Gate Syllabus and Gate Exam Pattern: GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is an all-India entrance examination that mainly tests the complete understanding of various UG subjects in engineering and science. GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is conducted mutually by the Indian Institute of Science and 7 Indian Institutes of Technology organizations (IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Madras, IIT Bombay,IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpurand IIT Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, MHRD (Ministry of Human Resources Development), Government of India. GATE exam is conducted in February every year. Many students who have completed B.tech and UG courses can apply for the GATE exam and GATE results are commonly declared about one month after the examinations are completed. The results display the total marks secured by a candidate, score card contains the GATE score, the all-India rank and the cut off marks. The Gate score is valid for 2 years from the date of declaration of the results. The GATE score cards are allotted to only the qualified candidates.
GATE score of a candidate show the qualified performance level of a candidate. The GATE score is used for taking admissions to various post-graduate courses (i.e. Master of Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, and Master of Technology) in IIT’S and Indian higher education institutes, with financial support provided by MHRD and other government organizations. Now GATE scores are used by several Indian public sector undertakings organizations (like government-owned companies) for recruiting graduate engineers to many jobs. GATE is one of the most popular competitive examinations in India.
The instructions and rules for qualifying marks are varied from year to year. The qualifying marks (out of 100) are different for different subjects as well as different categories.
From 2014 the GATE examination for all the papers is carried out in an online mode exam i.e. Computer Based Test (CBT). Where the candidates are shown the questions in an arbitrary sequence on a computer screen. The candidates are advised to select either the answer (for multiple-choice question) or enter the answer for numerical answer using a mouse on a virtual keyboard.