GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is one of the most prestigious examinations in India, providing applicants with numerous opportunities to advance their careers. As of 2023, it includes 29 disciplines or subjects, and candidates can choose any of them according to their niche and interest.
IIT Kanpur released the GATE exam 2023 notification and the official link to apply online for the GATE 2023 exam on 30 August 2022 for candidates wishing to take the exam. Candidates should go through the notification and GATE 2023 information brochure before applying for the exam to know about the GATE exam date, application date, syllabus, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, exam centre details and more.
The majority of students want to crack the GATE exam since it would not only advance their careers but also ensure their future. On that note, let’s go through important details regarding the GATE exam which you should familiarise yourself with if you intend to take the GATE exam.
What is GATE?
GATE is a national-level exam for candidates seeking admission to Master’s programmes, postgraduate engineering (ME/ M. Tech), or analysis programmes at premier schools in India such as IITs, NITs, and IIITs. IIT Kharagpur is organising the exam this time.
GATE will contain 29 subjects or papers beginning in 2023, according to the updated system. Last year, two new subjects were introduced: Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XS). This year, two new disciplines were added: Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and Geomatics Engineering. As a result, the total number of papers has climbed to 29.
Why GATE Exam?
- Some prestigious overseas universities, such as Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), National University of Singapore (Singapore), Technical University of Munich (Germany), and Aachen University (Germany), employ GATE Exam scores. So, if you’ve ever wanted to study abroad, now’s your opportunity.
- ME/M. Tech graduates have a lot of work options in the market. However, this is when you pursue your ME/M. Tech Course from a reputable institution or college, for which you must pass the GATE Exam.
- A number of PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings) use the GATE scorecard to hire applicants for prestigious positions at Indian Oil, GAIL, and Hindustan Petroleum, among others.
- This exam will help you to hone your talents and expand your knowledge in your chosen discipline.
About GATE Registration
The GATE online Registration 2023 commenced on 30th August 2022 with 7th October 2022 being the last date for registration. GATE registrations can be completed by registering in the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) gateway. Candidates in their third year of their Bachelor’s degree, as well as those who have graduated, are eligible for GATE registration.
GATE Exam – Two Combination Paper
The GATE test has two paper combinations, thus applicants who want to sit in both disciplines can choose their primary paper by default, and for their secondary paper, they must refer to the authorised combination determined by the authorities. Remember GATE exam students have to go with these combinations exclusively. Alternative combinations are not preferred.
GATE Exam Financial Assistance (Scholarship) & Fellowship in M.Tech/PhD
Colleges or institutions supported by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development and other government offices provide GATE Financial Assistance. Students who want to take advantage of the GATE financial assistance privilege in a PhD or master’s programme must take the GATE exam.
General GATE Eligibility Criteria
When it comes to age, GATE has no specific requirements. There is also some positive news for students in their third year of graduation. They are now eligible to apply for the exam alongside graduates.
The one thing that every applicant should remember is that the eligibility criteria may differ depending on the papers.
Remember that GATE is a top-level examination. While preparing for GATE, keep in mind that you are 100% committed to this one. Intense preparation can help you pass the exam.