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Gate Cut Offs

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this document contains GATE cut-off marks for various iits n iisc from 2006 to 2009
this document contains GATE cut-off marks for various iits n iisc from 2006 to 2009

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GATE 2009
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
(GATE) is an all-India examination administered and conducted in eight zonesacross the country by the GATE Committee comprising faculty from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and seven IndianInstitutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordinating Board - GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of HumanResources Development (MHRD), Government of India.Admission to post graduate programmes at engineering and other professional colleges in the country such as IISc Bangalore,IITs, NITs and other colleges are open to those who qualify through GATE. GATE qualified candidates in Engineering disciplinesare also eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR Laboratories. Some government organizations prescribeGATE qualification as a requirement for applying to the post of a Scientist/Engineer.GATE is held on the second Sunday of every February in 21 disciplines, of which Electronics and Communication engineering(EC) and Computer Science (CS) form the largest chunk.
GATE 2009 Pattern and Changes
The GATE pattern has undergone significant changes over the last few years and the GATE’09 announcement threw up anothersurprise. Instead of the usual 85 questions totaling 150 marks, GATE’09 had only 60 questions totaling 100 marks (visitwww.gateforum.com to see the complete pattern details). Another significant change has been in the penalty for a wronganswer - up from 1/4
in GATE’08 to 1/3
in GATE’09. Also, the validity of the GATE score has been reduced from two years toone year. This means that an aspirant has to take up GATE again if he/she wishes to apply the next year.Though there was a drop in the difficulty level of the questions asked across all streams, the questions had gotten trickier. Acomplete understanding of the concepts was required of the candidate in order to succeed. And since the penalty for a wronganswer was higher, it made the question paper riskier than the earlier ones. We believe that this paper was designed so as soclearly segregate the good students from the others (For a complete analysis of the GATE’09 paper, visit www.gateforum.com).
Increase in Competition
Although the number of aspirants had been steadily increasing since 2001, GATE’09 saw a significant jump with more than 2lakh students appearing. ECE and Computer Science had more than forty thousand aspirants while the electrical and
mechanical papers saw more than twenty thousand test takers. This increase in the number can be attributed to the currenteconomic recession which has made jobs scarce and has increased the attractiveness of an M.Tech degree.
The GATE’09 Results Analysis
This is the first time that the marks scored by a candidate have also been displayed. All the ambiguity surrounding the examhas vanished and we can analyze the results objectively.The table below shows the marks required for a corresponding range of ranks.AIR Range
 Stream 1-50
51-200 201-500 501-1000 1001-2000 QualifyingECE >70 60 70 52 60 44 52 38 44 ~ 22CS >60 52 60 46 52 41 - 46 35 41 ~ 20EE >48 39 48 32 39 26 32 20 26 ~ 16ME >66 55 66 47 55 39 47 32 39 ~ 19IN >26 22 26 18 22 15 18 ~ 15The above table clearly shows that the IN paper, along with the EE paper, was the toughest and the ECE paper was the easiest.The extreme toughness of the IN paper makes a strong case for an instrumentation engineer to appear in the ECE discipline asthe chances of qualifying the exam are better. Also, we can see that the qualifying marks are nearly the same in all the papers.This years results have also shown that despite the papers being slightly easier, the deceptiveness incorporated in the paperscoupled with the increase in penalty and the increase in number of test takers have intensified competition in the AIR >200range.
After GATE what?
Once the initial hurdle (GATE) is cleared, an aspirant is faced with another – that of the admission process of various colleges.Each department of each college has a different selection procedure which often creates confusion and indecisiveness in themind of the aspirant. For example, the ME program at the IISc has direct admission whereas the M.Tech program has a written
test followed by an interview and the MS program has only an interview. Hence a candidate has to prepare for all processesthoroughly. Also, one has to apply to each department separately since there is no common counseling procedure. Hence eachcandidate has to judiciously select departments where he has the best chance of getting admission, given his GATE rank. Arank of below 100 would pose no problems as it would guarantee a seat in either the IISc or IIT Mumbai, but if you havesecured a rank above 100, the options get confusing, especially while choosing the combination of institute and specializationand also in cases of inter disciplinary admissions. This is where a student will do well to take expert guidance. (Please visitwww.gateforum.comfor a comprehensive post GATE admission guide)We wish you luck in your pursuit of an M.Tech.

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