Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2010 Entrance Examination
Date and time of examination Computer based Online GATE examination (for TF paper) Sunday, February 07, 2010, 09.30 hrs – 12.30 hrs
Bachelor of Engineering (BE) [Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Pharmacy]
Master of Science (MSc) [Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Applications]
Doctoral Programme in Engineering (DPE)
Doctoral Programme Technology (DPT)
Doctoral Programme Architecture (DPA)
Doctoral Programme Pharmacy (DPP)
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination administered and conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE Committee comprising faculty from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordinating Board - GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India. Admission to post graduate programmes with MHRD and some other government scholarship/assistantship at engineering colleges/institutes in the country are open to those who qualify through GATE. GATE qualified candidates with Bachelor degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy or Master degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications are eligible for Master/Doctoral programmes in Engineering/ Technology/Architecture/Pharmacy as well as for Doctoral programmes in relevant branches of Science.
To avail the scholarship, the candidate must additionally secure admission to such a postgraduate programme, as per the prevailing procedure of the admitting institution. GATE qualification, however, is not required for candidates with Master degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy who may be seeking scholarship/assistantship for relevant doctoral programmes.
The overall coordination and responsibility of conducting GATE 2010 lies with Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati , designated as the Organizing Institute for GATE 2010.
The following categories of candidates are eligible to appear in GATE:
Bachelor degree holders in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.
Master degree holders in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.
Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology or in the third or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master degree programme and Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology.
Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognised by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by IE (I), AMICE (I) by the Institute of Civil Engineers (India)-ICE (I)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.
How To Apply: Candidates can submit Application Form in two different modes: Offline and Online Offline Online Application fee General and OBC Rs 1000 Application fee General & OBC Rs. 800 SC/ST/PD Rs. 500 SC/ST/PD Rs. 400 Application Submission Process Application Submission Process Step 1: Procurement of Application Form Candidate can obtain a packet containing: Offline Application Form Information Brochure Acknowledgment Card Envelope from: Designated Bank Branches corresponding to each zone on cash payment.
Zonal GATE Office by sending a request letter and TWO self-addressed slips along with a Demand Draft for appropriate amount. Over the counter from Zonal GATE Office after handing over Demand Draft for appropriate amount.
Step 1: Select Payment Option:
Online Payment: Online Payment is possible through HDFC bank payment gateway using Mastercard or Visa credit cards or debit cards of certain banks. Offline payment: Offline payment is possible through a demand draft payable at Kanpur in the name of "Chairman GATE, IIT Kanpur". Please obtain this prior to start of the online filling of the application.
Step 2: Obtain Digital Photo and Scanned Signature.
Candidates are advised to have a digital photograph and scanned signature prior to starting the filling of application and these should be uploaded when applying Online. Otherwise they have to submit it later.
Obtain SC/ST/PD Certificate (if applicable) SC/ST and Disability Certificate should be obtained from appropriate authority. Authorities empowered to issue Certificates
Step 3: Obtain SC/ST/PD Certificate (if applicable) SC/ST and Disability Certificate should be obtained from appropriate authority. The Certificate should also be scanned so that it can be uploaded when applying online. Authorities empowered to issue Certificates.
Fill in the Application Form: Candidates must follow the instructions provided in GATE 2010 brochure.
Step 4: Apply Online:
Candidates must follow the instructions provided on the online application form filling page.
Post/Submission Duly filled-in Application Form with appropriate enclosures must be sent by Registered or Speed post to The Chairman, GATE of the Zone, where the candidate prefers (corresponding to the 1st Choice of Examination City) to appear for the examination, on or before Tuesday, November 03, 2009 OR It can be handed over personally to respective Zonal GATE Office.
Step 5: Post/Submission An application which is incomplete by not uploading the necessary documents can be completed by sending those documents by post along with a covering note that can be printed on the online site. All such documents must reach the GATE office at IIT Kanpur by November 3, 2009.
Important Dates: Aplication forms available from 22.09.2009 to 30.10.2009
Date and time of examination Sunday, February 07, 2010, 09.30-12.30
Online examination Sunday, February 07, 2010, 14.30-17.30
Offline examination all papers - Sunday, February 14, 2010, 09.30- 12.30
Announcement of results - Mar 15, 2010
Contact Addresses :
Zone-1 Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012 Phone: 080-22932392 Fax: 080-23601227 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zone-2 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai–400076 Phone: 022-25767068 Fax: 022-25723706 email: email@example.com
Zone-3 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016 Phone: 011-26591749 Fax: 011-26581579 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zone-4 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati-781039 Phone: 0361-258 2751 Fax: 0361-2582755 email: email@example.com
Zone-5 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur-208016 Phone: 0512-2597412 Fax: 0512-259 0932 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zone-6 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Kharagpur-721302 Phone: 03222-282091 Fax: 03222-278243 email: email@example.com
Zone-7 Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai-600036 Phone: 044-22578200 Fax:044-22578204 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zone-8 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247667 Phone: 01332-284531 Fax: 01332-285707 email: email@example.com New Examination Cities included: IIT Bombay Zone: Loni, Pandharpur.
IIT Delhi Zone: Dausa IIT Guwahati Zone: Tezpur IIT Madras Zone: Karimnagar, Khammam, Kothagudem, Nalgonda IIT Roorkee Zone: Muzaffarnagar New Bank Branch included for obtaining Information Brochure and Application Form: IIT Bombay Zone: Bangalore (IISc; St. Marks Road; Jayanagar) IIT Bombay Zone: Loni (Near Swami Samarth Mandir), Pandharpur (Sawarkar Road), Shegoan IIT Guwahati Zone: Bongaigaon (Main), Tezpur Main) IIT Madras Zone: Gudur, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kothagudem, Nalgonda
What is new in GATE 2010
New Paper introduced in GATE 2010: Biotechnology (BT) has been introduced as an independent paper from GATE 2010. Common Component of General Aptitude (GA) introduced in GATE 2010: Each GATE paper shall have a common General Aptitude (GA) component carrying 15 marks from GATE 2010. Papers to be discontinued from GATE 2010 onwards: Due to introduction of an independent paper in Biotechnology (BT), the Biotechnology section in Life Sciences (XL) paper has been discontinued from GATE 2010.
There will not be GATE 2010 examination in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PY) paper. For more information about the organization which will be conducting a GATE like examination for PY, the candidates are advised to visit GATE 2010 website from time to time.
ONLINE Examination for MN and TF paper: Computer based ONLINE examination for the paper MN will be held in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mumbai, Roorkee on February 07, 2010 (Sunday) at 09.30 hrs – 12.30 hrs Computer based ONLINE examination for the paper TF will be held in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mumbai, Roorkee February 07, 2010 (Sunday) 14.30 hrs – 17.30 hrs
Online Application form with online payment option: Online payment is possible through HDFC bank payment gateway using Mastercard or Visa credit cards, and debit cards of certain banks as listed on the web site. Offline payment is also possible through a demand draft.