GATE, or the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, is a highly competitive exam taken by students who wish to pursue a post-graduate degree in engineering. For those preparing for GATE Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), it is important to be aware of some of the Common Mistakes to Avoid During GATE CSE Preparation that can help you in order to maximize their chances of success.
Here are some of the most Common Mistakes to Avoid During GATE CSE Preparation:
Not starting early enough
Preparing for GATE CSE can require considerable time and effort, and starting late can leave you feeling overwhelmed. It’s best to start your preparation early, ideally six months to a year before the exam.
Not having a plan
To make the most effective use of your time, it’s important to have a plan of action. This should include a timeline of when to cover which topics, what resources to use, and when to take practice exams.
Skipping the basics
It’s easy to get carried away with the more advanced topics, but it’s important to cover the basics first. Understanding the fundamentals of computer science and engineering is key to success on the GATE CSE exam.
Not Revising enough
While it’s important to cover all the topics, it’s just as important to revise them. Make sure to go over your notes and practice problems regularly to ensure you’re up-to-date on all the material.
Not taking practice exams
Taking practice exams is one of the best ways to prepare for the GATE CSE. It’s important to take practice exams that closely resemble the actual exam, so you can get an accurate sense of where you stand.
Not taking breaks
Studying for the GATE CSE can be intense, and it’s important to take regular breaks to avoid burnout. Taking regular breaks will help you stay focused and energized throughout the entire preparation process.
Not getting enough sleep
Sleep is essential for proper functioning, and it’s important to get enough of it when preparing for the GATE CSE. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night to ensure you’re well-rested and ready for the exam.
Not asking for help
If you’re feeling overwhelmed or stuck on a particular topic, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Talk to your professors, classmates, or online forums to get clarification and advice.
Not managing your time effectively
Time management is key to success on the GATE CSE, so it’s important to know how to manage your time effectively. Set a schedule and stick to it, and make sure to give yourself plenty of time to review.
Not staying motivated
The GATE CSE can be a long and intimidating process, and it’s important to stay motivated throughout. Set realistic goals and reward yourself when you reach them to keep your morale up.
There is not much change in the syllabus for GATE CSE. There are 10 sections mentioned in the syllabus.
These are Engineering Mathematics, Digital Logic, Computer Organization and Architecture, Programming and Data Structures, Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Compiler Design, Operating System, Databases, Computer Networks.
I was not very much confident about the ISRO examination result but i got shortlisted for the interview. My inerview venue was DOS Staff Housing,Sector 17, Antariksha Vihar,Dwarka, New Delhi. They have asked us to report at 8:00 AM. Then we were asked to wait in the hall. They used to call group of 4 candidate on random order (Specifically it was the strategy to finish all female candidates’ interview early). They did document verification and we were asked to wait for the interview. After waiting complete day. My interview started at 7:20 PM.
Interview mostly started with my Bio Data(a specific format by ISRO filled by candidates) and favorite subjects.There were approximately 8 ISROians in the panel. Below are the question which were asked to me
Which Encoding Technique its using in Fast Ethernet?
Something related to flow Control and access control (Don’t remember the exact question)
you have worked on android so do you know about android Database and its supported data types ?
Why linux has become very much popular ?
Basics about pointer and some operation using this ?
What is Race condition ?
What is Shared Memory ?
One program output they asked to me (There was a board to explain the concepts didactically in case you need or you are asked )
1. This blog was originally written on Gate Overflow. I found it can be useful for many people so i am posting it again at my personal blog.