##### Dear aspirants,

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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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
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- GATE Solved MCQ’s and Practice Papers
- Attempt TestUrSelf Free Open Test.
- Previous Year Solved Papers.

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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.**

- 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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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
while solving problems (Download it on your cellphone).*VIRTUAL Calculator* - 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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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 2^{nd} or 3^{rd} 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:

**Details of the TestUrSelf Study Materials for Engineering Mathematics:**

Lecture Name |
Number of Online Assignment |

TeachUrSelf Linear Algebra | 2 |

TeachUrSelf Calculus | 1 |

TeachUrSelf Vector Calculus | 2 |

TeachUrSelf Differential Equations | 2 |

TeachUrSelf Complex Variable | 1 |

TeachUrSelf Probability & Statistics | 2 |

TeachUrSelf Numerical Methods | 2 |

** Note**–

**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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Dear GATE MT aspirants,

Thermodynamics and Rate process section is very important for GATE exam for Metallurgical Engineering. You can see the given below Pi chart for the distribution of questions which are asked in every year.

How to study this section effectively?

Answer: If you want crack GATE with very good rank then you will have to cover this section very effectively. Follow the given below instructions

**Metallurgical Thermodynamics:** Follow Introduction to Thermodynamics of materials by Gaskell and solve all the given Solved examples. If you will have time then kindly go through the NPTEL lectures by Prof. B.S Murty upto 8 Lectures.

**Chemical Kinetics: **Follow NCERT Chemistry book of 12th class.

**Corrosion**: Follow Callister and Practice the Solved examples.

**Heat and Mass Transfer:** Follow H.S Ray and go through the given Solved examples.

**Diffusions**: Follow Callister and Practice the Solved examples.

**Fluid Mechanics**: Follow H.S Ray and go through the given Solved examples.

General Instructions:

- Prepare short notes while studying it so you can revise them regularly.
- Practice a lot of problems and for the same join TestUrSelf.
- Practice previous year papers many times.
- If you don’t want to follow any books then subscribe our study materials because we cover all topics as par GATE syllabus. And there you will get a lot of questions in form of online assignments.

*Announcement: we are launching the study materials for individuals section shortly. For more details, you can drop mail at info@testurself.in*

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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.

Why TestUrSelf?

Answer: In GATE 2019, There were many Questions, which were directly from TestUrSelf Test Series.

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__There are many benefits to join online test series as given below:__

- Understanding exact Time Management.
- Revising the concepts.
- Familiarizing yourself with final exam environment.
- Boosting your self-confidence.
- Proper analysis of your performance.
- Can understand your weakness and strength. And then you can work on them.
- Can rectify your mistakes at the time of final exams.

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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.

- Complete GATE packages for Metallurgical Engineering & Engineering Sciences (XE).
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