Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering acronym as GATE is conducted on all India basis jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IIS) and Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI).

The GATE score assists students in getting admissions to post-graduate programs (e.g. M.E., M.Tech., direct Ph.D.) in Indian institutes of higher education with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other government agencies.

GATE Advantages

Admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD and some other government scholarships/ assistantships in engineering colleges/institutes are open to those who qualify through GATE.

GATE qualified candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture or Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications are eligible for admission to Masters/Ph.D. programmes in Engineering/Technology/Architecture as well as for Ph.D. programmes in relevant branches of Science with Ministry of Human Recourse Development or other government scholarships/assistantships.

To avail the scholarship, the candidate must secure admission to such a postgraduate programme, as per the prevailing procedure of the admitting institution. However, candidates with a Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture may seek admission to relevant Ph.D. programmes with scholarship/assistantship without appearing in the GATE examination.

Some institutions specify GATE qualification as mandatory even for admission of self-financing students to postgraduate programmes. GATE qualified candidates are also eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR Laboratories and CSIR sponsored projects. Top rank holders in some GATE papers are entitled to apply for Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship awarded by CSIR. Some government organizations prescribe GATE qualification as a requirement for applying to the post of a Scientist/Engineer.

GATE Exam Eligibility

Educational Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (10+2+4) and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.

Master’s degree holders in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.

Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology or in the third or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master degree programme and Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology.

Candidates with qualifications 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. Those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.

Age Limit

The applicant should fulfill the minimum age requirements as prescribed.

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