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.

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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.

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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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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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How to Study Engineering Mathematics for GATE 2020 Exam Effectively

This Topic is very important for the GATE Exam. It covers around 13-15 Marks out of 100. You can easily score minimum 10 marks in this section if you can manage to prepare well.

The key to prepare for this subject is to make short notes which have only formulae/graphs/concepts of at most importance, especially note down the area which you find difficult to remember them and keep them handy with you or have short notes so that you can look up to a concept whenever you need it.

Which Book/Study Materials is the good for the GATE Exam?

You can follow Higher Engineering Mathematics by B. S. Grewal. If you are in 2nd or 3rd year then we will be recommended you that to follow this book otherwise go with TestUrSelf Digital Study Materials for Engineering Mathematics. Because it will included 100+ Quality Solved examples and also you will get 10+ Online Assignment as mentioned below:

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Take a look at the topic-wise strategy to prepare for engineering mathematics in GATE 2020 Exam.

Linear Algebra (For all Streams): very Important 

While preparing for Linear Algebra, the focus must be on Eigenvalue and Eigen Vectors Problems and also the Matrix Algebra as almost every-time there will be a question from either of these two topics. One must also remember the properties of eigenvalues like the relation between eigenvalues of two matrices which are inverse of each other and other similar properties.

Calculus (For all Streams):

This topic has been divided into 3 categories:

  • Differential Calculus: It involves basic concepts of Limits, Derivative and application of derivatives such as Increasing, Decreasing function and Maxima and Minima problems.
  • Integral Calculus: It involves indefinite and definite integral and the properties of definite integrals. Also, you need to be very well versed with the concepts of multiple integrals like Double and Triple Integral and also Line, Surface and Volume Integrals.
  • Vector Calculus (very important topic): It involves Gradient, Divergence and Curl and Vector Integral Theorems (Green’s, Gauss’s and Stokes Theorem) and there are lot many properties of each concept and you must remember all those to solve the problems faster like divergence of curl is always zero, believe me, that these properties do come in handy in the exam.

Differential Equations (For all Streams):

  • Finding the solution of differential equations are extremely important. Focusing on higher order differential equations is a must along with first order equations. Bernoulli’s Equation and Euler Differential Equation should also be paid attention to.
  • Also, in the latest years questions based on the existence of solution and uniqueness theorem have been seen so they also need to be prepared.

Probability and Statistics (For all Streams): Very Important 

  • The general problems involving Probability can be prepped up by practice and there is no need to study much about them but you can always remember Baye’s Theorem, more focus should be on Random Variables like Poisson’s Distribution and other distributions. Statistics is also very important and you must remember to mean, median and mode concepts as well as coefficient of co-relation, so do make short notes for each of these concepts.

Complex Variables (Excluding MT & CS):

  • It is the smallest topic among all topics from Engineering Mathematics and the only important concepts are Cauchy-Riemann Equations for Analytic Functions and Residue Method of Integration and rest of the topics are not necessary for GATE.

Numerical Methods (Excluding CS): very Important 

  • Two things are important in this section one is the equation solving by methods like Newton-Raphson and Bisection Method and other is the Numerical Integration technique by methods like Trapezoidal Rule and Simpson’s rule so do mug up the formulas for each of these methods and make good use of Calculator like you can form equations in the form of answer of the previous step so that recursion becomes faster and more accurate.

Transform Theory (For EE and ME ONLY): 

  • Laplace and inverse Laplace transforms are the topics to be practiced well.


You can see the given below Pi chart for the distribution of questions which are asked in every year.

Some Important tips:

  • Do not try to memorize maths by mugging up the entire textbooks/standard books. You’ll only be wasting time. Remember the formulae and understand the techniques used to solve the questions.
  • Practice previous year numerical after you complete each topic and use virtual calculator while solving them.
  • Revise regularly. Revise the formulae every day. Solve a few questions from the topics.
  • You should take mock tests. You should join a good Online Test Series which will help you in practicing the questions in a simulated environment.
  • Make a Short Notes. It is essential for last moment revision.

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How to crack GATE 2020 Exam without taking any coaching

Dear aspirants,

There are thousands of students who have not taken any coaching and still managed to score high in the exam. Mentioned below are the few tips to prepare for GATE 2020 without coaching.

  • If you start your preparation early, it will give you enough time for revision also.
  • The first and foremost step that one needs to take while preparing for GATE 2020 is to know GATE syllabus.
  • Once you know what are the topics that need to be covered, you can make your own plan.
  • It’s important for you to identify the books & Study Materials that need to be referred for the preparation for GATE 2020
  • You must solve a lot of previous years question papers and sample papers.
  • One of the most important aspects of GATE preparation without coaching is online test series and mock tests. 
  • Prepare Short Notes to Remember Formulae
  • Stay Motivated and Determined.

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GATE 2020 Preparation Complete Study Pack

Dear aspirants,

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering exam, more commonly known as the GATE is a very important exam that almost every engineering student aspires to give one day. This exam is conducted by IIT’s and IIS’s on behalf of MHRD. It is conducted to test an engineering graduate’s comprehensive understanding of all concepts. If you are aiming to give GATE exams of 2020, which will be held in the month of February, and wish to know when you should start preparing and why then here is your answer: Start Preparing As Early As Possible! You may even start your GATE 2020 Preparation Today itself! This will give you a duration of almost one year to gain as much knowledge as possible to ace your exam!

GATE 2020 examinations pattern.

  • Exam medium is a computer-based test (online).
  • MCQs and Numerical category question will be asked in the exams.
  • Candidates may only attempt one (1) paper for the GATE 2020 exams.
  • Exam sessions will be divided into two (2), forenoon (9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon) & afternoon (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM).
  • The GATE examination will take 3 hours.
  • 65 questions on a subject will be tested.
  • The total marks for a paper is 100 marks.
  • The section on General Aptitude (GA) must be completed.

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Dear GATE aspirants,

GATE exam 2020 will be conducted by IIT Delhi. The exam will be held on February 1, 2, 8, & 9 for admission to ME, MTech, MSc and PhD courses offered at premium engineering institutes including IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. GATE 2020 exam will be held for 25 papers. This year, biomedical engineering will be added as a new stream to the already existing 24 GATE paper. Last year, statistics was the new entrant making the count to 24.

Few important changes and updates in GATE 2020 are as follows:
  • Last year, IITs added Statistics (ST) to GATE paper. However, this year, subject papers have been increased to 25 from 24 and the new addition is Biomedical Engineering (BM).
  • There are 6 international test centres for GATE 2020, in Dubai, Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu, and Singapore.

We provide a comprehensive collection of  GATE online test series & study notes – chapter tests, subject tests, full-length tests and All India Mock tests. The GATE online test series cover important topics and concepts from previous GATE papers.

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