The GATE exam is one of the most prestigious exams that engineering students appear for after they have completed their graduation. From what precisely is this exam all about to how to prepare for Gate, here is your one stop guide to all of it. So, if you are looking to appear for the GATE 2013 exam and are at a loss about where to start from, this article is what you need to start with.
The Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineers (GATE) is the exam that an engineer needs to take if he is looking forward to a post graduation in any course that is based on science and technology. The exam is jointly conducted by the Indian Institute of Science and the various IITs in the country. The exam is hugely prestigious and the paper is known to be quite tough which means that the candidate needs to be perseverant and consistent in his/her preparation, if he/she wishes to clear the examination.
How to prepare for the GATE exam
To start preparation you first need to know where you have to start from and where to stop. The GATE 2013 syllabus depends upon your branch of study in graduation and you need to fill in the Gate 2013 application form on the basis of that as well.
Books for GATE
If you are looking for help from the library, then you are going to find a many books for GATE and they are all very good, but ones that particularly stand out have been mentioned below.
GATE Books for ECE Students
- An Introduction to Analog and Digital Communications
- Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals
- Higher Engineering Mathematics, Dr. B. S. Grewal
- Engg Circuit Analysis Hayt & Kemmerly
- Electronic Devices And Circuits by Boylestead
- Formal Languages and Automata theory J.D.Ullman etal
- Computer Algorithms Horowitz and Sahani
- Programming with C: Byron Gottfried
- Systems Programming: John J. Donovan
- Elements of Electromagnetics: Matthew N. O. Sadiku
- Power Electronics Handbook: Muhammad H. Rashid
GATE Books for Mechanical Engineering Students
GATE Books for Computer Science Engineering Students (CSE)
There are also many coaching centres that are located in almost all the cities of the country and you can join any one of them for the preparation of the exam. Here, you will get the expert guidance of the staff that specializes in grooming students for the exam and has a decent experience in the same. It is always a good option to join such a coaching as you will get the much needed direction for your preparation as these centres also provide you with GATE study material that is known to be very helpful to the students.
Another thing that you can do is get GATE previous question papers and try to solve them in the specified time so that you get an idea of the examination conditions, though you will not be able to get anywhere close to the actual scenario, but any practice is going to be beneficial for you. You can download these papers from the internet.
How Gate Toppers prepared and achieved
It is obvious that each year there are GATE success stories and these toppers are invariably asked about how they achieved success. The stories are majorly the same, just that there are slight differences. Each of them swears by perseverance and one thing that they all feel is necessary is the need to be in touch with their books every day and to keep solving previous years’ question papers. Also, they normally advice to be a part of as many test series and mock tests as possible, so that you are acquainted with the examination conditions and are not jittery when you have to appear for it, in real.
This is all that you need to know about the exam and how to prepare of GATE so that you are able to crack it and get into a good college for your post graduation.