The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) tests the eligibility for pursuing masters or doctoral program in engineering, technology and architecture subjects in India. Applications can be submitted online from August 30 to September 24 on the website https://gate.iitkgp.ac.in
The GATE 2022 would be held by the IIT, Kharagpur on February 5, 6, 12 and 13.
The results would be declared on March 17, 2022.
The fee is Rs 1,500 for each paper. Rs 750 is the fee for women, those from SC/ST communities and the differently abled.
The applications with late fee Rs 2,000 or Rs 1250 can be submitted till October.
The fee excludes bank charges.
Those studying in the third-year of bachelors programme in engineering, technology, architecture, science, commerce and arts/graduates can take the GATE. Those with professional degree equivalent to the prescribed bachelors degree would also be considered.
Those who have high marks and MBBS students can also apply. There is no age limit.
(GATE is not an entrance exam. It is only meant for determining the eligibility. The candidates can apply in institutions of their liking at the same time.GATE score will be considered for appointments in major public sector undertakings.The eligibility will remain in effect for three years from the time of declaration of results.)
Centres in Kerala
The examination centres in Kerala and their zones are:
(1) IISC Bengaluru zone: Kasargod, Payyannur, Kannur, Vadakara, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrissur and Angamaly.
(2) IIT Madras zone: Aluva, Kothamangalam, Muvattupuzha, Idukki, Kanjirapally, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Chengannur, Kollam, Attingal and Thiruvananthapuram.
There are 29 papers, including the two newly added subjects 1. Geomatics Engineering and 2. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
One may write one or two papers as one has chosen. In case of two papers see the prescribed combinations given in List 4.3 of the brochure.
All papers are of 3 hours.
The test consists of two sessions of computer test in the morning and afternoon.
There are only objective type questions.
Three types of questions are available:
1) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
2) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and
3) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.
Candidate will lose marks for wrong answers in multiple-choice questions.
Total marks is 100.
Each paper will have 10 questions to ascertain the general interests and 55 questions pertaining to the subject concerned.
The details and syllabus are available in the brochure. One may visit the website to view the question papers set for GATE between 2007 and 2021.