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GATE 2014


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Information Bulletin for GATE Most common question in the mind of all engineering students is WHAT AFTER BTECH? The answer to this dilemma is GATE!! But, several questions arise in the mind of a student, like how to prepare for GATE, what are the benefits of GATE with regards to his/ her career? The reason behind these questions is lack of information regarding GATE and its benefits. This bulletin is aimed towards providing all the necessary information to students who are preparing for GATE and PSUs. What is GATE? GATE stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. It is an all India examination administered and conducted in 8 zones across India by GATE committee from IITs and IISCs on behalf of the National Coordinating BoardGATE, Department of Education, MHRD, Govt of India. It is entrance exam for admission in post graduate courses in engineering. Eligibility for GATE BTech/ BArch. Degree holders and students in final year of their programme (4 years after 10+2) BTech/ BArch. Degree holders and students in final year of their programme ( post BSc./ post Diploma) MSc in Science/ Maths/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or those who are in their final year Candidates with AMIE/ AMICE qualifications Paper codes A candidate can ONLY apply for one out of the 21 papers for GATE. It is expected, that the candidate will appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree. But, the candidate is free to choose any paper as his/her future plans, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutes he/she wishes to seek admission. Exam Pattern for GATE GATE exam consists of ONLY objective question paper, of 3 hours duration. The exam pattern is as follows. Questions Marks No. of Total Marks Negative questions marks 1 to 25 1 mark 25 25 marks 1/3 mark 26 to 55 2 mark 30 60 marks 2/3 mark 56 to 60 (GA) 1 marks 5 5 marks 1/3 mark 61 to 65 (GA) 2 marks 5 10 marks 2/3 mark Total Questions:- 65 Total marks:- 100 Note:-

All GATE exam papers have General Aptitude (GA) portion carrying 15% of the total marks allotted. In ONLINE exams the question paper will be of multiple choice type and numerical answer type. For numerical answer type questions, candidate has to write a number as an answer. NO NEGATIVE MARKING for Numerical type questions as there are NO choices given for them.

GATE notification dates Commencement of Online Mid September application Last date for Online application Mid October Last date for receipt of Printed version End of October of ONLINE application Availability of GATE admit card 1st week of January Online Exam End of January Offline Exam 2nd Sunday of February Announcement of results Mid March Online Exam:- For paper codes AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CY, GG, MA, MN, MT, PH, TF, XE and XL Offline Exam:- For paper codes CS, EE, EC, ME, IN and PI Cut off marks for each paper code will depend on the number of students appearing in that paper. Question paper design The types of questions in GATE exam are based on the following logic: Recall:- Based on facts, principles, formulae or laws of the subject and discipline. Mostly the question reply on memory and one line computation. Comprehension:- These questions test the understanding of the basics and fundamentals of a candidates field/ subject, by requiring the candidate to draw simple conclusions from fundamental ideas. Application:- These questions require application of knowledge through logical reasoning. Analysis and Synthesis:- These are mostly linked questions or common data questions. What after GATE? Admission to PG courses; ME, MTech. will start after the GATE results. Different colleges/ institutions follow different admission procedures like PI, GD or sometimes a separate entrance exam. Candidates are advised to visit the website of concerned college.

GATE for PSUs GATE exam has become more important to candidates who want to secure a career in PSUs. The focus for a candidate wishing to join a PSU via GATE is to score high in the exam. After scoring sufficiently high in GATE, a candidate will have to appear in Interview, GD, Case Study, Pyschometric test or Group task. The final selection will depend upon GATE marks and performance in these tests. In the year 2013, fourteen (14) PSUs have notified their recruitments for Engineers through GATE-2013. They are listed as follows:1. BHEL 2. NTPC 3. PGCIL 4. IOCL 5. DVC 6. HPCL 7. BPCL 8. NHPC 9. BEL 10. MECL 11. MECON 12. NALCO 13. GAIL 14. CONCOR 15. DDA* 16. BARC* * Non PSUs. This number is significantly higher than 2012, where there were only six (6) PSUs. Important:- Candidates should write GATE exam in the same discipline as of their qualifying degree to be considered for PSU recruitment.

Our Training Pedagogy All subjects and topics are clubbed as separate modules, with allocated fixed hours of instruction and practice. Student will be tested, and benchmarking will be done on a regular basis. Faculty at EduGaps is highly motivated and qualified for all subjects. It is a unique mixture of individuals from Engineering Industry as practicing Engineers and GATE qualified instructors to cater to a students concerns regarding the GATE examination. We believe in quality rather than quantity, so, for an efficient and effective lecture delivery, teacher student in a class at any given time will be 1:15. Registrations are OPEN!! Registrations for May and June 2013 batches are open. Get your seat booked ASAP, and avail benefits of initial batches. Classes to be held on Weekdays and weekends at EduGaps Chandigarh and Patiala Centres. Course includes, over 400 hours of classroom instruction plus books and notes. For new students: Contact us at +91-98148-22278 For Old Students: email us at