The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) jointly administer the conduct of GATE. The operations related to GATE in each of the 8 zones are managed by a zonal GATE Office at the IITs or IISc. The Organizing Institute (OI) is responsible for the end-to-end process and coordination amongst the administering Institutes. The Organizing Institute for GATE 2014 is IIT Kharagpur.
A valid GATE score is essential for obtaining financial assistance during Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture, and Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science in Institutes supported by the MHRD or other Government agencies. As per the directives of the MHRD, the following procedure is to be adopted for admission to the post-graduate programs (Master’s and Doctoral) with MHRD scholarship/assistantship. Depending upon the norms adopted by a specific institute or department of the Institute, a candidate may be admitted directly into a course based on his/her performance in GATE only or based on his/her performance in GATE and an admission test / interview conducted by the department to which he/she has applied and/or the candidate’s academic record. If the candidate is to be selected through test/interview for post-graduate programs, the minimum of 70% weightage will be given to the performance in GATE and the remaining 30% weightage will be given to the candidate’s performance in test/interview and/or academic record, as per MHRD guidelines. The admitting institutes could however prescribe a minimum passing percentage of marks in the test/interview. Some colleges/institutes specify GATE qualification as the mandatory requirement even for admission without MHRD scholarship/assistantship.
Several public sector undertakings (PSUs) have, in the past, used GATE scores for screening for providing a salaried employment. A select few such organizations are: Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, National Thermal Power Corporation, Power Grid India, etc. It is expected that such PSUs would use GATE Scores this year as well.
Note: GATE administration is not responsible for employment opportunities. Candidates qualified must check newspapers and other reliable sources for any such information.
The following PSUs recruiting through GATE SCORE
1. MECON (Metallurgical and Engineering Consultants (India)) Limited Recruitment Management Trainee (Technical) Through GATE 2013 (www.meconlimited.co.in)
2. Container Corporation of India Ltd. (CONCOR) Recruitment Management Trainee (Technical) Through GATE 2013 (www.concorindia.co.in)
3. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) Recruitment Management Trainee Through GATE 2013 (www.bpclcareers.in)
4. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) Graduate Engineers Recruitment Through GATE 2013(Jobs.hpcl.co.in)
5. Power Grid, the central transmission utility (PGCIL) Recruitment Executive Trainee (Electrical) Through GATE 2013 www.
6. NTPC Limited (National Thermal Power Corporation) Executive Trainee Recruitment Through GATE 2013 (www.ntpccareers.net)
7. DDA (Delhi Development Authority) Assistant Executive Engineer Recruitment Through GATE 2013(www.dda.org.in)
8. Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) Recruitment Probationary Engineer Through GATE 2013(www.bel-india.com)
9. Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) Recruitment Executive Trainee Through GATE 2013 (www.gailonline.com)
10. Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (MECL) Recruitment Engineering Trainees/Officer Trainees Through GATE 2013 (www.mecl.gov.in)
11. Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) Recruitment Officers/ Graduate Apprentice Engineers (GAEs) Through GATE 2013 (www.iocl.com)
12. Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd (HECL) Executive Trainee Recruitment Through GATE 2013 (www.hecltd.com)
13. National Aluminium Company Limited(NALCO) Graduate Engineer Recruitment Through GATE 2013 (www.nalcoindia.com)
The overall co-ordination and responsibility of conducting GATE 2014 lies with Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, which is designated as the Organizing Institute (OI) for GATE 2014.
Before starting the application process, the candidate must:
1. Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria (given below) of GATE 2014.
2. Determine the GATE paper you wish to appear for. A candidate is allowed to appear in ONLY ONE paper.
3. Choose the City of choice to appear for the examination: There are three choices, in the order of preference. The candidate can choose a particular city as the first choice for appearing GATE 2014 examination. The corresponding zone to which this first choice city belongs will be known. The candidate can then choose his/ her second choice only from the cities available in that zone. However, as an additional option, a third choice is also introduced in GATE 2014. The list of third choice cities will be as specified by each zone. Note that this third choice city may either be from the zone to which the first and second choice cities belong or from some other zone. The third choice will be considered only when the candidate could not be accommodated either in first or second choice cities. The tentative zone wise list of cities for GATE 2014 is given in Examination Cities. However, the GATE Committee reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing city and allot a city that may not be any of the choices of a candidate.
The categories of candidates eligible to appear for GATE 2014 are given in Table below.
Necessary supporting documents must be sent along with the printed version of the online application by speed/ registered post to the respective Zonal Offices. Please study the following table carefully and make sure that your year of qualification is not later than what is specified.
