GATE 2013: About: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination that primarily tests a comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and Technology. The scores are primarily used for admissions purposes to post-graduate engineering programmes (eg. M.E/ M.Tech/ direct Ph.D), though increasingly they are also being used by Public sector units for their recruitment process.
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Exam Main Website http://www.gate.iitb.ac.in for the year 2013
GATE 2013 Eligibility for Gate:
Description of Eligible
cannot be later
Copies of Certificates to be
Passed in the year
2012 or earlier
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/
Architecture (4 years after 10+2/Post B.Sc./Post- Diploma
4th year or Completed
Degree Certificate /
/ Course Completion
Master’s degree in any branch of Science / Mathematics / Statistics /
Computer Applications or equivalent
Final year or Completed
to Masters degree)
DD (after 10+2 or
Integrated Master’s degree programs or Dual Degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Five year programme)
4th/5th Year or
Int. M.E/M.Tech (Post
Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology
(Four year programme)
4th year or
B.E/B.Tech equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-
Completed section A or
equivalent of such
Certificate issued by
the Society or Institute
Certificate from Principal: Candidates who have to submit a certificate from their Principal, as determined from the above table, have to obtain a signature from their principal on a certificate that will be printed on the application PDF file provided after completion of online application submission. Candidates with backlogs Candidates who have appeared in the final semester/year exam in 2012, but with a backlog (arrears/failed subjects) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree should submit
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A copy of any one of the marks sheets of the final year, OR
A letter from the principal indicating that the student has a backlog from an earlier semester/year to be cleared, and therefore cannot produce a course completion certificate now. This certificate will also be present in the last portion of the PDF application form provided to you after you submit application online.
GATE 2013 Exam Mode:
ONLINE Examination: The examination for 15 papers with codes AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CY, GG, MA, MN, MT, PH, TF, XE and XL will be conducted ONLINE
OFFLINE Examination: (CS, EC, EE, IN, ME & PI)
Gate 2013 Exam Pattern: There are questions of four different types in various papers
Multiple choice questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each; Each of the multiple choice objective questions in all papers and sections will contain four answers, of which one correct answer is to be marked.
Common data questions (which are also multiple choice questions), where two successive questions use the same set of input data;
Linked answer questions (which are also multiple choice questions), where the answer to the first question in the pair is required to answer its successor;
Numerical answer questions, where the answer is a number
Note: All papers will have General Aptitude (GA) Questions which iinclude 5 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 10 marks). Question papers other than GG, XE and XL These papers would contain 25 questions carrying one mark each (sub-total 25 marks) and 30 questions carrying two marks each (sub-total 60 marks). Out of these, two pairs of questions would be common data questions, and two pairs of questions would be linked answer questions. In the ONLINE papers, the question paper will consist of questions of multiple choice type and numerical answer type. For multiple choice type questions, each question will have four choices for the answer. For numerical answer type questions, each question will have a number as the answer and choices will not be given. GG (Geology and Geophysics) Paper Apart from the General Aptitude (GA) section, the GG question paper consists of two parts: Part A and Part B. Part A is common for all candidates. Part B contains two sections: Section 1 (Geology) and Section 2 (Geo-physics). Candidates will have to attempt questions in Part A and either Section 1 or Section 2 in Part B. Part A consists of 25 multiple choice questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 25 marks & some of these may be numerical questions). Each section in Part B (Section 1 and Section 2) consists of 30 multiple choice questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 60 marks and some of these may be numerical questions). Out of these, two pairs of questions would be common data questions, and two pairs of questions would be linked answer questions. XE Paper (Engineering Sciences) In XE paper, Engineering Mathematics section (Section A) is compulsory. This section contains 11 multiple choice questions carrying a total of 15 marks: 7 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 7 marks), and 4 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 8 marks). Some of the multiple choice questions may be replaced by numerical questions. Each of the other sections of the XE paper (Sections B through G) contains 22 questions carrying a total of 35 marks: 9 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 9 marks) and 13 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 26 marks). Out of the 2 mark questions, 2 pairs are common data questions and 1 pair is linked answer questions. Some of the multiple choice questions may be replaced by numerical questions. XL Paper (Life Sciences) In XL paper, Chemistry section (Section H) is compulsory and consists of 15 multiple choice questions carrying a total of 25 marks: 5 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 10 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 20 marks). Out of the 2-mark questions, 1 pair is common data questions, and 1 pair is linked answer questions. Some of the multiple choice questions may be replaced by numerical questions. Note: Each of the other sections of the XL paper (Sections I through M) contains 20 multiple choice questions carrying a total of 30 marks: 10 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 10 marks) and 10 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 20 marks). Some of the multiple choice questions may be replaced by numerical questions. Marking: For 1 mark multiple choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2 marks multiple choice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. However, for the linked answer question pair, where each question carries 2 marks, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer to the first question only. There is no negative marking for wrong answer to the second question of the linked answer question pair. If the first question in the linked pair is wrongly answered or is unattempted, then the answer to the second question in the pair will not be evaluated. There is no negative marking for numerical answer type questions (numerical answer type questions will appear only in the papers for which the exam is ONLINE only). How to Apply : Using the online interface http://www.gate.iitb.ac.in/gate2013/about-gate/gate-online-application-interface/
Applicants have to register first using a valid Email id. This will be used in future communication from the GATE offices.
