GATE 2016

GATE 2016 – GATE or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is the All India Entrance Examination for admissions to the M.Tech, M.E courses at the IITs, NITs, other GFTIs and many private universities and institutes across the country. IISc Bangalore will be conducting GATE 2016 on January 30 & 31, 2016 as well as February 6 & 7, 2016. Candidates in their final year can also apply and appear for GATE 2016.
GATE will be organized by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc) and administered in association with the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) listed below  on this page for the National Coordination Board – GATE, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Department of Higher Education and the Government of India.

Latest: The GATE 2016 Application Form is now available. Click here to apply online till October 8, 2015

 GATE 2016 will be held for a total of 23 papers inclusive of a new one -Petroleum Engineering. There is provision for a buffer session on February 20, 2016 which may be used to hold the exam in case of any unforeseen circumstances.

 New updates in Gate 2016:

 Changes in GATE 2016 Syllabus- Some changes have been announced by IISc Bangalore namely- the use of the online calculator during exam, revised GATE syllabus, New GATE Paper etc.
Candidates may check the complete details of GATE 2016 on this page in a concise manner. Candidates can also know the Application Procedure, Important Dates and more on this page at a glance.

Examination Name: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Commonly called as GATE
Level: National
Stream: Engineering, Technology and Architecture
Organizing Institute: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc)
GATE 2016 Zonal Centres:
The IITs and IISc have been segregated as zonal centres for the ease of students. The list and websites of the zonal centres are as follows:
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

Salient Features of GATE 2016:

GATE 2016 Scores will be valid for Three years from the date of announcement of the GATE Results. All the supporting documents have to be sent online and  hard copies will not be accepted. Application Fee has to be paid online via debit/ATM cards, credit cards or internet banking or through E-challan. Random Biometric verification will be done for candidates before the examination.The exam will be held in 8 sessions on different dates as given with provision for a buffer session to be held in case of unforeseen circumstances.

What’s New in GATE 2016?

Online Calculator– Candidates will have to use the online virtual calculator that will be provided during the exam. Physical calculators will not be allowed.
Revised Syllabus- The GATE Syllabi has been revised. Candidates must check the revised GATE 2016 Syllabus for their preparation
New Paper- A new Paper has been introduced from GATE 2016  namely Petroleum Engineering
Provision of GATE Answer Key: The GATE 2016 Answer Key will be provided after the exam is over for candidates to check. They can challengethe GATE 2016 Answer Key on payment of a nominal fee for a specified period of time.

GATE 2016 Main Website:

GATE 2016 Important Dates:
Online Enrolment: from September 1, 2015
Last Date for Online Application Submission: October 1, 2015 extended till October 8, 2015
Request for Change in the Choice of City : By November 20, 2015
Download of Admit Card: December 17, 2015 onwards
GATE 2015 Examination: January 30 & 31, 2016 and  February  6, 7, 2016
Timings: Forenoon: 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon, Afternoon: 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM       
Result Announcement:   March 19, 2016

GATE 2016 Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Qualifying Degree
Eligibility of the Candidates as per the academic year of passing
Year of Qualification cannot be later than
B.E./B.Tech/ B.Arch/ B.Pharm. ( 4 years after 10+2)
Currently in the 4th year or already completed
B.S (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)
Currently in the 4th year or already completed
M.Sc./M.A./ MCA or equivalent
Currently in the final year or already completed
Int. M.E/ M.Tech
(Post BSc) (Four year programme)
Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed
Integrated M.E./M.Tech or 5 year Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) –
Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed
Integrated M. Sc/
Integrated 5 year B.S.-M.S.
Currently in the final year or already completed
Society Examinations
(equivalent to
Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses

Note: Candidates must submit the Certificate from Principal duly signed and stamped as per specifications.
GATE 2016 Exam Mode: Online

GATE 2016 Exam Pattern: 

The GATE Paper comprises of two types of questions – Multiple Choice Questions and Numerical Questions. Multiple Choice Questions will have a correct answer from four options given while Numerical Questions have to be calculated and answered with the help of of a keypad. The GATE 2016 Question Paper will be designed to test students on their comprehension and application skills, recall as well as analytical abilities.
It may be noted that General Aptitude Questions are compulsory for all papers and will carry questions for 15 marks.

GATE 2016 Exam Pattern as per the Paper code is as follows:

Papers with codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF and XE: Engineering Mathematics (15% of total marks), General Aptitude section (15% of total marks) and  Main subject of the paper (70% percentage of the total marks).
Papers with codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL: General Aptitude section (15% of total marks) and  Main subject of the paper (85% percentage of the total marks).
GATE 2016  XE Paper will have a compulsory section in Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude along with any two of XE sections B to G.
GATE 2016 XL Paper Pattern will have a compulsory section inSection H in Chemistry and General Aptitude along with any two of XL sections I to M
Negative Marking: There will be Negative marking in GATE 2016 for the Multiple Choice Questions only. There will be a deduction of 1/3 marks for every wrong answer to a 1-mark multiple-choice question and 2/3 marks for every wrong answer to the 2 mark questions. There will be no negative marking for numerical questions.

GATE 2016 Application Fee:

General/OBC-NCL Male Candidates/Other Candidates: Rs 1500
SC / ST / PwD/ Women Candidates: Rs 750
Note: Additional bank charges apply as per norm
GATE 2016 Application Fee Payment: Online OR Echallan     
GATE 2016 Result: To be declared on March 19, 2016 at 5 pm
Candidates must log in to check their Result. They can know their scores and the qualifying marks for the respective papers. The GATE 2016 Score Card will be available for download from March 27, 2016 onwards till May 29, 2016.
GATE Cutoff: Candidates can check the Previous year cutoff marks to know the scores required to qualify in GATE 2016 and for admisisons to the M.Tech courses

GATE 2016 Counseling Process and Website:

Candidates will have to apply to the individual institutes/universities as per the admission notification of each institute/university. There is no common counselling for the IITs while admissions to the NITs are through the CCMT process.
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