Nov 2, 2017

Quick Tips : How to Prepare for GATE 2018?

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GATE is typically conducted in the in the first week of February which leaves an average window of 3 months of preparation time left. Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering (GATE) is the country standard exam for admission into colleges for pursuing post-graduate programmes on behalf of DoE, HRD and National Coordinating Board by IITs and IISC. Apart from this, several Indutry leading PSUs and other organisations accept GATE score as eligibility for employment opportunities. The exam pattern typically includes MCQs and Numerical Value Answers wherein you’re expected to answer from your memory or with a one-line computation. Apart from this, there are questions on Subject matter Comprehension, application of concepts, mathematical data questions and those wherein a problem statement has to be analysed and the question solved.

How to Prepare for GATE 2018?

An analysis of GATE exam pattern reveals that Engineering and Mathematics questions make up for majority of the questions. Students are allowed to choose from only one of the 23 available areas of specialisation. Therefore, it is important that that align with the field one is good at and sees prospects in. For admission into PSUs, historically, a rank below 200 was required and into old IITs, a rank below 500. Aspirants should first determine the kind of end result they anticipate from GATE- whether it is PSU or M.Tech, and if either, the standard of organisation they are aiming for. In general, however, the following tips are suggested.

  • A minimum of four months of study is suggested before attempting the exam. Don’t leave all your time for study too. Ensure you have at least a month before the exam for revision and practise
  • Practise of old papers and revision papers has proven effective for several candidates while attempting GATE. Ensure you have enough time to do this
  • Formulas are just as important as the application. Don’t spend all your time in memorising formulae.
  • Ensure you have your basics right because Comprehension type questions depend on your understanding of the basics of the subject chosen.
  • Ensure you are good at basic maths. Peruse CBSE books for 10th and 11th standards to ensure you top in General Aptitude. However, don’t focus a large amount of time on this as this is worth for only 5 out of 90 marks.
  • Don’t tire yourself out. Research has shown that, for technical subjects more than general arts and aptitude subjects, monotonous repetition for prolonged hours has a negative impact on knowledge retention. That being said, ensure you spend about 6-7 hours a day on weekdays and slightly longer on weekends.
  • Take ample amount of breaks. Don’t tire yourself out
  • Sleep and drinking copious amounts of water is something that’s strongly suggested to keep the body healthy and mentally ready for the exam
  • Practise basic computer skills and speed for ease in answering the exam.
  • Work on your application skills. Ensure that your speed of solving matches accuracy. Constantly time yourself to understand where you stand and where you hope to reach
  • Always remember that there is negative marking in GATE (1/3 of the base marks for the question). So ensure you know the answer perfectly before you answer it. Don’t lose out on your score by a few hopeful guesses. In many cases ranks are won because someone else made the mistake of placing a few too many hopeful guesses
  • Monotonous static statements like laws, formulae and definitions fade with disuse. Make sure you recite them regularly so as not to lose touch
  • Do not go outside your syllabus. It is highly unlikely that the questions will go outside your specialisation. The likeliness can be gauged by the previous question papers. Keep in mind whatever’s relevant for your subject, no matter how remote, falls under the purview of your subject. But don’t go finding threads where there are none.

Do well, and always remember to leave yourself enough room for lax in preparation schedules. All the best.

 

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The MIT International Excellence Scholarship was conceived as a direct result of MIT's desire to create an environment where students from around the world can be inspired and achieve excellence.This scholarship is available only to international students who are commencing an undergraduate or postgraduate program in any of the two trimester; March or July (excludes November trimester) at MIT. Lists of eligible programs are listed under item number 5 of this document. Recipients are selected based on academic merit as demonstrated by their prior studies.

