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GATE Exam Why GATE?

What is the use of GATE Exam | Why GATE?

Why should I appear in GATE?

There are mainly two reasons to appear in GATE exam first is Post Graduation from most reputed engineering colleges in India such as IIT/NIT/IIIT and second is high earning jobs in Public sector units such as GAIL, NTPC, BHEL, PGCIL, etc. Let’s discuss them in detail

Post-Graduation

  1. What is so special about doing M.Tech or Ph.D. from IIT/NIT/IIIT well not so much If you are already an undergrad student of it but if you belong to some private or state-level engineering college then it can be a huge deal for you WHY? Because you will be going to exposed to some of the greatest faculties of India, you will get a chance to work under them in some projects and get real-life experience, you will get the best infrastructure to live and work in.
  2. It will be totally FREE. See when you qualify GATE you become eligible for a 12400/- stipend every month for the next two years during your post-graduation (if you maintain minimum CPI during your course which is different in different colleges) which means your tuition, hotel, and mess fees along with your personal expense will get cover from it.
  3. If you just work hard for the next two years there, you don’t have to worry about jobs or internships anymore.
  4. If you are interested in M.B.A then you can use your GATE score for that too. NITIE Mumbai which is one of the most reputed institutes in India with an average package of 15 Lakhs/annum offers a PGDIE course through a GATE score.
  5. In some case people just don’t want to study further anymore in that case GATE also offers high paying jobs in PSU, let’s discuss it

Job in PSU (Public sector units)   

Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) are the companies partially possessed by the government that undertakes commercial activities on behalf of the government. Numerous PSU such as BHEL, IOC, NTPC, BPCL, BARC, HPCL, etc., are using the GATE score for choosing candidates for their organizations.

I hope now you know why the GATE exam is so important. Let me describe it on a funny note...

GATE Exam is like a Repentance “paschatap” for all your sin “paap” which you have done in last four years.

GATE Exam Eligiblity

Eligibility Criteria for GATE Exam

Before starting the application process, the applicant must ensure that he/she meets the eligibility criteria of GATE exam given in the following table:

Table: Minimum Eligibility Criteria for GATE Exam

Qualifying
Degree
Qualifying Degree / Examination Eligible Candidates Description of Year of Qualification
not later than
B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm. Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering /Technology) Currently in the final year or already completed 2018
B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course) Currently in the final year or already completed 2018
B.Sc.(Research)/ B.S. Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after
10+2)
Currently in the 4th year or already completed 2018
M. Sc./ M.A./MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the final year or already completed 2018
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology (4 years program) Currently in the 2nd/ 3rd/4th year or already completed 2020
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5 years program) Currently in the
4th/5th year or already completed
2019
Int. M.Sc./
Int. B.S.-M.S.
Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the final year or already completed 2018
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.) B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India) Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA

Required Documents

If an applicant has already received above-mentioned qualifying degree than he/she needs to upload degree certificate/ provisional certificate.

If an applicant is still in the final year of above-mentioned qualifying degree than he/she needs to upload Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute.  The signature and seal of the Head of Institute/Department with the current date should be there in this certificate.

GATE Exam Exam Pattern

GATE Pattern of Question Papers and Marking Scheme

Pattern of Question Papers

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).

In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% percentage of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

In the papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

GATE 2016 would contain questions of two different types in various papers:

(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).

(ii) Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions.

Design of Questions

The questions in a paper may be designed to test the following abilities:

(i) Recall: These are based on facts, principles, formulae or laws of the discipline of the paper. The candidate is expected to be able to obtain the answer either from his/her memory of the subject or at most from a one-line computation.

Example

Q. During machining maximum heat is produced

(A) in flank face

(B) in rake face

(C) in shear zone

(D) due to friction between chip and tool

(ii) Comprehension: These questions will test the candidate’s understanding of the basics of his/her field, by requiring him/her to draw simple conclusions from fundamental ideas.

Example

Q. A DC motor requires a starter in order to

(A) develop a starting torque

(B) compensate for auxiliary field ampere turns

(C) limit armature current at starting

(D) provide regenerative braking

(iii) Application: In these questions, the candidate is expected to apply his/her knowledge either through computation or by logical reasoning.

