Graduate aptitude test in engineering - Apply Online for jobs, from the list of public sector companies hiring through GATE score. Find the latest job updates here. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is the all India examination to access subjects in engineering and science. Candidates have to apply online for GATE examination through the official site. Scanned and attested documents should be attached for successful registration. The admit card can be downloaded from the website and the candidates should carry the admit card and non-programmable calculator (if needed) to the examination center. The rules and regulations regarding what can be brought to the examination center can change based on the decision of the authorities. Thus, read the instructions regarding the examination in the registration form and the admit card.
GATE exam is for three hours. The question paper would contain 65 questions which carries 100 marks in maximum. The MCQ questions carry 1 or 2 marks with four options to choose from. The numerical answer questions contain 1 or 2 mark and there would be no options to choose from. The candidates have to type the answer in the virtual keypad.
The paper contains general aptitude questions involving analytical skills and language skill and, questions about the core subject. The papers carrying the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF and XE would have 15% of marks allocated for Engineering maths, 15% for general aptitude and remaining for the core subjects. In case of AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the general aptitude would take up 15% of the mark and the rest would be for core subjects.
The paper type depends upon the type of higher education you are planning to take up. The examination usually happens in December, January or February. The online enrollment starts three months prior to it. There are many forums for discussion about the type of questions that would appear in the exam. The GATE forum official handled by the authorities is also available for discussion.
The paper would have questions in any one of the following type.
a) To be solved based on the ability to recall important theories, facts, formulae, laws, principles and numbers.
b) To be solved based on the understanding of the basics and fundamental ideas.
c) To be solved by logical reasoning and simple computing
d) To be solved by using data, image, diagram and other analysis of two different data provided in the question.
The cut-off in GATE score for qualifying changes from one paper code to another.