Sohail Ansari

Time Management for GATE Exam

Hi guys, i am getting lots of messages asking about how to manage the time for proper revision. Most of the aspirants are studying subject but they are forgetting the previous one which leads them in frustation. So i thought of writing a separate article for time management.
See to get success in any competitive exam u have to make a proper schedule and follow till ur exam is not done.So i am giving u proper schedule u can follow this. However the subject may vary according to ur preparation.

  1. Always take two subject at a time, one for studying concept (ex: Machine) and other for revision (ex: Network)
  2. Wake up at 5:00AM
    Start your schedule with this time in which most of the aspirants fail to wake up. Why i m telling u to wake up at 5:00AM.?? Pick up the biography of any successful person and see their wake up time, they wake up in between 4-6am morning and start preparting for the day. For preparation also u need to wake up early because at this time ur mind and environment both are fresh so when u will study then it will go directly in to your SUBCONSCIOUS MIND (subconscious mind is like a huge memory bank. Its capacity is virtually unlimited. It permanently stores everything that ever happens to you.). This will help u to MEMORIZE the concept & formula and it will be remain for long time. So revise NETWORK in between 5:00-7:AM which u have already completed.1 hour for reading the concept from short notes which u have made while studying and 1hour for solving important problem. This strategy will help those students who completed the subject but they forget in less time.`you can add exercise after 5AM if u want however it is not necessary for gate aspirants. So this strategy u should follow monday to friday.Do not give one subject more than one week for revision. After one week change ur subject in this time range. I know its hard to wake up at this time but believe me this is possible I m following this time not for gate but for my research and mtech schedule. Whatever u got doubt in this subject post in the group(Learn GATE Free) for doubt solving.
  3. 7:00-7:30 AM
    This is the time in which u will check ur brain that how much u have revised and how much in ur brain. Leave the room and walk in the park or go to roof top and revise those things which u studied in 2 hours without any book or copy opened. This will give u an idea that how much efficiency ur brain have and make a tree in ur mind that today i have studied this much and have practiced this much in which these concept are very important bcoz it has been asked in gate many this u have to revise in 30 minutes. This exercise will help to memorize for long time and u will not forget easily.This time frame will check ur brain efficiency and also u will inhale the fresh air in the morning which keeps ur body active whole day.
  4. 7:30-9:00AM
    In this u can get freshed, take a bath and listen some music for rebooting ur mind.
  5. 9:00AM-3:00PM
    This time i will divide in three categories:
    (a) For 4th year & M.Tech Guys
    As u have college in this time so go to the college and do ur college work in this time. Also if time permits you then take one subject for studying concept (i.e. MACHINE) and practice the problem in between this time.
    (b) For dropper
    As u dont have college so u can read subject atleast 3 hours in this time frame and solve atleast 50 numerical. Then u can take rest and enjoy.
    (c)Those who joined coaching they can shift this 6 hours of time with their coaching and shift the remaining time according to that.
  6. 4:00PM-6:PM
    Sleeping time or do whatever u want to do in order to get fresh. I sleep in this time frame bcoz i already get exhausted after giving 6-8 hours of time in college. So sleeping would be the best option.
  7. 6:00-9:00PM
    Study Machine in detail and practice atleast 30 numerical in between this time frame with concept. This will continue till 12-15 days depending up the level of the subject but do not give more than 15 days to any subject for study. For revision 7-10days maximum.Now whatever u got doubt in numerical post in our group(Learn GATE Free) and go for the dinner. Eat well and come again to see whether ur doubt has been resolved or not. Do not waste so much time on facebook. Utilise the time in solving the numerical only…not any other stuffs. So scroll the facebook group page per day  in order to solve the numerical from machine and network. Use FB Group for 1.5 hour and sleep at 11:00PM so that u can again wake up at 5:00AM. Now here also most of the guys donot sleep at 11pm. This will affect ur next day schedule so sleep at the right time…maximum at 12AM otherwise u will not be able to wake at 5 am and u cannot able to follow this schedule. This will give u negative thoughts in ur brain that you are not able to do this. So sleeping is necessary so that ur mind will work at 100% efficiency. Now after 10 days shift ur main subject for revision and take a new subject. (I mean take Machine for revision and take power system for study and practice). In this way u can complete all the subject in 5 months easily. Before 3 months of GATE exam, give subject test in revision time (in between 5:00am-7am) and analyze the mistake and work on it. Complete the subject test in 2 months and in last month take full length test, analyze the weak portion and work on it by studying from short notes which u have made while studying.Do not study new things in last month. Wound up those subject which u have already completed by reading from the short notes and giving full length test.
  8. Now the most important thing is that u have to maintain the consistency. What will happen if u wont able to wake up at 5AM??…u cannot able to revise the subject and u will forgot which u have already studied means u will be at same level. No increase in ur performance. This nature will separate u from ranker. So you have to wake up per day and u have to follow this schedule for ur dream. This schedule u can follow only when u have strong desire to crack GATE exam otherwise u cannot able to follow this even for one week. So those who are preparing for GATE exam make sure that u should have a very strong reason for craking GATE Exam. This schedule is possible and i am following this with little slide means i m sleeping at 1:00AM and wake up at 5:00AM. So this is possible.
    If u have still doubt how to make a proper plan then post in the comments below or u can ask in our Facebook group(Learn GATE Free). All the best guys. Hope we will see some ranker from our group.Happy Studying..

How to Prepare for GATE??..


