How to Prepare for GATE 2023?

Apr 20, 2022

How to Prepare for GATE 2023?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an online examination conducted every year by one of the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and IISc Banglore. 

GATE primarily tests the understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Science and Engineering for landing a job in renowned Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) or for admissions into prestigious educational institutions (IITs or IISc).

The result for the GATE 2022 exam was announced on 17th March and it paved the way for jobs in PSUs/admissions into premier institutes for many candidates. Now when the GATE 2022 is finished, aspirants are all set to appear for the GATE 2023 examination and have initiated their GATE exam preparation accordingly. 

Also read: Career opportunities after GATE

This article will take you through the nitty-gritty of the GATE 2023 and the preparation tips for the same. Let’s first acquaint you with the basic structure and GATE exam pattern before proceeding further in the article. 

GATE Exam Key Highlights

GATE 2023 organising bodyIIT Kanpur
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExaminationOnline (Computer Based Test)
Number of Subject Papers29 
Total number of questions 65: (General Aptitude 10 questions + Subject 55 questions)
Questions TypesMCQ, MSQ, and NAT
Questions for testing these abilitiesRecall
Analysis & Synthesis

GATE 2023 Important Dates

ParticularsDates (Tentative)
GATE 2022 Notification Release DateAugust/September 2022
GATE Application Form 2022 Start Date1st week of September 2022
Last Date of Submission of GATE 2022 Application Form4th week of September 2022
Last Date to fill the application with late fee2nd week of October 2022
Last Date for Change of Category, Paper, and Examination City (With an additional fee)3rd week of November 2022
GATE Admit Card1st week of January 2023
GATE 2023 examination1st and 2nd week of February 2023
Announcement of Result3rd week of March 2023

List of GATE 2023 Papers and Corresponding Codes

GATE PaperCodeGATE PaperCode
Aerospace EngineeringAEElectrical EngineeringEE
Agricultural EngineeringAGEnvironmental Science &EngineeringES
Architecture and PlanningAREcology and EvolutionEY
Bio-medical EngineeringBMGeomatics EngineeringGE
BiotechnologyBTInstrumentation Engineering IN
Civil EngineeringCEMathematics MA
Chemical EngineeringCHMechanical Engineering ME
Computer Science and InformationTechnologyCSMining Engineering MN
ChemistryCYMetallurgical Engineering MT
Electronics and Communication EngineeringECNaval Architecture and MarineEngineering NM
Petroleum Engineering PEProduction and Industrial Engineering PI
Physics PHStatistics ST
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TFHumanities & Social SciencesXH**
Engineering SciencesXE*Life SciencesXL***
Geology and GeophysicsGG

GATE 2023 Preparation Tips

Since the GATE exam is one of the most challenging and toughest exams in the country, having a solid foundation with a well-structured study plan is paramount if you want to crack GATE in the first attempt. Here are a few practical tips you should consider to upgrade your GATE 2023 preparation. 

Start Early Preparation

There is no denying that if you start your GATE 2023 preparation at the earliest, you will be able to accomplish your study targets and revise adequately. Starting early will help you to understand various complex topics in detail as you will have ample time to explore them. 

Understand GATE Exam Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Before you embark on your GATE preparation journey, you should be acquainted with the GATE syllabus and its exam pattern. Having a thorough understanding of the GATE syllabus will help to prepare for the exam in a better way. 

Similarly, the GATE exam pattern will help in effective preparation as you will get to know about the total number of questions, types of questions, marking scheme, time duration, etc. 

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Devise a Well-Structured Study Plan

Once you have gathered all the necessary information about the exam and its syllabus, you should make a realistic, measurable and productive study plan. It should include sufficient time for every subject along with adequate time for revision. It is recommended to study for at least 6-7 hours initially as you have enough time. 

Set daily, weekly and monthly targets and try to accomplish them for effective preparation. This will not only boost your confidence but will also help you to grasp topics in detail. 

Attempt Mock Tests & Solve Previous Year Questions

Regular evaluation of your preparation is a prerequisite for cracking the GATE 2023 exam. Hence, it is recommended to attempt mock tests in a simulated exam environment. Mock tests help in time management apart from boosting confidence. 

In addition to Mock tests, you should also refer to and solve previous year's questions. This activity will help you to understand the types of questions asked in the exam, their marks weightage, and how often they have been asked in the examination. 

Start Using Virtual Calculator

One of the most crucial aspects of fetching a good score in the GATE is seamlessly using the Virtual Calculator during the examination. 

Since you aren’t allowed to carry a physical calculator during the GATE examination, you will have to use a Virtual calculator for solving numerical-based questions. Hence, being a GATE aspirant, you must have a sound knowledge of using a Virtual Calculator and practice it often during GATE exam preparation.

Don’t Neglect Engineering Mathematics & General Aptitude

Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude are game-changers in the GATE exam. Most of the students take up these crucial subjects in the last assuming that these can be covered easily in less time. 

However, the reality is that like other subjects, Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude also require a deeper understanding. If properly prepared, they can raise your score significantly. 

Revise your Study Material regularly

Your regular studies should be constantly accompanied by revision. Regular revision is an important aspect of the GATE exam preparation as it helps to retain the information and knowledge for a longer period of time. The more you revise during your preparation, the better you will understand the study material. 

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