Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination that primarily tests a comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering and Technology. The GATE score of a candidate reflects a relative performance level in a particular paper in the exam. The score is used for admissions to post-graduate engineering programs like M.E., M.Tech or direct Ph.D. in Indian higher education institutes with financial assistance provided by Government agencies. The score may also be used by Public sector units for employment screening purposes.
Eligibility for GATE 2014: The categories of candidates eligible to appear for GATE 2014 are below given:
GATE 2014 Exam Pattern: GATE Examinations for all 22 papers will be conducted by an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT). The online examination paper will contain some questions for which numerical answers must be keyed in by the candidate using the virtual keypad. Rest of the questions shall be of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type.
The GATE examination consists of a single paper of 3-hour duration that contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks are in General Aptitude (GA). The question paper will consist of both multiple choice questions (MCQ) and numerical answer type questions. GATE Papers and the Paper Codes for GATE 2014 is as given below:
NOTE: XE (Engineering Sciences) and XL (Life Sciences) papers are of general nature and will comprise of Sections listed in the above table.
– All the papers will have few questions that test the General Aptitude (Language and Analytical Skills), apart from the core subject of the paper.
– XE Paper : A candidate appearing in the XE paper has to answer the following-
1. Section A – Engineering Mathematics
2. GA – General Aptitude
3. Any two of XE sections B to G
The choice of two sections from B to G can be made during the examination after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered at a time. A candidate wishing to change midway of the examination to another optional section must first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (B to G).
– XL Paper : A candidate appearing in the XL paper has to answer the following-
1. Section H – Chemistry
2. GA – General Aptitude
3. Any two of XL sections I to M
The choice of two sections from I to M can be made during the examination after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered by the candidate. A candidate wishing to change midway of the examination to another optional section must first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (I to M).
Some of the books which can help candidates to prepare for GATE 2014 Exam are suggested as below.You can choose according to your GATE Paper –
1) Books for GATE 2014 Mechanical, computer science & IT, Electronics, Civil, Electrical Engineering Exam respectively.
2) Books for GATE 2014 Chemical,Instrumental, Metallurgical, Production & Industrial Engineering Exam
Syllabus for GATE 2014: Candidates can download detailed syllabus of GATE 2014 from here.
These books consists of all the related topics at one place.
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