Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board - GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
It primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering and Technology. Management institutes like NITIE, Mumbai offer admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering on the basis of GATE score.
The following table shows the organizing institutes in various years:
Admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD and some other government scholarship/assistantship at engineering colleges/institutes in the country are open to those who qualify through GATE. GATE qualified candidates with Bachelor"s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy or Master"s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications are eligible for Master/Doctoral programmes in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Pharmacy as well as for Doctoral programmes in relevant branches of Science.
With a successful attempt in GATE an aspirant can choose the most suitable option from wide range of roads to travel to his final career destination :
The following categories of candidates ONLY are eligible to appear for GATE:
a) Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology/ Architecture (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final year of such programmes.
b) Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (Post-B.Sc./Post-Diploma) and those who are in the final year of such programmes.
c) 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 programmes.
d) Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master’s degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology.
e) Candidates in the fourth or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master’s degree programme or Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology.
f) Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institute of Engineers (India); AMICE by Institute of Civil Engineers (India)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.
|Qualifying Degree||Qualifying Degree / Examination (Descriptive)||Description of Eligible candidates|
|B.E./B.Tech/ B.Arch/ B.Pharm.||Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy (Post-Diploma/ Post B.Sc./4 years after 10+2)||Currently in the 4th year or already completed|
|B.S. / B.Sc. (Research)||Bachelor's degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)||Currently in the 4th year or already completed|
|M.Sc./M.A./ MCA or equivalent||Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent||Currently in the final year or already completed|
|Int. M.E/ M.Tech|
|(Post BSc)||Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (Four year programme)||Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed|
|Int. M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)||Integrated Master’s degree programs or Dual Degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (Five year programme)||Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed|
|Int. M. Sc / Int. B.S.-M.S.||Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.-M.S. program||Currently in the final year or already completed|
|Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch)||B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch. equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil||Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses|
|Paper Pattern||Marking Scheme|
|MCQ||1 Mark(0.33 negative marking ) & 2 Marks (0.66 negative marking)|
|Numerical||1 & 2 Mark (No Negative marking)|
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The duration of this course is approximately 11 months.
The classes are conducted 10 hrs per week on weekends and public holidays.
Since the total teaching hours required for completion of a course (350 hrs for GATE ) is not available on weekends (Saturday & Sunday) and public holidays hence efforts are made to complete GATE syllabus on weekends and public holidays whereas, for Tutorials of GATE, students will be required to attend the classes on weekdays.
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Q.1. How many times can one appear for GATE ?
A. 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.
Q.2. If the Exam (GATE) is given more than once which score will be considered?
A. 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.
Q.3. What is the basic difference between M.Tech.& M.E. ?
A. 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.
Q.4. Is job experience required prior to M. Tech. admission?
A. 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.
Q.5. What percentiles are required to get in the institutes like IITs and IISc?
A. 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.
Q.6. What is the admission procedure after the results?
A. 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.
Q.7. What is the difference between the jobs offered to an M.E./M.Tech. than B.E.?
A. 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.
Q.8. What are the financial support Opportunities either while doing M. E. Or M.Tech.?
A. 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.
Q.9. How should one study to crack GATE?
A.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.
Q.10. When should one start preparing for GATE?
A.It 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.
Q.11. What is the key to success?
A.Smart sincere strategic hardwork is absolutely essential.
Q.12. Why PSU’s also should be considered as a Career option?
A.There are many benefits of working in a Public Sector Undertaking. Some of them are listed below:-