GATE Full Form | What is the Full Form of GATE?

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The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is basically an international level engineering entrance examination which primarily tests the comprehensive understandings of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technologies at Roorkee, Delhi, Guwahati etc. But, what is the full form of GATE?

GATE full form is Graduate Aptitude Test. Graduate Aptitude Test  is an international level engineering entrance examination entrance examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understandings of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science which are conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technologies on behalf of the National Coordination Board- GATE

What is GATE?

Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE) is an international level engineering entrance examination entrance examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understandings of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science which are conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technologies on behalf of the National Coordination Board- GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and Government of India.

The Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE) score of a candidate also reflects the relative performance level of a candidate. The score is used for the admissions to various post-graduate education programs like Master of Engineering, Master of Technology, Master of Architecture, Doctor of Philosophy etc. in the Indian higher education institutes with the financial assistance that is provided by MHRD and other government agencies.

When was GATE started?

The Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE) was started in the year 1984 around 36 years ago.

What are the Eligibility criteria for GATE?

GATE is very famous and popular exam of all the students, not only for science also for commerce students. But, what is the eligibility criteria for GATE?

  • The candidate must be having a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture 4 years after (10+2/Post-B.Sc./Post-Diploma) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • The candidate must be a master degree holder in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or any other subject equal to them and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Candidate in the second year or higher year of four-year integrated master’s degree programs (Post B.Sc.) in engineering or technology.
  • Candidate in the fourth or higher year of five year integrated master’s degree programs or Dual Degree programs in engineering and technology.
  • The Candidate with the qualifications that are obtained through the examinations conducted by professional societies that are recognized by the UGC/AICTE for eg. AMIE by IE(INDIA), AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers (INDIA)-ICE(I), etc.

NOTE: – There is no age limit criteria defined for the exam conducting authority to appear in GATE but the candidate must successfully complete all the above criteria or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible for Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE).

GATE Syllabus, Duration, Marking Schemes and Test Score

What are the duration and the examination type of GATE?

The examination of Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE) is of 3 hours duration which contains a total of 65 questions worth a max. of 100 marks. 

And if we talk about the examination type for Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE) then from the year 2014 onwards, the examination for all the papers is carried out in an online Computer Based Test (CBT) mode where all the candidates are shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen. The question consists of both Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s) and Numeric Answer Type Questions (NAT). The candidate is provided with the scribble pads for their rough work and when the examination is over these scribble pads need to be returned. At the end of the 3-hour time/window, the computer screens automatically closes down from any further actions.

What is the syllabus for GATE?

The syllabus for Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE) is: –

  • Verbal Ability: – English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and the verbal deduction.
  • Numeric Ability: – Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data interpretation.
  • Engineering Mathematics but it is not required for all the papers.
  • Technical Ability: – Technical questions related to the Paper chosen.

What is the marking schemes of GATE?

As told/said above also that the examination will be consist of total 65 questions that will be segregated as One-mark and Two-mark questions. Out of the 65 questions, 10 questions will be from the General Aptitude (Verbal and Numerical ability) and the 55 questions will be technology that will be based on the paper chosen. The General Aptitude section will have 5 One-mark questions and 5 two-mark questions, accounting for about 15% of the total marks. The technical section and the Engineering Mathematics section will combined have 25 one-mark questions and 30 two-mark questions which will be accounting for about 85% of the total marks. Further, all the sections will have both Multiple Choice Questions i.e. MCQ’s and Numerical Answer Type i.e. NAT’s questions. 

The examination awards negative marks for wrong MCQ answers. Usually, 1/3rd of original marks will be deducted for the wrong MCQ answers while there are no negative marks deducted for NAT’s.

What about the Result and the Test scores of GATE?

Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE) results are usually declared around one month after the examinations are conducted or over. The result shows the total marks scored by a candidate, The GATE score, The All India Rank i.e. AIR and the cut off marks for various categories in the candidate’s paper. 

The score is valid only for 3 years from the declaration date of announcement of the Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE) results. And the score cards are issued only to the qualified candidates.

Subjects In Gate Examination

Every exam conduct with the special subject which are defined by the body itself. But, What are the Subjects in Gate Examination?

  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

Purpose of GATE Exam

  • Gate is conducted for admission in post-graduate degree for all the students how have selected his career in science and commerce field.
  •  This is a test for Entering in engineering Jobs.
  •  GATE is a highly reputed exam where most of the big PSU ( PSU full form) take GATE score for the recruitment of candidates, e.g. BARC, BHEL, HPCL, NTPC etc.
  • Giving GATE exam, makes the candidate eligible for most of the big university not only in India but abroad also.
  • Gate exam help to get best and competent person for the companies.

Q&A on GATE

Q1. What is the full form of GATE

Ans.1.GATE full form is Graduate Aptitude Test, Also GATE full form in Hindi is “ग्रेजुएट एप्टीट्यूड टेस्ट”.

Hope, now you are clear with the term Graduate Aptitude Test i.e. GATE and many other information related to GATE.

Written By-Arpit Sen.  

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