Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
The exam tests the comprehensive understanding of candidate in various undergraduate subjects including Engineering/Technology/Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science.
The exam, which is conducted online, encompasses 23 papers. The exam papers will have questions for which numerical answers must be keyed in by the candidate using the virtual keypad. However, the rest of the questions are of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type.
Since a candidate is allowed to appear in ONLY ONE of the 23 papers for which GATE examination is being held, the candidate has to make the choice of the paper he/she wishes to write carefully.
The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree. However, the candidate is, free to choose any paper according to his/her admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which he/she wishes to seek admission. For more details regarding the admission criteria in any particular institute, the candidate is advised to refer to the websites of that institute.
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% 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, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
GATE 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 a one-line computation.
For 1-mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-marks 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 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 10 marks).
These papers would contain 25 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 25 marks) and 30 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 60 marks). The question paper will consist of questions of multiple choice and numerical answer type.
For numerical answer questions, choices will not be given. Candidates have to enter the answer (which will be a real number, signed or unsigned, e.g. 25.06, -25.06, 25, -25 etc.) using a virtual keypad. An appropriate range will be considered while evaluating the numerical answer type questions so that the candidate is not penalized due to the usual round-off errors.
XE Paper (Engineering Sciences):
In XE paper, Engineering Mathematics section (Section A) is compulsory. This section contains 11 questions carrying a total of 15 marks: 7 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 7 marks), and 4 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 8 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type questions.
Each of the other sections of the XE paper (Sections B through G) contains 22 questions carrying a total of 35 marks: 9 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 9 marks) and 13 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 26 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.
There are two primary choices and one secondary choice. If you choose a particular city as your first choice, then the corresponding zone to which this city belongs will appear, and you will be able to choose another city as your second choice only from this zone. These choices will be your primary choices in a specific zone. However, a third choice has also been introduced in GATE , which is your secondary choice. The list of 3rd choice cities will be as specified by each zone and this will be used only when your cities of primary choice are not available. However, because of operational constraints, the GATE committee reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one, and allot a city that may not be any of the choices of a candidate.
Given below is list of the cities (zone-wise) in which GATE will be held.
|Zonal GATE Office||Tentative List of Examination Cities|
|IISc Bangalore, Bangalore – 560 012 Website: gate.iisc.ernet.in||Alappuzha, Aluva, Ananthapur, Attingal, Bagalkot, Bangalore, Bellary, Belgaum, Bidar, Chengannur, Davengere, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Idukki, Kannur, Kanjirapally, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangalore, Manipal, Muvattupuzha, Mysore, Nedumangad, Pala, Palakkad, Payyannur, Port Blair, Punalur, Shimoga, Thrissur, Tumkur and Vadakara|
|IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai – 400 076 Website: www.gate.iitb.ac.in||Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Hyderabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Lonawala, Mehsana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Secunderabad, Solapur, Surat, Thane and Vadodara|
|IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi – 110016 Website: www.gate.iitd.ac.in||Ajmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh, Bikaner, New Delhi, Delhi-NCR, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Hisar-Rohtak, Indore, Jammu, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura, Palwal, Sikar, Udaipur-Chittorgarh and Ujjain|
|IIT Guwahati Guwahati – 781039 Website:www.iitg.ernet.in/gate||Agartala, Asansol,Dhanbad, Durgapur, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Silchar, Siliguri, Shillong and Tezpur|
|IIT Kanpur Kanpur – 208016 Website: www.iitk.ac.in/gate||Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow and Varanasi|
|IIT Kharagpur Kharagpur – 721302 Website: gate.iitkgp.ac.in||Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur(CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly, Jamshedpur, Kakinada, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram|
|IIT Madras Chennai – 600036 Website: gate.iitm.ac.in||Angamaly , Bapatla, Chennai North, Chennai South, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Erode, Gudur, Guntur, Kadapa, Kanyakumari, Karimnagar, Karur, Khammam, Madurai, Nagercoil, Nalgonda, Namakkal, Nellore, Ongole, Puducherry (Pondicherry), Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchengode, Thiruvannamalai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Tuticorin, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar and Warangal|
|IIT Roorkee Roorkee – 247667 Website: www.iitr.ac.in/gate||Ambala, Amritsar, Bathinda, Chandigarh-Mohali-Fatehgarh Sahib, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani-Bhimtal, Hamirpur (HP)-Una, Jalandhar-Phagwara, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana-Moga, Meerut, Moradabad, Noida, Panchkula, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala-Sangrur, Roorkee-Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Sirmaur, Solan-Shimla, Sonepat and Yamunanagar|
Syllubus for Alliance University Engineering Entrance Test
AE Aerospace Engineering Important Note for Candidates : In each of the following subjects the topics have been divided into two categories – Core Topics and Special Topics. The corresponding sections of the question paper will contain 90% of their questions on Core Topics and the remaining 10% on Special Topics.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Notification
GATE 2017 Online Examination Dates: February 4 – 5, 2017 & February 11 – 12, 2017 (Saturdays and Sundays only)
Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Interface for printing: January 5th 2017
Eligibility for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Aspirants need to choose the GATE paper which they wish to appear for. Candidate is allowed to appear in ONLY ONE paper.
