GATE - Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

OBJECTIVES OF GATE

  • Identify, at the National level, meritorious and motivated candidates for admission to Postgraduate Programmes in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Science and Pharmacy.
  • Serve as a mandatory qualification for the MHRD scholarship/assistantship.
  • Serve as benchmark of normalization of the Undergraduate Engineering Education in the
    country.

Why should we take GATE:

To pursue M.Tech program in a leading institute of the country. The benefits of M.Tech are:

  1. More and better companies are coming for Campus Placement in leading Institutes
  2. Higher salaries are being offered for M.Tech as compared to B.E.
  3. M.Tech degree leads to specialization and furthering of interest in a certain area which may lead to Ph.D
  4. M.Tech degree is a must for those wishing to apply for Faculty/Research positions in educational Institutes/R&D centers.
  5. Scholarship is paid during M.Tech, so no headache to parents for financial requirements.
  6. The M.Tech program is a 3 semester (18 months) program; so get more time to work out career opportunities.
  7. MOST IMPORTANTLY to get to be a part of any Nationally reputed Educational Institute and enjoy learning and research.

Important Dates:

  1. Availability of GATE forms: October, 1st week
  2. Last Date for filling up forms: November, 1st week
  3. Exam Date: 2nd Sunday of February
  4. Results: March 31st

General Information and Results are also published on the Web.

Examination Details:

  1. The examination is a single paper of 3 hours duration and generally consists of Section A (Objective Type) which is of 75 marks and Section B (Problem Type) which is of 75 marks. Total: 150 marks.
  2. You have to opt for your subject and study as per the syllabus mentioned in the GATE brochure (available in the Library).
  3. The subjects of our interest are Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering., Electrical Engineering and Instrumentation Engineering. Other subjects are also available such as Mathematics, Physics, etc (consult the GATE brochure).
  4. Generally a large number of students appear for the Computer Science subject in order to do a M.Tech in Computer Science.
  5. Old question papers are available in the shops.
  6. Results of qualified candidates in GATE will give All India Rank and indicate percentile score. For example, a percentile score of 99 means you are in the top 1% category of the candidates who appeared for GATE.
  7. Candidates who get less than 70 percentile get no score card.
  8. GATE scores are valid for 2 years. You may reappear the GATE exam if you are not satisfied with the earlier score and the new score (if better than the old one) will be used for admission purposes.

After the Exam, what next:

  1. After publication of GATE results, students must apply to individual Institutes to get their application forms.
  2. Institutes advertise M.Tech admissions in leading newspapers from 1st April till end July. However some Institutes do not advertise and therefore students have to get the forms themselves.
  3. In the application forms, you have to mention your GATE score alongwith other details.
  4. The concerned Institute may conduct written test and/or interview for the purpose of admission.
  5. General thumb rules: If your Gate score in Computer Science is 96 percentile or more then you can try for IITs, if between 85 - 96 percentile, then apply for top RECs, JADAVPUR, SHIBPUR, ROORKEE, etc. If less than 85, you have to look for appropriate institutes.

Scholarship:

During the pursuit of M.Tech, you are paid a scholarship of Rs. 5000.00 per month by the Government of India. This amount is enough for living expenses including purchase of books, etc. The scholarship is paid for the entire 18 months M.Tech period.

SPECIAL:

I encourage 3rd year students to also appear GATE alongwith Final Year students since:

  1. GATE score is valid for 2 years.
  2. The syllabus as required by GATE is generally over by 5th semester.
  3. Anyway, it will be a good try ! If it is a bad score you can always try again.
 

