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About GATE-MA:Mathematics

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) -MA Mathematics 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- MA Mathematics score of a candidate reflect 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. During 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 (GATE ) more than 9.23 Lac candidates have applied for the examination. GATE exams are conducted by the IITs and IISc as a 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. India is a great destination for foreigners for higher studies with world-class Institutes such as IITs, IISc, IISERs, Central Universities etc., with the high-quality education, international recognition of degrees, English medium of instructions, affordable fees and living conditions, availability of high-end lab facilities etc. An Institute with various nationalities in its campus widens the horizons of an academic environment. We also believe that a foreign student brings with him/her a great diversity, culture, and wisdom to share. Many GATE qualified candidates are paid scholarships/assistantship, especially funded by Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India and by other Ministries. GATE examination provides with 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, without getting unduly stressed out. This brochure provides the GATE aspirant with relevant information about the GATE exams and corroborated with some performance/statistical data of GATE to make the candidate better understand the GATE system.

Address Chairman, GATE Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247 667
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