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    GATE Scorecard

    Every qualified candidate will receive an original GATE Scorecard valid for two years . Additional Scorecards (up to a maximum of two) will be issued only once on request and on payment of Rs 300 per card. Such requests should reach the Organizing Chairman, GATE 2007, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur , Kanpur 208016 before August 31, 2007 together with a bank draft in favour of Chairman GATE, IIT Kanpur, payable at Kanpur . These cards will be labelled as Additional Scorecard -1 and Additional Scorecard - 2 at the top. However, if the candidate changes his/her admitting institution by using the additional scorecard(s), he/she is required to clarify the matters related to his/her admission and Scholarship/Assistantship with the new institution where subsequent admission change is sought.

    Scorecard will be sent only to the qualified candidates. No information will be sent to candidates who are not qualified.

    The GATE Scorecard is a valuable document.

    The Scorecard cannot be treated as a proof of date of birth, category and disability status.

    The Scorecard will indicate GATE Score and Rank of the Qualified Candidates.

    GATE Score

    The GATE Score of a candidate is in the range 0 to 1000. It reflects the performance of a candidate, irrespective of the GATE paper or year in which he/she has qualified. Candidates with same GATE Score from different GATE papers and/or years can be considered to have the same performance level.

    The marks obtained by the candidate is normalized on the basis of the average and standard deviation of marks of all candidates who appeared in the paper mentioned on the scorecard in GATE 2007. Subsequently, this is scaled with respect to the global average and global standard deviation so as to facilitate performance comparison across GATE papers and over a block of years since GATE 2004.

    GATE SCORE =

    Where

    m = marks obtained by the candidate.

    a = average of marks of all candidates who appeared in the paper mentioned on this scorecard in GATE 2007

    s = standard deviation of marks of all candidates who appeared in the paper mentioned on this scorecard in GATE 2007

    = global average of marks of all candidates who appeared across all papers and years (2004-2007)

    = global standard deviation of marks of all candidates who appeared across all papers and years (2004-2007)

    The Maximum Score can be 1000.

    GATE Score Range Ability Level
    800 to 1000 Outstanding
    675 to 800 Excellent
    550 to 675 Very good
    425 to 550 Good
    300 to 425 Above average
    100 to 300 Average
    Below 100 Below average

    The evaluation of the ORS is carried out by a computerized process using scanning machines, with utmost care. Requests for revaluation of the answer script and re-totaling of marks will not be entertained.

    The GATE result and particulars of the qualified candidates will be made available to interested organizations (educational institutions, R & D laboratories, industries, etc.) in India and abroad based on written request by the organization and on payment. Details can be obtained from GATE Chairmen of IITs/IISc.


    GATE Overview
    Many students may not be aware that there are several institutions in this country, offering specialized postgraduate programmes in various disciplines. Attractive scholarship / Assistantship for postgraduate courses in engineering / Technology? Architecture /Pharmacy at Engineering colleges / institutes in the country ,are available to those who qualify through GATE. Some Engineering colleges / institutes specify GATE as a mandatory qualification even for admission do students to post graduate programmes. The candidate is required to find the procedure of final selection and award of scholarship / Assistantship from the respective Institution to which the candidate seeks admission. GATE qualified candidates in Engineering subjects) will also be eligible for the award of junior research fellowship in CSIR Laboratories.

    What is GATE ?
    The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all -India Examination conducted by the six Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, on behalf of the National Coordinating Board - GATE, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.From Freshersworld point of view we have tried our best to give you a clear picture of GATE.

    Objective

    To identify meritorious and motivated candidates for admission to Post Graduate Programmes in Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Pharmacy at the National level. To serve as benchmark for normalisation of the Undergraduate Engineering Education in the country.

    Here is an opportunity for advanced engineering education in India. An M.E or M.Tech degree is a desirable qualification for our young engineers seeking a rewarding professional career. Engineering students, while in the final year of their degree course, spend considerable time in seeking an opening for studies in foreign universities.

    GateGenie Help Desk

    Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE) is an All-India Examination conducted by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology(IIT) and the Indian Institute of Science(IISc), Bangalore, on behalf of the National Coordinating Board - GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India. Every year one of the IIT or IISc act as a coordinating institution.

    The following is list of GATE coordinating IIT/IISc.

    GATE Conducting IIT/IISc
    GATE 2007 IIT Kharagpur
    GATE 2005 IIT Bombay
    GATE 2004 IIT Delhi
    GATE 2003 IIT Madras
    GATE 2002 IISc Banglore
    GATE 2001 IIT Kanpur
    GATE 2000 IIT Kharagpur
    GATE 1999 IIT Bombay



    Examination Details:


    The examination is a single paper of 3 hours duration and generally consists of
    Section A (Objective Type) which is of 75 marks and
    Section B (Problem Type) which is of 75 marks.
    Total: 150 marks.

    You have to opt for your subject and study as per the syllabus mentioned in the GATE brochure.

    The subjects of our interest are Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering., Electrical Engineering and Instrumentation Engineering. Other subjects are also available such as Mathematics, Physics, etc

    Generally a large number of students appear for the Computer Science subject in order to do a M.Tech in Computer Science.

