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ofGATEsyllabus.99%oftheGATEsyllabus
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GATE2015PreparationTipsfromExpertSumeetKumarSar,Sr.Faculty(ECE)
ofGATEsyllabus.99%oftheGATEsyllabus

(http://www.engineering.careers360.com/articles/gate2015syllabus)isfromthesecond
andthirdyearofB.TechandthefourthyearSyllabusisveryminimal.Thereforeitis
extremelyadvisableforstudentstobealertfromthesecondyearandstartthe
preparation.
GATEexamisatoughexam.Itwouldrequireaminimumoneyearofhardworkforan
averagestudenttogetgoodscores.Soideallystudentsshouldstartfromthesecondyear.
Thesecondreasonisthatthefinalyearistoughwithprojectsandothersuchactivities.It
willbetoughtocopewithallofthat.

Careers360:TheexampatternforbothGATEandB.Techarecompletely
different.Howshouldstudentsprepareconsideringthattimeisalwaysa
constraint?
SumeetKumarSar:Studentsshouldpreparetopicwiseandtestthemselvesinit
immediately.Oncetheyaredonewithamajorchunkoftheportion,theyshouldstartwith
mockpapers,sampletestsandall.SeetheimportantthingisobjectivepaperslikeGATE
areallaboutspeed.Studentswilleitherknowthetopicsorwont.Preparationhastobe
sidebysidethereisnoothergo.Butifpreparationstartsearlyon,thenthingsareabit
easyascomparedtopreparationinthefinalyear.

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fortheGATE2015ExamPattern

Careers360:WhichtopicsinECareimportantaccordingtoyouandmay
carrymoreweightage?
SumeetKumarSar:From2014,withtheonlinetestsandthemultiplesessions,we
cannotsaywherethequestionswillcomefrom.Thepaperswillcovereverythingofthe
syllabusasitistoughtoframethequestionpapers.WiththeincreasingnumberofGATE
applicantsandthefactthatallpapersareonline,someofthepapersareconductedin
multiplesessions.Thisismostlyforthosepapersthathavethehighestnumberof
applicantslikeCSE,ECEetctonameafew.Foreg.ElectronicsandCommunicationalone
saw280000applicantsinGATE2014anditishighlyimpossiblefortheauthoritiesto
conductonepaperforallofthem.Themultiplesessionsthatareheldtoaccommodateall
thestudentsensurethattherearemorethanonesetsofquestionpapersforexamplethe
totalnumberofquestionpapersetsforGATE2014forECEwas4.

Sopinpointingwhatwillcomeandwhatwillnotisnotpossibleanymore.Thatswhythe
preparationhastostartearlyon.

Careers360:FortopicsinEngineeringMathematics,whatwouldbethetopics
toemphasison?
SumeetKumarSar:HereagainIwouldliketoreiteratewhatIalwaystellmystudents.
Nopartofthepaperiseasyandeverypartofthesyllabushastobecoveredandthat
includesEngineeringMathematics.
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Sumeet Kumarmarksatstakebutsincelastyear,itismandatorytocoverthewholesyllabus.
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Careers360:WhatarethebooksthatstudentsshouldideallyreadforGATE
preparation?Wouldtheirtextbooksdoorarethereotherbooksthatneedto
belookedat?
SumeetKumarSar:Preparationbyengineeringstudentsgenerallystartsamonth
beforetheirexams.Thisisthecommontrend.Theyreadtheirnormaltextbooksand
makedo.ButforGATEwerequirespecializedbooksthatcoverthesubjectmatter
comprehensivelyandmakesurethattheGATESyllabusiscoveredindetail.SoIfeelthat
theB.TechtextbooksarenotveryadequateforGATEpreparation.

