Tuesday, December 4, 2007

GATE 2008–The Exam

GATE (The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is an All India Examination conducted by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

About 1.5 Lakh students give GATE Exam every year. GATE Exam is conducted for 21 streams. The competition in CS and ECE streams is comparatively much more than in other streams. In ECE, for example, around 35000 students appear for the exam, whereas for IT around 4000 students appear for the exam.

The GATE 2008 exam will be 3 hours duration and will be held from 09.30 am to 12.30 pm on 10th of February, 2008.

The GATE paper is totally objective type with 85 questions. Questions include one marks and two marks questions. Question types include data based questions, linked questions, assertion reasoning kind of questions and match the following kind of questions. Most of the questions have 25% negative marking.

300 Institutes in India take admission for M.Tech / MS / ME / Integrated PhD through GATE Examination.

The eligibility for GATE, broadly is BE, B.Tech or MSc/MCA. For other qualifications

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