Aspirants for the GATE exam are excited yet nervous about the coming session. With the pandemic keeping everyone’s lives on hold, there has been nothing but panic regarding new job openings. But with the confirmation of the GATE exam this session, students can rest assured about better opportunities for the future. With a commendable GATE score, you can not only secure a seat in the top universities like IITs and NITs, but you can also get hired by the PSUs, be eligible for more exams like DRDO, ISRO, ONGC, etc., and even secure better chances at completing your PhD and internships from the best universities out there. Are you nervous about your preparations? Are you not sure if you have enough resources in hand? Read ahead to know every resource that a GATE aspirant must have to crack the exam in one go.
Must-have Resources for GATE 2022
GATE is one of the most esteemed and sought-after exams conducted in India. Needless to say, the competition is pretty high. Don’t worry. You can still crack it with flying colours by following these resources:
1. Previous Years’ Question Papers
Because how else would you gauge the examination pattern?
Solving them will help you get used to the type of questions that might appear in GATE 2022. This way, they wouldn’t be confused with the tricky questions, and planning the study schedule also becomes easy. But students must collect question papers from the past 5 years. Going further back will not be helpful; the syllabus will be outdated.
2. GATE FAQs
Aspirants may often miss out on the recent updates on the exam, say, the change in syllabus, an update regarding question paper pattern, shifting of exam timings, etc. Keeping in touch with GATE FAQs will help you keep up with all that while you can focus your time on studying!
3. Sample Papers and Mock Tests
It’s good to find out your current level of preparation by solving these. It will not only help you identify the areas that require more attention but will also keep you habituated with solving question papers. This way, you will be more confident in your main examination.
4. Reliable Study Materials
A lot of study materials are present out there, but not every one of them is reliable. Try referring only to reliable sources. You wouldn’t want to deal with an outdated syllabus or inaccurate terminologies.
5. Subject-wise Syllabus
Your syllabus will help you narrow down all the study material that you have. It is okay to check out some concepts that might not be in the syllabus, just in case you’re curious. But preparing for your exam while still having no idea about the direction you are headed will waste your time.
Do not blindly read your study material just for the sake of it, be aware of how much you can limit your study material. It will save a lot of your time and effort!
6. GATE Full Form and Difference between Articles
The best way to clarify your doubts would be to check out what topics you are lagging behind and dig deeper into them individually. Always keep GATE Full Form and the difference between articles in hand as a part of your study materials. Learning the basics becomes much easier this way, and you don’t have to go through an entire topic to understand a particular concept.
7. Running Notes and Flashcards
This one is more of a study trick that later acts as a study material. The concept is simple, you jot down everything that you are learning in the form of short sentences/tables on sticky notes and then stick on the pages where those notes were generated. This will help you in the revision, and you don’t have to go through the entire page to revise what you learned earlier. You can also note down your doubts like this so that you don’t forget to check the solution.
Are you a GATE aspirant too? We hope this article was helpful for you. Try to collect all the resources mentioned in this article and study hard. We hope you succeed in this journey because nothing is impossible if you are determined enough! We wish you well for your GATE exams. Adios!