GATE Not Mandatory as Exit Exam – All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has issued a notice that the news which claimed that the “GATE might be compulsory of engineering students as exit exam.” is not correct. It has been mention in the notice that no decision had been taken to make GATE mandatory for Engineering Students as Exit Exam.
GATE is a national level entrance exam conducted by the IITs for all the students wishing to pursue M.Tech in IITs, NITs, GFTIs and major universities across the country. A number of Public Sector Units recruit candidates on the basis of their GATE scores.
The AICTE notice issued by its Vice Chairman Prof M P Poonia reads, “AICTE has noted with concern that some newspapers have carried an item stating that AICTE is deciding to make GATE as the mandatory exit exam.” AICTE has not taken any such decision. This is issued to clarify all stakeholders.
Even the Secretary of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) R Subrahmanyam in a tweet said that – “This is to clarify that the news published in The New Indian Express that “GATE exam is being made compulsory for all engineering students” is incorrect
A message on social media regarding the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) has triggered after a news reported by ‘The New Indian Express” on November 4, 2018 that that the “GATE might be compulsory of engineering students as exit exam.”