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From 2015, GATE score validity increased to 3 years

GATE Exam validity increased to 3 years – Starting from 2015 GATE Exam

Students appearing for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) will be witness to some significant changes this year, as the validity of the scores has been increased from the existing two years to three years.

GATE 2015 application online  through GOAPS – no need for submitting hard copies

Also from this year onwards, there will no requirement of submitting the hard copy to the concerned authorities and all the applications will be made online through the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). There are also some changes in the scoring formula and the examination will be conducted through the online Computer Based Test (CBT) for all the 21 papers for the 2015 GATE.

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It is being argued that the decision to increase the validity by one year is a good decision as it will provide the M.Tech courses added perspective and time frame also this would enable the students to appear for examination in the final year of engineering and then work for two years and use the score in the third year for admission to M.Tech courses.

Also See: M.Tech Admission 2019

GATE Application starts on September 1, 2014

Interested candidates should note that online applications can be filled and submitted starting from September 1, 2014. October 1 is the last day for submission of applications. Documents to be submitted along with the application form are photograph, proof of eligibility and category certificate for SC/ST/PwD. The date for the exam has been tentatively set between January 31 to February 14, 2015. The test will be held on either a Saturday or Sunday. The exact schedule will be declared on the GATE website.

The dates and qualification requirements for applying to Graduate Aptitude Test In Engineering (GATE) 2015 have been announced See GATE 2015 Notification. The GATE is the gateway for students or professionals from technical backgrounds to seek higher education opportunities including Master and Doctoral programmes in the country; and also to qualify for various government scholarships and assistance programmes in technical fields under the Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD).


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