(Notification) IIT - Bombay : Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)- 2013

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)- 2013

Eligibility for GATE

Only the following categories of candidates are eligible to appear for GATE 2013. Necessary supporting documents must be submitted ONLINE or by post during the submission of the application form for the exam. Please read this carefully and make sure that your year of qualification is not later that what is specified below.

Qualifying Degree (Short) Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive) Description of Eligible Candidates Year of qualification
cannot be later than
Copies of Certificates to be
submitted
B.E./B.Tech/B.Arch Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture
(4 years after 10+2/Post B.Sc./Post- Diploma
4th year or Completed 2013 Degree Certificate / Provisional Certificate
/ Course Completion Certificate
MSc./M.A./MCA equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science / Mathematics  / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalent Final year or Completed 2013 Degree Certificate / Provisional Certificate / Course Completion Certificate (pertaining
to Masters degree)
Int. M.E./M.Tech or DD (after 10+2 or
Diploma)
Integrated Master’s degree programs or Dual Degree programs in Engineering /
Technology (Five year programme)
4th/5th Year or
Completed
2014 Degree Certificate / Provisional Certificate
/ Course Completion Certificate
Int. M.E/M.Tech (Post
BSc)
Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology
(Four year programme)
2nd/3rd/4th year or
Completed
2015 Degree Certificate / Provisional Certificate
/ Course Completion Certificate
Professional Society
Examinations
(equivalent to
B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch)
B.E/B.Tech equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE
by the Institute of Civil Engineers- India)
Completed section A or
equivalent of such
professional courses
NA Professional Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/ Course
Completion/ Membership Certificate issued by
the Society or Institute

Examination Schedule:

GATE Paper Codes

Examination Time

Examination Date (Day)

 Examination Type

AR, CE, GG, MA, MT, PH, and TF 09:00 hrs–12:00 hrs 20 January 2013 (Sunday) ONLINE
AE, AG, BT, CH, CY, MN, XE and XL 14:00 hrs–17:00 hrs 20 January 2013 (Sunday) ONLINE
CS, ME and PI 09:00 hrs–12:00 hrs 10 February 2013 (Sunday) OFFLINE
EC, EE and IN 14:00 hrs–17:00 hrs 10 February 2013 (Sunday) OFFLINE

ONLINE Examination: A computer based test (CBT) where the candidate will use a computer mouse to choose a correct answer or enter a numerical answer via a virtual keypad.

OFFLINE Examination: A paper based examination where the candidate will mark the correct answer out of four options in an Optical Response Sheet (ORS) by darkening the appropriate bubble with a pen.

State Wise Exam Cities:

The centers for online exam papers are different from the centers for offline exam papers. Please consult the table below. First determine if the paper of your choice is to be conducted online or offline, and check for a city in the state of your choice. Also seen in the table is the Zonal Administration Institute Office (Either of the IITs or IISc). This Zonal office will be your point of contact for any enquiries regarding your exam center

New in GATE 2013

  1. 15 subject papers will be conducted by an ONLINE computer based test: AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CY, GG, MA, MN, MT, PH, TF, XE, and XL.
  2. Female candidates are exempted from paying the application fee, as required by MHRD, Govt. of India.
  3. All candidate related information and grievance redressal will be available in a single GATE Online Applicant Interface.
  4. Soft copies of photograph and signature must be uploaded during online application (This is in addition to sending recent photograph of applicant with signed application).
  5. A new formula will be used for calculating the GATE score.
  6. Biometric information (Photograph and fingerprint) maybe captured on the day of the examination for randomly selected candidates.

Other Important points about GATE 2013

Application Process: For GATE 2013, candidates need to register and fill the application ONLINE only by accessing the zonal GATE websites of IISc and seven IITs. The application process is complete only when a print out of the filled ONLINE application with the candidate’s signature and a good quality photo affixed in the appropriate place is received by the respective GATE office along with necessary documents, if any, on orbefore 8 October 2012. Please note that application forms are NOT available for sale anywhere.

Downloadable Admit Card: Admit cards are NOT sent by mail anymore. Admit cards can only be downloaded from the zonal GATE websites from 5th December 2012 onwards. Bring the admit card to the test center along with at least one original (not photocopied / scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification.

Use of black ink ballpoint pen for Offline exams: Candidates should use only black ink ballpoint pen for darkening of the bubbles in the OMR sheet. Since bubbles darkened by the black ink ballpoint pen cannot be erased, candidates should darken the bubbles in the OMR sheet very carefully.

Numerical answer type questions in ONLINE papers: In the ONLINE papers, the question paper will consist of questions of multiple-choice type and 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. Each online paper will have 15 or more marks worth of questions requiring numerical answers where possible.

Pre-final year students: Pre-final year students are NOT eligible to write GATE 2013. For details, refer to Section 4.1 eligibility for GATE examination.

Important Dates related to GATE 2013

  • GATE Online Applicant Interface (website) Opens Saturday 1 September 2012 (00:00 Hrs)
  • Last date for Submission of Online Application (website closure) Sunday 30 September 2012 (23:00 Hrs)
  • Last date for the receipt of printed version of ONLINE  Application at the respective zonal GATE Office Monday 8 October 2012
  • Last date for request of change of city Tuesday 20 November 2012
  • Availability of admit card on Online Application Interface Wednesday 5 December, 2012
  • GATE 2013 Online Examination for Papers: AR, CE, GG, MA, MT, PH and TF* Sunday 20 January 2013 (09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs)
  • GATE 2013 Online Examination Papers: AE, AG, BT, CH, CY, MN, XE and XL* Sunday 20 January 2013(14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs)
  • GATE 2013 Offline Examination Papers: CS, ME and PI* Sunday 10 February 2013 (09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs)
  • GATE 2013 Offline Examination Papers: EC, EE and IN* Sunday 10 February 2013 (14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs)
  • Announcement of results on Online Applicant Interface Friday 15 March 2013 (10:00 Hrs)

How to Apply:

All candidates have to apply ONLINE. Details of the application fee and the steps in the application process are given below. The application fee is non-refundable.

Application Fee:

  • General/OBC-NC (Male Candidates) : Rs.1200/-
  • SC / ST / PD* (Male Candidates) : Rs.600/-
  • Female Candidates : NIL

*PD: Person with a Physical Disability

Courtesy: GATE - IIT Bombay