Comments (35)

nikhil jain
Said this on 8-1-2006 At 05:14 pm
i want sample paper.
deepa
Said this on 10-19-2007 At 09:13 am
it is good.
praveen
Said this on 11-14-2007 At 05:56 pm
i too want one sample paper
praveen kumar
Said this on 12-29-2007 At 11:06 pm
i want a sample paper
yogeshlamba
Said this on 3-14-2008 At 11:49 pm
this is nice
deepak
Said this on 5-5-2008 At 05:26 pm
information given here is good .
i will say for free books available on the net , this will be a better try and will make your site popular
shwetha
Said this on 5-16-2008 At 02:40 pm
I want previous year papers of gate on Electronics and communication
sampurnima
Said this on 5-21-2008 At 11:11 am
jcxhss
rohit
Said this on 6-20-2008 At 07:52 pm
i want to know the rank wise filling of institutes in GATE
pavan
Said this on 6-25-2008 At 09:04 pm
it gives a basic idea.i need some sample questions on individual subjects
Muthuselvan
Said this on 6-27-2008 At 02:22 pm
I want gate question paper on 2007
ritu
Said this on 7-1-2008 At 03:18 pm
information given by u is good
i want sample paper for electronics &comm
Anubhav Sharma
Said this on 7-13-2008 At 01:26 am
I have an interview for admission in M.TECH. (Mechanical) in JAAMIA MILLIYA ISLAAMIYA on 14th July. Kindly send some tips & questions.
varsha
Said this on 7-22-2008 At 02:25 pm
pls tel me some good opportunities after mtech.
also send me gate ques.paper of 2007-08.
Dharmendra Dayal
Said this on 7-25-2008 At 09:41 am
plz tell me about the opportunities after M.Pharma through GATE. Is there any age limit. Plz send me the previous year paper or gues paper of pharma stream and computer stream.
vipin singhal
Said this on 7-31-2008 At 05:43 pm
no comment ,bt i want the last previous year question papers n some special notes which is useful to gate preparation
satya
Said this on 8-4-2008 At 01:33 pm
iwant to gate physics material
Ishita Kar
Said this on 8-20-2008 At 12:35 pm
i want CSE sample question paper
Sankar
Said this on 9-2-2008 At 12:00 am
I need the list of IIT in rankwise.
vidya
Said this on 11-11-2008 At 09:54 am
*****
its good.i want sample question papers of cse..
DIN
Said this on 2-16-2009 At 04:45 pm
I NEED SAMPLE QUESTIONS ECE
Amrita
Said this on 3-16-2009 At 11:05 am
this pg givs gd info about the test.. pls could i get sample test papers in EE
Said this on 4-16-2009 At 05:51 pm
i want previous year papers of gate on electronics and communication
SHRADHA VYAS
Said this on 5-25-2009 At 08:06 pm
THIS IS EXTREMELY GOOD
IT IS A TRUE GUIDE FOR THOSE ASPIRANTS WHO R NOT KUCKY ENOGH TO HVE SUMBDY IN PERSON 2 GUIDE THEM
SHRADHA VYAS
Said this on 5-25-2009 At 08:13 pm
THIS IS EXTREMELY GOOD
IT IS A TRUE GUIDE FOR THOSE ASPIRANTS WHO R NOT KUCKY ENOGH TO HVE SUMBDY IN PERSON 2 GUIDE THEM
Amrita
Said this on 10-10-2009 At 09:56 pm

Hi,  Could you please specify the age limit for the GATE exam.

Admin
Said this on 10-10-2009 At 10:11 pm

I don't think there is any age limit for GATE. There is nothing mentioned in GATE website regarding age limit. 

Prashant Kaushik
Said this on 11-3-2009 At 05:31 pm

Pls give recently the topic of group discussion for Gate with answer

Dhananjay kumar
Said this on 2-19-2010 At 02:19 pm

i know about specific book of biotchnology for prepration of exam.

amit kumar
Said this on 4-6-2010 At 05:27 pm

piease tell me about preparation of gate

admin
Said this on 4-7-2010 At 01:27 am

Amit I would start with GATE previous question papers

suchandra addya
Said this on 6-19-2010 At 12:21 am

guys please email me sample question papers of gate exam (architecture) at khushi.addya@gmail.com

suchandra addya
Said this on 6-22-2010 At 12:23 pm

i need the sample papers for architecture.i need 2010 architecture gate question papers

MANI
Said this on 7-17-2010 At 07:55 pm

i want know for age qualification?

sonam agarwal
Said this on 9-25-2010 At 09:28 am
send me a sample paper..
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