GATE 2015 Exam Notification Dates | Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2015
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2015 Exam Dates, GATE-2015 Examination Notification, GATE 2015 eligibility, GATE Exam new Pattern, GATE exam syllabus and GATE Solved Question Papers, GATE Exam Rules and Regulations
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination that primarily tests a comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and technology is an all India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering and Technology. GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven IITs (IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
The Organizing Institute for GATE 2015 is IIT Kanpur.
What is GATE ?
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE): Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination that primarily tests a comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and technology is an all India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering and Technology. GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven IITs (IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India
The GATE score of a candidate reflects a relative performance level in a particular paper in the exam across several years
The score is used for admissions to post-graduate engineering programmes (i.e. M.E., M.Tech, direct Ph.D) in Indian higher education institutes with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other Govt agencies
Admission to post graduate programmes with MHRD and some other government scholarship/assistantship at engineering colleges/institutes in the country are open to those who qualify through GATE. GATE qualified candidates with Bachelor degree in Engineering / Technology/ Architecture / Pharmacy or Master degree in any branch of Science / Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications are eligible for Master / Doctoral programmes in Engineering/ Technology / Architecture / Pharmacy as well as for Doctoral programmes in relevant branches of Science. To avail the financial assistance (scholarship), the candidate must additionally secure admission to such a postgraduate programme, as per the prevailing procedure of the admitting institution. GATE qualification, however, is not required for candidates with Master degree in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Pharmacy who may be seeking scholarship/assistantship for relevant doctoral programmes.
WHAT IS NEW IN GATE 2015 ?
1) Examinations for all the 22 papers will be conducted by an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT). The online examination paper will contain some questions for which numerical answers must be keyed in by the candidate using the virtual keypad
2) Biometric information (Photograph and Fingerprints) for randomly selected candidates may be captured before the start of the exam
3) GATE 2015 examinations will be held during forenoon and afternoon sessions on alternate weekends (Saturday and Sunday) between January 31, 2015 and February 14, 2015
Examination for some of the papers in GATE 2015 will be held in multiple sessions. Exact details regarding complete examination schedule will be notified at a later date.
ELIGIBILITY FOR GATE
The following categories of candidates are eligible to appear in GATE:
B.E./B.Tech/B.Arch/B.Pharma: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology / Architecture /Pharmacy (Post-Diploma /Post B.Sc/4 years after 10+2 / Post B.Sc / Post-Diploma)
M.Sc/M.A./MCA: Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics / Statistics/Computer applications or equivalent
Int M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after 10+2 or Diploma): Integrated Master’s degree programs or dual degree programs in Engineering/Technology (five year programme)
Int M.E./M.Tech (Post B.Sc): Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (four year programme)
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch): B.E./B.Tech equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India)
GATE 2015 Important Dates
GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens: September 01, 2014 (Monday)
Last Date for Submission of Online Application through Website:
October 01, 2014 October 14 , 2014 October 20, 2014 till 11.55pm.
Last Date for Request for Change in the Choice of City: November 21, 2014 (Friday)
Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Interface for printing: December 17, 2014 (Wednesday)
GATE 2015 Online Examination Forenoon: 09.00 AM to 12.00 Noon, Afternoon: 02.00 PM to 05.00 PM: 31st January, 1st, 07th, 08th and 14th February 2015 (Saturday and Sunday)
Announcement of Results on the Online Application Website: March 12, 2015 (Thursday, 17.00 Hrs)
Application Fees: The application fee is Rs.1500/- for General/OBC male candidates Rs.750/- for female candidates and Rs.750/- for the SC/ST/PwD category candidates
GATE 2015 ADMIT CARD
1) The Admit Card can only be downloaded from the zonal GATE websites tentatively from December 17, 2014
2) GATE - 2015 Admit Cards will NOT be sent by post/email
3) The candidates are advised to Bring a print-out of the downloaded Admit Card to the Test Center along with the original and valid photo identification (NO photocopy / scanned copy/NOT expired).
