GATE 2020: M.Tech Fee Hike, Declining PSU Recruitments Cut Students Interest in Exam
The result of GATE 2020 was announced on March 13. The fate of 6,85,088 candidates who appeared in exam was declared with 18.8% students making it to the qualified list. IIT Delhi, the organising institute of GATE 2020 lowered the qualifying cutoff this year for major branches like Computer Science & IT, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Petroleum among others. GATE 2020 also witnessed decline in number of applicants in comparison to past years. In 2020, only 858890 candidates registered for GATE out of which 685088 appeared for the exam.
If we look into the number of applicants in GATE over the years, there is a steep decline in numbers from the year 2015 till now. There could be numerous reasons behind decline in applicants, two being recent fee hike in IITs and declining PSU recruitment
Institutes like IITs have made substantial hike in M.Tech fees on recommendation of Council of Indian Institutes of Technology. Currently, IITs charge Rs.13,500 per semester for its M.Tech programs which will be Rs. 2,00,000 per year as per the recommendations.
Decline in PSU recruitment through GATE is also a reason behind students opting out of appearing in this exam. Recent happenings in PSUs governances and not announcement of any recruitment could also have made students side-away with this exam.
GATE result analysis also brings out some interesting facts about this exam. IIT Delhi has also cut the qualifying cutoff for many branches including few with most applicants like CS & IT, Mechanical, electrical etc. Check below the detailed GATE exam analysis
Number of Applicants in GATE Over the Years
Percentage of Qualified Candidates
Subject-Wise Analysis of Number of Applicants
CS & IT
Papers that have lowered cutoffs in 2020 in comparison to 2019
Computer Science and Information Technology
Mechanical Engineering Minor changes
Engineering Sciences Minor
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
Architecture and Planning
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Questions related to GATE
Im willing to apply for GATE. Since I have completed my Electronic Engineering (avg 5.82) from Mumbai University in 2019. Will I be eligible for any government jobs with 5.82 pointer & GATE score? If yes than which jobs & how much should be the GATE score? Please do guide.
To be eligible for GATE you must have passed graduation in Engineering or technology or Masters in relevant discipline. There is no minimum percentage required. However, if you want to get admission in M.Tech or get a job in PSU you need to score the minimum percentage as specified in the qualifying exam. Cut off is different for each institute and PSU. For example the minimum cut off required for NTPC is 65% in B.E/B.Tech/AMIE and for KIOCL it is 75% marks or 7.9 CGPA for general category and for SC/ST it is 65% or 6.8 CGPA. So, you need to check the eligibility criteria before applying. And with such low CGPA it is difficult to get job in PSUs.
You can check the PSU related information, eligibility criteria on our website
What is the Gate cutoff for the DTU for general category for civil engineering and environmental engineering?
Hi aspirant ,
For admission in DTU in general category in civil engineering and environmental engineering the marks in gate exam should be between 45 to 60 . if the marks are between this range then the admission is guaranteed in civil engineering and environmental engineering in dtu.
hope this help you
best of luck
what are PSU companies offer chemical engineering through GATE exam and rank list of previous years?
These are the PSU's which offer jobs for chemical engineering-
- HPCL- You will get a call if you your rank is below 200 if you belong to general.category.
- IOCL-You will get a call if you your rank is below 100 if you belong to general.category.
- BPCL- You will get a call if you your rank is below 120 if you belong to general category.
- ONGC- You will get a call if you your rank is below 450 if you belong to general category.
when gate exam 2021 application starts?
Gate which stand for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is a gateway to get admission to Master of Engineering (ME), Master in Technology (MTech), and direct PhD admissions to IITs , NITs , and IIITs . GATE 2021 will be conducted by either of the IITs Bombay , Delhi , Guhati , Kanpur , Kharagpur , Madras, Roorkee or Indian Institute for Science , Bangalore.
The tentative sechudule has arrived yet so I am mentioning that here.
Online Application to begin
September 1 st week, 2020
Closing of submission of application form
September 4 th week, 2020
Last date for requesting change of examination city (an additional fee will be applicable)
November 3rd week, 2020
Admit Card availability
January 1st week, 2021
February 1st week, 2021
Announcement of Result
March 3rd week, 2021
This is the tentative sechudule according to which you can plan your things ,as confirm date will be announced around this date only.
All the Best !!
I am pursuing M.Tech in Nanotechnology and my b.tech branch is Electronics and Communication engineering. If I want to write gate2021,then which branch should I consider as my gate subject?
You can do either of these two courses since you have done two different courses in different fields you can choose the course which you like the most of your gate exams. Try to choose electronics and communication since it is most preferred courses for gate and has good scope.
For more details regarding gate refer to the following link!!!
Thanks a lot!!!