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

Topic GATE Book Name Author
Heat Transfer Fundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer R.C. Sachdeva
Machine Design Design of Machine Elements V Bhandari
Engineering Mathematics Higher Engineering Mathematics B. S. Grewal
Fluid Mechanics Introduction to Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines S. K. Som
Manufacturing Production Technology R.K. Jain
Theory of Machines & Vibration Theory of Machines S S Rattan
Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering and Management O. P. Khanna
Thermal Science Engineering Thermodynamics P.K. Nag
Strength of Materials Strength of Materials Dr. B.C. Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Kumar Jain
Aptitude A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Edition: Revised) R.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations R.S. Aggarwal
Engineering Mechanics & Engineering Material Materials Science And Engineering I P Singh
Engineering Mechanics S. Timoshenko, D.H. Young, J.V. Rao, Sukumar Pati

GATE Books for CE

Topic GATE Book Name Author
Engineering Mathematics Higher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43) B.S. Grewal
Surveying Surveying (vol. 1,2,3) B.C.Punia, Askok jain, Arun Jain
Strength of Materials Strength of Materials (Edition 2) U.C Jindal
Design Of Steel Structures Design Of Steel Structures (Edition 3) S.K Duggal
Highway Engineering Highway Engineering S.K.Khanna, C.E.G.Justo
Structural Analysis Basic Structural Analysis (Edition 3) C.S.Reddy
R.C.C. Design R.C.C. Designs (Reinforced Concrete Structures) (Edition 3) B.C.Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Jain
Engineering Hydrology Engineering Hydrology (Edition 4) K Subramanya
Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics (Edition 14) Dr. P.N.Modi, Dr. S.M Seth
Irrigation Engineering Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures (Edition 1) S.K Garg
Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering Basics and Applied Soil mechanics (Edition 2) Gopal Ranjan, A.S.R.Rao
Aptitude A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Edition: Revised) R.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations (Edition 7) R.S. Aggarwal
Environmental Engineering Water 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

Topic GATE Book Name Author
Digital Circuits Digital Logic and Computer Design (Edition 1) M. Morris Mano
Analog Circuits Microelectronic Circuits: Theory and Applications (Edition 6) Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith
Signals & Systems Signals & Systems (Edition 2) Alan V. Oppenheim, Alan S.Willsky, S.Hamid Nawab
Electromagnetics Principles of Electromagnetics (Edition 4) Mathew N.O. Sadiku
Engineering Mathematics Higher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43) B. S. Grewal
Networks Fundamentals of Electric Circuits (Edition 5) Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku
Control Systems Automatic Control Systems (Edition 9) Benjamin C. Kuo
Electronic Devices and Circuits Semiconductor Physics and Devices (Edition 4) Donald A. Neaman, Dhrubes Biswas
Analog and Digital Communication Principles of Communication Systems (Edition 3) Goutam Saha, Herbert Taub, Donald Schilling
Quantitative Aptitude A 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

Topic GATE Book Name Author
Computer Networks Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach (Edition 6) James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
Databases Database System Concepts (Edition 6) Silberschatz, Sudarshan, Korth
Algorithms Introduction to Algorithms (Edition 3) Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein
Theory of Computation An Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata (Edition 5) Peter Linz
Operating Systems Operating System Concepts (Edition 8) Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne
Digital Logic Digital Logic & Computer Design (Edition 1) M. Morris Mano
Engineering Mathematics Higher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43) B. S. Grewal, Edition
Computer Organization & Architecture Computer Organization and Architecture (Edition 7) Hamacher, Vranesic, Zaky
Complier Logic Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools (Edition 2) Alfred V. Aho, Ravi Sethi, D. Jeffrey Ulman
Programming & Data Structure The C Programming language (Edition 2) Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie
Classic Data Structures (Edition 2) Debasis Samanta
Aptitude A 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

Topic GATE Book Name Author
Power Electronics Power Electronics (Edition 5) P.S.Bimbhra
Signals & Systems Signals and Systems (Edition 2) Oppenheim Alan V, Willsky Alan S, Nawab S. Hamid
Control Systems Control Systems Engineering (Edition 5) I.J.Nagrath, M. Gopal
Electrical Machines Electrical Machinery (Edition 7) P. S. Bimbhra
Measurements A Course In Electrical And Electronic Measurements And Instrumentation (Edition 7) A K Sawhney
Electromagnetic Fields Engineering Electromagnetics (Edition 8) William H Hayt, John A Buck
Engineering Mathematics Higher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43) B. S. Grewal
Power Systems Electrical Power Systems (Edition 6) C. L. Wadhwa
Power System Engineering (Edition 2) I Nagrath, D Kothari
Analog & Digital Electronics Integrated 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
Aptitude A 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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