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How do I prepare for GATE Metallurgy?

Hello ,
Time Table:-
If you want to be the GATE Topper then you must have some time table like this.
Dos for GATE Exam
Solve at-least last last 10 years Previous Papers. It will make you get the idea about
the type of Questions being asked in the Exam.
Focus more on 2 mark questions. They boost your Score exponantially
Practice as many Mock-tests as you can (that too as per the Standard pattern of the
Gate Exam)
Keep your fundamentals and concepts clear. The Questions asked in the GATE Exam
are mostly based on the fundamental concepts.
By giving these you will actually know about question pattern and gain
experience for giving objective kind of test and also you will be able to measure your
standard as per other student so that you can change yourself better to crack the exam
Prepare easy subject first

Donts for GATE Exam

Dont waste your time studying stuff that is out of syllabus.
Dont lose your hope and confidence in preparation.
Dont discuss the doubts just before the Exam at the Exam Centre.
Dont start your preparation with hard subjects. It may waste your time.
Dont Waste on your time in reading all the books for a single topic.
I hope you understand, what I want to say you?

Before Exam
1. Understand that you cannot get 100 marks in GATE :) I think even 90 is a tough ask.
Toppers answer around 85-90 marks (of course it depends on the paper's difficulty, but
the general trend is this).
2. NEVER OMIT ANY subject. I find most students omit a subject based on the weightage.
The problem with this approach is often it happens that the subject you omit will have
some really easy questions and the subject you prepare well has much harder problems to
3. Self-study works, but I would suggest joining a coaching institute. I didn't have good
faculty for some subjects in my under-graduate program and I was amazed at how well I
can understand a concept when taught by a really competent faculty.
4. Maths will make a huge difference in your scores. Around 30 marks (including aptitude)
is really easy to score. They are usually less difficult and direct than subject questions.
5. Solve as many previous year GATE problems as you can.
6. Learn concepts only from standard books that was prescribed for your under-graduate
program. Notes, ppts may not give you complete knowledge.
7. Use standard books.
8. Solve 1015 Questions Daily.

During Exam
1. If you are not sure about an answer, LEAVE it. Negatives cost a lot.
2. Don't compare marks of previous years and answer questions. For ex., in CS 2012, for a
score of 60, AIR was around #500, but in CS 2013, for a score of 60, AIR is around #50.
You might end up scoring more negatives trying to match previous year's scores. This
requires you to judge the paper's difficulty, which is possible only if you had prepared all
3. Having a strong clear mind throughout the exam is absolutely necessary. Question
papers usually contain the most difficult questions up front to dent your confidence. Easy
questions get mixed up at the later part. So keep moving on even if you had to leave 5
questions on the trot.
4. Solve aptitude section first.
5. Solve Easy Question first then shift to hard one.
Preparation Technique
There is no ideal strategy for GATE preparation. As long as you cover all the topics, any strategy
should work. I had around 4 months full time (from October mid) for preparation.
1. I allotted a week for each subject. This includes studying all the topics, going through
standard book back questions, coaching institute material exercises. I had sorted the
subjects into a 12 week schedule (3 months).
2. I had another month to revise everything, take Test Series and go through the GATE
previous year questions. So in all it was a 4-month preparation.
3. If you are really talented and in constant touch with your subject basics, I would
suggest a month preparation. If you are an above-average/average student, it is best to
give 3-4 months preparation.
4. Too many cooks spoil the broth. Stop searching for preparation tips too much and start
5. Dont panic.
Bonus Tips :
1. Start with 4 hours per day specifically dedicated to gate on initial stage of preparation
phase & make it up to 12 hours per day at the end (December-January)
2. Make separate notes for each subject,write in your handwriting, which includes
important concepts, all formulas, one example on each concept.
3. Dont wast you time on watching NPTEL Videos.
4. Watch the NPTEL videos when your preration starts 6 or 7 months before the GATE-
5. Try to solve examples given in reference books by yourself.
6. Revision on regular basis
7. Solve at least 10 previous year's papers
8. Mock/practice test at the end
for mock test some institutions provide the metallurgy engineers but previously
questions will come in the mock test repeatedly still if you want to practice then i can
suggest some institutions of MT mock test .
1. Physical metmetallurgy by Vijendra singh, V. Raghavan, Robert E. Reed Hill :-
2. Mechanical metallurgy by Dieter
3. Materials science and engineering by Callister, V. Raghavan:-
4. Thermodynamics and rate process by A. Ghosh, Gaskell:-
5. Engineering mathematic by made easy, B. S. Grewal
6. Extractive metallurgy (Iron and steel making) by Tupkery, H.S. Ray:-NPTEL
7. Foundry technology by P. L. Jain, O. P. Khanna:A Textbook of Welding
Technology eBook By O P Khanna PDF Download & eBook | A Textbook of
Welding Technology eBook By O P Khanna from Dhanpat Rai
8. Powder metallurgy by G. S. Upadhyaya:-Untitled Document
9. Welding by S. K. Srinivasan
10. Heat and mass transfer by A. K. Mohanty, S. K. Dutta :-Rate Processes In
Metallurgy by MOHANTY, A. K. PDF Download & eBook | Rate Processes In
Metallurgy from PHI Learning
11. NDT by Suryanarayan.:-NPTEL :: Ocean