GATE 2019 to be held till February 10

GATE 2019 –  The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has begun the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2019 from February 2, 2019, for graduates who are aiming at gaining admission for higher studies in premier science and technology institutes or to get into a PSU job, said an NDTV report.

The examination will be held till February 10 in two sessions, forenoon and afternoon for different streams, noted the report. The Mechanical Engineering (ME) examination was conducted on February 2 in the morning slot. “In the morning slot, the overall level of the examination was ‘Easy to Moderate’. In line with previous year’s trend there were a good no. of questions in NAT (Numerical Answer Type) section,” Dr Susheel Joshi, SVP (Academic) at Gradeup, was quoted as saying by the report.

In the morning session, Chemistry, Mining Engineering and Mechanical Engineering (session 1) were held while in the afternoon, Textile Engineering and Fibre Science, Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences and the second session of Mechanical Engineering papers were held. Both forenoon and afternoon sessions were held for the duration of three hours: 09:30 – 12.30 hours (forenoon session) and 14:30 – 17:30 hours (afternoon session).

“The General aptitude section was easy while the technical section was of moderate difficulty with a few tricky questions. On the technical side, the Maths section had about 8 questions (4 questions were 1 mark and 4 questions were of 2 marks) and about 47 questions were from the ME branch. The NAT section comprised of about 26 questions (10 questions were 1 mark and 16 questions were 2 marks) which were a bit lengthy and tested the aspirant’s concepts. Manufacturing and Thermodynamics were the subjects with high weightage with application based questions, while Fluid Mechanics was relatively easier with less weightage than expected. The cut off is expected in the range of 31- 33*. (*May change post session 2), based on the morning session, the official added.

GATE 2019: schedule

February 2, 2019, Saturday

  • S1 09:30 – 12.30 (Forenoon Session): CY, ME-1, MN
  • S2 14:30 – 17:30 (Afternoon Session): ME-2, XE, XL, TF

February 3, 2019, Sunday

  • S3 09:30 – 12.30 (Forenoon Session): CS, CH
  • S4 14:30 – 17:30 (Afternoon Session): AE, AG, AR, BT, EY, GG, IN, MA, MT, PE, PH, PI, ST

February 9, 2019, Saturday

  • S5 09:30 – 12.30 (Forenoon Session): EC
  • S6 14:30 – 17:30 (Afternoon Session): EE

February 10, 2019, Sunday

  • S7 09:30 – 12.30 (Forenoon Session): CE-1
  • S8 14:30 – 17:30 (Afternoon Session): CE-2

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is an examination held jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and the seven IITs (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-Gate, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and or financial assistance to Master’s Programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Governing agencies. Even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MHRD scholarship/assistantship, the GATE qualification is compulsory. Furthermore, many public sector undertakings have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process.

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