(Exam Info) Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) : 2011

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) : 2011

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordination Board - GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
The GATE committee, which comprises of representatives from the administering institutes, is the sole authority for regulating the examination and declaring the results.
The overall coordination and responsibility of conducting GATE 2011 lies with Indian Institute of Technology Madras, designated as the Organising Institute for GATE 2011 .

ONLINE examination in two additional papers:

In GATE 2010, the papers with codes MN and TF had ONLINE examination. In GATE 2011, two additional papers AE and GG will also have ONLINE examination. The ONLINE examination will be conducted in two sessions on Sunday, January 30, 2011. The ONLINE examination in GG and TF will be held in the forenoon session from 09.00 hrs to 12.00 hrs. The ONLINE examination in AE and MN will be held in the afternoon session from 14.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs.

Numerical answer type questions in AE and TF papers:

In AE and TF papers, the question paper will consist of 60 questions of multiple choice type and 5 questions of 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.

OFFLINE examination in two sessions:

In GATE 2011, the OFFLINE examination will be conducted in two sessions on Sunday, February 13, 2011. The OFFLINE examination in AR, BT, CE, CH, CS, ME, PH and PI papers will be held in the forenoon session from 09.00 hrs to 12.00 hrs. The OFFLINE examination in AG, CY, EC, EE, IN, MA, MT, XE and XL will be held in the afternoon session from 14.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs.

Food Technology section in both XE and XL papers:

In GATE 2011, Food Technology will be introduced as an optional section in XL paper also. The structure for Food Technology section in XL paper will be the same as the structure of the other optional sections in XL paper. The structure for Food Technology section in XE paper will the same as the structure of the other optional sections in XE paper. The syllabus for the Food Technology section in XE and XL papers is the same.

The following categories of candidates are eligible to appear for GATE:

  • Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.
  • Master’s degree holders in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.
  • Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master’s degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology or in the third or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master’s degree programme and Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology.
  • Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by IE(I), AMICE(I) by the Institute of Civil Engineers (India)-ICE(I)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.

Important Dates:

Commencement of sale of Application Form and Information Brochure Tuesday September 21, 2010
Commencement of Online Application Form submission Tuesday September 21, 2010
(09:00 Hrs onwards)
Last date for issue of Information Brochure and Application Form at Bank Counters Wednesday October 27, 2010
Last date for issue of Information Brochure and Application Form at zonal GATE office counters Friday October 29, 2010
Last date for Submission of Online Application Form (website closure) Wednesday October 27, 2010
(18:00 Hrs)
Last date for the Receipt of completed Offline/Online Application Form at the respective zonal GATE Office Tuesday November 02, 2010
Website display of final list of registered candidates, choices of test paper and examination city Friday December 10, 2010
Date for reporting any discrepancy in the choice of examination cities or in the choice of GATE paper Friday December 31, 2010
Date for reporting the non-receipt of admit cards for ONLINE examination papers Thursday January 20, 2011
Last date for reporting the non-receipt of admit cards for OFFLINE examination papers Monday January 31, 2011
GATE 2011 Online Examination Papers: GG and TF Sunday January 30, 2011
(09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs)
GATE 2011 Online Examination Papers: AE and MN Sunday January 30, 2011
(14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs)
GATE 2011 Offline Examination Papers: AR, BT, CE, CH, CS, ME, PH and PI Sunday February 13, 2011
(09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs)
GATE 2011 Offline Examination Papers: AG, CY, EC, EE, IN, MA, MT, XE and XL Sunday February 13, 2011
(14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs)
Announcement of results Tuesday March 15, 2011
(10:00 Hrs)

Website: http://www.iitk.ac.in/gate/gate2011/

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