What is GATE?
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India Entrance Examination conducted by IISc and seven IITs on behalf of National Coordination Board, Ministry of Human Resource Development. The Exam is conducted online, consists of objective type questions which can test the comprehensive understanding of candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering. Gate Rank/Score is used for admission to various postgraduate courses (ME, M.Tech, MS, Direct PhD) in the prestigious institutions like IISc, IITs, NITs and other Govt. colleges. Candidates admitted to these programmes will be given monthly scholarship by MHRD to support their studies. Most of the Public Sector Undertaking companies (PSUs) such as BHEL, BARC, ONGC, BPCL, HPCL, IOCL, etc. use GATE rank for their annual graduate recruitment. GATE score is also used by other institutions of national importance like CSIR for the recruitment to the post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF). Gate score is valid for a period of three years.