Is it possible to crack GATE in 5 months for an average student in CS/IT Stream?

Yes, it is Possible. Why only Crack? You can even Secure AIR 1 with 5 Month Preparation. Ankita Jain (AIR 1 GATE 2016) had secured AIR 1 with 5 Months preparation.

>Click Here to Read Ankita Jain Strategy

  1. Follow a Good Material for your Preparation if you are not OK with standard Text Book then join some Good Coaching Institutes Like RBR / Made Easy / Ace.
  2. Practice is the key to success. Prefer Quality over quantity. For this Follow GATE Previous Year Question Papers, TIFR Questions (Generally of Higher Level than GATE). Solve At least 3 Times GATE Prev. year question.
  3. In last month join any good Test Series (Made easy & Virtual GATE is recommended) and work on your mistakes.
  4. Be consistent in your studies
  5. Take at least 8-hour sleep.
  6. Whenever you feel down, try to read toppers strategy.
  7. Make your own schedule and follow it. Many will say that DMS should be your first subject (Yes it is recommended but not compulsory). Start with a subject in which you are most comfortable
  8. Be confident
  9. Don’t judge yourself based on some question asked by any random person in any Group or any website.
  10. Ask Your Doubts on GATEOVERFLOW
  11. Stuck with the Syllabus. No need to study extra things as you have already less time.
  12. Be healthy, Avoid junk food.

These are some of the important points that you should remember while doing preparation for GATE.

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