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GATE Exam Tricks

As we all know the success in any field depends on dedicated practice and good efforts to achieve the desired results. Particularly, when it comes to education students should put their dedicated effort to get the fruit of success. Almost all the students taking up the GATE exam wish to score good marks and get admission in top rated institutions in India for continuing their higher education. Some tips for succeeding in the GATE exam are given below:

Develop your basic knowledge:

Basically, GATE exam tests the basic knowledge of the students in subjects like Mathematics, physics and chemistry. Most of the questions are based on the fundamentals. Preparing for GATE exam is a continuous process and it should happen in stages. First, make yourself strong in the fundamentals and test yourself on those fundamentals.

Mock Test:

Students can take up the mock test, which is being conducted online by several websites and the results of the mock test will be useful for the students to judge themselves against the crowd of competitors.

Coaching Institute:

The students should be careful in selecting the appropriate coaching material and coaching institute. For this the students can get the help of the senior students who have successfully completed their GATE exam.

Self-preparation:

If the students wish to prepare themselves for GATE exam without going for any coaching classes they can use the following tips:

  • Practice with the help of previous year question papers.
  • Solve more and more problems.
  • Refer at least five books for each subject; this will be helpful for widening your knowledge in the subject.
  • Note down necessary formulae and theory and refer it every now and then.
  • Attend self-assessment tests being conducted free of cost by different websites.
  • Get the help of some experts in the subjects in case of any doubts.

Wishing you success in your GATE exam!!!

GATE Coaching Centers

Students can acquire GATE exam coaching from several top institutes in India and some of the top institutes in India with their contact numbers are given below:
GATE Coaching Centers at Hyderabad:
Some of the top institutes offering GATE coaching in the city of Hyderabad include ACE Engineering Academy and its phone number is 040-55101765, Vani Institute of Engineering & Technology and its phone number is 040-24756003, 65504235 and mail Id is vaniinstitute_hyderabad@yahoo.co.in and The Engineering Academy – TEA.

GATE Coaching Centers at Mumbai:
Some of the top institutes in Mumbai offering GATE coaching classes are Vidyalankar institute, Elite Academy and the phone number is 022-66331313, 22837771, Vidyasagar Institute is situated in different places of Mumbai like Borivalli (022-28904930), Thane (022-25401033) and Vashi (022-27880301) with its headquarters of the institute is at Dadar (022-24143243).
GATE Coaching Centers at Chennai:
In Chennai city some of the top institutes offering GATE coaching are Brilliant Tutorials Private Limited (044- 2434 2099), Sakthi Academy (9840388787), Miracle infocom (9282154666) and RS soft Solutions.
GATE Coaching Centers at Delhi:
Delhi is the capital city of India and the city is famous for several universities and colleges and some of the institutes offering GATE coaching in this city include Brilliant Tutorials, this institute is having its branch in East (011-22792228-29), West, North (011-2522 1424, 25) and south Delhi. Some other institutes include, the pathfinder academy (011-65661498, 46038540/09818063394), IES Academy (011-26537570, 09810958290), Alpine Institute of Management and Tech (011-41652883, 41652199), IMS (011-41515195), Trump and Gates Institute (011-41513567-68) and Shar Study Circle (011-26863810/9247302859).
GATE Coaching Centers at Kolkata:
Some of the institutes offering GATE coaching in Kolkata are Exclusive Institute (9330972535), Erudite Institute (033- 2337 8859), Edutech Institute (9433936827) and Coaching for Maths and Physics Institute (033 – 2359 1328).
GATE Coaching Centers at Bangalore:
Some top institutes in Bangalore include Elite Academy (9880903238), Vani Institute of Engineering & Technology (080-23565294 / 55355794), Career Avenues (080- 51144957, 51144973), Visu International Limited (080-26991125/45), SuperSoft Solution provider (080-25352872) and Intellectual Resource Training P. Ltd (080-25725129).

GATE Question Papers

GATE Previous years Question Papers

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eTutor is a revolutionary new offering from GATEFORUM which will bring high quality classroom coaching right at your doorstep. Consisting of recorded lectures, simulating the exact classroom environment through text and voice and delivered through the internet, it is ideal for students not having access to good tutorials.

