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About GATE Exam

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an All-India Examination for undergraduate Students in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture to test basic technical knowledge. GATE exam is jointly  conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee). Through GATE Exam score, you can grab Admissions to Post Graduate programs in best institutions with Scholarship and to grasp Top Jobs in India.

GATE examination is held for international candidates in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates (U.A.E).

Benefits of GATE Exam score

With valid Gate Score, Students can grab the following fruitful opportunities:-
 
1) Admissions to Post-Graduate programs (e.g., M.E./ M.Tech/ Direct Ph.D.) in centrally funded Indian Institutes of higher education (i.e., Institutes which are provided with financial assistance by MHRD [Ministry of Human Resource Development] and other Government agencies).
For a candidate to enter into post-graduate program, a minimum of 70% weightage will be given to the performance in GATE and the remaining 30% weightage will be given to the
candidate’s performance in test/ interview and/ or academic record, as per MHRD guidelines.
 
2) Employment opportunities in India - GATE score is mainly considered by some Public Sector Undertakings (i.e. IOCL, NTPC, BHEL, PGCIL, BARC etc) and Private Sector Undertakings in their recruiting drive.
Direct recruitment to Group ‘A’ level posts i.e., Senior Field Officer (SFO Tele), Senior Research Officer (SRO) (Crypto) and SRO (S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat is now being done on the basis of GATE scores.
The weightage of GATE score in these companies is around 85% and rest 15% is reserved for your performance in Group Discussion / Personal Interview. So, a good GATE score more or less guarantees your selection in these companies.

3) MS programs also consider GATE score along with  interview for direct admission.
4) Teaching Field: With good GATE score, Candidates may join as Professor, Asst. Professor at IITs, NITs, reputed educational institutes etc.
5) Junior & Senior Research Fellow: With best GATE score, Candidates may also take JRF projects at ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs etc.
6) Junior Research Associates/ Senior Project Associates jobs
7) Scientists “C” grade jobs
 

GATE Score Validity Period

GATE Score is valid for three years from the date of announcement of the results.

Eligibility Criteria for GATE Exam

The candidates who are currently in the final year or already completed the following degree are eligible to appear for GATE examination.
  • B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm.
  • B. Arch.
  • B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.
  • M. Sc./ M.A./ MCA or equivalent
  • Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.)
  • Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)
  • Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S.
  • Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Arch.)

Important Dates for GATE Exam

GATE exam will be conducted in the month of February every year and on Saturday and Sunday only.
Admit Card is available on the Online Application Interface from January month.
GATE Results are announced during the month of March.
GATE Exam is held in two sessions -
  • Forenoon session: 9.00 AM - 12.00 Noon;
  • Afternoon session: 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM.
Events on GATE Exam Official Dates
GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens for Enrollment, Application Filling, Application Submission September 01, 2017 (Friday)
Last Date for Submission of Online Application through Website October 05, 2017 (Thursday)
Last Date for Request for Change in the Choice of Examination City via GOAPS login November 17, 2017 (Friday)
Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Interface for printing January 05, 2018 (Friday)
GATE 2018 Online Examination Dates February 03, 04, 10 & 11, 2018 (Saturdays & Sundays)
Announcement of Results on the Online Application Website March 17, 2018 (Saturday)

How to Apply for GATE Exam?

You must first register for GATE exam by providing a valid email address, mobile number and a GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System) password. All communications from the GATE Offices will be sent to this email address (ONLY ONE PERSON CAN REGISTER WITH ONE e-mail ADDRESS). Upon registration, an email containing the GOAPS Enrolment ID will be sent to you. Then, you can apply for the GATE Exam through online mode only, using that GOAPS Enrolment ID and GOAPS Password. Fill all essential details in GATE Application Form and proceed to pay the fees. Fully filled GATE Application form is valid only after paying the application fees.

Application Fee Details of GATE Exam

Category of the Candidate Mode of Fee Payment Application Fee
Women candidates Online Net Banking or e-challan Rs. 750
SC/ ST/ PwD candidates Online Net Banking or e-challan Rs. 750
All other candidates Online Net Banking or e-challan Rs. 1500
GATE International candidates
(Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu)
Online net banking or credit card transaction US dollars 50
For All candidates of Dubai and Singapore Online net banking or credit card transaction US dollars 100
 

Admit Card for GATE Exam

GATE Admit card is available through the online process only. You need to download and print GATE Exam admit card from the below given link from January. You have to bring a printed copy of the admit card to the GATE Exam centre along with the original identification card whose number has been given in the application (Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, Valid College ID, Employee identification card or Driving License). For International candidates, ONLY a valid Passport/ Government issued ID/ College ID/ Employee ID shall be accepted as the recognized identification.

