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GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is an all India examination which examines your expertise in Engineering and Technology Subjects. GATE is the stepping stone for Master’s Degree among leading institutions and various government jobs in India.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is conducted by the joint venture of Indian Institute of Science and seven IITs (IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), and Government of India.

The performance of each candidate is reflected through the achieved GATE SCORE, which in turn opens up a gateway for admissions to various post-graduate programs (eg. M.E., M.Tech, direct Ph.D.) in Higher Educational Institutes in India. Also the GATE SCORE will help to eliminate the basic level for certain Public Sector jobs in India.

importants of gate score

  • Once passed, GATE SCORE is valid for three years.
  • All over in India, around 500 institutes included with IITs,NITs,IISc requires GATE score card for applying to Masters Programs, Ph.D, M.E, M.Tech.
  • GATE registration for 2018 will be starting from first week of September 2017 and ends on first week of October 2017.
  • GATE scorers are availed with a monthly stipend of Rs: 12400/-
  • Indian and International candidates are eligible to apply for GATE EXAM.
Check out the Entire Gate Exam Details in GATE OFFICIAL WEBSITE Click here to go

gate eligibility

Find out Your eligibility with qualification
Qualification Required Details of Qualifying Degree Status of Degree Year of Passing
B-Tech/BE/ B.Pharm 4-years B.Tech (after 10+2) in any stream or 3-years B.Tech lateral entry (after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology). Final year candidates may also apply. Pursuing final year examination or completed 2018
B. Arch. 5-years bachelor’s degree in Architecture Pursuing final year examination or completed 2018
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S. 4-years Bachelor’s degree in Science (post-diploma or after 10+2) Pursuing final year examination or completed 2018
M. Sc./ M.A./MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in final year or completed 2018
Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.) 4-years Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology Presently in 2nd/3rd/4th year or completed 2010
Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) 5-years Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology Currently in 4th/5th year or completed 2019
Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B. S./M. S. program Pursuing final year examination or completed 2018
Professional Society Examination equivalent to B.Tech/B.E./B.Arch B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers India) Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA
Candidate possessing higher qualification then mentioned above can choose the minimum required qualifying degree when applying for the exam.
*Internet downloaded mark sheet shall not be accepted.

how to apply for gate

All candidates have to apply only ONLINE by GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS website)-www.appsgate.iitr.ac.in

You must remember the things:-
A candidate must first register by providing a valid emailaddress, mobile number and a GOAPS password.
All communicationsfrom the GATE Offices will be sent to this email address (ONLY ONEPERSON CAN REGISTER WITH ONE e-mail ADDRESS).
Give yourpersonal mobile number or mobile number of a close relation or friend who is in regular touch with you, because most of the communicationsmay also be sent via SMS.
The international candidates shall becontacted only through email address. However, mobile numberinformation shall be used only when the GATE 2017 OrganizingInstitute tries to pass some important information through mobilephone.
Data requirement for filling application:-
  • Personal information (name, date of birth, your personal mobile number, parent’s name, parent’s mobile number, etc.).
  • Address for Communication (including PIN code)
  • Eligibility degree details
  • College address, PIN code of college,
  • GATE paper, choice of GATE examination cities,
  • High quality image of your photograph conforming to therequirements specified.
  • Good quality image of your signature conforming to the requirements specified.
  • High quality image of your thumb impression confirming to therequirements specified.
  • Scanned copy of Degree Certificate or mark sheet of previoussemester/year (for final year candidates) in pdf format.
  • Scanned copy of Category/PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdfformat.
  • Details of the valid ID Proof that you will carry to the examinationhall.
  • Your net-banking details.

gate question paper

Question Paper Structure:-

GATE questions are objective in nature, and each question will have choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer. Each question carries 1 or 2 marks questions in all the sections.

Engineering Mathematics Engineering Mathematics will have 13% of total marks weigh
General Aptitude General Aptitude will have 15% of total marks weigh
Subject questions Subject questions will have rest 72% of total marks weigh
Numerical Answer Question

There will be no choices available for these types of questions. A Numeric Answer question carries 1 or 2 marks questions in all sections. The answer for these questions is a real number, to be entered by using mouse and virtual keypad displayed on the monitor. NO negative marking for these questions.

