GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
An all-India examination, GATE tests candidates for their complete understanding of various subjects in Engineering and Technology. It is held on behalf of the National Coordination Board GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), and Government of India by the Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore, and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT). These eight institutes have the sole authority to conduct the GATE exam.
The main motive of GATE is to test the quality of students and to evaluate if they are eligible for higher studies in premium institutes of India. Successful candidates can use the GATE score to get jobs in public sector units and also to apply for government-aided fellowship programmers.
WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO TAKE GATE?
Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture (4 years after 10+2/ Post-B.Sc./ Post-Diploma) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
All those engineering students who are aspiring to pursue a Masters degree in institutes like IIT, NIT IISC, or those opting to apply for a Ph.D in India or abroad.
All those with a science and technology background aspiring for a career in government undertakings.
WHAT IS THE BEST BIT ABOUT GATE?
GATE is a great leveler. It comes with no baggage – meaning, to take GATE, it does not matter what your previous academic performance or your previous institute was. You can take this exam and if your score is brilliant, you can fulfill your dream of studying in IIT, IISC or doing PhD in India or abroad or for that matter landing up with a brilliant career.
Few tips that will enable you to prepare for GATE:
Now that, mentally, you have decided you are going to clear the exam, try to understand GATE completely – what the exam is all about, the syllabus, the eligibility criteria, the exam pattern, what new elements have been introduced this year. Just try to find out everything about GATE.
Focus on the syllabus. Understand the subjects and the courses involved. Then, look around for study material and books that will cover the syllabus completely. It is of most importance that you choose the right study resources.
Once you are clear about the syllabus, chalk down a timetable to complete the syllabus well in time. It is usually recommended that you finish preparation of the course 45 days before the exam. These 45 days will then be used for revision and solving question papers. The routine has to cover the completion of all the subjects and topics, because you simply cannot afford to miss out on even one topic. Make a routine keeping these points in mind.
Follow the Time Table
This is of most importance. Many would make the timetable, but following it would be a difficult task. The moment you feel like neglecting the routine, remember the image that you had in mind of clearing the GATE exam and go back to it.
There are 21 papers in which GATE exam is being conducted. Here we have got all the syllabus of GATE: – GATE Exam Syllabus/ GATE Syllabus as follows for 2014-2015
1. GATE 2015 Syllabus for Computer Science Engineering and Information Technology Engineering: [code-CS]
2. GATE 2015 Syllabus for Electronics and Communication Engineering: [code-EC]
3. GATE 2015 Syllabus for Electrical Engineering: [code-EE].
4. GATE Syllabus 2015 of Mechanical Engineering: [code-ME]
5. GATE Syllabus 2015 of Aerospace Engineering: [code-AE]
6. GATE Syllabus 2015 for Civil Engineering: [code-CE] GATE
8. GATE 2015 syllabus for Architecture and Planning: [code-AR]
9. GATE Syllabus for Biotechnology: [code-BT]
10. GATE Syllabus for Chemical Engineering: [code-CH]
11. GATE Syllabus for Chemistry: [code-CY]
12. GATE syllabus for Geology and Geophysics: [code-GG]
13. GATE syllabus for Instrumentation Engineering: [code-IN]. 14. GATE Syllabus for Mathematics: [code-MA]
15. GATE Syllabus for Mining Engineering: [code-MN].
16. GATE Syllabus for Metallurgical Engineering: [code-MT] 17. GATE syllabus for Physics: [code-PH
18. GATE Exam syllabus for Production and Industrial engineering: [code-PI].
19. GATE syllabus for Textile Engineering and Fibre Science: [code-TF]
20. GATE Syllabus for Engineering Science: [code-XE]
NOTE: Here for every paper there is a code for example [code-BT] refers to Biotechnology. Similarly for different papers, their respective code has been mentioned.