GATE Exam Papers

GATE Examination is conducted for 23 papers which are listed along with respective paper codes in the table given below. Candidates can apply and appear for only one of the 23 papers appropriate to the discipline of their qualifying degree.
 
S. No GATE Paper Paper Code
1 Aerospace Engineering AE
2 Agricultural Engineering AG
3 Architecture and Planning AR
4 Biotechnology BT
5 Civil Engineering CE
6 Chemical Engineering CH
7 Computer Science and
Information Technology
CS
8 Chemistry CY
9 Electronics and
Communication Engineering
EC
10 Electrical Engineering EE
11 Ecology and Evolution EY
12 Geology and Geophysics GG
13 Instrumentation
Engineering
IN
14 Mathematics MA
15 Mechanical Engineering ME
16 Mining Engineering MN
17 Metallurgical Engineering MT
18 Petroleum Engineering PE
19 Physics PH
20 Production and Industrial
Engineering
PI
21 Textile Engineering and
Fiber Science
TF
22 Engineering Sciences XE
23 Life Sciences XL
 
In the above table, Engineering Sciences (XE) and Life Sciences (XL) papers are of general nature and will comprise of Sections mentioned in the following table:
 
Engineering Sciences -
XE Paper Sections
CODE
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory) A
Fluid Mechanics B
Materials Science C
Solid Mechanics D
Thermodynamics E
Polymer Science and Engineering F
Food Technology G
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences H
 
Candidate those who appearing in the XE paper has to answer Engineering Mathematics Section (which is compulsory) and any two of remaining XE sections B to H. You can choose that two sections from B to H during your GATE Examination after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered at a time. IF you wish to change to another optional section in the midway of the examination, You must first have to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (B to H).
 
Life Sciences-
XL Paper Sections
CODE
Chemistry (Compulsory) P
Biochemistry Q
Botany R
Microbiology S
Zoology T
Food Technology U
 
Candidate those who appearing in the XL paper has to answer Chemistry Section (section P - which is compulsory) and any two of remaining XL sections Q to U. You can choose that two sections from Q to U during your GATE Examination after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered at a time. IF you wish to change to another optional section in the midway of the examination, You must first have to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (Q to U).

GATE Exam Pattern

GATE Exam Pattern is fully updated now. ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) is conducted for all 23 papers in GATE Examination. GATE examination comprises of a single paper of 65 questions carrying 100 marks in total. Total time duration for the entire GATE exam is 3 hrs (90 mins). Each Paper comprises questions from 2 main sections namely,
1) General Aptitude - 15 marks
2) Technical (along with Engineering Mathematics for certain papers which are mentioned below) - 85 marks
 
Paper Code General Aptitude Subject Marks Total Marks Total Time
AE, AR, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, EY, GG,
IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF
15 85 100 3 hours
XE (Section A +
any two sections from B to H)
15 15 + (2 x 35) 100 3 hours
XL (Section P +
any two sections from Q to U)
15 25 + (2 x 30) 100 3 hours
 
General Aptitude (GA) Test is common to all 23 papers mentioned above.
 
GATE Exam Pattern No. of questions = 65,
Total marks = 100,
Total Time = 3 hours
Section 1 --- General Aptitude 10 questions, 15 marks
Section 2 ---- Subject of the paper and/ or Engineering Maths 55 questions, 85 marks
 
In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF and XE, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
 
In the papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
 
The online examination GATE paper will contain two types of questions:-
1) Numerical Answer Type Questions:- There are some Numerical Answer type questions for which numerical answers must be keyed in by the candidate using the virtual keypad.
  • A Numeric Answer question carries 1 or 2 marks in all sections.
  • No negative marking for these questions.
2) Rest of the questions shall be of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type. For these type of questions, you have to choose the answer from the given choices.
  • A Multiple Choice question carries 1 or 2 marks in all sections.
  • There is negative marking for these questions.

Negative Marking in GATE Exam

For 1-mark Multiple-Choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. Similarly,  for 2-mark Multiple-Choice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. There is NO negative marking for numerical answer type questions.

GATE Exam SYLLABUS

GATE Syllabus for all the 23 papers with updated pattern is available now. To score well in GATE in the first attempt, you should know the GATE Syllabus clearly. Subject wise as well as Topic wise GATE Syllabus is granted clearly.

GATE Exam Results

GATE results was announced on March 27, 2017 at 17:00 hours. GATE score is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of the results. Right away Check your All India Rank in the particular paper of GATE. Know how to calculate GATE Score.
 

GATE Exam Score Card

You can download your GATE Exam Score card from March 27, 2017 to May 26, 2017. After May 26, 2017, In case You needs a soft copy of your GATE Exam Score Card, you have to pay Rs. 500 on the GOAPS portal, So that you can download your GATE Exam Score card till December 31, 2017.
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