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GATE

What is GATE ?
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.

GATE Coaching:
UGC ACADEMY Offers comprehensive classroom coaching for GATE-Physics, GATE-Chemistry and GATE-Computer Science & Information Technology.
A candidate can apply for only ONE of the 22 papers listed in the table.
Table: List of GATE papers and corresponding codes

S.No Paper Code S.No Paper Code
1 Aerospace Engineering AE 12 Instrumentation Engineering IN
2 Agricultural Engineering AG 13 Mathematics MA
3 Architecture and Planning AR 14 Mechanical Engineering ME
4 Biotechnology BT 15 Mining Engineering MN
5 Civil Engineering CE 16 Metallurgical Engineering MT
6 Chemical Engineering CH 17 Physics PH
7 Computer Science and Information Technology CS 18 Production and Industrial Engineering PI
8 Chemistry CY 19 Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
9 Electronics and Communication Engineering EC 20 Engineering Sciences XE*
10 Electrical Engineering EE 21 Life Sciences XL*
11 Geology and Geophysics GG   22 Ecology and Evolution

Why GATE 2016?
GATE is considered to be the standard examination conducted not only for post graduation admissions but also to open the gates for opportunities in several public sector enterprises and research organizations. Based on the score achieved in GATE, admissions are offered in IITs, IISc, and NITs, and abundant opportunities for campus placements with salary packages ranging from Rs. 7 lakh to 30 lakh and above per annum. Candidates on qualifying GATE, get a financial aid of Rs.12, 400/- per month in the form of scholarship.

GATE exam is important because of below mentioned factors:

  • 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, ONGC-GT, BARC etc.
  • Teaching: Professor, Asst. Professor at IITs, NITs, reputed educational institutes etc.
  • Junior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, IITs and CSIR Lab.
  • Senior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, IITs and CSIR Lab.
  • Junior Research Associates/ Senior Project Associates
  • Scientists “C” grade jobs
  • Career in Research and Development

GATE 2016 Eligibility

The eligibility to appear for GATE exam is as follows:

  • Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture (4 years after 10+2) and those who are pursuing the final year of such program.
  • Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture (Post-B.Sc./Post-Diploma) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Master’s degree (M.Sc.) holders in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications  or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master’s degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology.
  • Candidates in the fourth or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master’s degree programme or Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology.
  • Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institute of Engineers (India); AMICE by Institute of Civil Engineers (India)) as equivalent to B.E. /B. Tech. Those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.

GATE 2016 Paper Pattern:

PHYSICS-PH
Section Questions Number of Questions Mark Per Questions Total Marks
General Aptitude 1 to 5 5 1 5
6 to 10 5 2 10
Physics 1 to 25 25 1 25
26 to 55 30 2 60
Total Questions : 65 Total Marks : 100 Total Duration : 3 hours
CHEMISTRY-CY
Section Questions Number of Questions Mark Per Questions Total Marks
General Aptitude 1 to 5 5 1 5
6 to 10 5 2 10
CHEMISTRY-CY 1 to 25 25 1 25
26 to 55 30 2 60
Total Questions : 65 Total Marks : 100 Total Duration : 3 hours

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE & IT-CS
Section Questions Number of Questions Mark Per Questions Total Marks
General Aptitude 1 to 5 5 1 5
6 to 10 5 2 10
Computer Science
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EngineeringMathematics
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 allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
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 Question
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:

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

GATE Scholarship:
During the pursuit of M.Tech., you are paid a scholarship of Rs.12,400/- per month by the Government of India.
Important Dates:

Sale of information brochure and Offline application form/online application form submission Sept
Last date of issue of information brochure and application forms by post from GATE Offices, bank counters, GATE office counters Oct
Last date for submission of Online application form Oct
Last date for submission of receipt of completed Offline/Online Application form at respective zonal GATE Office. Nov
GATE Exam Feb
GATE result March