Guys i have received many messages from the aspirant that how to prepare for gate exam. So i thought to write about this. Please read this article and plan accordingly.

Well i have divided this article in three category:
1. GATE Preparation for 2nd & 3rd year UG student.
2. GATE Preparation for 4th year UG Student.
3. GATE Preparation for Passout Student.
Jump to that section which is beneficial for you.
Before going in detail i would like to tell you that i am not biased towards any coaching institute and also i am not against it. I will suggest you according to your financial condition.

Section :1 (GATE Preparation for 2nd & 3rd year UG Student)
As you are in 2nd or 3rd year. So you have sufficient time for GATE.So don’t worry read this article and plan accordingly. You will achieve what you want.
To prepare for any competitive exam you must know the syllabus and also you must have the material. There is two way for GATE preparation: First is to join any coaching institute near your city  and follow what they are saying.You will not need anyone after joining coaching. They will guide you how to crack GATE. Second is to learn online from NPTEL sites. As you also have college routine so it would be difficult for you to manage semester as well as coaching.If you can manage the coaching with college routine and you have that much money then go for the coaching.If you don’t have money  then you can prepare from home also as you have sufficient time to prepare. First Buy Made Easy Handwritten Notes from Delhi it will cost you around 1000 Rs. After that refer NPTEL Videos first. Most of you will feel boring but i make it easier for EE student.
For EE student I am providing you the NPTEL Handwritten Notes of Machine,Power system,Power electronics, and Analog Electronics (till now). You don’t have to write anything. Everything is written in the notes. Only you have to watch the lecture. So download the notes…take a printout….watch the lecture and refer the notes. Believe me guys NPTEL is the best way to get command over the subject in depth. Your thinking ability and way of answering the question will improve after seeing the NPTEL lecture. So complete 2 lec per day and after completion of subject practice from Kanodia. Remember one thing just watching nptel lecture and not practising the question will not let you good rank. For gate practice is much much important. So practice from kanodia. Kanodia has many mistake and also you have not joined any coaching then how will you ask the problem??… for this no need to worry..we have one Facebook group (Learn GATE Free)for doubt solving. If you are getting doubt in question while solving then post it in the group u will get solution. In this way your core subject will be completed. For NPTEL Video Link of the subject Click here.
Also I have started youtube channel which includes NPTEL Lecture as well as lecture provided by me. I have given you the Network Theory Lecture which is strictly related to GATE exam. So go through this channel and subscribe to it.The vision of Learn GATE Free is to provide u full lecture which is completely focusing on the gate syllabus as exactly done by the coaching institute so that those guys who have money problem can also be able to crack GATE exam without spending any money.
For other subject refer made easy handwritten notes. It contains more no. of problem and some shortcut which will help you to solve numerical in less time. After practicing one subject from Kanodia, go through the previous year gate problem of that subject. You can buy Made Easy book which contains  last 20 yr solved GATE paper and practice from there. In this way you have to complete all the subject. I will tell you to complete machine, power system, power electronics, control, network till 6 sem with practice. After you have one year for remaining subject. You can easily do after this.

Section :2 (GATE Preparation for 4th year Student)
As you are in fourth year so you have one year(less time) to crack GATE. I would suggest you to join coaching institute first and follow what the teacher are saying. It would be best for you.You can join any coaching like made easy, ace academy ,kreatryx..all are good.But no any coaching will provide you free study. For that you have to pay. so for this you must be financially well. If you are financially not well then you have to follow the section: 1 above with some difference like you have to watch 3-4 lecture per day to complete the core subject in 2 month with practice then you have to move for other subject from made easy handwritten notes. Read Section 1 in detail and increase the study hour.

Section :3 (GATE Preparation after 4th year UG Student)
As you have given the gate exam one time and you have rank in your hand so u have three option. PSU Mtech or Job. For this i have written a separate article PSU/M.Tech/Job which one to choose?? Read this article once and plan according to your condition.

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EE Standard Books for GATE

Download the pdf file of Standard books for Electrical Engineering Course.

  1. Control System
    Control System by I.J.Nagrath

    Control system by Schaum’s Outline
    Control System by Kuo
  2. Digital Electronics
    Digital Electronics by Morris Mano
  3. Analog Circuit
    Electronic Devices by Boylestad
  4. Machine
    Machine by D.P.Kothari
    Machine by Chapman
  5. Measurement
    Measurement by A.K.Sawhney
  6. Network
    Network by Boylsted
    Network by Hayt & Kimmerly
  7. Power Electronics
    Power Electronics by M.H.Rashid
    Power Electronics by Ned Mohan
  8. Power System
    Power System by William D Stevenson

    Power System by C.L.Wadhwa
    Power System Analysis by D.P.Kothari

  9. Signal & System
    Signal & System by Schaum’s Outline
    Signal & System by Oppenheim

NPTEL Video Link for EE


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  1. Transformer
    For Video Link, Click here  For Handwritten Notes, Click here  
  2. DC Machine
    For Video Link, Click here  For Handwritten Notes, Click here  
  3. Power System Analysis
    For Video Link, Click here  For Handwritten Notes, Click here 
  4. Power Electronics
    For Video Link, Click here  For Handwritten Notes, Click here 
  5. Induction Machine 
    For Video Link, Click here  For Handwritten Notes, Click here
  6. Synchronous Machine
    For Video Link, Lec 01   Lec 02   Lec 03
  7. Signal and System
    For Video Link, Click here  
  8. Control System
    For Video Link, Click here

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