Top 5 tips to crack GATE 2021 in First Attempt

Top 5 tips to crack GATE 2021 in First Attempt

The GATE Exam is highly competitive and every year lakhs of aspirants appear for this exam. Being aware of the cut-throat competition one often wonders is it possible to crack GATE in first attempt?  

Here are top 5 key tips that you must go through to ace your GATE 2021 exam in the first attempt.

Familiarize yourself with Exam Pattern and Syllabus:

  • The GATE Exam is conducted in Online mode for a duration of 3 hours.
  • Total no. of questions are 65, carrying 100 marks.
  • Type of questions asked in GATE is multiple choice(MCQ), numerical answer type(NATs), and multiple selection questions(MSQ).
  • One should follow the syllabus strictly and must aim to complete the syllabus rather than studying topics out of the syllabus.
  • As there are plenty of subjects so one must. make a proper study plan according to the weightage analysis of different subjects.

Refer to standard textbooks:

  • Try to study at least one standard book for each subject in the GATE syllabus.
  • Apart from this, one must also learn from experts, online platforms that provide good study material as textbooks alone aren’t sufficient. 
  • We have mentioned the best looks for each branch in the end along with their author names.

Focus on the basics and Practice quizzes: 

  • Before mastering the topics, first, focus on the fundamentals as if you set your basics strong it will become easy to understand the advanced concepts.
  • To accomplish this, you must solve as many problems/quizzes/Mock Tests as possible with consistency at regular intervals.

Importance of Strategy & Short-Notes:

  • Frame a study plan which focuses on topic-by-topic study, as it will help to understand the depth of the concepts.
  • After each topic, one must take small topic tests and also should focus on making short notes especially for all the important topics as it is really helpful during the time of revision.

Recall all concepts and methods:

  • Completion of the syllabus must be followed by revision of all concepts, methods, examples & formulas.
  • Memorize the concepts, definitions, and formulas on a regular basis.
  • Try to revise basics more as it will help you crack tougher questions as well.

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Lastly one must test their performance and abilities as it plays an important role in shaping your ranks and scores:

  • In order to maximize your scores, one needs to reduce the time in reading the question and that will be attained by taking as many Mock Tests as possible.
  • Most of the GATE Questions can be solved easily by reading and understanding. So the ultimate goal is to improve your time management skills so that you can improve your time to solve each question.

Here is the list of best books for Gate 2021 to follow branch-wise which will help the students crack the exam in 1st attempt if followed with consistency and plan:

GATE Books for ME

TopicGATE Book NameAuthor
Heat TransferFundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass TransferR.C. Sachdeva
Machine DesignDesign of Machine ElementsV Bhandari
Engineering MathematicsHigher Engineering MathematicsB. S. Grewal
Fluid MechanicsIntroduction to Fluid Mechanics & Fluid MachinesS. K. Som
ManufacturingProduction TechnologyR.K. Jain
Theory of Machines & VibrationTheory of MachinesS S Rattan
Industrial EngineeringIndustrial Engineering and ManagementO. P. Khanna
Thermal ScienceEngineering ThermodynamicsP.K. Nag
Strength of MaterialsStrength of MaterialsDr. B.C. Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Kumar Jain
AptitudeA Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Edition: Revised)R.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive ExaminationsR.S. Aggarwal
Engineering Mechanics & Engineering MaterialMaterials Science And EngineeringI P Singh
Engineering MechanicsS. Timoshenko, D.H. Young, J.V. Rao, Sukumar Pati

GATE Books for CE

TopicGATE Book NameAuthor
Engineering MathematicsHigher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43)B.S. Grewal
SurveyingSurveying (vol. 1,2,3)B.C.Punia, Askok jain, Arun Jain
Strength of MaterialsStrength of Materials (Edition 2)U.C Jindal
Design Of Steel StructuresDesign Of Steel Structures (Edition 3)S.K Duggal
Highway EngineeringHighway EngineeringS.K.Khanna, C.E.G.Justo
Structural AnalysisBasic Structural Analysis (Edition 3)C.S.Reddy
R.C.C. DesignR.C.C. Designs (Reinforced Concrete Structures) (Edition 3)B.C.Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Jain
Engineering HydrologyEngineering Hydrology (Edition 4)K Subramanya
Fluid Mechanics & Fluid MachinesHydraulics and Fluid Mechanics (Edition 14)Dr. P.N.Modi, Dr. S.M Seth
Irrigation EngineeringIrrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures (Edition 1)S.K Garg
Soil Mechanics & Foundation EngineeringBasics and Applied Soil mechanics (Edition 2)Gopal Ranjan, A.S.R.Rao
AptitudeA Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Edition: Revised)R.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations (Edition 7)R.S. Aggarwal
Environmental EngineeringWater Supply Engineering(Environmental Engineering Vol.1) (Edition 28)S.K Duggal
Sewage Disposal and Air Pollution Engineering( Environmental Engineering Vol. 2) (Edition 3)S.K Duggal

