Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), an all-India level examination, is conducted for the admission into postgraduate courses of engineering, technology, architecture as well as pharmacy, in various colleges across the country. The exam is administered and conducted with the joint effort of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), on behalf of National Coordinating Board – GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), and Government of India.
The question paper of GATE Exam is purposefully designed to examine the candidates’ skills in the relevant subjects. Therefore, the candidates have to know the exact examination pattern of competitive entrance test, which is as follows:
• GATE is a single-stage examination.
• The question paper consists of only multiple choice objective questions. Each question carries four answers and the candidates have to choose correct one from them.
• The question paper contains 60 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks.
• There is a provision of negative marking for wrong answers attempted by the candidates.
• The candidates have to answer all the questions within three hours on an Optical Response Sheet (ORS), by darkening the appropriate bubble against each question.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is considered among the toughest entrance tests in the field of engineering. It consists of both academic and all round knowledge based questions. Therefore, the candidates have to prepare well before appearing in the exam. The questions in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) are generally asked from the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Zoology, Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Production and Industrial Engineering, Textile Engineering and Fibre Science, Engineering Mathematics, Fluid Mechanics, Materials Science, Solid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Polymer Science and Engineering etc.