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How to achieve to top score in GATE 2015?

Bright future with GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test)

Graduate Aptitude Test of Engineering (GATE) Score is essential for admission into prestigious educational institutions in PG in engineering and Ph.D. Those, who were disappointed for not getting a seat in IITs, this is a fine opportunity to fulfil their dream to get admission into those institutions. Further, the score in GATE is the stepping stone for getting jobs in various government organisations with attractive salaries and perks. In the context of release of notification for GATE – 2015, let us analyse the necessary plans and procedures to be followed to succeed in it.

GATE score is extremely useful for getting admission in Engineering / Architecture / Pharmacy courses in IITs, I.I.Sc. Bangalore, various NITs and also in prominent engineering colleges. The score in GATE is recognised as an educational standard in Singapore, Malaysia and some other countries too. Research Institutes like Bhabha Atomic Research Centre is also recognizing GATE Score. In our country, all Higher Educational Institutions admit the successful candidates with good scores into their P.G courses, paying a stipend of Rs.8000.

With the initiative of HRD Ministry and Higher Education Departments, the GATE is conducted every year under the combined supervision and guidance of the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and the 7 IITs. The standard of the questions will naturally reflect the standards of these renowned institutions. Therefore, those of the engineering and science graduate students, who wish to appear for the Graduate Aptitude Test of Engineering, will have to meticulously plan and put the best of efforts. This year IIT, Kanpur is conducting GATE.

Application procedure for GATE 2015

GATE Application has to be filled up and registered on-line in the zonal websites of IISc, or one of the 7 IITs.

Candidates should submit their Photo, Signature and related certificates along with the application. In on-line mode, application form and certificates need not be submitted to the IIT/ IISc. zonal GATE offices.

GATE – 2015 application forms are available only on-line in the related websites. They are not available outside.

Candidates should download their GATE Admit Cards only from Zonal GATE websites.
Candidates should appear for the test, necessarily carrying with them their Admit Card and Personal ID Card.

The detailed information relating to GATE – 2015 will be available only in Gate On-line Application Processing System (GOAPS).

Online Application:  

GATE 2015 Examination fee:

Males (General, OBC) Rs.1500
Females/ SC/ ST/PWD Rs.750

This fee can be paid through Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card (of all Banks)/ E-Challan.

Educational qualifications required to appear for GATE 2015

Similar to the procedure followed last year, this year also, students, who are in the final year of their courses and those, who passed out their engineering courses are eligible to write GATE 2015. Third year engineering students are not eligible.

* BE/ B.Tech/ B.Arch. / B.Pharmacy final year students and passed out candidates are eligible to apply for GATE.
* B.S final year students and those who completed the course are eligible.
* M.Sc. / MCA/ MA or equivalent degrees - final year students and those who completed the courses, are eligible.
* Int. ME/ M.Tech. (Post – B.Sc.): 2nd, 3rd, 4th year course completed students are eligible.
* Int. ME/ M.Tech. (or) Dual Degree (after Diploma (or) 10 + 2): 4th, 5th year course completed students are eligible. 

Engineering Degree completed candidates should enclose Degree Certificate / Provisional Certificate. It is enough for students still studying to submit Permission Letters from the Principal of their College.

Mode of GATE 2015 examination

GATE On-line test will be conducted for all the 22 branches.

* Gate – 2015 test will be conducted in the morning and evening in the alternative weekends (Saturday, Sunday) between 31st January and 14th February 2015.

* In the on-line test mode, options will have to be selected using the computer mouse.

* No options will be given for Numerical questions. Answers to these questions will have to be written using the virtual key board.

Note: Questions in Numerical can be answered with the nearest correctness. For example, the correct answer is 10.33. If it is answered in between 10.32 to 10.34, it will be accepted as correct answer and marks will be awarded.

Importance of Numerical questions in GATE 2015

According to GATE 2014 question papers, the weightage for Numerical Answer questions will be as follows:

Electronics and Communication:   46/ 100
Computer Science:                      43/ 100
Mechanical Engineering:              45/ 100
Electrical Engineering:                 37/ 100
Civil Engineering:                        37/ 100
Instrumentation Engineering:        49/ 100
Production Engineering:               40/ 100

Important Changes in GATE 2015

1. Since GATE is being conducted on-line mode, question papers will be designed in various sets.  Therefore, importance is to be given to all subjects including their chapters. Candidates should not take it easy and should study all the subjects and each of the chapters of the subjects and prepare to face the test.

