Significance of GATE examination:
GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a pan India exam that tests the logical and reasoning abilities of under graduate students of various science and engineering streams. This stands as a decisive exam for students in setting up their career paths successfully in the field of their choice. Every year this examination is jointly conducted by IIS (Indian Institute of Science) and other seven institutes of Technology across India.
Students who aspire to gain admission for M.Tech and MS in IITs, NITs and IISC have to take GATE as these institutes admit students only based on GATE scores. The doors are not closed even if you don’t secure enough mark to secure that elusive seat in top technical institutes. Yes, you can even use your GATE score to apply for government jobs in Public Sector Undertakings such as BHEL, NTPC, IOC and BARC. Also you can use your GATE score as an entry ticket for some reputed foreign educational institutions such as Nan yang Technological university and National University of Singapore.
2016 GATE exam will be conducted in total for 23 disciplines across various science and engineering streams.
Exam duration: 3 hours
No. of questions: 65
Maximum marks: 200
Question Design: Recall, Comprehension, Analysis and Synthesis, Application
Question type: Multiple choices, Numerical
- Both the question types carry either 1 or 2 mark across papers and sections.
- In MCQ for each incorrect answer either 1/3 or 2/3 mark will be deducted based on mark weightage.
- There is no negative marking for numerical category questions.
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Exam schedule of GATE 2016:
Date Session Code Paper
30.01.2016 S1 Mech and ECE
30.01.2016 S2 Mech, Biotech, Chem., Geology- Geophysics, Mining and Physics
31.01.2016 S3 Mech and ECE
31.01.2016 S4 ECE, Arch, Chem, Inst, Maths and Petroleum
06.02.2016 S5 CSE & IT and Civil
06.02.2016 S6 CSE and EEE
07.02.2016 S7 Civil, Agricultural, Ecology, Metallurgical and Prod-Ind
07.02.2016 S8 EEE, Aerospace, Textile-Fiber, LifeSci and EnggSci
GATE 2016 papers:
- Core streams:
It contains General Aptitude Section which is compulsory and carries 15% of total marks and opted paper that will carry remaining marks. Candidates can select the stream of their specialization from the available list which is made up of Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Instrumental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Production and Industrial Engineering, Textile Engineering and Fibre Science, Architecture and Planning, Ecology and Evaluation, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
No. of Questions: 5 (1 mark questions) and 5 (2 mark questions)
Total Marks: 15
- Engineering Sciences XE Paper:
It contains Engineering Mathematics which is a mandatory section and six other sections namely Fluid Mechanics, Materials Science, Solid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Polymer Science and Engineering and Food technology of which candidate has to select any 2 sections.
Engineering Mathematics Section:
No. of Questions: 7 (1 mark question) + 2 (4 mark question)
Total Marks: 15
No. of Questions: 9 (1 mark question) + 13 (2 mark question)
Total Marks: 35
- Life Sciences XL Paper:
It consists of Chemistry section which is a mandatory one and five other sections by name Biochemistry, Botany, Microbiology, Zoology and Food Technology of which the student has to choose any 2 sections.
No. of Questions: 5 (1 mark question) + 10(2 mark question)
Total Marks: 25
No. of Questions: 10(1 mark question) + 10 (2 mark question)
Total Marks: 30
- Geology and Geophysics Paper:
This paper contains is split into 2 parts, Part A & Part B. Part A will have General Ability and general aptitude questions. Part B includes 2 sub sections one for Geology and another for Geo-physics. Candidate can choose any one section that they are comfortable with.
No. of Questions: 25 (1 mark questions) + 30 (2 mark questions)
Total marks: 75
Information regarding Number of attempts and Score’s validity:
- You can appear in GATE Exam for unlimited number of times. There is no limit on the number of attempts. There is no age limit too. This exam is conducted by 7 IIT’s and ISC. You can claim for the MHRD Scholarship after getting admission through GATE score card. The exam is conducted to select candidates to M.Tech. The test comprises of subject model questions only.
- The validity of GATE score is 3 years. So, once you have given the test there is no need to retake the GATE exam again. You are eligible to apply for next 2 year’s admissions with your score. On the other hand, if you want to take the GATE exam again to improve your score, then you can appear for next upcoming GATE examination. Then your new score will be considered for admissions.
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