Top 5 Online Resources to Prepare for GATE 2021

    Atul Yadav Atul Yadav
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    GATE 2021 will be scheduled in February 2021. Preparing for GATE often seems to be an insurmountable challenge for the aspirants in the beginning. Online tutorials and guidance have provided a strong sigh of relief for many GATE aspirants.

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    A lot of candidates join coaching institutes/centers for GATE exam. However, coaching is not always the perfect recipe for success. All the candidates are not able to afford coaching which is often costly and restricted by timings. Moreover, for working professionals and students who are already engaged somewhere, time-bound coaching is not the best option.

    Now, the main question is which online resources to refer for GATE 2021. There are plenty of online sites and tutorials that aim to provide detailed information on GATE or focus on major topics related to different GATE paper codes.

    We have put together the list of top 5 online resources that would help definitely any GATE aspirant to perform well in the exam. All these 5 resources do not necessarily provide material for GATE preparation but they do have very comprehensive information on several important topics that are to be covered for GATE 2021.

    National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)

    NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) is a joint venture of 7 IITs and IISc. NPTEL has a dedicated section for GATE aspirants where they can access GATE Previous Year Papers for all the disciplines. Apart from the preparation section for GATE, NPTEL also has a collection of GATE material on 5 engineering branches (Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics and Communication and Mechanical) and other core science programs that generally most engineering graduates are required to undergo during their graduation.

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    The main motive of NPTEL is to provide e-learning and video course materials for various academic and research disciplines from several streams. At present, NPTEL has course materials related to 22 disciplines. Lectures and videos of NPTEL are regularly updated on their official Youtube channel. Candidates can check out the official NPTEL Youtube channel from the link provided below.

    MIT Open Courseware (OCW)

    MIT Open Course Ware is an online project initiated and managed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It is a large scale free-for-access web publication of all course materials from various Graduate and Undergraduate courses offered by MIT. There is no specific section for GATE aspirants. However, the MIT OCW provides more than 2300 courses online.

    MIT Open Courseware (OCW)

    There is plenty of useful course material that includes lecture notes, videos, homework problems and exams with solutions for various engineering branches and core science topics. Candidates going to appear for GATE 2021 can access all the video and audio files from Youtube, Itunes and Internet Archive for preparation. The link for official MIT OCW Youtube channel is provided below.

    GATE Official Site

    Most GATE aspirants don’t realize but the official GATE portal is another great place to kick start your preparation. Candidates can download the GATE syllabus and last year’s question paper for all the 23 paper codes. Another addition, this year on the official portal are the GATE Mock papers for all the 23 disciplines.

    GATE previous year question papers and mock tests will help the candidates in identifying important topics and understanding the pattern of questions. The facility is not only extended to registered applicants but other aspirants as well. is relatively new in the field of GATE preparation. However, the site has come up with a new concept of providing handwritten and scanned notes. It is basically designed as online marketplace where candidates can share their study notes.


    Handwritten and scanned notes and books are very popular among aspirants preparing for GATE. However, the idea of sharing and accessing them from an online platform is simply amazing. Candidates can find notes related to various topics from different branches of engineering and core science programs.

    There are extensive reference books available in the market that GATE aspirants can utilize for their preparation. However, it is not feasible for candidates to purchase all the books and neither all the books are available at public libraries. is a great online repository of e-books that candidates can download for free. It has a collection of 2.5 million books in its database. Candidates can download the e-books in PDF and EPUB format. 


    There are plenty of other online resources that candidates can use for GATE preparation. The best thing about online preparation material is that candidates can access these resources at any point of time throughout the day and at any place. Since, most of these resources are available online for free, aspirants looking for low budget GATE preparation options can really bank upon them to score well.



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