The Graduate Aptitude of Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India entrance examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of a candidate in various UG subjects in engineering / technology / architecture and PG subjects in science.
There is different rules and approach to clear the GATE exam, however before clearing any exam it is important to know about the exam itself
Rule1: What is GATE
The Graduate Aptitude of Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India entrance examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of a candidate in various UG subjects in engineering / technology / architecture and PG subjects in science. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are jointly conducts the GATE every year. It is the qualifying entrance examination, which is conducted for admission to postgraduate (PG) courses (M.E, M.Tech, Ph.D) in IISc and IITs. The operations related to GATE is each of the 8 zones are managed by a zonal GATE office at the IITs or IISc.
Rule2: Knowing your finances: Having A valid GATE score is important for obtaining financial assistance during Master's programmes and direct Doctoral programmes in engineering or technology or architecture. As per the directives of the MHRD, a list of procedure is to be adopted for admission to the post-graduate programs (Master's and Doctoral) with MHRD scholarship/assistantship.
Depending upon the norms adopted by a specific institute or department of the Institute, a candidate may be admitted directly into a course based on his/her performance in GATE only or based on candidate performance in GATE and an admission test/interview conducted by the department to which candidate has applied and/or the candidate's academic record.
If the candidate is to be selected through test/interview for post-graduate programs, a minimum of 70% weightage will be given to the performance in GATE and the remaining 30% weightage will be given to the candidate's performance in test/interview and/or academic record, as per MHRD guidelines.
The admitting institutes could however prescribe a minimum passing percentage of marks in the test/interview. Some of the colleges / institutes specify GATE qualification as the mandatory requirement even for admission without MHRD scholarship / assistanship. Jobs: Several public sector undertaking would consider GATE scores for screening for providing a jobs
Rule 3: GATE Eligibility: The students who are applying for Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) have to know the eligibility criteria to apply for the examination. Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor's degree holders in engineering / technology / architecture / research (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final year of such programmes with 50% of marks in aggregate, are also eligible to apply for GATE examination. Master's degree holders in any branch of science / mathematics / statistics / computer applications / integrated courses / dual degree or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programmes with 50% of marks in aggregate, are also eligible to apply for GATE examination.
Rule4: How to Apply For GATE Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur will conduct the. Interested candidates can apply online for the GATE exam to get admission in Master's Degree courses in IITs and IISc. How to apply? Candidates have to apply online. Fill the online application form. Upload the photograph and signature. Pay the application fee through net-banking or bank challan. Check the status of the application form. Contact the zonal GATE offices in case of any queries / problems. Application Fee: Application fee: Male candidates: Rs 1,500/-. Women candidates: Rs 750/-. General and OBC candidates: Rs 1,500/-. SC/ST/ PD candidates: Rs 750/-.
Rule5: How to Crack GATE To score excellent marks for any entrance examination, it is imperative that the candidate should prepare well . Even for the Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE), one of the toughest entrance exams, students have to put in extra effort when studying for the examination. The candidates who are appearing for the GATE need to have an in-depth knowledge about the examination. Here are the some important tips to prepare for GATE: Candidates have to know the pattern and syllabus of the examination and they have to prepare according to it. Preparation time for GATE is subjective and depends on many factors such as individual's aptitude, fundamentals, attitude, concentration level etc. Typically, a rigorous preparation of 4-6 months is considered good enough for getting into IISc or IITs. Candidates need to collect or buy the best reference books for preparation. These reference books shall cover the complete syllabus, sample question papers and solved papers, as well. Make a list of subjects and priorities them based on the marks allotted to them. Now, create a timetable with distribution of subjects. Note that, if the distribution is not prepared, then you usually end up learning random topics, which may lead to confusion at the end. Start reading all the chapters and prepare short notes on all important points. In this way, your revision is also complete. These short notes will also be useful for your last-minute revision. Solve objective type (especially numerical) questions as much as possible. While solving problems, students must have a balance between speed & accuracy. It may not be possible to cover the entire syllabus. Whatever topics you decide to study, make sure that you know everything about it. Join a reliable coaching institute which has experienced faculty which will prepare you for your exam. Do not practice questions in rough paper, as there may be questions you need to go through at the time of revision. Go through previous year papers (say last ten years), to check your knowledge and note the distribution of different topics. Finish a detailed reading of all topics you plan to cover at least one and half months before. Keep one month for revisions and clearing leftover doubts. Have a look of questions you solved during preparation for GATE and remember how you solved them. Do not strain yourself till the last minute. Leave all your books aside for a few days before the exam. Have a good time and relax.
Rule6:GATE Selection Procedure Candidates will have to apply to the individual institutes/universities as per the admission notification. However, IIT will not conduct a common counselling while admissions to the NITs are done through the CCMT (Centralised Counselling for M.Tech/M.Plan) process. Candidates who are qualified in the GATE exam have to apply online for CCMT.
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