What is GATE?

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an All-India Examination administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordinating Board - GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.

It is conducted by a different institute every year among the 7 IITs & IISc, Bangalore. GATE Notification comes in the month of September and Test is conducted normally in the month of February and the Results are announced in the month of march every year.

GATE has become online now for all the 23 disciplines of Engineering. Candidates have to apply GATE through online. The application fee is Rs.1500/- for General/OBC and Rs.750/- for SC/ST/PwD* categories and female applicants of any category.

GATE SCORE is valid for 3 years and there is no restriction on number of attempts.

ELIGIBILITY for GATE:

AGE ELIGIBILITY: There is no upper age limit.

ACADEMIC ELIGIBLITY: The following categories of candidates are eligible to appear for GATE

  • B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch/B.Pharm graduates (Post-B.Sc/Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Master’s degree holders in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computers or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master’s degree program (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology or candidates in the fourth or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual degree program in Engineering/Technology.
  • Candidates with qualifications obtained through examination conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE like AMIE, AMICE as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed Section A are also eligible.

STRUCTURE & PATTERN OF THE GATE

STRUCTURE: GATE is an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) of 3hrs duration that consists of both multiple choice questions (MCQ) & Numerical answer type questions. For MCQ type questions, the candidates have to select the answer. For Numerical answer type questions, the candidates have to enter the answer using a mouse on a virtual keyboard.

PATTERN: GATE Paper is a total of 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks, out of which 30 questions carry one mark each and 35 questions carry two mark each.

Examination Paper is a combination of 35 questions from multiple choice & rest 30 questions are from Numerical answer type. For 1mark MCQs, 1/3mark is deducted for each wrong answer. Likewise, for 2mark MCQs, 2/3 mark is deducted for each wrong answer. There is NO negative marking for numerical answer type questions.

General aptitude carry 15% of the total marks which consists of (5) one mark questions and (5) two mark questions.

Engineering Mathematics carry around 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper. It is totally 85% which consists of (25) one mark questions and (30) two mark questions.

Instructions
QUESTIONS MARKS TOTAL NEGATIVE MARKS
1 – 5 1 M 5 M 0.33
6 – 10 2 M 10 M 0.66
11 – 35 1 M 25 M 0.33
36 – 65 2 M 60 M 0.66
65Q 100 M

Advantages of GATE Coaching

Students who qualify in GATE Exam are entitled to a stipend of Rs12,400/- per month during their M.E, M.TECH M.S (By Research) Program in IISc, IITs, NITs, Central universities, Government colleges, and Private colleges.

Clearing GATE is also an eligibility clause for the award of Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR Laboratories. M.Tech. degree is mandatory for those wishing to apply for research positions in R&D centers.

Many public sector undertakings (PSUs) such as HAL, BHEL, Indian Oil Corporation, NTPC, Power Grid, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (there are PSUs around 200 in number) are using the GATE score for recruiting candidates for their organizations.

The Students who qualify this test are eligible for Master’s degree at NTU &NUS, (National University of Singapore), Singapore.

A GATE Score is helpful to get Ph.D. admissions in IISc, IITs and Central Universities.

A GATE score is preferred for Technical interviews in many Private Sector companies.

A GATE score helps students to join in reputed companies as well as off-campus recruitments.

For those who couldn’t pursue their B.Tech in IIT, it provides another opportunity to study in the prestigious IITs.

GATE Difficulty Level

The rules for qualifying marks have varied from year to year. The qualifying marks (out of 100) are different for different disciplines as well as categories.

Each year, Only around 15% of all appearing students qualify. High percentiles (more than 99th percentile, in some cases) are required to get admission in M.Tech. or M.E. degree programs in Indian Institute Of Technology and Indian Institute of Science, or to get shortlisted for job interviews in Indian public sector undertakings.

GATE CUTOFF MARKS

GATE, for long, has been known to test the engineering basics in a smart way. Complaints of “lengthy” problems have been rare. But the task of mastering an entire course of engineering (around 30 undergraduate subjects) for a three-hour test, itself gives the test a certain level of toughness.

