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hypernova
hypernova • Aug 25, 2011

Best GATE Computer Science 2012 resources,esp. correspondence courses from institutes

Hi all ! 😁

I want to give GATE 2012 in Computer Science.

I have a few questions:

1. Is joining a coaching institute necessary ? All my friends have joined a coaching institute (about 4 months before). I feel much more comfortable and 'productive' studying on my own. But still its hard to decide. Also, I feel as now very little time is left, I would only be wasting my time in coaching institutes.

2. Which correspondence course/books shall I get (considering the fact that I will be studying on my own). I have heard that materials of Made-Easy and Brilliant (I read somewhere that its very big, will I be able to complete it ?) is good, but I am not able to decide between them. Also, I understand I can read the UG textbooks, but I don't think I have time left for that, as I didn't make any notes and would now have to read them cover to cover. So I want material that would cover most of the things and preferably has many questions.
Also, my friends tell me that these materials have a lot of errors (including the book by GK publication), and as I will be studying on my own, I will not have much guidance in this regard and will face much trouble if that is indeed the case.

Please suggest me some resources considering these things.

Thank you very much in advance !!😀

shitij
Reya
Reya • Aug 25, 2011
Re: Best GATE Computer Science 2012 resources,esp. correspondence courses from instit

This would help you: https://www.crazyengineers.com/forum/gate/41513-gate-study.html
hypernova
hypernova • Aug 25, 2011
Re: Best GATE Computer Science 2012 resources,esp. correspondence courses from instit

Thanks Reya ! That thread answered most of my questions.
So I am going with Brilliant material, but please tell me that do I need to buy new material only or old one (like for GATE 2011/2010) will suffice ? (how much difference will there be ?)
Has there been any changes in GATE 2012 format as well ? (other than eligibility criteria)
Also, someone was telling me that as this time IIT Delhi will be making GATE, for Computer science, it will give more questions on Data Structures and Algorithms. Is that true to any extent ?
Pensu
Pensu • Aug 25, 2011
Re: Best GATE Computer Science 2012 resources,esp. correspondence courses from instit

@hypernova: Check this, u will get answers to all your doubt:

GATE 2012 - Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
hypernova
hypernova • Aug 26, 2011
Re: Best GATE Computer Science 2012 resources,esp. correspondence courses from instit

Thanks Pensu !
I should have checked the official site first. I came to know a few more things.

But still, I must start my preparations asap, so I am asking this again:
Will Brilliant Tutorial material for GATE Computer Science 2011/2010 be ok, or I should buy new one only. The new one is pretty expensive.

Thank you in advance !!
Pensu
Pensu • Aug 26, 2011
Re: Best GATE Computer Science 2012 resources,esp. correspondence courses from instit

I studied last year from GATE FORUM material. But i used it only for revision. I concentrated more on standard text books.
But i have heard that Brilliant Tutorial material is quite good. They have explained things very well. And i dont think there is much change in syllabus, so you can go with old material also. But i will advice you to refer to text books. They have clear explanations. You still have a lot of time. Start studying and i am sure you will get a good score.
manubhat
manubhat • Sep 23, 2011
Re: Best GATE Computer Science 2012 resources,esp. correspondence courses from instit

I will start my preparation for GATE from today.I have 4 months in hand.
So got to start intense preparation from now.
Can i begin my preparation from my UG text books?Am in final year now.
Reya
Reya • Sep 23, 2011
Re: Best GATE Computer Science 2012 resources,esp. correspondence courses from instit

@Manubhat: Yes,you can! Go ahead! All the best 😀
manubhat
manubhat • Sep 24, 2011
Re: Best GATE Computer Science 2012 resources,esp. correspondence courses from instit

Thank you Reya 😀

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