Cracking GATE 2013 – Preparation Tips and Study Materials

To cracking the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE Exam) opens the ways to opportunities in higher education. The GATE is the test that sees intense competition for seats in post-graduate courses in engineering and sciences in top institutes in the India is administered by the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc). Though a separate test is conducted in many states in India for admission into M.Tech and ME courses first preference for filling up the M.Tech and ME seats is given to GATE Score. Some institutions specify GATE mark as mandatory even for admission of self-financing students to join  postgraduate programmes. Over the past few years, the number of applicants for GATE has increased for various reasons like changes in pattern, Public Sector Undertakings (PSU Jobs) considering GATE scores for recruitment, attractive career options for post-graduates and the urge to stand out among the increasing number of engineering graduates among others. “GATE 2013 scores would be considered as the merit criterion by organisations such as Powergrid, BHEL, IOCL and NTPC, for recruitment to the posts of Executive Trainees and Management Trainees. Preparation for GATE comes handy for other PSU exams like CIL, SAIL, GAIL etc and also campus recruitment interviews,”.

Things to know to Crack GATE 2013

Pre-final year students ie third year students are not be eligible for GATE 2013. “But this should not affect preparation of pre-final year students who plan to appear for GATE when eligible, as it is always better to start early and revise towards the end. Out of the 21 optional in GATE, only one can be taken in a particular year. There is no restriction on which optional you can take in GATE. But, candidates wishing to attempt an optional not related to their qualifying degree, must check the admission rules of the institutes of interest carefully,”.

GATE 2013 Question Pattern

A close look at the changing pattern of the GATE exam over the years indicates that precision is the key ingredient for success in GATE 2013. The three-hour GATE paper will have a total of 65 questions. General Aptitude plays a significant role in maximizing the score, with as much as 15 per cent weight-age. Engineering mathematics also enjoys a weight-age of 15 per cent in GATE Exam.Practice will help candidates sharpen their basic skills and make you perfect so as to derive the maximum benefit from these sections. Engineering subjects, where the fundamentals are tested, enjoy 70 per cent weight-age. GATE Engineering subjects Question types would fall into three broad categories – memory, application of knowledge and conceptual understanding. Answers once marked cannot be changed. So, be careful. Only black ink ball pen are to be used for marking the answers. Pencils are not allowed to fill your GATE OMR answer sheet.GATE exams conducted yearly once only, so candidates should plan their GATE 2013 preparation strategically, by solving previous years GATE question papers and analyzing the weightages for various topics GATE previous years question papers. “Concepts should be revised, practice papers and previous/mock GATE papers should be solved, Now a days many sites are providing GATE mock online test for free and some paid services also available in the internet. So it is in your hand to utilize it effectively since these GATE mock test are help you very much to crack GATE 2014.

GATE 2013 Application

Previous year (GATE 2012) candidates need to register and fill the application Online only as the sale of application forms through banks and GATE office counters has been discontinued. The admit cards were to be downloaded from the respective IIT websites. In GATE 2012, a total of six papers (AR, GG, TF, AE, AG and MN) will be conducted completely online. GATE 2013 the examination for the papers with codes AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CY, GG, MA, MN, MT, PH, TF, XE and XL will be conducted ONLINE using computers where the candidates will be required to select the answer for each question using a mouse. For all other papers (CS, EC, EE, IN, ME & PI), the exam will be conducted OFFLINE in which candidates will have to mark the correct choice on an Optical Response Sheet (ORS) by darkening the appropriate bubble against each question.. Before applying GATE 2013, candidates must ensure that they have chosen the right paper, which qualifies them to become eligible to seek admission to the specific programmes they are interested in. Academics say students getting ranks below 100 can be assured of a seat in either the IISc or top IITs. Several other good colleges that take students for master’s programme through GATE include the NITs located across the country and the university colleges.How to Apply for GATE 2013?

GATE 2013 Score

After the evaluation of the answers, the raw marks obtained by a candidate will be converted to a normalised GATE Score. From 2013 onwards, a new formula will be used to calculate the GATE 2013 Score.

GATE 2013 Results

GATE 2013 results will be announced on March 15, 2013 at 10:00 hrs and will be available on the GATE Online Applicant Website. GATE 2013 score is valid for TWO YEARS from the date of announcement of the results.

GATE 2013 Important Dates

Commencement of Online Application submission 1st week of Sept 2012
Last date for:
a) Submission of Online Application Form (website closure) last week of Sept 2012
b) Receipt of printed version of ONLINE Application at  respective GATE Offices 2nd week of Oct 2012
Announcement of results Saturday 15 March 2013

Extended online application submission for the GATE 2013 ends on October 1st morning 10 AM, Changing the uploaded photo and signature will be available till October 3rd. There is no change on closing date of receipt of printed version of your online application at respective GATE zonal offices.

GATE 2013 Syllabus

Off course syllabus is the main part of every exam. GATE exam is conducted for various engineering disciplines. GATE 2014 syllabus is available for 21 different branches. Aspirants have to choose one among them at GATE 2013 Syllabus. Please check and conform your eligibility before choosing your interested branches.

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