It is always good to prepare GATE 2014 after completing final year of college. If you ask me why, that would force me to ask this question to you: Which among these is classic? Test cricket or T20? I will say test cricket, because it will test your whole character as a cricketer. For playing test cricket your mindset should be very strong. So is preparing for GATE after completing your college. GATE 2014 exam preparations will check your patience especially. Before taking this path, you should ask yourself some questions.
Are you really passionate about GATE?
What are all the good stuff that will happen after achieving in gate?
If you are really passionate and if you know the good stuff that is going to happen after GATE, you could start preparing for gate by preparing your mindset.
Few important things that we have to concentrate on
6.Being happy and active
Like test cricket, patience plays a very important role in GATE preparation. First, being calm and patient will help you maintain good mindset. Things that you want will come to you one way or the other if you try hard. So, being patient will help you to focus on the winning part and push you to keep on trying. Sometimes, you may lose patience when you can’t solve the simple problems that your friends could do easily or you may not be able to understand even the simpler concepts. In that case you should try to get the answers by referring books or the internet and learn to maintain your patience. This is what education is all about- “searching”. One should not lose patience and give up or reduce the goals at any point of time.
Being positive always helps to boost up your attitude towards facing problems. There will be times when fear will start to play its part. It will check you like bouncers from fast bowlers. You might get scared about the whole GATE exam if you check the statistics and see the number of people who actually clear GATE each year against the number of applicants. Sometimes, your peer’s intelligence will bother you so much that you can’t concentrate on your natural strength. Always knowing your strength and concentrating on that will help you to win this fear. Courage, the will to challenge and a ‘nothing to lose mentality’ forms weird combination but it will always help. Initially comparison won’t help.
This word might seem boring for most of us. But it is very powerful when it comes to long term preparation. Maintaining a proper schedule helps to avoid time wastage. Things like early rising, healthy food habits, avoiding smoking and drinking, regular to classes and time management helps you to maintain a pressure free composure. Unhealthy habits may affect your immunity and very useful days might get wasted. So avoiding smoking and drinking helps in maintaining a pleasant mood.
During GATE classes or during GATE self study, concentration plays a key role. It doesn’t matter how much time we spend in a day to study, its about how deeply we concentrate while studying. Sometimes, we force ourselves to prepare for two to three hours but while revising we can’t remember anything. This is due to lack of concentration. Little bit of meditation daily might help.
After completing all the GATE syllabus, one should start concentrating on speed. How fast could you come out with the concept behind a problem and what formula to be used? solving more aptitude problems set will help improve your speed.
Being active and happy:
During preparations one may get frustrated very badly. Thousands of negative questions may arise in your mind and it will lead to break down. At that time, you might end up giving up, or your mind will force you to be lethargic. Going in one more round when you don’t think you can, thats what makes all the difference in our lives. During the peak of the GATE preparation like in the month of January, you might lose control and start to waste your time in movies, facebook, chatting etc. You could try to avoid those things gradually. 5 to 10 mins of listening music is good and is a healthy way of refreshing.
If we strictly follow all these things, GATE exam is all yours.
Do what you believe and you will be surprised by the outcome.
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