Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) collaborate to conduct Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). It is an all India based entrance test conducted for admissions to M.Tech, M.E courses at IITs, NITs, other GFTIs and many private universities and institutes across the country offering postgraduate courses in engineering.
GATE exam is scheduled to be held on February 4, 5, 11 and 12 in 2017. This year IIT Roorkee is the institute allotted to organize the test. Candidates who qualify in the GATE exam are eligible for postgraduate Courses (Master's and Doctoral) with MHRD and other Government Scholarships / Assistant-ships in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science. Certain guidelines are followed for the scores of the GATE test such as the scorecard of the exam will only be valid till a time period of three years, which begins from the date of declaration of results itself. Public Service Undertaking (PSU's) also uses GATE scores for hiring candidates.
In accordance with the guidelines displayed on the website, students belonging to the below mentioned categories are eligible to register for GATE test:
1.Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering/Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
2.Bachelor's degree holders of Architecture (Five years course) and those who are in the final year of such programs, Bachelor's degree holders of Four-year program in Science (B.S.) and those who are in the final year of such programs Master's degree holders in any branch of Science / Mathematics / Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programs.
3.Holders of Four-year Integrated Master's degree (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology and those in the second or higher year of such programs.
4.Holders of Five-year Integrated Master's degree or Dual Degree in Engineering / Technology and those in the fourth or higher year of such programs.
5.Holders of Five-year integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.Sc./M.Sc. degree and those in the final year of such programs. Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed section A of AMIE or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.
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