Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
What is GATE?
GATE - Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is an examination which is conducted for Master of Engineering (ME), Masters in Technology (MTech) and direct PhD admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other institutes/universities across India. It also opens the gateway to booming public sector organisations (PSUs) and in the field of research. Some of the PSUs and research organizations which use GATE score for providing jobs include ONGC, NTPC, GAIL, HPCL, PGCIL, BHEL, BSNL, HPCL, NHPC, BARC, DRDO, etc.
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 Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science for admission into the Masters Program and Recruitment by some Public Sector Companies. GATE Examination is conducted jointly by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology at Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Chennai, Roorkee & Indian Institute of Science at Bengaluru on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India.
Organising Institute for GATE 2023 is Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
GATE : What’s New
- Two new subjects – Geomatics Engineering (GE) and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NM). The total number of subjects in GATE 2023 has increased to 29.
- In another newly introduced change, students applying for GATE 2023 can also opt for two different papers from the prescribed set of combinations.
- Eligibility criteria to appear for GATE-2023 is relaxed from the minimum 10+2+4 (ongoing) to minimum 10+2+3 (ongoing), enabling even those in the third year of their undergraduate studies to appear for the examination, thus providing an additional opportunity to candidates to improve their performance to secure better career options.
- All test papers of GATE 2023 will be entirely objective type. Pattern of questions may include (i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), (ii) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and/or (iii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.
Combination of Two Papers Allowed
(Subject to availability of infrastructure and schedule)
|Code of The First|
|Codes of Papers Allowed as The Second|
|AG||ES, GE, XE, XL|
|BM||BT, EC, IN, XL|
|CE||AE, AR, ES, GE, NM|
|CH||PE , XE|
|CS||EC, GE, MA, ST|
|EC||IN, PH, EE, CS, GE|
|ES||AG, CE, GE|
|GE||CE, GG, ES, MN|
|GG||GE, MN, PE, PH|
|IN||EC, EE, PH|
|MA||CS, GE, PH, ST|
|ME||AE, CH, NM, PI, XE|
|MN||GE, GG, XE|
|NM||AE, CE, XE|
|PE||CH, GG, XE|
|PH||EC, GE, GG, IN, MA, MT, ST, XE|
|PI||ME, MT, XE|
|XE||AE, AG, CH, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, NM|
|XL||BM, BT, CY, EY|