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The total weightage of this subject in GATE is 17 to 20 marks. This subject can be divided into 3 major parts.   Topic Weightage in GATE No. of hours preparation for an Average student Programming Concepts 6 to 8 marks 12 Data Structures 5 to 7 marks 10 Algorithms 6 to 8 marks 16 Approximate time to be spent for 1 mark question: 1.5 minutes Approximate time to be spent for 2 marks question: 3 minutes The preparation method in each topic is given below. PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS: Basics and programming constructs: The questions from this topics are asked to find the output of a simple code. Need to concentrate on below sub topics. C – operators and their functioning Sequential constructs and their functioning: if, if..else, else if ladder, switch Loop constructs and their functioning: while, do..while, for Functions: The questions from this topics are asked to find the…

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Perseverance and Hard Work

“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th” People often talk about talent but never about the hard work that goes behind transforming the talent into skill. As Harsha Bhogle once said “Vinod Kambli was more talented than Sachin Tendulkar but what he did of that talent made all the difference. Sachin worked hard 16 hours every day for 25 years.” Yes talent can give you a kick start but it is hard work and perseverance that paves your way to success. I have often believed we can shape our destiny to our liking, by hard work and perseverance. When success doesn’t come even after working hard and persevering to achieve the most coveted of our dreams people give up on their dreams far too easily and go wherever destiny leads them. I believe quitting is never an option because if you work hard towards your goals, sooner or…

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