Last Updated: 2010-09-04T07:13:07+05:30
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has invited applications for admission into various engineering courses, to be offered in the ensuing session 2011. The admissions are made through Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) exam, to be held on the date mentioned below. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination administered and conducted in eight zones across the country, jointly by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology, on behalf of the National Coordinating Board.
Date of Exam
GATE Online Exam - January 30, 2011
GATE Offline Exam - February 13, 2011
See the prospectus
How to Apply
Interested candidates can apply online by visiting the official website: http://www.iitb.ac.in. For applying online, candidates have to decide the payment option first. The payment options are Gateway payment or Challan payment. After selecting the payment mode, the applicant has to obtain SC/ST/PD Certificate (if applicable). Then, the applicant should fill the online application form and take a printout of the entire file. The duly filled application form, with appropriate enclosures must be sent by Registered or Speed post to the Chairman, GATE of the Zone, where the candidate prefers (corresponding to the 1st Choice of Examination City) to appear for the examination. It can be handed over personally to respective Zonal GATE Office.
One can apply offline also. For applying offline, the candidate has to obtain the application form from the designated bank branches corresponding to each zone on cash payment or over the counter from Zonal GATE Office after handing over a DD for appropriate amount. Thereafter, the duly filled form with appropriate enclosures must be sent by Registered or Speed post to The Chairman, GATE of the Zone, where the candidate prefers (corresponding to the 1st Choice of Examination City) to appear for the examination. It can be handed over personally to respective Zonal GATE Office. For further details, one can visit the aforementioned website.
Date of issue of Application Form
September 21, 2010 till October 27, 2010
September 21, 2010 till October 29, 2010 - Zonal GATE Office Counter
Last Date of submitting Application Form
Online Application Form - October 27, 2010 till 6.00 pm
Offline/Online Application Form at the respective zonal GATE Office - November 2, 2011
IIT-Madras (Gate Coordinator for 2011)
More info about GATE 2011 exam:
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering - GATE 2011
Date of Online Examination: 30-01-2011 (Sunday)
Date of Offline Examination: 13-02-2011 (Sunday)
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordination Board - GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
The GATE committee, which comprises of representatives from the administering institutes, is the sole authority for regulating the examination and declaring the results.
GATE is conducted through the constitution of eight zones. The zones and the corresponding administrative institutes are:
Zone-1: Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Zone-2: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Zone-3: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Zone-4: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Zone-5: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Zone-6: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Zone-7: Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Zone-8: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
The overall coordination and responsibility of conducting GATE 2011 lies with Indian Institute of Technology Madras, designated as the Organising Institute for GATE 2011.
Admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD and some other Government scholarships/assistantships in engineering colleges/institutes is open to those who qualify in GATE examination. GATE qualified candidates with Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture or Master's degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications are eligible for admission to Master's degree programmes in Engineering/Technology/Architecture as well as for Doctoral programmes in relevant branches of Science with MHRD or other government scholarships/assistantships. To avail the scholarship, the candidate must secure admission to such a postgraduate programme, as per the prevailing procedure of the admitting institution. However, candidates with Master's degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture may seek admission to relevant Doctoral programmes with scholarship/assistantship without appearing in the GATE examination.
GATE qualification is also a minimum requirement to apply for various fellowships awarded by many Government organizations.
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