What is GATE
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India entrance Examination organized in collaboration with IISc and seven IITs, every year in the month of January/February. The GATE score/Rank is mandatory for admissions to Post graduate Programmes (ME, M.Tech, MS, direct PhD) in IISc, IITs and other prestigious Institutes / Universities in India, with financial assistance bestowed by MHRD. The GATE Score may also be used by PSUs for recruitment of candidates for prestigious jobs with attractive salary packages. Some of the PSUs which include GATE score for providing jobs are BARC, BHEL, IOCL, HPCL, NTPC, Power Grid, NHPC etc. GATE exam primarily tests the detailed understanding of the candidate in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering. The GATE score displays the relative performance level in a particular branch. GATE score is valid for three years.