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Hello Guys,This is Jithendra Chowdary Who started my gate preparation at the start of the 5th semester.I Initially followed RBR lectures blindly.Even though i don’t say it as bad, But it alone don’t suffice and there are many mistakes in his videos in some topics.Some of the concepts are taught wrong.I didn’t even knew this until I got into Gateoverflow. Another mistake I made is buying Madeeasy testseries.It contains a vast number of Errors in questions and It can impact your concepts as well.

Trust me guys If you really want to get into top 100 ,Don’t consider coaching institutions test series seriously.

The Biggest mistake I ever made...
Jithendra319 posted in Preparation Advice Sep 1 edited Sep 1 by Jithendra319

Hi guys, I am Arathi Nair M. This is my second attempt in GATE (CSIT)- 2021. In GATE (CSIT) 2020, I got AIR 11966 with 30 marks and in GATE (CSIT) 2021, I got AIR 306 with 60.6 marks. This might not be much, but I hope it is good enough to get into a good college.

Feel free to scroll down to resources and advice if you don’t want to go through the whole journey.

If I can, anyone can!!!

A Little About Me

I am a B.Tech (Hons.) graduate in Electronics & Communication Engineering(ECE) (2016-2020) from College of Engineering Trivandrum(CET), a government college in Kerala. In my school days,...

Arathi Nair posted in Preparation Advice Mar 31 reshown Apr 1 by Arathi Nair

Hi, my self Harsh Shah. I got AIR 965 in GATE (CS) – 2021 with 53.01 marks. This was my second attempt in GATE. It is not that good rank but I am happy with this :) 

A little Bit Of My Background:- 

I was graduated in the year 2020 from Silver Oak College Of Engineering And Technology which comes under Gujarat Technological University, Gujarat. It was Tier – 4 colleges I got admission there because of my JEE performance. Yes I also gave JEE and my rank was in six-digit xD: So I left hope of a good college and pursue my B.Tech in computer science engineering. I...

Harshq posted in Preparation Advice Mar 29
by Harshq
Just a point that before starting gate preparation one must know that tough and easy topics from the syllabus.

According to me most difficult to grab is COA(Comp. Organization and Arch.) and second is CN(Comp. Networks).

Most Easy and Scoring are Programming  and Data Structures and TOC(Theory of computation).


My Personal Advise would be:- Even if you go to coaching ,  and have not studied COA in ur college or not done in depth,plz try to do COA beforehand(lots of free stuff can be found on youtube,or diff  gate websites and coaching) , so that when you are tought in coaching your main focus is on...
Sarvagya S Mamgain posted in Preparation Advice Mar 24

only difference between gate and iitjee is that iit jee may be hard but has only 3 subjects mainly, but gate has its own difficulty parameters, ie, remembering all 12 subjects till the end , which really becomes a major issue.

I had three types of notes:-

FULL – SUBJECT COPY FULL – SHORT NOTES(In around 3 to 4 A4-pages) MICRO-short notes(in only one A4 page,with only most important points and formulae which you have difficulty to remember)


Once you complete one subject with all 1)NOTES , and start with next subject,it...

Sarvagya S Mamgain posted in Preparation Advice Mar 23

Truth is one cannot start to study for 13-14 hrs on the very first day. You have to start from a small amount of time for which you are comfortable, Eg→ 5 to 6 hrs daily, day time by time increase your limit. Just remember “21 days RULE” , it always works, ie, any habit can be taken by practising it for atleast 21 days continuously .

I started with 6 hrs daily, which also felt as a burden to me in the start , but after 21 days 6 hrs was seeming too less for me , so in next 21 days i started to study around 9-10 hrs . in about next month it was also not a big issue to study 10 hrs daily . Now, actually 10 hrs is enough for gate . But, as i was in final...

Sarvagya S Mamgain posted in Preparation Advice Mar 23

Hi everyone !!

Congratulations to all, who are shortlisted for BARC CS Interview. Interviews are starting from 1st December, and book your slots for interview as soon as possible. Now, in this short period I would like to share few things which you can pick and revise for interview process. 

Read previous interview experiences.  My Interview Experience .  Revise GATE syllabus thoroughly once, you can use your GATE notes. Now focus will  be...
kumarab posted in Preparation Advice Nov 18, 2020
by kumarab

Hi, I am Ankita Dey. I did BTech in ECE from a Tier 3 college and prepared with a full-time job. I secured a rank of 312 in 2020 CS GATE. I am currently pursuing MTech in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur.

NOTE: Since it is pretty detailed, you can skip to any area without reading the others.


I had no plans of doing MTech while in BTech. After getting placed in a Service based company, I thought I would improve my coding skills, learn new technologies, and switch to a Product based company. Within a few months, I realised it is much more difficult than it sounds. Not only was I absolutely...

ankitadey posted in Preparation Advice Aug 23, 2020 edited Jan 27 by ankitadey

I got AIR 202 in GATE 2020.