    Old question papers are available in the shops.

    After publication of GATE results, students must apply to individual Institutes to get their application forms.

    Institutes advertise M.Tech admissions in leading newspapers from 1st April till end July. However some Institutes do not advertise and therefore students have to get the forms themselves.

    In the application forms, you have to mention your GATE score alongwith other details.

    The concerned Institute may conduct written test and/or interview for the purpose of admission.

    Results of qualified candidates in GATE will give All India Rank and indicate percentile score. For example, a percentile score of 99 means you are in the top 1% category of the candidates who appeared for GATE.

    Candidates who get less than 70 percentile get no score card.

    GATE scores are valid for 2 years. You may reappear the GATE exam if you are not satisfied with the earlier score and the new score (if better than the old one) will be used for admission purposes.


    Important Dates:

    Availability of GATE forms: October, 1st week

    Last Date for filling up forms: November, 1st week

    Exam Date: 2nd Sunday of February

    Results: March 31st

    STRUCTURE OF GATE



    The GATE 2007 examination consists of a single paper of 3 hours duration and carries a maximum of 150 marks.

    The question paper of GATE 2007 will be fully objective type.

    Candidates have to mark the correct choice by darkening the appropriate bubble against each question on an Objective Response Sheet (ORS).

    There will be negative marking for wrong answers. The deduction will be 25% of the marks allotted.

    GATE 2007 will have the following 22 papers:

    Paper Code Paper Code
    Aerospace Engg. AE
    Information Technology IT

    Agricultural Engg. AG
    Mathematics MA

    Architecture and Planning AR
    Mechanical Engg. ME

    Civil Engg. CE
    Mining Engg. MN

    Chemical Engg. CH
    Metallurgical Engg. MT

    Computer Science & Engg. CS
    Physics PH

    Chemistry CY
    Production & Industrial Engg. PI

    Electronics & Communication Engg. EC
    Pharmaceutical Sciences PY

    Electrical Engg. EE
    Textile Engg. & Fibre Science TF

    Geology & Geophysics GG
    Engineering Sciences XE

    Instrumentation Engg. IN
    Life Sciences XL


    Papers XE and XL are of general nature and will comprise the following Sections:

    Engineering Sciences (XE) Life Sciences (XL)
    Section Code Section Code
    Engg. Mathematics (Compulsory) (A)
    Chemistry (Compulsory) (H)

    Computational Science (B)
    Biochemistry (I)

    Electrical Sciences (C)
    Biotechnology (J)

    Fluid Mechanics (D)
    Botany (K)

    Materials Science (E)
    Microbiology (L)

    Solid Mechanics (F)
    Zoology (M)

    Thermodynamics (G)




    Candidates appearing in XE or XL papers are required to answer three sections . Sections (A) and (H) are compulsory in XE and XL respectively. Candidates can choose any two out of the remaining sections mentioned against the respective papers.

    The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate. However, some guidelines are suggested below:

    Candidates are expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of their qualifying degree.

    However, the candidates are free to choose any paper according to their admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the admitting institute.

    GATE Result

    GATE 2007 result will be announced on March 15, 2007 at 1000 hrs. at GATE offices of IITs / IISc. It will be also available on the web sites.

    GATE 2007 score is valid upto March 31, 2009.

    Where GATE Result is used?

    Admission to Postgraduate Courses, with MHRD Scholarship / Assistantship, in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Pharmacy at Colleges / Institutes in the country will be open only to those who qualify through GATE. Some engineering colleges/Institutes specify GATE as mandatory qualification even for admission of self-financing students.

    Who can Benefit from Data on GATE Qualified Candidates

    The GATE result is currently seen as one of the bench marks for admission to post-graduate and research programmes by many Universities outside the country as well. The GATE qualified candidates in the Engineering discipline are also eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR Laboratories. Many industries and business houses are using the GATE score as one of the performance indicators for making recruitments. Some industries and universities abroad have shown their interest in obtaining particulars of GATE qualified candidates.

    The GATE Committee has therefore decided to provide the relevant details of GATE qualified candidates to prospective users. This is a great opportunity for obtaining particulars of the top ranking engineering graduates and science post graduates who have qualified in the National level, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.

    Particulars of the GATE qualified candidates in various discipline papers listed in the table can be made available to the prospective users from industries, scientific organisations, public sector and private undertakings and from Indian and universities abroad on payment of applicable charges. The information will pertain to only those candidates who have agreed that such information can be made available to prospective users.


    ELIGIBILITY

    The candidates with following academic background are eligible to appear in GATE 2007 Examination:

    Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.

    Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.

    Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master's degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology or in the third or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master's degree programme and Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology.

    Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognised by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.status.