Gate Negative Marking

Question Type Marks Negative Marking
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) 1 mark 0.33
2 marks 0.66
Numerical Answer Question 1 mark Nil
2 marks Nil

benefits of gate score

Recruitment in PSU’s

Many Public Sector Undertaking like NTPC/ ONGC/NHPC/IOCL/GAIL/PGCIL/CONCOR /BHEL/BEL /MECON/DDA/BPCL/HPCL/HECL etc. have indicated their interest in GATE qualified candidates. All above mentioned companies have recruited Management Trainee/ Executive Trainee through GATE-2017 exam only. From coming years it is expecting that all state level companies will considered GATE exam for their hiring process.

Research Institutes

GATE qualified candidates in the Engineering discipline are also eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowship(JRF) & Senior Research Fellowship(SRF) in CSIR Laboratories. JRF & SRF are stipend bases fellowships. The stipend amount generally lies between Rs 15000/- to Rs 20000/- for CSIR laboratories.

Stipend in BARC

Reputed Institutes like BARC also considering or Specify GATE SCORE CARD mandatory for their various courses offered by institute. It is also stipend based course with average stipend of Rs 15000/- to Rs 20000/- for GATE qualified students. Some courses named as self supporting courses also asked for valid GATE Score Card in BARC.

Scholarships in ME/M.Tech

To enhance/promote the master education in India the Scholarship/ Assistance ship is likely to be Rs 11,800/- per month is paid from MHRD to GATE qualified student. It is financial assistance for candidates so that they can easily afford their needs during their course and thesis work.

Library Funds

The candidates who get admission in various universities (approved by UGC or AICET) will be eligible for library funds to accommodate their needs of Books/Notes/CDs during their masters in technology/engineering. The allowances of Rs 5000/- per year will be paid to every eligible candidate.

Master in Technology/Engineering

It is an opportunity for students to earn Masters in Technology degree in their area of interest subjects, for those students who they have missed their train of IIT’s , IIIT’s and NIT’s in their JEE Advance or JEE or AIEE exam.

gate scoring tips

The following tips would certainly help you in scoring well in the exam:

  • Go through previous years’ question papers along with solutions, and analyse the subject pattern and focus on those subjects which have maximum weightage.
  • Books can further be divided into two categories: Books that deal with the fundamentals and focus on conceptual clarity. Here textbooks by reputed publishers are a must. Books that provide a great deal of difficult and time-consuming questions and are used essentially as practice material.
  • Do not rely on just one book for a topic; instead consult a couple of books for the same topic. Prepare notes after completing each chapter.
  • Practise the maximum number of questions possible on a given topic. This certainly strengthens your preparation.
  • Keep in mind that those topics which are not in GATE syllabus could be certainly left out.
  • Make a list of topics in which you think you are ‘weak’ and focus on them. Have all essential formulae on your fingertips. Try to see if there are shortcut methods for a particular problem.
  • Joining a coaching institute is beneficial as you would be exposed to a regular systematic study. Also, joining a peer group would make one more competitive. Online coaching classes/test series are beneficial too.
  • Theory preparation should be completed one month before the exam and then practise many number of times.
  • Keep oneself updated about any changes or developments in the GATE examination for the coming year.

How to tackle the paper

  • Start the paper with one-mark question (25 in number). Since these are easy to attempt, they will help in building confidence. Proceed then to two-marks questions from Common Data and Linked Answer Questions.
  • Attempt this part with caution. These add up to eight more questions in addition to the 25 attempted above. Then go to General Aptitude section of 10 questions. All these will add upto 43 questions attempted. All these should be done in a timeframe of 100-110 minutes.
  • Now we are left with 22 questions in the technical portion and we can allot 50 minutes to this comfortably. At the end, you must have 15-20 minutes for a quick revision of the answer sheet to ensure all is in order.
  • While attempting the paper, leave questions which you are not sure of. The most deciding factor is negative marking. Avoid making any guesses and try to eliminate choices by analysis and calculations.

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