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What is GATE

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of Various Undergraduate subjects in Engineering and Technology. GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and IITson behalf of the National Coordination Board GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. The GATE score of a candidate reflects the relative performance level of a candidate. The score is used for admissions to various post-graduate programmes (eg. M.E., M.Tech, direct Ph.D.) in Indian higher education institutes with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other Government agencies. The score may also be used by Public sector Units for employment Screening purposes

Objective of GATE

Identify, at the National level, meritorious and motivated candidates for admission to postgraduate programmes in Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Science.
Serve as mandatory qualification for the MHRD scholarship/assistantship.
Serve as a benchmark for normalization of the Undergraduate engineering education in the country.
Students too have realized the importance of GATE and hence there is exponential growth inno. of GATE aspirants since 2009.

GATE Paper Pattern

Each paper has MaX. Marks : 100 Duration: 3hrs. No. of Question : 65

GATE Paper Structure [as per GATE-17]

In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, Pl, 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% percentage of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

GATE Paper contains two different sections in various papers as per GATE-17:

A.(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying for 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, Out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).
(ii) Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections.
For these questions the answer is areal number, to be entered by the candidate Using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions. B.General Aptitude (GA) Questions In all papers, GA questions carry a total of 15 marks. The GA section includes 5 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 10 marks). - Examination for all the 23 papers will be conducted by an online Computer Based Test (CBT) from 2014. Marking Scheme For 1-mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-marks multiple-choice questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. There is no negative marking for numerical answer type questions.

Important Websites

List of IIT's

IISc Bangalore http://gate.iiscernet.in
IIT Bombay http://www.iitb.ac.in/gate
IIT Delhi http://www.iitd.ac.in/gate
IIT Guwahati http://www.iitg.ernet.in/gate
IIT Kanpur http://www.iitk.ac.in/gate
IIT Kharagpur http://gate.itkgp.ac.in
IIT Madras http://gate.itm.ac.in
IIT Roorkee http://www.iitr.ac.in/gate
IIT Rajasthan http://www.iitk.ac.in/iitj
IIT Punjab http://www.iitrpr.ac.in
IIT Patna http://www.iitp.ac.in
IIT Gujrat http://www.iitgn.ac.in
IT Bhubaneshwar http://www.iitbbs.ac.in
IIT Hyderabad http://www.iith.ac.in
IIT Mandi http://www.iitr.ac.in/gate

List Of NIT's

NIT Hamirpur http://www.nith.ac.in/
NIT Jalandhar http://www.nitj.ac.in/
NIT Srinagar http://www.nitsri.net/
NIT Allahabad http://www.mnnit.ac.in/
NIT Jamshedpur http://www.nitjsr.ac.in/
NIT Raipur http://www.nitrr.ac.in/
NIT Silchar http://www.nits.ac.in/
NIT Calicut http://www.nitc.ac.in/
NIT Surat http://www.svnit.ac.in/
NIT Tiruchirapalli http://www.nitt.edu/home/
NIT Warangal http://www.nitw.ac.in
NIT Jaipur http://www.mnit.ac.in/
NIT Kurukshetra http://www.nitikkr.ac.in/
NIT Agartala http://www.nitagartala.in/
NIT Durgapur http://www.nitdgp.ac.in/
NIT Patna http://www.nitp.ac.in/
NIT Rourkela http://www.nitrkl.ac.in/
NIT Bhopal http://www.manit.ac.in/
NIT Nagpur http://www.vnit.ac.in/
NIT Suratkal http://www.nitik.ac.in/
NIT Karaikal http://www.nitt.edu/home/nitp/

How many times can one appear for GATE ?

There is no bar on the number of attempts for GATE. A candidate can take GATE as many number of times and at any age one desires.

If the Exam (GATE) is given more than once which score will be considered?

If the Exam is given more than Once then the student has the liberty to present the best of the scores but it has to be a valid score.

What is the basic difference between M.Tech.& M.E. ?

In the courses of M.Tech. the emphasis is given on the practical implementation of the concepts, the lab sessions in the curriculum are more than the theory sessions. The student does get actual hands on experience and hence can Understand the concepts well in depth. M.E. is more Or less an extension of B.E.There is no significant difference in the teaching methodology between B.E. and M.E.

Is job experience required prior to M. Tech. admission?

No. It is better that the courses like M.E., M.Tech. and M.S. are undertaken when the student is in continuation with the studies.

What percentiles are required to get in the institutes like IITs and IISc.?

Normally 97 plus percentile or Rank up to 500 in GATE are required for students to get into top institutes. However, IITs are flexible and besides the scores even the technical interviews can make a difference to the selection of a candidate into the IITs or ISC.

What is the admission procedure after the results?

The institutes like IITs and IISc. do not follow a centralized procedure for admissions. A candidate has to take the application form from the individual institutes and submit them. The selected candidates will be called for an interview of the respective institutes and then the meritorious candidates will be allotted the seat.

What is the admission procedure after the results?

The institutes like IITs and IISc. do not follow a centralized procedure for admissions. A candidate has to take the application form from the individual institutes and submit them. The selected candidates will be called for an interview of the respective institutes and then the meritorious candidates will be allotted the seat.

What is the difference between the jobs offered to an M.E./M.Tech. than B.E.?

At B.E. level the job offered is of a trainee engineer but after completing the courses like M.Tech. the candidate will be appointed at a much higher position like e.g. Planning, Research or Development Socially considered to be a very high profile job giving higher economic returns.

What are the financial support Opportunities either while doing M. E. Or M.Tech.?

Having secured admission into government approved institutes the candidate is now eligible for the Teaching or Research.Assistantship which is approximately about Rs.12,400 per month respectively.

How should one study to crack GATE?

GATE needs clear Understanding of the fundamentals. So a student should study from the view of Understanding the concepts. The student should read reference books and try to study in a group. However besides Understanding the concepts, speed and accuracy is required to take GATE. As for a given question there are only about 3 minutes allotted and this can be achieved by taking many tests.

How should one study to crack GATE?

GATE needs clear Understanding of the fundamentals. So a student should study from the view of Understanding the concepts. The student should read reference books and try to study in a group. However besides Understanding the concepts, speed and accuracy is required to take GATE. As for a given question there are only about 3 minutes allotted and this can be achieved by taking many tests.

When should one start preparing for GATE?

GIt is preferred that during the final year, a candidate focuses on the Project Work either in College or Industry which helps One to develop certain other skills which are required in the Industry. By the 6"semester, approximately 85% of GATE syllabus is covered through the University syllabus. Hence One should start the preparation for GATE in Pre final year. It also benefits the "Technical Interviews" during the recruitment.

What is the key to success?

Smart sincere strategic hardwork is absolutely essential.

Why PSU's also should be considered as a Career option?

There are many benefits of working in a Public Sector Undertaking. Some of them are listed below:-

  • Better & Clear Career Path
  • Intrinsic Reward Programme
  • Job Rotation & Enrichment
  • Training & Development
  • Opportunity to make a difference to people's lives