GATE Exam 2022: The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2022 will be conducted on Feb 5 to 13, 2022. Despite online protests from candidates seeking a postponement, the exam will be held as per schedule. IIT Kharagpur, the exam organising institute, has asked candidates to be vaccinated before entering the exam centres for safety purposes. Exam too will be held amid Covid-19 protocol.
“The health and safety of our examination participants are of utmost priority. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, all dates mentioned on this website may change. In rare cases, the GATE 2022 examination may be postponed or cancelled due to situations beyond control,” read the official website. All the candidates have been advised to get vaccinated for Covid-19 as well, it added.
Students who have registered for the exam now have only limited days to prepare for it. For those who are preparing this year, here are a few tips and tricks from last year toppers that might come in handy to you to ace your GATE exam.
Meet 52-year-old Varsha Misra Varma, who is a mother of two cracked GATE 2021. She claims to have cracked the entrance exams by preparing for just a month and a half. When asked about exam preparations, she immediately responds, “I strictly went by the syllabus.” She took the help of online classes including YouTube channels to prepare along with previous years’ papers.
Not Books, Conceptual Clarity Needed: The GATE 2021 topper, Siddharth Sabhaarwal had topped in Electronics and Communication paper by obtaining 82 marks out of 100, last year. For the GATE 2021 exam, Sabharwaal said he attempted mock papers and practised the previous years’ papers. He used to pull all-nighters during the last 2-3 months before the exams, he told news18.com.
Advising GATE aspirants he said, “Reference books are only for college-level, to crack any entrance test — GATE or IES — one needs conceptual clarity and practice of those concepts.”
Smart Attempting Strategy Needed: A retired teacher of mathematics at Hindu College, Tamil Nadu, 67-year-old Sankaranarayanan Sankarapandian was one of the oldest candidates to clear GATE 2021. To crack the exam, said Sankarapandian, it took no more than 30 days of brushing up on concepts and exam patterns.
Suggesting his younger friends the simple trick to crack GATE he said, “Accept what you don’t know”. He said, “Since GATE has negative marking and qualifying marks needed per subject are about one-fourth. In one question, they assess multiple concepts, one might be familiar with a concept or two but not familiar of how to solve this problem, it is better to accept and leave that question. Even if a student can master a section of a syllabus and leave a portion, they would be able to clear the test.” Source; News 18