GATE is Considered as one of the toughest exam in India. Since all the IITs participate in this exam, therefore this exam requires Proper strategy, Mental peace, a well researched planning, discipline approach and motivated enough to crack this GATE exam.
The ideal timing for preparation of GATE Exam is your final year of engineering or degree. Appearing for GATE has different reasons for different students. Students from private engineering colleges try to get into M.Tech in order to have stamp of the better known institutions and for them reasonable percentile serves the purpose. On the other hand, students studying in well established institutes may aim to get into IIT or other equivalent institutions. For them very high percentile is essential.