This blog is the 2nd article in a series of GATE preparation tips blog articles for Civil Engineering Students. The blog author, Rohit Sachdeva has secured AIR 93 in GATE 2017 and is currently studying at IISc Bangalore. You can read the rest of the articles under the CE section for GATE blogs at http://gate.vidyalankar.org/category/civil-engineering/.
One of the most important things to do before beginning preparation for any competitive examination is to arrange for the essential study material & have a proper plan in mind. Once a good plan is made, the only thing that remains is executing it thoroughly. GATE is not the toughest of exams, but it surely requires a strategic & planned preparation!
This blog is dedicated towards gathering resources for preparation of GATE exam and helping students plan their time table. The subsequent Blog articles i.e. 3 & 4 will talk, in detail, about the textbooks and detailed scheduling for Civil Engineering GATE exam.
However, if you want to clear doubts or completely want to rely on textbooks, refer to the next blog to get an idea about which books to follow.
e.g. In Civil Engineering – Soil/Geotech, Environment, SOM/Structures, Transportation and Fluid Mechanics are big subjects.
Maths+Aptitude carry 30 marks and should also be allotted sufficient time.
Subject-wise detailed planning will be discussed in Blog 4.
As we move into the next few blog articles, there will be a lot of discussion regarding strategies, problem-solving, how to attempt test-series, subject-wise discussions, etc. So start following the tips and prepare well. Stay tuned!