How to make use of GATE Test Series?
Updated: Sep 25, 2020
Every GATE aspirant enrols for a test series. It is the NITRO boost to your GATE preparation. But, when and how to make full use of GATE Test Series?
Think of test series like a NITRO Boost in your GATE preparation journey. You have to make use of it at the right time in your preparation.
If you are not analysing test series, it is like NITRO wasted.
Sometimes, we hope that joining a test series will improve our scores dramatically. Tests are tools for preparation and should be used as a study method along with studying concepts and revising them.
Yes, it will help in improving your score.
If you have prepared for only 40% of the syllabus and solved PYQ, the test series will help you boost your preparation level from 40 to 45%
If you have prepared most of the syllabus, 5 to 10% improvement can make a huge difference in your score.
Before we go to on see how to make use of test series,
When to give the test series?
You can give tests when you have completed studying a subject.
Tip: Never leave it too late.
If you are waiting for the perfect time to give test series, it will be too late. Even if you have completed only 80% of the subject, attempt the test.
If you are planning to give all the tests in January and say, you find room for a lot of improvement - then you will miss out on that as there will be just a few days left for the exam.
NOW, moving on to the most important aspect...
How does a Test Series help?
It improves your overall performance if you analyse the test series.
Find out missed topics
Application of concepts
Awareness to a diverse set of Qs
Improve your accuracy
Understand which Qs to skip
Strategy for final EXAM
We prepare, we study the subjects - we revise them. But one question lingers in mind, will I be able to solve a similar question in GATE?
Why wait till GATE, find it out much before the exam with the help of test series.
We prepare well; We think we have prepared well. In the exam hall, what is the one thing that changes?