The GATE examination consists of a single paper of 3 hours duration which contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The question paper will consist of only objective questions. The candidates will have to mark the correct choice on an Optical Response Sheet (ORS) by darkening the appropriate bubble against each question. There will be negative marking for each wrong answer, except for some questions, as explained in the next sections. Each GATE paper shall have a General Aptitude (GA) component carrying 15 marks.
GATE would contain questions of four different types in various papers:
(i) Multiple choice questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each;
(ii) Common data questions, where two successive questions use the same set of input data;
(iii)Linked answer questions, where the answer to the first question in the pair is required to answer its successor; and
(iv)Numerical answer questions, where the answer is a number, to be entered by the candidate.
For 1 mark multiple choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2 marks multiple choice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. However, for the linked answer question pair, where each question carries 2 marks, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer to the first question only. There is no negative marking for wrong answer to the second question of the linked answer question pair. If the first question in the linked pair is wrongly answered or is unattempted, then the answer to the second question in the pair will not be evaluated. There is no negative marking for numerical answer type questions.
General Aptitude (GA) Section:
In all papers, GA questions are of multiple choice type, and carry a total of 15 marks. The GA section includes 5 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 10 marks).
Types of Multiple Choice Objective Questions:
Each of the multiple choice objective questions in all papers and sections will contain four answers, of which the correct answer is to be marked. The types of questions in a paper may be based on the following logic
(i) Recall: These are based on facts, principles, formulae or laws of the discipline of the paper. The candidate is expected to be able to obtain the answer either from his/her memory of the subject or at most from a one-line computation.
Calculation of GATE 2014 Score:
Calculation of Normalized Marks for CE, CS, EC, EE and ME papers
In 2014, examination for CE, CS, EC, EE and ME papers is being held in multi-sessions. Hence, for these papers, a suitable normalization is applied to take into account any variation in the difficulty levels of the question papers across different sessions. The normalization is done based on the fundamental assumption that “in all multi-session GATE papers, the distribution of abilities of candidates is the same across all the sessions”. This assumption is justified since the number of candidates appearing in multi-session papers in GATE 2014 is large and the procedure of allocation of session to candidates is random. Further it is also ensured that for the same multi-session paper, the number of candidates allotted in each session is of the same order of magnitude.
Based on the above, and considering various normalization methods, the committee arrived at the following formula for calculating the normalized marks, for CE, CS, EC, EE and ME papers.]
Normalized Mark of jth candidate in ith session is given by:
Mij is the actual marks obtained by the jth candidate in ith session.
Mgt is the average marks of the top 0.1% of the candidates considering all sessions.
Mqq is the qualifying marks for general category candidate in the paper considering all sessions.
Mti is the average marks of the top 0.1 of the candidates in the ith session.
Miq is the sum of the mean marks and standard deviation of the ith session.
After the evaluation of the answer, normalized marks based on the above formula will be calculated corresponding to the raw marks obtained by a candidate for CE, CS, EC, EE and ME papers and the GATE 2014 Score will be calculated based on the normalized marks. From all other papers, actual marks obtained will be used for calculating the GATE 2014 Score.
GATE 2014 score will be calculated using the formula:
GATE Score =
In the above formula;
M = Marks obtains by the candidate (actual marks for single session papers and normalized marks for multi-session papers).
Mq = Is the qualifying marks for general category candidate in the paper.
Mt = Is the mean of marks of top 0.1% or top 10 (whichever is larger) of the candidates who appears in the paper (in case of multi-session papers including all sessions).
Mq = 350, is the score assigned to Mq
Mt= 900, is the score assigned to Mt
In the GATE 2014 score formula is usually 25marks (out of 100) , whichever is larger. Here is the mean and is the standard deviation of marks of all the candidates who appeared in the paper.
After the declaration of the results, GATE Score Cards will be issued (mailed to the Correspondence address given in the application) to (a) All SC/ST/PwD candidates whose marks are greater than or equal to the qualifying mark of SC/ST/PwD candidates in their respective papers. and (b) All other candidates whose marks are greater than or equal to the qualifying mark of OBC candidates in their respective papers. There is no provision for the issue of additional GATE Score Cards.
The GATE 2014 Committee has the authority to decide the qualifying mark/score for each GATE paper. In case any claim or dispute arises in respect of GATE 2014, it is hereby made absolutely clear that the Courts and Tribunals in Kolkata and Kolkata alone shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle any such dispute or claim.
Candidates with backlogs
Candidates who have appeared in the final semester/year exam in 2013, but with a backlog (arrears/failed subjects) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree should
1. Submit a copy of any one of the marks sheets of the final year.
2. Have to obtain a signature from their Principal/HOD along with the seal on the “Certificate from the Principal” format that will be printed on the application PDF file which will be generated after completion of the online application submission.