Preparation Strategy for GATE 2022

GATE 2022 Preparation Strategy/ PrepLadder JEE

If you are appearing for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2022 and looking for a well-structured preparation strategy to ace it, then you have landed on the right page! Here you will find every bit of information that you need to crack GATE with ease.

After reading this article, you will also get a definite answer for the most common question; “How to prepare for GATE 2022?” So, let’s dive deep into the process of effectively preparing for GATE.

Before we begin, let’s have a quick look at the detailed GATE 2022 Exam Pattern below:

Examination ModeComputer Based Test  (CBT)
Duration3 Hours
Tentative Number of Subjects (Papers)29
SectionsGeneral Aptitude (GA)Candidate’s Selected Subject
Types of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions
Questions for testing these abilities in the order of importanceComprehensionApplicationAnalysis & SynthesisRecall
Number of Questions10 (GA) + 55 (Subject) = 65 Questions
Distribution of Marks in all Papers except for AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL papersGeneral Aptitude: 15 MarksEngineering Mathematics: 13 Marks (Varies year to year)Subject Questions: 72 MarksTotal: 100 Marks
Distribution of Marks in Papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL.General Aptitude: 15 MarksSubject Questions: 85 MarksTotal: 100 Marks
Marking SchemeQuestions carry 1 mark and 2 marks each with a negative marking of 0.33 marks for 1 mark question and 0.66 marks for a 2 mark question.

Explained: GATE Preparation Strategy

“A vision without a strategy remains an illusion”– Lee Bolman.

The same applies to your GATE vision. If you do not have a well-curated strategy for GATE preparation, then the desired results will be out of reach.

Factors such as referring to the appropriate learning resources, note-making, attempting mock tests, timely revision, staying focused, and self-analysis are prerequisites for the proper execution of the GATE preparation strategy. With a strong mindset and a comprehensive plan, owning your GATE dream becomes an easy task. To ensure that you are on the right track, we have listed a few tips that will help you in the GATE preparation and crack the exam with utmost ease.

Also read: High Yield QBank For GATE Preparation 

How to Prepare for GATE 2022?

Since GATE is one of India’s toughest competitive exams, students need proper guidance for its preparation. We have compiled a list of pro tips that will answer the above-stated question:

# Know the Syllabus well

It is the most important part of your preparation. Be fully aware of the study material. With recent changes in the GATE syllabus, one should have a basic understanding of the syllabus for efficient preparation. Know syllabus, Know studies!  

# Refer Previous Year Papers

Previous year’s papers are a great source of information and knowledge. Solving the PYQs will let you subconsciously get an idea about the type of questions that GATE asks and the skill set the exam wants to test in candidates. Moreover, they make you aware of the exam pattern and also help you to identify the areas from which the questions are frequently asked. 

Hence, refer to previous year papers quite often during the GATE preparation. 

# Don’t Procrastinate

As the GATE 2022 notification is out, you should make the most of your available time and cover the syllabus with substantial time for revision. Don’t procrastinate as the syllabus is vast and time is limited. Every second counts! NOW is the best time to add more fuel to your GATE preparation.  

# Devise a Proper Study Plan

A proper study plan with comprehensive coverage of all subjects is crucial for GATE 2022 preparation. It should include syllabus completion, revision, and practice tests. Follow the study plan religiously and stick to it till the very end of your preparation journey.  

# Focus on ‘Understanding’ and not ‘Mugging’

If you have understood a concept/topic, you will be in a position to confront a question; however, if you have only mugged the concept, you will be left blank. GATE tests your general aptitude and analysis; hence understanding and developing the concepts becomes vital during preparation. Tackling MCQ, NAT, or the newly added Multiple Select Questions (MSQs) becomes as easy as 1-2-3 if you have your fundamentals clear.

# Practice Mock Tests

Mock tests are replicated tests based on the competitive exam’s pattern. Solving them will help you gain confidence and help you to improve your question-solving skills. The number of mock tests attempted during GATE preparation is directly proportional to scoring good marks and a better rank in the exam.

Read more: Online GATE coaching: A real game-changer

# Revise Frequently

If you do not revise what has been studied, you will forget everything you have learnt. Retaining technical and complex topics/concepts can be a daunting task for students. It is a human tendency to forget things with time, and the GATE syllabus is no exception. The syllabus is vast, time-consuming, and complex. So, it is strongly recommended to devote sufficient time to your revision.  

# Say Bye to Social Media

The digital world, although offering countless advantages, can prove to be an obstacle for the concentration level, if not managed judiciously. You may think of starting your studies, but instead, you start surfing social media on your mobile phone. It’s not that we don’t realize the deleterious effect of digital noise on our productivity. We do. Yet, we don’t avoid it.  

It is a wise idea to effectively use your electronic gadgets by watching online classes on PrepLadder and learning rather than wasting time. The opportunity cost is just too much. Remember, social media and other short-term pleasurable distractions won’t help you. Meaningful work will.

We hope the above-mentioned tips will help you reach closer to your GATE dream and bag you a Dream seat in your desired college.

GATE preparation becomes easy when you have the backing of a comprehensive training partner such as PrepLadder. It has everything you need to ace GATE on one single platform.

Keep following our articles to apprise yourself with the latest information about the exam. All the best for the exam. 

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Raminder Singh

Raminder is a Content Writer at PrepLadder. He is working to provide students with informative articles and the latest updates about UPSC and GATE exams.