How to Crack GATE Electrical without Coaching? Self-study Tips

By Mona Kumari|Updated : January 18th, 2022

According to the latest notification from IIT Kharagpur, the GATE Electrical exam will be conducted in the initial weeks of February. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) can open doors to many opportunities for Electrical graduates. It will be helpful in getting placed in PSUs, awarding fellowships or scholarships. Moreover, GATE is used to get admission in the Master’s program.

In this article, we will talk about a few strategies which will help you to crack the GATE Electrical Engineering exam without coaching and with self-study only.

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Tips to Crack GATE Electrical Exam 2022 without Coaching

Here are the tips and strategies by which a can crack the GATE Electrical exam 2022 without coaching:

  • Know the GATE Electrical Exam and Pattern

GATE Electrical exam is a CBT exam that is conducted online in the initial weeks of February each year. 65 questions will be asked in the GATE exam of 100 marks. Out of 65 questions, 10 will be from General Aptitude and the remaining 55 will be based on the Electrical subject.

  • Selection of Best study Sources and Books

The selection of books or study materials decides the journey of the preparation period of a student. Students shall be extra cautious about choosing study materials. Students can buy online GATE Electrical books to study as well.

  • Get a Hold of the Syllabus

Know the complete GATE Electrical syllabus. Find out the weightage of each topic of the GATE Electrical exam’s syllabus and assign hours accordingly. Prepare according to the allotted marks to get the most benefit out of the exam.

  • Solve Previous Year Question Papers

Download the GATE Electrical previous year's question papers from online sources. Students can buy books of previous year question papers of the GATE Electrical exam too. Solving previous year's papers will help students to understand the basic idea about the question papers, the trend of the questions, and the repetition of concepts.

  • Create a Plan and Follow

Creating and executing a study plan is a pivotal point of preparation. Students shall follow their plan until the commencement of the GATE Electrical exam. Set small goals and make sure you read them.

  • Revise

Revision of all the topics is a mandatory task that should be done as many times as possible before the GATE exam. Revise every day and every week as you finish the topics. 

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  • Yes, there are many examples of meritorious students who cracked GATE without any coaching. Students with a positive attitude and hard work can comfortably crack the GATE exam.

  • Students can prepare for the GATE Electrical exam without any coaching. They are advised to buy reputed and trusted books, make their study plan, plan every day of the preparation, revise as much as possible, solve previous year's question papers, attempt mock test papers and revise all the formulas.

  • It is possible to get AIR 1 in GATE without coaching. Students can achieve such milestones with strong will and proper execution of the preparation plan.

  • Students with self-study can crack the GATE exam in 1 month. They are advised to study as much as possible with the final goal in mind and directly pointing the preparation according to the previous year's question paper of the GATE exam.

  • Self-study for GATE involves buying trusted books, studying for dedicated 9-10 hours, solving previous year question papers, revising the complete syllabus, and attempting plenty of mock test papers.

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