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GATE is the term that every engineering graduate might have come across. It is one of the toughest exams in India conducted by IISc and seven IITs jointly which opens the door to Ph.D./PG degrees in top engineering institutes (IISc and IITs) or PSU (Public Sector Units) jobs. Every year more than 8 lakh candidates appear for the GATE exam and among those, only 17-19% qualify. Thus, you need a solid preparation strategy to prepare for and crack the GATE exam.

You need to have a good GATE score to get into the top PSUs in India. There are some serious preparation practices that you should follow in order to qualify GATE 2023 exam even on your first attempt. If you’re left with only 1 month to prepare for GATE (General Aptitude Test Engineering), you’ve come to the right place. In this article, you will come across some of the best tips specifically for the preparation strategies for GATE 2023 for the last 30 days.

GATE 2023 Preparation Strategy


GATE 2023 Preparation Strategy For 1 Month

The last 30 days are the most crucial time in which you should be more careful and devoted to the GATE exam. This is the time when you’ve to be most focused as the exam is approaching soon. “Practice is the key”, the more you practice, the more concepts get cleared, the more marks you can score, hence the chance of acing the exams increases.

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Important Tips To Follow To Clear GATE Exam:

1. The very first and foremost step while preparing for GATE is understanding the syllabus. Before, preparing for any exam, you should have an idea of the syllabus asked in the exam. You should have a complete idea of the syllabus for GATE. Below mentioned are some of the most important topics that you should concentrate on at this time to score well in GATE CSE 2023:

2. The next most important thing is to create a timetable and follow it very tightly during your last 30 days of preparation for the GATE CS 2023 exam. You can divide the topics into hours of a day, and give sufficient time to each topic for preparation. Maintain the habit of following the timetable very firmly so as to stay focused and clear topics very well. Also, do not delay your work, do it now. Suppose your face a doubt, try to clear it at that very moment since later you may forget it. 

3. Referring to last-minute notes is required to revise important concepts. You can also refer to your own notes thoroughly if you have the practice of maintaining one. It’s good if you have your own notes as you can understand them better. Prepare short notes on your own while preparing for any kind of exam. Try to segregate your exam timetable into easy, medium, or hard levels by using colored sticky notes. Use short notes on the last 30 days to revise some important topics or the most frequently asked question.

4. Practice previous year’s papers as it helps you in understanding the trend GATE follows. Also, you get to know the weightage of questions asked in the GATE exam. Rather than wasting your time solving random questions, it’s better to solve the previous year’s questions. Analyze and attempt the previous year’s question paper to understand the GATE structure or the pattern GATE follows. Test and practice have no replacement. 

5. The next most important thing that you need to consider is getting familiar Virtual Calculator. You’re not allowed to use calculators during the GATE exam, hence, it’s a must thing that you should practice using a virtual calculator which is provided during the GATE exam. Having proper hands-on experience using a virtual calculator adds a bonus during exams as it saves your time since you’re already aware of how to use it. Hence, you can use it efficiently during exams. 

6. Do not stick to one topic or subject for a longer duration, it’ll make you feel bored and you’ll also lose interest, therefore it is suggested to switch topics while learning (not very frequently) and also take breaks. It is very important to revise the concepts at regular intervals to maintain the flow and avoid disinterest.

7. It is recommended to focus on easy topics more than hard ones. For example, if you’re good at Maths, give maximum time on maths so as to score the maximum at least in that particular topic, but that doesn’t mean that you need to stick to one topic. You have to give your time on all topics but the maximum time on the topics which you’re already good at. This results in less negative marking as you’re sure of the answers you’ve opted for. Thus, increasing the chance of acing the GATE exam.

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Important Details for GATE 2023:

GATE 2023

Exam Date4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th February, 2023
Exam LevelNational
Exam Fee
  • Women/SC/ST/PwD – INR 850
  • Other – INR 1500
Mode of ExamOnline
Duration3 hours

Wrapping Up:

To conclude, a gentle reminder is to not overstress your results. Just give your 100% to the learning and practice for GATE and you’re all set to appear for the exam. These are some strategies you must follow while preparing for GATE. It is advised to be focused and determined.

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FAQs on GATE 2023: 

Q1. Can I Qualify for GATE in 30 days?

Ans: Although GATE is considered to be one of the toughest jobs in India, you can still crack GATE in 30 days if your fundamentals are clear and your preparation strategy is so strong. You need to be more focused and determined to cover all important concepts at a fast pace to reach the level that you can qualify it in 30 days. 

Q2. How to download ADMIT card?

Ans: The following steps need to be followed in order to download admit card/ hall ticket:

  • Go to GATE’s Official Website
  • Have a look at the link mentioning admit card 2023
  • Click on the link, you can find your admit card there
  • You can then download it on A-4-sized paper

You have to carry the original identification proof (Aadhaar card/PAN card) along with the admit card to enter the exam hall. 

Q3. What is the marking scheme?

Ans: Marking Scheme for the GATE exam

  • 1-mark MCQs, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
  • 2-marks MCQs, 2/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer.
  • No negative markings for numerical-type questions.

Q4. How should I prepare for GATE 2023?

Ans: Below-mentioned are some of the points you must keep in mind before preparing for the GATE exam:

  • Have a go-through of the syllabus for GATE
  • Prepare a time-table for the topics 
  • Be focused and strict with the routine
  • Solve previous year’s question paper
  • Be familiar with virtual calculators
  • Give mock tests

Last Updated : 12 Apr, 2023
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