Each year, Only around 15% of all appearing students qualify. High percentiles (more than 99th percentile, in some cases) are required to get admission in M.Tech. or M.E. degree programs in Indian Institute Of Technology and Indian Institute of Science, or to get shortlisted for job interviews in Indian public sector undertakings.

Instructions
Category Qualifying mark(out of 100)
General(GN) 25 or µ+ , Whichever is higher
Other backward classes(OBC) 90% of general category’s qualifying mark
Scheduled castes (SC) and Scheduled tribes (ST) 2/3(i.e., 66.67%) of general category’s qualifying mark

Where µ is the average (i.e., arithmetic mean) of marks of all candidate in the discipline(with negative marks converted to zero) and is the standard deviation of all marks in that discipline.

GATE STATISTICS

GATE-2017
PAPER CODE NO OF STUDENTS APPEARED GEN OBC SC/ST
CE - - - 28.70 25.8 19.10
CS 96,878 25.0 22.50 16.60
EC 1,41,665 25.0 22.50 16.60
EE 1,17,443 25.20 25.20 16.70
ME 1,90,648 32.87 29.0 21.0
IN 12,858 34.60 31.10 23.0
CH 14,542 44.30 39.80 29.50
BT - - - 38.90 35.0 25.90
GATE-2016
CE 1,18,147 25.00 22.50 16.67
CS 1,08,495 25.0 22.50 16.67
EC 1,52,318 25.0 22.50 16.60
EE 1,46,293 25.10 22.50 16.70
ME 1,97,789 29.60 26.60 19.70
IN ---- 31.60 28.40 21.00
CH --- 33.10 29.70 22.00
BT --- 27.00 24.30 18.00
IES-2015
CE 1,01,429 25.45 22.90 16.96
CS 1,15,425 25.0 22.50 16.67
EC 1,72,714 25.0 22.50 16.67
EE 1,25,851 25 22.50 16.67
ME 1,85,758 32.73 29.46 21.82
IN 22,367 25 22.50 16.67
CH 15,844 27.52 24.77 18.34
BT 10,719 26.08 23.47 17.39
GATE-2014
CE 90,872 25 22.5 16.67
CS 1,55,190 25 22.5 16.67
EC 2,16,367 25 22.5 16.60
EE 1,41,799 25.10 22.5 16.70
ME 1,85,578 29.60 26.60 19.70
IN 22,367 25 22.5 16.67
CH 15,844 35.14 31.62 23.43
BT 10,719 26.84 23.26 17.23
GATE-2013
CE 67,472 27.13 24.42 18.09
CS 2,24,160 25.0 22.25 16.67
EC 1,76,944 25 22.5 16.60
EE 1,52,381 25.74 23.17 17.16
ME 1,65,814 25 22.5 16.67
IN 28,249 25 22.25 16.67
CH 14,835 32.35 29.12 21.57
BT 16,159 38.77 37.89 25.85
GATE-2012
CE 36,153 33.03 29.73/td> 22.02
CS 1,56,780 31.54 28.39 21.03
EC 1,76,944 25.00 22.50 16.67
EE 1,10,125 25.00 22.50 16.67
ME 1,12,320 27.14 24.42 18.09
IN 21,509 25.00 22.50 16.67
CH 11,407 29.38 26.44 19.59
BT --- 35.47 31.92 23.64

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List of colleges offering M.Tech Courses:

  • 1. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka.
  • 2. Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.
  • 3. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
  • 4. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal.
  • 5. Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.
  • 6. Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Mumbai.
  • 7. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.
  • 8. IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  • 9. IIT Patna, Bihar
  • 10. IIT Rajasthan
  • 11. IIT Bhubaneswar, Orissa
  • 12. Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
  • 13. Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad

List of NITs

  • 1. Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)
  • 2. Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)
  • 4. National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (West Bengal)
  • 4. National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh)
  • 5. Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
  • 6. Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar (Punjab)
  • 7. National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur (Jharkhand)
  • 8. National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra (Haryana)
  • 9. National Institute of Technology, Patna (Bihar)
  • 10. National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (Orissa)
  • 11. National Institute of Technology, Silchar (Assam)
  • 12. National Institute of Technology, Hazartbal, Srinagar (J & K)
  • 13. National Institute of Technology, Surathkal (Karnataka)
  • 14. SardarVallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat (Gujarat)