Electronics and Communication students are seen to opt for the GATE exam in a large number. GATE paper for ECE students is not a piece of cake as it requires aÂ considerate amount of efforts and practice.
Right from the time of undergraduation one must keep in mind the importance of conceptual studies as being of utmost importance in the later national level exams, specifically GATE.
- Start your preparation at the correct time-
For students who want to appear for the GATE exam the perfect time to preparing is during the start of your final year in your UG course. Once you're determined for GATE, keep in mind to manage your classes, project work and training so as to devote a decent amount of time to your preparations for the exam. Cracking GATE will need extra efforts from your side, so keep in mind to work extra alongside your college semesters.
It is recommend joining a coaching institute as it helps in clearing concepts and can also render you more organized and disciplined.
- Build your problem solving skills and focus more on building concepts-
For ECE students, it is most essential to gain expertise in Aptitude and Engineering Mathematics for gaining a decent score in the exam. These sections are high scoring sections and let you level up your overall score.
Along with that pick up the most important topics from the ECE stream of engineering and get thoroughly versed with them. GATE loves to question students on the most basic conceptual areas, so be prepared accordingly. Students need to develop their problem solving skills by learning all basic concepts and solvingÂ ample of numerical problems. Standard books along with books that focus on numerical implications both are equally important. Your expertise will let you ensure such that you don't get your attempted questions wrong.
- Build your own study material (Notes/Concepts/Problem solving procedures)
Keeping formulas on your fingertips will help you ensure that they remained engraved in your memory and you can recall them in a jiffy whenever you need them. Polish up your concepts with repeated numerical solving and maintaining a proper record of what you did. Nothing helps better in polishing up the concepts than solving numerical and keeping a track of the small errors that you made.
While reading from standard books, delve into the habit of making handwritten notes whichÂ have all the concepts, theorems and problem solving methods. These notes will help youÂ during the last few days of preparation just before the examination for a quick review.
- Solve previous year papers and give mock tests, it works like a charm-
Some concepts can be grasped best only through practicing and implementation rather than mugging. There should be a variety of topics that you should include inÂ your practice which should cover the whole breadth of the ECE GATE syllabus. Besides, all the problems you solve should beÂ standardized so as to match the level of GATE. For this, try to solve as many previous year GATE papers as possible; they will actuallyÂ assist you knowing the level of GATE.
Study on a regular basis and clear your doubts as soon as they arise. GATE is an exam where you need to keep your mind constantly hammered with concepts and numerical implications. ECE students have the best edge of clearing the exam with an adequate amount of practice and dedication.Â