I was working while preparing. Many of the GATE applicants will find themselves preparing for GATE while working. I have written a post on some points which I feel will be useful for future aspirants, may be specifically working aspirants.

post link :
spsahu posted in Preparation Advice Aug 16, 2020
by spsahu


My Gate 2019 Journey

I decided to appear for gate in my 2nd year only and actually started preparing for it January 2018. I joined a coaching which one of my seniors joined and got AIR 2 in Chandigarh. But later came to know that the faculty here changes every year and I got the new faculty which was fine. Few subjects were really amazing and cleared all my concepts but few needed self study. I referred Standard books for all subjects and prepared good notes. One thing I lacked in my preparation was problem solving. I only solved GATE previous year once till August and that too very casually. One more thing that was lacking in...

Shivangi bithel posted in Preparation Advice Aug 15, 2020 retagged Aug 15, 2020 by Shivangi bithel

I am Nitish Gupta and I secured AIR-13 with a score of 950/1000 in GATE CS 2020. I am in the final year of my Graduation at CCET, Chandigarh and therefore this was my first attempt. I’d like to share the key points related to my preparation so that it can help future aspirants.

I joined a classroom course at a GATE Coaching GATEGURUS here in Chandigarh and most of the theory was covered by the classroom coaching. But doesn’t matter if you join a well-known coaching, online coaching or study using standard books, once you collect the theory from these sources, it all comes down to...

NitishD2 posted in Preparation Advice Apr 28, 2020 edited May 20 by NitishD2

Admission forms out for IIITD:-

Check out here, this time there is coding test too.

Non gate:- written +coding+interview test

Gate:- coding+interview test

Gate Fever posted in Preparation Advice Mar 16, 2020

Those who want to prepare for coding rounds for various colleges/company interviews, please check out this link.

I find this link really helpful

Gate Fever posted in Preparation Advice Feb 29, 2020 edited Feb 29, 2020 by anonymous

I have been asked by many aspirants so many times, that how to prepare for GATE with a full-time job or how to manage the time? I hope the following short video of less than 4 minutes will answer your all the questions


Manu Thakur posted in Preparation Advice Jul 9, 2019

There are a lot of failures in GATE. 100s of people in top 1000 in GATE prepared by self and approximately 3000 CSE students are in the top 2 GATE coaching centers for CSE alone (contributing about 200-400 in top 1000) and about 4000+ in online courses (contributing about 50-100 in top 1000). If we count all those who took coaching this number will be around 15,000-20,000 and out of these more than 97% failed to get to top 1000. Why is this and who is responsible for this? The one man who is primarily responsible...

Arjun posted in Preparation Advice Jun 28, 2019 edited Jun 28, 2019 by Arjun
by Arjun

GATE 2019 Marks: 63.33 Rank -582

Selected in IIT Kanpur, see here for Interview experience:

I started GATE preparation probably around starting of 3rd  year, I read a lot of blogs on GO, (see here) and they were really helpful for me, I just wanna go in a little detail about how I did everything - You see, I made a lot(trust me, a lot) of mistakes, so the only reason I'm writing this is to make sure you know the reality of things and then decide...

Anuj Mishra posted in Preparation Advice May 19, 2019 edited May 22, 2019 by Anuj Mishra

Hello guys !

i have done my (CSE) from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University , New Delhi. and from past 2 years i have been working with an IT Company . but now i feel like going for Masters (specially in latest IT technologies i.e ML,DS,AI Thing), i can’t leave this job due to some financial issues but i can devote 4 hours a day for gate preparation ( self preparation + use of GO pdfs and GO Site), can anybody help me, guide me is it possible to crack gate with 9 to 5 job

please excuse my any typos !

Thanks in...

VIKAS PARA posted in Preparation Advice Apr 25, 2019
Hey all ,can anyone please share if they have given or known some person who has appeared for BARC interview .Yesterday result was out for written test.
I have been selected for interview through online exam.
thanks & regard.

I_am_winner posted in Preparation Advice Apr 17, 2019

Greetings y’ all!


Almost everyone may have applied to various IITs by now and as we all (i hope) know that IITs will make their admission offers to the students through the COAP. I’m of the students who have applied to various IITs and is waiting for this whole procedure to start.

Now the thing is I’m quite paranoid when it comes to such events and I like to be prepared. So I would really request seniors, who have been through this procedure before, to give us some bits of advice(s) on how to approach the offers made on the portal.

I would also request the...

Akash Mishra posted in Preparation Advice Apr 8, 2019 recategorized Apr 8, 2019 by Akash Mishra
Arjun posted in Preparation Advice Apr 6, 2019 edited Apr 6, 2019 by Arjun
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