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WHAT IS GATE ?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India Examination Administered and conducted jointly by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore & Seven Indian Institute of Technology on behalf of the National Coordinating Board-Gate Department of Education Ministry, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India. The gate examination is conducted through eight zones across the country by the Gate Committee comprising representative from administering institutes.

GATE EXAM ELIGIBILITY

The Candidates with following academic background are eligible to appear in Examination

  1. Bachelor’s degree holder Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Pharmacy (4 Years after 10+2) and those who are in the final or Pre-final year of such Programmes.
  2. Master’s degree holder in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Application or equivalent and those who are in the final or Pre-final year of such Programmes.
  3. Candidates in the Second or higher year of the Four-Year Integrated Master’s degree programmes (Post-B.sc.)in Engineering/Technology or in the third or higher year of Five-Year integrated Master’s degree program and dual degree programme in Engineering/Technology.
  4. Candidates with Qualification obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognised by UPSC/AICTE/(e.g AMIE) as equivalent TO B.E/B.tech. Those who have completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses and training are also eligible.

GATE SCORE

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where,

S = GATE Score (normalised) of a candidate,
M = Marks obtained by a candidate in a paper,
Mq = Qualifying marks for general category candidates in the paper,
Mt = Average Marks of top 0.1% or 10 (which ever is higher) of candidates in the paper,
Sq = GATE Score assigned to Mq (around 300).
St = GATE Score assigned to Mt (around 900), and
Mq is usually 25 marks (out of 100) or μ + σ, which ever is higher. Here μ is the mean of marks of all candidates in a paper (with negative marks converted to zero) and σ is the standard deviation of the candidates marks.

M.Tech 2015 Admission

Post graduation admissions for M.E, M. Tech., Ph. D will start after the GATE results. Different colleges follow different procedures for post graduation admissions like direct admission, personal interview, group discussion or separate entrance exam. Also set of NIT’s conduct common counselling and admission procedures for post graduation studies. So candidates should regularly visit the website of the desired colleges.

As per the directives of the MHRD, the following procedure is to be adopted for admission to postgraduate programs (Master and Doctoral) with MHRD scholarship/assistantship. The performance of the candidate in GATE will be considered for admission. If the candidate is to be selected through interview for postgraduate programs minimum 70% weightage is to be given to the performance in GATE. The remaining weightage (30% maximum) can be given to the candidate’s academic record or performance in interview. Candidate opting for a general paper (XE or XL) may be further examined (by interview/written test) by the admitting institution. In such cases also the weightage for performance in GATE should not be less than 70%. The admitting institution will prescribe minimum passing percentage of marks in the interview. Some colleges/institutes specify GATE qualification as the mandatory requirement even for admission without MHRD scholarship/assistantship.

Candidates are advised to seek details of admission procedures and availability of MHRD scholarship/assistantship from the concerned admitting institution. The criteria for postgraduate admission with scholarship/assistantship are different for different admitting institutions. GATE offices will not entertain any enquiry about admission and award of scholarship/assistantship.

It is the responsibility of the admitting institution to award the MHRD scholarship/assistantship to only those candidates who secured marks equal to or more than the “qualifying mark”, in the concerned GATE paper and for the corresponding category of the candidate. The management of the postgraduate scholarship/assistantship is also the responsibility of the admitting institution. The GATE committee also has no role in the award or disbursement of scholarship/assistantship. Similarly, reservation of seats under different categories is as per the policies and norms prevailing at the admitting institution and Government of India rules. There are special provisions for SC/ST in all institutes and for girl students in states like Andhra Pradesh. All students falling in these categories are suggested to apply for premier institutes like IIT as there are good scopes for admission irrespective of their low percentile.

Candidates are advised to seek details of admission procedures and availability of MHRD scholarship/assistantship from the concerned admitting institution. The criteria for postgraduate admission with scholarship/assistantship are different for different admitting institutions. GATE offices will not entertain any enquiry about admission and award of scholarship/assistantship.

A candidate declared “GATE qualified at the time of admission”, is entitled for MHRD fellowship for 24 months unless he/she loses it due to poor performance in the registered programme. The students of Integrated Master Degree and Dual Degree programs in Engineering/Technology are eligible to appear in GATE 2015 in order to qualify for the postgraduate scholarships in their own institutions only. They are not eligible for admission to a fresh M.E. / M. Tech. program.

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