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GATE Preparation Strategy

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or GATE is a national level entrance exam which provides admission to various PG Courses in engineering and technology field. GATE exam is the most sought after exam among engineering students. Every year, a lot of engineering graduates appear for the exam. The exam is not that easy as it seems; Indeed, if it is offering PG courses’ admission to deemed institutes like IITs, NITs and other top-rated colleges, it is obvious that the entrance exam would be quite difficult. All the basic knowledge of the relevant branch is tested in the exam. In this article, we will be sharing the GATE Preparation Strategy for all streams.

GATE Preparation Strategy

The registration for GATE 2019 exam has commenced on 1st September 2018. And the last date to register is 21st September 2018. The last date to register with late fee is 1st October 2018. The GATE 2019 exam will be held on 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and 10th February 2019 for which the admit card will be released on 4th January 2019.

GATE Exam Pattern

Question Type:

  • Multiple Choice Questions where negative marking is applicable (1/3rd mark for 1 mark questions and 2/3rd mark for 2 mark questions)
  • Numerical Type Questions where there is no negative marking


  • General Aptitude (15 marks)
  • Engineering Mathematics for XE / Chemistry for XL (15 marks)
  • Subject you chose to appear in, according to your discipline (70 marks)

*Please note that the GATE paper codes: AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, and XL will have only General Aptitude (15 marks) and the specific subject you chose (85 marks).

No. of Questions – 65

Total Marks – 100

Total Time – 3 Hours

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Answering each and every question would be beneficial as all the questions are of almost same level. We hope that you will take the most out of this article. Stay tuned for more updates on GATE Preparation Strategy.


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