Last Minute ! Preparation Strategy to Crack GATE CSE 2022 Exam

By Himanshu Bajpai|Updated : January 24th, 2022

The GATE 2022 exam date is knocking at your door and considering this, you all must have completed almost everything from your preferred study material and books. Are you still anxious and nervous about your preparation for GATE CSE Exam? 

GATE is one of the toughest exams in our country. If the basics of all subjects are not clear, you can not get a decent score. Sometimes even after an excess of practice, students cannot score well. The reason for this situation is students either try to mug up all content or strain themselves at the last minute.

Now that the GATE Computer Science and Engineering Exam is almost ready to begin, we share some strategies and tricks to escalate your preparation and make you prepared for the final GATE CSE 2022 Exam.

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GATE CSE 2022: Important Dates

Candidates can check the GATE 2022 admit card release date in the given table.


GATE 2022 Date

Exam Conducting Authority

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IITGKP) 

Exam Name

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 

GATE Admit Card 2022 Release Date

January 15, 2022

GATE CSE 2022 Exam Date

February 5, 2022 (Announced)

Answer Key Date

 3rd Week of February 2022 (Expected)

Declaration of GATE 2022 Result

March 17, 2022

Official website

GATE CSE 2022 Exam Pattern

Before moving to the last minute tips for GATE CSE 2022 exam, let us check the GATE CSE 2022 Exam Pattern in the table given below:



Exam Duration

3 hours (180 minutes)


  • General Aptitude (GA)
  • Computer Science Engineering

Number of Questions

  • 65 questions
  • General Aptitude: 10 Questions
  • Core Subjects: 55 Questions

Questions Type

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Marking Scheme

  • For MCQs carrying 1 mark: 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • For MCQs carrying 2 marks:  2/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.
  • No negative marking for Multiple Select Question (MSQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions.

DO's and Don'ts for Last-minute for GATE 2022 CSE Exam 

  1. Read GATE CS Notes according to GATE CSE 2022 Syllabus.
  2. Practice Previous year papers.
  3. Try to experience GATE before GATE real exam. 
  4. Go through last-minute tips to revise essential concepts. If you have your notes, go through them comprehensively before sitting in the Exam.
  5. 'Don't lose your confidence, if you believe you can crack any exam.
  6. You may construct a timetable with the allocation of subjects. Working in a hustle-bustle may result in great confusion in the end. 
  7. If you have not wrapped a topic till now, try not to start it now; rather, focus and make yourself more confident on all the topics you are well versed in.
  8. Do not panic and pressurize yourself at the final moment.
  9. Try GATE CSE 2022 Mock Tests.

Important Topics to Focus in the Last minute for GATE CSE 

Some of the top topics that should be concentrated in the last moments are as follows - 

Follow Last Minute Preparation Tips for GATE CSE 2022

  • Memorizing Time-Saving Calculations

Many toppers have communicated their experience in the past and asked to remember some values according to the provision to your stream.

  • Revision

Try not to read fresh material for the topics but revise what you have already studied in the past.

  • Practising Numerical Questions

It is not sufficient to know the formulae or the procedure, and you have to solve questions in less than one or two minutes. The best method is to go along with the timer.

  • Test Series & Previous Year's Papers 

GATE Test series & previous years Question papers for CSE will come as your saviour at its time. Attempt all the tests and don't panic, especially for General Aptitude. It will build your attitude of eliminating options to reach the correct answer and Keep revising the tests.

Final tips on the day of the exam to clear GATE -2022 

  •  Don’t panic or take tensions 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 mark the answer by guess. 
  • Always remember 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 center 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 paper.
  • Don’t try to judge the paper's difficulty level in between the examination or test.
  • Always try to feel a home environment in the examination hall by just focusing on the days of the GATE test series which you have attempted at home while preparing.
  • Try intelligent guesses and avoid wild guesses. 
  • Always maintain your confidence even you can’t able to solve some questions and switch to the next question as soon as possible.

Other Important Articles for GATE Preparation:

  1. How to use Virtual Calculator for GATE 2022
  2. Topper's strategy for GATE Exam preparation
  3. GATE 2022 Exam Syllabus

GATE 2022 Preparation with BYJU's Exam Prep Online Classroom Program:

Important Links:

GATE Exam Related Links
GATE PatternGATE Cut Off 2022
GATE Exam RegistrationGATE Response Sheet
NIELIT Scientist B Previous Year PapersGATE 2022 Fees
GATE Syllabus for CSEGATE Eligibility Criteria 2022
GATE Total MarksHPCL Salary

Official Website-IIT Kharagpur GATE 2022

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  • Depending upon the student capability and his preparation 1-2 months of dedicated revision is enough for the GATE 2022 CSE exam. Students are advised to daily put in 4-5 hours at least as the GATE syllabus is really vast and challenging.

  • GATE is a really competitive & tough exam The syllabus is vast and challenging. Cracking the GATE CSE exam in just 15 days is really difficult.

  • Revise, revise and just revise in the last 5 days.

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