GATE 2016

About the Exam

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science. GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.

The GATE score of a candidate reflects the relative performance level of a candidate. The score is used for admissions to various post-graduate education programs (e.g. Master of Engineering, Master of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy) in Indian higher education institutes, with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other government agencies. Recently, GATE scores are also being used by several Indian public sector undertakings (i.e., government-owned companies) for recruiting graduate engineers in entry-level positions. It is one of the most competitive examinations in India. Based on success story of IIT all over the world, GATE is also recognized by various international institutes such as Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2016 (No age limit)

Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree/ Examination (Descriptive) Description of Eligible candidates Yr of Qualification cannot be later than
B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm. Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering/Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs. Currently in the final year or already completed 2016
B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (Five years course) Currently in the final year or already completed 2016
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S. Bachelor’s degree in Science(Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 4th year or already completed 2016
M.Sc. /M.A./MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the final year or already completed 2016
Int. M.E/M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year program) Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed 2018
Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree (afterDiploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (Five year program) Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed 2017
Int. M.Sc/Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the final year or already completed 2016
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.) B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India) Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA

Candidates from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or Post-graduate (M.Sc.) degree in any relevant science subject.

Application Details :

For GATE 2016, all information related to the candidates will be available in a single GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).

Candidates have to register and fill the application via ONLINE mode ONLY. The photograph, signature, thumb impression, qualifying degree certificate, and category certificate (SC/ST/PwD) wherever applicable, must be uploaded during the online application. Candidates shall be required to enter the specified number in their identification card of any one of Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, valid College ID, Employee identification or and Driving License. The candidate who do not have any of these identity cards, may please get one of these cards issued before application procedure. Please note that no application form is available for sale anywhere.

For International candidates, ONLY a valid Passport/ Government issued

ID/College ID/ Employee ID shall be accepted as the recognized identification.

Admit Cards :

Admit Card: Admit cards have to be downloaded from the GOAPS website tentatively from 5th January 2016. The candidate has to bring a printed copy of the admit card to the test centre along with the original identification card whose number has been given in the application (Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, Valid College ID, Employee identification card or Driving License). For International candidates, ONLY a valid Passport/ Government issued ID/College ID/ Employee ID shall be accepted as the recognized identification. The only permitted photo identifications are; Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, Valid College ID, Employee identification card or Driving License. NO candidate shall be allowed to enter the examination hall (however, the Center gate shall be closed 25 minutes after start of the examination) after 30 minutes of the start of the examination.

Types of Questions :

The GATE examination shall be of 3 hours duration with a maximum of 100 marks. The question paper for GATE 2016 will consist of questions of both multiple-choice type and numerical answer type. For multiple choice type questions, candidates have to choose the answer from the given choices. For numerical answer type questions, candidates have to enter a number as the answer using a virtual keypad.

Important Dates

GATE  Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens for Enrollment, Application Filling, Application Submission September 1, 2015 (Tuesday)
Last Date for Submission of Online Application through Website October 8, 2015 (Thursday)
Last Date for Request for Change in the Choice of Examination City via GOAPS login November 20, 2015 (Friday)
Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Interface for printing December 29, 2015 (Tuesday)
GATE 2016 Online Examination January 30 to February 07, 2016
Forenoon: 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
Afternoon: 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM
(On Saturdays and Sundays only)
Announcement of Results on the Online Application Website March 19,   2016 (Saturday)

Weightage/Syllabi

AE: Aerospace Engineering AG: Agricultural Engineering AR: Architecture and Planning BT: Biotechnology CE: Civil Engineering CH: Chemical Engineering CS: Computer Science and Information Technology CY: Chemistry EC: Electronics and Communications EE: Electrical Engineering EY: Ecology and Evolution GG: Geology and Geophysics IN: Instrumentation Engineering MA: Mathematics ME: Mechanical Engineering MN: Mining Engineering MT: Metallurgical Engineering PE: Petroleum Engineering PH: Physics PI: Production and Industrial Engineering TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science XE (A-H): Engineering Sciences XL (P-U): Life Sciences

Pattern of Question Papers

Pattern of Question Papers

In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks are in General Aptitude (GA).

In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% percentage of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

In the papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

GATE 2016 would contain questions of two different types in various papers:

(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).

(ii) Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions.

Marking Scheme

For 1-mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-marks multiple-choice questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. There is no negative marking for numerical answer type questions.

Marks No. of questions Total Marks
2 35 70
1 30 30
Total 65 Questions 100 Marks

How to Apply

All candidates have to apply only ONLINE. Details of the application fee are shown in table. The application fee is non-refundable.

    PwD means a person who is physically challenged. For International candidates, there is no need to attach PwD (person with disability) certificate and category (SC/ST) is NOT APPLICABLE.

    The examination fee is uniform for all (US Dollars 50)

    Application Process:

    Fees:

    Women candidates / SC / ST / PwD category candidates INR 750/-
    All other candidates INR 1500/-

    GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS)

    An online interface is provided for your interaction with the GATE Office. With this interface you can,

    1. Apply for the examination online.

    2. Upload photograph, signature, thumb impression and other relevant documents such as, graduation certificate, category certificate (wherever applicable) etc.

    3. Pay the application fee through net-banking or debit card or e-challan.

    4. Check the Status of your application form: Received, Under Scrutiny,

    Accepted, Defect Status, Status after Rectification, Rejected with Valid Reasons, Admit Card Ready for Download, etc.

    5. Contact the zonal GATE Office in case of any queries/problems.

    6. Download Admit Card.

    7. View your answers, marks and GATE score. The login to this interface uses your GOAPS password. Keep your password information safe, secure and confidential. The application procedure remains same for International candidates. The international candidates must have a passport for making application.

    GATE 2016 Question Papers :

    Link : http://www.gate.iisc.ernet.in/?page_id=340

    Contact :

    Email Id : helpdesk@gate.iisc.ernet.in

    Tel No. : 080 – 2360 6761/2/3/4/5

    Address : Indian Institute of Science Bangalore 560012, India

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