4) Please note that you have to give details of this ID proof while filling the online application. Candidates will NOT be permitted to take the test, if this original and valid photo identification is not presented. It may be noted that you would have specified one of the following IDs during the online application process: Driving License, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, College ID, Employee Identification Card, or a Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address.
Examinations for all the 22 papers will be conducted by an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT)
GATE 2015 examinations will be held during forenoon and afternoon on alternate weekends (Saturday and Sunday) between 31st January, 1st 07th, 08th and 14th February 2015
Examinations for some of the papers in GATE 2015 will be held in multiple sessions. Exact details regarding complete examination schedule will be notified at a later date.
GATE 2015 PATTERN
Pattern of Question Papers: In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks are in General Aptitude (GA)
In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF and XE, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
GATE 2015 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
Design of Questions
The questions in a paper may be designed to test the following abilities:
i) Recall: These are based on facts, principles, formulae or laws of the discipline of the paper. The candidate is expected to be able to obtain the answer either from his/her memory of the subject or at most from one‐line computation
ii) Comprehension: These questions will test the candidate’s understanding of the basics of his/her field, by requiring him/her to draw simple conclusions from fundamental ideas
For 1 mark multiple‐choice questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2mark multiple‐choice questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. There is NO negative marking for numerical answer type questions
General Aptitude (GA) Questions
In all papers, GA questions carry a total of 15 marks. The GA section includes 5 questions carrying 1mark each (sub‐total 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2marks each (sub‐total 10 marks)
To know more about GATE 2015, GATE 2015 Syllabus visit at http://www.engineersinstitute.com/
HOW TO APPLY ?
All candidates have to apply online .. Check out How to Apply for GATE 2015 Examination
All candidates have to apply ONLINE. Check out How to Apply for GATE 2015 Examination.
An online interface is provided for most of your interaction with the GATE office
This interface can be accessed using website with this interface you can apply for the examination online; upload photograph, signature, and supporting documents; make application fee payment through net banking; check the status of your application form (Received, Under Scrutiny, Rejected after Scrutiny failed, Accepted after Successful Scrutiny, Admit Card Ready for download, etc); Contact the GATE office in case of any queries/problems (Grievance Redressal); download admit card; view your answers, marks and GATE score
The login to this interface is through your chosen email address and a password
Keep this information safe and do not disclose the email id and password to anyone
FILLING IN APPLICATION ONLINE
GOAPS: GATE online application interface (website) can be accessed from the GATE website
- You must first register yourself, by providing a valid email address
Choose this carefully to be the one you check frequently, as all communications to you from the GATE offices will be sent to this address (do not use anybody else’s email address, only one person can register with one email address)
Upon registration, an email will be sent with a link and one time password (OTP)
You must click on the link and enter the password
You will be required to change the password after the first login
Choose a password that is not easily guessable (should not be like your name, DOB, 12345, asdf, etc), so as to ensure that the data you provide is not accessible to any person other than yourself
Next you will see an application form to be filled in
Keep the following information ready; personal information; Communication Address (PIN Code); Eligibility degree details (College address, PIN Code of College); GATE paper, choice of GATE examination cities; High quality image of your photograph conforming to the requirements); good quality image of your signature (in .jpeg format) conforming to requirements similar to photograph; optional (PDF files of supporting documents) (eligibility and category certificates) (max file size per file 0.5 MB); Optional (your net banking details to make the application fee payment) (only for male candidates); fill in the necessary data in the online application form following instructions given there; upload the soft copies of photo and signature (mandatory); Optional (you may upload pdf files of supporting documents conforming to the eligibility) (except principal’s certificate) and category requirements; you will have to select one of the payment options while filling the online form
The GATE online applicant interface allows you to enter data, save partially filled form, logout, and resume filling in by logging in again
Before you make the payment, you will be shown a preview of your application, where you have to carefully check for any errors
Once you submit the application with payment, no further changes to the application can be made by the candidate
Candidates who have selected online payment option will follow the instructions for online net banking in payment section and complete payment process
- Those who have selected challan payment option will directly proceed to the next step
- You will then see a link to print application form
HOW TO APPLY ONLINE FOR GATE 2015 EXAMINATION?
