Published On : Tue, Aug 4th, 2015

GATE 2016: Important notification

Nagpur: IISC has announced the exam dates for GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) 2016. The exam is expected to take place on January 30 till February 7 next year. IISC, Bangalore conducts the exam to provide admission to students in Master of Engineering degree programs. The score obtained in GATE 2016 will be valid for a period of three years only from the date of announcement of results.

GATE 2016 will be jointly administered by the IISc and seven IIT’s namely Mumbai, Delhi, Kanpur, Roorkee, Madras, Kharagpur, Guwahati.

From September 1, the online registration for GATE will commence and the last date for online filling of forms is October 1.

The syllabi for GATE 2016 papers have been revised and differs from those of GATE 2015. Earlier there were total 22 papers, but now after the introduction of a new stream namely, Petroleum Engineering (PE) the total number of papers is 23. The duration of the examination will be 3 hours. There will be 65 questions and maximum marks will be 100. The examination will be an online computer based test (CBT), which will contain multiple choice questions (MCQ).

One change that has been introduced this year is that now an online virtual calculator will be provided to all examinees during the examination, whereas earlier students used to get their own calculators.

The candidates can download their admit cards from the official website of GATE 2016.

Eligibility criteria

The candidates should have passed B.E./B.Tech/B.Arch/B.Pharma and M.Sc/M.A./MCA and Int M.E./M.Tech or dual degree and Int M.E./M.Tech (Post B.Sc) and professional society examinations (equivalent to B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch) with good marks from any recognized university.

Application process

The candidates can apply online by visiting to the official website of GATE Exam.

Important dates

The registration for GATE 2016 will commence from September 1

The last date for submission of online application is October 1