You’ve decided to take the GATE but are worried. How will you qualify the GATE when there are more than 7,00,000 students who appear and the qualification rate is only 15%. Not to worry! First, the GATE paper is different for each Engineering Branch (i.e. stream). So this means that not all 7,00,000 students who take the GATE are from your engineering branch. In fact, this number is the combination of students from 24 streams (a few engineering streams and a few pure science streams). Further, depending on your stream, the qualifying score is anywhere between 24-40 marks out of 100. So you will definitely qualify the GATE if you secure 40 marks. That’s the goal.
The GATE tests students on their Engineering subjects itself. The syllabus for each stream has 8-10 core (i.e. engineering subjects), Engineering Maths and General Aptitude (GA). Engineering Math contributes 13-15 marks and GA contributes 15 marks of the overall paper. Score full marks on these two subjects and you’ll score between 28-30 marks.
For the remaining 10-12 marks, to qualify, choose 3 of the 8 to 10 core subjects and study them really well. Choose those 3 subjects based on the following parameters:
To maximize your chances of success, ideally, you should come up with a list of subjects that satisfy all the criteria. Doing that may not always be possible and there will be trade-offs. But that’s ok. At the very least, this process will set you in the right direction!
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