NOTE: only one person can register with one id
Once registration is done, an Email is received from the GATE office with a link to log in. This is the login interface for all future correspondence, information. Here the applicants have to choose a password to log in. This password will be valid for the applicant for the future.
Apply online filling in all the details as per the form viz personal, eligibility, GATE paper, Choice of GATE examination cities.
Upload the required soft copies of photo and signature.
Optional : Uploading of PDF files of supporting documents conforming to the eligibility (except principal’s certificate) and category requirements
Payment to be made online or via bank challan
IMPORTANT: GATE online interface allows to partially enter data and save it. This is useful to check before submitting it. No changes can be made once the application is sent. Note: A print out of the filled ONLINE application with the candidate’s signature and a good quality photo affixed in the appropriate place should be received by the respective GATE office along with necessary documents.
GATE 2013 Application Fee:
General/OBC-NC (Male Candidates)
SC / ST / PD (Male Candidates)
GATE 2013 Payment of Application fee:
Online via netbanking
Payment at Canara/SBI banks via challans generated 48 hours after registration. A printout of this challan MUST be used to pay at the bank
GATE 2013 Important dates:
GATE Online Applicant Interface (website) Opens
September 1, 2012
Last date for Submission of Online Application (website closure)
September 30, 2012
Last date for the receipt of printed version of ONLINE. Application at the respective zonal GATE Office
October 8, 2012
Last date for request of change of city
November 20, 2012
Availability of admit card on Online Application Interface
December 5, 2012
GATE 2013 Online Examination for Papers: AR, CE, GG, MA, MT, PH and TF*
January 20, 2013
GATE 2013 Online Examination Papers: AE, AG, BT, CH, CY, MN, XE and XL*
GATE 2013 Offline Examination Papers: CS, ME and PI*
February 10, 2013
GATE 2013 Offline Examination Papers: EC, EE and IN*
Announcement of results on Online Applicant Interface
March 15, 2013
GATE 2013 Counseling Process and Website: Minimum 70% weightage will be given to the performance in GATE. The remaining weightage (30% maximum) will be given to the candidate's academic record or performance in interview. Candidate opting for a general paper (XE or XL) may be further examined (by interview/written test) by the admitting institution. In such cases also the weightage for performance in GATE should not be less than 70%. The admitting institution will prescribe minimum passing percentage of marks in the interview. IITs: Each of the IITs invite for applications after the GATE scores are released somewhere around mid March. The application process goes on till mid April. Counselling starts in April itself and allotment of seats is done as per the counselling rounds. The websites of the individual IITs have to be regularly checked for status updates NITS: In 2012, the 20 NITs have come together for Centralized Counseling for M. Tech./M. Plan (CCMT). The organizing institute was MNIT, Jaipur and applications were from May 12 to May 29 with June 2 being the last date for locking of choices. June 14 was the first counselling followed by the second rounds on June 25 to 27, the third being June 29 and fourth was scheduled on July 14, 2012
GATE is conducted through the constitution of eight zones. The zones and the corresponding administrative institutes are:
Zone-1: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Zone-2: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Zone-3: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Zone-4: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Zone-5: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Zone-6: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Zone-7: Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Zone-8: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
The overall coordination and responsibility of conducting GATE 2013 lies with Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, and is designated as the Organizing Institute for GATE 2013.
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It is directly or indirectly related with ME. So
If you like thermal, apply for ME, If you don't like thermal apply for PI.
In other terms, if you like manufacturing and management - apply for PI.
You must know that seats for ME in IIT's are 900+ whereas for Manufacturing and production it is around 150+ only.
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