GATE



Graduate Aptitude Test In Engineering (GATE) is an All-India examination administered and conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE Committee comprising of Faculty members from IISc, Bangalore and other seven IIT’s on behalf of the National Coordinating Board, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development. The GATE score/rank is used for admissions to Post Graduate Programmes (ME, M.Tech, MS, Direct Ph.D.) in institutes like IITs and IISc etc with financial assistance offered by MHRD. PSUs too use the GATE scores for recruiting candidates for various prestigious jobs with attractive remuneration.
In GATE examination, candidates can apply for only one of the 23 papers.Candidates are expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of their qualifying degree. However, candidates are free to choose any paper according to their admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which they wish to seek admission. For more details regarding the admission criteria in any particular institute, candidates are advised to refer to the websites of that particular institute.
PAPER
CODE
PAPER
CODE
Aerospace Engineering
AE
Geology and Geophysics
GG
Agricultural Engineering
AG
Instrumentation Engineering
IN
Architecture and Planning
AR
Life Sciences
XL
Biotechnology
BT
Mathematics
MA
Civil Engineering
CE
Mechanical Engineering
ME
Chemical Engineering
CH
Mining Engineering
MN
Computer Science &
Information Technology
CS
Metallurgical Engineering
MT
Chemistry
CY
Physics
PH
Electronics and Communication
Engineering
EC
Production and Industrial Engineering
PI
Electrical Engineering
EE
Textile Engineering & Fibre Science
TF
Engineering Sciences
XE
Ecology and Evolution
EY
Petrolium Engineering
PE

 

 Eligibility:

The following candidates are eligible to appear in GATE 2018:
  • Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/ Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Bachelor’s degree holders in Architecture (Five years course) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Bachelor’s degree holders of Four-year program in Science (B.S.) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Master’s degree holders in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Holders of Four-year Integrated Master’s degree (Post B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology and those who are in the second or higher year of such programs.
  • Holders of Five-year Integrated Master’s degree or Dual Degree in Engineering/Technology and those who are in the fourth or higher year of such programs.
  • Holders of Five-year integrated M.Sc. or Five-year integrated B.Sc./M.Sc. degree and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE/ MHRD as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed Section A of AMIE or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.

 Exam Pattern

Section
Question
No.
No. of
Questions
Marks Per
Question
Total
Marks
General Aptitude
1 to 5
5
1
5
Technical
+
Engineering
Mathematics
1 to 25
25
1
25
26 to 55
30
2
60
Total Questions : 65
Total Marks : 100
Total Duration : 3 hours
Technical Section :
 70 marks
General Aptitude: 15 marks
Engineering Mathematics :
15 marks
25 marks to 40 marks will be allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
These questions are objective in nature and each question will have choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer. Each question carries 1 or 2 marks questions in all the sections.
Numerical Answer Questions
There will be no choices available for these types of questions. A Numeric Answer question carries 1 or 2 marks questions in all sections. The answer for these questions is a real number to be entered by using mouse and virtual keypad displayed on the monitor. No negative marking for these questions.

Negative Marking
Questions Type
Marks
Negative Marking
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
1 mark
0.33
2 marks
0.66
Numerical Answer Questions
1 mark
Nil
2 marks
Nil

How to prepare :

  • GATE examination consists only of multiple and numerical answer type questions, hence only correct answer fetches marks.
  • Practice previous year question papers and analyze the weak topics and concentrate more on those topics. Candidates must try to solve the papers in a given time limit to obtain an idea as to how many questions are solved within the allotted time.
  • Impart equal emphasis on both theory and numerical problems. 
  • Browse through the GATE syllabus for topics allotted more weightage and prepare them.
  • Group Study is an effective way to brush up knowledge about technical topics with fellow partners and also helps to explore new techniques and methods to better understand the topics.
  • Do not make wild guess as there is negative marking associated with the questions. 
  • Prepare the list of important definitions, equations, derivations, theorems, laws in every subject.
Career prospect :
  • Teaching: Professor, Asst. Professor at IITs, NITs, reputed educational institutes etc.
  • Junior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs etc.
  • M.Tech - Campus placements in National and International private or public companies
  • Several reputed PSUs and research organizations recruits on basis of GATE Score. i.e. IOCL, NTPC, BHEL
  • Senior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs etc.
  • Junior Research Associates/ Senior Project Associates
  • Scientists “C” grade jobs
  • Career in Research & Development
  • Technical value addition
  • Expertise in subject/domain specialization


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