Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering and Technology. GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven IITs (IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), and Government of India.
Management institutes like NITIE, Mumbai offer admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering on the basis of GATE score
The GATE score of a candidate reflects the relative performance level of a candidate. The score is used for admissions to various post-graduate programmes (eg. M.E., M.Tech, direct Ph.D.) in Indian higher education institutes with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other Government agencies. The score may also be used by Public sector units(PSUs) for employment screening purposes.
Gate Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy (Post-Diploma/ Post B.Sc./4 years after 10+2)
Gate Paper Pattern
In Gate Examination, you will find questions from all the subjects you studied during your engineering. Each examination contains 10 Aptitude questions apart from the core subjects of candidates. GATE examination is commenced in three hours and it does have 65 questions. These 65 question will have a totally value of 100 marks maximum. Gate examination is conducted in 22 subjects by an online Computer Based Test (CBT). A candidate can choose any one of the following listed subjects.
- Aerospace Engineering (AE)
- Agricultural Engineering (AG)
- Architecture and Planning (AR)
- Biotechnology (BT)
- Civil Engineering (CE)
- Chemical Engineering (CH)
- Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)
- Chemistry (CY)
- Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)
- Electrical Engineering (EE)
- Ecology and Evolution (EY)
- Geology and Geophysics (GG)
- Instrumentation Engineering (IN)
- Mathematics (MA)
- Mechanical Engineering (ME)
- Mining Engineering (MN)
- Metallurgical Engineering (MT)
- Physics (PH)
- Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)
- Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)
- Engineering Sciences (XE)
- Life Sciences (XL)
Before going through some gate preparation tips, we’ll have a look at gate paper pattern.
There are three sections in the paper for paper codes – AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF and XE.
(1) Subject Questions (70% of the total marks)
(2) Engineering Mathematics (15% of the total marks)
(3) General Aptitude (15% of the total marks)
Paper pattern of GATE for paper codes – AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL:
(1) Subject Questions (85% of the total marks)
(2) General Aptitude (15% of the total marks)