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GATE 2023 Exam Day Instructions - Documents to Carry, Guidelines

Abhik Das
Abhik DasUpdated On: August 29, 2022 12:22 pm IST | GATE

GATE 2023 will be conducted on February 4, 5, 11 and 12. Check the exam day instructions and documents to carry on the day of the exam. Also, check the last-minute tips for GATE 2023 here. 

GATE Exam Day Instructions

With a few months to go for the GATE 2023, the biggest worry that the candidates might have is what are the exam day instructions and last-minute tips for GATE 2023. It is quite evident that the GATE 2023 candidates must be looking for important instructions as the exam is of paramount importance for the aspirants looking to get into various Postgraduate Engineering programmes offered by institutes of national importance along with IISc and IITs. The GATE 2023last-minute tips and exam day instructions provided below will surely ease the nerves of the candidates who are in the final phases of their preparation strategy for the exam.

Last-Minute Tips for GATE 2023

Here are some last-minute tips to succeed in the GATE 2023 -

  • To prepare a best exam day strategy, the candidates must thoroughly go through the GATE 2023 exam pattern which will give them a fair bit of idea regarding the type of questions that will form the backbone of the question paper

  • The candidates must acquaint themselves with the functioning of the virtual calculator so they are not lost if the need to use the same arises during the exam

  • The candidates must dedicate maximum time to practise as many as possible numbers of GATE previous year questions papers, sample test papers and GATE mock test papers as these will help the candidates identify the “Holes in the Ship” and plug them

  • It is understandable that the candidates must be already feeling anxious as a little more than a fortnight remains for the D-Day. CollegeDekho experts suggest that the candidates must not take too much stress regarding the exam as it has been noticed in the past that an anxious mind is the most vulnerable mind which stutters at the end. Listening to good music or taking refreshing breaks can work wonders, suggest the experts and previous year rank holders, to keep the stress factor at bay

  • The candidates are suggested to avoid going through new topics as it might lead to confusion with only a few days to go for the examination. The best suggestion is they should focus more on strengthening their hold over those topics of which they already have a good understanding

  • It is expected from the candidates that they must have been thorough with their syllabus during the undergrad years and thus much of their success will depend on how well they revise the same

  • The best way to revise the entire GATE 2023 syllabus at the last moment is to go through the personal notes which the candidates must have prepared during the early days of the preparatory stages

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Exam Day Instructions for GATE 2022

The following pointers deal exclusively with the GATE 2022 exam day instructions, i.e it is the list of “To-Dos” for the candidates on the exam dates:

  • The candidates will be allowed to log into the GATE 2022 exam portal at least 20 minutes prior to the start of the exam which the candidates must utilise to read all the important instructions

  • The candidates must only use the scribble pad provided to them at the exam centre for rough work and calculation. After the exam, the candidates must return the scribble pad to the invigilator. It is mandatory for the candidates to write their GATE 2023 registration number on the scribble pad before beginning to scribble on it

  • Before starting to attempt the questions, it is advised that the candidates should click on the tab - View All Questions to glance through all the questions. It will help them identify those questions or sections that can be attempted first

  • Sections like Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude are easy scoring sections which means the candidates can attempt these two sections before turning towards the subject-specific section

  • Candidates should attempt the questions that they find easier to answer in the first half

  • The candidates must not forget to click on the “Save” button to submit their response. If the candidates proceed to the next question without clicking on the “Save” button, their response will not be submitted and they have to come back later to submit their response again which can be time-consuming

  • The candidates can note down those question numbers which will include the use of scribble pads to help them get on with it easily as soon as the question pops up on the screen

  • If the candidates come across a question which seems difficult, they should move towards the next question. In the end, if time is left, they can come back and try to attempt the same

  • The candidates must remain calm and composed and precisely undertake the calculation part to ensure they arrive at the correct solution

  • Candidates need not attempt unsure questions  as it is a better alternative than to lose out on precious marks

  • The candidates must chalk out their question attempting strategy carefully that should include a “revision time” towards the near end of the session to check whether all the attempted questions carry the correct response or not

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Things to do on the Day Before GATE Exam 2023

The following things have to be taken care of on the day before the GATE 2023 exam:

  • Check out the details of the GATE examination centre where you are supposed to report

  • Collect all the mandatory things that you need to carry along to the exam centre such as GATE 2023 admit card, valid photo identity proof etc. in a single place

  • Make preparations to wake up early on the exam day and plan accordingly to reach the exam centre at least half an hour before the scheduled timing of the exam

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By following the GATE 2023 last-minute tips and exam day instructions, the candidates will breathe a lot easier on the day of the exam. CollegeDekho wishes all the aspirants of GATE 2023 all the very best.

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