Hello readers! This article will quench all your thirst and queries regarding GATE examination. Starting with the full form, Gate stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. This exam is exclusively conducted for admission in Post graduate programs relating to engineering as well as for the students who have completed their masters wanting to pursue PHD. Moreover this test aims at analysis of complete knowledge acquired in graduation by the students.
This test is a national level assessment which is organized by Indian Institute of Science as well as 7 IIT’s of Indian. Furthermore GATE examinations stands out as a prominent examination in the life of engineering students among the top engineering examinations like Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test, etc.
Also, the score in this examination known as GATE score is extremely important as it helps the students to take admissions in their desirable field of engineering. There is no ownership bar as Gate score are used for employment in government as well as government- owned companies.
ELIGIBILITY FOR GATE EXAM
- Firstly, students that are in the last year of B.tech are eligible for GATE exam. Also the students in last year of technology, architecture and other related courses are eligible.
- Students of final year of post-graduation in science, computer application, mathematic or equivalent courses are also eligible for this test.
- Students that are currently in 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of Post- B.sc master’s degree programs are also eligible for this exam.
Also, students of 4th or 5th year of integrated master’s degree program (5 year program) are eligible.
- Finally, aspirants with marks obtained by examinations conducted by professional societies like MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE are also eligible.
SELECTION OF DISCIPLINES
In order to appear for GATE exam, aspirants need to opt for one discipline among the following-
- Life science
- Computer Science & Information Technology
- Production and Industrial engineering
- Textile and Fiber
- Engineering sciences
- Geology and Geophysics
- Agriculture and planning
- Electronics and communication
- Ecology and evolution
STRUCTURE OF GATE EXAM
There will be total of 100 questions in the examination out of which candidates need to attempt 65 questions. Moreover these 65 questions are subdivided into the following-
1. 10 questions relating to general aptitude
2. 55 questions of the subject chosen by the aspirant.
Note: Don’t forget that there is negative marking for each wrong question. 2/3 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer while solving 2 Mark question. However, 1/3 mark will be deducted for wrong answer wile solving 1 mark question.
There will be no negative marking for numerical answer type (NAT) questions.
SYLLABUS FOR GATE EXAM
Syllabi of all the subjects can be found by clicking on the paper/subject below:
It is most noteworthy to secure your seats in respective institute. Afterwards, scholarships are granted to the students with a valid gate score. Around Rs 11, 800 /- are paid by MHRD to gate qualified candidates.