Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is one of the most prestigious and popular entrance exams in India. With over 10 lakhs applicants on average every year, one has to wonder the importance of this examination and how should one prepare for it. Before getting into deeper insights about how to prepare for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, let us take some few steps back and understand basic aspects about it.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering/ GATE exam is for admissions to various science and technology post-graduate programs in India. It is an entrance exam conducted annually. IISc Bangalore & the 7 IITs jointly conduct the entrance exam. More than 8.5 Lakh aspirants seat for the exam for pursuing different courses.
Administration and conduction of the exam are supervised jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISCs) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) on behalf of the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. Every year one IIT or IISc is selected as the Organizing Institute.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is usually held on weekends starting from last week of January or 1st week of February. There could be multiple sessions for some of the streams. Forenoon session would be usually conducted from 9 am to 12 noon and Afternoon Session will be conducted from 2 pm to 5 pm.
The following individuals are eligible to take the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses, also clear the eligibility criteria for the entrance examination.
The examination is of 3 hours duration and contains a total of 65 questions worth a maximum of 100 marks. Candidates are provided with blank paper sheets for rough work and these have to be returned after the examination. At the end of the 3-hour window, the computer automatically closes the screen from further actions.
|How will GATE exam 2021 be conducted?||It will be through online mode.|
|The GATE exam pattern has how many questions?||65|
|Total marks in GATE exam 2021||100|
|What will be the types of questions?||multiple-choice questions/ MCQ|
|How many sections are there in GATE papers?||Three GATE papers that include General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and Subject Specification Section.
Note- Chemistry will be compulsory for Life Science (XL) Paper in place of Engineering Mathematics.
|GATE exam duration||3 Hours.|
|Is there any sectional time limit in GATE exam pattern?||No.|
|GATE exam 2021 marking scheme||MCQ type of questions. 1 and 2 marks get added for correct answers. In case of wrong answers, 1/ 3 mark gets deducted for 1 mark types of questions and for 2 questions holding 2 marks, 2/ 3 mark get deducted for each wrong answers.|
IIT Bombay is the organising institute for GATE exam 2021. Tentatively, the application form for the 2021 exam will be realised by IIT Bombay in the last week of August 2020. The registration will be through online mode, so aspirants do not have to worry about travelling in this pandemic situation.
Aspirants who match the eligibility criteria for GATE exam 2021, can keep checking the official website to know the latest news regarding the application form.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is one of the toughest competitive exams in India. For scoring well in this exam, one has to dedicatedly work towards its preparation. Serious candidates, who want to rank well and get admitted in top M. Tech colleges, must seek expert personal mentorship as that will help them immensely.
Hopefully, this article will be helpful for all those aspirants who are planning to appear for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering in 2021.