Entrance Examinations

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)

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), and Government of India.

Competitive Scores

The scores received by an individual on the merit basis.

GATE test formats

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).

Two major types of questions in the paper include:

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).
  • Numerical Answer Questions..
Prerequisite/Eligibility Criteria

Final year student or graduate of Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in engineering/ architecture or Master's degree (or equivalent) in science, computer applications, etc.

Cost

The application fee is approx 23 USD for General/OBC male candidate's approx 12 USD for female candidates and approx 12 USD for the SC/ST/PwD category candidates.

Offered

Once a year.

Duration

The GATE examination consists of a single paper of 3 hours duration which contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The question paper will consist of only objective questions.

Total

3 Hours

Test Location

More than 700 examination centres across India.

Test Preperation

Test Materials are always available online or other General Book Stores. Besides there are also many private and authorised GATE coaching classes throughout India.

Recognition

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.

Website

www.gate.iisc.ernet.in

Validity

3 Years.

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