Soumya Goswami (AIR-117 in GATE-17)
I am Soumya Goswami, a final year student got a GATE AIR 117 in EE discipline. Here I am going to share my strategy for GATE preparation to help others.
- First you should have a proper reason to appear for GATE.
- Hardwork and studying smartly is main thing for gate, so never thing you can not do it. Never give up.
- I started my preparation from 6th semester examination. Before that I have basics of network theory, control system and mathematics. So prepare yours basics when you are in 2nd or 3rd
- Design a time frame for each subject within which u have to complete the subject and u must must complete it within that time frame.As I am a ee student so I shall discuss EE subjects only. Remember do not leave a single subject, many people will tell you leave that less weightage do not listen to it, GATE is very very dynamic exam and very good in betraying so do not leave any even microprocessors.
- The schedule I maintained is like this
Signal-10 days. Studied from Oppenheim and from this grp.learned very much from ec guys. Made notes from made easy notes which is best. Solved kanodia contains very good level of questions and prev yr of EE EC and IN
Network-10 days, solved kanodia different types and gate prev yr . I Watched GATEMATIC lecture which was awesome, and made short notes from it
Machine-25 days, studied made easy nd ace notes,made short notes and solved prev yr,kanodia,and bhimra exercise selective problems for transformers,induction machines. For doubts I used to study bhimra and chapman
Control-10 -15 days. Made short notes while studying from Manke and Norman Nise. Norman Nise is best book for studying steady state error cncpts which is very confusing. Watch GATEMATIC Lecture for understanding the concept.It was not available at my time but if it is uploaded on GATEMATIC then definately its relevent for GATE.Refer made easy notes.Solved kanodia for control,stndrd q for control nd obviously prev yr EE EC IN.
Power System-25 days. Most vast topic. Study Made easy notes.ALL this notes are available in LGF. I studied wadhwa. Solved problems from kanodia. The note of my faculty was awesome and I followed only that with some modifications.
Analog-Digital-20 days..digital 5 days and analog 15 days.same thing refer made easy notes.solve from kanodia nd prev yr of EE EC IN.
Power electronics-20 days. Best subject of ee. Follow GATEMATIC Power Electronics lectures which was not available my time. I followed bhimra and NED MOHAN for making short notes. Prepare rectifier chopper and mainly inverter very well for inv and chopper follow NED Mohan. For problems prev yr and PE question Bank in Electrical Mentor Blog.
Measurement-10 days..same procedure like analog digital
Emt-5-10 days.magnetostatics which was available free in Kapsule course so I studied from there. For electrostatics refer 10+2 books nd sadiku selectively.
Microprocessor-3 days.madeeasy booklet only
Maths-15 days.Studied matrix and probability and complex mainly as was strong in calculus. Prepare from kreyszig and grewal.make notes of formulas as large no of formulas are there. Solve prev yr papers of all streams.
Apti and English-not special , English I left as was very poor in English. Apti practiced from different sources not special and did not practice much as apti section was never my strong point.
Try to complete within diwali. Then the strategy for revision is there which I will tell later. Try to revise atleast 2 times. During revision I solved ACE bits and bytes,made easy 2016 test series questions uploaded in group,concept material from my friend and question posted in group.
Join test series. I joined ace. The question standard was awesome. But dnt get too serious about test series results jst identify your mistakes and enlist it. See your mistakes daily. There are certain types of mistakes and it varies man to man. See those mistakes daily and your marks will improve. Dnt boast about ur marks in test series and also dnt get depressed for low marks. Just revise, practice and improve.
Thanks to all my seniors especially Sohail Ansari Sir, Udayan Banerjee, Manas ghosh, Sanket Basu, Chandan Kumar,Uzair Khatri and my batch mate Prem JEET(tere help bina kya karta pata nhi) for constant support and clearance of my doubt. Thanks to Himanshu Vyas and Sanjay Sardana for clearing my doubts related to ec subjects.