Technology has changed not only our everyday lifestyle, but also on the way you get your scorecard. If you among the candidates who appeared in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), this year (2013), and are afraid of where your scorecard has reached or if the wait is driving you impatient, you can track your scorecard delivery. The GATE is an all-India examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology. Admission to postgraduate programs in engineering colleges, institutes and universities is open to those who qualify through this test. GATE 2013 now sends their scorecards through speed post, where one can track their consignment that could change their lives. The GATE scorecard will be used by around 15 Public Sector Units (PSUs) who have signed a MoU with IIT Bombay to receive the official results, for employment screening purposes. The results were announced on March 15, 2013.
2,02,223 candidates who appeared for the online based exam, while 9,98.505 candidates appeared for the offline one. The streams constituted Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Biotechnology. In the last few years, the number of students who had opted for GATE increased by over 25 per cent every year, especially after the salaries of PSU recruits increased. Most PSUs now insist on the students’ GATE scores before recruitment.