Dear Engineering Students,
I am Shankar, did my M.Tech in Power and Control from IIT Kanpur, B.Tech from JNTU Kakinada Campus and Diploma from Andhra Polytechnic Kakinada.
I worked in General Electric, Hyderabad for 6 years in the field of renewable energy sources. At present, delivering number of lectures in the field of power electronics (since 2007) and delivered lectures in Control systems as well (in the past) especially for GATE/ESE/PSUs. This blog is to explore the various opportunities for electrical engineering students especially preparing for competitive exams. I would like to utilize this blog as platform to share information as much as I can and requesting the continuous feed back for the improvement. I am maintaining this blog after my busy schedule as part of social service and giving back something to the society. If you like it, you can also be part of it

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Very important update GATE 2014

Dear All,
Based on student test experiences in the streams of IN, CE and CH on 2nd February, 2014, I
have few updates on GATE 14 paper to share with you
Please pass on this message to all GATE 14 aspirants in your friend circle

1. Questions with numerical answers accounted for 40-50 % of the paper. Hence you cannot
guess your way through the paper. General Ability section also has such questions. With the high occurrence of “numerical answer” type questions, one has to be thorough and
careful with unit conversions so as to type in the correct answer. Earlier, the four options
more or less served as guidelines
As I told number of times in the class, prepare the numerical problems with calculator. This is red flag for the students who were light on my words. As EEE students will have one more month, at least, now onwards, practice all problems with calculator. I observed most of the students were not serious about this point in my class. Be serious about this
2 There were no “Common Data” and “Linked Answer” questions in the papers we analyzed.

The consequence of this is analyzed as follows (this is my analysis):
As “Common Data” and “Linked Answer” questions together consists of 4 pairs, you will get 8 questions from 4 topics. Now, as these are not present, you will get 8 questions from 8 different topics which will increase the scope of topics and more untapped areas can cover. Paper setter will have some more freedom to touch more topics or different subjects
4. Among general ability questions, probability accounted for around 3-4 marks with one
question each from Data Interpretation, logical reasoning and critical reasoning.
5. Engineering Mathematics questions were tough compared to the previous year. There were
no direct questions.
6. There were direct questions from few of topics. And some of questions needed concept of
two topics to solve them. Such were tough to solve.
7. The sequence of questions was different for each candidate i.e. no two candidates will have
same sequence of questions.
8. In the papers of the past, there used to be some questions which could be solved by eliminating the wrong options. But with an increase in the “numerical answer” typequestions, this method of problem solving takes a backseat.
9. Some papers wrongly mentioned a penalty for a wrong answer to a “numerical type” question. This was later corrected through an announcement by the invigilators.
According to the latest info from IIT Kharagpur, the marks of candidates appearing in EC, CS, EE, ME andCE will be normalized across the multiple sessions. This means that whether the paper in a particularsession is easy or tough will not matter in the overall scheme of things. The following formula will beused for the normalization
For normalization calculation, visit IITKGP official website