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Tips to crack the GATE 2013

Last updated on: January 11, 2013 10:18 IST

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In an online chat with readers on January 10, Jitendra Sinha, CEO, Gateforum addressed queries on how to crack the GATE and offered advice on the scope of career after scoring in the exam.

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) taken by science and engineering graduates in the country is a prerequisite for admission to post graduate programmes in Engineering and Science at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Indian Institutes of Technology, National Institutes of Technology and other engineering colleges in India.

The exam is scheduled to be held on January 20, 2013 this year.

For those who missed the live chat, here's the unedited transcript:


Jitendra Sinha says, Hi. This is Jitendra Sinha from Gateforum. This chat is on the subject of GATE preparation.
deepak asked, Hi wanted to know if a nonengineering student can appear for GATE

Jitendra Sinha answers, at 2013-01-10 15:56:22
Yes, if you are a masters student in Science or AMIE or MCA.
deepak asked, what is the minimum score required to apply

Jitendra Sinha answers,
Please be more specific and clear when you are asking questions. Mention your stream and where you want to apply as well.
UNU asked, what are the strategy to clear GATE in life science

Jitendra Sinha answers,
You could focus on Engineering Maths and Aptitude sections as they constitute 30% of the marks. Strengthen concepts since GATE is a test of application of concepts. Solving previous GATE papers and taking tests at this time will help.
Sumit asked, How are the placements post M. Tech in NIT's?

Jitendra Sinha answers,
In NITs like Warangal, Trichy, Calicut, Surathkal it is good - with a CTC of 5-6lakhs. In the other NITs departments like CS, EC, EE and ME should not have any problems.
tib asked, How to score more marks in CSE gate which is the standard material effective for CSE GATE

Jitendra Sinha answers,
Focus on important subjects - Data Structures, TOC, Computer Networks. Mathematics and GA will have 30% of marks and you could practice on that as well.
Varun asked, Hi,to get into any of the IITs what should be my All India Rank Computer Science

Jitendra Sinha answers,
With a rank of 1000, you should be able to get into one of the IITs.
Ramesh Chandran asked, I'm in my Pre - final engineering( Mech) and my fundamentals are weak. Should I go for GATE? Please advice?

Jitendra Sinha answers,
You have a lot of time to prepare for GATE. With weak fundamentals,it will be difficult to crack GATE. You have time to work on the basics. Will advice you work with the time available to improve basics. You could take up assistance in terms of Correspondence Courses and even Classroom coaching to have guided preparation.
Prashant asked, Which of the later IIT's are preferred for an M.Tech in Computer Science?

Jitendra Sinha answers,
IIT Hyderabad is good. Very few of the newer IITs have MTech options.
VIVEK asked, i am pursuing second year bsc chemistry and wanted to know what are my options with gate

Jitendra Sinha answers,
You could pursue MSc and then give GATE, through which you will be able to pursue MS/ME. Otherwise you can appear in JAM and pursue your MSc in any IIT.
Vekataraman asked, Hi Sir, Which is the best institute after IITs to pursue masters in VLSI

Jitendra Sinha answers,
NIT Trichy, Warangal, Surathkal, Calicut, Jadavpur, ITBHU and Jadavpur University
ttt asked, which coaching material is best to crack CSE Gate?

Jitendra Sinha answers,
Gateforum Correspondence Course material and TarGATE should be a good preparatory tool to crack GATE
Tanveer asked, Which is best IIT for CSE?

Jitendra Sinha answers,
Mumbai, IISc followed by IIT Kanpur
vasu asked, iam 38 now and want to take up GATE. can i do so

Jitendra Sinha answers,
Yes, there is no age or no. of attempts restriction in GATE but admission to various M.Tech/ME courses could be a problem
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Ajaykumar asked,
Hi,which are subjects should i focus more in Mechanical Engineering get good score

Jitendra Sinha answers,
Manufacturing Engg, Design of Machine elements, TOM, Engg Maths and General Ability sections
vasu asked, why admission would be a problem. wont they admit people with higher age if they are gate qualified

Jitendra Sinha answers,
Justifying the gap between your graduation and application to PG courses could be a problem, unless you have relevant work or research experience
Aditya asked, how to prepare well in short period of time, my stream is ec?

Jitendra Sinha answers,
Depends on what rank you are aiming for. If GATE qualification (percentile of 𑹇) is your objective, perfecting Engg Maths, General Ability should be enough. To get a decent rank, you will have to additionally prepare for Communication,Control Systems and Networks
priya_tanvi asked, can somebody help me out..

Jitendra Sinha answers,
You could post your question and we will try to help you out
avcs asked, according to you for a percentile of 87-90 in stream ec how much marks has to be obtained?

Jitendra Sinha answers,
25 to 30 marks.
Vijay asked, Which companies recruit on through GATE score

Jitendra Sinha answers,
You can get the complete list here: http://www.gateforum.com/PSU_GATE-2013.php
avanti asked, Hi...which are the best NITs for CS/IT branch?

Jitendra Sinha answers,
Trichy, Warangal, Surathkal, Calicut
rajaganesh asked, What are the title i shoudl concentrate to get 98 percentile in mechanical engg

Jitendra Sinha answers,
Vibrations may have less weightage in Mechanical Enginnering. Concentrate on all other sections.
rakesh asked, what would be the score required in metallurgy to qualify for NIT s

Jitendra Sinha answers,
40-45 marks out of 100
prasaad asked, for electrical engineering what are the topics to be concentrated more

Jitendra Sinha answers,
Power Electronics, Power Systems, Machines, Control Systems and Networks
avanti asked, how is the placement in DCE, NSIT for CS/IT?

Jitendra Sinha answers,
It should be good for CS and IT.
soumya asked, Hi,to get into any of the IITs what should be my All India Rank in Chemical Engg

Jitendra Sinha answers,
500-600
gaurav asked, how much marks i need to be score to achieve 85-90% in mechanical branch

Jitendra Sinha answers,
25-30 marks. 85-90 percentile will be the qualifying percentile.
Sharath asked, Hi,when shall i start preparing for GATE in 3rd/final year?

Jitendra Sinha answers,
It is best to start early. Normal preparation cycle is 8-10 months.
soumya asked, what should be my score range to qualify in the NITS' and for IITS'

Jitendra Sinha answers,
Marks 60+ for IITs, 45+ for NITs
santosh asked, what type of question arise in gate 2013 from math

Jitendra Sinha answers,
Linear Algebra, Differential Eqn, Transform Theory are important in mathematics.
gaurav asked, what would be the score required in mechanical to qualify for NIT s

Jitendra Sinha answers,
45+
prasaad asked, d/sir, what are the major focus areas for electrical and electronics engineering - EEE branch

Jitendra Sinha answers,
You can appear in EC or EE. Depends on which subject you are appearing in.
soumya asked, these marks are all in percentiles?

Jitendra Sinha answers,
Marks are out of 100. Percentiles are different - that is the percentage of people who scored below you.
veena asked, is GATE score useful for Ph.D admissions, if so, what is the expected score for admissions into IIT/IIIT/NIT for CSE stream

Jitendra Sinha answers,
GATE Score can be used for integrated PhD after BE, but this is not mandatory in IITs.
KRishnat asked, How much marks one should get in order to have all india rank above 5oo for mechanical stream?

Jitendra Sinha answers,
60 marks.
Pratyush asked, Sir, how much marks are necessary to join IIT in Electrical Engg. I have 8.34 grade in nit

Jitendra Sinha answers,
A rank within 500. Marks above 50.
Jitendra Sinha says, Thank you all for participating. All the best for GATE 2013 Exam




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