    Post Graduates Programs

    POSTGRADUATE ADMISSIONS WITH MHRD SCHOLARSHIP

    A candidate is eligible for Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Scholarship/ Assistantship in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Pharmacy/Sciences at engineering colleges/institutes in the country if he/she qualifies in GATE . To avail the scholarship, additionally, the candidate must secure admission to such a postgraduate programme, as per the prevailing procedure of the admitting institution. GATE qualification by itself does not guarantee admission. GATE qualified candidates in Engineering disciplines are also eligible for the award of the Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR Laboratories. Some government organizations prescribe GATE qualification as a requirement for applying to the post of a Scientist/Engineer.

    As per the directives of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India, the following procedure is to be adopted for admission to postgraduate programmes (Master's and Doctoral) with MHRD Scholarship/Assistantship . The GATE performance of the candidate will be considered for admission. If the candidate is to be selected through interview for postgraduate programmes, minimum 70% weightage is to be given to the GATE performance . The remaining weightage (30% maximum) can be given to the marks obtained by the candidate in his/her qualifying examination or interview. Candidates opting for a general paper (XE or XL) should be further examined (by interview/written test) by the admitting institution. In such cases also the weightage for GATE score should not be less than 70%. The admitting institution will prescribe minimum passing percentage of marks in the interview. Some Colleges/Institutes specify GATE as mandatory qualification even for admission without MHRD Scholarship/Assistantship.

    Candidates are advised to seek details about admission procedures and availability of MHRD Scholarship/Assistantship from the department of their interest or postgraduate office of the concerned institution. GATE offices will not entertain any enquiry about admission and award of Scholarship/Assistantship.

    While qualifying in GATE is essential for all candidates seeking admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD Scholarship/Assistantship, the management of the postgraduate Scholarship/Assistantship is the responsibility of the admitting institution. The GATE Committee has no role in the award or disbursement of Scholarship/Assistantship. Similarly, reservation of seats under different categories is as per the policies and norms prevailing at the admitting institution and the Government of India rules.

    According to MHRD rules, the award of postgraduate Scholarship/Assistantship to GATE qualified candidates is for a maximum period of 24 months for Master's degree programmes in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Pharmacy/Science.

    Every qualified candidate will receive an original GATE Scorecard valid for two years. Additional Scorecards (up to a maximum of two) will be issued only once on request and on payment of Rs 300 per card. Such requests should reach the Organizing Chairman, GATE 2007, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur , Kanpur 208016 before August 31, 2007 together with a bank draft in favour of Chairman GATE, IIT Kanpur, payable at Kanpur . These cards will be labelled as Additional Scorecard -1 and Additional Scorecard - 2 at the top. However, if the candidate changes his/her admitting institution by using the additional scorecard(s), he/she is required to clarify the matters related to his/her admission and Scholarship/Assistantship with the new institution where subsequent admission change is sought.

    The GATE Score of a candidate is in the range 0 to 1000. It reflects the performance of a candidate, irrespective of the GATE paper or year in which he/she has qualified. Candidates with same GATE Score from different GATE papers and/or years can be considered to have the same performance level.

    At present, students in the Integrated Master's Degree and Dual Degree programmes in Engineering/ Technology are eligible to appear in GATE 2007 in order to qualify for the postgraduate scholarship in their own institutions only. They are not eligible for admission to a fresh M.E/M.Tech. programme.

    GATE 2007 Syllabus



    1. AE - Aerospace Engineering

    2. AG - Agricultural Engineering

    3. AR - Architecture and Planning

    4. CE - Civil Engineering

    5. CH - Chemical Engineering

    6. CS - Computer Science and Engineering

    7. CY - Chemistry

    8. EC - Electronics and Communication Engineering

    9. EE - Electrical Engineering

    10. GG - Geology and Geo-Physics

    11. IN - Instrumentation Engineering

    12. IT - Information Technology

    13. MA - Mathematics

    14. ME - Mechanical Engineering

    15. MN - Mining Engineering

    16. MT - Metallurgical Engineering

    17. PH - Physics

    18. PI - Production and Industrial Engineering

    19. PY - Pharmaceutical Sciences

    20. TF - Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

    21. XE - Engineering Sciences

    22. XL - Life Sciences
    How to Apply



    Print
    There are two different ways by which candidates can apply for GATE 2007, namely Online Registration and Offline Registration. Detailed information about each of these processes is given below.

    1.Online Registration

    2.Offline Registration

    All The Details Of Online Registration

    Application fee: Rs. 900 for general category and Rs. 400 for SC/ST category.

    The application fee is not refundable.

    1. How to Pay?

    In order to fill in the online application, payment has to made apriori. The payments can be made using SBI ATM or Demand Drafts. The detailed procedure of making payments using SBI ATM is explained below:

    Steps to be followed for ATM transaction

    Step01: Enter your ATM card

    Step02: Press option

    Step03: Enter

    Step04: Press

    Step05: Enter 1 and then press

    Step06: Press

    Step07: Press

    Step08: Enter 1 for GEN [2 for SC/ST] and then press

    Step09: Press

    Step10: Press [if your account is SB] or [if it is Current]

    Step11: Collect the original slip

    is to mean that you have to press x on the screen of ATM monitor.

