ABOUT GATE

  • Administered and conducted jointly by IISc and IITs.
  • Gate notification comes in the month of September.
  • Gate is an online computer based test (CBT).
  • A candidate is allowed to appear in only one of the 23 papers.
  • There is no upper age limits.
  • No restriction on the number of attempts.
  • GATE score is valid for 3 years from the date of announcement of result.
  • Candidates have to apply only online.

GATE EXAM PATTERN

GATE PAPER

Total questions        -       65
Time allowed     -    3hrs
Total Marks     -    100

SUBJECT WISE MARKS

General aptitude        -       15MARKS
Engineering mathematics     -    12-15MARKS
Respective engineering discipline     -     70-73

Question Marks Total Negative Mark
1-5 1M 5M 0.33
6-10 2M 10M 0.66
11-35 1M 25M 0.33
36-65 2M 60M 0.66
65Q 100M

ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY

  • Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (4 years after 10+2/ Post-B.Sc./ Post-Diploma) and those who are in the ?nal year of such programs.
  • Master's degree holders in any branch of Science / Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the ?nal year of such programs.
  • Candidates in the second or higher year of Four-year integrated master's degree programs (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology. Candidates in the fourth or higher year of Five-year integrated master's degree programs or Dual Degree programs in Engineering/Technology.
  • Candidates with quali?cations obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by iE(i), AMICE(i) by the institute of Civil Engineers (India)-iCE(i)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech.
  • Students who qualify in GATE EXAM entitled to a stipend of Rd 12,400/- per month during their M.E,M.TECH,M.S (By Research) program in IIS c ,IIT s,NITs, Central universities, government colleges, and private colleges.
  • GATE is also an eligibility clause for the award of Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR Laboratories. M.TECH .degree is mandatory for those wishing to apply for research positions in R&D centers.
  • Public sector undertaking such as HAL, BHEL, Indian oil corporation, MY PC, Power Grid, Bhabha atomic centre are using the GATE score for recruiting candidates for their organizations.
  • The students who qualify this test are eligible for Master's degree at NTU & NUS, (National university of Singapore),Singapore.
  • A GATE score is preferred for technical interviews in many private recruitment.
  • A GATE score helps students to join in reputed companies as well as off-campus recruitment.

WEIGHTAGE OF SUBJECT IN GATE

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Subject 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
General Aptitude 15 15 15 15 15 15
Engg. Maths 13 8 8 13 14 13
Geotechnical Engineering 15 14 12 14 14 13
Environmental Engineering 10 8 9 8 10 11
Transportation Engineering 9 9 10 8 6 8
Strength of Materials 10 9 9 6 4 8
FM & HM 5 9 13 9 7 7
Structural analysis 0 9 8 6 7 6
RCC 8 5 6 7 4 5
Surveying 3 5 5 6 4 4
Hydrology 7 6 2 4 3 4
Design of Steel Structures 3 1 1 2 2 2
Irrigation 2 2 2 2 2 2

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Subject 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
General Aptitude 15 15 15 15 15 15
Engg. Maths 10 13 11 9 14 13
Electrical Machines 9 6 13 13 10 14
Electric Field & Circuit 12 11 10 14 17 13
Control System 10 10 8 10 10 10
Power System 12 8 10 9 10 9
Power Electronics 11 12 7 7 10 8
Signals & Systems 7 8 8 7 6 6
Analog Electronics 6 10 6 6 2 5
Measurments 3 4 6 4 2 4
Digital Electronics & MP 5 3 6 6 4 3

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Subject 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
General Aptitude 15 15 15 15 15 15
Engg. Maths 15 15 13 14 13 13
Production Engg 13 17 14 16 15 15
Thermal Engg 12 10 10 10 10 10
Strength of Material 11 6 6 8 10 9
FM & HM 4 6 6 8 10 9
Theory of Machines 7 9 11 9 7 7
Heat Transfer 8 8 6 10 7 6
IM & OR 6 4 6 6 5 6
Engg. Mechanics 4 4 5 3 6 5
Machine Design 5 6 6 4 4 5

ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING

Subject 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
General Aptitude 15 15 15 15 15 15
Engg. Maths 12 12 13 9 11 12
Signal & Systems 7 10 14 10 13 11
Digital & Micro Processors 5 6 10 7 6 10
Control Systems 9 7 6 7 9 9
EMT 12 6 8 8 11 8
Communication 10 7 11 9 10 8
Analog Electronics 7 7 6 7 7 8
VLSI 2 6 6 7 6 7
Network Theory 12 15 5 10 8 6
EDC 9 9 6 11 5 6

INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERING

Subject 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
General Aptitude 15 15 15 15 15 15
Engg. Maths 13 14 10 8 12 8
Analog Electronics 5 18 13 13 11 14
Electrical Circuit 16 10 9 11 10 11
Signals & Systems 9 15 8 12 12 10
Control System 13 7 10 8 12 10
Measurements 5 2 8 8 9 10
Sensor 10 14 12 9 7 10
Optical Instrumentation 9 2 8 9 4 8
Digital Electronics 5 3 7 7 8 4

PRODUCTION AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Subject 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
General Aptitude 15 15 15 15 15 15
Discrete Maths 18 13 23 23 16 16
Theory of Computation 8 8 6 6 9 10
Computer Organization 6 13 8 8 9 10
Programming Languages 7 4 3 4 6 10
Computer Network 10 6 8 10 9 8
DBMS 11 10 8 6 4 8
Design and Analysis of Algorithms 6 10 7 10 11 6
Operating Systems 10 10 7 6 9 6
Digital Logics 1 3 6 4 4 5
Compiler Design 2 3 3 4 4 4
Data Structure 6 5 6 4 4 2

COMPUTER SCIENCE ENGINEERING

Subject 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
General Aptitude 15 15 15 15 15 15
Engg. Maths 15 15 13 13 13 13
IM & OR 18 22 20 18 20 26
Production Engineering 22 24 28 24 26 25
SM & Engg. Mechanics 8 4 8 12 10 5
Machine Design 3 4 2 0 0 5
FM 4 4 2 4 5 4
Material Science 3 2 3 4 3 4
Thermal Engineering 6 4 4 4 3 2
Heat Transfer 2 2 2 2 2 1
Theory of Machines 4 4 3 4 3 0

PSUs THROUGH GATE SCORE

IOCL        -       Indian Oil Corporation Ltd,
HPCL     -    Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd,
ONGC     -    Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd,
NTPC     -    National Thermal Power Corporation
NHPC     -    National Hydroelectric Power Corporation
BARC     -    Baba Atomic Research Centre
BPCL     -    Bharath Petroleum Corporation
CEL     -    Central Electronic Limited
COAL     -    Coal India Pvt Ltd
OPGC     -    Orissa Power Generation Corporation
MDL     -    Mazagon Dock Limited
NLCL     -    Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited
NBCC     -    National Building Construction Corporation
WBSEDCL     -    West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd
OIL     -    Oil India Limited
MECL     -    Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited
NFL     -    National Fertilizer Limited
IPR     -    Institute for Plasma Research
PSPCL     -    Punjab State Power Corporation Limited
THDC     -    Tehri Hydro Development Croporation
BBNL     -    Bharath Broadband Network Limited
RITES     -    Railway Infrastructure Technical & Economic Service
IRCON     -    Indian Railway Construction Company Limited
GSCEL     -    Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited
NHAI     -    National Highway Authority of India
KRIBHCO     -    Krishak bharati cooperative limited
MRVC     -    Maharastra Road Vikas Corporation
NTC     -    National Textile Corporation
RVNL     -    Rail Vikas Nigam Limited
BNPM     -    Bank Note Paper Mill india Pvt Limited
EDCIL     -    Educational Consultant Indian Limited
NALCO     -    National Aluminium Company Limited
PGCIL     -    Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
HAL     -    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
BHEL     -    Bharath Heavy Electrical Limited
MYTL     -    Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited
VSNL     -    Videsi Sanchar Nigam Limited
IGCAR     -    Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
GAIL     -    Gas Authority of India Ltd
ECIL     -    Electronics Corporation of India Limited

PSU THROUGH INDIVIDUAL WRITTEN TEST

BSNL(JTO)        -       Bharath Sanchar Nigam Limited
RRB     -    Railway Requirement Board
SSC     -    Staff Selection Commission
AAI     -    Airports Authority of India
SAIL     -    Steel Authority of India Limted
ISRO     -    Indian Space Research organization
DRDO     -    Defense Research and Development Organizations
GRSC     -    Garden Research Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited
TVNL     -    TenughatVidyut Nigam Limited
BIS     -    Bureau of Indian Standards
JUVNL     -    Jharkhand UrjaVikash Nigam Limited
BEL     -    Bharat Electronics Limited
JPSC     -    Jharkhand Public Service Commission
WAPCOS     -    Water Resources,Power and Infrastructure sector
TSGENCO     -    Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Ltd
TSNPDCL     -    Telangana State Northern Power Distribution Company Limited
TSTRANSCO     -    Transmission Corporation of Telangana Limited
MESCOM     -    Mangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited
EIL     -    Engineers private Limitedz