Last Updated: 12th February, 2017
List of Important Topics – You Can’t Miss Them During GATE Preparation
(Last Five Year GATE Detail Analysis)
I always give stress on smart work instead of hard work. Preparing for any competitive exam with very vast syllabus requires a little bit of strategy because sometimes if hard work is not done in the right direction, it may lead to an unsatisfactory result.
So today, we are going to discuss all the significant and insignificant topics one must study during GATE preparation. So to find these topics, I will analyse questions of last five years papers, distribute them according to their chapters and find out the average times questions of particular topic came.
So before starting, let’s recall one thing that 15 marks of General Ability and 15 marks of Engineering Mathematics is common for every GATE paper and guys, do not make a mistake of leaving Mathematics because it’s easy and at the same time it cover the major part of the Mark distribution.
I usually see students waste their time learning Antonym and Synonym for Gate exam. Do not make this mistake as it is not productive. For
For calculating average of 2014 and 2015 year as there was more than one paper I have taken average after adding the number of questions regarding their chapter.
Mechanical: For Mechanical, we can see that Majority of the question comes from Manufacturing Science, Thermal Science, Theory of Machines and Strength of Materials and Least number of question comes from Mechanics. So one can leave Mechanic instead of leaving other subjects.
|2||Theory of Machines & Vibrations||10||12||8||8||4||8|
|2||Strength of Materials||9||7||6||7||12||8|
|3||Design of Machine Elements||5||4||8||5||7||6|
ELECTRONICS In Electronic and Communication, we can see that Network, Signals and Systems, Analog Circuits, Communication and Electromagnetics are the top most worthy topics than Electronic Devices. Below table indicates the topics with their respective weightage.
|2||Signals and Systems||11||9||12||8||11||10|
ELECTRICAL In Electrical, Electrical Machine, Network, Power Electronics, Control Systems and Power System are most important topic among other and Least important is Field Theory
|3||Signals and Systems||8||7||6||9||8||8|
For Civil Geotechnical, Fluid Mechanics, Environmental and Transportation are important topics than Irrigation. So it will make more sense to complete topics with a higher ranking than the one with lower.
Programming and Data Structures, Database, Computer Networks and Operating System are the most important chapters whereas Compiler Design is the least significant.
During Revision pay more attention toward high-ranking topics then the lower ranking one.