Know All About GATE Exams

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) Exams, a computer-based test is conducted across the national level and the passing scores availed in these exams are mandatory for the Engineering graduate students who aspire to get admission into the Post Graduate programs such as the Masters or Doctoral with the MoE(Ministry of Education). Those who qualify in these GATE exams are also eligible for financial assistance for these programs and other Government Scholarships or Assistantships, subject to the institutes’ other admission criteria. Meanwhile, GATE exam scores are considered by some Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) for their recruitment process and also by other Indian universities as well as by those abroad for the admissions process.

Since we have realised the significance of GATE exams and scoring the required marks in these, candidates who appear for the exam strive hard to prepare themselves for these GATE Exams. One of the most crucial resources that helps the candidates to prepare most proficient for the exams, other than the textbooks or question papers, are the GATE syllabus on the selected subject by the candidates for the current academic year exam.

Admissions and Applications Process of GATE Exams

GATE exams are typically held for twenty-seven Subjects (GATE papers) and constitute 65 questions. These include objective types (Multiple Choice Questions, Multiple Select Questions and Numerical Answer type questions) accounting for a 3-hour duration. In addition, candidates have to choose two subject combinations from the mentioned list of combinations of papers by the GATE conducting body. The final allotment of these two subject papers is dependent on the GATE exam dates and infrastructure availability.

Meanwhile, find out details of the marks allotted for the question types from the table provided below:

Multiple Choice Questions ( MCQs) 1 Marks

2 Marks

Multiple Select Questions (MSQs) 1 Marks

2 Marks

Numerical Answer Type Questions( NATs) 1 Marks

2 Marks

GATE Exams Eligibility Criteria And Admissions Process

Below given are the eligibility criteria to appear for the GATE exams. So, let us browse through the points mentioned here:

  • There is no age limit to appearing for the GATE exams.
  • The candidate has to be an Indian Citizen. Meanwhile, candidates from other countries can apply for GATE if they satisfy the given eligibility criteria.
  • There is no minimum pass percentage required in the qualifying degree to appear for GATE exams.
  • The candidates should have passed or should be in their final year of Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology (B.E./B. Tech) or Postgraduate (M.Sc.) degree in any relevant science subject.

In the meantime, the applications will be accepted online only via the GATE 2021 website. And a candidate appearing for two papers has only to fill one application. Also, the GATE scorecard is valid for three years from the day that the results are officially announced. While applying online, the candidate must submit the photograph in a valid format, the signature and the correct category certificate, and an identity photo ID online. Candidates are advised to visit the official portal of GATE exams to check out details and proper instructions for the application process. After filling the required information and documents, candidates can also pay the applicable application fees online. Finally, candidates can submit the application.

After the entire applications process, the candidate must appear for the exams and get the qualifying marks to be eligible for admissions to the required programs. Therefore, one of the best ways to prepare for these exams conducted by GATE is to prepare most diligently for the respective papers. Following the exams, the results are then released on the official website, as per schedule. For any further information about the exams, candidates can also look up the official website.

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