21 December 2016

What is the full form of GATE Exam

Full-Form of GATE :

  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 
The GATE is an entrance exam conducted in all-India level for admitting students into various postgraduates programs in the field of engineering, science and technology.
The exam is conducted by a collaboration of 7 IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) ad IISc (Indian Institute of Science).
The seven IITs include Delhi, Mumbai, Kanpur, Guwahati, Chennai, Kharagpur, and Roorkee and one IISc at Bangalore.

Gate exam is conducted in many subjects are as follows :
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering 
  • Computer Science and Information Technology 
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Bio-Technology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
Eligibility :
  • Bachelor degree holders in Engineering/Technology/Architecture i.e B.E./B.Tech/B.Arch
  • Master degree holders in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Computer Applications i.e. M.Sc/M.A./MCA
The examination is of 3 hours duration and contains a total of 65 questions worth a maximum of 100 marks. 

Each subject's test contains 10 questions that test the "general aptitude" (language and analytic skills), apart from the core subject of the discipline.

From 2014 onward, the examination for all the papers is carried out in an online Computer Based Test (CBT) mode where the candidates are shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen. 
The questions consist of both multiple-choice questions (four answer options out of which the correct one has to be chosen) and numerical answer type questions (the answer is a real number, to be entered via an on-screen keypad and computer mouse).

GATE results are usually declared about one month after the examinations are over. The results show the total marks scored by a candidate, the GATE score, the all-India rank and the cut off marks for various categories in the candidate's paper. 

The score is valid for 3 years from the date of announcement of the results. The score cards are issued only to qualified candidates.