GATE 2014 results declared. 16% candidates clear the examination

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GATE 2014 results declared. 16% candidates clear

The results of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2014 entrance examination has been declared.

Candidates have to visit the official website of GATE 2014 to see the results.

A total of 10,33,625 candidates had registered for GATE 2014 and 8,89,156 candidates (86.02%) had appeared for the exam. Out of the total candidates registered, 30.17 % are female candidates.

For the first time, the three hour GATE 2014 examination was conducted in the online mode for all the 22 papers.

This year, a new GATE paper, Ecology and Evolution has been introduced. The examination for all the papers was conducted in 9 sessions spread over 3 weekends, starting from 2nd February 2014 and ending on 2nd March 2014. The examination was conducted in over 660 centres spread over 26 states and union territories of the country.

Out of the registered candidates, 86% of the male and 85% of the female registrants appeared for the examination.

In terms of the number of candidates, the five largest papers are: Electronics and Communication Engineering (2,16,367), Mechanical Engineering (1,85,578), Computer Science and Information Technology (1,55,190), Electrical Engineering (1,41,799) and Civil Engineering (90,872). Examination for all these papers was conducted in multi-session mode. A suitable normalization method has been followed for these papers.

In GATE 2014, based on the qualified marks criterion, 1,49,694 (16.84%) candidates will be receiving the scorecards. In terms of the category as declared by the candidates (General, OBC (NCL), SC, ST and PwD), 85,063 General, 42,287 OBC (NCL), 17,085 SC, 4224 ST and 1035 PwD candidates will be receiving the scorecards. The number of female candidates receiving the scorecards is 31,431 (21% of the total).

The candidates need to apply separately to each of the IITs, IISc, NITs and other institutes / universities to seek admission to various post-graduate and doctoral programmes. The candidates have to visit the websites of the respective institutes/universities for details regarding the admission.

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