    Instructions: Do not forget to send the Original Transaction Slip, SC/ST or Disability Certificate (if applicable) alongwith the application form (duly filled and signed) that is generated while filling-in the Online Application to the Organizing Chairman, GATE-2007, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur-208016. Remember that in the Application Form you have to paste the recent Passport size Photograph (unsigned) with light background.

    Payments can also be made through the Demand drafts (Rs. 900 for general category and Rs. 400 for SC/ST category). The Drafts should be made in favour of Chairman GATE, IIT Kanpur on any nationalized bank payable at Kanpur. In the event of paying via Demand drafts, please send the original Demand Draft (instead of the ATM Transaction Slip) together with the application form directly to Chairman GATE, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur-208016. Other enclosures are same as mentioned earlier.

    Offline Registration

    Application fee: Rs. 1000 for general category and Rs. 500 for SC/ST category. The application fee is not refundable.

    Information Brochures and Application Forms are obtainable on payment of cash from the designated Bank Branches corresponding to each zone. The bank pay-in-slip in original must be attached to the candidate's application during submission. Candidates can also obtain Information Brochures and Application Forms by Post from/or personally at the GATE offices. For this purpose a Demand Draft is to be sent for the amount as above to the Chairman, GATE of the corresponding zonal GATE office, along with a request letter and two self-addressed slips.

    Filled in Application Form along with the bank pay-in-slip / receipt of payment from GATE office must be sent to the respective zonal GATE office depending on the examination city where the candidate wishes to appear.

    Examination Cities Address to which completed application form is to be sent
    Draft in favour of

    Zone 1

    Ananthapur, Bangalore, Davangere, Hassan, Hyderabad, Kurnool, Mahabubnagar, Mysore and Surathkal
    Chairman, GATE
    Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
    Bangalore 560 012
    IISC Bangalore

    Zone 2

    Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Gulbarga, Hubli, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Sangli, Shegaon, Solapur, Thane and Goa
    Chairman, GATE
    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Powai, Mumbai 400 076


    IIT Bombay

    Zone 3

    Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Amritsar, Bathinda, Chandigarh, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jodhpur, Ludhiana, New Delhi, Patiala, Pilani, Surat, Udaipur and Vadodara
    Chairman, GATE
    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
    Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016
    Chairman GATE

    IIT Delhi

    Zone 4

    Agartala, Asansol, Bhagalpur , Dhanbad, Durgapur , Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna , Silchar and Siliguri
    Chairman, GATE
    Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
    North Guwahati
    Guwahati 781 039
    Chairman GATE

    IIT Guwahati

    Zone 5

    Allahabad, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Indore, Jabalpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Saugar (Sagar MP), Sultanpur, Ujjain and Varanasi
    Chairman, GATE
    Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kanpur 208 016
    Chairman GATE

    IIT Kanpur

    Zone 6

    Balasore, Berhampur (Orissa), Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur, Cuttack, Eluru, Jamshedpur, Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Kothagudem, Machilipatnam, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam
    Chairman, GATE
    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Kharagpur 721 302
    Chairman GATE

    IIT Kharagpur



    Zone 7

    Bapatla, Chennai, Chidambaram, Coimbatore, Cuddapah, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Guntur, Kannur, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Madurai, Manchiryal, Nagercoil, Nellore, Ongole, Palakkad, Pondicherry, Salem, Tenali, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati and Warangal
    Chairman, GATE
    Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    Chennai 600 036
    Chairman GATE

    IIT Madras

    Zone 8

    Agra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Bijnor, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Gwalior, Hamirpur (HP), Haridwar, Hissar, Kota, Kurukshetra, Mathura, Meerut, Noida, Pantnagar, Rohtak, Roorkee, Shimla and Yamunanagar
    Chairman, GATE
    Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Roorkee 247 667
    Chairman GATE

    IIT Roorkee


    IMPORTANT DATES

    Scorecard will be sent only to the qualified candidates. No information will be sent to candidates who are not qualified.

    Commencement of sale of information brochure and application forms/ online application form submission Wednesday 20 Sept 2007

    Last date of issue of information brochures and application forms

    by post from GATE Offices
    Thursday 19 Oct 2007
    at bank counters
    Monday 30 Oct 2007
    at GATE office counters
    Monday 30 Oct 2007

    Last date for

    Online application form submission (website closure)
    Monday 30 Oct 2007
    Receipt of completed Offline application forms at different GATE Offices
    Friday 3 Nov 2007
    Receipt of completed Online application forms at IIT Kanpur
    Friday 3 Nov 2007



    Last date for despatch of admit cards by the respective Institutes Monday 22 Jan 2008
    Date of the examination Sunday 11 Feb 2008
    Announcement of results Thrusday 15 March 2008


    ABOUT THE EXAMINATION

    Candidates will be required to appear in a single paper of three hours duration. The examination will be held from 0930 to 1230 hrs. on Sunday, February 11, 2008. The list of papers for GATE 2008 is given under Structure of Gate. The question papers will be in English only.

