Some Facts about GATE

GATE Entrance Exam is the online exam conducted in 22 disciplines. GATE 2015 was organized and held by IIT Kanpur. The exam has seen an increase in the number of applicants since 2012 on when the PSU recruitment was perceived to be linked with the GATE scores. The increase of applicants was also seen in some particular disciplines which showed the actual increase in the number of applicants.

GATE 2014 saw multiple sessions for disciplines like CSE, ECE, ME, EE, CE which were also the disciplines asked for by the recruiting PSUs and this has been continued for GATE 2015. 23 PSUs have advertised for recruitment through GATE 2015 and surprisingly there has been a drop in the number of applicants for GATE 2015. Click here to read in detail.

Note: This year on, the GATE Score will be valid for a period of three years.

GATE 2015 Result: The GATE 2015 Result will be announced on March 12, 2015 and candidates will be able to download their GATE 2015 Score Card from March 27, 2015 onwards till May 29, 2015.

What constitutes the GATE 2015 Score Card: The following information will be displayed

GATE 2015 Score: Marks out of 1000

Marks out of 100: These are the actual marks of the student

A Good GATE Score is perceived to be one that can either get a student admission to any the IITs, NITs, IIITs or some of the CFTIs that are renowned in that order or a good job in a PSU that is recruiting through GATE.

Interview Calls to the PSUs are on the basis of the GATE scores or rather the GATE AIR. The emphasis or weightage is more on the GATE scores.  So it is imperative that candidates who wish for a placement at these PSUs must be amongst the top rankers.

Admissions to IITs:

Admission Direct Admissions: Candidates who have the top rankers with AIR less than 200 have the chance to get direct admissions to the IISc and IITs.

The older and renowned IITs like IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi and such have higher cutoffs simply because they are established ones with a very high demand from students. To get a seat in these IITs, the GATE scores have to be very good. Generally candidates have to appear for a written test in addition to an interview because the GATE Scores are valid for a period of three years starting 2015.

GATE Scores from 600 to 800 stand a chance of a call to these institutes depending upon the discipline applied to.

Admissions to the NITs:

This is through CCMT which is organized by MNIT Jaipur every year. Lesser opted disciplines have lower cutoffs but the CCMT cutoffs for the renowned disciplines range from 300 to 900. The admissions depend upon the institute, discipline and seat intake among other factors.

Other Universities/Institutes:

Most private Universities don’t specify any certain GATE cutoffs but ask for valid GATE scores. That means if a student has qualified with a decent score, an application to some of the privates universities and institutes may result in admissions.

Interview Now this is a hot topic for all students many of whom ask for cutoffs while preparing for GATE exam. It is a fact that a large number of applicants only apply for the PSU recruitment. It is also a sad fact that GATE shows a low pass percentage of 16% approximately for 9 lakh plus candidates who take the exam. Apart from this the other important factor is that of the number of vacancies. It is a known fact that most PSUs give more weightage to the GATE Scores comparatively.

PSUs like NTPC and GAIL ask only the very top rankers for the interview. Reports suggest that candidates with AIR less than 50 stand a chance of getting a call to the interview in these PSUs. Others like Power grid are known to be more inclined towards the performance in the interview. So candidates with AIR 200 may stand a chance of an appointment if the performance is well in the interview.

The other important factor is the number of vacancies. If the number of vacancies is high like ONGC which has advertised for 745 posts through GATE, the chances of an interview call for candidates with a lower rank will be higher.

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