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Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
Online | National Level Exam
Application Fee - General / OBC - Rs.1500 | SC / ST - Rs.750
Test Date

Q - What is GATE?

A -

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an All-India Examination conducted by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, on behalf of the National Coordinating Board – GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.

How to Prepare

Make a proper Time Table:

It is very important that you make a time-table and stick to it so, you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required to prepare for it.

Get concept clarity rather than rote learning:

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things. While you might require that for memorizing formulas, it is important that you make sure to clear your basic concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes:

It is very important to make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each topic and chapter covered, which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but, will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Revise Class XI and XII concepts:

Make sure that you revise your concepts from the syllabus of classes X and XII before starting anything new, as most of the engineering exams will be for admission to undergraduate courses and so, the syllabi from class XI and XII becomes the testing ground to check students.

Seek guidance:

It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus. At least, not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later, you will run into a concept or so, which will give you trouble and then, it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed of and, a regular coaching class might enable you to avoid erratic roadblocks in your preparation.

Go through aample papers:

Even though, there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.

Solve mock tests:

The paper pattern, duration of the paper, and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time, is not something that you will be able to pick up directly on the day of the examination. A Mock Test is meant to examine your abilities as it provides a similar feel of real exams and it also helps in building your speed and overall confidence to face the exam. Furthermore, mocks can improve your performance to get an extra edge in actual exams. Try to build up an Engineering Entrance Exam Test Prep MCQ Question Bank

Practice time management:

Time management can be learned thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it well.

Prepare for negative marking:

You are advised to stay clear of questions that you are absolutely not sure about. But, if you are confused between an option or two from the answers then you can take a chance, in a few questions depending on how strong you think your assumption is.

GATE Previous Year Practice Papers


GATE 2017 Question Paper Format

questions 65
of Questions
duration 3.0 Hr
online Online
Exam Type
marks 100
Total Marks

GATE 2017 News and Updates

No Change in Dates for GATE 2017 Exams Despite Assembly Elections
January 09, 2017 04:35 PM

After CBSE announced that Board Exam dates for Class 10 & Class 12 will not be changed on account of Assembly Elections, officials conducting the GATE 2017 have also confirmed that the exam dates for GATE 2017 will not be changed due to the upcoming Assembly Elections scheduled to be held from ...Read more

AICTE Proposes 'Exit Exam' for Engineering Graduates to Assess Employability of Student
January 08, 2017 12:26 PM

AICTE is working on a proposal that will make it mandatory for graduating engineers to appear for an exit exam that will assess their employability skills. This will be implemented in both government and private engineering schools in India and the government will share the scores of the exam with ...Read more

GATE 2017 Mock Tests for all 23 Papers Released by IIT Roorkee
November 29, 2016 02:55 PM

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee has released the mock tests for all the 23 papers for candidates who are planning to appear for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2017. The candidates can take the mock tests on the official website of GATE 2017. All they need to do is to enter ...Read more

IIT Roorkee Refunds Excess Payments Received from GATE 2017 Applicants
November 24, 2016 04:14 PM

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee has announced that all the extra payments received from Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2017 applications have been refunded to their respective card/bank accounts from where the payments were made. IIT Roorkee is the exam conducting authority ...Read more

GATE 2017 to Allow Changes in Category After Form Submission: Find Out How!
November 16, 2016 12:09 PM

The organising institute for GATE 2017, IIT Roorkee, has notified that the option for change in gender, category, examination city in the submitted application form will now be available between November 15 and November 22, 2016. The changes in GATE 2017 will be applicable for PG programs in ...Read more

GATE Contact Details

Address Chairman, GATE Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247 667
Phone no 01332-284531
Type National
Mode Online