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About GATE-Botany(XL- R Life Sciences)

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) -Botany(XL- R Life Sciences)  is an all India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various subjects at an undergraduate level in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science. The GATE-Botany(XL- R Life Sciences) score of a candidate reflects a relative performance level in a particular subject in the examination across several years. The score is used for admissions to post-graduate programs (e.g., 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 in India.


  • Admissions in IITs/IISc or other Institutes for M.Tech./Ph.D. through GATE scores shall be advertised separately by the Institutes and GATE  does not take the responsibility of admissions.
  • Cabinet Secretariat has decided to recruit officers for the post of Senior Field Officer (Tele) (From GATE papers of EC, CS, PH), Senior Research Officer (Crypto) (From GATE papers of EC, CS, MA), Senior Research Officer (S&T) (From GATE papers EC, CS, CY, PH, AE, BT) in the Telecommunication Cadre, Cryptographic Cadre and Science & Technology Unit respectively of Cabinet Secretariat. The details of the scheme of recruitment shall be published in National Newspaper/ Employment News by the concerned authority.
  • Some Government of India Organizations has expressed their interest in utilizing GATE  scores for their recruitment purpose. The Organizations who intend to utilize GATE  scores shall make a separate advertisement for this purpose in Newspapers and shall also contact the Organizing Institute of GATE IIT Roorkee for this purpose.

About Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee is the Organizing Institute for GATE. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) conducted by IISc and IITs has emerged as one of the benchmark tests for engineering and science aptitude in facilitating admissions for higher education (M.Tech./Ph.D.) in IITs, IISc and various other Institutes/ Universities/ Laboratories in India. With the standard and high quality of the GATE examination in 23 disciplines of engineering and science subjects, it identifies the candidate’s understanding of a subject and aptitude and eligibility for higher studies. From the last few years, GATE score is also being used as one of the criteria for recruitment in Government Organizations such as Cabinet Secretariat, and National/State Public Sector Undertakings in India. Because of the importance of the GATE examination, the number of candidates appearing in GATE exams has increased tremendously, and this year more than 9.23 Lac candidates have applied for the examination (GATE ). GATE exams are computer based test having multiple choice questions and numerical answer type questions. The questions are mostly fundamental, concept based and thought provoking. This year, GATE shall also hold examinations for candidates in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and the United Arab Emirates. An Institute with various nationalities in its campus widens the horizons of an academic environment. Many GATE qualified candidates are paid scholarships/assistant-ship, especially funded by Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India and by other Ministries. GATE examination provides a GATE score to all qualified candidates, which is valid for three years but, does not take any responsibility of admission of any candidate to any Institute. GATE is one of the opportunities to make career advancement, and certainly not the only one. Hence, all candidates are advised to study sincerely and perform honestly in this examination.

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