Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination that is jointly conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the 7 Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee).
“Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and/or financial assistance to:
(i) Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and
(ii) Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies”, says the official statement by IIT about the purpose of this examination.
In addition to educational institutes, many other central government organizations (PSU) also use GATE scores to shortlist candidates for various job vacancies.They are:
The government of India has also expressed their interest to utilize GATE 2018 scores for their recruitment purposes.
Direct recruitment to Group A level posts such as 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.