    Before applying for GATE 2008, candidates must assure themselves that they have chosen the right paper, which qualifies them to become eligible to seek admission to the specific programme they are interested in. The criteria for postgraduate admission with Scholarship/ Assistantship are different in various Institutes. GATE Offices are not in a position to provide any information in this regard. Some information regarding postgraduate programmes in various Institutes is given under PG admission. For more details, the candidates are required to contact the Institutes/Universities to which they are interested in seeking admission.

    The choice of the paper is the responsibility of the candidate.


    GATE Pattern



    QUESTION PAPER STRUCTURE

    The question paper of GATE 2007 will be fully objective type.
    Candidates have to mark the correct choice by darkening the appropriate bubble against each question on an Objective Response Sheet (ORS).


    Main Papers (Non-XE/XL Papers)

    The question paper will be for a total of 150 marks divided into three groups:

    Group I : Question Numbers 1 to 20 (20 questions) will carry one mark each (subtotal 20 marks) .

    Group II: Question Numbers 21 to 75 (55 questions) will carry two marks each (subtotal 110 marks). Out of this, Q.71 to Q.75 may be questions based on common data .

    Group III: Question Numbers 76 to 85 (10 questions) will carry two marks each (subtotal 20 marks). These questions are called linked answer questions. These 10 questions comprise five pairs of questions (76 & 77, 78 & 79, etc.). The solution to the second question of each pair (e.g. Q.77) will be linked to the correct answer to the first one (e.g. Q.76) in the pair.

    Each question will have four choices for the answer. Only one choice is correct.

    Wrong answers carry 25% negative marks. In Q.1 to Q.20, 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer and in Q.21 to Q.76, Q.78, Q.80, Q.82 and Q.84, 0.5 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. However, there is no negative marking in Q.77, Q.79, Q.81, Q.83 and Q.85.

    Papers bearing the code AE, AG, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, IT, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF will contain questions on Engineering Mathematics to the extent of 20 to 25 marks.

    The multiple choice objective test questions can be of the following type:

    Each choice containing a single stand-alone statement/phrase/data.

    Example

    Q. The phenomenon known as ?Early Effect? in a bipolar transistor refers to a reduction of the effective base-width caused by

    A) electron-hole recombination at the base

    the reverse biasing of the base-collector junction
    the forward biasing of emitter-base junction
    the early removal of stored base charge during saturation-to-cutoff switching


    Each choice containing a combination of option codes.

    The question may be accompanied by four options P, Q, R, S and the choices may be a combination of these options. The candidate has to choose the right combination as the correct answer.

    Example

    Q. Choose the correct combination of true statements from the following:

    P : The ratio of isentropic to isothermal bulk modulus for a gas is equal to its specific heat ratio (C P/C V)
    Q : The viscosity of gas is an increasing function of temperature
    R : The viscosity of a gas is a decreasing function of temperature
    S : The compressibility co-efficient of a gas decreases with increase in Mach number


    (A) Q, S (B) R, S (C) P, S (D) P, Q

    Assertion[a]/Reason[r] type with the choices stating if [a]/[r] are True/False and/or stating if [r] is correct/incorrect reasoning of [a]

    Example

    Q. Determine the correctness or otherwise of the following assertion and reasoning:

    Assertion [a]: Bernoulli's equation can be applied along the central streamline in a steady laminar fully-developed flow through a straight circular pipe.

    Reason [r]: The shear stress is zero at the centre-line for the above flow.

    (A) Both [a] and [r] are true and [r] is the correct reason for [a]
    (B) Both [a] and [r] are true but [r] is not the correct reason for [a]
    (C) Both [a] and [r] are false
    (D) [a] is false but [r] is true


    Match items : Match all items in Group 1 with correct options from those given in Group 2 and choose the correct set of combinations from the choices E, F, G and H.

    Example

    Q. Find the correct match between Group 1 and Group 2

    Group 1 Group 2

    E- Varactor diode 1- Voltage reference
    F- PIN diode 2- High-frequency switch
    G- Zener diode 3- Tuned circuits
    H- Schottky diode 4- Current controlled attenuator


    (A) E-4, F-2, G-1, H-3 (B) E-2, F-4, G-1, H-3
    (C) E-3, F-4, G-1, H-2 (D) E-1, F-3, G-2, H-4


    Common data questions : Multiple questions may be linked to a common problem data, passage and the like. Two or three questions can be formed from the given common problem data. Each question is independent and its solution obtainable from the above problem data/passage directly. (Answer of the previous question is not required to solve the next question). Each question under this group will carry two marks.

    Example

    Common Data for Questions 74 & 75 :

    KMnO 4 reacts with oxalic acid in the presence of excess H 2 SO 4 to yield a manganese complex X which is colorless in dilute solutions and pale pink in the crystalline form [atomic number of manganese is 25] .

    Q.74 The number of unpaired electrons present in the complex X is

    (A) 1 (B) 3 (C) 4 (D) 5

    Q.75 The calculated spin only magnetic moment for the compound X is

    (A) 5.92 BM (B) 4.90 BM (C) 3.87 BM (D) 1.73 BM

    Linked answer questions : These questions are of problem solving type. A problem statement is followed by two questions based on the problem statement. The two questions are to be designed such that the solution to the second question depends upon the answer to the first one. In other words, the first answer is an intermediate step in working out the second answer. Each question in such ?linked answer questions' will carry two marks.

