26 Aug 2011

GATE | Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2012.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India test. The test is carried out jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology for admission to Masters in Technology (M.Tech) post graduate program. GATE is administered by these top technology institutes coming under the Department of Higher Education and National Coordination Board.
GATE carries out through the establishment of eight zones. The zones and the equivalent administrative institutes are:
·         Zone-1: Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
·         Zone-2: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
·         Zone-3: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
·         Zone-4: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
·         Zone-5: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
·         Zone-6: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
·         Zone-7: Indian Institute of Technology Madras
·         Zone-8: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Structure of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
The GATE test duration is 3 hours. There are 65 questions with a maximum of 100 marks. Objective type questions are included in the GATE test. In the AE and TF papers, there are 60 multiple type questions. Four alternatives will be there. Numerical questions have a number as the answer.
Geophysics, Fiber Engineering, Aerospace and Mining papers can be answered through online. Some other papers with the same pattern are Geology and Textile. Candidates can mark right alternative by darkening the bubbles for all other papers. Numerical questions do not have negative marking. All other papers follow negative marking. There is General Aptitude part that carries 15 marks. Applicants can select any one paper from the list of 21.
General Aptitude

Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Engineering Mathematics

Computer Science and Information Technology
Computer Science And Information Technology
Engineering Mathematics
Inorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry

Electronics and Communication Engineering
Electronics And Communication Engineering
Engineering Mathematics
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Mathematics
Geology and Geophysics
Instrumentation Engineering

Mechanical Engineering
Applied Mechanics And Design
Engineering Mathematics
Fluid Mechanics And Thermal Sciences
Manufacturing And Industrial Engineering
Mining Engineering
Engineering Mathematics
Mining Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Engineering Mathematics
Metallurgical Engineering
Atomic And Molecular Physics
Classical Mechanics
Electromagnetic Theory
Mathematical Physics
Nuclear And Particle Physics
Quantum Mechanics
Solid State Physics
Thermodynamics And Statistical Physics
Production and Industrial Engineering
Engineering Mathematics
General Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Production Engineering
Textile Engineering and Fiber Science
Engineering Mathematics
Textile Engineering and Fiber Science

Eligibility Criteria
The following categories of applicants are qualified to appear for GATE:
·           Aspirants in the second year or more in the Integrated Master’s degree course (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology
·           Candidates with eligibilities got through tests carried out by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE.
·           Post graduates in Science/statistics/maths/computer application or applicants who are in the last year of these courses
·           Students who are pursuing the last year of any of these courses
·           The applicants who finish B.E/ B.Tech/B.Arch course
·           Those who are in the third or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master’s degree course and Dual Degree course in Engineering/Technology

How to Apply?
The aspirants can collect the GATE applications forms from the banks nearby. You could also pick up application forms from from the Zonal offices of IITs and IISB. Aspirants have to fill in application forms and send along with a DD. Online application facility is also there. The cost of the form Rs.1000. Online form cost is Rs.800 for OBC and general category students. For SC/ST students the cost is half of that.

How to fill the Form?
Aspirants can fill the application forms cautiously. They must check that whether there is application number printed on the form. It is necessary to quote the Application Number in every future contact with the respective zonal GATE office. It is better to take a copy of the application form. The Application Form will be stated imperfect if the instructions are not followed. Applicants must darken the bubbles with HB pencils. It is good to follow the instructions mentioned in the form.

Important Dates
The GATE exam carried out in the month of February. The application forms can collected online on September 4th week. The forms are available until October 3rd week. The application forms can be collected from the GATE office counters at the end of October. Filled forms can submitted online until October last week and offline before November 1st week. The results come out by March mid week.

List of GATE centers
Offline Examination Cities
Colleges Accepting the GATE Score

Contact Address for GATE
·         Address: Chairman, GATE, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016
·         Phone No: 011-2659 1749
·         Fax No: 011-2658 1579
·         Email id: Gate@admin.Iitd.Ernet.In
·         http://www.Iitk.Ac.In/gate/gate2011/contact.Php
Coaching Centers for GATE
·         B.R.M. Academy
·         Brilliant Tutorials Pvt. Ltd.
·         Career Forum
·         Elite Academy
·         Engineering Solutions
·         Engineers Institute of India
·         Engineers Study Circle
·         Gyan Bindu Academy
·         IAS / IES Made Easy (Engineers India Centre)
·         Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMS)
·         Pathfinder Academy
·         Science Point
·         Trump and Gates
·         Vani Institute of Engineering & Technology (VIET)
Study Plan
The GATE test examines candidates on their fundamentals. There are mainly derivation questions. The aspirants must get their fundamentals correct, and then test on the fundamentals. The aspirants can choose best coaching material. They can ask their seniors as what they used to clear the GATE exam. Here are some constraints on which aspirant can choose whether he/she should go for a particular coaching center, use a particular coaching material, or tests:
·         Material Collection - All the relevant books related the subject, Some books useful for pre-requisite knowledge on the topic, Some excellent guide books for GATE  and Previous questions papers
·         Keep contact with a few expert and GATE experienced individuals
·         Preparations - read minimum 5 books, it will broaden applicants knowledge, note down the possible concepts, solve problems as maximum as possible, think about different tricks in solving problems, go for series of self examinations Solve more and more problems, find out more and more new tricks
How and Where To Get the Results?
The results are available in particular IIT website. The applicants can enter the seven-digit number for to get the result from the official website.
Expected cutoffs
The cut off varies based on the institutes and stream of course. Some colleges are keeping a cut off 700 for Computer Science direct admission. Other streams cut off are around 750. For getting interview call, the aspirants must obtain at least 600. Top institutes demand at least 90% and above.
Score Validity
The GATE score is valid for two years from the year one crack the test.

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