Guide for GATE 2016 Exam

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The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an All-India Examination conducted by the five IITs and IISC, Bangalore, on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India. The objectives of GATE is to identify meritorious and motivated candidates for admission to Postgraduate Programs Engineering at the National level. Every year one IIT or IISc is selected as the Organizing Institute.

The candidates studying in the final year or passed engineering or Master of Science courses are eligible to sit in the GATE 2016 examination conducted by the joint committee of IIT’s and IISc. The GATE scores is used for admission to PG programmes in the field of Engineering (i.e. M.E/M.Tech and direct PhD) in IIT’s, IISc and various other government and private institution located across the country. The GATE score is also used by various private and Public sector companies for screening candidates for employment purposes.

Why should we take GATE:
To pursue M.Tech program in a leading institute of the country. The benefits of M.Tech are: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 positions 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 3 semester (18 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.

Overview of GATE 2016
 The GATE exam is conducted for admission to Post graduate engineering courses, whereas JEE Main 2016 is an entrance exam for UG engineering courses. The GATE 2016 will jointly administered by the IISc and seven IIT’s namely Mumbai, Delhi, Kanpur, Roorkee, Madras, Kharagpur, Guwahati. The GATE organizing institute will be responsible for end to end process and making coordination among the other administering institutes. The candidates who qualify the GATE exam and pursue the Masters programs and direct doctoral programs in Engineering, Technology, Architecture and doctoral programs will be given financial assistance by MHRD, government of India. Here in this article we will discuss complete details regarding GATE 2016, application procedure for the GATE exam, GATE exam Pattern, Eligibility criteria and process of selection Some Important points for GATES appearing students:

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 
  • General Information and Results are also published on the Web. 
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.

GATES Exam patterns:

Students who're appearing for GATES exam should check the exam patterns earlier to know the types of question and its base marks.
The GATE question paper will comprises of two types of question as mentioned below:

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

The multiple choice questions will carry 1 or 2 marks, these questions will have 4 alternatives for every question, and the candidates will have to answer only one correct response.

Numerical Answer Questions

They will carry 1 or 2 marks in each section of the question papers, the answer of these question will have to be entered by the candidate


So here are some basic  guidelines for GATES 2016. Hope its help you
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