The eTutor Advantage

* Online Classes – Can be accessed at any time from any computer through the internet.
* More than 250 hours of lectures recorded by some of the best faculty in the country. In other words, we bring these experts right to your study table
* Complete flexibility – Access lectures from any topic and in any sequence you want and follow your own schedule. This flexibility is not possible in the traditional classroom coaching module.
* Online Query Assistance – email based doubt clarifications
* eTutor available for CS, EC, EE, ME, CE, PY and IN subjects

GATE Study Materials and Books

Candidates applying for the GATE exam can get coaching for the exam from different coaching institutions conducting GATE coaching classes all over India. Apart from this the students can prepare themselves for the GATE exam with the help of study materials like previous year question papers, books written by specialists, etc. The most recommended GATE study materials are the reference books, GATE study materials from gate coaching institutions, video tutorials from IIT professors and class notes. The study material for GATE is being offered by different websites and one of them which offering GATE study materials for free is ExamSavvy.com.

This website offers study material for each branch of GATE exam and the website also provide sample test papers, which is the past years question paper for each group with answers. This will be useful for the students to prepare and evaluate themselves. Apart from study materials the website also provides all other information regarding GATE exam.

http://www.csirgate.blogspot.com: This website offers the past 10 years GATE question papers (1999-2009) for subjects like chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, microbiology and zoology. In addition to this, the website also enables downloading of different biology books.

http://www.gate.examsavvy.com: This website offers study materials and past 10 years question papers with answer key for the GATE exam. Apart from study materials the website also provides all other information regarding GATE exam. The website not only provides GATE exam study material and information, but also the information regarding other common exams like TOEFL, GMAT, CAT, etc.
http://www.indiastudychannel.com/sites/152473/-GATE-Exam.aspx: This website offers online GATE practice test for the groups Computer Science and Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Life Sciences. Apart from these GATE practice tests for particular groups, the website also conducts GATE general Aptitude Test and the test contains questions from previous year papers. The candidates can attend the test only if they have login ID and password, for which the candidate will have to register with this website.
In addition to the above-mentioned website, the following websites offer eBooks for GATE exam:

GATE Preparation Tips

After pursuing engineering, all engineering students stand at the crossroad of making a decisive choice so as to explore interesting avenues as a choice for their careers. A majority of people opt for mainly two things that are management or M.Tech. With the current economic scenario of the India, there are various colleges that are not able to give 100% placement to their students. This results in candidates making a tough choice between management and M.Tech. In order to get admission in M.Tech the examination that holds significant importance on national as well as international level is GATE.

So, if you are the one seeking admission in post-graduation programmes in reputed engineering colleges and institutes in India, you need to crack GATE. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), is an All-India examination that holds high significant and is conducted in eight zones across India by the GATE committee. The main objective of GATE test is to identify the quality of students and assess their potential to continue higher education. By conducting GATE, it becomes easy to evaluate the students on the required skill scale and consistency to pursue higher studies in the field of engineering.
With the cut-throat competition, even those who save more than 85% in the GATE examination, lag behind in getting admissions into the reckoned institutions such as NITs and IITs. The questions of GATE are usually the derivation of fundamentals and preparation of GATE is an ongoing process and is supposed to take place in varied stages. Prepare your best with the fundamentals and then test yourself those fundamentals.
There are students who prepare at home with the number of book options available in the market today. Then there are few aspirants who opt for correspondence coaching courses. A coaching material cannot be assessed until one goes through the same word by word. Hence GATE aspirants can go by some tips of their seniors.
Those who are getting regular classroom coaching need to check whether the institute suits their requirement or not by considering some of the following parameters:
• Distinct Study Material- Now-a-days all the coaching institutes offer study material for assistance in studies. But if this material simply copy paste or re-write of materials taken from other books then these hold minimal importance. In comparison to all this, there are several standard books on each subject by good authors which can make your study enjoyable as well as interesting.
• Compilation of quality books- While studying theory, conceptualization and building application capabilities, and one needs good collection of books, which can really put our brain on exercise. Ensure that your coaching institute has a collection of good and informative books.
• Flexibility- There are aspirants who have slow or fast grasping power than the average. In such cases, it is better to ascertain the model that suits your needs and provide enough guidance to you at the same time.
• Tests and Evaluation Model- Ensure and track your progress through a set of tests and evaluation as this is the most crucial part of the preparation. This is the main area where the students fail due to lack of essential test and evaluation material.