    Example

    Statement for Linked Answer Questions 82 & 83:

    Consider a unity-gain feedback control system whose open-loop transfer function is

    Q.82 The value of ?a? so that the system has a phase-margin equal to is approximately equal to

    (A) 2.40 (B) 1.40 (C) 0.84 (D) 0.74

    Q.83 With the value of ?a? set for a phase-margin of , the value of unit-impulse response of the open-loop system at t=1 second is equal to

    (A) 3.40 (B) 2.40 (C) 1.84 (D) 1.74

    XE/XL Papers

    XE and XL papers contain a number of sections as given under Structure of GATE. Each Section is of 50 marks. Each Section will be fully objective type and the questions are divided into three groups.
    Group I: Question Numbers 1 to 6 (6 questions) will carry one mark each (subtotal 6 marks).
    Group II: Question Numbers 7 to 24 (18 questions) will carry two marks each (subtotal 36 marks). Out of this, Q.23 and Q.24 may be questions based on common data.
    Group III: Question Numbers 25 to 28 (4 questions) will carry two marks each. These questions are called linked answer questions. These 4 questions comprise two pairs of questions (25 & 26 and 27 & 28). The solution to the second question of each pair (e.g. Q.26) will be linked to the correct answer to the first one (e.g. Q.25) in the pair (subtotal 8 marks).


    All questions have four choices with only one being correct.

    Wrong answers carry 25% negative marks. In Q.1 to Q.6 of each section, 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer and in Q.7 to Q.25 and Q.27, 0.5 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. However, there is no negative marking in Q.26 and Q.28.

    The pattern of multiple-choice questions is the same as in the Main papers.

    Tips and Tricks for GATE Exam



    1.Material Collection

    Syllabus

    All the relevant books based on the subject(Divide the books in two groups - (1)
    Fundamental and basic concepts (2) Problem oriented
    Some books helpful for pre-requisite knowledge on the subject
    Some good guide books for GATE
    Previous questions papers
    2.Keep contact with some expert and GATE experienced persons
    3.Study - Syllabus and Previous questions papers

    4.Start from the first chapter


    read at least 5 books, it will widen your knowledge(if necessary consult with the books for pre-requisite knowledge or with some expert)
    Note down the probable concepts(definitions, unit, dimension etc.)
    Note down necessary theories, formulae etc
    Solve problems as maximum as possible(from text books, Guide books etc)
    Think about various tricks in solving problems(if necessary, note it)
    Go for series of self tests based on this chapter(take other's help to conduct tests)
    Continue the self tests until getting a very good score
    5.Solve more and more problems, discover more and more new tricks…
    6.Follow the same procedure for the rest chapters


    7.Finally, go for self tests based on whole syllabus(take other's help to conduct these tests)

    8.Well, So...... on the exam day…you will be at your best, who can stop you?


    Compare Evaluation



    GATE, like CAT and unlike GRE, GMAT or Board examinations, is a zero sum game. You need to beat someone else to rise up the ranks. You should always remember the fact that you are adjudged relatively, not absolutely. Hence, your rank obviously depends on how you performed relative to your competitors. It does not really matter whether you got 89 marks out of 150, or 148 marks out of 150. What matters the most is how many people you have beaten and how many people have beaten you.

    The following list gives us an indication of the degree of competition that was there in GATE 2004.

    As we can see, only 137 applicants out of every 1000 applicants in computer science stream were qualified, and only 4 out of 1000 applicants were admitted in premier institutions like IITs and IISc.

    Paper Code
    Paper Title Overall
    Regd App QTot App% Qual%
    AG Agricultural Engineering 672 649 158 96.58 24.35
    AR Architecture & Planning 1387 1311 305 94.52 23.26
    CE Civil Engineering 10165 9340 2370 91.88 25.37
    CH Engineering 6874 6447 1542 93.79 23.92
    CS Computer Science & Engg 40708 37797 5181 92.85 13.71
    CY Chemistry 3174 2936 791 92.5 26.94
    EC Electronics & Comm. Engg 34082 31567 4732 92.62 14.99
    EE Engineering 19858 18548 3442 93.4 18.56
    GG Geology & Geophysics 400 374 87 93.5 23.26
    IN Instrumentation Engineering 5067 4765 663 94.04 13.91
    MA Mathematics 1497 1342 293 89.65 21.83
    ME Mechanical Engineering 28056 26241 4625 93.53 17.63
    MN Mining Engineering 337 318 95 94.36 29.87
    MT Metallurgical Engineering 1300 1185 339 91.15 28.67
    PH Physics 2548 2358 598 92.54 25.36
    PI Production & Ind.Engg 2682 2489 454 92.8 18.24
    PY Pharmaceutical Sciences 6847 6475 1765 94.57 27.26
    TF Textile Engg & Fibre Science 586 554 137 94.54 24.73
    XE Engineering Sciences 1208 1087 267 89.98 24.56
    XL Life Sciences 3849 3571 1033 92.78 28.93
    Total 171297 159354 28877 93.03 18.12


    Regd : Number of candidates registered
    App : Number of candidates finally appeared in the GATE.
    App% : Percentage of applicants actually taking up the exam.
    Qual% : Percentage of people who qualified among the candidates who appeared

    GATE FAQ



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    1: What is GATE ?

