Details of eligibility for writing the GATE Examination 2012 & Question pattern

Get to know the details of the GATE 2012.

GATE 2012

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is announced now. The GATE exams are conducted by IISC (Indian Institute of Science) & IIT (Indian Institute of Techonology) to select the students for PG Engineering courses.

The interested eligible candidates can apply online by following link

Date of Examination :
Online exam : 29/01/2012
Offline exam : 12/02/2012
The last date for applying online is on : 17.10.2011.

Eligibility for writing the GATE Examination 2012

  1. UG candidates in Engineering/Technology/ Architecture (4 years after 10+2) and final year students.
  2. UG candidates in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (Post-B.Sc./Post-Diploma) and final year students.
  3. PG candidated in any branch of Science/Mathematics/ Statistics/Computer
  4. Applications and final year students.
  5. The students who obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE

GATE Exam 2012 Time Table

Type Date Time Paper Codes
Online 29/01/ 2012
(Sunday) 09:am 12:00 pm AR, GG and TF
2 pm to 5 pm AE, AG and MN
Offline 12/02/ 2012
(Sunday) 09:am 12:00 pm BT, CE, CH, CS, ME, PH and PI
2 pm to 5 pm CY, EC, EE, IN, MA, MT, XE and XL

Question Pattern for GATE 2012

  1. Multiple choice questions (1 or 2 marks )
  2. Common data questions
  3. Linked answer questions
  4. Numerical answer questions, where the answer is a number, to be entered by the student.
  5. Examples of such questions can be found in Question Types.

1 mark : 1/3 mark will be minused for wrong answers.
2/3 mark : 2/3 mark will be minused for wrong answers


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