What is the Full Form of GATE?

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The full form of GATE is Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. It is one of the most popular engineering exams in India. It is a national-level examination for Master of Engineering (ME), Master of Technology (MTech), and direct Ph.D. admissions to the prestigious IITs in India. 

The exam is held once a year at more than 200 exam centers across India and abroad. Every year many students opt for this exam and some even drop out of their jobs to compete in GATE.

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What is GATE?

GATE is an engineering entrance examination in India that is conducted by IIT Kharagpur once a year. It is an online computer-based test consisting of a total of 27 subjects from which students can choose one that suits their academic background. The exam is three hours long. GATE Scorecard is valid for up to three years. 

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GATE Eligibility Criteria

  • Must have completed higher secondary education
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture or Technology
  • Must have a Master’s degree in any branch of science /mathematics/ computer application/ statistics or their equivalent

Please note: According to the New relaxation in terms of minimum eligibility, students who are a part of 10+2+3 ongoing courses can also apply for GATE in their 3rd year.

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GATE Exam Pattern

Sections Question Numbers 1 Mark Question  2 Mark Question
General Aptitude 1055
Technical + Engineering Mathematics 552530

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GATE Marking Scheme

Paper CodeGeneral Aptitude (GA) MarksSubject MarksTotal MarksTotal Time (Min)
AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, NM, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST1585100180
AR [Part A + Part B1 (Architecture) OR Part B2 (Planning)]1560 + 25100180
GE [Part A + Part B (Section 1 OR Section 2)]1555 + 30100180
GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1 Geology OR Section 2 Geophysics)]1525 + 60100180
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections)1515 + (2 x 35)100180
XH (Section B1 +Any ONE Section)1525 + 60100180
XL (Section P+Any TWO Sections)1525 + (2 x 30)100180

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