Does the GATE syllabus change every year? What’s the ideal time to complete the GATE syllabus for the GATE 2022 exam?

GATE Exam is a computer-based test conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Chennai and Roorkee. The exam is overseen on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), and Government of India.

GATE Syllabus has been issued, and other vital notifications on exam dates and others on the official website.

No, the syllabus does not change every year. The authorities may look to introduce some minor changes, but the fundamental soul of the syllabus will always remain the same. The maximum level of changes that can come up is 10 or 15 per cent. The minor changes in the syllabus should not deter the applicants from starting preparation before the official notification comes for the GATE Exam.

The candidates always ponder as to what is the ideal time to complete the GATE syllabus for the GATE 2022 exam. Let us answer this question concerning various categories of students appearing for the GATE 2022 exam.

GATE Exam requires immense determination and patience to achieve success. As there is no bar on the age of the candidates, we find the successful results also come from candidates of varied age groups and experiences. It is never too late to start preparing for your dreams or to follow them.

Model or Ideal time to start GATE preparations for College students

The aptest time for college students is the beginning of the second year of college. The first year is too early, and the candidates are hardly acquainted with technical studies. The applicants should devote their first year to research and experimenting with the most feasible career options they would like to select. Once the applicants are sure of their aims and goals, they should start their GATE preparation. Even if they delay their preparation by a semester, that won’t make a difference, but a confusing choice will damage the career severely.

Also, the technical subjects coming in the GATE exam are being taught in the third or fourth semester on the applicant’s engineering degree. Most of the syllabus in the GATE is quite different from the Engineering degree subjects, but most of the topics are inter-related.

The second year is the most favoured year for starting the GATE preparations, allowing the candidates to have ample scope of discussion, strengthening of concepts, proper coverage of syllabus, doubt resolution sessions, and maximum time for practice.

The applicants should go for aptitude tests and preparation along with the non-technical part, which consists of English and Engineering Mathematics in the year break after the second semester and before the third semester begins. Along with the third semester, the students can start with the preparations for the technical portion.

How to start the GATE Exam preparations?

The below-mentioned points will give applicants a sound idea of how to initiate the GATE preparations:

  1. Start with the most exciting subjects to the applicant and gradually move forward preparing for the remaining ones.
  2. Make notes for the theory of each topic and practice questions coming in previous years’ GATE exams.
  3. If the regular engineering class schedule permits, the applicant must join BYJU’s Exam Prep for the GATE exam preparation. Regular coaching will help streamline the preparation and will help to save the time and effort required for preparation.
  4. Regularly check previous years’ question papers and test series.

Valuable GATE Preparation Tips to maintain high energy levels

GATE preparation requires a smooth and powerful flow of preparation levels until you appear for the actual exam. A few ways will help the applicants to do that easily while in job or college:

  1. Form small cluster groups of 2-3 participants doing the GATE preparation alongside and include a successful senior alongside.  
  2. There are various platforms where the applicants can relate to like-minded graduates and have similar goals. The applicants tend to share their experiences and doubts, which help them have clarity in their preparation.

All the Best!

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