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GATE Introduction

The full-form of GATE Exam is Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination. This exam is primarily conduct to examine the understanding level of the candidate in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering / Technology / Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) examination is conducted every year. This exam is mainly for getting admission into higher all India ranking colleges of engineering and technology like IISc, IITs, NITs. GATE Score also opens gates for jobs opportunities in several Public Sector Unit and research organizations. (PSU through GATE)

GATE is organised by any of these 8 Institutes – Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and 7 Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee). (GATE Organised Institute Yearwise List)

GATE Key Facts

(1) GATE exam conduct in 29 Subjects.
(2) Applicant can appear for one or two of the 29 GATE papers.
(3) GATE exam is an Online Computer-Based Test.
(4) GATE application process is completely Online.
(5) Electronics devices along with Physical Calculator are Not Allowed in the examination hall.
(6) Students will be provided with Online Virtual Calculator on the computer screen for calculation purpose during GATE exam.
(7) GATE Score Card is valid for Three Years from the date of result announcement.
(8) There is No Age, Attempt or Percentage Limit to appear in GATE Exam.

GATE Eligibility Criteria

B.E. / B.Tech. / B. Pharm. : A candidate who is currently studying in the 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program OR has already completed any government approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts is eligible to appear for GATE 2023 examination. (GATE Eligibility Criteria)

GATE Papers

It is already mentioned that there are total 29 gate papers out of which applicants can only appear in one or two paper. An applicant is free to appear in any paper of his/her choice. However, he/she are advised to choose paper carefully according to employment opportunities and institutes admission criteria. After submission of GATE Application, a candidate will not be allowed to change paper. (GATE Papers)

GATE Examination Cities

GATE Committee has divided India into 8 Zone according to the location of 8 IITs. Cities near to these zones are allotted to that IIT for easing administrative work. Applicants are allowed to choose THREE Examination Centers. The first and Second choice should be from the same zone. However, the third option can be from any zone. (GATE Examination Cities)

GATE Application Fee

Women Candidates : Rs. 750/- SC/ST/PWD Candidates : Rs. 750/- All Other Candidates : Rs. 1500/- GATE International Candidates : US Dollars 50

GATE Question Paper Pattern

In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, ES, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, XE, GE and NM, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining around 70% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

In the papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper. (GATE Paper Pattern)

GATE Question Types

In GATE Examination there is two type of questions:

(1) Multiple Choice Questions: MCQ consist of 4 options out of which candidates have to select only one answer. There is Negative marking for MCQ. In case of the wrong answer, for 1 marks question, there is 0.33 marks deduction and for 2 marks question, there is 0.66 mark deduction.
(2) Numerical Answer Type: NAT type question does not show option. The candidate has to fill signed real number with the help of virtual numeric keypad provided on the computer screen. There is NO Negative Marking for NAT.

GATE Exam Syllabus

GATE examination is conducted every year for 29 branches. Branches are AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, ES, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, XE, AR, CY, EY, GG, GE, NM, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL. (GATE Syllabus)

GATE Important Date

GATE 2023 online application form will be availability from 1st week of September, 2022. GATE 2023 online application form last date would be around 1st week of October, 2022. (GATE Important Dates)

GATE Admit Card

GATE Admit Card is NOT sent to the candidate by post/email. Applicants have to download it from GATE official website. GATE Admit Card will tentatively be available from 1st week of January, 2023. 

Along with the printed GATE Admit card, the original and valid photo ID proof which was mentioned in application form is mandatory for entry in the examination hall. GATE Examination is of THREE Hours Duration.

GATE Exam Result

GATE 2023 results will be announced on the Last week of March, 2023.

GATE Score Card

Maximum Gate Mark is 100 and Maximum GATE Score is 1000. GATE Score is calculated on the basis of GATE Marks. After result declaration applicants can download GATE Score Card from GATE official website between Last week of March, 2023 to Last week of May, 2023. NO Hard Copy of GATE Score Card is sent to the candidates.