GATE 2018 Exam- Follow Tips to Secure Admission in Top-Notch Engineering Colleges
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GATE 2018 Exam- Follow Tips to Secure Admission in Top-Notch Engineering Colleges

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, GATE is conducted for candidates seeking admission to post-graduation programs such as MTech/M. E. or PhD. It is conducted on a rotational basis by Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven old Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT). GATE 2018 exam is scheduled to be conducted by IIT Guwahati on 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th February 2018, in two sessions viz forenoon from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and afternoon from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm across the country.

Apart from being a highly competitive exam, the syllabus of GATE is also posing challenges, but preparing for it in a right way can help you secure admission in top Engineering colleges.

How to Ace GATE 2018 Exam?

  • The first and foremost thing you need to ace GATE is the focus and believe in yourself.
  • If you think you need help in preparation, enrol yourself in either online or offline classes.
    • If you consider yourself as someone who relies on self-preparation, then try and collect all the relevant books that will be needed for preparation. Also, go through the previous year papers as they help you get acquainted with the paper pattern.
  • Another major thing one must keep in mind is that try and adopt a selective “preparation methodology” which means focus on your strong areas and do not try to hold yourself on the entire GATE syllabus.
  • A month before the exam rather than learning the new topics one must try and focus on the topics they have already prepared.
  • Another crucial aspect of GATE is that there is a penalty for wrong answers so try and attempt the questions you are confident about.
  • We should remember practice makes a man perfect so try solving as many mock tests as possible.
  • As it’s said it is important to be calm before a storm so relaxes your nerve before the exam by listening to music or playing a sport for some time rather than panicking.

Most importantly, one should remember it’s just an exam and not the end of your lifetime.

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Why Go For GATE?

  • A good GATE score can help a student to secure admission in some of the most prestigious colleges in India such as IITs and IISc. These colleges provide a very good platform for research as they have erudite faculty and well-equipped labs.
  • The score/rank obtained by students can also act as a ticket to the public-sector units (PSU) like BHEL, NTPC, BSNL and many more.
  • Students also get financial assistance of about INR 12,400 per month which is offered by MHRD (Ministry of Human Research and Development).
  • The average salary package one can expect after completion of MTech ranges from INR 7 lakhs to 28 lakhs per annum.
  • Students can also make a career in teaching field as most of the colleges prefer faculty who hold an MTech degree.

Top Colleges Providing Admissions Through GATE

The top colleges providing admissions through GATE are as follows:

IISc Bangalore:

Established in the year 1909, it is one of the oldest and best colleges for MTech program. It is a public institute actively support by Jamsetji Tata and H.H. Sir Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, then Maharaja of Mysore.

The cut off varies year to year but one needs to be in top 50 to secure a seat here.

IIT Bombay:

Located in Powai, it is the second oldest IIT in India. It’s very famous for its Engineering degree, best faculty and infrastructure. It’s not an easy task to secure admission here, as one needs to be in top 100 to be a part of IIT Bombay.

IIT Delhi:

It’s a public institute which was established in the year 1961. It is one of the premium colleges of India offering diversified courses and extra co-curricular activities. In order to secure admission in this college, one needs to have an all India rank below 100.

The other top colleges include IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT BHU, IIT Jodhpur.

Securing admission in the above-mentioned colleges is not an easy task for students but it cannot be termed as impossible too. If students have the zeal and they can definitely ace GATE 2018 exam.

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GATE 2017 Paper Analysis

GATE 2018 exam will be conducted by IIT Guwahati which will be almost similar to GATE 2017 in terms of pattern and duration, however, the marks and topic distribution can vary. The analysis will help you to prepare for the current year in a better way. GATE exam pattern varies for different streams of engineering. The paper patterns of Mechanical, Electronics and Computer Science for the year 2017 are examined below.

GATE 2017 ME (Mechanical) paper in session 1 & 2 ranged from easy to moderate as most of the questions were based on direct concepts. Topics like fluid mechanics, mechanical precision engineering and strength of materials had a slightly higher weightage this year as compared to the earlier years. General aptitude section was a little surprising for students as it was more complicated when compared to previous years.

GATE 2017 EC (Electronics) paper was more of a concept based. The paper was easy to moderate with a major number of questions from signals & systems, control system and digital circuits.

GATE 2017 CS (Computer Science) paper was easy. The questions were majorly asked about topics like computer organization, database management system and data structure and algorithms, however, programming and data structure seemed a little tough.

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