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7 easy tricks to improve your GATE Result

Last Updated - March 31, 2017

One thing that precludes you from achieving an excellent GATE Result? Atychiphobia!

Online dictionary denotes its meaning as, ‘when the fear of failure takes on an extreme form, it is termed as Atychiphobia’. Candidates appearing for GATE often feel underconfident, owing to the fear of failure or rejection. We all know how difficult GATE is to clear, making aspirants doubt their abilities. What hinders their performance is also the fear of risk taking. Their GATE Preparation might be up-to-the-mark, but the constant fear becomes the reason of their poor GATE result.

Candidates often commit some really silly mistakes in their GATE exam, which also becomes a heavy reason for a substandard GATE result. If at all a candidate manages to improve his focus and concentration, he is less likely to perpetrate any petty mistakes. This article revolves around the same concern. We have jotted down some really helpful tips to improve your GATE Result this year. Refer to these, and thank us later!


1. Negligence related to GATE Syllabus

Clearing GATE is only possible once you are thorough with the GATE Syllabus. GATE Preparation is incomplete if you do not hold an exhaustive understanding of GATE Syllabus and the minutest topics it involves. Candidates must make sure they do not begin their preparation plan without gathering the complete GATE syllabus. A poor understanding will ultimately lead to wastage of time and efforts. Let this negligence not be a reason for your poor performance.


2. Avoid Memorizing

What we often do is memorizing, rather than actually understanding the underlying concept. Simply memorizing questions/ topics will not be beneficial in the long run. It is better to not rely on your memory but understanding. Candidates must get a hang of all useful concepts or formulae before sitting for GATE 2017, to prevent loss of marks.


3. Do not begin with lengthy questions

This technique is helpful in saving your time and avoiding unwanted stress. Beginning with a lengthy and tedious question might eat up a lot of your time. So, it is always advisable to begin with short and easy ones. These questions will be solved quickly, building a lot of confidence in you. This in turn will pace up your speed and accuracy.


4. Practice GATE Mock Tests

This is an easy shortcut for improving your GATE Score. Solving practice papers or sitting for GATE Mock Tests help you learn about the GATE exam pattern, structure and nature of questions that might come in the actual exam. The Mock Test for GATE 2017 is a tool to aid applicants to get a first-hand experience of the exam environment.

Mock tests for GATE 2017 have been released by IIT, Roorkee. We advise you to practice them as much as possible.

Read about GATE 2017 Mock Tests


5. Balance Speed and Accuracy

Speed and accuracy in GATE go hand in hand. They are equally important and need require rigorous practice. For many GATE aspirants, it is hard to strike a balance between the two. We advise you to work on accuracy first, and speed later. Once you gather good speed, you can perform calculation on the calculator faster. This will in turn give you accurate answers.


6. Analyzing the competence level

Once you have prepared for GATE to your best, analyze your competence level. It is essential to understand where you stand. This will make you aware of your weak and strong points. You can further devise your preparation plan accordingly, focusing more on weaker areas.


7. Don’t lose confidence

Clearing GATE 2017 is no child’s play.  You lose your confidence and the battle is lost. There is obviously pressure in abundance but to deal with it is the real game. We advise you to keep your cool and not doubt your abilities. Just begin with each topic from the scratch, understand the basic concept and practice it to the maximum. This is the simple trick to follow.

We hope this article helps you obtain an outstanding GATE Result. Just work upon the mistakes you committed and avoid making them again in the actual exam. Let exam fear not affect your performance and you are good to go!


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