Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
- ABOUT GATE
This Examination is based upon a comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science.
- GATE score is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of the announcement of the results.
- The examination is of 3 hours duration,
- It contains a total of 65 questions worth a maximum of 100 marks.
- From 2014 onwards, the examination for all the papers is carried out in an online Computer Based Test (CBT) mode, where the candidates are shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen.
- The questions comprise both Multiple Choice Questions or MCQs and Numerical Answer Type questions or NATs (the answer is a real number, to be entered via an on-screen keypad and computer mouse).
NOTE: No external calculator is allowed in the examination for calculations. So, students should do sufficient practice of using VIRTUAL CALCULATOR as it is a bit different from normal ones.
- WHY GATE?
- Public Sector Undertakings provide job stability, good package, and lucrative perks.
- Ex- IOCL, BSNL, NTPC, ONGC, GAIL, ………… and many more
Mtech, MS and PhD.
- 1. To avail the financial assistance (scholarship/assistantship), the candidate must first secure the admission to above programs in one of the central Government supported institutes with the help of GATE score.
- 2. Each program has its own advantage of perks in a different way like house rent, stipend etc.
3. STUDY ABROAD
- Some universities in GERMANY and SINGAPORE accept admissions to postgraduate courses through GATE score.
- Through GATE score + Letter from college + SOP
4.CORE COMPANIES JOBs
- Many good core companies of private sector also recruit on the basis of GATE score.
5. MBA through NITIE Mumbai (for Engineers only)
- With a monthly stipend of around 12000 INR.
- Opportunity to get a very lucrative package in the final year (average package: 1500000 LPA).
6.Fellowship at IIMs
- With a monthly stipend of 20-30 K per month.
- 5 years course with very high package jobs at the end.
The Candidate must ensure that He/She meets the following eligibility criteria to take the GATE exam :
- Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
- Bachelor’s degree holders in Architecture (Five years course) and those who are in the final year of such programs
- Bachelor’s degree holders of Four-year program in Science (B.S.) and those who are in the final year of such programs
- Master’s degree holders in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programs
- Holders of Four-year Integrated Master’s degree (Post B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology and those who are in the second or higher year of such programs
- Holders of Five-year Integrated Master’s degree or Dual Degree in Engineering/Technology and those who are in the fourth or higher year of such programs
- Holders of Five-year integrated M.Sc. or Five-year integrated B.Sc. /M.Sc. degree and those who are in the final year of such programs
- Candidates with qualifications obtained through exams conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE/MHRD as equivalent to BE/B. Tech; those who have completed Section A of AMIE or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible
There is no age limit criterion defied by the exam conducting authority to appear in GATE
- DIFFERENT PAPERS IN GATE
|GATE Paper||Code||GATE Paper||Code|
|Aerospace Engineering||AE||Instrumentation Engineering||IN|
|Architecture and Planning||AR||Mechanical Engineering||ME|
|Biomedical Engineering||BM||Mining Engineering||MN|
|Civil Engineering||CE||Petroleum Engineering||PE|
|Computer Science and Information Technology||CS||Production and Industrial Engineering||PI|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering||EC||Textile Engineering and Fibre Science||TF|
|Electrical Engineering||EE||Engineering Sciences||XE*|
|Ecology and Evolution||EY||Life Sciences||XL**|
|Geology and Geophysics||GG|
|*XE Paper Sections||Code||**XL Paper Section||Code|
|Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)||A||Chemistry (Compulsory)||P|
|Any two Optional Sections||Any Two optional Sections|
|Polymer Science and Engineering||F||Food Technology||U|
|Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences||H|
- GATE syllabus
GATE 2020 examination was conducted for 25 papers (subjects), as listed above. Generally, the GATE is conducted for these 25 subjects. Candidate can appear for only one of the above 25 GATE papers.
General Aptitude: (Common for all)
Verbal Ability: English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning, and verbal deduction.
Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical estimation, mathematical reasoning, and data interpretation.
A sample question paper, especially for General Aptitude, is available on GATE official website. (http://gate.iitd.ac.in/Syllabus/GA.pdf)
Mathematic: (Similar for most branches)
Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra; Systems of linear equations; Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors. Calculus: Functions of a single variable; Limit, continuity, and differentiability; Mean value theorems, local maxima and minima, Taylor and Maclaurin series; Evaluation of definite and indefinite integrals, application of definite integral to obtain area and volume; Partial derivatives; Total derivative; Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface, and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems. Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE): First order (linear and non-linear) equations; higher order linear equations with constant coefficients; Euler-Cauchy equations; Laplace transform and its application in solving linear ODEs; initial and boundary value problems.
Partial Differential Equation (PDE): Fourier series; separation of variables; solutions of one-dimensional diffusion equation; first and second-order one-dimensional wave equation and two-dimensional Laplace equation.
Probability and Statistics: Definitions of probability and sampling theorems; Conditional probability; Discrete Random variables: Poisson and Binomial distributions; Continuous random variables: normal and exponential distributions; Descriptive statistics – Mean, median, mode and standard deviation; Hypothesis testing.
Numerical Methods: Accuracy and precision; error analysis. Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations; Least square approximation, Newton’s and Lagrange polynomials, numerical differentiation, Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule, single and multi-step methods for first-order differential equations.
For branch-specific Syllabus visit GATE official website syllabi section: (http://gate.iitd.ac.in/syllabi.php)
- GATE QUESTION PAPERS ANALYSIS (as per GATE 2020 paper)
- The pattern of Question Paper:
GATE paper contains questions of two different types in all the papers
- Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections.
