What is GATE:
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of the candidate in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science.
GATE is administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB) – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
|Institute||GATE editions organized|
|Indian Institute of Science||1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, 2016.|
|Indian Institute of Technology, Madras||1985, 1991, 1997, 2003, 2011.|
|Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi||1986, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2012.|
|Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay||1987, 1993, 1999, 2005, 2013.|
|Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur||1988, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2014.|
|Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur||1989, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2015.|
|Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee||2009.|
|Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati||2010.|
- Post Graduation – M.Tech/M.S in Premier Institution.
- Research – Ph.D (Integrated Programme)
- Employment – Public Sector Undertakings, used GATE scores for screening.
- Engineering Services Examination preparation
- CSIR introduced the JRF – GATE scheme in 2002.
- Few foreign universities considering GATE score
- You can prove at national arena
Some colleges/institutes specify GATE qualification as the mandatory requirement even for admission without MHRD scholarship/assistantship.
Qualification in GATE is also a minimum requirement to apply for various fellowships awarded by many Government organizations.
Examinations for all the 23 papers will be conducted by an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT).
Msc. / M.A. / MCA Equivalent
Int. M.E. / M.Tech Or DD (After 10+2 Or Diploma)
Int. M.E/M.Tech (Post Bsc)
Professional Society Examinations (Equivalent To B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch)
|Entire September Month||Last weekend of JAN
The first weekend of FEB
|2 or 3 weeks of March|
GATE Online Application Processing System:
1. Apply for the examination online.
2. Upload photograph, signature and other documents like graduation certificate/ certificate from Principal, caste certificate (if applicable) etc.
3. Pay the application fee through net-banking or debit card or e-challan.
4. Check the Status of your application form: Received, Under Scrutiny, Accepted, Defect Status, Status after Rectification, Rejected with Valid Reasons, Admit Card Ready for Download, etc.
5. Contact the zonal GATE Office in case of any queries/problems.
6. Download Admit Card.
7. View your answers, marks and GATE score.
GATE EXAM PATTERN:
The question paper will consist of both multiple choice questions (MCQ) and numerical answer type (NAT) questions.
The examination for all the papers will be carried out in an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) mode where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen
The pattern of Question Papers:
|Q. No||No. of Que||Marks||Total
(English + Aptitude)
|1 to 5||5||5 X 1||5||1/3|
|6 to 10||5||5 X 2||10||2/3|
|Sub Total – 15|
|Core||1 to 25||25||25 X 1||25||1/3|
|26 to 55||30||30 X 2||60||2/3|
|Sub Total – 85|
|1 mark||No Negative|
Pattern of Question Papers:
|SECTION||Percentage of Total|
|General Aptitude section||15%|
|Subject of the paper||70 %|
Design of Questions:
- Analysis & Synthesis
GATE aspirants over the Years:
Calculate GATE Score:
A percentage is a number or ratio expressed as a fraction of 100.
A percentile is a measure used in statistics indicating the value below which a given percentage of observations in a group of observations fall.
N= no of candidates appeared in that paper
S = Score (normalized) of a candidate,
M = Marks obtained by a candidate (“normalized marks” in case of multiple-session subjects CE, CS, EC, EE and ME),
Mq = Qualifying marks for general category candidates in that subject (usually 25 or μ + σ, whichever is higher),
μ = Average (i.e. arithmetic mean) of marks of all candidates in that subject,
σ = Standard deviation of marks of all candidates in that subject,
Mt = Average marks of top 0.1 % candidates (for subjects with 10000 or more appeared candidates) or top 10 candidates (for subjects with less than 10000 appeared candidates),
St = 900 = Score assigned to Mt,
Sq = 350 = Score assigned to Mq.
GATE -Paper-wise cut-off Marks:
GATE exam to go international:
HRD and External Affairs Ministries decided to organize —JAM & GATE exams in 8 Countries.
Eight countries — Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Singapore and Dubai — have been zeroed in on for holding entrance tests for foreign nationals from next year onwards.
- Have clear idea of Syllabus of GATE paper/ Exam Pattern.
- Read the information Brochure for complete knowledge of exam pattern/ details.
- Practice the online virtual calculator will be available to examinees at the time of examination.
- GATE score will be valid for 3 years from date of declaration of result, So plan accordingly, No exam give this much scope for applicants…
- Attempt more online-mock tests.
- Have a good coaching for GATE exam
- Have the peers, who are passionate about the exam.