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About GATE


Dear Students,
GATE is a gateway to prestigious careers for graduate engineers.

1. GATE is mandatory for pursuing M.Tech, MS in prestigious institutes viz. IISc, Bangalore, IITs, NITs and other universities.

2. A good GATE – Rank assures a good job. If you have a good rank in GATE, you can join IISc, IITs etc., where very good campus placements are available with attractive salary packages. The salary packages range from Rs. 6.0 lakh to Rs. 30 lakh per annum for M.Techs depending upon the specialization and performance.

3. GATE provides another opportunity for those who failed earlier to crack IIT - JEE and still have a cherished dream of studying in IITs. By securing a good rank in GATE, you can join IITs for M.Tech/MS

4. Some of the prestigious organizations like BARC, Mumbai call for interviews for scientist jobs, based on GATE score/percentiles. Those who get good GATE scores, are generally selected.

5. As per AICTE norms, a B.Tech graduate is eligible for the Asst. professor post in an engineering college, if the candidate is qualified in GATE with a minimum 75 percentile.

6. You will get an UGC scholarship of Rs.5000/- per month (being revised to Rs. 8000/-) if you are qualified in GATE and studying M Tech in any college, based on GATE score.

7. If you have good rank in GATE, you can try for admission in P.G Diploma in industrial. Eng. in NITIE, Mumbai, one of the best institutes for management courses after IIMs. Here, the campus placements are excellent and very attractive salary packages are available.

8. If you don't have first class in engineering, it will be a hurdle to apply for some of the jobs where minimum 1st class is required. You can overcome this obstacle by doing M.Tech in a premier institute by securing a good GATE rank.

9. In some of the universities in abroad (Singapore etc.), financial aid is offered for pursuing MS if a student possess a good GATE rank.

10. If you desire to excel in research and development, it is advisable to join M.Tech/MS in IISc Bangalore or IITs and continue for Ph.D.

About GATE

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination administered and conducted Jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordination Board - GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), and Government of India. GATE entrance is compulsory for applying at various jobs in public sector units like IOCL,ISRO,BARC etc. It is expected to follow same by several Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna CPSEs. GATE is conducted through the constitution of eight zones. The zones and the corresponding administrative institutes are: Zone-1: Indian Institute of Science Bangalore Zone-2: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Zone-3: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Zone-4: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Zone-5: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Zone-6: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Zone-7: Indian Institute of Technology Madras Zone-8: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Admission to postgraduate programs with MHRD and some other Government scholarships/assistantships in engineering colleges/institutes is open to those who qualify in GATE examination. GATE qualified candidates with Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology or Master's degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Computer Applications are eligible for admission to Master's degree programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture as well as for Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science with MHRD or other government scholarships/assistantships. To avail the scholarship, the candidate must secure admission to such a postgraduate program, as per the prevailing procedure of the admitting institution. However, candidates with Master's degree in Engineering/Technology may seek admission to relevant Doctoral programs with scholarship/assistantship without appearing in the GATE examination

What is GATE?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination administered and conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE Committee comprising faculty from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordinating Board - GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.


To identify meritorious and motivated candidates for admission to Post Graduate Programs in Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Pharmacy at the National level. To serve as benchmark for normalization of the Undergraduate Engineering Education in the country.

GATE Eligibility

The following categories of candidates are eligible to appear in GATE:

1. Bachelor degree holders in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programs.

2. Master degree holders in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programs.

3. Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master degree program (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/ Technology or in the third or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master degree program and Dual Degree program in Engineering/ Technology.

4. Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by IE(I), AMICE(I) by the Institute of Civil Engineers (India)-ICE(I)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.

GATE Examination Pattern:

The GATE examination consists of a single paper of 3 hours duration, which contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The question paper will consist of only multiple choice objective questions. Each question will have four choices for the answer. From the year 2010, the pattern of GATE question paper has been changed from the previous pattern where 55 Technical questions and 10 questions of General Aptitude will be included that will carry 100 marks. These questions should be attempted in 3 hours. The Question paper pattern of GATE. 1)

From Q.1 to Q.25: It will carry one mark each where subtotal will be 25 marks (Each question will carry one mark for each correct answer). 1/3 mark will be deducted for each WRONG answer. 2) From Q.26 to Q.55: It will carry two marks each where subtotal will be 60 marks. For every wrong answer, 2/3 marks will be deducted. 3) From Q.48 to Q.51: These questions will be common data questions. Each question will be two marks and for each wrong answer, 2/3 marks will be deducted. 4)

The Question pairs Q.52, Q.53 and Q.54, Q.55 will be linked answer questions where answer to the second question of the last two pairs may depend on the answer to the first question of the pair. If you provide wrong answer of the first question in the linked pair or not attempt the question, the second question will not be evaluated. It will carry two marks each. 5)

For Q.52 and Q.54, 2/3 marks will be deducted for wrong answer and there is no negative marking for Q.53 and Q.55. 6)

From Q.56 to Q.60: General aptitude questions will carry one mark each. So there will be sub-total of 5 marks and for each wrong answer, 1/3 marks will be deducted. 7)

From Q.61 to Q.65: It will carry two marks each where the sub-total will be 10 marks. For every wrong answer, there will be deduction of 2/3 marks. All the papers with AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI and TF will contain few questions on Engineering Mathematics that carry 15 marks.

Candidate is however, free to choose any paper according to his/her admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which he/she wishes to seek admission.

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