. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India entrance Examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee). It is conducted every year in the month of February.

The GATE Score/Rank is mandatory for admission into and/or financial assistance to Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture in IISc, IITs and other prestigious Institutes / Universities in India. The GATE Score is also used by many PSUs for recruitment of candidates into prestigious jobs with attractive salary packages. Some of the PSUs which use GATE score for providing jobs include BARC, BHEL, IOCL, HPCL, NTPC, Power Grid, NHPC etc.

GATE is an exam that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of the candidate in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science. The GATE score reflects the relative performance level of the candidate in a particular subject. GATE score is valid for THREE years.

Pattern of Question Paper:

All the papers of GATE will be conducted by an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT).

The GATE paper consists of questions of both Multiple Choice (MCQ’s) type and Numerical Answer type. For numerical answer type questions, the candidates have to enter a number as the answer using a virtual keyboard.

MCQ’s have 33% negative marking for wrongly marked answers. No negative marking for the numerical answer type questions.


Completed or final year students of BE /B.Tech or its equivalent. MSc/MA/MCA can also apply.

        Age Limit

There is no upper age Limit.


The syllabi for the exam in Engineering streams include General aptitude (Numerical & Verbal) for 15 marks, Engineering Mathematics for 10 to 13 marks and the rest of 72 to 75 marks in technical subjects studied at B.Tech level.



  1. You can get admission in M. Tech/MS in IISc / IITs / NITs and other Universities depending upon your score
  2. If you were unlucky in IIT  JEE, you can get one more chance to realize your cherished goal of studying in IISc / IITs by taking GATE
  3. Based on GATE Score, you can apply for some of the top PSUs which offer lucrative jobs.
  4. You can get a financial aid of RS 12400/- per month in the form of MHRD scholarship
  5. With a good GATE score you can land in IISc / IITs / NITs where you can have abundant campus placements with attractive salary packages ranging from Rs 6 Lakh to 30 Lakh per annum.
  6. You can shift to management side by doing PG Diploma of 2 year in Industrial engineering in NITIE Mumbai, where admissions are based on GATE score and interview.
  7. If you don’t have first class in Engineering and if it is a hurdle to apply for some of the jobs like teaching, it can be overcome by doing M.Tech/ MS.
  8. You can try for MS admissions based on GATE score in some of the foreign Universities like in Singapore and Malaysia.
Cut off Marks to Qualify in GATE-2018 (out of 100)



It can be seen from the above that the number of aspirants of GATE increased phenomenally in the recent years. The competition may further increase in the coming years. To survive in the present cut throat competition and secure a good rank in GATE, taking coaching in a reliable institute is advisable.

Special Note to the Final Year Students

The final year students are advised to join the early batches so as to effectively manage the time in the final year. The GATE syllabus will be completed before the semester examination and this will be very useful for the semester examination and also to face the technical interviews at the campus placements. The subject domain knowledge is also being tested in the technical interviews of some of the software companies.

A Special Note to CS & IT Students

Luck is meeting point of alertness and opportunity. 4 year of hard work and knowledge gained in engineering will shape your career till retirement. One differentiator that makes you tall in all circumstances is subject knowledge. Technology, job profiles are changing fast but computer science subject principles are always same in all aspects, the best way of getting hired is campus recruitment!!!!!, should be dream for many students as it is red carpet for your life. As you all know IT companies are focusing and hiring candidates who are strong in subject principles but not technology since they provide you intensive training on latest/required technologies on the job.

To make you lucky here is the opportunity. Come, experience and learn our GATE+ CRT coaching, specifically designed for 3rd and 4th year of CSE and IT. We are committed to provide you which is useful till your professional retirement, be ready to spend just 6 months and become luckier.

The M. Tech from premier institute like IISc/IITs/NITs can fetch a package of Rs 6 to 30 lakhs per annum in an MNC.


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