Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)

Graduate Aptitude Test in engineering is basically known as GATE is the Engineering Entrance Examinations which is conducted by GATE committee, Indian institute of science Bangalore and seven IITs. The main purpose of conducting Graduate Aptitude test is to find out the best candidates and provide admission into post graduate courses in Technology, Engineering , Sciences, Architecture and Pharmacy.



GATE Organizing Institutes

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is managed, administered and conducted in Eight Zones. They conduct the GATE through the GATE Committee on behalf of the National Coordinating board- GATE, Ministry of Human Resource development (MHRD), Department of Education and Government of India. The eight institutes conducting the GATE throughout the country are as follows….   

  • Indian Institute of science Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Examination Details:

The duration of GATE is 3 hours with only multiple choice questions which will be followed by an interview. The No. of question will be 65 carrying maximum marks of 100. There is a system of negative marking. From the below list anyone of the paper can be selected by the candidate appearing for GATE.

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Architecture Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Geology and Geophysics
  • Information technology
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical sciences
  • Physics
  • Production and Industrial Engineering
  • Textile Engineering and Fiber Science
  • Electronic and communication Engineering

Only the candidates who qualify GATE are eligible for admission to post graduate courses with ministry of resources development and receiving other government scholarship. The courses are as follows

  • Master / Doctoral Programmes in Engineering
  • Master / Doctoral Programmes in Technology
  • Master / Doctoral Programmes in Architecture
  • Maste / Doctoral Programmes in Pharmacy
  • Doctoral Programmes in Science

How to apply

There are two modes to apply for Graduate Aptitude Test in engineering, online and offline. A certain amount of registration fee which is non-refundable should be paid. With reference to major newspaper and official website candidate and extract complete detail.

Eligibility for GATE

Minimum eligibility for the candidate appearing for Graduate Aptitude Test GATE is Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a Master’s degree in sciences. Candidate who are in final and pre final year can also apply.

Selection Process

  Only the candidates who qualify GATE are eligible for admission to post graduate courses with ministry of resources development and receiving other government scholarship. Candidates are judged on the basis of the percentage/ marks scored in all the three sections

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