GATE Exam FAQs

GATE 2012 Application Process FAQs
1. How do I apply ONLINE?
Go to the link “Apply Online”. Register yourself by entering your name, date of birth, password and email id. You can then fill in your ONLINE application form, proceed to make the payment of application fee using Payment Gateway or Challan Payment options.
2. Should I attest the photograph for application form?
Do not attest the photograph for the application form.

3. Why should I choose two examination cities?
Generally, you will be allotted a centre in the examination city of your first choice. Only in cases where it becomes difficult to accommodate you in the examination city of your first choice, your second choice will be considered.
4. You are asking only the SC/ST/PD candidates to enclose the category certificate. What about the OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates? Do they have to enclose the category certificate too?
OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates do not have to enclose the category certificate since their application fee is same as that of the general category candidates. However, in the application, you can indicate the category to which you belong to. You need to produce the category certificate only to the admitting institute at the time of admission.
5. How do I make the fee payment for GATE 2012 examination?
You can make the payment during the ONLINE application process by choosing one of the following options:
Payment Gateway: Netbanking through the payment Gateway of Bill Desk.
Challan Payment: Payment by cash at any branch of ICICI Bank, Indian Bank and State Bank of India.
6. If I choose the Payment Gateway option, how do I submit the ONLINE Application?
After completing the ONLINE application, choose Payment Gateway option and proceed. At the end of this process, a pdf file will be generated with the following pages:
Page-1: Instructions for the candidate
Page-2: GATE 2012 Application – GATE Copy
Page-3: GATE 2012 Application – Candidate Copy
Page-4: Address Slip of respective zonal GATE office
Take a print out of the entire file. You can also save this pdf file for your future reference.
Paste your recent photograph (3 cm x 4 cm) in the designated place of Page-2.
Sign at the designated places of Page-2.
Paste Page-4 on top of a A4-size envelope
The GATE copy of the above Application (after pasting the photo and signing) with appropriate enclosures must be sent by Speed Post (preferably) or by Registered Post to The Chairman, GATE of the Zone, where the candidate prefers to appear for the examination (corresponding to the 1st Choice of Examination City), so as to reach on or before Monday, 24 October 2011 or it can be handed over personally to respective Zonal GATE Office.
7. If I choose the Bank Challan option, how do I submit the ONLINE Application?
After completing the ONLINE application process, a pdf file will be generated with the following pages:
Page-1: Instructions for the candidate
Page-2: GATE 2012 Application – GATE Copy
Page-3: GATE 2012 Application – Candidate Copy
Page-4: Address Slip of respective zonal GATE office
Page-5: Bank Challan
Take a print out of the entire file. You can also save this pdf file for your future reference.
The bank challan (Page-5) will be printed in triplicate. Take it to any branch of ICICI Bank, Indian Bank or State Bank of India (as opted by the candidate) and pay the fee. Bank will retain a copy with them and will return two copies to you. Retain the Candidate’s copy with you and attach the GATE Copy with the application form.
Paste your recent photograph (3 cm x 4 cm) in the designated place of Page-2.
Sign at the designated places of Page-2.
Paste Page-4 on top of an A4-size envelope
The GATE copy of the above Application Form (after pasting the photo and signing) with appropriate enclosures must be sent by Speed Post (preferably) or by Registered Post to The Chairman, GATE of the Zone, where the candidate prefers to appear for the examination (corresponding to the 1st Choice of Examination City), so as to reach on or before Monday, 24 October 2011 or it can be handed over personally to respective Zonal GATE Office.
8. Do I need to post my application and attachments?
Yes. As mentioned above in the answers to Questions 6 and 7.
9. When and how will I know the status of my application?
The status of your application will be put up on the zonal GATE website. Click on the link “Application Status” and follow the instructions. Generally, the status of your application will be put up within two days after the receipt of the application in the Zonal GATE offices.
10. After completing the ONLINE application process and generating a pdf file, will I be able to login again to change my application data?
No. After completing all the steps upto pdf application form generation in ONLINE application process, you can only download the application form and cannot modify the data. However, you can create a new application by registering once again if you are accessing the website on or before 17 Oct 2011.
11. I have missed to take a print of my ONLINE application at the end of my application process. How will I get access to it?
You can login with the same Login id and password and take a printout.
GATE 2012 Admit Card FAQs
1. When will I receive my admit card?

