Hyderabad, August 29: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi) will be the designated IIT to conduct the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2012 (GATE 2012). The official website of the GATE has provided the details about the new changes, exam pattern, important dates and more details for the benefit of the M.Tech aspirants.
GATE is an all India examination for the admission in to Masters Degree in Engineering equivalent to M.Tech. The GATE test will be administered by a committee National Coordination Board, under the supervision of seven Indian Institutes of Technology’s and Indian Institute of Science.
The GATE Committee, which comprises of representatives from the administering Institutes, is the sole authority for regulating the examination and declaring the results of the test. On the overall, GATE will come under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
Zone-1: Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru
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
Why GATE 2012?
Admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD and some other Government scholarships/assistantships in engineering colleges/Institutes are open to those who qualify in GATE examination.
GATE qualified candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture or Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications are eligible.
For admission to Master’s degree programmes in Engineering/Technology/Architecture as well as for Doctoral programmes in relevant branches of Science with MHRD or other government scholarships/assistantships. To avail the scholarship, the candidate must secure admission to such a postgraduate programme, as per the prevailing procedure of the admitting institution. However, candidates with Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture may seek admission to relevant Doctoral programmes with scholarship/assistantship without appearing in the GATE examination.
Eligibility for GATE:
The following categories of candidates ONLY are eligible to appear for GATE:
1.Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology/ Architecture (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final year of such programmes.
2. Master’s degree holders in any branch of Science/Mathematics/ Statistics /Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programmes.
3. Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master’s degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology.
4. Candidates in the fourth or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master’s degree programme or Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology.
5. Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institute of Engineers (India); AMICE by Institute of Civil Engineers (India)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also
List of GATE 2012 papers:
1. Aerospace Engineering
2. Instrumentation Engineering
3. Agricultural Engineering
5. Architecture and Planning
6. Mechanical Engineering
8. Mining Engineering
9. Civil Engineering
10. Metallurgical Engineering
11. Chemical Engineering
13. Computer Science and Information Technology
14. Production and Industrial Engineering
16. Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
17. Electronics and Communication Engineering
18. Engineering Sciences
19. Electrical Engineering
20. Life Sciences
21. Geology and Geophysics
ONLINE examination in two additional papers:
In GATE 2011, the papers with codes GG, TF, AE and MN had ONLINE examination. In GATE 2012, two additional papers, AR and AG, will also have ONLINE examination. The ONLINE examination will be conducted in two sessions on Sunday, January 29, 2012.
Forenoon session (09:00 hrs to 12:00 hrs): AR, GG and TF.
Afternoon session (14:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs): AE, AG and MN.
Question Paper Pattern:
GATE 2012 would contain questions of four different types in various papers:
(i) Multiple choice questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each;
(ii) Common data questions, where two successive questions use the same set of input data;
(iii) Linked answer questions, where the answer to the first question in the pair is required to answer its successor; and
(iv) Numerical answer questions, where the answer is a number, to be entered by the candidate.
Admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD and some other Government scholarships/assistantships in engineering colleges/institutes is open to those who qualify in GATE examination.
To avail the scholarship, the candidate must secure admission to such a postgraduate programme, as per the prevailing procedure of the admitting institution. However, candidates with Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture may seek admission to relevant Doctoral programmes with scholarship/assistantship without appearing in the GATE 2012 examination.
Commencement of Online Application submission: 12 September 2011
Last date for Submission of Online Application (website closure): 17
(October 2011 (23:00 Hrs)
Last date for the receipt of printed version of ONLINE Application at
the respective zonal GATE Office: 24 October 2011
Zonal GATE website display of final list of registered candidates,
choices of test paper and examination city: 09 December 2011
Availability of admit card on zonal GATE websites: 02 January 2012
GATE 2012 Online Examination for Papers: AR, GG and TF: 29 January
2012 (09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs)
GATE 2012 Online Examination Papers: AE, AG and MN 29 January 2012
(14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs)
GATE 2012 Offline Examination Papers: BT, CE, CH, CS, ME, PH and PI:
12 February 2012 (09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs)
GATE 2012 Offline Examination Papers: CY, EC, EE, IN, MA, MT, XE and
XL: 12 February 2012 (14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs)
Announcement of results: 15 March 2012 (10:00 Hrs)