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Preparation tips for GATE 2017 Mechanical Engineering from Topper Nikhil Chougule

Last Updated - March 31, 2017

Nikhil S Chougule, a student of Heat Power engineering in MIT College of Engineering, 2015. Nikhil says that though he put more efforts on his GATE preparation than his semester exam preparations, the semester syllabus being very similar to that of GATE syllabus helped him manage well both his semester exams and GATE preparation simultaneously.

He has been in our GATE Toppers List because of his grappling preparation efforts for the exam. For Many GATE 2017 aspirants Nikhil’s Preparation Story will be an inspiration. 

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GATE Preparation Tips by Nikhil

Here, he shares a lot more in this Questionnaire on his preparation strategies and time management tricks.

Q1. What mock papers did you take?

Test series of Vani Institute


Q2. What are the websites you followed for getting regular updates and preparation?

Any websites from where I can download different books like or eBooks etc.


Q3. Share the name of the books and materials that you followed for excelling in GATE?

GP Publications and for each subjects the standard reference books referred by my mentor.

Note: GATE Books


Q4. Write some of the preparation tips for someone who is starting 4 and 2 months before the exam?

Just be confident about yourself. It is not necessary to learn all the subjects or to complete 100% syllabus. You may do only your favorite subjects and some of important subjects but whatever you are going to do, do it thoroughly. You can refer reference books but do not refer any local author books.


Q5. Share your Strategy and how did you overcome the weak areas, what special efforts did you put in?

My strategy was very simple and that was whatever I am going to do that will be perfect. I could solve any question from that area. I solved as many as question papers from websites or old question papers. That helped me a lot in the end. I also started study just 1.5 months ago, the exam but with this strategy I could finally cleared it.



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