GATE Sample Questions
February 7th, 2013
How to best prepare your child for a GATE test
While there are many different types of tests which fall into the GATE category, IQ tests are some of the most popular. You can find GATE sample questions at http://www.wiziq.com/tests/gate.Sample questions can be very helpful in familiarizing your child with the testing format. Children can easily become intimidated when faced with a testing format they’re not familiar with. Since most GATE tests are formatted quite differently from the tests and quizzes your child is probably used to taking in school, a bit of test prep is crucial.
You can also formulate your own GATE sample questions by using books from your local library. Once you know what an upcoming exam actually assesses (IQ, cognitive function, learned skills) you can easily create some easy questions to give your child. In addition, many tests offer practice books or bundles specifically designed to help prepare a child for the test in question. These materials can be found at the test’s website, at many online book retailers and, occasionally, through special order at your library. However you decide to prepare, remember to keep things light and fun – nothing sabotages test scores like an anxious child.
If your child is taking a GATE test, but you’re not exactly sure what kind of test it is (cognitive, intelligence, etc.), speak to a teacher or administrator at your child’s school – they may be able to at least point you in the right direction. It can also be helpful to check the school district website or the site of your child’s school, as often there is information about testing there. If you are unable to find out any information, it’s a good idea to expose your child to practice questions for a number of different kinds of test, just so that you cover all your bases. If you find that your child struggles more with a certain kind of question, pivot to focus more on those questions going forward.