How Many Hours do GATE Toppers Study?, Topper's Study Time Table

By Himanshu Bajpai|Updated : April 18th, 2022

How Many Hours do GATE Toppers Study? Many students appear for the GATE examination with tremendous confidence and dreams of cracking the exam every year. Some candidates become GATE Topper to get a good college for post-graduation or a reputed PSU to work. This dream comes true on the day of the examination, but as the GATE exam has a low success rate, most dreams are shattered. So candidates always ask how many hours do GATE toppers study? Who succeeded with flying colours. This article will clear your query in-depth with every tiny detail needed.

Every year, a national-level examination, GATE, is conducted for engineering and science students to shape their future which opens various routes for the candidates like PSU jobs, scholarships, post-graduation etc. However, GATE demands high sincerity from the students as the success rate of the examination is low students keep on checking how many hours do GATE toppers study?

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How Many Hours do GATE Toppers Study?

You will get very little time to cover much syllabus if you leave the preparation to the last moment. Although some students say that the syllabus of GATE overlaps with what they have studied for 4 years in college, still it is necessary to read and redraft them in the GATE examination custom. Answering your query - how many hours do GATE toppers study? with points are given below will clear all your doubts

Phase 1: From June to September, Candidates generally study efficiently for around 5 hours each day. In this phase, candidates mostly solve previous years' questions (PYQs). Candidates who have their colleges mostly spent less time studying as they had to manage college and GATE together.

Phase 2:Generally, candidates put in 6–7 hours daily for GATE from October to mid-November. During this period, candidates mostly focus on attempting many mock tests and noting their mistakes. Candidates should then analyse their mistakes and revise the topics they're weak.


Phase 3: From December to 7th February (one day before GATE), generally, candidates study for 9–10 hours every day for GATE (Sometimes it even goes up to 12 hours). During this phase, maximum candidates revisit PYQs they could not solve before, give lots of full-length mock tests, and prepare short notes (about 15–20 pages) for each subject.

Topper's Study Time-Table, Month-wise

From the below, analysis candidates may understand the plan for GATE 2023 exam very well. Now let’s talk about GATE 2023 exam preparation plan. Here we consider that a candidate has almost 14 months for GATE 2023 exam preparation.

SR. No.MonthsPreparation Strategy
1.Jan - May  Learn Basics
2.JuneSolve Problems
3. JulySolve Problems
4.AugustSolve Problems
5.SeptemberSolve Problems
6.OctoberSolve Problems
7.NovemberRevision 1 + Subject Wise Test Series
8.DecemberRevision 2 + Subject Wise Test Series
9.JanuaryRevision 3 + Total Subject Test Series
10.FebruaryGATE Exam

Avail Test Series

Important Links 

GATE Exam Related Links
GATE PatternGATE Cut Off 2023
GATE Exam RegistrationGATE Response Sheet
NIELIT Scientist B Previous Year PapersGATE 2023 Fees
GATE Syllabus for CSEGATE Eligibility Criteria 2023
GATE Total MarksHPCL Salary

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  • Candidates should spend at least 6 to 8 hours daily on their studies if they wish to crack the exam with good marks. GATE demands high sincerity from the students as the success rate of the examination is low.

  • Start with math and one basic technical subject. Then, read topic by topic to complete the entire GATE Syllabus. Make a revision note for each topic that should cover all important definitions, formulas, and differences.

  • Toppers who recommended you to go through only standard books may have taken 2-3 years to crack GATE with good AIR 

  • IIT Kanpur will conduct GATE 2023. The GATE 2023 brochure will be released by IIT Kanpur soon on the website of GATE 2023.

  • Experts suggest that candidates should give 6-8 hours daily for their studies. Of course, candidates can also edit this plan according to their convenience, but they should be regular in whatever timetable they set up for the preparation.

  • The exam will consist of a single paper of 3 hours duration that contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The question paper will consist of multiple-choice questions (MCQ) and numerical answer type (NAT) questions.



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