Admit card can only be downloaded from the zonal GATE websites from 2nd January 2012. Sending Admit cards by post has been discontinued. Bring the admit card at the test center along with at least one original (not photocopied / scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification. ONLY one of the following photo identifications is permitted: Driving license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, College ID, Employee identification card, or a notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. Photocopies of the original identification document are not acceptable. Candidates will not be permitted to take the test if original and valid photo identification is not presented.
GATE 2012 Examination FAQs
1. For how many GATE papers can I apply?
A candidate can apply for only ONE of the 21 papers listed in the GATE INFORMATION BROCHURE or GATE website. The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate. Some guidelines in this respect are suggested below. The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree. The candidate is, however, free to choose any paper according to his/her admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which he/she wishes to seek admission
2. After submission of application, am I permitted to change my GATE Examination Paper and Examination City?
Requests for change of GATE Examination paper after the submission of Application Form will not be considered. Requests for change of examination city will be accepted till December 30, 2011 with a fee of Rs.400/- to be paid in the form of demand draft (payment details).
3. Will I be provided with any white paper for rough work and calculations during the test?
For OFFLINE Examination, the question paper itself contains some blank sheets on which you can do the rough work. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet as no additional paper will be provided during the test. For ONLINE Examination, a notepad provided to the candidate can be used to do the rough work.
4. Am I allowed to leave the examination hall during the test?
For OFFLINE Examination, candidate will not be allowed to leave the examination hall for any reason during the test. Candidates are allowed to leave the hall only after the Optical Response Sheet (ORS) from all the candidates in the examination hall have been collected and accounted for.
For ONLINE Examination, candidates will not be allowed to leave the examination lab for any reason during the test. Candidates are allowed to leave the lab only after the closure of the test at the scheduled end of examination in a session.
5. What items are not permitted to be brought with me inside the examination venue?
Electronic diary, mobile phone, and any such electronic gadgets, blank papers, clip boards and log-tables will not be allowed in the examination venue. You should, however, bring HB black pencils (to darken the bubbles in the answer sheet), a soft eraser (in case you wish to change an answer) and a black point pen for filling up the candidate’s data in the designated boxes. Also, you can bring a scientific calculator without data connectivity. If you bring any item that is not permissible inside the examination venue, you will have to keep it at the test center at your own risk.
6. Will there be any arrangement at the test center for the safe keeping of my personal items such as my mobile phone?
No such arrangements will be possible at the test center.
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GATE Exam Books for all Branches

With the increasing number of students taking up GATE exam every year, different books are being written by experts for helping the students to prepare for the GATE exam. Some of the popular books for preparing to the GATE exam are given below on the basis of the branch of study:
GATE books for Computer Science Engineering and Information Technology:
Some of the popular books include Fundamentals of data structure written by Ellis Horowitz, Data structures written by Lipshutz, Data structures using C and C++ written by Langsan, Augunstein and Tenebaum and Data structures and Algorithms Analysis in C written by Mark Allen and Weises.
GATE books for Mathematics:

Mathematics is one of the 21 streams of GATE exam and mathematics is included as a syllabus in almost all the 21 streams. Some of the books for mathematics include C. L. Liu, Elements of Discrete Mathematics, which belongs to McGraw-Hill International Editions, Discrete Mathematics by Tremblay & Manohar, Discrete Mathematics For Computer Scientists & Mathematicians written by Mott, Kondel and Baker and Highly Engineering Mathematics by B.S.Grewal.
GATE books for Civil Engineering:
Some of the popular books for Civil Engineering stream of GATE exam include Civil Engineering by B. S. Reddy, CPWD Civil Engineering from G.K. Publications and Civil Engineering (Objective) by S.K. Srivastava.
GATE books for Electrical Engineering:
Some of the books for this category are Electrical Machinery by P.S. Bimbhra and The Performance and Design of Alternating Current Machine written by M.G. Say.
GATE books for Electronics and Communication Engineering:
Some of the popular books for Electronics and Communication Engineering stream of GATE exam include Higher Engineering Mathematics written by Dr. B.S. Grewal, Network Analysis written by VanValkenburg, Integrated electronics by Milman Halkias, Electronic devices and circuits by Millman and Halkias, Digital Electronics by Morris Mano, Signal and Systems Simon Haykin, Modern Control system by Ogata, Communication System by Simon Haykin and Engg Electromagnetics by William Hayt.
The above-mentioned will be useful for the students to prepare themselves for the GATE exam