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Name: GATE
Exam Full Name:: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Category: Research Exams
Website: www.iitb.ac.in/gate
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GATE

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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 Coordination Board - GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

The GATE committee, which comprises of representatives from the administering institutes, is the sole authority for regulating the examination and declaring the results.

GATE is conducted through the constitution of eight zones. The zones and the corresponding administrative institutes

The overall coordination and responsibility of conducting GATE 2013 lies with Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, designated as the Organizing Institute for GATE 2013 .

Admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD and some other Government scholarships/assistantships in engineering colleges/institutes is open to those who qualify in GATE examination. GATE qualified candidates with Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture or Master's degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications are eligible for admission to Master's degree programmes in Engineering/Technology/Architecture as well as for Doctoral programmes in relevant branches of Science with MHRD or other government scholarships/assistantships. To avail the scholarship, the candidate must secure admission to such a postgraduate programme, as per the prevailing procedure of the admitting institution. However, candidates with Master's degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture may seek admission to relevant Doctoral programmes with scholarship/assistantship without appearing in the GATE examination.

Exam Level

National level exam

Syllabus

Contact Information

The following categories of candidates are eligible to appear for GATE 2013:

  •     Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering/Technology/ Architecture (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final year of such programmes.
  •     Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (Post-B.Sc./Post-Diploma) and those who are in the final year of such programmes.
  •   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 programmes.
  •  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.
  • Pre-final year students and diploma holders are not eligible for GATE 2013-14.
        
     

 

 

 

Pattern of Question Papers : Total 65 Questions (ALL Objective Type) Total Marks : 100 Each question has ONLY one correct answer. Answer sheet: OMR (ONLY Black Ink Ball Point Pen is allowed to darken the appropriate bubble)


GATE 2013-14 would contain questions of four different types in engineering papers: : 

  1. Multiple choice questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each.
  2. Common data questions, where two successive questions use the same set of input data.
  3. Linked answer questions, where the answer to the first question of the pair is required in order to answer its successor.
  4. Numerical answer questions, where the answer is a number, to be entered by the candidate using the mouse and a virtual keypad that will be provided on the screen.

Note : Sectional cut-off  ( Technical / Non-Technical like Engineering mathematics & General Aptitude ) are not applied in GATE exam.
In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying 15 marks in General Aptitude (GA) are compulsory.


NOTE: General Aptitude (GA-15 Marks) is common for all the engineering branch ( Civil-CE,  Computer Science-CS, Information technology-IT, CE, Mech, EE, ECE, IN


Engineering Mathematics will carry 15 % of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15 % of the total marks and the remaining 70 % of the total marks is technical in nature.


Engineering Mathematics Syllabus for Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering & Instrumentation Engineering is same and same question would be asked in the examination of gate 2013.


Engineering Mathematics Syllabus for Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering & Mechanical Engineering is same and same question would be asked in the examination of gate 2013.


Engineering Mathematics Syllabus for computer science & IT Engineering: Few Topics are common with Electrical, Electronics, mechanical engineering.


Marking scheme: Negative marking of 1/3rd for One marks question and Negative marking of 2/3rd for Two marks question.


Unattempted question: No Marks


Linked answer question pair:  Each question carries 2 marks, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer to the first question only. There is no negative marking for wrong answer to the second question of the linked answer question pair.
 If the first question in the linked pair is wrongly answered or is unattempted, then the answer to the second question in the pair will not be evaluated. There is no negative marking for numerical answer type questions.


Common DATA : Multiple choice type : Equal marks to all related questions.


General Aptitude (GA) Section: Same Question will be asked for Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering & Instrumentation engineering in the examination of gate 2013.


Same Question will be asked for Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering & Mechanical Engineering in the examination of gate 2013.
In all papers, GA questions are of multiple choice types, and carry a total of 15 marks. The GA section includes 5 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 10 marks)
Question 1 to 25 : One mark each  ( Negative marking 1/3rd  )
Question 26 to 55 : Two  mark each   ( Negative marking 2/3rd  )
Question 56 to 65 : General Aptitude  ( total 15 marks )  : ( Negative marking 1/3rd  for One marks & 2/3rd  for Two  mark  )
Question 56 to 60  : One mark each          Question 61 to 65  : Two  mark each
NOTE : Calculator is allowed whereas charts, graph sheet or Tables are NOT allowed in the examination hall.

                                                           Schedule for GATE 2013-14

 

 

commencement of Online Application submission :

Saturday

1st September 2012
(00:00 Hrs)

Last date for Submission of Online Application :

Sunday

30th September 2012
(23:00 Hrs)

Receipt of printed version of ONLINE Application :

Monday

8th October 2012 

Last date for request of change of city :

Tuesday

20th November 2012

Availability of GATE 2013 admit card on Online Application Interface :

Wednesday

5th December, 2012

GATE 2013 Online Examination for Papers : CE

Sunday

20th January 2013
( 09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs)

GATE 2013 Online Examination for Papers : CH

Sunday

20th January 2013
(14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs)

GATE 2013 Offline Examination for Papers : CS & ME

Sunday

10th February 2013
( 09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs)

GATE 2013 Offline Examination for Papers : EC, EE and IN

Sunday

10th February 2013
( 14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs)

Announcement of GATE 2013 Results :

Friday

15 March 2013
( 10:00 Hrs)


NOTE : SOLUTION of GATE 2013 will be uploaded same day of examination.


GATE 2013 : ALL-India Test series : starting on 20th August 2012


Discussion session on GATE 2013 paper will be held at all centres after 3 days of examination.
Email at :     gate.eii@gmail.com

 

 

 


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