Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)

GATE- Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is an examination which opens the gateway to booming public organisations and in the field of research . GATE is an All-India examination administered and conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE Committee comprising of Faculty members from IISc, Bangalore and other seven IIT’s on behalf of the National Coordinating Board, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development.

The following table shows the organizing institutes in various years:

Eligibility criteria for GATE are:

  • Students who have a bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Science (B.E./B.Tech/B.S.)

(Any candidate with 3 or 4 years after bachelor’s degree in science or diploma in Engineering/Technology or 4 years after 10+2 or in the final academic year of any of the courses mentioned above can appear for GATE)

  • Students who have a bachelor’s degree in Architecture course

(Any candidate with 5 years after 10+2 or candidates in the final academic year of this course can appear for GATE)

  • Students who have a master’s degree in Engineering/Technology (M.E./M.Tech)

(Any candidate in second or higher academic year of these courses can appear for GATE)

  • Students who have a master’s degree in Science or equivalent

(Any candidate in the final academic year of these courses can appear for GATE)

  • Any candidate who has gained qualification through national-level competitive exams such as AICTE/MHRD/UPSE can appear for GATE

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Mechanical Engineering

  • Design of Mechanical Equipment or Machine Design
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Manufacturing Science & Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Material Science & management

Civil Engineering

  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Construction Engineering &Management
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Rock Engineering & Underground Structure
  • Computer Science and Engineering & Information Technology

Electrical Engineering

  • Power Electronics
  • Machines & Drives
  • Power Systems
  • Control & Automation
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation Technology

GATE syllabus varies for students from different educational backgrounds and qualifications.

For Civil Engineering:

Engineering Mathematics, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Geomatics Engineering

For Electrical Engineering:

Engineering Mathematics, Electric Circuits, Electromagnetic Fields, Signals and Systems, Electrical Machines, Power Systems, Control Systems, Electrical and Electronic Measurements, Analog and Digital Electronics, Power Electronics

For Mechanical Engineering:

Engineering Mathematics, Applied Mechanics and Design, Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering

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GATE 2019 Exam consists of Multiple Choice Questions and Numerical Type Questions in all papers & sections. Multiple Choice Questions will contain 4 options, of which only one is correct. For Numerical Type Questions a numerical value as the answer should be entered using mouse and virtual keyboard on the monitor. The following are type of Questions:

The questions in a paper may be designed to test the following abilities:

(i) Recall: These are based on facts, principles, formulae or laws in the discipline of the paper. The candidate is expected to be able to obtain the answer either from his/her memory of the subject or at most from a one-line computation.

(ii) Comprehension: These questions will test the candidate’s understanding of the basics of his/her field, by requiring him/her to draw simple conclusions from fundamental ideas.

(iii) Application: In these questions, the candidate is expected to apply his/her knowledge either through computation or by logical reasoning.

(iv) Analysis and Synthesis: In these questions, the candidate is presented with data, diagrams, images, etc. that require analysis before a question can be answered. A Synthesis question might require the candidate to compare two or more pieces of information. Questions in this category could, for example, involve candidates in recognizing unstated assumptions, or separating useful information from irrelevant information.

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