What is GATE?
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an All-India examination administered and conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE Committee comprising of Faculty members from IISc, Bangalore and other seven IIT’s on behalf of the National Coordinating Board, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development. In GATE examination, candidates can apply for only one of the 22 papers listed in the table given below. Candidates are expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of their qualifying degree. However candidates are free to choose any paper according to their admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which they wish to seek admission. For more details regarding the admission criteria in any particular institute, candidates are advised to refer to the websites of that particular institute.
GATE is considered to be the standard examination conducted not only for post graduation admissions but also opening the gates of opportunities for several public sector enterprises and research organizations. GATE exam is important because of below mentioned factors: M.Tech - Campus placements in National and International private or public companies. Several reputed PSUs and research organizations recruits on basis of GATE Score. i.e. IOCL, NTPC, BHEL, PGCIL, BARC etc. Teaching: Professor, Asst. Professor at IITs, NITs, reputed educational institutes etc. Junior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs etc. Senior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs etc. Junior Research Associates/ Senior Project Associates Scientists “C” grade jobs Career in Research & Development Technical value addition Expertise in subject/domain specialization