    The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), is an All-India Examination conducted by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science, Banglore, on behalf of the National Coordinating Board – GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.

    2: What is the objective of GATE ?

    The objective of GATE is to identify meritorious and motivated candidates for admission to Postgraduate Programs Engineering at the national level. Some Engineering Colleges/Institutes specify GATE as a mandatory qualification even for admission for Postgraduate Programs. It serves as a benchmark for normalization of the Undergraduate Engineering Education in the country.

    3: What are the basic features of GATE ?

    To Pursue M.Tech program in a leading institute of the country the benefits are:

    Admission to Postgraduate Courses, with MHRD Scholarship/Assistantship, in Engineering/Technology at Colleges/Institutes is open only to those who qualify in GATE.

    More and better companies are coming for Campus Placement in leading Institutes.

    Higher salaries are being offered for M.Tech as compared to B.E.

    M. Tech degree leads to specialization and furthering of interest in a certain area which may lead to Ph.D.

    M.Tech degree is a must for those wishing to apply for Faculty/ Research position in educational Institutes/R&D Centers.

    Scholarship is paid during M.Tech, so no headache to parents for financial requirements.

    The M.Tech program is a 4 semester (24 months) program; so get more time to work out career opportunities.

    MOST IMPORTANTLY to get to be a part of any Nationally reputed educational institute and enjoy learning and research.

    Some Industries and Foreign universities have indicated their interest in GATE qualified candidates.

    GATE qualified candidates in the Engineering disciplines are also eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR Laboratories.

    Some College/Institutes specify GATE as mandatory qualification even for admission of self-financing students.

    4: Can you provide some information on this examination?

    An ME or MTech degree is a desirable qualification for our young engineers seeking a rewarding professional career. Engineering students, while in the final year of their degree course, spend considerable time in seeking an opportunity to pursue higher studies in foreign universities. Many students may not be aware that there are several institutions in the country, offering specialised postgraduate programmes in various disciplines.

    Attractive scholarships / Assistantships for postgraduate courses in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Pharmacy in engineering colleges or institutes in the country, are available to those who qualify through GATE.

    Some engineering colleges / institutes specify GATE as a mandatory qualification even for admission to their postgraduate programmes. The candidate is required to find the procedure of final selection and award of Scholarship / Assistantship from the respective institution to which he / she seeks admission.

    GATE qualified candidates (in Engineering subjects) are also eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in CSIR Laboratories.

    5: How you measure the GATE Score?

    The results are declared in the form of a percentile score calculated as follows:

    If the total number of examinees in a given discipline is, say 5940, and the number of examinees who have secured marks less than the candidate is, say 5830, then the percentile score of the candidate is: (5830 / 5940) x 100 =98.15

    This score ceases to be valid after March 31st of the second year following the year of declaration of GATE results. The score becomes valid only after the candidate completes all requirements of the qualifying degree.


    Exam Cities



    ZONE CODE ZONE NAME
    1 Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
    2 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
    3 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
    4 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
    5 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
    6 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
    7 Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    8 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee


