GATE EXAM ?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is considered to be the standard examination conducted not only for post graduation admissions in engineering at all IITs, NITs and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) but also to open the gates for lucrative opportunities in several public sector enterprises and research organizations. Candidates on qualifying GATE, get a financial aid in the form of UGC scholarship.
The following table shows the organizing institutes in various years:
Year Organizing Institute
2019 IIT Madras
2018 IIT Guwahati
2017 IIT Roorkee
2016 IISc Bangalore
2015 IIT Kanpur
2014 IIT Kharagpur
2013 IIT Bombay
2012 IIT Delhi
2011 IIT Madras
2010 IIT Guwahati
2009 IIT Roorkee
2008 IISc Bangalore
2007 IIT Kanpur
2006 IIT Kharagpur
2005 IIT Bombay
2004 IIT Delhi
2003 IIT Madras
2002 IISc Banglore
2001 IIT Kanpur
2000 IIT Kharagpur
1999 IIT Bombay
1998 IIT Delhi
1997 IIT Madras
1996 IISc Banglore
1995 IIT Kanpur
In GATE examination, candidates can apply for only one of the 24 papers listed in the table given below.However, candidates are free to choose any paper according to their admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which they wish to seek admission.
PAPER CODE
Aerospace Engineering AE
Agricultural Engineering AG
Architecture and Planning AR
Biotechnology BT
Civil Engineering CE
Chemical Engineering CH
Computer Science & Information Technology CS
Chemistry CY
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC
Electrical Engineering EE
Engineering Sciences XE
Petroleum Engineering PE
Geology and Geophysics GG
Instrumentation Engineering IN
Life Sciences XL
Mathematics MA
Mechanical Engineering ME
Mining Engineering MN
Metallurgical Engineering MT
Physics PH
Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Textile Engineering & Fibre Science TF
Ecology and Evolution EY
Statistics ST

Benefit Of GATE Exam

There is a misconception among many students, that M.Tech. is just for becoming Professor in Engineering college. However, Gate is not just an exam but is literally a gateway to an ocean of opportunities, some of which I have listed down below:

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  • MTech degree provides you specialization in a certain area, and you can go for Phd after that.You can get admission in M. Tech/MS in IISc /IITs / NITs and other Universities depending upon your score. You can get a financial aid of RS 12400/- per month in the form of MHRD scholarship which is provided to GATE qualified students, so you can do your MTech almost free of cost.

  • Many public sector undertakings such as ONGC, Indian Oil Corporation, BHEL, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (there are PSUs totalling 215 in number) are using the GATE score for selecting candidates for their organisations.

  • You can get into the fellow programme in management (FPM) which is the doctoral programme of the IIMs.

  • You can shift to management side by doing PG Diploma of 2 years in Industrial engineering in NITIE Mumbai, where admission is based on GATE score and interview.

  • You can try for MS admissions based on GATE score in some of the foreign Universities like in Singapore (NUS and NTU), Germany etc.
  • Eligibility For GATE Exam

    The following candidates are eligible to appear in GATE :

  • Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/ Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Bachelor’s degree holders in Architecture (Five years course) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Bachelor’s degree holders of Four-year program in Science (B.S.) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • 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 programs.
  • Holders of Four-year Integrated Master’s degree (Post B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology and those who are in the second or higher year of such programs.
  • Holders of Five-year Integrated Master’s degree or Dual Degree in Engineering/Technology and those who are in the fourth or higher year of such programs.
  • Holders of Five-year integrated M.Sc. or Five-year integrated B.Sc./M.Sc. degree and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE/ MHRD as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed Section A of AMIE or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.
  • GATE Exam Pattern

    Feature Description
    Duration of exam 3 hours (180 minutes)
    Mode of Exam Computer Based
    Language English
    Total Number of Questions 65
    Total Marks 100
    Type of Question

    Two types of questions asked:

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
  • Sections

    GATE 2019 question paper will consist of three sections except for AR, CY, GG, EY, XL, PH and MA :

  • General Aptitude
  • Engineering Mathematics (for XL papers it is Chemistry)
  • Subject – Specific section
  • General Aptitude Section

    The paper will consist of a mandatory General Aptitude (GA) section which will have 10 questions. 5 of the questions will be of 1 mark and the remaining 5 will be of 2 marks. Therefore, the total marks for this section will be 15 marks.

    Marking Scheme
  • 1 mark MCQs – 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • 2 mark MCQs – 2/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong response.
  • Zero marks will be awarded for unattempted questions
  • No negative marking will be done for Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions
  • Benefits of doing GATE :

    There is a misconception among many students, that M.Tech. is just for becoming Professor in Engineering college. However, Gate is not just an exam but is literally a gateway to an ocean of opportunities, some of which I have listed down below:

    • MTech degree provides you specialization in a certain area, and you can go for Phd after that.You can get admission in M. Tech/MS in IISc /IITs / NITs and other Universities depending upon your score. You can get a financial aid of RS 12400/- per month in the form of MHRD scholarship which is provided to GATE qualified students, so you can do your MTech almost free of cost.

    • Many public sector undertakings such as ONGC, Indian Oil Corporation, BHEL, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (there are PSUs totalling 215 in number) are using the GATE score for selecting candidates for their organisations.

    • You can get into the fellow programme in management (FPM) which is the doctoral programme of the IIMs.

    • You can shift to management side by doing PG Diploma of 2 years in Industrial engineering in NITIE Mumbai, where admission is based on GATE score and interview.

    • You can try for MS admissions based on GATE score in some of the foreign Universities like in Singapore (NUS and NTU), Germany etc.

    Once you make up your mind to prepare for GATE, ideally start one year in advance, study consistently and speed up you preparation in the last three months. Always remember - Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference!

    The following candidates are eligible to appear in GATE :


    • Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/ Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs.

    • Bachelor’s degree holders in Architecture (Five years course) and those who are in the final year of such programs.

    • Bachelor’s degree holders of Four-year program in Science (B.S.) and those who are in the final year of such programs.

    • 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 programs.

    • Holders of Four-year Integrated Master’s degree (Post B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology and those who are in the second or higher year of such programs.

    • Holders of Five-year Integrated Master’s degree or Dual Degree in Engineering/Technology and those who are in the fourth or higher year of such programs.

    • Holders of Five-year integrated M.Sc. or Five-year integrated B.Sc./M.Sc. degree and those who are in the final year of such programs.

    • Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE/ MHRD as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed Section A of AMIE or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.

    Feature Description
    Duration of exam 3 hours (180 minutes)
    Mode of Exam Computer Based
    Language English
    Total Number of Questions 65
    Total Marks 100
    Type of Question

    Two types of questions asked:

    • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
    • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
    Sections

    GATE 2019 question paper will consist of three sections except for AR, CY, GG, EY, XL, PH and MA :

    • General Aptitude
    • Engineering Mathematics (for XL papers it is Chemistry)
    • Subject – Specific section
    General Aptitude Section

    The paper will consist of a mandatory General Aptitude (GA) section which will have 10 questions. 5 of the questions will be of 1 mark and the remaining 5 will be of 2 marks. Therefore, the total marks for this section will be 15 marks.

    Marking Scheme
    • 1 mark MCQs – 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
    • 2 mark MCQs – 2/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong response.
    • Zero marks will be awarded for unattempted questions
    • No negative marking will be done for Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions
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    2 EE
    3 ME
    4 CE
    5 ECE