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    What is GATE Exam?

    What is GATE Exam? what is it use?
  • #43360
    GATE is Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. Through this exam, you get admission in various colleges which provide degree of Mtech or ME,i.e., master of technology or master of engineering. To do Mtech from IITs or NITs you have to qualify GATE exam.


  • #43363
    GATE ( Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is an all India examination conducted every year for the entrance into various post graduate courses.
    GATE exam is conducted every year in the month of November whose application form are to be submitted before 3 or 4 months back on the notification published in newspapers.
    Candidates are selected based upon their score in GATE entrance examination.

  • #43367
    Thank you for your kind reply. Is GATE exam is difficult to clear.

  • #43377

    As my fellow members have said about GATE exam, I would like to add some information to it. GATE is not at all difficult, as an engineer I can tell you that if you prepare sincerly for even 6 months or 4 depending upon your techinical knowledge, you can easily get through it.

    In India the institutes which provide couching for GATE are in enormous number. The best one I would suggest is IES Made Easy, it has two branches, one is in Delhi and other one is in Bangalore.

    In my profile you will find previous year GATE exam question papers(in almost every stream) which can help you during your preparations, so if you want a look at previous questions, you can visit my profile.
    Or you can click on the following link:

    GATE exam question papers

  • #43380
    Hello Balaji Venktesh,

    GATE stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. The main purpose of taking GATE exam is to do M.Tech in reputed institutes like IIT's and NIT's. Some companies like BARC, Indian Oil company looks for GATE qualified students to recruit in their companies. Clearing the GATE exam is not a tough task but getting into top universities is a very difficult as very limited seats are available and if your a OC you need to get a rank of below 500 which is bit difficulty but not impossible.

    If your qualified in GATE exam and couldn't get into top universities in that case it is better to go for Job than doing M.Tech in a low grade university which is of no use.

    Since the GATE score is valid for 2 years it is better that you take the exam in the third year of your B.Tech itself so that even if you can't make up in the first attempt you still have one more chance to do it without any wastage of year.

    All the Best!!



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  • #43563
    GATE ( Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering),As the name suggests this is for the entrance into Master's Degree with well known and reputed colleges of India.

    We can say as CAT is for Business Degree,GATE is for Engineering Masters degree.If you clear GATE you can get admissions to Colleges like IITs,NITs and other top most institutes...

    GATE Score is valid for 2 years.The marks are in percentile and you have negative marking too.The syllabus is available on the site and you need to prepare out of your college bachelor's course also and for practise you can subscribe to various papers.

    All the best

  • #43571

    GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is conducted every year for admission to various M-Tech programs.
    GATE is conducted for different departments with different syllabus consisting of regular syllabus for their entire 4 year course and one aptitude section.
    Through GATE score admission to different IITS, NITS, and other government colleges can be done.


  • #43582
    Gate means Graduate Apptitude Test in Engineering. It is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology for admission in M.Tech.

    It is conducted through the constitution of the following eight zones.
    (1) Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
    (2) Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
    (3) Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
    (4) Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
    (5) Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
    (6) Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
    (7) Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    (8) Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

    GATE 2010 is Organising by Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.

    Thanks & Regards

  • #43598
    GATE is stand for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering &this is a All India entrance exam which is conducted by 7 IITs & IISC, Bangalore on the behalf of the ministry of MHRD,govt of India.
    The objective of the gate is to identify meritorious students for post graduate level.
    In India there are various institutes which provide coaching for GATE .GATE is not so much hard exam it can easy cracked by serious engineering student.
    Syllabus FOR GATE EXAM: can be downloaded from official site of gate exam controller board.
    GATE Exam is conducted for post graduate level in various branches of engineering such as ;
    .Civil Engineering
    .Computer Science+IT
    .Electrical Engineering & other engineering branches.

  • #43609
    GATE stands for General Aptitude Test for Engineers. It is conducted by the group of indian institute of technologies(IITs). GATE exam is conducted at the 2nd sunday of February, every year. Results wil be published on 31st March.And know onething scholarship is available for the students those who got good marks. That amount will be given to you every month until the completion of your course.Download GATE question papers at
    count your days and prepare well,all the best.

  • #45053
    This GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in engineering) is mainly coordinated by MHRD (Ministry of Human resource Development, Government of India) and implemented by a committee comprising ppl from all the IITs and Indian Institute of Science. These institutes monitor the conduction of the exam and everyyear one IIT/IIsc takes the responsibility of Organizing the same. It was organized by IIT Roorkee in 2009 and by IIT Guwahati in 2010.

    The exam will usually be conducted second sunday in the month of february, every year and the results will be announced around mid march (in exactly a month following the examination).

    All the Engineering Bachelors and Science Masters are eligible to give the GATE also who are in the pre-final year of the same, and in the specialization of your choice.. (probably your specialization in engineering or master's)..

    If you qualaify the GATE, they will give you your individual score and also a percentile score (This indicates your position among the qualified candidates..99 percentile means you are in the top 1% of the qualified..)

    If you qualify the GATE, it will not entitle you for admission automatically, but you need to apply to individual institutes after relevant notiphications, which shortlists the candidates (may be on GATE score and other things) and again follow some standard procedures like interview to select the candidates among the applications received and for a particular programme..(your GATE score will be given 70% will be for interview and other things)

    If u qualaify can do either a Masters(M.Tech/MS) or doctoral (PhD)..If u get admission for M.Tech in any recognized college and if you are GATE qualified...MHRD will pay you a monthly stipend of 8000 INR for entire duration of M.Tech.. The GATE qualification also entitles you to opt for a Masters by Research (MS) or PhD program based on your career and research interests.

