#1. Practice Mock Test
You should Practice a full Mock Test before the actual GATE Exam & give it seriously in the same way as your actual GATE Exam. After attempting the full mock test analyse your mistakes & solve the complete paper again. This will be a kind of revision to you. While solving the paper if you get stuck any where then don’t see the solution, try to recall it & even if you don’t remember then go for the solution.
#2. Don’t Start with New Topics
At this time if you are beginning with a new topic which you have never studied before then this would be yours biggest mistake. Remember that this is not a time to build up a concepts in new topic. Revise those subjects which you already know & have clear concepts on that.
#3. Learn from Your Mistakes
By this time you must have attempted lot of GATE Test. Just go through them onces & properly look at the mistakes that you have made at that time. Note them all down & do not repeat them in actual GATE Exam. Sometimes what happens in solving the question fastly you make silly mistake like forget to change the units & small calculations mistakes. So, keep yourself calm & relaxed and avoid doing such mistakes in exam
#4. Revise all Formulas
Just go through all the formulas & practice 2-3 questions from them. Don’t try to mug up the formulas try to get through the concepts so that at the time of examination you don’t feel pressure. Do not spend all your time on just one aspect of the syllabus. Keep switching between various topics. Try to revise through your notes that will be more beneficial as compared to any other book & be easily understandable & save your time.
#5. Be Relaxed, Cool & Calm
Before the day of examination just keep yourself cool & relaxed. Don’t try to study everything & don’t start a new concept at last minute instead have a look on formulae and equations to get some idea of the problems. It will be beneficial if you do meditation.
#6. Get a Good Sleep before the Day of GATE Exam
You might be great at accomplishing things at the eleventh hour, but this habit of yours will make you pay heavily if you think of studying late into the night before your final GATE exam. Take a proper sleep for atleast 6 hours on the night preceding your GATE exam so that you attempt the paper with a fresh and relaxed mind. This will increase your accuracy, speed and hence your overall score.
#7. Be Ready with Admit Card & Documents
Take out the print out of your admit Card & ID Proof ready for the exam. Read all the instruction written on the admit card properly & reach your Exam Center before time to avoid unnecessary road traffic.
#8. Take Care of Negative Marking
While attempting the GATE Paper do not guess and over-attempt questions. Just attempt only those in which you are 100% sure. Don’t ignore the aptitude section, it will increase your scores. You have to only look at the questions & you can easily find out that whether it is worth solving or not.
Lastly and most important it is the state of your mind and mood which is more important than the amount of hard work you have done in your study. So have faith in your hard work & you will surely pass the exam with flying colours.
Have faith in you. Your hard work is about to bear the fruits !!
We wish you, All the Best for your GATE 2018 Examination !!