Gate 2020, GATE 2020:   Best Platforms for  PREPARATION (FREE)

GATE 2020: Best Platforms for PREPARATION (FREE)

 Mission Gate 2020 : The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive and tough exams for engineering graduates.

GATE 2020 is scheduled for February 02, 03, 09 and 10, 2020 and conducted by IIT Delhi.

Gate 2020, GATE 2020:   Best Platforms for  PREPARATION (FREE)

GATE is conducted for admission to postgraduate courses (mainly M.Tech), including at premier institutes like IITs and NITs. GATE scores are also used for recruiting candidates for PSU (Public Sector Undertaking like HPCL, BPCL, BHEL, ONGC, SAIL etc) jobs.

A lot of candidates join coaching institutes/centers for GATE exam. However, coaching is not always the path for success. Also some 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.

Online tutorials and guidance have provided a strong sigh of relief for many GATE aspirants.

Also cracking GATE is not easy without the right preparation. As you start your preparation for GATE exam, you’ll realize that investing enough time in preparation, practice, and consistently increasing the level of knowledge is all that can help you crack it. With traditional learning taking a backseat, I inform you with the most suitable, free of cost online medium to avoid any hindrance that may occur in your preparation. These YouTube channels comprise the best material with detailed information and explanation of all related concepts.

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.

So, here are some very good YouTube Channels for GATE aspirants :

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.

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. 

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Pros : Teaching from IIT Faculty and concepts are very well explained.
Cons : Very long lectures, one may feel them boring and sleepy.

Gate Academy :

GATE ACADEMY is another good YouTube Channel that has a great collection of videos that help in GATE exam preparation of different streams. It offers concept-based videos, inspirational videos, strategies, etc.

Pros : Well-organised playlists and faculty. Also some HINDI videos are available.
Cons : A bit difficult to find the right content.

GATEMATIC Education :

GATEMATIC Education (formerly known as Learn GATE Free) is an online platform that offers free GATE coaching.
The channel is run by Mr.Sohail Ansari, a qualified professional. The lectures provided consist of tips for a number of GATE branches & theory previous year GATE along with IES numerical.

Pros : Excellent teaching.
Cons : Limited content.

Techtud :

  Techtud is a free socio-technical initiative by experts from IITs and IISc to promote online technical education for everyone. The main idea behind this channel is to create an all the way different educational culture based on the principle of active indulgence.

Pros : Concepts are very nicely explained, well-versed and skilled Faculty.

Cons : Limited content.

Unacademy :

Unacademy is one of the most popular online platforms to prepare for competitive exams, including GATE. Apart from Unacademy YouTube Channel, it offers a separate channel –Unacademy – GATE Preparation– for aspirants.
Also ‌Unacademy app can be used for GATE preparation.

Pros: Concepts are very well explained.

Cons: Finding right TUTORS.

Made Easy :

Popular coaching institute chain Made Easy also has a YouTube Channel. It offers several useful videos, including preparation strategies, tips and tricks, paper analysis, etc.

Pros : Excellent Faculty. Cons : Limited content.


MyAcademy enables you to prepare for GATE, IES, and PSU examination. The channel also covers many subjects like Reasoning, Aptitude, and other non-tech subjects. The concepts are taught from the roots imparting a clear understanding of the concepts.

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Pros : Rich and varied content, Excellent Faculty.
Cons : Content is not well organised.

Gradeup :

Leading online learning platform Gradeup’s YouTube Channel is another popular one aspirants can follow. Gradeup also has another channel dedicated to GATE exam preparation that offers video lectures, tips and strategies, and other useful videos.

Pros : Excellent Faculty.
Cons : Limited content.

Neso Academy :

Neso Academy delivers free lectures to the students from around the world. You may find all the relevant lectures for preparing GATE with a deep and clear understanding of the concepts.

Pros : Excellent Faculty.
Cons : Very difficult to find right content.

Ekeeda :

Ekeeda provides Engineering video lectures, courses, tutorials & study material for diploma and degree scholars. The channel delivers detailed knowledge of Engineering Diploma and degree subjects by sequentially organising the lectures ranging from easy to difficult level.

Pros : Videos are very interesting and concepts are well explained.
Cons : It doesn’t have dedicated well organised GATE videos.

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.

Pros : One of the world’s best faculty, Concepts are very well explained.

Cons : Long videos, Very difficult to find the right video (for required topic).

Last but not the least
GATE 2020 Official Site :

Most GATE aspirants don’t realise but the official GATE portal of GATE 2020 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.

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FAQs :

For how many GATE papers can I apply?

A candidate can apply for only ONE of the 25 papers listed in the GATE INFORMATION
BROCHURE or GATE website.

How is the GATE exam conducted ?

Examination for all the 25 subjects (papers) will be conducted as ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT).

I am pursuing B.Sc. Am I eligible to appear in GATE 2020?

If it is a 4-year degree and research course, then you are eligible. If it is a three-year degree course then you are not eligible.

Please tell me how many times can I appear for GATE? Is there any age limit?

You can appear for GATE as many times as you want and yes, there is no age limit too.

Will there be any provision to keep my bag or other accessories like the mobile phone at the exam centre?

No, the authorities of GATE will not be making any such arrangements. You can carry things at your own risk.

Conclusion :
For preparation of GATE 2020, I personally prefer Gate Academy and NPTEL over others as Gate Academy has videos of optimum time duration with effective tutors and it also consists dedicated playlists. NPTEL has one of the tutors and videos effectively clear all the doubts and concepts can be understood easily though videos can be lengthy.

For more details and information regarding application for GATE 2020 check out.

Do check out our other blog which has dedicated information about YouTube channels for different branches of GATE :

GATE 2020 : Platforms for CS/IT PREPARATION (FREE)

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