Online registration of GATE 2019 will close on October 1, 2018

The online registration of Graduate Aptitude Engineering or GATE 2019 will close today. The registration, which was supposed to close on September 23, 2018, had to be extended with increased fee till October 1, 2018, noted the NDTV report. The link is available on the official website of the examination, gate.iitm.ac.in or at the direct link appsgate.iitm.ac.in. The GATE is held jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and seen IITs such as Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee.

GATE has been held 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 Government agencies.  Even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MHRD scholarship/assistantship, the GATE qualification is mandatory.  Apart from educational institutes, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process.

Upcoming dates

Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable): November 16, 2018

Admit Card will be available in the Online Application Portal (for printing): January 4, 2019

GATE 2019 exam: February 2 to 10, 2019

The announcement of the Results in the Online Application Portal: March 16, 2019

GATE is an examination of the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in engineering, technology, architecture and postgraduate level subjects in science. Gate 2019 examination is purely a computer-based test. The GATE score would reflect the relative performance level of the candidate in a particular subject, which is quantified based on the several years of examination data. You also need to note the fact that the GATE 2019 score is valid for three years from the date of announcement of the results.

Scholarship for PG Programs

To avail the financial assistance (scholarship/assistantship), the candidates must first secure the admission to a program in one of the Union Government supported institutes, by a procedure that could vary from institute to institute. Depending upon the norms adopted by the specific institute or department of the institute, the candidates will be admitted directly into a course based on their performance in GATE only or based on their performance in GATE and an admission test/interview held by the department to which they have applied and the candidate’s academic record. In the test/interview based selection procedure, as per the MHRD guidelines, a minimum of 70% weightage will be given to the performance in GATE, and the remaining will be given to the candidate’s performance in test/interview and academic record. However, the admitting institutes could prescribe a minimum pass mark in the test/interview. Therefore, the candidates are asked to seek the complete details of the admission procedures and the availability of MHRD scholarship/assistantship from the similar admitting institutions. The criteria for postgraduate admission with scholarship/assistantship could be different for different institutions. The management of the PG scholarship is also the responsibility of the admitting institution. Similarly, reservation of the seats for various categories will be as per the policies and norms of the admitting institutions and the Government of India rules. The admitting institute might also specify the number of candidates who will be provided financial assistance (scholarship) if admission is secured.

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