- Negative Marking for Wrong Answers: 1/3 (of the mark) is deducted for a wrong answer.
- Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. For these questions, the answer is a signed real number
- There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.
- The total number of questions is 65.
- The grand total of Marks is 100.
- For AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, and XE Subject codes
|% of Total Marks||Section|
|15||General Aptitude (GA)|
|70||AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE (Subject codes)|
- For AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, and XL Subject codes
|% of Total Marks||Section|
|85||AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, and XL (Subject codes)|
- Design of Questions
The questions in a paper are designed to test the following abilities:
- Recall: These questions are based on facts, principles, formulae, or laws in the discipline of the course.
- Comprehension: These questions test the candidate’s understanding of the basics of his/her field by requiring him/her to draw simple conclusions from fundamental ideas.
- Application: These questions test the candidate’s knowledge either through computation or by logical reasoning.
- Analysis and Synthesis: In these questions, the candidates are presented with data, diagrams, images, etc. that require analysis.
- APPLICATION PROCESS FOR GATE
- The submission of GATE Application is made ONLINE (through the GOAPS website, e.g., http://appsgate.iitd.ac.in) by paying the necessary application fee. Every year GOAPS launches a new site that is provided by GATE authority for the online process.
- The photograph, signature, certificate of qualifying degree, category certificate (SC/ST/PwD), and Dyslexia certificate, whichever is applicable, should be uploaded during the online application.
- The unique identification number provided on the: Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID, and Driving License should be entered while completing the registration process.
- The candidates who do not possess any of these identity cards may procure any one of them before making the application.
- The payment of the application fees is made online through electronic payment modes.
- The application is accepted only when it’s flawless. Check the Status of the application form: Received, Under scrutiny, Accepted, Defect status, Received, Under scrutiny, Accepted, Defect status, Status after rectification, Rejected with valid reasons.
- After proper verification of your application form, the admit card is ready to be downloaded.
- GATE exam application fee:
|Categories||Standard Fee before the scheduled date||The fee during the extended date|
|For Examination Centres in India|
|Female candidates||Rs. 750/-||Rs. 1250/-|
|SC/ST/PwD category candidate||Rs. 750/-||Rs. 1250/-|
|All other candidates||Rs. 1500/-||Rs. 2000/-|
|For Examination Centres in Foreign Countries (All Candidates)|
|Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu||US $50||US $ 70|
|Dubai and Singapore||US $100||US $ 120|
- Qualifying Cut-off Marks (for GATE 2020)
|S. No.||Paper Name||Paper Code||Qualifying Marks|
|4||Computer Science and Information Technology||CS||28.5||25.6||19.0|
|7||Electronics and Communication Engineering||EC||28.8||25.9||19.2|
|11||Engineering Sciences Minor||XE||26.0||23.4||17.3|
|12||Textile Engineering and Fibre Science||TF||37.1||33.3||24.7|
|15||Architecture and Planning||AR||34.8||31.3||23.2|
|16||Ecology and Evolution||EY||42.2||37.9||28.1|
|24||Production and Industrial Engineering||PI||36.6||32.9||24.4|
- GATE 2020 highest marks Qualifying Cut-off Marks:
|S.No||GATE 2020 Paper||Name of the Topper||Marks out of 100|
|1.||Aerospace Engineering||Bharath Kumar K||81|
|2.||Agricultural Engineering||Vikrant Chauhan||77|
|3.||Architecture and Planning||Kintan Shah||72|
|4.||Biomedical Engineering||Ganesh Shivajirao Kulkarni||41.67|
|5.||Biotechnology||Pranav Milind Deo||73.67|
|6.||Civil Engineering||Ajay Singhal||90.77*|
|7.||Civil Engineering||Sumit Dewda||90.77*|
|8.||Chemical Engineering||Sachin Singh Naruka||86.67|
|9.||Computer Science and Information Technology||Hitesh Poply||91|
|11.||Electronics and Communication Engineering||Kalpit Agrawal||82|
|12.||Electronics and Communication Engineering||A Pavankumar Reddy||82|
|13.||Electrical Engineering||Abhash Rai||87.33|
|14.||Ecology and Evolution||Sveekruth Sheshagiri Pai||84|
|16.||Geophysics||Upendra Kumar Gupta||83|
|17.||Instrumentation Engineering||Naraharisetty Sai Sandeep||82.33|
|18.||Instrumentation Engineering||Krishna Singh Rajput||82.33|
|20.||Mechanical Engineering||Vikash Kumar||86.88*|
|21.||Mining Engineering||Priyanshu Maheswari||73.33|
|22.||Metallurgical Engineering||Jaya Gupta||83|
|23.||Petroleum Engineering||Gaurav Kumar||76.67|
|25.||Production and Industrial Engineering||Suryansh Garg||88|
|27.||Textile Engineering and Fibre Science||Priya Rathore||89.33|
|28.||Engineering Sciences||Devendra Singh Negi||76|
|29.||Life Sciences||Tamoghna Chowdhury||73.33|
* Normalized marks
TIMELINE FOR GATE 2020
|16 Mar ’20||GATE 2020 results|
|19 Feb ’20 -21Feb’20||Challenge Answer Key|
|18 Feb ’20||Answer Key Released|
|8 Feb ’20 -9 Feb ’20||GATE 2020 Exam|
|1 Feb ’20 -2 Feb ’20||GATE 2020 Exam|
|3 Jan ’20||GATE 2020 admit card download|
|15 Nov ’19||Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable)|
|31 Aug ’19 -28 Sep ’19||GATE 2020 registrations|
|31 Aug ’19 -5 Oct ’19||Extended GATE 2020 registrations with late fee|