    M.Tech and MS are of two years..and duration of PhD varies (but usually 3-5 years, may be also 6 in some cases)...(Both MS and PhD are research degrees but in PhD you will be taking more courses and will be doing more research work, in m Tech there is less emphasis on research work but more is of course)

    you will have un matched and competitive career prospects after a PhD (even companies prefer PhDs to any other and with a higher start up package too).

    All the research labs like CSIR and other functioning under Govt of India makes GATE as a mandatory qualification for all the notified posts(for which the basic qualification is engineering bachelors or science masters) and even if its not mandatory,they will prefer GATE qualified to others.

    The first question you encounter when you sit for interview in any course like M.Tech/MS/PhD/Research position/Project position/in any lab is "Do u hav a valid GATE SCore??""

    what not, if you qualify GATE, you will stand out of all other even in company interviews, because your knowledge of the subject is certified and this will surely give you an edge over others.

    And also if you qualify GATE, you will be entitled for CSIR fellowship in which with the funding of CSIR, you can pursue a PhD in any CSIR lab of your choice..(CSIR-Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, autonomous body under Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of india is hosting a Chain of labs across india which work on different areas ranging from basic, engineering, life and other sciences). During this funding, it will pay you a monthly stipend(around 12-14k)+HRA, yearly contingency grant(around 20k) and other facilities in your institute.

    Not all the above, GATE qualification is mandatory everywhere to avail funding for ur courses and most of the institutes apart from IITs and all also makes it mandatory for admission.

    Even if you are not interested in research/project jobs and higher studies, still it gives you a stand out of others even in your job trails,since its an extra qualification for you which is worth mentioning in ur CV and brings you an edge over others in everything as your knowledge of the subject is CERTIFIED..

    Coming to the preparation, GATE Exam demands a serious, scheduled, organized and dedicated preparation of not more than 2-3 months. Previous papers will help alot to know the type of questions that will be asked in the examination and the level of difficulty. Mock tests will simulate the actual examination and helps gain confidence to clear the examination with flying colours.

    Good Luck and Best Regards

    Best Regards

  • #45314
    GATE is Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. It is conducted by one of the IITs every year for various subjects. After getting good GATE score one can get admission for M.Tech. or direct interview call for PhD in institute like IISc, Bangalore and BARC etc.
    CSIR offer fellowship for GATE score holders who get involved in research.

    "You need to walk before you can run."

  • #45322
    Thanks for all the members for their valuable information regarding GATE exams. It is really helpful for me..

  • #45350

    Basically GATE stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering conducted by One of the IIT in coordination with University Graduate Commission (UGC). Based on the score(percentile) obtained in GATE exams you will get admission in various Master degree courses in all IITs, NITs and different engineering colleges across India who offer post graduation courses.

    Based on the score obtained in GATE examination UGC will provide monthly stipend which is enough for a person to complete his post graduation.

    This GATE examination will conducted on second sunday of february every year and results will be declared by march end.

    As fellow members there is not much coaching is required to obtain good score in GATE. We need to be perfect in basics by reading books written by IIT professors from 1st year itself which is enough to get good score.

  • #45507
    GATE mean graduate aptitude test in engineering,which is coordinated by Indian institute of technology and under university granted commission.Any one can sit for GATE exam who have won minimum 55% in otherwise B TECH student.There are two option.
    1) to do M TECH
    2) To do PHD
    The institutes are
    M tech is for only 2 years while PHD is for 3-5 years which may vary.

  • #45532

    As my fellow members have said about GATE exam, I would like to add some information to it. GATE is not at all difficult, as an engineer I can tell you that if you prepare sincerly for even 6 months or 4 depending upon your techinical knowledge, you can easily get through it.

    In India the institutes which provide couching for GATE are in enormous number. The best one I would suggest is IES Made Easy, it has two branches, one is in Delhi and other one is in Bangalore.

    In my profile you will find previous year GATE exam question papers(in almost every stream) which can help you during your preparations, so if you want a look at previous questions, you can visit my profile.
    Or you can click on the following link:

  • #47232
    GATE is Graduate Aptitude Test in engineering.GATE is useful for getting the admission in M.Tech courses with MHRD scholarship.
    Some companies set the GATE qualification for recruitment purpose.
    GATE also examine your knowledge of respective course.


  • #140502
    GATE is the all India Entrance Test conducted by the IISC and seven IITs jointly. After qualifying GATE one should take the admission to the post graduate programmes in the in the IITs, IISc and other Institute and university in India
    GATE stands for: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
    Exam Convener Institutes: GATE: Conducted jointly by IISc and 7 IITs on behalf of the National Co-ordination Board
    With the help of the list of subjects provided below, you can make a smart choice and decide which exam will be preferable for you?
    Aerospace Engineering
    Agriculture Engineering
    Architecture and planning
    Civil Engineering
    Chemical Engineering
    Computer Science and Information Technology
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    Electrical Engineering
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    Geology and Geophysics
    Instrumentation Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    Mining Engineering
    Metallurgical Engineering
    Production and Industrial Engineering
    Petroleum Engineering
    Engineering Science
    Life Science

    GATE Exam Eligibility Criteria:
    Age Limit: There is no upper age bar. No age registrations is there in the GATE Exam 2017

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