Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination which is conducted for Master of Engineering (ME), Masters in Technology (M.Tech) and direct Ph.D admissions to different Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), National Institute of Technology (NITs), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) and other Institutes/Universities across India. It also opens the gateway to booming public sector organizations (PSUs) and in the field of research. Some of the PSUs and research organizations which are using GATE score for providing jobs include ONGC, NTPC,GAIL, HPCL,PGCIL, BHEL, BSNL, HPCL, NHPC, BARC, DRDO, etc. GATE is an All-India competitive examination which is administered and conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE Committee comprising of faculty members from IISc, Bangalore and other seven IIT’s on behalf of the National Coordinating Board,Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development.
All test papers of Gate Exam will be entirely objective type.The pattern of questions may include
(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
(ii) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ),and/or
(iii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.
Now while filling the GATE form, civil engineering candidates can apply for two subject papers from the prescribed set of combinations out of the papers listed in the table given below. Candidates are expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of their qualifying degree. However,candidates are free to choose any paper according to their admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which they wish to seek admission.
|Code of The First (Primary) Paper||Codes of Papers Allowed as The Second Paper|
|(CE) Civil Engineering||(AR) Architecture and Planning|
|(ES) Environmental Science and Engineering|
|(GE) Geomatics Engineering|
|(NM) Naval Architecture Marine Engineering|
|(AE) Aerospace Engineering|
With a successful attempt in GATE an aspirant can choose the most suitable option from wide range of roads to travel to his final career destination :