    Codes for Examination Cities

    IISc Bangalore Zone

    IISc Bangalore Zone
    Ananthapur 101

    Bangalore 102

    Davangere 103

    Hassan 104

    Hyderabad 105

    Kurnool 106

    Mahabubnagar 107

    Mysore 108

    Surathkal 109



    IIT Bombay Zone

    IIT Bombay Zone
    Akola 201

    Amravati 202

    Aurangabad 203

    Gulbarga 204

    Hubli 205

    Jalgaon 206

    Kolhapur 207

    Mumbai 208

    Nagpur 209

    Nanded 210

    Nasik 211

    Navi Mumbai 212

    Pune 213

    Sangli 214

    Shegaon 215

    Solapur 216

    Thane 217

    Goa 218



    IIT Delhi Zone

    IIT Delhi Zone
    Ahmedabad 301

    Ajmer 302

    Amritsar 303

    Bathinda 304

    Chandigarh 305

    Faridabad 306

    Gurgaon 307

    Jaipur 308

    Jalandhar 309

    Jammu 310

    Jodhpur 311

    Ludhiana 312

    New Delhi 313

    Patiala 314

    Pilani 315

    Surat 316

    Udaipur 317

    Vadodara 318



    IIT Guwahati Zone

    IIT Guwahati Zone
    Agartala 401

    Asansol 402

    Bhagalpur 403

    Dhanbad 404

    Durgapur 405

    Gangtok 406

    Guwahati 407

    Imphal 408

    Itanagar 409

    Jorhat 410

    Kalyani 411

    Patna 412

    Silchar 413

    Siliguri 414



    IIT Kanpur Zone

    IIT Kanpur Zone
    Allahabad 501

    Bhopal 502

    Gorakhpur 503

    Indore 504

    Jabalpur 505

    Jhansi 506

    Kanpur 507

    Lucknow 508

    Sagar 509

    Sultanpur 510

    Ujjain 511

    Varanasi 512



    IIT Kharagpur Zone

    IIT Kharagpur Zone

    Balasore 601

    Berhampur (Orissa) 602

    Bhimavaram 603

    Bhubaneswar 604

    Bilaspur 605

    Cuttack 606

    Eluru 607

    Jamshedpur 608

    Kakinada (AP) 609

    Kharagpur 610

    Kolkata 611

    Kothagudem 612

    Machilipatnam 613

    Raipur 614

    Rajahmundry 615

    Ranchi 616

    Rourkela 617

    Sambalpur 618

    Tadepalligudem 619

    Vijayawada 620

    Visakhapatnam 621



    IIT Madras Zone

    IIT Madras Zone
    Bapatla 701

    Chennai 702

    Chidambaram 703

    Coimbatore 704

    Cuddapah 705

    Dindigul 706

    Ernakulam 707

    Guntur 708

    Kannur 709

    Kollam 710

    Kottayam 711

    Kozhikode 712

    Madurai 713

    Manchiryal 714

    Nagercoil 715

    Nellore 716

    Ongole 717

    Palakkad 718

    Pondicherry 719

    Salem 720

    Tenali 721

    Thanjavur 722

    Thiruvananthapuram 723

    Thrissur 724

    Tiruchirapalli 725

    Tirunelveli 726

    Tirupati 727

    Warangal 728



    IIT Roorkee Zone

    IIT Roorkee Zone

    Agra 801

    Aligarh 802

    Bareilly 803

    Bijnor 804

    Dehradun 805

    Ghaziabad 806

    Gwalior 807

    Hamirpur (HP) 808

    Haridwar 809

    Hissar 810

    Kota 811

    Kurukshetra 812

    Mathura 813

    Meerut 814

    Noida 815

    Pantnagar 816

    Rohtak 817

    Roorkee 818

    Shimla 819

    Yamunanagar 820


    CONTACT AND DETAILS

    Examination Cities Address of the Chairman, GATE of the corresponding zone
    Telephone, Fax and email
    Zone 1

    Ananthapur, Bangalore, Davangere, Hassan, Hyderabad, Kurnool, Mahabubnagar, Mysore and Surathkal
    Chairman, GATE
    Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
    Bangalore 560 012
    Phone: 080-2293 2392
    Fax: 080-2360 1227
    email: gate@gate.iisc.ernet.in

    Zone 2

    Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Gulbarga, Hubli, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Sangli, Shegaon, Solapur, Thane and Goa
    Chairman, GATE
    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Powai, Mumbai 400 076


    Phone: 022-2576 7068
    Fax: 022-2572 3706
    email: gateoffice@iitb.ac.in

    Zone 3

    Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Amritsar, Bathinda, Chandigarh, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jodhpur, Ludhiana, New Delhi, Patiala, Pilani, Surat, Udaipur and Vadodara
    Chairman, GATE
    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
    Hauz Khas
    New Delhi 110 016
    Phone: 011-2659 1749
    Fax: 011-2658 1579
    email:
    gate@admin.iitd.ernet.in

    Zone 4

    Agartala, Asansol, Bhagalpur , Dhanbad, Durgapur , Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna , Silchar and Siliguri
    Chairman, GATE
    Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
    North Guwahati
    Guwahati 781 039
    Phone: 0361-258 2751
    Fax : 0361-269 0789
    email: gate@iitg.ernet.in

    Zone 5

    Allahabad, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Indore, Jabalpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Saugar (Sagar MP), Sultanpur, Ujjain and Varanasi
    Chairman, GATE
    Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kanpur 208 016
    Phone: 0512-259 7412
    Fax : 0512-259 0932
    email: gate@iitk.ac.in

    Zone 6

    Balasore, Berhampur (Orissa), Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur, Cuttack, Eluru, Jamshedpur, Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Kothagudem, Machilipatnam, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam
    Chairman, GATE
    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
    Kharagpur 721 302
    Phone: 03222-282091
    Fax : 03222-278243
    email: gate@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in

    Zone 7

    Bapatla, Chennai, Chidambaram, Coimbatore, Cuddapah, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Guntur, Kannur, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Madurai, Manchiryal, Nagercoil, Nellore, Ongole, Palakkad, Pondicherry, Salem, Tenali, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati and Warangal
    Chairman, GATE
    Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    Chennai 600 036
    Phone: 044-2257 8200
    Fax : 044-2257 8204
    email: gate@iitm.ac.in

    Zone 8

    Agra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Bijnor, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Gwalior, Hamirpur (HP), Haridwar, Hissar, Kota, Kurukshetra, Mathura, Meerut, Noida, Pantnagar, Rohtak, Roorkee, Shimla and Yamunanagar
    Chairman, GATE
    Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Roorkee 247 667
    Phone: 01332-284531
    Fax: 01332-285707
    email: gate@iitr.ernet.in

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