2. Scientific Calculator and Mobiles will not be allowed into the GATE test centres. Candidates should use the on-line Scientific Calculator, made available to them for making calculations. Calculations can be made using the Computer Mouse.

3. GATE 2015 score will be valid for 3 years.

There will be two parts in GATE 2015

GATE question paper will be for 100 marks. Time allowed is 3 hours. Question paper has two parts.

Part – 1: General Aptitude

There will be 10 questions in this part. 1 mark for each of the first 5 questions and 2 marks from question numbers 6 to 10 will be allotted. In this part, there may be questions relating to English for 4 to 5 marks.

Part – 2 (relevant Engineering subjects)

There will be 55 questions in this part.

(i) 1 mark for each question from 1 to 25 question numbers
(ii) 2 marks for each question from 26 to 55 question numbers.

In the last year (GATE 2014) question paper, questions on Common Data Based and Linked Answers have not been given. The same pattern may likely to continue this year also.

Model of the questions

IIT Core Committee will decide the model of the questions in the paper and the weightage given to each of the subjects. As can be seen from the previous years’ question papers, the model may be as follows:

* In Electronics, Electrical and Instrumentation branches …

1) 35% of questions will be in common subjects. Example: Digital Electronics, Analog Electronics, Microprocessors, Network Theory, Control Systems, Signals & Systems, Transformer Theory.

2) 35% of questions will be in the related core subjects …

(a) Electrical Engineering: Power Systems, Machines, Measurements, Power Electronics.
(b) Electronics & Communication Engineering: Electro Magnetic Theory, Communication
Engineering and Electronic Devices.
(c) Instrumentation Engineering: Process Control, Transducers, Electronic Measurements, Analytical, Bio-Medical, Optical Engineering, Industrial Instrumentation.

3) Mathematics …
There will be 10 to 15% of questions on this subject. However, the questions in this section will not be in Pure Maths; they will relate to their application to Engineering.

4) General Ability …
There will be 15% of the total questions in the paper on this subject, out of which nearly 5% will be on Verbal Ability and 10% on Quantitative Aptitude subjects.

The most important point to be take note of is that the questions will cover the updates and latest releases in the respective areas of the subjects.

* In Electrical paper, Power Electronics, Digital Communications in Electronics & Communication paper. There will always be frequent changes with updates in VLSI segment and therefore, efforts are to put to go deeper into the subject.

Each paper covers more than ten subjects, but the total number of questions will be 65. It has become a challenge to the IITs in setting the question papers with each of the subjects and therefore, the IIT Professors are setting the questions combining in the same question 2 to 3 subjects. Questions are mixed up with the various subjects in each of the papers.

Beware of negative marks in GATE

A wrong answer will attract 33.33% of negative marks i.e., 1/3 negative mark for 1 wrong answer, 2/3 negative mark for 2 wrong answers will be awarded. There will not be negative marks for Numerical questions.

Important dates for GATE 2015

Submission of on-line applications: 1st September 2014 to 1st October 2014.
Change of centre: 21st November 2014.
For taking out the print-out of the Admit Card on-line: 17th December 2014
GATE written test dates: From 9 AM to 12 Noon and from 2 PM to 5 PM on January 31st and February 1st, 7th, 8th and 14th 2015.
Declaration of GATE results: 12th March 2015.

To achieve success GATE 2015

* Put the best efforts for at least 6 to 8 hours a day right from now on. Every week, revise the subjects covered during the last one month. In the preparation process, quality of study is more important than the quantity covered.
* It would be difficult to answer every question correctly. Plan and decide how many questions you can answer during these 3 hours and the maximum marks you get in answering the questions.          
* Same principles are to be followed even during the period of preparation. Put extra efforts in answering the questions, which carry more marks.
* On-line model papers should be thoroughly practiced.
* First timers should prepare small lists of the main points of each of the chapters and it will be helpful to review the subjects a few days just before the exam.
* Select standard books and study material.
* Studying the past Engineering and Civil Services questions papers will be most useful; it helps to know how a point can be questioned in how many different ways. 

GATE 2014 Cut-Off Marks

Cut-off marks in the various Branches in GATE – 2014
Number of candidates
Electronics & Communication
Computer Science

Article is written by Manmadha Rao and published for Sarkari Naukri Samachar


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