The following categories of candidates are eligible to appear for GATE.
Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Pharmacy and those who are in the final Year of such programmes.
Master's degree holders in any branch of science/mathematics/statistics or Equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programmes. However, if the degree is in Master of Computer applications, the candidate should have had course in mathematics at the Bachelor's or Master's level.
Candidate in the second or Higher year of (post B.Sc) four year integrated Master's degree programme in Engineering/Technology or in the third or higher year of the 4-year integrated Master's degree/Dual degree programme in Engineering/Technology.
Candidates with qualifications obtained through Examination conducted by professional societies recognised by UPSC/AICTE as equivalent to B.E/B.Tech.
GATE 2012 Examination Details :
The Examination is a single paper of 3 hrs duration and of 150 marks. There will be 30 questions of 1 mark and 60 questions of 2 marks.
A candidate is expected to answer the paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree. However, the candidate is free to choose any of the papers as his/her admission plan.
You have to choose te subject and study as per the syllabus mentioned in the GATE brochure.
About GATE Result
Results of qualified candidates in GATE 2012 will get All India Rank and percentile score. For, example a percentile score of 99 % means you are in the top 1% category of the candidates who appeared for GATE.
Candidates who get less than 70 percentile get no score card.
GATE scores are valid for 1 year only. You may reappear in the GATE exam if you are not satisfied with the earlier score and the new score will be used for admission purposes.