ONLINE examination in two additional papers:
In GATE 2010, the papers with codes MN and TF had ONLINE examination. In GATE 2011, two additional papers AE and GG will also have ONLINE examination. The ONLINE examination will be conducted in two sessions on Sunday, January 30, 2011. The ONLINE examination in GG and TF will be held in the forenoon session from 09.00 hrs to 12.00 hrs. The ONLINE examination in AE and MN will be held in the afternoon session from 14.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs.
Numerical answer type questions in AE and TF papers:
In AE and TF papers, the question paper will consist of 60 questions of multiple choice type and 5 questions of numerical answer type. For multiple choice type questions, each question will have four choices for the answer. For numerical answer type questions, each question will have a number as the answer.
OFFLINE examination in two sessions:
In GATE 2011, the OFFLINE examination will be conducted in two sessions on Sunday, February 13, 2011. The OFFLINE examination in AR, BT, CE, CH, CS, ME, PH and PI papers will be held in the forenoon session from 09.00 hrs to 12.00 hrs. The OFFLINE examination in AG, CY, EC, EE, IN, MA, MT, XE and XL will be held in the afternoon session from 14.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs.
Food Technology section in both XE and XL papers:
In GATE 2011, Food Technology will be introduced as an optional section in XL paper also. The structure for Food Technology section in XL paper will be the same as the structure of the other optional sections in XL paper. The structure for Food Technology section in XE paper will the same as the structure of the other optional sections in XE paper. The syllabus for the Food Technology section in XE and XL papers is the same.
GATE 2011 Examination Dates
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
The GATE committee, which comprises of representatives from the administering institutes, is the sole authority for regulating the examination and declaring the results.
GATE is conducted through the constitution of eight zones. The zones and the corresponding administrative institutes are:
The overall coordination and responsibility of conducting GATE 2011 lies with Indian Institute of Technology Madras, designated as the Organising Institute for GATE 2011 .
Admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD and some other Government scholarships/assistantships in engineering colleges/institutes is open to those who qualify in GATE examination. GATE qualified candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture or Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications are eligible for admission to Master’s degree programmes in Engineering/Technology/Architecture as well as for Doctoral programmes in relevant branches of Science with MHRD or other government scholarships/assistantships. To avail the scholarship, the candidate must secure admission to such a postgraduate programme, as per the prevailing procedure of the admitting institution. However, candidates with Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture may seek admission to relevant Doctoral programmes with scholarship/assistantship without appearing in the GATE examination.
GATE qualification is also a minimum requirement to apply for various fellowships awarded by many Government organizations.
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