GATE or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is a national examination conducted to seek admission and/or financial assistance to postgraduate programs of Institutes as well as jobs at Public Sector Companies. It primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering / Technology / Architecture for admission. GATE is usually held for 27 subjects and it’s scores remain valid for three years from the date of announcement of results.
A Computer-Based Test (CBT), it is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education and Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India. It is also recognised by various institutes outside India such as Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
This year, the examination will be conducted over six days and twelve sessions. From February 5th, 2021 to February 7th, 2021 and February 12th, 2021 to February 14th, 2021. The examination will be conducted in different cities across India and in six cities outside India. GATE-2021 will be conducted in international centres only if the ongoing Covid-19 situation eases and travel restrictions are relaxed.
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