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GATE or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is an all-India examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) on behalf of the National Coordination Board - GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
GATE tests comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and technology. GATE score reflects your relative performance amoung other candidates. The score is used for admissions to post-graduate engineering programmes (eg. M.E., M.Tech, direct Ph.D.) in Indian higher education institutes with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other Government agencies. The score is also used by many public sector units (PSUs) for employment screening purposes. PSUs do not conduct any written exam by themselves, but shortlists candidates for interview based on GATE score.
For all the papers, GATE 2014 will be conducted as computer-based. In GATE 2013, 15 subject papers were held computer-based, while remaining 6 subjects were held as paper-based. GATE 2014 will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur. A new subject "Ecology & Evolution" has been introduced in GATE 2014.
|Online registration for GATE 2014 has started from 2nd September, 2013 and last date for submission of Online Application Form is 3rd October 2013. GATE 2014 computer-based exam is scheduled from 1st February to 2nd March 2014.|