We all know GATE is a standard exam .We have gone through the GATE syllabus in our college days .GATE syllabus is the same as the syllabus which we have been studying during our four years of college ,but why it seems so tough for us?
As I have mentioned gate is the standard exam, it will check our basics and quality in our preparation .Quality in preparation means how deep and how strong we are in the topic .To maintain the quality in our preparation, we need good books.
What difference a good book could make and what low standard books fail to do?
A good book should make us think deeply about the topic it covers ,it will raise thousands of doubts about the topic and low standard books will just work as a refresher guide, so it won’t help us to go deeply into the topic .But helps you memorize and we will be satisfied by thinking we have completed the topic .On the other hand ,doubts will help us to search from various sources and if all our doubts gets clear then we will be very strong in those topics .This is how we are expected to study .Even the exercise problems from the good book, has a concept awaiting for you to learn after solving it. This could help us to realize the concepts practically .Low standard books fail to maintain an organized way of explaining the concepts .These books will cover the syllabus and important questions that is expected to repeat in the semester exams .We know GATE won’t work that way ,so these books are not recommendable .
How to read these GATE books?
Standard books will be using standard English .So that we should be requiring a dictionary by our side .Topics in these books won’t be so lengthy but it covers everything about the topic in two to three pages. Rest of the details are explained in terms of derivations. So we should not skip even a single word or derivation .We should be strong enough in the language of mathematics, to understand the concept behind derivations and formulas .If you don’t have much time to prepare, then you should try at least to go through worked-out examples.
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