Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)About gate exam:
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordination Board - GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), and Government of India.
GATE is conducted through the constitution of eight zones.
The administrative institutes are
Indian Institute of Science- Bengaluru ,
Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay,
Indian Institute of Technology- Delhi,
Indian Institute of Technology- Guwahati,
Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur,
Indian Institute of Technology- Kharagpur,
Indian Institute of Technology-Madras,
Indian Institute of Technology- Roorkee.
Admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD and some other Government scholarships /assistantships in engineering colleges/institutes is open to those who qualify in GATE examination.
GATE qualified candidates with Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture or Master's degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications are eligible for admission to Master's degree programmes in Engineering/Technology/Architecture as well as for Doctoral programmes in relevant branches of Science with MHRD or other government scholarships/assistantships. To avail the scholarship, the candidate must secure admission to such a postgraduate programme, as per the prevailing procedure of the admitting institution. However, candidates with Master's degree in Engineering/ Technology/Architecture may seek admission to relevant Doctoral programmes with scholarship/ assistantship without appearing in the GATE examination.
GATE qualification is also a minimum requirement to apply for various fellowships awarded by many Government organizations.
The following categories of candidates are eligible to appear for GATE 2012 :
1.Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering/Technology/ Architecture (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final year of such programmes.
2.Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (Post-B.Sc./Post-Diploma) and those who are in the final year of such programmes.
3.Master's degree holders in any branch of Science/Mathematics/ Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programmes.
4.If you are in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master's degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology.
5.If you are in the fourth or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master's degree programme or Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology.
6.If you are with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institute of Engineers (India); AMICE by Institute of Civil Engineers (India)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.
How To Apply
you have to apply only Online.
Step 1: Decide Payment Option : Payment can be made using netbanking. Payment by cash can be done at ICICI, Indian Bank or State Bank of India branches.
Step 2: Obtain SC / ST / PD Certificate (if applicable) Authorities empowered to issue Certificates.
Step 3: Apply Online. Candidates must follow the instructions provided while applying online. At the end of this process, a PDF file will be generated with the following pages :
Page-2: GATE 2012 Application - GATE Copy
Page-3: GATE 2012 Application - Candidate's Copy
Page-4: Address Slip of respective zonal GATE office
Page-5: Bank Challan (for Challan Payment option only)
Take a print out of the entire file on A4 size white sheets using a laser/inkjet printer.
Step 4: Cash Payment: (only for Challan Payment option)
The bank challan will be printed in triplicate. Take it to any one of the branches of ICICI, Indian Bank or State Bank of India and pay the fees. Bank will retain a copy and will return two copies. In those two copies, retain the Candidate's copy with yourself and attach the GATE Copy with the application.
Step 5: Paste recent photograph (3.5 cm X 3.5 cm) in the designated place of Page-2. Before pasting, please write your name and application number on the backside of the photo with black ball point pen. Sign at the designated place of Page-2. Paste Page-4 on top of a 10 inch x 12 inch size laminated envelope.
Step 6: Post/Submission: Before posting the application form, make sure that, in addition to the other relevant attachments, you have attached either a copy of the degree certificate or a certificate from your college principal as indicated below: Candidates should submit a copy of the degree certificate or provisional certificate if they have passed their qualifying degree in 2011 or before.
Candidates with the following eligibility conditions should submit a certificate signed by the Principal of the college, where the candidate is studying, clearly indicating the year of passing of the candidate in the qualifying degree :
a) Students in the final year of Bachelor's degree programme in Engineering/Technology/ Architecture (4 years after 10+2).
b) Students in the final year of Bachelor's degree programme in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (Post-B.Sc./Post-Diploma).
c) Students in the final year of Master's degree programmes in any branch of Science/Mathematics/ Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent.
d) Students in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master's degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology.
e) Students in the fourth or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master's degree programme or Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology.