GATE -

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) (GATE - 2017)

Online | National Level Exam
Application Fee - General / OBC - Rs.1500 | SC / ST - Rs.750
Important Dates
Registration Date
Sep 01, 2016
Admit Card Date
Jan 05, 2017
Test Date
Feb 04, 2017
Result Date
Mar 27, 2017

GATE 2017 - Counselling Updates

GATE Selection Process & Counselling Procedure
GATE Selection Process & Counselling Procedure
December 20, 2016 01:20 PM

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee conducts GATE for the admission to M.Tech programme. Here is the detailed information about the selection procedure and counselling process.

Selection Procedure: -

  • Selection for the M.Tech programmes offered by the university is done on the basis of score secured by a you in the entrance exam.
  • After the evaluation of the answers, the raw marks obtained by a you will be converted to a normalized GATE Score.
  • Admission will be made on the basis of either Normalized GATE marks only or Normalized GATE marks and Interview/Written Test.
  • The GATE score will be computed using the formula given below.

Calculation of Normalized Marks for CE, CS, EC, EE and ME papers (multi-session papers)

  • In GATE , examination for some papers may be conducted in multi- sessions. Hence, for these papers, a suitable normalization is applied to take into account any variation in the difficulty levels of the question papers across different sessions.
  • The normalization is done based on the fundamental assumption that "in all multi-session GATE papers, the distribution of abilities of candidates is the same across all the sessions". This assumption is justified since the number of candidates appearing in multi-session papers in GATE is large and the procedure of allocation of session to candidates is random. Further it is also ensured that for the same multi-session paper, the number of candidates allotted in each session is of the same order of magnitude.
  • Based on the above, and considering various normalization methods, the committee arrived at the following formula for calculating the normalized marks for the multi-session papers.

Normalized Mark of jth candidate in ith session M^ ij is given by:

where,
Mij is the actual marks obtained by the jth you in ith session
M?gt is the average marks of the top 0.1% of the you considering all sessions
Mgq is the sum of mean and standard deviation marks of the candidates in the paper considering all sessions
M?ti is the average marks of the top 0.1% of the you in the ith session
Miq is the sum of the mean marks and standard deviation of the ith session

  • After evaluation of the answers, normalized marks based on the above formula will be calculated corresponding to the raw marks obtained by you and the GATE Score will be calculated based on the normalized marks.
  • For all papers for which there is only one session, actual marks obtained will be used for calculating the GATE Score.
  • Calculation of GATE Score for all papers

GATE score will be calculated using the formula:-

In the above formulae
M= marks obtained by the candidate (actual marks for single session papers and normalized marks for multi-session papers)
Mq= is the qualifying marks for general category candidate in the paper
M?ti = is the mean of marks of top 0.1% or top 10 (whichever is larger) of the candidates who appeared in the paper (in case of multi-session papers including all sessions)
Sq= 350, is the score assigned to Mq
St= 900, is the score assigned to M?t

  • In the GATE score formula, Mq is usually 25 marks (out of 100) or μ+σ, whichever is larger. Here μ is the mean and σ is the standard deviation of marks of all the candidates who appeared in the paper.

After the declaration of results, GATE Scorecards can be downloaded by

  1. All SC/ST/PwD candidates whose marks are greater than or equal to the qualifying mark of SC/ST/PwD candidates in their respective papers, and
  2. All other candidates whose marks are greater than or equal to the qualifying mark of OBC (NCL) candidates in their respective papers.
  3. There is no provision for the issue of hard copies of the GATE Scorecards.

The GATE Committee has the authority to decide the qualifying mark/score for each GATE paper. In case any claim or dispute arises in respect of GATE , the Courts and Tribunals in Roorkee alone shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle any such dispute or claim.

Counselling :-

  • IITs also conducted their own counselling procedure. Below we have mentioned step by step information on Gate counselling procedure so that you can follow it and complete their GATE Counselling .
  • The IITs and IIITs will declare a notification regarding to counselling, who meet the institution qualification criteria can apply for the notification.
  • On the basis of the GATE score card and academics performance will be taken into consideration.
  • After that you will be called for the interviews or GD Test.
  • The seat will be allotted to you on the premises of your performance in GATE test.

Documents Required:-

  • GATE Score Card
  • Engineering Academic Record (Mark sheets)
  • Receipt of the Registration/Application Fee
  • PwD category certificate
  • SC/ST certificate
  • ID proof
  • Original mark sheet of 10th and 12th.

GATE Selection Process & Counselling
GATE Selection Process & Counselling
March 03, 2017 03:27 PM

Selection Procedure of GATE:

The marks that the candidate obtains will be converted into a normalized GATE score upon evaluation of the answers.

GATE Results:

  • The result of GATE 2017 will be announced on March 27, 2017 at 17:00 hours. The result will be available on the GATE Online Application Website.
  • The validity of GATE 2017 score is for three years from the date when the result is announced.
  • The result of GATE 2017 can also be made available on payment basis to Government organizations such as educational institutions, R&D laboratories, industries, etc. both in India and abroad. This can be done based on a MOU between the Indian Institute of Science and the organization planning to use the GATE score. The details for the same can be obtained from The Organizing Chairman, GATE 2017, Indian Institute of Science.

