Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Exam

What is GATE Exam?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India entrance examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of the candidate in various UG subjects in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and PG subjects in Science.

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT's) jointly conduct the GATE every year. It is the qualifying entrance examination, which is conducted for admission to postgraduate (PG) courses (M.E, M.Tech, PhD) in IISc and IITs.

The operations related to GATE is each of the 8 zones are managed by a zonal GATE office at the IITs or IISc.

GATE 2019:

GATE 2019 notification has released now. IIT Madras is organising institute for GATE 2019 for 24 papers (subjects) on 2, 3, 9, and 10 of February 2019 respectively.

A valid GATE score is essential for obtaining financial assistance during Master's programs and direct Doctoral programs in engineering/technology/ architecture. As per the directives of the MHRD, the following procedure is to be adopted for admission to the post-graduate programs (Master's and Doctoral) with MHRD scholarship/assistantship.

Depending upon the norms adopted by a specific institute or department of the Institute, a candidate may be admitted directly into a course based on his/her performance in GATE only or based on his/her performance in GATE and an admission test/interview conducted by the department to which he/she has applied and/or the candidate's academic record.

If the candidate is to be selected through test/interview for post-graduate programs, a minimum of 70% weight age will be given to the performance in GATE and the remaining 30% weight age will be given to the candidate's performance in test/interview and/or academic record, as per MHRD guidelines.

The admitting institutes could, however, prescribe a minimum passing percentage of marks in the test/interview. Some of the colleges/institutes specify GATE qualification as the mandatory requirement even for admission without MHRD scholarship/assistantship. Jobs: Several public sector undertaking would consider GATE scores for screening for providing jobs.

GATE 2019 Registration Process:

The candidates have to register and fill the application via online mode only at the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). The registration process has already started on September 1, 2018, and it will end on September 21, 2018. Click here to know more about the GATE 2019 registration procedure.

GATE 2019 Application Fee:

For Examination Centres in India On or Before Sept 21, 2018 During the Extended Period
Female Candidates INR 750/- INR 1250/-
SC/ST/PwD Category Candidates INR. 750/- INR 1250/-
All Other Candidates INR 1500/- INR 2000/-
For Examination Centres outside India (All Candidates)
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu US$ 50 US$ 70
Dubai and Singapore US$ 100 US$ 120

The GATE 2019 Exam is going to be conducted from February 2, 3, 9, 10, 2019 in two sessions, i.e. 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

GATE 2019 Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates graduated in qualifying subjects with not less than 50% marks in aggregate score from a recognised university or deemed university are eligible to take the test.

Candidates who are studying in the final year of bachelor's/master's degree or those who are awaiting results can also apply. But the year of qualification is not later than 2019. Click here to know more about the detailed scenario of GATE 2019 Eligibility Criteria.

Special Features Of GATE 2019 Score For Employment:

Most of the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have used GATE scores to shortlist the candidates for employment. A few of them are Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI).

Direct recruitment to Group A level posts in Central government, i.e., Senior Field Officer (Tele), Senior Research Officer (Crypto) and Senior Research Officer (S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India, is now being carried out on the basis of GATE score.

The details of the scheme of recruitment are normally published in National Newspapers/Employment News/Rozgar Samachar by the concerned authority. The qualified candidates should have to check newspapers and other reliable sources daily for any such information.

GATE 2019 Exam Pattern

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT's) jointly conduct the GATE every year. GATE 2019 exam will be held from 2, 3, 9, and 10 of February 2019.

IIT Madras is the organising institute for the exam in 2019. The examination of all the papers will be carried out in an online Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

The duration of the exam will be 3 hours and it is a single paper consist of both MCQ and Numerical type questions that contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks. Click here to know more about the GATE 2019 Exam Pattern.

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GATE Question Papers

It is pertinent to remember that GATE is a computer-based examination with 65 questions to be solved within a time-frame of 3 hours. There are two types of questions that are asked in GATE examination that is Numerical Type and Objective Type questions.

The thing to note is that virtual calculators will be offered to solve numerical type questions and the questions asked in the exam are based on topics of graduate level. GATE Exam is composed of 65 questions divided into three sections –

General Aptitude
Engineering Mathematics
From Respective Subjects

Click here to download the previous year's GATE question papers.

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