GATE

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

ABOUT  GATE

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an All-India examination administered jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (namely, IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee). The GATE Committee, which comprises of representatives from the administering institutes, is the sole authority for regulating the examination and for declaring the results. For administrative purposes, the examination cities in India are segregated into eight zones. The operations related to GATE, in each of the eight zones, are managed by a Zonal GATE Office at the administering institute (IIT or IISc). The GATE score/rank is used for admissions to Post Graduate Programmes (ME, M.Tech, MS, Direct Ph.D.) in institutes like IITs and IISc etc with financial assistance offered by MHRD. PSUs too use the GATE scores for recruiting candidates for various prestigious jobs with attractive remuneration.     

WHY GATE ???

Post Graduation Courses M.Tech from IITs, NITs, IIITs and various other institutions with Teaching Assistantships of Rs 12,400 per month from MHRD during the course. PGDIE (Post Graduation Diploma in Industrial Engg.) from NITIE Mumbai.

Jobs in PSUs More than 40 PSUs consider GATE exams as their selection procedure for initial screening
and directly conducts interviews, GD program on the basis of GATE Score.

Research Opportunities Scientist post in BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Center) & NPCIL (Nuclear Power Corp. of India Limited) JRF(Junior Research Fellowship) PHD  from IIT, NIT & other institutions.     

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GATE SYLLABUS

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Mechanical Engineering

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Civil Engineering

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Electrical Engineering

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Electronics & Communications

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Computer Science & Information Technology

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ELIGIBILITY

The eligibility to appear for GATE exam is as follows:

  • Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology/ Architecture (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final year of such programmes.
  • Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (Post-B.Sc./Post-Diploma) and those who are in the final year of such programmes.
  • Master’s degree holders in any branch of Science/Mathematics/ Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programmes.
  • Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master’s degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology.
  • Candidates in the fourth or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master’s degree programmes or Dual Degree programmes in Engineering/Technology

GATE Exam Pattern

 

Section

Question

No

No. of

Questions

Marks Per

Question

Total

Marks

General Aptitude

1 to 5

5

1

5

General+Engineering Mathematics

1 to 25

25

1

25

Engineering

26 to 55

30

2

60

Total Question: 65

Total Marks: 100

Total Duration: 3hrs

Technical Section:70 Marks

General Aptitude:15 Marks

Engineering Mathematics:15 Marks

25 marks to 40 marks will allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • These 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.
  • 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.

NEGATIVE MARKING

Question Type

Marks

Negative Marking

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

1 mark

0.33

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

2 marks

0.66

Numerical Answer Question

1 mark

Nil

Numerical Answer Question

2 marks

Nil