Example

Q. The sequent depth ratio of a hydraulic jump in a rectangular channel is 16.48. The Froude number at the beginning of the jump is:

(A) 5.0 (B) 8.0 (C) 10.0 (D) 12.0

Examples of each of this design is given in the types of questions above.

The questions based on the above logics may be a mix of single standalone statement/phrase/data type questions, combination of option codes type questions or match items type questions.

(iv) Analysis and Synthesis: In these questions, the candidate is presented with data, diagrams, images etc. that require analysis before a question can be answered. A Synthesis question might require the candidate to compare two or more pieces of information. Questions in this category could, for example, involve candidates in recognising unstated assumptions, or separating useful information from irrelevant information.

Marking Scheme

For 1-mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-marks multiple-choice questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. There is no negative marking for numerical answer type questions.

General Aptitude (GA) Questions

In all papers, GA questions carry a total of 15 marks. The GA section includes 5 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 10 marks).

Question Papers other than GG, XE and XL

These papers would contain 25 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 25 marks) and 30 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 60 marks). The question paper will consist of questions of multiple choice and numerical answer type. For numerical answer questions, choices will not be given. Candidates have to enter the answer (which will be a real number, signed or unsigned, e.g. 25.06, -25.06, 25, -25 etc.) using a virtual keypad. An appropriate range will be considered while evaluating the numerical answer type questions so that the candidate is not penalized due to the usual round-off errors.

GG (Geology and Geophysics) Paper

Apart from the General Aptitude (GA) section, the GG question paper consists of two parts: Part A and Part B. Part A is common for all candidates. Part B contains two sections: Section 1 (Geology) and Section 2 (Geo-physics). Candidates will have to attempt questions in Part A and either Section 1 or Section 2 in Part B.

Part A consists of 25 multiple-choice questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 25 marks and some of these may be numerical answer type questions). Each section in Part B (Section 1 and Section 2) consists of 30 multiple choice questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 60 marks and some of these may be numerical answer type questions).

XE Paper (Engineering Sciences)

In XE paper, Engineering Mathematics section (Section A) is compulsory. This section contains 11 questions carrying a total of 15 marks: 7 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 7 marks), and 4 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 8 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type questions.

Each of the other sections of the XE paper (Sections B through G) contains 22 questions carrying a total of 35 marks: 9 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 9 marks) and 13 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 26 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.

XL Paper (Life Sciences)

In XL paper, Chemistry section (Section H) is compulsory. This section contains 15 questions carrying a total of 25 marks: 5 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 10 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 20 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.

Each of the other sections of the XL paper (Sections I through M) contains 20 questions carrying a total of 30 marks: 10 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 10 marks) and 10 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 20 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.

Note on Negative Marking for Wrong Answers

For a wrong answer chosen for the multiple choice questions, there would be negative marking. For 1-mark multiple choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark multiple choice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. However, there is no negative marking for a wrong answer in numerical answer type questions.

GATE Exam Important Dates

Detail Subject-wise Schedule of GATE 2021 Examination

Date (Day)

Time(IST)

Paper

6 Feb 2021 (Saturday)

09:30 – 12:30 hrs
(Forenoon Session – FN)

CE-1, IN, CY

6 Feb 2021 (Saturday)

15:00 – 18:00 hrs
(Afternoon Session – AN)

CE-2, PH, AR, BM, AE, MN

7 Feb 2021 (Sunday)

09:30 – 12:30 hrs
(Forenoon Session – FN)

EE, GG, AG, EY

7 Feb 2021 (Sunday)

15:00 – 18:00 hrs
(Afternoon Session – AN)

EC, PE, ES, ST, PI

13 Feb 2021 (Saturday)

09:30 – 12:30 hrs
(Forenoon Session – FN)

CS-1, MA, BT, CH, TF

13 Feb 2021 (Saturday)

15:00 – 18:00 hrs
(Afternoon Session – AN)

CS-2, XE, XL

14 Feb 2021 (Sunday)

09:30 – 12:30 hrs
(Forenoon Session – FN)

ME-1, XH

14 Feb 2021 (Sunday)

15:00 – 18:00 hrs
(Afternoon Session – AN)

ME-2, MT

Source for above data is https://gate.iitb.ac.in/eschedule21.php

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