Exams can create a lot of stress among students and many often feel that things would be really easy without examinations. But, exams help us decide where we fit in and give meritorious and hardworking students an opportunity to prove their mettle to excel in a career that they choose. The GATE 2018 is one such examination that is conducted at an all-India level, and allows graduates to qualify and land themselves seats in reputed institutes across the country to complete their post-graduation.
If you are one of those several hundred GATE aspirants and have made up your mind to attempt the exam, but are extremely stressed about the exam, then the below-mentioned tips will certainly help you crack the exam with ease.
Get to bed early
Well, this might sound like your mom nagging you, but do remember “early to bed and early to rise” works well in this case. You also need to remember that there are absolutely no shortcuts to success and you need to start your GATE preparation with a strict time table. And, what can be better than studying in the morning, when your mind is fresh and ready to absorb new concepts. If you are really not an early bird then remember “practice makes you perfect”!
Try to go bed early for a week, and you will be up and about on your own, without having to rely on alarm clocks. Even doctors are of the opinion that the brain is more receptive in the early hours of the day.
While many candidates think that they can crack the GATE with ease, it is easier said than done. You need to strictly stick to your schedule and manage your time well. GATE is based on several subjects and you will need a good year to prepare well to score high in the examination. Putting off the preparation for later will only make you more anxious and fetch you low scores.
You need to have lots of energy and you also need to stay fit during the preparation time. These are the two of the reasons why you need to eat well. You really cannot afford to fall sick right before your exams. Follow a proper diet, as it also boosts your brain and helps you prepare better.
Stick to your schedule
Now that you are ready with your time table, you need to stick to your preparation schedule. Make sure you do not get distracted, and take up the syllabus, one step at a time. Start with those topics that you are not comfortable with and mark them done once you have covered them. Though it might sound simple, it really is not. You will need to revisit subjects you find tough to ensure that you have all your basics right before you move on to the next subject with confidence.
Clear your doubts
It is quite common to have a number of doubts when you start your preparation. Do not keep your doubts for the last minute. Instead, approach your professor or a tutor who can clear all your doubts on time. Note them down in a notebook and get the solutions without wasting time. Remember, no one is perfect and it is okay to ask questions and clarify your doubts and confusions.
Start with a partition
We are not taking about a partition of your room. Divide your syllabus into parts so that it helps with your preparation. It is important for you to know as to which topics are hard for you and which are easy. This will also help in proper time management. Just divide the hard topics and easy topics before you start with your preparation.
You also need to know where you stand after you finish studying. That is why you need to take mock tests. You can use a number of online resources that offer mock tests and try and answer at least one test per week in the initial months. Once you finish your preparation and are confident about your subject, switch to solving two to three, if not more, question papers a week.
Follow these tips and you will be able to crack GATE 2018 with ease.