Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India.
Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and/or financial assistance to: (i) Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in ngineering/Technology/Architecture and (ii) Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Arts and Science, in the institutions supported by the MoE and other Government agencies. Even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MoE scholarship/assistantship, the GATE qualification is mandatory. Further, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process.
The information in this brochure is mainly categorized into Pre-Examination (Eligibility, Application Submission, Examination Centres, etc.), Examination (Pattern, Marks / Score, etc.) and PostExamination (Answers, Contests, Results, Scorecard, etc.) sections.
Candidates opting to appear in TWO subject papers must have a primary choice of paper, which will be their default choice and second choice of paper, which has to be chosen from the allowed combinations given in Table 4.3. Combinations other than the listed ones are NOT allowed. Under unforeseen circumstances, certain combinations listed in Table 4.3 may be removed at a later date. In such cases, the fee paid towards the second paper will be refunded to the candidates. Also note that the examination centre for candidate to appear for the second paper may be different (but in same city) from that for the first paper due to the infrastructure and scheduling constraints. No responsibility is assumed for any legal obligations related to this issue.
Qualifying in GATE examination does NOT guarantee admission / scholarship / job. Admission to any institute is fully dependent on the admitting institute’s criteria for educational qualification. Similarly, GATE qualification does not assure a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) job, as it depends on the recruitment procedure of the concerned PSU. No responsibility is assumed for admission / scholarship / job.
About GATE :
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national examination conducted to test the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering / Technology / Architecture and both undergraduate and post-graduate level subjects in Arts, Commerce and Science. GATE 2023 will be conducted for 29 subjects (also referred to as “papers”) and it would be distributed over Saturday 4 th, Sunday 5 th, Saturday 11 th and Sunday 12 th of February 2023. The GATE 2023 examination is conducted in different cities across India as well selected cities in the countries of Bangladesh, Nepal, Singapore, and UAE. The examination would be a Computer Based Test (CBT).
The GATE score would reflect the relative performance level of the candidate in a particular subject. Note that the GATE 2023 score is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of the results. No information on the GATE 2023 score will be available after this period.