The Full Form of GATE is the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. It is an examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and the seven IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Madras, Kharagpur, Roorkee, Kanpur, and Guwahati on behalf of National Coordination Board-GATE, Department of Higher Education under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
GATE 2022 is conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and six other Indian Institutes of Technology at Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Chennai, Roorkee & Indian Institute of Science at Bengaluru on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India.
This article contains the full form of GATE along with the briefings of the exam.
What is GATE Exam?
GATE is a competitive examination, aims to gauge the understanding of the candidate in various Science subjects – Engineering/Technology/Architecture at postgraduate levels. It is conducted for 24 papers (earlier 23 papers). The examination centers are spread in different cities across India a well as six cities abroad.
The GATE Committee possesses the authority for regulating the examination and for declaring results. One of the eight administering institutes is designated as the Organising Institute, responsible for the management of whole process and coordination amongst the administering institutes for conducting the GATE.
GATE Eligibility criteria
Candidates must have completed or should be in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology (at least four years) or must have completed or should be in the final year of the Post Graduate program in any relevant subject in science. Check GATE Eligibility Criteria here.
Candidates are required to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of their qualifying degree.
Below is the list of GATE papers:
- Aerospace Engineering
- Agricultural Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Chemical engineering
- Computer Science and Information Technology
- Electronics and Communication Engineering
- Ecology and Evolution
- Geology and Geophysics
- Instrumentation Engineering
- Mining Engineering
- Metallurgical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Production and Industrial Engineering
- Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
GATE Application Process
GATE application must be submitted online by paying the required application fee and uploading the necessary documents.
GATE Exam Duration
The GATE examination is a computer-based examination conducted for 3 hours, consisting of 65 questions for 100 marks.
GATE Score Card
The GATE score is computed considering the actual marks obtained by a candidate. GATE score will be based on normalized marks calculated corresponding to the raw marks for papers in multi-session.
The GATE results are announced within 30 -60 days from the date of examination. GATE score tends to be valid for three years from the date of announcement of the results
The GATE score is required for seeking admission or financial assistance to
- Master’s Program and Doctoral Programs in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture and Doctoral Programs in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions coming under the MHRD, and other government agencies
- The GATE score is also used for applying for the recruitments process by many Public Sector Undertakings
GATE examination is one of the most prestigious and challenging exams in the country. Every year lakhs of candidates participate in this exam to enter some reputed institutes such as IITs, NITs, IIITs, etc. This paper requires constant effort and determination.
The candidates are recommended to follow a timetable and stick religiously to it. It is equally important to take care of your health. Do not neglect it at any cost.
Keep working hard and stay positive.
Good luck with all your future endeavors!