About the GATE Exam

 

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is conducted by Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology.From 2016 GATE Examinations for all the 22 papers will be conducted by an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT).It will be held during forenoon and afternoon sessions on alternate weekends (Saturday and Sunday) between 1st February 2016 and 2nd March 2016. Examination for some of the papers in GATE 2016 will be held in multiple sessions. To get admission for Master degree courses of Engineering in top Engineering Colleges in India required GATE Score.

GATE Exam details :-

Paper Subject No of questions Time limit Marks Negative mark Syllabus
Paper 1 Any subject 65 3 h 100 yes GATE 2016 Syllabus

 

How GATE score is Calculated ?

There is a total of 65 questions and maximum marks one can score is 100, with 1 negative marks for each wrong answer  

After the evaluation of the answers, the raw marks obtained by a candidate will be converted to a normalized GATE Score.

From 2013, the GATE score is computed by a new formula.

The GATE Score of a candidate is computed from:
            
 S =    Sq  +  ( St  -  Sq )  (  M - Mq )  /  (  Mt  -  Mq  )  

where,

S = GATE Score (normalised) of a candidate,

M = Marks obtained by a candidate in a paper,

Mq = Qualifying marks for general category candidates in the paper,

Mt = Average Marks of top 0.1% or 10 (which ever is higher) of candidates in the paper,

St = GATE Score assigned to Mt (around 900), and

Sq = GATE Score assigned to Mq (around 300).

Mq is usually 25 marks (out of 100) or μ+σ, whichever is higher. Here μ is the mean of marks in a paper and σ is the standard deviation.

GATE score remains valid for up to two year from the date of issue.

 

Old formula:-

Till GATE 2012 the score was calculated using the formula: GATE score

     s = 10 {  a+    sg   [  m - a  /  s   ] }

Where

m = marks obtained by the candidate.

a = average of marks of all candidates who appeared in the paper mentioned on this scorecard in GATE for that year

S = standard deviation of marks of all candidates who appeared in the paper mentioned on this scorecard in GATE for that year

ag= global average of marks of all candidates who appeared across all papers and years

sg= global standard deviation of marks of all candidates who appeared across all papers and years

 

Who writes it ?

 

When do people start preparing for GATE test ?

Which College / university accepts GATE test ?

Almost all AICTE/UGC approved Engineering Colleges/Universities/ Deemed Universities/ IITs NITS etc accept Gate scores

 

When and where do people take it ?

Test centers: -

Online Examination Cities:

Examinations for all the 22 papers will be conducted by an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT)

Tentative list of the cities (zone-wise)

See also :-

 

GATE question patterns : Question Pattern of GATE 2016

GATE Papers and Structure : Structure of GATE 2016

GATE Registrations :-

Candidates need to apply/register ONLINE for GATE. Application process for GATE is entirely ONLINE, and sale of application forms through banks / GATE office counters has been discontinued. Details for applying ONLINE are available on the websites of IISc and the seven IITs as given below

Websites of IISc and IITs

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IISc Bengaluru

gate.iisc.ernet.in

IIT Bombay

www.iitb.ac.in/gate

IIT Delhi

http://gate.iitd.ac.in

IIT Guwahati

www.iitg.ernet.in/gate

IIT Kanpur

www.iitk.ac.in/gate

IIT Kharagpur

gate.iitkgp.ac.in

IIT Madras

gate.iitm.ac.in

IIT Roorkee

www.iitr.ac.in/gate

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