GATE 2016 Score Card:

  • Once the result is declared, the candidates who have qualified can download their GATE 2016 Score Card for the paper for which the examination has been taken.
  • The candidates should access the GOAPS portal for downloading their GATE 2016 score cards. The score can be downloaded between March 2017 and May 2017.
  • A fee of Rs. 500 (five hundred only) will be levied if the candidate requires the soft copy of the GATE Score Card after May 2017 till December 31, 2017. The same can be done by accessing the GOAPS portal.

Counselling:

Calculation of GATE 2017 Score

  • Calculation of Normalized Marks for CE, CS, EC, EE and ME papers
  1. For GATE 2016, the examination for CE, CS, EC, EE and ME papers is being held in multi-sessions. A suitable normalization is applied for these papers which takes into account any variation in the difficulty levels of the question papers across different sessions.
  2. The fundamental assumption that “in all multi-session GATE papers, the distribution of abilities of candidates is the same across all the sessions” is used for normalization. The same is justified as the number of candidates appearing in multi-session papers in GATE 2016 is large but the procedure of allocation of session to candidates is random. It also ensures that for the same multi-session paper, the number of candidates allotted in each session is of the same order of magnitude.
  3. The below mentioned formula is used for calculating the normalized marks, for CE, CS, EC, EE and ME papers.

Normalized Mark of jth candidate in ith session M^ ij is given by:

M^ij=?gt−Mgq/M?ti−Miq(Mij−Miq)+Mgq where,

Mij: the actual marks obtained by the jth candidate in ith session

M?gt: the average marks of the top 0.1% of the candidates considering all sessions

Mgq: the sum of mean and standard deviation marks of the candidates in the paper considering all sessions

M?ti: the average marks of the top 0.1% of the candidates in the ith session

Miq: the sum of the mean marks and standard deviation of the ith session

Normalized marks based on the above formula will be calculated corresponding to the raw marks obtained by a candidate for CE, CS, EC, EE and ME papers. Actual marks obtained will be used for calculating the GATE 2016 Score for all the other papers.

  • Calculation of GATE Score for all papers

GATE 2016 score will be calculated using the formula;

GATE Score=Sq+(St−Sq)(M−Mq)(M?t−Mq)

In the above formula;

M: marks obtained by the candidate (actual marks for single session papers and normalized marks for multi-session papers)

Mq: the qualifying marks for general category candidate in the paper

M?t: the mean of marks of top 0.1% or top 10 (whichever is larger) of the candidates who appeared in the paper (in case of multi-session papers including all sessions)

Sq= 350, is the score assigned to Mq

St= 900, is the score assigned to M?t

In the formula, Mq is usually 25 marks (out of 100) or μ+σ, whichever is larger for calculating GATE 2016 score. Here μ is the mean and σ is the standard deviation of marks of all the candidates who appeared in the paper.

The GATE Score Cards will be downloadable after the declaration of the results to:

  • All SC/ST/PwD candidates who secured marks greater than or equal to the qualifying mark of SC/ST/PwD candidates in their respective papers, and
  • All other candidates securing marks greater than or equal to the qualifying mark of OBC (NCL) candidates in their respective papers.

Please note that there is no provision for the issue of additional GATE Score Cards.

The authority to decide the qualifying mark/score for each GATE paper lies solely with the GATE 2016 Committee. The jurisdiction for any claim or dispute which may arise with respect to GATE 2016 will be settled in the Courts and Tribunals in Allahabad only.

GATE Counselling FAQ

1) What are the different sites for IITs and IISc?

  • IISc Bangalore
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Roorkee.

2) Can you tell us something about self financing & sponsorship in GATE?

  • Some institutions specify GATE qualification as mandatory even for admission of self-financing students to postgraduate programmes.
  • GATE qualified candidates are also eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR Laboratories and CSIR sponsored projects. Top rank holders in some GATE papers are entitled to apply for “Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship” awarded by CSIR. Some government organizations prescribe GATE qualification as a requirement for applying to the post of a Scientist/ Engineer.

3) Can you provide with the last 10 year’s list of IIT’s and IISc conducting GATE?

Please find below the list.

  • GATE 2011 IIT Chennai
  • GATE 2010 IIT Guwahati
  • GATE 2009 IIT Roorkee
  • GATE 2008 IISc
  • GATE 2007 IIT Kanpur
  • GATE 2006 IIT Kharagpur
  • GATE 2005 IIT Bombay
  • GATE 2004 IIT Delhi
  • GATE 2003 IIT Madras
  • GATE 2002 IISc Banglore.

4) What is the ranking of the various engineering colleges for ME/M Tech?

Unlike other disciplines, where there are various institutions and publications who come up with their rankings, the same for ME/ M Tech is not available. Ranking also becomes difficult because these institutions are highly technical and research oriented. But there is a ranking by SCOPUS database based on the number of research publications by these institutions and number of citations received by the same. The rankings are:
Rank Institution

  • IISc, Bangalore
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Madras
  • Jadavpur University
  • Anna University I
  • IT rourkee
  • Cochin University of science and technology  
  • IIT Guwahati
  • College of Engineering, Anna University  
  • Bengal Engineering and Science University, Howrah  
  • IT BHU, Varanasi  
  • BITS, pilani(SCOPUS database is the largest abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources. SCOPUS covers nearly 18,000 titles from more than 5,000 publishers.