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
Admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD and some other government
scholarships/ assistantships in engineering colleges/institutes is open to
those who qualify through GATE.
GATE qualified candidates with Bachelor degree in Engineering/
or Masters degree in any branch of Science/
are eligible for admission to Master/Ph.D.
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.
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.
Top rank holders in
some GATE papers are entitled to apply for Shyama Prasad Mukherjee
Fellowship awarded by CSIR.
Some government organizations prescribe GATE qualification as a requirement
for applying to the post of a Scientist/ Engineer.
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/
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.
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
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
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
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
Due to introduction of an independent paper in Biotechnology (BT), the
Biotechnology section in Life Sciences (XL) paper has been discontinued from
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
- 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)