As percieved by many, GATE is not only meant for ME/MTech which leads to the teaching career only, there are many other advantages of taking GATE such as employment in PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings), direct recruitment to Group A level posts in Central Government and some other Government of India Organizations. GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national level exam for admission to M.Tech/ Ph.D. and other Government Assistantships in the field of engineering and technology.
|Conducting Authority||IIT Guwahati|
|Mode of Exam||Online – Computer Based Test|
|Number of Questions||65|
|No. of Papers||23|
|Duration of GATE 2018||3 hours|
|Use of GATE Score Card for Employment||PSUs, Central Government and Government of India Organization|
The academic qualification to apply for GATE 2018 are:
GATE Syllabus is released on the official website by IIT Guwahati for all the 23 disciplines. Candidates can check out the detailed syllabus for the related discipline on the important topics to be asked in the exam.
Every candidate can apply for one stream among all the 23 papers for which GATE 2018 is conducted. The total weightage of the GATE Exam is 100 marks.
GATE Result will be declared on March 17, 2018. Candidates can check the result by using their GATE 2018 login credentials.
GATE cut off is the minimum score which must be scored by candidate in order to reserve a seat. The cut off varies for different institutes, streams and the category of candidate. The expected GATE cut offs (stream-wise) for the year 2018 is provided below (on the basis of previous year cut offs)
|Streams||General Category||OBC Category||SC/ST Category|
|Chemical Engineering (CH)||33.1||29.7||22.0|
|Civil Engineering (CE)||22.5||22.5||16.6|
|Computer Science & Information Technology (CS)||25.0||22.5||16.6|
|Electronics & Communications Engg. (EC)||25.0||22.5||16.6|
|Electrical Engineering (EE)||25.1||22.5||16.7|
|Instrumentation Engineering (IE)||31.6||28.4||21.0|
|Mechanical Engineering (ME)||26.6||29.6||19.7|
GATE Exam Counselling is done separately by various IITs, NITs and other institutes. Candidates after having qualified in GATE have to appear for GD/ PI for admission. For admissions, candidates have to check notification by GATE participating institutes.
For admission in NITs, IITs and in some government funded colleges, a centralized counselling – CCMT (Centralized Counselling for M.Tech/M.Plan) will be conducted. IITs and IISc will conduct their separate counselling process. Most of the other participating universities and state wise institutions will conduct their own counselling process.
All the IITs conduct their own counselling process for the admission in M.Tech programs.