The type of preparation for GATE depends which course you are asking for, and since when will you start preparing for the GATE.
if u start at an early stage like from the end of 2nd year you just have to keep the basics clear about your core subject.
Make a note of everything you read and revise it on regular basics.
Here are some tips which you can keep in mind while preparing for GATE 2017:-
- Go through latest syllabus of GATE.
- Make proper plan of what you have to study.
- Read articles written by previously qualified candidates.
- Try to solve as much as possible theoretical and numerical problems.
- Develop some good tricks which will save your calculation time.
- Prepare those topics first which are frequently asked in GATE exam.
- Give mock tests to evaluate yourself.
All the best!!