How to Crack GATE in first attempt?
Usually the gate exam can be qualified by obtaining just 25 marks out of 100 in the examination. A student can easily get this 25 marks even by studying a single subject and cracking the aptitude section. But the student should understand the fundamentals of that subject completely. Compared to other exams, GATE exam have less syllabus but it dives deep into the analytical aspects of Engineering. Moreover to get the result in flying colours the student need to study every Engineering Subjects deeply and thoroughly.
The GATE exam consists of 65 questions with 10 general aptitude questions carrying 15 marks and the rest of the questions are technical based on the stream chosen. There are questions having 1 marks and 2 marks and each wrong answer have negative marks 1/3 and 2/3 respectively. If a student is able to correctly answer around 50% of the questions, he would stand a chance of getting in the top ranks. So time does not become a constrain in this exam and the student can take 3 to 4 minutes for a 1 mark question and even up to 10 minutes for a 2 mark question if he thinks he can answer it correctly.
Our suggestion to GATE 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 aspirants is to analyse each and every fundamentals systematically because Gate is not an exam for comprehensive study, but is like a dive to the deep well. Gate exam has got more weightage on problematic subjects (like mathematics, network theory, control systems, signals and systems, digital and analog electronics) than theory subjects. Without proper attention to these subjects, cracking GATE is difficult. Its not about how many subjects you studied. Its all about how well you studied each one of the subjects.