You cannot have a better tomorrow if you are still thinking about yesterday. Most of you might not have started the preparation yet and many of them might have started the preparation a year before. But it’s not too late, don’t regret about the time that has gone. If you plan and strategize well you can not only cover the gate exam syllabus for civil engineering but you can also get fair enough time to revise as well.
Before starting the preparation first check out the syllabus for gate exam. Refer to the complete analysis of gate previous papers for civil engineering from ICE gate website.As we analyze the gate question papers for civil of past 10 years we can see that the subjects that hold the maximum weightage in gate exam are geo technical engineering, water resources, Environmental engineering, transportation and surveying. Mathematics and general aptitude has 30% weightage. So preparation of these two subjects is equally important as it will help to increase your gate score.
Start your gate civil engineering preparation with important and easy topics that will help you to gain interest in the subject. Highlight the important topics in the syllabus referring the previous year’s papers and focus more on these topics. The concepts should be thoroughly learned while preparing these topics as due to anxiety during the gate exam students forget the concept.
When you complete a subject solve the question from previous gate exam question papers which will help to boost confidence in you. Start giving mock test also, as it will help you to have a good time management during actual gate exam and also it will help you to face and solve the tricky questions that appear in exam.
ICE provides gate previous papers with solutions on its website for students. You can analyze your mistakes and revise the questions.