GATE, which is also known as Graduate Admission Test in Engineering is conducted to assess and analyse the comprehensive understanding of the aspirants in various undergraduate subjects like Architecture, Technology and Engineering and also some post-graduate level subjects in Science. IISc Bangalore and seven IITs (Delhi, Bombay, Kanpur, Guwahati, Madras, Kharagpur and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board conduct the GATE 2021 exam.
Qualifying GATE is mandatory in order to get admission or vail financial assistance to pursue a Master’s programme and direct Doctoral programme. Recently quite a number of Public Sector Undertakings have been accepting GATE score for their recruitment process.
The GATE score would reflect the relative performance level and capability to pursue a particular subject. The GATE 2021 score will be valid for three years which means this score will be considered by the institutes for up to 3 years from the date of examination.
GATE 2021 Zones
As mentioned above the GATE 2021 will be held across the entire country and also in some cities outside India. Here is the list which shows the GATE 2021 zones for the applicants to choose.
Zone 1- IISc Bangalore
Zone 2- IIT Delhi
Zone 3- IIT Bombay
Zone 4- IIT Guwahati
Zone 5- IIT Kharagpur
Zone 6- IIT Kanpur
Zone 7- IIT Roorkee
Zone 8- IIT Madras
Assistantship/ Scholarship for Post Graduate Programme
This particular facility is provided for the candidates wishes to avail financial assistance. In order to avail this opportunity, the candidates will have to secure their admission in one of the Central Government colleges. Almost 70% of the weightage is given to the GATE score and the remaining depends on the candidate’s performance in the interview and other rounds.
The Assistantship /Scholarship is provided by the MHRD ministry so the candidates can avail this assistance following the guidelines given by the MHRD ministry. All the institutes would specify the number of candidates they are willing to take accordingly the candidates can secure their admission. Qualification in GATE is also a minimum requirement to apply for various fellowships awarded by many Government organizations.
GATE Score Used for PSU Recruitment
The Public Sector Undertakings use the GATE score to shortlist the candidates for Recruitment. Some of the organisations which accept the GATE score is GAIL, BHEL, IOCL, HALNTPC etc. Through this GATE score, candidates would get employed in a Group A level post under the Central Government. The details about the GATE score being used for recruitment is published in National Newspaper, Rozgar Samachar, Employment news etc.