GATE 2013 Counselling Procedure
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GATE 2013 Counselling Procedure:

The GATE scores will be announced on March 15, 2013. These scores are valid for a period of TWO Years.

Weightage for GATE scores:

Generally a minimum of 70% weightage is given to the performance in GATE. The remaining weightage (30% maximum) is 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.


Merely qualifying in GATE doesnt not ensure a seat in the postgraduate programmes. All the universities and institutes (with the exemption of the IITs and IIScs) call upon eligible candidates for admissions to the various PG courses available via advertisements in the newspapers and their websites. Interested candidates are required to apply as per the procedure specified.

Exemption for GATE qualified:
Eligibility criteria for admissions generally include exemptions from the usual PG entrance examination for the GATE qualified candidates. A specific cut off GATE score is applicable as per the institute or university's admissions specifications in such a case. Almost all the universities, institutes of the country allow for such exemptions for GATE qualified candidates.

Start of Counselling Process:

This is usually after the entrance test which is usually held for students who have not attempted the GATE or have not qualified in GATE. All GATE qualified candidates have to attend the interview though before counselling process actually starts. Shortlisted candidates are required to attend the counselling leading to subsequent allotment of the seats.

Counselling Institute wise/ University wise:

The websites of the individual universities have to regularly be checked for the updates, application dates and subsequent counselling schedules.

  1. 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.

    Note: The websites of the individual IITs have to be regularly checked for status updates

    IIT Indore: Admission notification

    IIT Bombay: Admission notification

    IIT Gandhinagar: Admisiion notification

    IIT Jodhpur: Admission notification

    IIT Kanpur: Admission notification

  2. NITS: The 20 NITs in recent times have come together for Centralized Counselling for M. Tech./M. Plan (CCMT) making the application process a smoother and simpler one. Applications are invited mid May onwards till June first week and counselling generally starts mid June and is generally over by July end.

  3. Guru Govind Singh Indrapasth University:  Application process starts from April till May. Counselling generally starts from mid June to July

  4. Thapar University: Application process starts from March mid till April mid. Counselling is generally in July.

  5. IIITs: The IIITs do not have a common counselling procedure. Candidates are required to apply individually to each of the institutes. Still the counselling process for them generally starts from April and lasts till June depending upon the application schedules of the individual institutes.

    IIIT Bangalore: Admission Notification

  6. Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT): Applications are from April till May. The counselling is in June with commencement of classes by mid July.

  7. Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology [NSIT], New Delhi:  Weightage for GATE is 80 % and the remaining 20% weightage is for the performance in the interview. Application process starts in March end till mid April. Counselling and admissions are after mid July.

  8. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur:  For the intake of January 2013:

  • Application deadline: October 29, 2012

  • Last date of Submission of relevant documents along with demand draft: November 5, 2012

  • Announcement of short-listed candidates for written test/ interview: November 19, 2012

    9. IISc.s: For the various Post graduation programmes

    10. Aligarh Muslim University: 
Admission notification

    11. Symbiosis Institute of Technology Admisiion notification

    12. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham: Admission notification

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Any chance of aai recruitment through gate 2019

AnkiT KunwaR 27th Jan, 2020
Hello Aspirant,

The chances are high considering the rapid growth of aviation industry.For jobs in Airports Authority of India (AAI) the recruitment will be through GATE 2020 and they will probably release the application form tentatively in April month so you can expect it and last year too there was over 542 vacancies so you can a good amount if vacancies this year too.

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my presentil is 95.49 and obc category female can gate any nit cse branch

Sunil Kumar singh 27th Jan, 2020

Hi dear,

You have got 95.49 percentile in JEE main that means your rank should be around 39192. According to last year trend your category rank should be around 9k-10k. With this rank you have low chances to get cse in good or moderate NITs. You can provide you home state for better information. you can predict your college here

Hope it helps.


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Kanupriya Gupta 26th Jan, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

Candidates are now looking for the best preparation methods for the GATE exam. One of the best ways to boost preparation for any entrance test is to scan and research the best available books which can cater to your needs correctly. Here are some of the important aspects of choosing a book for your GATE exam.

First of all, it should be easy for candidates to read and understand the books. If the concepts and chapters are explained in a simplified way, the candidates will be able to understand without much use of the technical terms. This will allow candidates to have a deeper understanding of the issues.

Since the GATE 2020 summary consists of many complex pages, the books should try to keep the interpretation clear and descriptive. The books should have accurate information on the chapters and topics discussed in the GATE syllabus.

Candidates should not use any books with misleading information. Applicants are more likely to retain what they have learned if there are diagrams in help topics and chapters in the textbooks. The best books to use during training are those with a simple language.

Let's see the best books for GATE:

  • Architecture- Hamacher
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  • Higher Engineering mathematics by B.S. Grewal
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  • Computer Organization and Embedded systems by Carl Hamacher
  • An Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata by Peter Linz
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  • Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools by Aho & Ullman
  • Compiler Design in C by Allen I Holub
  • Introduction to Algorithms by Cormen
  • Data Structures & Algorithms by R.S. Salaria
  • Digital Design by Morris Mano
  • Digital Electronics by S. Salivahanan & S. Arivazhagan
  • Operating System Concepts by Galvin
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  • Database System Concepts by Henry. F. Korth
  • Normalisation and indexing by Shamkant B. Navathe
  • Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach
  • Data Communications and Networking by Kurose & Ross and Behrouz A. Forouzan
  • Computer Networks by Peterson & Davie

For more information:

After this you need to follow certain important study tips to crack the exam, which are as follows:

  • You need to be thorough with the syllabus and the paper pattern of GATE which you can find here:
  • You have to be thorough with your preparation.
  • Take notes and know which topics you have already covered.
  • Your schedule must be tailor made for you. Make it according to your style of studying and how much time you want to devote to a particular topic.
  • Go through previous year question papers and mock tests for assessing your progress.

Hope this helps. All the best!


jobs in civil engineering through gate

Subhodeep Biswas 26th Jan, 2020
Hey there hope you're doing well.
Yes there are several PSU's which give out jobs in civil engineering stream through GATE examination. Few of them listed are as follows:
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How many marks have to be score in the GATE 2020 exam to get NIT Surat???? in electronics and communication.

Akram Khan 26th Jan, 2020


Nit surat also take admission to engineering postgraduate programs through gate.

It is difficult to predict the exact score of GATE 2020 for admission to  electronics and communication.

However if we look at previous years cutoff of nit surat for communication system the closing was 526 in 2018 and 566 in 2017 for open category.

You can check the previous years  cutoff score

So with previous years cutoff trends you can expect a score around 500 in 2020 as safe score to secure a seat in electronics and communication for a general category candidate.

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