Candidates need to Register and Fill the GATE application form online only by accessing the zonal GATE websites of IISc and seven IITs. See GATE 2015 Notification.
The application process is complete only when a print out of the filled online application with the candidate’s signature and a good quality photo affixed in the appropriate place is received by the respective GATE office along with necessary documents, if any
Please note that application forms are not available for sale anywhere
GATE 2015 Application Process
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Application Process: Candidates need to register and fill the application online only by accessing the zonal GATE websites of IISc and seven IITs
GATE 2014 RESULTS
GATE 2015 results will be announced on March 12, 2015 at 17:00 hrs and will be available on the GATE Online Application Website
GATE 2015 score is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of the results
GATE 2015 results may be made available on payment basis to Government organizations (educational institutions, R & D laboratories, industries, etc.) in India and abroad based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between IIT Kanpur and the organization intending to use the GATE score. Details in this regard can be obtained from The Organising Chairman, GATE 2015, IIT Kanpur. >> More Info
GATE 2015 PAPERS
Candidates must familiarize with the paper code for the paper of their choice, as this knowledge will be required at the time of application form submission and appearing for the examination
A candidate is allowed to appear in ONLY ONE paper
Since a candidate is allowed to appear in ONLY ONE of the 22 papers for which GATE 2015 examination is being held, the candidate has to make the choice of the paper he/she wishes to write carefully
LIST OF GATE PAPERS AND CORRESPONDING CODE
Aerospace Engg (AE) Geology and Geophysics (GG)
Agricultural Engg (AG) Instrumentation Engineering (IN)
Architecture & Planning (AR) Mathematics (MA)
Biotechnology (BT) Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Civil Engineering (CE) Mining Engineering (MN)
Chemical Engineering (CH) Metallurgical Engineering (MT)
Com. Sci & Information Tech (CS) Physics (PH)
Chemistry (CY) Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)
Electronics & Communication Engg (EC) Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)
Electrical Engineering (EE) Engineering Sciences (XE)*
Ecology and Evolution (EY) Life Sciences (XL)
*XE Paper Sections Code **XL Paper Sections Code
Engg 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
Question Answers on GATE EXAM
Question: What are the benefits for gate exam passed students?
Answer: The benefits of writing GATE Exam are -
- Primarily helpful of entrance to the higher studies like M.tech, ME etc
- Some PSU's also take GATE score and on its basis select candidates for the interview for various good grade jobs. Companies like NTPC, BHEL and IOCL have said so for the year 2012
- Adds on to your resume about the exams taken up in the past
- For researchers opens up the avenues like JRF's and SRF's in various prestigious organizations like DRDO, ISRO etc
Question: What is the eligibility and age limit to appear for GATE exam?
Answer: GATE is conducted jointly by the IIT and IIS, one must hold a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology or in Architecture. As far age limit is concerned, there is no age limit to apply for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.
Question: How can I get the study material for GATE instrumentation Engg exam?
Answer: The GATE Instrumentation Exam Study Material is available on this link – GATE Instrumentation Engg. Solved Papers & Practice Papers
Question: When is the best time to start the preparation of gate exam? Please provide some tips to prepare.
Answer: You can start your preparation from 2nd year of B.E /B. tech. A few tips are:
- Prepare notes after finishing every chapter. This will help you during your last days of revision.
- Maintain formulas, short-cuts and tips/tricks in notes.
- Solve previous years' GATE papers: Solving previous years' papers gives you a fair idea of about the actual paper.
- Solve as many test papers as possible.
Question: How many times GATE exam will be held in a year?
Answer: GATE exam is conducted once in a year.
Question: What is the process for applying GATE 2015?
Answer: Candidates need to register and fill the application online only by accessing the zonal GATE websites of IISc and seven IITs. The application process is complete only when a print out of the filled online application with the candidate’s signature. More details here
Question: What is the information available on GATE Score Card?
Answer: The Score card the informations such as GATE Score, Percentile Score and Rank
Though GATE exam is out of 100 marks, GATE score is calculated out of 1000, by extrapolating the GATE exam score using factors like mean, standard deviation of all applicant scores.