Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

GATE is an all-India examination administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordinating Board – GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

Gate Exam Important Dates

The Important Dates for Gate Exam every year
1.GATE Online Applicant Interface (website) Opens:1 September 2015 (Tuesday)
2.Last date for Submission of Online Application:  8 October 2015 (Thursday)

3.Last Date for Request for Change in the Choice of Examination City via GOAPS login :  20 November 2015 (Friday)

3.Availability of admit card on Online Application: 29 December, 2015 (Tuesday)
4.GATE 2016 Online Examination

  • Forenoon: 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
  • Afternoon: 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM          ( January 30 to February 07, 2016)
  • (On Saturdays and Sundays only)

Announcement of results on Online Applicant Interface : 19 March 2016 (Saturday)

GATE is conducted through the constitution of eight zones.

  • ZONE 1:Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
  • ZONE 2 :Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • ZONE 3:Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  • ZONE 4:Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • ZONE 5:Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • ZONE 6:Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • ZONE 7:Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
  • ZONE 8:Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Eligibility for Gate:

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

Selection Process:

  • Only the candidate 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 percentage/marks scored in all the three sections.

Examination Details :

  • GATE examination consists of a single paper of 3 hours duration.
  • 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks
  • question paper will consist of only multiple choice objective questions.
  • Each question will have four choices for the answer.
  • There will be negative marking for each wrong answer.

After GATE Examination :

  • After publication of GATE results, students must apply to individual Institutes to get their application forms. Institutes advertise M.Tech admissions in leading newspapers from 1st April till end July. However some Institutes do not advertise and therefore students have to get the forms themselves. In the application forms, you have to mention your GATE score along with other details. The concerned Institute may conduct written test and/or interview for the purpose of admission. General thumb rules: If your GATE score in Computer Science is 96 percentile or more then you can try for IITs, if between 85 – 96 percentile, then apply for top RECs, JADAVPUR, SHIBPUR, ROORKEE, etc. If less than 85, you have to look for appropriate institutes.

Other Competitive Examination are :

  • GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
  • SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • CAT (Common Admission Test)
  • NET (National Eligibility Test)