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: 
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    11. Symbiosis Institute of Technology Admisiion notification

    12. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham: Admission notification

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Gate score 388 and 36.35 marks . Civil engineer, genreal category. 78% in graduation. can i get admission in bits or any of the iits or other than my specification that i can apply.

Aniket Sharma 8th Apr, 2020

hi asif,

If you are a general/obc candidate then there is no chance of getting into IITs. If you have SC/ST quota then you may expect a newer IITs. To get into BITS post- graduation programme, you can get it with the help of your BITS HD score. BITS HD is conducted by BITS for post graduation. For gate qualified candidates fees is 1000rs and for all other candidates fees if 3300rs. They BITS HD registration is still open till 27th april 2020. BITS HD will be conducted on 16th may and 23rd may. It is an online exam.

I hope this answer will help.
All the best for the future!!


options for mtech in cse with gate score of 535 obc category

Deepshikha Student Expert 8th Apr, 2020
The exact prediction about the colleges is difficult as the cutoff changes every year depending upon the difficulty level of the question paper,the number of candidates appearing in the examination,category of the candidates etcetra.Computer Science Engineering is a vast branch and it offers specialized course and every institution offers various subjects within Computer Science Engineering and cutoff is different for all. Your score is tad less for IITs.
To analyse your chances of colleges please use our GATE College Predictor:
Hope this helps.
Good luck.

My GATE Score is 334 in Civil Engineering branch having OBC reservation. Is there any chance that I can get admission for M.Tech in NIT?

Manisha Gupta Expert 8th Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Based on previous year NSR Mop up round you can have the chance to get Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati- Earth System Science and Engineering, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology Surat- Water resourses Engineering.

You can check your other chances with GATE college predictor tool given below.

Good Luck!


i qualified gate 2020 with a score 402 in cs. , i belong to general category , can i get iit or nit ???? suggest me some name .........

Aniket Sharma 8th Apr, 2020

hi deveshar,

For a gate score of 402 your rank must be greater than 7.5k which is not good at all specially if you are a general candidate. I don't think you can get any IIT/NIT/IIIT not even DTU or NSIT at this rank. You can try for post

graduation exams in CSE like BIT HD and IIIT Hyderabad PGEE.  M.Tech from BITS and III Hyderabad is better than doing it from lower NITs.

you can use our Gate college predictor also

I hope this answer will help.
All the best for the future!!


what is gate exam?????????????

Aditya kumar Student Expert 8th Apr, 2020
Hi there

GATE is a national level examination which is conducted for providing admission in masters courses like Master of Engineering (ME), Masters in Technology (MTech) and direct PhD in

  • IITs
  • NITs
  • IIITs

  • It is conducted in online mode that is computer based test
  • GATE score is valid for three years from the date of announcement of its results.

For detailed information go through our page for which link provided below

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