GATE 2016 – Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (IISc)

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering / Technology / Architecture and Post-Graduate level subjects in Science. The GATE 2016 score of a candidate reflects a relative performance level in a particular subject in the examination across several years. There will be 23 papers this year. A new paper Petroleum Engineering (PE) has been introduced in GATE 2016.

The GATE exam score is also used as selection criteria for PSU Recruitment. Further, the candidates who excel in the exam also get the opportunity to avail scholarships offered by the government. To prepare for the exam, the GATE 2016 syllabus has been clearly defined by the organizing body and candidates should refer to the same given here.

GATE 2016

GATE 2016 will be held on 30th January, 1st , 6th 7th, and 21st February, 2016. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is being organized by IISC Bengaluru.. Students across the country are gearing up to appear in the biggest PG exam for engineering and science. GATE 2016 syllabus, dates and other updates are given here.

GATE Application Form Submission starts from 1 Sep 2015. GATE online application form close on October 1, 2015. GATE 2016 Admit card can be downloaded from 17th December 2015. To download the admit card candidates have to login through GOAPS.

GATE 2015 Application Form Submission From. 01-09-2015
Last date for submitting GATE online application form. 01-10-2015
Candidates can request for change in choice of GATE examination city by last date of. 20-11-2015
Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Interface for printing. 17-12-2015
GATE 2016 Online Examination Dates.
Forenoon: 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon.
Afternoon: 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM.
30 Jan 2016
1, 6, 7, 21 Feb 2016
Announcement of Results. 19-03-2016

GATE Application Form 2015

For GATE 2016, all information related to the candidates will be available in a single GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). Candidates have to register and fill the GATE Application Form 2016 via ONLINE mode ONLY. The photograph and signature of the applicant must be uploaded during the online application. Please note that all necessary certificates, such as, degree certificate/certificate from the Principal and the category certificate, if any are also to be uploaded. Please note that no application form is available for sale anywhere.

GATE Admit Card 2016

GATE Admit card 2016 will ONLY be downloadable from the GOAPS website as per schedule given above. The candidate has to bring a printed copy of the admit card to the test centre along with at least one original and valid photo identification such as Driving license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, College ID, Employee identification card, or a notarized affidavit which contains the candidate’s Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. The details of this ID proof have to be given while filling the online application.

GATE Eligibility

In case a candidate has passed one of the qualifying examinations as mentioned above in 2015 or earlier, she has to submit the degree certificate.

Certificate from Principal: Candidates who have to submit a certificate from their college Principal have to obtain one from his/her institution beforehand and upload the same during the online submission of the application form.

Candidates with Backlog: Candidates, who have appeared in the final semester/year exam in 2015, but with a backlog (arrears/failed subjects) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree should upload a copy of any one of the mark sheets of the final year, OR obtain a declaration from their Principal along with the signature and seal beforehand and upload the same during the online submission of the application form.

GATE Papers & Test Pattern

A candidate is allowed to appear in only one GATE Paper. Since a candidate is allowed to appear in one of the 23 papers for which GATE 2016 examination is being held, the candidate has to make the choice of the paper he/she wishes to write carefully. Table below gives the list of GATE papers and paper codes for GATE 2016.

Test Pattern OverviewGATE Test Pattern

About GATE 2016

  • The 23 papers will be held in online mode only as computer based tests.
  • There will be 65 questions of 100 marks.
  • Each candidate may appear in only one paper.
  • GATE application form 2016 filling will be done via GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).
  • GATE admit card 2016 can be downloaded online only. The hall ticket shall not be sent via post or any other means to candidates.
  • The question paper for GATE 2016 will consist of questions of both multiple-choice type and numerical answer type. For multiple choice type questions, candidates have to choose the answer from the given choices. For numerical answer type questions, choices will not be given. Candidates have to enter a number as the answer using a virtual keypad.
  • Before starting the application process, the candidate must ensure that he/she meets the eligibility criteria of GATE 2016.

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS)

The GOAPS is the single online interface for all purposes related to GATE exam. The following activities are done at the GATE 2016 online application processing system.

  • GATE exam registration.
  • GATE admit card download.
  • Request change of exam city.
  • Check GATE score and view GATE 2016 result.

The login to this interface is through your GOAPS Enrolment ID and a GOAPS password. Keep this information safe and do not disclose it to anyone.

GATE 2016 Exam Preparation

With the exam approaching, candidates need to start preparing for the GATE Exam 2016. To help students score high in this year’s GATE, we have prepared preparation guide for them. Check out GATE 2016 Exam Preparation Guide to know how to prepare for the exam.

GATE Organizing Institute and Zonal Centres.

  • Zone 1: Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. – The Organizing Institute for GATE 2016.
  • Zone 2: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
  • Zone 3: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.
  • Zone 4: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.
  • Zone 5: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • Zone 6: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
  • Zone 7: Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
  • Zone 8: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee.

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GATE 2016 Preparation Strategy

How to prepare for GATE Examination?

GATE candidates has increased manifold in the past two years for a number of reasons, including the decision of PSUs to recruit through GATE. There are some vital points you must keep in mind regarding GATE 2016 preparation.

AStart Preparation Early

There is no “right time” to start preparing for the exam. The earlier you begin, the more time you have in your hand. However, if you think time is less, do not panic. Set a goal and stick to it. In most of the engineering colleges, the GATE syllabus is covered in semester syllabus of 3rd to 6th sem. Thus, focus on the subjects covered in these semesters properly.

BSelect a coaching center wisely.

It is a fact that the quality of teaching in many engineering colleges is not ideal. Perhaps then, classroom studies may not be enough. If you want to get a faculty or mentor to guide you for GATE 2016, select a good coaching center for this purpose. Make sure that you do not have to spend too much time travelling (college – coaching). Time is crucial.

CBest GATE Books for Reference.

There is no dearth of good technical books. Make sure you pick only the best GATE reference books for your exam preparation. Do not refer to too many books as this may lead to confusion. Also, depending upon self analysis of your strengths and weaknesses, you can refer to less or more books for a particular topic.

DGATE is about problem solving and conceptual analysis.

To test more than a million students on the same platform, GATE is a very extensive test of one’s aptitude. Rather than mugging up theories and trying to solve the paper, understanding the basics is more important. Make sure that your understanding of basic concepts is strong, then work upon solving previous year papers.

Admission through GATE

The score is used for admissions to post-graduate programs (e.g., M. E., M. Tech, direct Ph.D.) in centrally funded Indian institutes of higher education (i.e., institutes which are provided with financial assistance by MHRD and other Government agencies).

For list of other institutes / universities which do M.Tech Admission With GATE Scores is given here.

Recruitment through GATE

The GATE Score is also used by some Public and Private Sector Undertakings for employment processes. Direct recruitment to Group A level posts i.e., Senior Field Office (SFO Tele), Senior Research Officer (SRO) (Crypto) and SRO(S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat is now being done on the basis of GATE scores.

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