Most of the times, it is the fear in one’s mind which stops an individual from climbing the ladder of success. Even before applying for some exam, most of the people already have myths regarding the same and due to the fear of failure, do not even try studying.
GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a test of a student’s grasp over his or her undergraduate studies – right from the first year to the final year. It checks the clarity of the candidates’ concepts as well as their application. Proper planning, determination, focus and devoted preparation timing is the key to success for any competitive exam and the same applies for GATE too.
Listed below are a few myths related to the exam:
Tough nut to crack
Every exam will be tough for you if you do not practice for it and study without focus. Toughness of any exam depends on the preparation done. Keeping the concepts right will help you in scoring high in the GATE exam. So be focused and strengthen your concepts.
Time management is very much important while preparing for GATE. Regularity and concentration is the key to succeed in GATE. Eight hours of planned study is a must. If you can study more than that, it is well and good.
All topics are needed to be covered
If your aim is only to qualify in the exam, then you can afford to leave out some sections and focus on the important ones and still get enough marks to qualify. Engineering Mathematics and General Ability constitute 30 percent of the marks and hence are critical but also high scoring sections
Attending all questions will earn you more marks
Students should keep this in mind that GATE has negative marking for wrong answers. The penalty for a wrong answer (for the multiple choice questions) is a severe 33 percent and hence one is required to answer the questions carefully to maximize his/her marks. It’s okay if you missed a couple of questions but attempting it wrong could affect your GATE score.
Complete syllabus knowledge of Graduation is needed to crack GATE
GATE has a syllabus for each stream mentioned on the website. Although it is based on your complete graduation syllabus but all subjects and all topics are not included. So no need to waste time on topics that are not important for GATE
Luck too is required
Success is one percent luck and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Don’t let that 99 percent thing slip from your hand. Toil sincerely, and you will be rewarded with that one percent luck.
Lakhs of aspirants give this exam and only few get good results in GATE. I am scared.
Alhough lakhs of aspirants apply and give this exam, the real competition is between only 2,000 to 3,000 serious aspirants. Those who study systematically and consistently, get into service. If you do the same, you will be one among them. Don’t have fears even before you start. You must enter the race and work hard to win it.
The GATE exam is same as any other exam, so no need to take stress. Just stay calm and assertive in your abilities, especially in the examination hall because anxiety and pressure may make you forget everything that you have studies.