GATE-Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India competitive examination for Engineers from various backgrounds administered and conducted jointly by the IISc Bangalore and Seven IITs. It is mainly coordinated by Ministry of Human resource Development (MHRD). These institutes monitor the conduction of the exam and every year any one IIT/IISc takes the responsibility for the conduction of the same. The GATE score shows the relative performance level of a candidate. The GATE score/rank is used for admissions to Post Graduate Programmes (ME, M.Tech, MS, Direct Ph.D.) in institutes like IITs and IISc etc with financial assistance offered by MHRD. GATE score is also being accepted by several Indian public sector undertakings for various prestigious jobs with attractive remuneration. GATE is conducted in 23 disciplines as given below. A candidate can choose any one of them. GATE 2017 will be conducted in the subjects or papers as shown in Table below. Candidates must familiarize with the paper code for the paper of their choice, as this would be required at the time of submission of application form and appearing for the examination. A candidate is allowed to appear in ONLY ONE paper.  

GATE Papers and the Paper Codes for GATE 2016 

 
GATE Paper Code GATE Paper Code
Aerospace Engineering AE Geology and Geophysics GG
Agricultural Engineering AG Instrumentation Engineering IN
Architecture and Planning AR Mathematics MA
Biotechnology BT Mechanical Engineering ME
Civil Engineering CE Mining Engineering MN
Chemical Engineering CH Metallurgical Engineering MT
Computer Science and Information Technology CS Petroleum Engineering PE
Chemistry CY Physics PH
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Electrical Engineering EE Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
Ecology and Evolution EY Engineering Sciences XE*
    Life Sciences XL**
 
*XE Paper Sections Code *XL Paper Sections Code
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory) A Chemistry(Compulsory) H
Fluid Mechanics B Biochemistry I
Materials Science C Botany J
Solid Mechanics D Microbiology K
Thermodynamics E Zoology L
Polymer Science and Engineering F Food Technology M
Food Technology G    
The GATE score of a candidate reflects the relative performance level of a candidate. The score is used for admissions to various post-graduate education programs.  Better remuneration is being offered for students of M.Tech/M.E as compared to those pursuing B.Tech /B.E. Students who qualify in GATE are entitled to a stipend of Rs 8,000 per month during their M.Tech course. GATE scores are also being used by several Indian public sector undertakings. There are total 217 Public sector units. A good GATE rank assures a good job. After joining M.Tech. at IITs and IISc, one can look at a salary package ranging from Rs 7 lakh to 30 lakh per annum, depending upon specialisation and performance. Benefits of appearing for the GATE exam
  • Get admission in top institutes of India like IITs, IISC, IIITs, NITs and many other well renowned
  • Several reputed PSUs and research organizations recruits on the basis of GATE Score. i.e. IOCL, NTPC, BHEL, PGCIL, BARC etc.
  • Many PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings) like HAL, BARC, IOCL, PGCIL etc. give importance to GATE score.
  • The candidates who qualify GATE are also eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) Laboratories and various other sponsored projects of CSIR.
  • Career in Research & Development
  • Technical value addition
  • Expertise in subject/domain specialization
Before starting with the application process, the candidate must ensure that he/she meets up the eligibility criteria of GATE 2017 given in the following table: Minimum Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2017
Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive) Description of Eligible candidates
B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm. Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology  (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc/ Diploma in Engineering/ Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs. Currently in the final year or already completed
B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (Five years course) Currently in the final year or already completed
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S. Bachelor’s degree in Science(Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 4th year or already completed
M. Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the final year or already completed
Int. M.E/M.Tech(Post-B.Sc.) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year program) Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed
Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (Five year program) Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed
Int. M.Sc/Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the final year or already completed
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.) B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India) Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses
Section Question No No. of Questions Marks Per Question Total Marks
General Aptitude 1 to 5 5 1 5
6 to 10 5 2 10

Technical

 +

Engineering Mathematics

1 to 25 25 1 25

Technical

+

Engineering Mathematics

26 to 55 30 2 60
Total Duration : 3 hours Total Questions : 65 Total Marks : 100    
In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE
  1. Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks
  2. General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks
  3. Remaining 70% percentage of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
  In the papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL
  1. General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks.
  2. Remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
  GATE 2017 would contain questions of two different types in various papers: (i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s). (ii) Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions.
Negative Marking
Question Type Marks Negative Marking
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) 1 mark 0.33
2 marks 0.66
Numerical Answer Question 1 mark Nil
2 marks Nil
Gate Qualifying Cut-off Mark for Electrical Engineering
Gate Exam Year No.of Candidates Appeared Qualifying Mark (General) Qualifying Mark (OBC) Qualifying Mark (SC/ST/PH)
2016 146293 25 22.5 16.67
2015 125851 25 22.5 16.67
2014 141799 25 22.5 16.67
2013 152381 25.74 23.17 17.16
2012 110125 25 22.5 16.67
2011 72680 26.08 23.47 17.39
2010 52246 25.2 22.68 16.6
 
Gate Qualifying Cut-off Mark for Electronics Engineering
Gate Exam Year No.of Candidates Appeared Qualifying Mark (General) Qualifying Mark (OBC) Qualifying Mark (SC/ST/PH)
2016 25 22.5 16.6 16
2015 172714 25 22.5 16.67
2014 216637 25.56 23.01 17.14
2013 256135 25 22.5 16.67
2012 176944 25 22.5 16.67
2011 137853 26.11 23.5 17.41
2010 104291 25 22.51 16.67
 

Gate Qualifying Cut-off Mark for Civil Engineering

Gate Exam Year No.of Candidates Appeared Qualifying Mark (General) Qualifying Mark (OBC) Qualifying Mark (SC/ST/PH)
2016 118147 25 22.5 16.6
2015 101429 25 22.5 16.67
2014 90872 26.57 23.91 17.71
2013 67472 27.13 24.42 18.09
2012 36156 33.03 29.73 22.02
2011 29347 25 22.5 16.67
2010 19406 25.01 22.51 16.67
 

Gate Qualifying Cut-off Mark for Computer Science

Gate Exam Year No.of Candidates Appeared Qualifying Mark (General) Qualifying Mark (OBC) Qualifying Mark (SC/ST/PH)
2016 131803 25 22.5 16.6
2015 115425 25 22.5 16.67
2014 155190 25 22.5 16.67
2013 224160 25 22.5 16.67
2012 156780 31.54 22.5 16.67
2011 136027 25 22.5 16.67
2010 107086 25 22.5 16.67
 

Gate Qualifying Cut-off Mark for Mechanical Engineering

Gate Exam Year No.of Candidates Appeared Qualifying Mark (General) Qualifying Mark (OBC) Qualifying Mark (SC/ST/PH)
2016 234727 29.6 26.6 19.7
2015 185758 32.73 29.46 21.82
2014 185578 28.86 25.97 19.24
2013 167814 25 22.5 16.67
2012 121320 27.14 24.42 18.09
2011 81175 30.81 27.73 20.54
2010 59338 25 22.5 16.67
 
Gate Qualifying Cut-off Mark for Instrumentation Engineering
Gate Exam Year No.of Candidates Appeared Qualifying Mark (General) Qualifying Mark (OBC) Qualifying Mark (SC/ST/PH)
2016 18045 25 22.5 16.6
2015 22367 25.45 22.9 16.96
2014 22367 25 22.5 16.67
2013 28249 25 22.25 16.67
2012 21509 25 22.5 16.67
2011 18456 25 22.5 16.67
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