How to Prepare for GATE ME 2023 in Last 7 days to Get a Good Rank?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

We expect the GATE 2023 exam to take place in less than 7 days from now. The GATE 2023 test for Mechanical is approaching, and you must have completed almost everything from your selected study material and books. Is your preparation for the GATE ME exam still a concern, or are you lacking confidence? Please read the article below to clear up any doubts.

The GATE exam is one of the toughest exams in our country. If the basics of all topics are unclear, you can not get a good score. Sometimes even after an excess of practice, students cannot score well. Most students either attempt to memorize all the material or strain themselves at the last minute, which results in this situation. With only 7 days to go before the examination, here are some tips and tricks to help you prepare for the GATE ME 2023 examination.  

Important Topics to Focus on in the Last 7 Days for GATE ME Revision

Here we are sharing subject-wise weightage in GATE 2023 examination along with questions that were asked from these topics, which will be very helpful for students to study for GATE 2023


Weightage in GATE

Important Topics

Production Engineering

18 Marks

Metal Cutting, Machine tools, Computer Integrated Manufacturing,
Metrology & Inspection, Casting, Welding, Forming


6 Marks

First Law of Thermodynamics, Properties of Pure Substance,
Thermodynamics Relation


15 Marks

Numerical Reasoning & Verbal Reasoning

Engineering Mathematics

13 Marks

Linear Algebra, Differential Equation, Limit & Continuity, Laplace,
Probability, Complex Number

Strength of Materials

7 Marks

Stresses & strains, Deflection of Beams, Bending of Beams

Theory of Machines

7 Marks

Simple Mechanics & their inversion, Balancing, Gyroscope, Vibration


6 Marks

Unsteady State of Conduction, Fins, Conduction, Radiation

Industrial Engineering

7 Marks

Inventory, Sequencing, Queuing Theory, PERT & CPM

Fluid Mechanics

6 Marks

Fluid Properties, Pressure & Manometry, Flow-Through Jets, Fluid Machinery

Machine Design

7 Marks

Fatigue Loading, springs, Brakes, Welded Joints

Engineering Mechanics

2 Marks

Lagrange Equation

Power Plant & IC Engines

3 Marks

Rankine Cycle, Working of Cycles

Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning

3 Marks

Air Conditioning, Psychrometry

Last 7 days Time Management Tips to Release Stress

  • Time management is essential in your effective preparation and should be a part of your daily routine.
  • Remember that an intelligent person can fail, but a dedicated, hardworking person cannot.
  • You should plan your study depending on the time available before the examination’s final day.
  • If you are doing self-study and are in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 passed out, you can devote 15 hours each day in the last 7 days.

You may be thinking that it is impossible, but let’s think of the 24 hours schedule of the day share below- 

06:00 AM Wake-up time
06:00 AM to 06: 30 AM Make yourself fresh & have a cup of tea etc.
06:30 AM to 8:00 AM 1.5 hours of study
08:00 AM to 09:00 AM Breakfast & Bath time
09:00 AM to 01:00 PM 4 hours of study with 10 to 15 min of tea break
01:00 PM to 06: 00 PM 4 hours of study with 30 minutes of tea or a snack break
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM 2 hours of study (Revision Only)
08:00 PM to 09:00 PM Dinner break
09:00 PM to 12:00 PM 3 hours of study
12:00 AM to 06:00 AM Have sweet dreams

Important Tips To Crack GATE 2023 in the Last 7 days

  • Review your past routine and find the reasons for failure. Consider failure as the next stepping step.
  • Identify weak areas of each subject and excel in your preparation by improving these areas in the last 7 days.
  • Focus more on solving different types of difficulties.
  • Plan your study to maintain regularity and self-motivation.
  • Solve previous years’ papers of GATE 2023 for mechanical, as they will also act as a revision medium.
  • To maintain continuity and keep up the self-motivation, form small groups of friends and schedule group study once a week to discuss complex questions and doubts.

Final Tips on the Day of the Exam to Clear GATE 2023 

  •  Don’t panic or take tense on the day of the exam.
  • Take 8 hrs. sleep one day before the exam and try to listen to calm music.
  • Focus on maximizing the score and try to avoid focusing on qualifying marks.
  • The success rate is high for candidates who maintain their confidence till the last minute of the GATE exam. 
  • Accuracy plays an important role; don’t answer by guessing. 
  • Always remember the quicker you revise, the quicker you forget
  • Make a subject priority list to attempt the question paper according to different subjects.
  • Try to reach one hour before the exam centre by Ola or uber and try to avoid the metro.
  • Avoid sticking to a single question and use flash memory in the exam hall.
  • Use of a digital calculator should be done carefully, and always enter the value step by step.
  • Maintain the question-solving speed and time management to finish the GATE ME exam.
  • DonDon’ty to judge the paper’s difficulty level between the examination and the test.
  • Always try to feel a home environment in the examination hall by focusing on the days of the GATE ME test series you have attempted at home while preparing.
  • Try intelligent guesses and avoid wild guesses. 
  • Always maintain your confidence even if you cannot solve some questions and switch to the next question as soon as possible.

Other Important Articles and Links for GATE Preparation:

  1. How to use Virtual Calculator for GATE 2023
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  3. GATE 2023 Exam Syllabus
  4. Follow Quora profile – Dheeraj Sir Faculty GATE Mechanical at BYJBYJU’Sam Prep.

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