GATE Books for  ECE

TopicGATE Book NameAuthor
Digital CircuitsDigital Logic and Computer Design (Edition 1)M. Morris Mano
Analog CircuitsMicroelectronic Circuits: Theory and Applications (Edition 6)Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith
Signals & SystemsSignals & Systems (Edition 2)Alan V. Oppenheim, Alan S.Willsky, S.Hamid Nawab
ElectromagneticsPrinciples of Electromagnetics (Edition 4)Mathew N.O. Sadiku
Engineering MathematicsHigher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43)B. S. Grewal
NetworksFundamentals of Electric Circuits (Edition 5)Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku
Control SystemsAutomatic Control Systems (Edition 9)Benjamin C. Kuo
Electronic Devices and CircuitsSemiconductor Physics and Devices (Edition 4)Donald A. Neaman, Dhrubes Biswas
Analog and Digital CommunicationPrinciples of Communication Systems (Edition 3)Goutam Saha, Herbert Taub, Donald Schilling
Quantitative AptitudeA Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Edition: Revised)R.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations (Edition 7)R.S. Aggarwal

 

GATE Books for CSE

TopicGATE Book NameAuthor
Computer NetworksComputer Networking: A Top-Down Approach (Edition 6)James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
DatabasesDatabase System Concepts (Edition 6)Silberschatz, Sudarshan, Korth
AlgorithmsIntroduction to Algorithms (Edition 3)Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein
Theory of ComputationAn Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata (Edition 5)Peter Linz
Operating SystemsOperating System Concepts (Edition 8)Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne
Digital LogicDigital Logic & Computer Design (Edition 1)M. Morris Mano
Engineering MathematicsHigher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43)B. S. Grewal, Edition
Computer Organization & ArchitectureComputer Organization and Architecture (Edition 7)Hamacher, Vranesic, Zaky
Complier LogicCompilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools (Edition 2)Alfred V. Aho, Ravi Sethi, D. Jeffrey Ulman
Programming & Data StructureThe C Programming language (Edition 2)Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie
Classic Data Structures (Edition 2)Debasis Samanta
AptitudeA Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Edition: Revised)R.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations (Edition 7)R.S. Aggarwal

 

GATE Books for EE

TopicGATE Book NameAuthor
Power ElectronicsPower Electronics (Edition 5)P.S.Bimbhra
Signals & SystemsSignals and Systems (Edition 2)Oppenheim Alan V, Willsky Alan S, Nawab S. Hamid
Control SystemsControl Systems Engineering (Edition 5)I.J.Nagrath, M. Gopal
Electrical MachinesElectrical Machinery (Edition 7)P. S. Bimbhra
MeasurementsA Course In Electrical And Electronic Measurements And Instrumentation (Edition 7)A K Sawhney
Electromagnetic FieldsEngineering Electromagnetics (Edition 8)William H Hayt, John A Buck
Engineering MathematicsHigher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43)B. S. Grewal
Power SystemsElectrical Power Systems (Edition 6)C. L. Wadhwa
Power System Engineering (Edition 2)I Nagrath, D Kothari
Analog & Digital ElectronicsIntegrated Electronics: Analog And Digital Circuits And Systems (Edition 2)Christos C. Halkias, Chetan D. Parikh Jacob Millman
Digital Logic and Computer Design (Edition 1)M Morris Mano
Electrical Circuits (Networks)Circuit Theory: Analysis & Synthesis (Edition 6)Abhijit Chakrabarti
Fundamentals of Electric Circuits (Edition 5)Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku
AptitudeA Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Edition: Revised)R.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations (Edition 7)R.S. Aggarwal

 

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