About GATE

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national examination conducted jointly by Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee on behalf of National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India. GATE examination is a Computer Based Test (CBT).

Organizing Institute for GATE 2021 was Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay.

Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and/or financial assistance to Postgraduate Programs (Master’s and Doctoral) with Ministry of Education (MoE) and other Government Scholarships / Assistantships, subject to the admission criteria of the admitting institute.

The GATE score is also used by some Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) for their recruitment and by several other universities in India and abroad for admissions.

GATE 2021 score will remain valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of results.

About GATE
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is basically a national examination on the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering / Technology / Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Arts, Commerce and Science.

  • GATE 2021 was conducted for 27 Subjects (also referred to as “papers”).
  • GATE 2021 examination was conducted over six days and twelve sessions on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th, Friday 12th, Saturday 13thand Sunday 14th of February 2021.
  • The GATE score would reflect the relative performance level of the candidate in a particular subject, which is quantified based on several years of examination data.

Use of GATE Score for Employment
In the past, several Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have used GATE scores to shortlist the candidates for employment. A few such organizations are: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI).

Direct recruitment to Group A level posts in Central government, i.e., Senior Field Officer (Tele), Senior Research Officer (Crypto) and Senior Research Officer (S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India, is now being carried out on the basis of GATE score. The details of the scheme of recruitment are normally published in National Newspapers / Employment News / Rozgar Samachar by the concerned authority.

Some other Government of India Organizations have also expressed their interest to utilize GATE 2021 score for their recruitment purpose.

Note: GATE qualification does not assure a PSU job, as that depends on the recruit procedure of the concerned PSU. GATE committee is NOT responsible for any employment opportunities. The qualified candidates must check newspapers and other reliable sources for any such information. GATE committee is NOT liable to any legal obligations related to jobs.

More details about number of papers/branches/streams, exam pattern, marks scheme, exam centers, changes/addition in syllabus, other relevant detail and important dates are decided by the organizing institute which does change every year as per rotation scheme of members of GATE committee.

Details of GATE-2021 are available on https://gate.iitb.ac.in/

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