If you are seeking advanced engineering education then the GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is the ideal entrance examination for young engineers to achieve the career goals. It is an all India examination, which is administered collaboratively by the seven IIT's that include IIT Delhi, IIT Roorkee, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kharapur, IIT Bombay and IIT Madras and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The GATE examination is conducted at the national level for admission to post graduate program of engineering, pharmacy, technology and architecture. Through this entrance examination, engineers get an opportunity to pursue ME, M.Tech or Ph.D. in reputed educational institutes of India. Apart from this, financial assistance is provided to meritorious candidates by the MHRD and various Government agencies. The GATE scores primarily measure the competency level of candidates in respective areas of the engineering program. Moreover, the scores are also considered by several public sector units for verification purposes during the recruitment process. The GATE score has a great significance as it provides financial support to candidates during the master and doctoral programs.

A minimum Bachelor degree holder in engineering, architecture and technology is eligible for the GATE examination. Final year students can also apply for this entrance examination. Besides this, a Master degree holder in mathematics, statistics, science and computer applications or a final year and pre-final year students are also eligible for the GATE examination. There is a provision for a second attempt in the GATE examination as a candidate can reappear for the exam if not satisfied with the previous score. With the GATE scores, an aspirant is entitled for ME or M.Tech courses not only in India but also in many foreign universities.

The GATE exam is categorized into two different sections; one section is objective type (section A), which is for 75 marks and the other is problem type (section B )that also consists of 75 marks questions. The total paper is for 150 marks and the duration of the exam is 3 hours. There are two modes of attempting the GATE examination one is the online mode and the other is the offline mode. A candidate appearing for the GATE exam is supposed to choose only one subject of his choice. The paper with subjects code like AG, AR, CE, GG, PH, MA, MN, MT, TF, XE, XL , etc. is a computer based one, which appear in a random series on a computer screen and a candidate is required to answer each question by using the mouse. The online examination is mainly held in the month of mid January. Further, in the paper based (offline) question paper, an aspirant is supposed to mark the correct answer out of the four options given in the ORS (Optical Response Sheet). The offline paper comprises of CS, ME, PI, EC, EE and IN codes and it is generally held on the second Sunday of the February month. A candidate' result is measured through the percentile. If a percentile score is 99 that means he or she came in the top category, but a percentile less than 70 restricts the possibility of admission to the Masters programs.


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