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M.Tech. After AMIE

After qualifying GATE

What Is GATE?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science. GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.

I have passed my AMIE - both Section A and B. Can I appear in GATE exam?

Yes, you can. See eligibility for GATE

Where a GATE score can be used?

M Tech admission.  The GATE score of a candidate reflects the relative performance level of a candidate. The score is used for admissions to various post-graduate education programs (e.g. Master of Engineering, Master of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy) in Indian higher education institutes, with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other government agencies.

Use of GATE score for Employment .  In the past, several Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have used GATE scores to shortlist the  candidates for employment. A few such organizations are: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL),  Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Nuclear Power  Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Power Grid  Corporation of India (PGCI). 

Direct recruitment to Group A level posts in Central government, i.e., Senior Field Officer (Tele), Senior Research Officer (Crypto) and Senior Research Officer (S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India, is now being carried out on the basis of GATE score. The details of the  scheme of recruitment are normally published in National Newspapers/Employment News/Rozgar  Samachar by the concerned authority.  Some other Government of India Organizations have also expressed their interest to utilize GATE score for their recruitment purpose.

When GATE notification is decalred?

In the month of August/September in leading newspapers.

When GATE exa is conducted?

GATE 2020 will be conducted for 25  subjects (also referred to as “papers”) and it would be distributed over 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th of February  2020. The GATE examination centres are spread in different cities across India, as well as, in six  cities outside India. The examination would be purely a Computer Based Test (CBT). 


Before starting the application process, the candidate must ensure that he/she meets the educational  eligibility criteria of GATE 2020.An AMIE pass student is also eligible.

How long GATE score will be valid?

Note that the GATE score  is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of the results.

When GATE result will be declared?

In March.GATE score is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of the  results.

Can I use a physical calculator during the examination? 

NO. During the online GATE 2020 examination, all candidates will be provided with a virtual  scientific calculator which has to be used to answer the questions. Mobile phones, physical  calculators, wristwatches, or any other electronic items are NOT permitted inside the examination  hall.

Please enlighten me on GATE score.

After the evaluation of the answers, the actual (raw) marks obtained by a candidate will be considered  for computing the GATE Score. For multi-session papers (subjects), raw marks obtained by the  candidates in different sessions will be converted to Normalized marks for that particular subject. Thus, raw marks (for single session papers) or normalized marks (for multi-session papers) will be  used for computing the GATE Score, based on the qualifying marks.

Can you give me GATE syllabus?

Yes. Download GATE syllabus by clicking on following button.

Various Certificates From IEI For GATE Exams After Passing AMIE Exams

An AMIE pass student must apply for No Objection Certificate to Director (Exams), The Institution of Engineers (India) with a DD of Rs. 500/- (check latest fee by sending email to This will be needed while applying for M Tech after passing GATE.

Inquiry for no objection certificate can be made at

Ph: +91-33-40106274 and +91-33-40106231


Enquiry for Issuance of conversion certificate, equivalence certificate and appearance certificate for GATE Examination

Ph: +91-33-40106228