Organizing Institute - IIT Bombay
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an All-India Examination conducted by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, on behalf of the National Coordinating Board - GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.
Admission to postgraduate programmes, with MHRD and other government scholarship/assistantship, in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Pharmacy/Science at engineering colleges/institutes in the country will be open only to those who qualify through GATE.
Some engineering colleges/institutes specify GATE as mandatory qualification even for admission of self-financing students to postgraduate programmes. However, GATE qualification in itself does not guarantee either admission or scholarship/assistantship. GATE qualified candidates in Engineering disciplines are also eligible for the award of the Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR Laboratories. Some Government Organizations prescribe GATE qualification as a requirement for applying to the post of a Scientist.
The following categories of candidates are eligible to appear for GATE 2005.
There are two different processes by which a candidate can apply/ register for GATE 2005, namely, "online" and "offline".
The registration-cum-application fee for offline applications is Rs.1000/- for General candidates and Rs.500/- for SC/ST candidates. The fee for online application is Rs. 850/- for General candidates and Rs. 350/- for SC/ST candidates. The registration fee is not refundable and the application form is not transferable.
The online process requires the candidate to fill a Web based application on the Internet. Online submission of application and online fee payment can be made by accessing the GATE 2005 website http://www.gate.iitb.ac.in
The Offline Application Form along with the Information Brochure can be obtained in three ways:
Completed application forms, along with the original pay- in- slip (issued by the bank/ GATE Office) and other enclosures as applicable, should be submitted to the Chairman GATE of the zone where the candidate intends to register for the examination.
Designated Bank Branches:
IISc Bangalore Zone:
State Bank of India- Ananthapur, Bangalore (Main, IISc), Davangere, Hassan, Hyderabad (Begum Bazar, Nampally, Parishrama Bhavan), Kurnool Mahabubnagar, Mysore, Surathkal, Tumkur.
IIT Bombay Zone:
State Bank of India- Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Gulbarga, Hubli, Jalgaon, Mumbai (Andheri, Dadar, IIT Powai, Main), Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Navi Mumbai (Belapur), Panjim, Pune, Sangli, Solapur, Surat, Thane.
IIT Delhi Zone:
Canara Bank- Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Amritsar, Bhatinda, Chandigarh, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan), Jodhpur, Ludhiana, Moga, New Delhi (IIT, Parliament Street), Patiala, Srinager (J&K), Udaipur, Vadodara
IIT Guwahati Zone:
Canara Bank- Agartala, Asansol, Bhagalpur, Dhanbad, Durgapur, Gangtok, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Shillong, Siliguri
IIT Kanpur Zone:
Union Bank of India- Allahabad, Bhopal, Etawah, Faizabad, Gorakhpur, Indore, Jabalpur, Jhansi, Kanpur (Main, IIT), Lucknow, Rewa, Sagar (MP), Sultanpur, Ujjain, Varanasi
IIT Kharagpur Zone:
Canara Bank- Angul, Balasore, Berhampur (Orissa), Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar (Bapujinager, Cuttack Road, Saheednager), Bilaspur, Cuttack, Eluru, Howrah, Jamshedpur, Kakinada, Kharagpur, Khammam, Kolkata (Gariahat, Park Street, Sealdah), Machilipatnam, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Sindri, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada (Govemor Pet, Patamata), Visakhapatnam (Dwarakanagar, MVP Colony, Surya Bagh)
IIT Madras Zone:
State Bank of India- Bapatla, Calicut, Chennai (Annanagar (W), Tiruvottiyur), Chidambaram, Coimbatore, Cuddapah, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Guntur, Kannur, Karaikudi, Kollam, Kottayam, Madurai, Manchiryala, Nagercoil, Nellore, Ongole, Palakkad, Pondhicherry, Salem, Tenali, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Warangal
IIT Roorkee Zone:
Punjab National Bank- Agra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Bijnor, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Gwalior, Haldwani, Hamirpur (HP), Haridwar, Hissar, Kota, Kurukshetra, Mathura, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Nainital, Noida, Pauri Garhwal, Rohtak, Roorkee (IIT Campus), Rudrapur, Shimla, Yamunanagar
Exam Details and Centers
The GATE 2005 examination consists of a single paper of 3 hours duration and of 150 marks. The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate. The question paper of GATE will be fully of objective type. The question papers will be in English only.
GATE will have the following twenty one papers - Agricultural Engineering, Architecture and Planning, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Chemistry, Electronics & Comm Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geology & Geophysics, Instrumentation Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Physics, Production & Industrial Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Textile Engineering & Fiber Science, Engineering Science, Life Sciences.
Papers like Engineering Science and Life Sciences are of general nature and will comprise the following Sections, Engineering Sciences includes the the topics Engg. Mathematics (Compulsory), Computational Science, Electrical Sciences, Fluid Mechanics, Materials Science, Solid Mechanics, Thermodynamics.
Life Sciences include Chemistry (Compulsory), Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Microbiology, Zoology
Candidates appearing in these papers are required to answer three sections. Engg. Mathematics and Chemistry are compulsory. Candidates can choose any two out of the remaining sections mentioned against the respective papers.
Some guidelines are suggested below:
The criteria for postgraduate admission with scholarship/assistantship are different in various Institutes. For more details, the candidates are required to contact the institutes/universities to which they are interested in seeking admission.
Every qualified candidate will receive an original GATE Score Card which will include the GATE Score, Percentile Score and Rank of the candidate. The Gate score is valid for two years. Additional Score Cards, up to a maximum of two, will be issued on request and on payment of Rs 250/- per card.
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore Zone-Ananthapur, Bangalore, Davangere, Hassan, Hyderabad, Kurnool, Mahbubnagar, Mysore, Surathkal
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Zone- Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Gulbarga, Hubli, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Sangli, Shegaon, Solapur, Surat, Thane, Goa
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Zone -Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Amritsar, Bathinda, Chandigarh, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Moga, New Delhi, Patiala, Pilani, Srinagar (J&K), Udaipur, Vadodara
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Zone- Agartala, Asansol, Bhagalpur, Dhanbad, Durgapur, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Silchar, Siliguri
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Zone-Allahabad, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Indore, Jabalpur, Jhansi Kanpur, Lucknow, Saugar (Sagar, MP),Sultanpur, Ujjain
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Zone- Balasore, Berhampur (Orissa), Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar ,Bilaspur, Cuttack, Eluru, Jamshedpur, Kakinada (AP)Kharagpur, Kolkata, Kothagudem, Machilipatnam, Jaipur, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Vishakapatnam
Indian Institute of Technology Madras Zone-Bapatla, Calicut, Chennai, Chidambaram,Coimbatore, Cuddapah, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Guntur, Kannur, Kollam, Kottayam, Madurai, Manchiriyala, Nagercoil, Nellore, Ongole, Palakkad, Tenali, Pondicherry, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Tiruchirapalli, Tirupati, Warangal, Tirunelveli
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Zone-Agra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Bijnor, Dehradun, Ghaziabad Gwalior, Hamirpur(HP), Haridwar, Hissar, Kota, Mathura, Kurukshetra, Meerut, Noida, Pantnagar, Rohtak, Roorkee, Shimla,Yamunanagar
Syllabus include Agricultural Engineering, Architecture and Planning, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Chemistry, Electronics & Comm Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geology & Geophysics, Instrumentation Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Physics, Production & Industrial Engg. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Textile Engg. & Fiber Science, Engineering Science, Life Sciences.
Click on the following link to know subject wise detailed syllabus http://www.gate.iitb.ac.in/Syllabus.jsp