All details for GATE 2010 Entrance Exam

Eligiblity Criteria for GATE

•    Candidates must have Bachelor degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (4 years after 10+2) and can also be in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.

•    Candidates may have Master degree in any branch of Science/Computer Applications /Mathematics/Statistics or equivalent and can also be in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.

•    Candidates qualified the examinations conducted by professional societies recognised by UPSC/AICTE (for e.g. AMICE(I), AMIE by IE(I) by the Institute of Civil Engineers (India)-ICE(I)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Candidates those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.

•    The candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology or in the third or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master degree programme and Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology.

Important Dates: GATE 2010 application forms will be available from 22.09.2009 to 30.10.2009

Date and time of examination

•    Computer based Online GATE examination (for MN paper): February 07, 2010, Sunday, 14.30 hrs to 17.30 hrs

•    Computer based Online GATE examination (for TF paper): February 07, 2010, Sunday, 09.30 hrs to 12.30 hrs

•    Offline GATE examination (for all other papers): February 14, 2010, Sunday, 09.30 hrs to12.30 hrs

Results Announcement of GATE 2010: Mar 15, 2010

What is new in GATE 2010? Some new things have been introduced in GATE 2010:

•    New Paper introduced: Biotechnology (BT) has been introduced as an independent paper from GATE 2010.

•    Common Component of General Aptitude (GA) introduced: Each paper shall have a common General Aptitude (GA) component which will carrying 15 marks from GATE 2010.

Which papers are to be discontinued from GATE 2010 onwards?

The Biotechnology section in Life Sciences (XL) paper has been discontinued from it.
There will not be GATE examination in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PY) paper. For more information about it, the candidates have to visit GATE 2010 website from time to time.

ONLINE Examination for MN and TF paper:

•    Computer based ONLINE examination for the paper MN will be held in Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kanpur, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Roorkee, Mumbai on February 07, 2010, Sunday at 09.30 hrs to 12.30 hrs
•    Computer based ONLINE examination for the paper TF will be held in Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kanpur, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Roorkee, Mumbai on February 07, 2010, Sunday at 14.30 hrs to 17.30 hrs

Online payment option for
ONLINE Application form

Online payment is possible through HDFC bank payment gateway using Visa credit cards or Mastercard and debit cards of some banks as listed on the web site. Through a demand draft, offline payment is also possible.

New Examination Cities are -

•    IIT Delhi Zone – Dausa
•    IIT Bombay Zone – Loni, Pandharpur
•    IIT Guwahati Zone – Tezpur
•    IIT Roorkee Zone – Muzaffarnagar
•    IIT Madras Zone – Khammam, Karimnagar, Nalgonda, Kothagudem

For obtaining Information Brochure and Application Form, New Bank Branches are:

•    IIT Bombay Zone – Pandharpur (Sawarkar Road), Loni (Near Swami Samarth Mandir), Shegoan
•    IIT Bombay Zone – Bangalore (IISc; St. Marks Road; Jayanagar)
•    IIT Madras Zone – Karimnagar, Gudur, Khammam, Nalgonda, Kothagudem
•    IIT Guwahati Zone – Tezpur(Main), Bongaigaon (Main)

So, All the best to all the hardworking candidates.