Careers360:PlsgiveusnamesoffewbooksthatareamustreadforECE
students?
SumeetKumarSar:
ForECEstudentsIwouldsuggestthefollowingbooks:

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AdvancedEngineeringMathematicsbyR.K.Jain,S.R.K.IyengarNarosaPublications

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DigitalElectronicPrinciplesandapplicationsbyRonaldJ.Toccii,PearsonPublications
AnalogElectronics,ElectronicsdevicesandcircuitsDonaldANeaman
NetworkTheorybyAlexanderSadiku
Signals&SystemsByAlanV.Oppenheim
ControlSystemsEngineeringbyNormaNise
ElementsofElectromagneticfieldsAlexanderSadiku

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Careers360:Whenshouldstudentsstartwritingthemocktests?Howdo
thesemocktestshelpinyouropinion?Howfrequentlyshouldastudentsolve
themocktests/samplepapers?
SumeetKumarSar:Inmyopinion,studentslearnthemostimportantlessontime
management.Thatisthegreatestadvantage.StudentscannotjustgoandgivetheGATE
exam.Itisentirelyonlineandnewtomanystudents.Itisadvantageousforstudentto
practiceandgetfamiliarwiththehelpofthemocktests/samplepapers.
Ialwaystellmystudentsmeasureyourstandardofpreparationbysolvingtheprevious
yearGATEpapers.Ifyouareabletoevensolve50%ofthepapers,youcanstandavery
goodchanceofdoingwell.Thepreviousyearpapersarethebenchmarkforpreparation.
AllstudentsshouldmakeitmandatorytosolvethepreviousyearGATEQuestionPaper

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Careers360:IsitadvisabletogotopicwisefirstorattemptGATEprevious
yearpapers/samplepapersetc?Shoulditbeamixofthetwo?
SumeetKumarSar:Atthebeginning,itshouldbetopicwiseasthestudentswillgain
confidenceiftheycansolvethembutitshouldbefurtheredwithtestpapersandmore
practiceoncetheconceptsareinplace.Astimepasses,studentsshouldemphasizeon
revisionandpracticetests.
Beforestudentsattemptanymocktestorsampletest,theyshouldensurethattheyhave
completedthesyllabuspertainingtothattopicorsubject.Otherwisetheverypurposeof
attemptingthemocktestisnotservedandthestudentwillnotsucceed.Thisleadstolow
morale,depressionandsuchemotions.

Careers360:Whatistheroleofacoachinginstitute?Isitmandatoryfor
studentsinyouropiniontoenrollincoaching?
SumeetKumarSar:Actuallyagoodteacheristheequivalentof5to10books.The
Syllabusisvast.Ontheirown,studentswillbeatseawiththetopics.Wecanbringclarity
totheirstudy.Wecanguideandpointoutimportantconceptsthatmakethefoundation.
Wecansuggestmethodsofsolvingproblemsandsoon.Theydontneedtogothrough
eachbookwhichrunsintohundredsofpages.
Alsoweteachthemtolookattheproblemsfromvariousangles.Yes,itisgoodtoenrollin
acoachingcentrebecausethefacultytakescareofthestudyscheduleandstudentsare
forcedtoadheretoit.Inaddition,theycleartheconceptsandaidstudentsin
understandingthesubject.Butitisnotmandatory.Studentscansucceedotherwisetoo.

Careers360:Lastfewdaysbeforetheexamwhatshouldbedonebystudents?
SumeetKumarSar:TheexamwillbeheldfromJanuary31,2015.Duringthe
preparationtimeayearbefore,thestudentshouldnotrelax.FromJanuary,thereshould
beonlyrevisionandsolvingofmocktests.Newtopicsshouldnotbetouched.Itwillcreate
confusionandifthestudentcannotgraspit,itwilldemotivatealso.Sowhatever
preparationhastobedoneforconceptstrengthening,learningandsuch,mustbedoneby
DecemberendsincetheexamstartsfromJanuary31,2015.
Lastfewdays,theyhavetoberelaxedaftersomuchofhardwork.Theyshouldkeep
themselvescalmandnotstressthemselvesout.IfthepreparationisasIhavesuggested,it
ispossibleforstudentstorelaxandappearfortheexaminagoodframeofmind.

Myadvicetostudentsisthattheyshouldbementallypreparedforatoughcompetition
andprepareaccordingly.Theycansucceediftheyworkforit.

ThankyouSumeetKumarSarforthevaluableinsightsgiventotheGATEaspirants.

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