GATE or the Graduate Test on Aptitude in Engineering is an examination held all over India to test the complete knowledge and understanding of students in different undergraduate subjects in technology, architecture and engineering. The GATE 2013 application forms are already out and the last date of the online submission is 30th of September, 2012. The 2013 GATE is being organized by IIT Bombay.
Who organizes gate?
- GATE is organized by the IISc or the Indian institute of science, Bangalore along with the 7 Indian institute of technology (IIT)- IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Kanpur.
- These reputed institutes organize GATE on the behalf of the Higher Education Department, the Ministry Of Development of Human Resource or the MHRD, Indian Government and the National Board of Coordination for GATE
How does the GATE score help the candidates?
Depending upon how high one’s GATE score is, he or she can become a part of various post graduate programs like M.Tech, M.E. or even direct PhD courses in reputed institutions for higher education in India. Financial assistance is given to the top scorers by government agencies like the MHRD and others. Some Public Sector Unites and companies also take top scoring students for their own employment screening functions.
How to apply?
- The application fee for GATE 2013 is Rs. 1200 for all male candidates belonging to the general or OBC-NC category. All male SC, ST and PD categories have to pay Rs. 600 for the application fee. For all female candidates, no application fees are required.
- The online GATE 2013 application forms were released on 1st of September, 2012 and the last date of submission is 30th of September, 2012. When one gets the receipt of the online GATE 2013 application form, a printout is required for submission to the GATE offices by 8th of October, 2012.
When is the exam?
The online GATE exam will be held on 20th of January, 2013 and the offline exam will be held on 10th of January, 2013. The results will be out on 15th of March, 2013.