The Graduate Aptitude
Test in Engineering (GATE) is an All-India Examination conducted by the
five IITs and IISC, Bangalore, on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources
Development (MHRD), Government of India. The objectives of GATE is to
identify meritorious and motivated candidates for admission to Postgraduate
Programs Engineering at the National level. Every year one IIT or IISc
is selected as the Organizing Institute. For GATE 2000, IIT, Kharagpur
was the organizing Institute.
Why should we take
- To pursue M.Tech
program in a leading institute of the country. The benefits of M.Tech
- More and better
companies are coming for Campus Placement in leading Institutes
- Higher salaries
are being offered for M.Tech as compared to B.E.
- M.Tech degree leads
to specialization and furthering of interest in a certain area which
may lead to Ph.D
- M.Tech degree is
a must for those wishing to apply for Faculty/Research positions in
educational Institutes/R&D centers.
- Scholarship is
paid during M.Tech, so no headache to parents for financial requirements.
- The M.Tech program
is a 3 semester (18 months) program; so get more time to work out career
- MOST IMPORTANTLY
to get to be a part of any Nationally reputed Educational Institute
and enjoy learning and research.
Availability of GATE
forms: October, 1st week
Last Date for filling up forms: November, 1st week
Exam Date: 2nd Sunday of February
Results: March 31st
General Information and Results are also published on the Web.
The examination is
a single paper of 3 hours duration and generally consists of Section A
(Objective Type) which is of 75 marks and Section B (Problem Type) which
is of 75 marks. Total: 150 marks.
You have to opt for your subject and study as per the syllabus mentioned
in the GATE brochure (available in the Library).
The subjects of our interest are Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics
& Communication Engineering., Electrical Engineering and Instrumentation
Engineering. Other subjects are also available such as Mathematics, Physics,
etc (consult the GATE brochure).
Although you are expected to appear in the subject of your discipline,
we encourage students to appear in any subject of his choice. Generally
a large number of students appear for the Computer Science subject in
order to do a M.Tech in Computer Science.
Old question papers are available in the shops (for assistance contact
Faculty Basant Dash).
Results of qualified candidates in GATE will give All India Rank and indicate
percentile score. For example, a percentile score of 99 means you are
in the top 1% category of the candidates who appeared for GATE.
Candidates who get less than 70 percentile get no score card.
GATE scores are valid for 2 years. You may reappear the GATE exam if you
are not satisfied with the earlier score and the new score (if better
than the old one) will be used for admission purposes.
Berhampur is GATE examination center, so also is Bhubaneswar, Rourkela.
What Next -
After the Exam
of GATE results, students must apply to individual Institutes to get their
Institutes advertise M.Tech admissions in leading newspapers from 1st
April till end July. However some Institutes do not advertise and therefore
students have to get the forms themselves.
In the application forms, you have to mention your GATE score alongwith
The concerned Institute may conduct written test and/or interview for
the purpose of admission.
General thumb rules: If your Gate score in Computer Science is 96 percentile
or more then you can try for IITs, if between 85 - 96 percentile, then
apply for top RECs, JADAVPUR, SHIBPUR, ROORKEE, etc. If less than 85,
you have to look for appropriate institutes; YES we want you to get 85
and above only!!
During the pursuit
of M.Tech, you are paid a scholarship of Rs. 5000.00 per month by the
Government of India. This amount is enough for living expenses including
purchase of books, etc. The scholarship is paid for the entire 18 months
For those interested
in GATE coaching, the following organizations offer correspondence courses:
Fees is generally in the range of Rs. 3000 - Rs 5000 for the entire course.
NIST also provides
for GATE coaching (for details and joining particulars contact Mr.Basant
Dash). You can join GATE club and avail of good study material in the
We encourage 3rd year
students to also appear GATE alongwith Final Year students since:
GATE score is valid
for 2 years.
The syllabus as required by GATE is generally over by 5th semester.
Anyway, it will be a good try! If it is a bad score you can always try