GATE Full Form What is GATE?
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India.
Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and/or financial assistance to (i) Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and (ii) Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Arts and Science, in the institutions supported by the MoE and other Government agencies. Even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MoE scholarship/assistantship, the GATE qualification is mandatory. Further, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process.
The information in this brochure is mainly categorized into Pre-Examination (Eligibility, Application Submission, Examination Centres, etc.), Examination (Pattern, Marks / Score, etc.), and Post-Examination (Answers, Contests, Results, Scorecard, etc.) sections.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is basically a national examination on the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering / Technology / Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Arts, Commerce, and Science.
Administration (Gate Full Form)
GATE is administered jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (namely, IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee). The GATE Committee, which comprises representatives from the administering institutes, is the sole authority for regulating the examination and for declaring the results.
For administrative purposes, the examination cities in India are segregated into eight zones. The operations related to GATE, in each of the eight zones, are managed by a Zonal GATE Office at the administering institute (IIT or IISc).
Use of GATE Score for Employment (Gate Full Form)
In the past, several Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have used GATE scores to shortlist the candidates for employment. A few such organizations are Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), and Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI).
Direct recruitment to Group A level posts in Central government, i.e., Senior Field Officer (Tele), Senior Research Officer (Crypto), and Senior Research Officer (S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat, The government of India is now being carried out on the basis of the GATE score. The details of the scheme of recruitment are normally published in National Newspapers / Employment News / Rozgar Samachar by the concerned authority.
Some other Governments of India Organizations have also expressed their interest to utilize the GATE score for their recruitment purpose.
About GATE (Gate Full Form)
. Examination for all the 27 subjects (papers) will be conducted as ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT).
• The online examination papers will contain some questions of (i) Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type, where only one option out of four options is correct. The remaining questions may be of (ii) Multiple Select Question (MSQ) type, where one or more than one options out of four options is/are correct, and/or (iii) Numerical Answers Type (NAT) where the answer must be keyed in by the candidate using a virtual keypad. The candidates will use ONLY an on-screen virtual calculator provided for the examination.
Eligibility for GATE (Gate Full Form)
Before starting the application process, the candidate must ensure that he/she meets the educational eligibility criteria of GATE.
A candidate who is currently studying in the 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program OR has already completed any government-approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts is eligible for appearing in the GATE 2021 exam.
GATE Papers (Gate Full Form)
GATE will be conducted on 27 subjects (papers). the list of papers and paper codes for GATE. A candidate is allowed to appear in ANYONE or UP TO TWO papers of the GATE examination. However, note that the combination of TWO papers in which a candidate can appear MUST be from the pre-defined list as given below. Also, note that for a paper running in multiple sessions, a candidate will be mapped to appear for the examination in one of the sessions ONLY.
GATE Paper Code GATE Paper Code (Gate Full Form)
Aerospace Engineering AE Instrumentation Engineering IN
Agricultural Engineering AG Mathematics MA
Architecture and Planning AR Mechanical Engineering ME
Bio-medical Engineering BM Mining Engineering MN
Biotechnology BT Metallurgical Engineering MT
Civil Engineering CE Petroleum Engineering PE
Chemical Engineering CH Physics PH
Computer Science and Information Technology CS
Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Chemistry CY Statistics ST
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
Electrical Engineering EE Engineering Sciences XE*
Environmental Science & Engineering ES Humanities & Social Sciences XH**
Ecology and Evolution EY Life Sciences XL***
Geology and Geophysics GG
Note: Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Sciences (XH) are two new papers introduced in GATE.