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Indian Institute of Science (IISc) conducts Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2016 for admissions to post-graduate programs (eg.,M.E., M.Tech, direct Ph.D.) in  centrally funded Indian institutes  of higher  education (i.e.,  institutes  which  are  provided with financial assistance by MHRD and  other  Government  agencies).  The score is also used by some Public and Private Sector Undertakings for employment processes. Direct recruitment to Group  A level posts i.e., Senior Field Office (SFO Tele),  Senior Research Officer  (SRO)  (Crypto)  and  SRO(S&T)  in  Cabinet Secretariat  is  now  being  done  on  the basis of GATE scores.

New in GATE 2016:-

An online virtual calculator will be available to examinees at the time of examination. No physical calculator will be allowed. The online virtual calculator will be put on GATE 2016 website for practice before the examination.

After completion of GATE 2016 examination, all answer keys will be made available for dispute within a short time. Every answer key can be challenged. A nominal fee will be levied to prevent frivolous challenges.
A new paper Petroleum Engineering (PE) is introduced in GATE 2016. With this, the total number of papers is 23.


Minimum Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2016:-


Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive) Description of Eligible candidates Year of Qualification cannot be later than
B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm. Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology  (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering/Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs. Currently in the final year or already completed 2016
B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (Five years course) Currently in the final year or already completed 2016
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S. Bachelor’s degree in Science(Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 4th year or already completed 2016
M. Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the final year or already completed 2016
Int. M.E/M.Tech(Post-B.Sc.) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year program) Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed 2018
Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (Five year program) Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed 2017
Int. M.Sc/Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the final year or already completed 2016
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.) B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. 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

NOTE: If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the above table, then the candidate can select the relevant minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form.

In case a candidate has passed one of the qualifying examinations as mentioned above in 2015 or earlier, she has to submit the degree certificate / provisional certificate / course completion certificate / professional ceritificate / membership certificate issued by the society or institute. In case, the candidate is expected to complete to complete one of the qualifying criteria in 2016 or later as mentioned above, she has to submit a certificate from Principal or a copy of marks card for section A of AMIE.
Certificate from Principal

Candidates who have to submit a certificate from their college Principal, as determined from above Table, have to obtain one from his/her institution beforehand and upload the same during the online submission of the application form.
Candidates with backlogs

Candidates who have appeared in the final semester/year exam in 2015, but with a backlog (arrears/failed subjects) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree should

1. submit a copy of any one of the marks sheets of the final year,


2. have to obtain a declaration from their Principal along with the signature and seal beforehand and upload the same during the online submission of the application form.

GATE Registration / Application Form

GATE 2016 Application Form and Registration Process:-
Apply online at website:- http://appsgate.iisc.ernet.in from 1st September 2015 to 1st October 2015.

Application fee for GATE 2016

Women candidates - Rs. 750/-
SC/ST/PwD category candidates - Rs. 750/-
All other candidates - Rs. 1500/-

The fee can be paid with net-banking or debit card or e-challan.

The  GATE 2016 Online Application Processing System requires that your photograph and signature be uploaded electronically at the time of submitting your application.

Photograph Requirements:-

1. The  photograph  must  be  in color and taken  after  1  August 2015 in  a  professional studio. Photographs taken using a mobile phone and other self- composed portraits may result in rejection of application.
2. Background of the photograph must be white or a very light colour.
3.The face should occupy at least 50% of the area of the photograph with a full-face view looking into the camera directly.
4. The main features of the face must not be covered by hair of the head, any cloth or any  shadow. Forehead, eyes, nose and chin should be clearly visible.
5. If you normally wear spectacles, glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo.  While you  may  wear  spectacles  for  the  photo  shoot,  if  glare  cannot  be  avoided,  then  remove  the spectacles.
6. You  must  not  wear  spectacles  with  dark  or  tinted  glasses,  only  clear  glasses  are permitted.
7. Ask your photo studio to provide the image in a JPEG format and also on a standard 3.5 cm × 4.5 cm (Width x Height) print
8. Maximum  pixel  resolution  for  JPEG: 480 × 640 (0.3  Mega  pixel)  (Ask  your  studio  to reduce it to this resolution if it is higher)
9. Minimum pixel resolution for JPEG:  240 × 320.
10. The photograph must match with your appearance on the day of the examination.

Signature Specifications:-

1. Please draw  a  rectangular  box  of size 2 cm × 7 cm (Height  x  Width) on  an  A4  white  paper.  Sign with black or dark blue ink pen within this box.
2. Get  the  digital image of  the  rectangular  box  (with  your  signature  inside) scanned  by  a professional using a scanner. Crop it to the border of the box.
3. Only JPEG image formats will be accepted.
4. The maximum pixel resolution for the image is  160 × 560.
5. The minimum pixel resolution for the image is 80 × 280.
6. Photographs  of  the signatures  taken  using  mobile  phone  are  not  acceptable,  and  can result in disqualification of the application without any refund of the fee.

GATE Exam Dates

GATE 2016 Date:-

GATE  2016 examinations  will  be  held during  forenoon  and  afternoon sessions on weekends  (Saturday  and  Sunday)  between 30th January 2016 and 7th February 2016.  Examination  for  some  of  the  papers  in  GATE  2016 will  be  held  in  multiple sessions


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GATE Syllabus

GATE 2016 Syllabus:-


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Paper Pattern

GATE 2016 Pattern:-

The GATE examination consists of a single paper of 3-hour duration that contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The question paper will consist of both multiple choice questions (MCQ) and numerical answer type questions.

The examination for all the papers will be carried out in an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) mode where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen. The candidates are required to either select the answer (for MCQ type) or enter the answer for numerical answer type question using a mouse on a virtual keyboard (keyboard of the computer will be disabled). Candidates will be provided with blank paper sheets for rough work and these have to be returned back after the examination. At the end of the 3-hour window, the computer will automatically close the screen from further actions.


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Pattern of Question Papers and Marking Scheme

GATE Preparation

GATE Preparation:
One of the important tips to crack GATE is to make sure that you have the best study material that cover the relevant portion for the exam. This is high time to hunt for the most relevant study materials. You can also do online surfing to get  content. Solving sample papers will be a great help as it will assist you in managing time. 

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GATE Previous Years Question Papers

GATE Notification

GATE 2016 Notification:-


Apply online at website:- http://appsgate.iisc.ernet.in


GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens for Enrolment, Application Filling, Application Submission September 1, 2015 (Tuesday)
Last Date for Submission of Online Application through Website October 1,      2015 (Thursday)
Last Date for Request for Change in the Choice of Examination City via GOAPS login November 20, 2015 (Friday)
Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Interface for printing December 17, 2015 (Thursday)
GATE 2016 Online Examination

Forenoon: 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
Afternoon: 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM

(On Saturdays and Sundays only)
January 30 to February 07, 2016
Announcement of Results on the Online Application Website March 19,   2016 (Saturday)


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