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.

Join today TestUrSelf to ensure success in Exams!

Happy Preparations!

 

TestUrSelf GATE 2020 Topper’s Interview Jaya Gupta (AIR 1 MT)

GATE is the biggest exam for every Metallurgical Engineer who is among to secure a job in government PSU such as IOCL, BIS, NALCO, SAIL, BARC, BEMRC or pursue higher studies in the most prestigious institutes such as IISc, IITs, NITs etc. Every year over 3.5 thousands candidates appear for the GATE exam and strive to fulfil their dreams. This year GATE 2020 was conducted on 1st Feb and the final results was declared on 13th March in which Jaya Gupta achieved AIR 1 in GATE 2020 Metallurgical Engineering exam.

 

GATE 2020 Success story of Jaya Gupta

 

TestUrSelf: Kindly introduce UrSelf?
Jaya Gupta: I am Jaya Gupta from Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh. My father’s name is Mr. Vijay Kumar Gupta and my mother’s name is Mrs. Uma Gupta. Currently I am pursuing B.Tech in the stream of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology (NIFFT), Ranchi. I did my 10th and 12th from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Shahjahanpur. My hobbies include sketching and playing badminton.
TestUrSelf: Ur GATE Rank with Year?
Jaya Gupta: AIR 1 in GATE 2020
TestUrSelf: Kindly tell us about Ur journey and the experience during the preparation for the GATE Exam?
Jaya Gupta: Throughout this journey of my preparation for GATE Exam, one needs to stay motivated and there are times when a person feels low, starts to doubt their abilities but I was fortunate that I had the support of my family and especially my brother Keshav Gupta. The efforts if done in the wrong direction yield no fruit and for that I am thankful to my professors at NIFFT, seniors Samarjeet Kumar Singh and Ravi Raj and my friend Divya Prakash Srivastava for guiding me in the right direction. I followed a particular strategy for my preparation of GATE 2020, which comprised of three stages.In the first stage, I developed the basic understanding of all the topics and cleared all my concepts from standard books, then in the second read I prepared notes from the standard books and in the final month of preparation I revised those notes and gave mock tests.
TestUrSelf: What inspired you for attempting GATE Exam?
Jaya Gupta: I appeared in GATE Exam as it is a pathway for both higher studies in India and jobs in PSUs.
TestUrSelf: When did you start Ur preparation for GATE 2020?
Jaya Gupta: I paid attention to the class lectures which helped me in clearing my concepts of the subject but I started serious preparation for GATE 2020 from mid of third year of B.Tech.
TestUrSelf: How did TestUrSelf help you in Ur preparation?
Jaya Gupta: The test series of TestUrSelf was very helpful as it helped in analysing my weak and strong topics. It provided a similar platform as the actual GATE exam and helped in clearing my doubts. The test series had a range of questions from easy to hard which made me mentally strong to tackle any sort of paper in the actual exam.
TestUrSelf: Kindly tell us a few words regarding TestUrSelf?
Jaya Gupta: TestUrSelf is an amazing platform especially for metallurgy students who are preparing for gate examination. The test series and STUDY materials, it offers for gate metallurgy paper is great and it immensely helps the aspiring students to get a decent rank in the gate examination. TestUrSelf not only provides the best possible collection of questions but also a self-understandable solution which helps in analyzing the mock tests effectively and efficiently.
TestUrSelf: Kindly give some tips for upcoming aspirants!
Jaya Gupta: Always prepare to get 100 percent marks in the exam, as I firmly believe that if you aim for the sky you will definitely reach the clouds. Remember to be confident, never lose hope, maintain consistency and don’t worry about the result during preparation.

 

 

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.


As all colleges are shut down due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we are taking a small step to ensure studies remain uninterrupted.

We are going to start Ultimate Free Quiz session until Ur colleges resume.

Continue Ur studies on TestUrSelf or any other learning platform of Ur choice. We understand that you will miss Ur friends and teachers. We can only make sure you don’t miss Ur studies.

Join Our WhatsApp group for unlimited quiz and for daily capsule concepts and keep preparing from home.

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Best of Luck for your preparation and future well.

-TestUrSelf Team

How to Prepare for GATE Exam from Home?

Dear students,

As all colleges are shut down due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we are taking a small step to ensure studies remain uninterrupted.

We are going to start Ultimate Free Quiz session until Ur colleges resume.

Continue Ur studies on TestUrSelf or any other learning platform of Ur choice. We understand that you will miss Ur friends and teachers. We can only make sure you don’t miss Ur studies.

Join Our WhatsApp group for unlimited quiz and for daily capsule concepts and keep preparing from home.

Click Here to join TestUrSelf Prep from Home group

Here you can download the guide to how to prepare for GATE Exam from home!

Download Here

Stay Safe. Keep Studying.

 

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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-TestUrSelf Team