Graduate Aptitude Test Examination is an All India Entrance Examination conducted jointly by IISc and seven IITs, every year in the month of January, February. The score or Rank is used for admission to Post Graduate Programmes (ME, M.Tech, MS, direct PhD) in IISc, IITs and other prestigious Institutes/Universities in India, with financial assistance provided by MHRD. The GATE score may be used by PSUs for recruitment of the candidates for prestigious jobs with attractive salary package. Some of the PSUs which uses GATE score for providing jobs include BARC, BHEL, IOCL, HPCL, NTPC, Power Grid, NHPC etc. GATE exam primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in engineering. The GATE score reflects the relative performance level in particular branch.
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The Indian Institute of Sciences IISCs, and seven Indian Institute of Technology jointly administer the conduct of the GATE exam. The operations related to GATE in 8 zones all over India are managed by Zonal Gate Office at IISCs or IITs. The Organising Institute is responsible for end to end process and coordination amongst the administering Institutes. The Organizing Institute for 2016 was IISc Bangalore, for 2017 was IIT Roorkee & for 2018 is IIT Guwahati.
The previous year paper were fully objective type. Last year also the same pattern was followed and quantitative aptitude was added. The designated faculties in each of the areas who provide the syllabus of the particular stream have the burden to set question which is finally combined to a full length paper. Bring set by highly qualified faculty, they always try to test the very basic concept of candidates in respective areas by bringing elements of various innovations.
To secure a very high percentile you should always remember that fact that you are adjudged relatively not absolutely. Hence your rank depends on the how you performed relative to your competitor. Many times, it happens that the candidates are sure of getting many questions correct. But one should always know that although the questions have only one correct answer other probable choices are deliberately put there to confuse the candidates.