The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) Exam is conducted every year based on under graduate subjects. The score is used for admissions to various post-graduate education programs, GATE scores are also being used by several Indian public sector undertakings for recruiting. GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technologies on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.


  1. IOCL – Indian Oil Corp.
  2. BIS – Bureau of Indian Std.
  3. DRDO – Defence Research & Develop.
  4. NHPC – National Hydroelectirc Power Corp.
  5. BARC – Bhabha Atomic Research Center
  6. ONGC – Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd.
  7. HPCL – Hindustan Petroleum Corp.  Ltd.
  8. EIL – Engineers India Ltd.
  9. BPCL – Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd.
  10. NTPC – National Thermal Power Corp.
  11. BHEL – Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
  12. HAL – Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
  13. BEML – Bharat Earth Movers Limited
  14. IPR – Institute for Plasma Research
  15. Coal India Limited
  16. BNPM – Bank Note Paper Mill India Pvt. Ltd.
  17. KRCL – Konkan Railway Corp. Ltd.
  18. OPGC – Odisha Power Generation Corp.
  20. SAIL – Steel Authority of India Ltd.

                                                                                            and many more …..


Another most Important use of GATE score is to pursue higher studies. A candidate having a valid GATE score get to choose from Top level institutions in and out of the country, which included Post Graduate and Doctoral programmes.

Some of the prestigious Institutes in India that provides Post-Graduate admissions through GATE are listed below.

  1. IITs – Indian Institutes of Technology ( 16 n.o.s )
  2. IISC – Indian Institute of Science
  3. NITs – National Institutes of Technology ( 31 n.o.s )
  4. GECs – Government Engineering Colleges across India
  5. Top Private Universities – Some of which ranked above Gvt. Institutes.

and many more….

Some of the Institutes Situated abroad that provides Post-Graduate admissions through GATE are listed below.

  1. Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
  2. National University of Singapore (NUS)
  3. Technical University of Munich

and many more….



Organised by – To be announced

To be conducted on – Feb 2024 (Tentative)

  • Students can opt for 2 subjects
  • 3rd Year UG students can apply
  • A new type of question is introduced – Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)

Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have choice of four answers, out of which ONE or MORE than ONE choice(s) are correct.

Note: There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in MSQ questions. However, there is NO partial credit for choosing partially correct combinations of choices or any single wrong choice.


Total Marks – 100 | Total N.of Qns – 65 | Duration – 3 hrs

Question Classifications

  • General Aptitude – 10 Qns 1 or 2 Marks each
  • Mechanical + Engg. Maths – 55 Qns 1 0r 2 Marks each

Question Types

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) – These questions are objective in nature, and each will have choice of four answers, out of which ONLY ONE choice is correct.
  • Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) – Discussed Earlier
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) – For these questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered by the candidate using the virtual numeric keypad.

No partial credit or Negative marks for NAT & MSQ type questions.



  1. GATE Exam Application – August 2023
  2. Expected Closing Date – October 2023
  3. GATE admit card release date – January 2024
  4. GATE Exam Date – February 2024
  5. Release of GATE response sheets – February 2024
  6. GATE result date – March 2024


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Mr. Anil Chacko

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Mr. Midhun

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