Theory Of Computation
Digital Logic Design
Maths and Aptitude
Time taken for each Subject:-
Theory Of Computation - 15days
Digital Logic Design - 12days
DBMS - 13days
CO - 10days
OS - 10days
CN - 11days
DS - 7days
DAA - 9days
CD - 2days
Maths and Aptitude - 15days
In just 3 months of steady preparation 5-7 hours a day i was able to complete the entire syllabus of gate in just 3 months. Once you complete the entire syllabus you get confident.
Revision Order of subjects:-
I just reversed the order in which i completed the subjects, i.e. starting from Maths and aptitude and ending with TOC. This is a good strategy because you are holding the recently learned subjects in grip and moving to the earlier learned subjects.
Once you complete a subject don’t leave it completely till the 2nd revision. Practice questions in a gap of 3-4 days else the subject will be completely new for you. You can also answer in facebook groups to test your skills and knowledge. This is one of the best ways to be in touch with all the subjects and check your progress. This keeps you motivated also. You can practice questions from text books or any book you have. I preferred MadeEasy book that’s available in flipkart. It’s a good book as it separates the gate questions topic wise. Make sure you complete it during you initial phase of learning once.
TIP: Don’t argue over any questions in those groups. People argue a lot to prove their answers right. If you waste time in arguing then you wont be able to complete the syllabus in time.
Don’t write full length test series too early. i started writing full length from the month of december (December 25). Each day i wrote a full length test and then analyzed it the next day and again gave one more full length test the same day.
I didn’t get enough time for subject tests. It’s not that important actually. Try to solve the part tests while you are in the initial phase of completing the subject. I completed all part test of TestBook test series. Those are good and error free too.
Test Series Preference:-
MadeEasy Full Length Test:- Contains lot of errors but some questions are good.Interface is good but not similar to real gate exam.
GateForum Full Length Test Series:- contains few errors and some quality questions too. This was last test series i opted 7days before the exams. Interface is good and similar to real gate exam.
Ace Full length test series:- lot of irrelevant questions are there. Aptitude questions are pretty good though. I personally didn’t like the test series. It used to get complete in just 1 hour. Interface is good but not similar to real gate exam.
Test Book test series:- The part tests are just awesome and error free. But the full length tests are not up to the mark. Interface is good but not similar to real gate exam.
Ravindra Sir’s test series:- lots of errors are there. Interface is really bad. Some questions are good though. But i didn’t like it personally.
Virtual gate:- Lot of unrealistic problems. Some good questions are there but still kills a lot of time. Not recommended.
The CBT of ACE academy was awesome. It was conducted well also. The questions were pretty good and were quite similar to real gate exam. Do opt for it definitely.
The CBT of Madeeasy was not that well conducted. The questions were repeated from madeeasy online test series. To build confidence you may opt for it.
In case of any doubt, do follow GateOverflow answers. They are pretty clean and well explained. Solving GO pdf is also a good option for practicing questions. But seeing so many questions you might feel the fear of not completing it. So if you have time then go for it. Also answers are there right in front of you in go pdf. So it’s not good to keep answers infront of your eyes and solve the questions. It kills you logical way of thinking and approach.
IF YOU FEEL ANYTHING IS GOOD FOR YOU AND HELP YOU GET A BETTER RANK THEN JUST GO FOR IT. DON’T LISTEN TO ANYONE ELSE. BECAUSE IN THE END YOUR CONFIDENCE MATTERS. YOU WOULD BE CARRYING ONLY YOUR CONFIDENCE AND KNOWLEDGE INTO THE REAL GATE EXAMINATION. NO ADVICES ARE GONNA WORK THERE !!!