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How to Prepare for Gate Exam without Coaching? Self-Study Plan, Strategy

How to Prepare for Gate Exam without Coaching?

There are several Self-Study Plans and Strategy available for candidates who have question in their mind that- How to Prepare for Gate Exam without Coaching?  But not every study plan helps candidates in such an easy way. Sometimes preparation becomes more difficult. To solve this complexity, here we have given a simple and straight self-study plan for the GATE.

According to the sources every year only 15 to 16 percent candidates qualify GATE Examination. The 15-16% candidates include both coaching and self-studying students. Hence if you are thinking about preparing for GATE Examination without Coaching then you are not taking any wrong decision.

How to Prepare for GATE Exam without Coaching?

Before starting the plan, keep in mind that there would not be any physical mentor available for you all the time / every day. You are the mentor of yourself and your books / Notes / Internet.

Here we have prepared a Gate Exam Self-Study Plan for those who are not able to attend the coaching at centers, take a look…

How to Prepare for Gate Exam without Coaching?

Let’s start:

1) What GATE exactly is?

At the time of starting the preparation of GATE without Coaching you must know everything about GATE. For that you must read GATE 2018 Notification or GATE 2018 Information Brochure. With the help of GATE Brochure you will get to know about the details regarding the examination.

Along with exam details you also should know about the exam pattern and syllabus. GATE Exam Pattern lets you know about the structure of exam and syllabus will let you know about the contents of examination.

2) Prepare A Proper Study Plan:

Design a proper study plan which will help you in studying through a structured way. The study plan you create must be according to your requirement, time availability and interest. While preparing the GATE Study Plan you must take a look over these points:

  • First of all decide the schedule that from which subject you want to start. We will advise you to start from the strong subject it will take less time and you will also feel confident.
  • Decide how many days you are going to give each subject. Divide your days in such a manner that time of revision can easily drive out.
  • After completing each subject revise it properly.
  • After completion of all subjects, give proper time to revision of GATE 2018 Exam

GATE 2016 Topper Nilesh Agrawal (AIR 3, PE) says, “My strategy was to draw a plan and stick to it. When you start, you have frightening factors like the vast syllabus and uncertainty for PE – as this paper was introduced for the first time, and then time management and so on. But I think these are workable. Turn them to your favour by making a plan, a timetable and sticking to it. The rest will follow. The most important solution is hard work. It always pays.”

3) You Must Know How Much Knowledge You Have?

At the time of doing GATE Preparation, you must know these 03 points:

Subjects you are Weak at?

Analyze your weak sections and work more on them. try to learn all the basic keys of weak sections.

Subjects you are Average at?

If you are average at any subject, then try to make it a stronger one. Revise tha facts and figures deeply.

Subjects you are Strong at?

If you are strong at any subject then do not get over confident. Revise the strong subject also.

“When You Have More Time For GATE Prepare, Clear Your Concepts

When You Have Less Time For GATE Preparation, Know Which Subjects Have More Weightage.”

4) Give Important Topics More Time And Preference:

Once you get to know that what are your strengths and weakness go towards the important topics. This can be done with the help of points available below…

  • Go through 20-30 years GATE Papers, this will help you in getting an idea regarding what questions are important and being repeated from past few years.
  • Solve GATE Mock Test Papers; it will help you in analyzing your preparation level.

5) Standard Books will be a great help:

According to the suggestions given by the toppers of GATE of the previous years candidates must prepare according to the standard books. Pratibhu Prashar (AIR 13 MT) in GATE 2016 says, “Since most of the syllabus of GATE and college course is same, it was helpful. So there was no need of special or other study material.”

6) Motivation and Determination

Try to be determined about your thought process. Do not get demoted and do not think that “Something is IMPOSSIBLE” remember the word impossible says – I M POSSIBLE… hence do not give up. Strong determination will definitely lead to success.

While sharing his views and experience of GATE preparation the GATE 2017 Topper Revanth Dogre (AIR 70 CH). Dogre says, “Most of the time, it was boring to study theory. Therefore, I tackled that first by following a strict time table and completing it within a month. Tackle tough or boring topics when you are fresh with your preparation.”

7) Maintain Consistency

Consistency in preparation is very important. Sometimes it happens that you start preparation with a lot of passion but after few days you start taking the preparation and subjects casually. This is not a good sign for p[reparation and also may lead to failure.

You need to be consistent and have to fix particular hours you are going to give your preparation throughout like from 3-6, 6-7 or 6-10 hours a day (depends on your caliber)

Regarding the same a GATE Topper said once “Sticking to the routine was the most challenging part of the preparation. Adhering to the timetable and time management is another tricky part.”

8) Brain Storming Sessions and Group Study can also help:

Sometimes you face many topics that are hard to solve, at that time group study may help. The Group Study sessions must be held with some minded people so that they can help you in solving the complex questions in easier ways.

Get here complete: GATE Study Material

Look, What Previous years Toppers say about it?

Ishwar Singh (AIR 30 TF), GATE 2017 said, “Self-study has been my strength. As far as other topics are concerned, I sought help from my friends and seniors who guided and supported me extensively.”

Rahul Shareen (GATE 2014 AIR 11 EE) states, “I had support in the form of exchanges with similar minded people on Facebook. I had good friends who were there with me and were also in the same mould. It was tough but not impossible. These things matter a lot.”

Last But Not Least, Know What You Are?

Some points vary from person to person. Analyze what you are and what you can do in a better way than others. For example: some students prefer to study at day time whereas some love studying at night. Hence prepare according to your comfort and capability level.

Get Here Details Of: GATE Syllabus

We hope the article given here on this page will be useful for you in getting answer of the question that How to Prepare for GATE. If you want to ask any further question in regard then you may mention your comments in below stated comment box. We the team of wishes you Good Luck for your GATE 2018 Exam.

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