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What is GATE?

Ans-Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering and Technology. The GATE score of a candidate reflects a relative performance of a candidate. The score is used for admissions to post-graduate engineering program (eg. M.E., M.Tech, direct Ph.D.) in Indian higher education institutes (IITs, NITs, IIScetc) with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other Government agencies. The score may also use by Public sector unit ads for employment screening purposes.

Why should one go/opt for GATE?

Ans-There are various reasons for one to go for GATE: It opens avenue for an individual to pursue M.E./M.Tech./ M.Sc. Engg. Program in premier institutes of the country. Master's degree is required for Faculty/Research positions in educational Institutes and most of the R&D centers. Scholarship of Rs 12400/- is paid during masters course, allowing one to live an independent life. GATE qualified candidates are also eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR Laboratories and CSIR sponsored projects. Some government organizations (PSUs) prescribe GATE qualification as a requirement. Based on the GATE score, some of the foreign university (Like NTU, Singapore) offers Ph.D. position without any GRE score.

What is the Eligibility Criteria for appearing in GATE?

Ans- Candidate must have either completed Bachelors in Engineering/Technology/Architecture or those who are in the final year of such programmes can apply. Master's 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's degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology or in the third or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master's degree programme and Dual Degree programme in Engineering/ Technology. Candidates with qualifications obtained through examination conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible. How many times one can appear in GATE?

How many times one can appear in GATE?

Ans-Number of attempts is not restricted. The best of the valid GATE score is accepted which we provide in application form. The GATE score is valid for 3 years.

What is the age limit for GATE?

Ans-There is no age limit for GATE.

For how many streams can one apply in GATE?

Ans-A candidate is allowed to appear in ONLY ONE of the 23 papers for which GATE examination is being held, the candidate has to make the choice of the paper he/she wishes to write carefully.

Is there any maximum limit for attempting GATE?

Ans-No, there is no limit for attempting GATE.

If a student has completed his degree course for B.Tech but there are backlogs in subjects. Is she/he eligible to appear for the exam?

Ans-Yes, a student can appear for the exams even if she/he is having backlogs. However, in such case, the following documents should be provided to GATE. Either a copy of any one of the final year mark sheet Or a letter from the principal, stating details about the backlog and it being the reason for not being able to produce a pass certificate currently.

Is the Admit card alone sufficient to gain entry to the examination hall?

Ans-No. Bring the admit card at the test center along with at least one original (not photocopied / scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification. ONLY one of the following photo identifications is permitted: Driving license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, College ID, Employee identification card, or a notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. Photocopies of the original identification document are not acceptable. Candidates will not be permitted to take the test if original and valid photo identification is not presented.

Is there any provision of White Paper/Note pad for rough work and calculations during the test?

Ans-Yes, A scribble pad will be provided to the candidate that can be used to do rough work. The candidate has to return the scribble pad after the examination gets over.

Can I use calculator during Exam?

Ans-Students are not allowed to carry calculator with themselves physically in the examination hall. But Students will be provided with an online scientific calculator embedded in the Test Frame.

What does GATE score card Contains?

Ans-The GATE scorecard contains: 1. All India Rank (Branch specific) 2.GATE score (with respect to all the participants in GATE exam, across all branches) 3. Absolute marks scored

What is the validity Period of GATE Score?

Ans-The validity of GATE score has been revised and it is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of results.

What is the application fee for GATE?

Ans-Application Fee has been revised as shown below:

Women Candidates Rs. 750
SC / ST / PwD Category Candidates Rs. 750
All Other Candidates Rs. 1500

What is the Application/Registration Process for GATE 2017?

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