Top 7 Tips by Toppers to Crack GATE 2023

Top 7 Tips by Toppers to Crack GATE 2023

GATE exam is considered one of the toughest simply because of the large number of candidates who attempt the exam from all over the country. If your GATE exam preparation is well thought out and planned, then nothing can stop you from becoming one of the GATE toppers next year.

In this blog post, we have outlined a killer strategy to take your GATE preparation to the next level and secure a top rank in the GATE exam 2023. 

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or GATE is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and the seven other Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) once a year. 

GATE 2023 is going to be conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur and the official notification will soon be released on the website in September 2022. 

The syllabus for GATE Exam 2023 will be released by IIT Kanpur on its official website. In keeping with the pattern of previous years, the syllabus for General Aptitude is to be common for all papers and carry a 15% weightage. 

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and Geomatics Engineering are two new subjects added to the list of subjects last year. 

Given below is a table with all the important dates listed for GATE 2023 aspirants. 

GATE 2023 Important Dates

ParticularsDates (Tentative)
GATE 2023 Notification Release DateAugust/September 2022
GATE Application Form 2023 Start Date1st week of September 2022
Last Date of Submission of GATE 2023 Application Form4th week of September 2022
Last Date to fill the application with late fee2nd week of October 2022
Last Date for Change of Category, Paper, and Examination City (With an additional fee)3rd week of November 2022
GATE 2023 Admit Card1st week of January 2023
GATE 2023 examination1st and 2nd week of February 2023
Announcement of Result3rd week of March 2023

Also read: Common Mistakes to Avoid in GATE Exam Preparation

If you are pursuing your GATE preparation online, then you will easily find the right GATE study material for your preparation. Along with it, you will find smart study tools like curated notes, revision boosting tools, and customized preparation modules to help you get that edge over your competition.  

However, none of these smart study tools will help you if you lack a plan.

In the following paragraphs, you will find the GATE strategy to boost your preparation level and achieve a topper rank, if done right. 

Let’s get started. 

Top 7 Tips by Toppers to Crack GATE Exam 2023

Tip 1 – Start Early

This is a piece of evergreen advice that will never go out of style. If you want to give yourself the best chance of success, then start your GATE preparation early. Starting early gives you the opportunity to

  • Accomplish your study targets without putting pressure on yourself
  • Understand complex topics in detail
  • Revise adequately

Tip 2 – Know the Gate Exam Syllabus

Before you start your GATE exam preparation, you need to understand and memorize the syllabus and the exam pattern. This includes the weightage each subject has in the GATE exam. 

It sounds simple but this is critical to your success. Having a thorough understanding of the GATE syllabus and exam pattern will help you prepare for the exam in a better way. 

Tip 3 – GATE Study Material

The selection of the right study material is crucial to your exam preparation. 

For every subject, it is enough to study one or two books on it. Too many resources can spoil your preparation and leave you confused. 

If you are preparing online, follow the video lectures religiously and revise all curated notes diligently. 

It goes without saying that your preparation strategy is incomplete without the proper GATE study material. Here’s a detailed video to enhance your GATE preparation by Anand Kumar sir, our Faculty for Heat and Transfer (Mechanical Engineering):

Tip 4 – Don’t neglect Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude 

These two subjects, Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude are often neglected by most aspirants. They assume that a last-minute preparation is enough to cover these two subjects. 

However, these subjects require deeper understanding as well. When you prepare for them properly, they can boost your score significantly. 

Also read: How To Prepare For GATE General Aptitude?

Tip 5 – Attempt Mock Tests Regularly

To crack the GATE exam you need to practice what you study more than the studying itself. 

Regularly evaluate your progress with Mock Tests, preferably in a simulated environment. It will help in time management and boost your confidence. 

Tip 6 – Use Virtual Calculator Like a Pro

Surprised? Well, this is important to your GATE exam preparation strategy. Here is a complete guide on how to best use a virtual calculator for the GATE exam

Since you are not allowed to carry a physical calculator during the GATE exam, you will have to learn how to use a virtual calculator seamlessly. 

If you lack sound knowledge of how to use the virtual calculator, you might lose precious minutes doing the wrong calculations. 

Tip 7 – Make Revision Your Religion

As soon as you finish the first subject in your syllabus and move on to the next, start your revision of the first subject. 

Similarly, keep revising all your subjects once you complete them. This way you remember what you study easily. 

Moreover, if you continue to revise this way, your knowledge of the subject material will grow deeper. With that, we have reached the end of strategies to help you ace GATE exam preparation. We hope you found it helpful. 

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Arindam Goswami

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