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GATE Physics (PH) 2023 Preparation Strategy (30 Days), Best Books, Important Chapters/ Topics

Diksha Sharma
Diksha SharmaUpdated On: August 22, 2022 03:50 pm IST | GATE

Check the 30-day preparation plan, best books and important chapters for GATE PH 2023 here. 

GATE Physics 2022

GATE Physics 2023: The initial step to start preparing for any entrance exam is to get well versed with the complete syllabus and learn about the most important chapters. The same strategy goes with the GATE Physics 2023 exam too. In order to score well in the GATE 2023 Physics exam, it is important for the candidates to learn about the syllabus and prepare a preparation strategy accordingly.  GATE 2023 is a national level entrance exam which is conducted once a year with the purpose of providing admission to 2 year’s M.Techprogram. The candidates who will be clearing the GATE Physics 2023 exam will be provided admission to some of the premier Engineering Institutes in India on the basis of their GATE score & cutoff.

The candidates can check the GATE Physics 2023 syllabus, preparation strategy, best books, important chapters and other details from this article.

GATE Physics Cutoff 2023

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GATE Physics Syllabus 2023

As earlier said, the first step for every effective GATE preparation is to get familiar with the complete GATE syllabus. Based on the topics & sub-topics included in the GATE Physics 2023 syllabus, the candidates can prepare the study timetable accordingly. 

Given below is the GATE Physics 2023 syllabus in the PDF format which the candidates can download by clicking on the provided links:

GATE Physics Syllabus 2023

GATE General Aptitude Syllabus 2023

GATE 2023 Physics Division of Syllabus for 30 Days Preparation

The second step in GATE Physics 2023 preparation is to start dividing the syllabus into subtopics. This will help the candidates get an overview of the topics included and allot time accordingly.

The division of syllabus of GATE 2023 Physics for 30 days preparation is mentioned in the table below:

Total Subjects Included in GATE Syllabus

Three (Physics, Mathematics and General Aptitude)

Total Topics Included in GATE Physics Syllabus

9

Total Topics Included in GATE General Aptitude Syllabus

4

Total Topics Included in GATE Mathematics Syllabus

8

Total Number of Topics

22

GATE 2023 Physics Subject Wise Sub-Topics

Along with dividing the syllabus into a number of topics, it is also important for the students to divide the sub-topics included in the GATE 2023 Physics syllabus. This will further help the candidates to prepare for each sub-topics properly.

The number of sub-topics for different subjects included in the GATE Physics 2023 exam is listed below:

Topics

Sub-Topics

Vector Calculus

8

Classical Mechanics

8

Electromagnetic Theory

15

Quantum Mechanics

12

Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

10

Atomic and Molecular Physics

8

Solid State Physics

12

Nuclear and Particle Physics

12

Electronics

6

Total Subtopics Count

91

GATE 2023 Physics 30 Days (1 Month) Study Plan

The final step for the GATE Physics 2023 exam is to prepare a study plan and stick to it. College Dekho has prepared a 30 days plan for the GATE Physics 2023 exam which is explained below. Note that the following study plan is just referential and candidates can make modifications to the plan as per their preference.

When it comes to preparing the GATE 2023 Physics exam, it is advisable for the candidates to only revise the already studied topics during this period and not study any new topics. The GATE 2023 Physics 30 days study plan is explained below:

Days Left for the Exam

30 Days (1 Month)

Hours to Use for Revision Each Day

5 Hours

Total Numbers of Chapters to Revise in a Day

1 Chapter

Days Required to Revise the Complete Syllabus

22 Days

Practising Mock Tests and Sample Papers

9 Days

Last Minute Revision

1 Day

GATE 2023 Physics Most Important Chapters

Having an idea of the important chapters for GATE 2023 Physics is important as it will help them prepare accordingly. The most important chapters for GATE Physics 2023 exam are listed below:

  • D'Alembert's principle

  • Kepler problem and Rutherford scattering

  • Lorentz transformations

  • Coulomb and Lorentz gauges

  • Solutions of electrostatic and magnetostatic problems including boundary value problems

  • Poynting vector, Poynting theorem, energy and momentum of electromagnetic waves

  • Postulates of quantum mechanics

  • Laws of thermodynamics

  • Zeeman and Stark effects

  • Elements of crystallography

  • Semiconductors in equilibrium

  • Nuclear radii and charge distributions, nuclear binding energy, electric and magnetic moments

List of Best Books for GATE 2023 Physics

Given below are some of the best books which the candidates use the prepare for the exam:

Classical Mechanics by Herbert Goldstein

Digital Logic and Computer Design by M. Morris Mano

Introduction to Atomic Spectra by Harvey Elliott White

Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications by Nouredine Zettili

Fundamentals of Molecular Spectroscopy by C. N. Banwell

Introductory Nuclear Physics by Kenneth S. Krane

Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics by Frederick Reif

Electromagnetic Waves and Radiating Systems by Edward Conrad Jordan and Keith G. Balmain

List of Popular M.Tech Colleges for Physics

The below table consists of list of some of the popular colleges for Physics in India which provide admission through GATE score:

Name of the College 

Location

Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Delhi

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee

Roorkee

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Karnataka

Mangalore

Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra

Ranchi

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Calicut

Calicut

We hope that the above preparation plan & strategy will help you crack the GATE Physics exam and score well in the exam.

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