GATE 2016 – Pre Examination Related Information

By | August 5, 2015

GATE 2016 – Pre Examination Related Information, Eligibility, GATE Papers, Zone-wise List of Cities in which GATE 2016 will be Held, How to Apply, Admit Card

gate 2016 Pre Examination Related Information

GATE 2016 – Pre Examination Related Information

4.1 Eligibility for GATE 2016

Before starting the application process, the candidate must ensure that he/she meets the eligibility criteria of GATE 2016 given in Table 4.1.

Table 4.1: Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2016

Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive) Description of Eligible Candidates Year of qualification cannot be later than
B.E./B.Tech./ B.Pharm. Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering/Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs. Currently in the final year or already completed 2016
B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (Five years course) Currently in the final year or already completed 2016
B.Sc.(Research)/ B.S. Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 4th year or already completed 2016
M. Sc./ M.A./MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the final year or already completed 2016
Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year program) Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed 2018
Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (Five year program) Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed 2017
Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.S.- M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the final year or already completed 2016
Professional Society Examination s (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.) B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers- India) Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA

In case a candidate has passed one of the qualifying examinations as mentioned above in 2015 or earlier, the candidate has to submit the degree certificate / provisional certificate / course completion certificate / professional ceritificate / membership certificate issued by the society or institute. In case, the candidate is expected to complete to complete one of the qualifying criteria in 2016 or later as mentioned above, he/she has to submit a certificate from Principal or a copy of marks card for section A of AMIE.

Certificate from Principal

Candidates who have to submit a certificate from their college Principal have to obtain one from his/her institution beforehand and upload the same during the online submission of the application form.

Candidates with Backlogs

Candidates, who have appeared in the final semester/year exam in 2015, but with a backlog (arrears/failed subjects) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree should upload a copy of any one of the mark sheets of the final year,

OR

obtain a declaration from their Principal along with the signature and seal beforehand and upload the same during the online submission of the application form.

4.2 GATE Papers

GATE 2016 will be conducted in the subjects (also referred to as “papers”) shown in Table 4.2. Candidates must familiarize with the paper code for the paper of their choice, as this knowledge will be required at the time of application form submission and appearing for the examination. A candidate is allowed to appear in ONLY ONE paper.

Since a candidate is allowed to appear in ONLY ONE of the 23 papers for which GATE 2016 examination is being held, the candidate has to make the choice of the paper he/she wishes to write carefully. Table 4.2 gives the list of GATE papers and paper codes for GATE 2016.

Table 4.2: GATE Papers and the Paper Codes for GATE 2016

GATE Paper Code GATE Paper Code
Aerospace Engineering AE Geology and Geophysics GG
Agricultural Engineering AG Instrumentation Engineering IN
Architecture and Planning AR Mathematics MA
Biotechnology BT Mechanical Engineering ME
Civil Engineering CE Mining Engineering MN
Chemical Engineering CH Metallurgical Engineering MT
Computer Science and Information Technology CS Petroleum Engineering PE
Chemistry CY Physics PH
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Electrical Engineering EE Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
Ecology and Evolution EY Engineering Sciences XE*
Life Sciences XL**
*XE Paper Sections Code **XL Paper Sections Code
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory) A Chemistry (Compulsory) H
Fluid Mechanics B Biochemistry I
Materials Science C Botany J
Solid Mechanics D Microbiology K
Thermodynamics E Zoology L
Polymer Science and Engineering F Food Technology M
Food Technology G

4.3 Zone-wise List of Cities in which GATE 2016 will be Held

4.4 How to Apply

  • 4.4.1 GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS)
  • 4.4.2 Filling in Application Online
  • 4.4.3 Application Fee Payment Options
  • 4.4.4 Photograph and Signature Requirements

4.5 Admit Card

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