish your Syllabus before time.

  • Study Smaller Portions at One Go: Study Smaller portions of Syllabus every day instead of taking on huge portions. If you will hurry up with the syllabus you will be able to retain a very little bit of it.

 

  • Focus on Core Material: Divide Study material into 2 categories – Core & Elaborative material. The core material consists of important principles, concepts, formulae, etc while the latter consists of the remaining portion of the syllabus which is less important. Also, observe the pattern of previous year papers and make sure you do not spend much time on topics that are unlikely to be asked in the exam. Subscribe TestUrSelf’s Study Materials. We have been launched Study Materials for each section (Metallurgical Engineering & Engineering Sciences).

 

  • Shift Between Subject Categories: Divide the subjects into 2 categories – Memory dependant subjects & Problem-solving subjects. For most effective studying alternate between each subject category.

 

  • Take Regular Breaks: If your mind doesn’t take a break, the next round of studying isn’t going to be effective. Also, if you use break time to discuss the syllabus with your friends then your mind is not on a break.

 

  • Understand & Write: Read important points aloud & then write them down. This makes sure you SEE the point, HEAR it & WRITE them too.

 

  • Take Notes: Do you make notes? No? Well, you should adapt to this habit of making notes now. Proper note-making is very important for effectively completing the subject.

 

  • Use Visual Cues for Learning Better: Write down important formulae & other important tit-bits on a sheet of paper and stick them on a wall so that it remains in front of your eyes for most of the time. This will help you learn better.

 

  • Don’t Study More than 2 hours at one go: The optimal period of continuous studying is 2 hours. Each period of 2 hours can be broken into 25 mins slots of solid studying followed by 5 mins break.

 

  • Revise within 24 Hours: You should not miss the 3 Rs – Recap, Review & Reinforce. Any new information you learn needs to Recapped, Reviewed & Reinforced within 24 hours in order to retain in your memory.

 

  • Join Online Test Series: Can understand Ur weakness and strength. And then you can work on the. The Test Series of sectionwise are live now so join asap and ace the GATE 2020 exam.

 

  • Sleep Well: Always remember it is the proper sleep that turns your short term memory into the long term. So take at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night.

 

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