Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering - GATE

8/12/2013 Exams info

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering acronym as GATE is conducted on all India
basis jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IIS) and seven Indian
Institutes of Technology (IITs) on behalf of the National Coordination Board -
GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development
(MHRD), Government of India (GOI).

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering GATE is considered to be one of the most
sort after Entrance Exam in India.
The GATE committee comprises of representatives from the administering above
mentioned seven institutes is the sole authority for regulating the examination
and declaring the results.

What are the advantages of taking GATE Exam?

There are a lot of
advantages of taking Graduate Aptitude in
Engineering Test

  1. Admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD and some other government
    scholarships/ assistantships in engineering colleges/institutes is open to
    those who qualify through GATE.

  2. GATE qualified candidates with
    Bachelor degree in Engineering/
    or Masters degree in any branch of
    Computer Applications
    are eligible for admission to Master/
    programmes in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture as well as for Ph.D.
    programmes in relevant branches of Science with Ministry of Human Recourse
    Development or other government scholarships/ assistantships. To avail the
    scholarship, the candidate must secure admission to such a postgraduate
    programme, as per the prevailing procedure of the admitting institution.
    However, candidates with Masters degree in
    Engineering/ Technology/
    seek admission to relevant Ph.D. programmes with scholarship/ assistantship
    without appearing in the GATE examination.

  3. Some institutions specify GATE qualification as mandatory even for admission
    of self-financing students to postgraduate programmes.

    GATE qualified candidates are also eligible for the award of Junior Research
    Fellowship in CSIR Laboratories and CSIR sponsored projects.

  4. Top rank holders in
    some GATE papers are entitled to apply for Shyama Prasad Mukherjee
    Fellowship awarded by CSIR.

  5. Some government organizations prescribe GATE qualification as a requirement
    for applying to the post of a Scientist/ Engineer.

GATE 2013


Bachelor degree holders
in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture (4 years after 10+2) and those who are
in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.

Master degree holders in
any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or
equivalent and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.

Candidates in the second
or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master degree programme (Post-B.Sc.)
in Engineering/ Technology or in the third or higher year of Five-year
Integrated Master degree programme and Dual Degree programme in Engineering/

Candidates with
qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies
recognised by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by IE(I), AMICE(I) by the Institute of Civil
Engineers (India)-ICE(I)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed
section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.

Age Limit

Applicant should fulfill the minimum age requirements as prescribed.

Important: If an applicant is found ineligible for whatever
reason after admission into the program, his/her admission will be cancelled.
All admissions will be subject to verification of facts against the original
certificates/documents of the students. The decision of the Admissions Committee
regarding eligibility of any applicant shall be final.

GATE 2013 Syllabus

Gate 2012 syllabus consists of:

General Aptitude (GA) component common in all papers

Verbal Ability: English grammar, sentence completion, verbal
analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning.

Engineering:- Question will be from the relevant subject of
the trade.

GATE 2013 Pattern

GATE consists of a single
paper of 3 hours duration, which contains 65 questions
carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The question paper will
consist of only multiple choice objective questions with four choices for the

The examination for the papers with codes TF and MN will be carried out ONLINE
using computers where the candidates will be required to select the correct
choice from among the four provided options.

For all other papers, the candidates will have to mark the correct choice on an
Optical Response Sheet (ORS) by darkening the appropriate oval against each

Important: There will be negative marking for each wrong

GATE 2013 Exam Dates

This exam is normally held in February month of every year.

GATE 2013 Application Form

Candidates can apply by
getting the

  • Information Brochure
    and Application Form on cash payment of Rs.1000 (Rs. 500 in case of SC/ST/PD
    candidates) from the designated Bank Branches corresponding to each zone as

  • Candidates can also
    obtain Information Brochure and Application Form by Post from the zonal GATE
    offices by sending a request letter and two self-addressed slips along with
    a Demand Draft for the amount (mentioned as above) payable at the city of
    the respective zonal GATE office.

  • Application Form can
    also be obtained from the zonal GATE Offices after handing over Demand Draft
    for the appropriate amount. It is Rs.600 as if now but the candidates are
    advised to make it sure before taking up the application form.

GATE 2013 Fee

Examination fee for taking the exam as mentioned above is Rs.1000
for general and Rs.500 for SC/ST/PD candidates.

GATE 2013 Test Centres

ONLINE examination of GATE for papers with codes MN and TF will be conducted at
the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of
Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee)

According to the candidates first choice of examination city, he/she will be
allotted the corresponding zonal administrative institute as the center.

Offline examination centre for GATE are (i) IISc Bangalore Zone (ii) IIT Bombay
Zone (iii)IIT Delhi Zone (iv)IIT Guwahati Zone (v)IIT Kanpur Zone (vi)IIT
Kharagpur Zone (vii)IIT Madras Zone and (viii)IIT Roorkee Zone

Important updates
for Gate Exam 2010

New Paper introduced in GATE 2010:

Biotechnology (BT) has been introduced as an independent paper from GATE 2010.

Common Component of General Aptitude
(GA) introduced in GATE 2010

Each GATE paper shall have a common General Aptitude (GA) component carrying 15
marks from GATE 2010.

Papers to be discontinued from GATE
2010 onwards

Due to introduction of an independent paper in Biotechnology (BT), the
Biotechnology section in Life Sciences (XL) paper has been discontinued from
GATE 2010.

There will not be GATE 2010 examination in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PY) paper.
For more information about the organization which will be conducting a GATE like
examination for PY, the candidates are advised to visit GATE 2010 website from
time to time.

GATE 2013 Online Application form with online payment option:

Online payment is possible through HDFC bank payment gateway using Mastercard or
Visa credit cards, and debit cards of certain banks as listed on the web site.
Offline payment is also possible through a demand draft.

New Examination Cities included:

  • IIT Bombay Zone: Loni, Pandharpur.
  • IIT Delhi Zone: Dausa, Mahesana.
  • IIT Guwahati Zone: Tezpur.
  • IIT Madras Zone: Chittor, Gudur, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kothagudem,
  • IIT Roorkee Zone: Muzaffarnagar

New Bank Branches included for
selling Information Brochure and GATE 2010 Application Forms

  • IISc Bangalore Zone: Bangalore (Jayanagar)
  • IIT Bombay Zone: Loni (Near Swami Samarth Mandir), Pandharpur (Sawarkar
    Road), Shegaon
  • IIT Delhi Zone: Ahmedabad (Maninagar), Chandigarh (Sector 34A), Jaipur (Malviya
    Nagar), New Delhi (R. K. Puram; Mayur Vihar-I), Surat (Ghod Dod Raod)
  • IIT Guwahati Zone: Bongaigaon (Main), Tezpur(Main)
  • IIT Kharagpur Zone: Visakhapatnam (Dabagarden)
  • IIT Madras Zone: Gudur, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kothagudem, Nalgonda
  • IIT Roorkee Zone: Agra (Gandhi Ashram)

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