Admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD and some other Government scholarships/assistantships in engineering colleges/institutes is open to those who qualify in GATE examination. GATE qualified candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture or Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications are eligible for admission to Master’s degree programmes in Engineering/Technology/Architecture as well as for Doctoral programmes in relevant branches of Science with MHRD or other government scholarships/assistantships. To avail the scholarship, the candidate must secure admission to such a postgraduate programme, as per the prevailing procedure of the admitting institution. However, candidates with Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture may seek admission to relevant Doctoral programmes with scholarship/assistantship without appearing in the GATE examination.
Recently, GATE scores are also being used by several Indian public sector undertakings (i.e., government-owned companies) for recruiting graduate engineers in entry-level positions. GATE qualification is also a minimum requirement to apply for various fellowships awarded by many Government organizations. It is one of the most competitive examinations in India.
A candidate can apply for only ONE of the 22 papers listed in the table given below:
However candidates are free to choose any paper according to their admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which they wish to seek admission.
|1||Aerospace Engineering||AE||12||Geology and Geophysics||GG|
|2||Agricultural Engineering||AG||13||Instrumentation Engineering||IN|
|3||Architecture and Planning||AR||14||Mathematics||MA|
|5||Civil Engineering||CE||16||Mining Engineering||MN|
|6||Chemical Engineering||CH||17||Metallurgical Engineering||MT|
|7||Computer Science and Information Technology||CS||18||Physics||PH|
|8||Chemistry||CY||19||Production and Industrial Engineering||PI|
|9||Electronics and Communication Engineering||EC||20||Textile Engineering and Fibre Science||TF|
|10||Electrical Engineering||EE||21||Engineering Sciences||XE*|
|11||Ecology and Evolution||EY||22||Life Sciences||XL**|
|XE Paper Sections||Code||XL Paper Sections||Code|
|Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)||A||Chemistry (Compulsory)||H|
|Polymer Science and Engineering||F||Food Technology||M|