|Qualifying Degree||Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)||Description of Eligible candidates||Year of Qualification cannot be later than|
|B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm||Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering/Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs.||Currently in the final year or already completed||2017|
|B. Arch||Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (Five years course)||Currently in the final year or already completed||2017|
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Application
GATE 2017 application forms are available on the official website of GOAPS(GATE Online Application Processing System). Through this online interface, aspirants will be able to apply for GATE 2017 in few simple steps mentioned below:
To begin with, aspirants are requested to visit – http://appsgate.iisc.ernet.in. Please note that it can also be accessed from the official website of the respective Zonal GATE Offices or from the website of the GATE 2017 organizing institute.
Registration: Aspirants can register for the exam by providing a valid email address, mobile number and a GOAPS password. All communications from the GATE Offices will be sent to this email address. Please note that only one person can register with one e-mail Address.
It is advisable for aspirants to give their personal mobile number because most of the communications may also be sent via SMS.
GOAPS Password: Aspirants can choose a password during Enrollment at GOAPS. This password must be remembered along with the GOAPS Enrolment ID to login to GOAPS. Studenta re recommended to choose a password that’s hard to guess (it should not be the candidate’s name, date of birth, or some easily guessable string of numbers or letters like 12345 or abcd).
GOAPS Enrollment ID: Once aspirants register for GATE 2017, an email containing the GOAPS Enrolment ID will be sent to the candidate on the email id provided
Data required for filling GATE 2017 application form:
1. Personal information (name, date of birth, your personal mobile number, parents’ name, parents’ mobile number, etc.).
2. Address for Communication (including PIN code)
3. Eligibility degree details
4. College address, PIN code of college
5. GATE paper, choice of GATE examination cities
6. High quality image of your photograph
7. Good quality image of your signature
8. Scanned copy of Degree Certificate or Certificate from Principal/HODs in pdf format
9. Scanned copy of Category/PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
10. Details of a valid ID Proof that you will carry to the examination hall
11. Your net-banking details
The GOAPS website allows aspirants to enter data, “Save” partially filled form,“Logout”, and resume filling in by logging in again. The GOAPS portal is self-explanatory and user-friendly. Aspirants can also avail online help about using GOAPS on the official website.
Before making the payment, aspirants will be shown a “Preview” of your application, where you have to carefully check for any errors.
Once you press “Confirm and Final Submit” button,you will not be able to make further changes to the application in the future
Problems in Login into GOAPS
In case, you forget your user ID or password, you are required to follow the instructions on the GOPAS portal to retrieve them.
The application fee can be paid using Online Net Banking or e-challan using GOAPS website.
Once the payment is successful a “Fee Payment Number” will be generated which is unique and MUST be saved by the candidate as it will be used in the later stages when he/she fills up the GATE Application form.
Completing the Application
Candidate should fill in the details on the GOAPS website without any error because the application is liable to be rejected if there is any error. As a checklist the candidate MUST verify that he/she has filled in and uploaded the following as required:
1. Personal information (name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parent’s name, parent’s mobile number etc.).
2. Address for Communication (including PIN code).
3. Eligibility degree details (College address, PIN code of college).
4. The signed application form (with photograph affixed) with Principal’s certificate, if that is the proof of your eligibility to appear in GATE OR other eligibility documents required to appear in GATE (e.g., degree certificate).
5. High quality image of a recent photograph
6. Category certificate in case a discounted application fee is claimed
7. Good quality image of signature
8. Details of the same valid ID Proof that will be carried to the examination hall
9. Fee payment number
Submitting the Application
Before submitting the GATE application, please ensure that all the details and all the necessary supporting documents are filled / uploaded and there is NO ERROR. An application once submitted CANNOT be changed / rectified. The current status of an application will be updated after the receipt and scrutiny of the application by the respective zonal GATE Office. This status can be checked anytime by logging into GOAPS.