1 Eligibility criteria

1.1 Undergraduate applicant

The MIT IE Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate applicants who have:

i. Enrolled as a full time student and be a commencing international student for the trimester to which the benefit applies. The November or summer trimester is not covered by scholarship;

ii. Completed Australian Year 12 or equivalent with overall grade average of 70% or more, with no individual result below 65% and have no fail grades recorded (no exceptions will be considered);

iii. IELTS (academic) result with an overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 6.5. Documentary evidence of a current (test date within two years of date of application) IELTS certification must accompany the application;

iv. Student submission – Each application must be accompanied by a 500-800 words essay outlining why receipt of the scholarship in important; and

v. Not be sponsored by organisations or governments and have ;

vi. Submitted a complete MIT International Excellence Scholarship Form at the time of application for offer of place at MIT

1.2 Post graduate applicant

The MIT IE Scholarships are awarded to post graduate applicants who have:

i. Enrolled as a full time student and be a commencing international student for the trimester to which the benefit applies. The November or summer trimester is not covered by scholarship;

ii. Completed as a minimum Australian three years undergraduate degree or overseas equivalent (NOOSR guide) with overall grade average of 70% or more, with no individual result below 65% and have no fail grades recorded (no exceptions will be considered)

iii. IELTS (academic) result with an overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 6.5. Documentary evidence of a current (test date within two years of date of application) IELTS certification must accompany the application;

iv. Student submission – Each application must be accompanied by a 500-800 words essay outlining why receipt of the scholarship is important; and

v. Not be sponsored by organisations or governments and have

vi. Submitted a complete MIT International Excellence Scholarship Form at the time of an application for offer of place at MIT

2. Processing of Scholarship Applications

2.1 Processing of Applications Prior to Course Commencement:
All applicants who satisfy the eligibility criteria shall be interviewed. Such an interview serves two purposes. Firstly, to verify the information provided by applicant and secondly, to allow for a verbal communication assessment of the applicant to be made. Effective and easily understood verbal communication/public speaking is vital - to be considered an all-round - MIT scholar. Applicants who do not meet the criteria at the interview stage will not be considered further. Such interviews shall be conducted by the Admissions department.
2.2 Processing of Applications for the purposes of retaining the MITIE Scholarship: Retention of Scholarship
For this scholarship to be carried forward into each subsequent trimester, the student must achieve an average overall grade of 70% or more, with no individual result below 65%, in their preceding semester in addition to the eligibility requirement stated under item number 2 of this documents (where applicable)
2.2.1 Scoring /Rating of Applicants

In determining the percentages, figures will ordinarily be rounded up to the nearest whole number. Students previously ineligible for this scholarship do not automatically become so as a consequence of any individual result being amended as the outcome of an appeal or review. The MIT School's Scholarship Committee is responsible for assessing the retention of MITIE Scholarship.
All applications for this scholarship to be carried forward will be considered by the School's Scholarships Committee, the membership of which is the General Manager (Chair) and the two Heads of School. The terms of reference for this committee are outlined below.
2.3 Appeal

There is no right of appeal should an applicant be unsuccessful in securing a scholarship.

3. Value and benefits

Successful applicants who are awarded a scholarship will receive a fee deduction of equivalent to 20% of the tuition fee of a program he or she is enrolled for the commencing trimester; March or July (November trimester if not eligible). This scholarship is not transferable to another Institute's campus

4. Eligible programs

The MIT International Excellence Scholarships are available for eligible candidates applying for the following MIT programs only:

Undergraduate program :

1) Bachelor of Business
2) Bachelor Of Networking

Graduate program:

1) Master of professional Acconting
2) Master of Networking
3) Master of Engineering(Tele Communication)

4.1 Currency of Qualifications

Qualifications submitted to apply for programs for which scholarships are sought, must be current (up to 12 months old). Where there are longer gaps between the application date and the latest submitted qualification completion date, candidates must provide relevant work experience.

4.2 Outcome

Successful applicants will be notified with the program offer documents. All MITIE scholars who receive an official offer of place containing MITIE scholarship will note reduction in fees payable for the semester.

5. Code of Student Conduct

To maintain eligibility for the MITIE Scholarship during the academic year, students must be enrolled as a Melbourne Institute of Technology student during the academic year and be in good academic standing at the Institute. As a School's Scholar, you are a member of the Institute community and are expected to comply with all laws, Institute's policies, campus regulations and conducting yourself in ways that support a scholarly environment. 

6. Interpretation of the Scholarship Terms and Conditions and Correspondence
6.1 The scholarship terms and conditions are as stated and MIT will not accept- any inferred interpretation not contained herein
6.2 For fair administration of the MITIE Scholarship communication between the scholarship applicants and MIT must be in writing and addressed to the Chair, School Scholarship Committee
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