GATE 2009 Entrance Exam Notification
What is GATE ?
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination administered and conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE Committee comprising faculty from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordinating Board - GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.
Admission to post graduate programmes with MHRD and some other government scholarship/assistantship at engineering colleges/institutes in the country are open to those who qualify through GATE. GATE qualified candidates with Bachelor degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy or Master degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications are eligible for Master/Doctoral programmes in Engineering/ Technology/Architecture/Pharmacy as well as for Doctoral programmes in relevant branches of Science. To avail the scholarship, the candidate must additionally secure admission to such a postgraduate programme, as per the prevailing procedure of the admitting institution. GATE qualification, however, is not required for candidates with Master degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy who may be seeking scholarship/assistantship for relevant doctoral programmes.
The overall coordination and responsibility of conducting GATE 2009 lies with Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, designated as the Organizing Institute for GATE 2009.
Commencement of :
1) sale of information brochure and offline GATE 2009 application forms
2) online application form submission
22 Sept 2008
Last date of issue of information brochure and application forms :
1) by post from GATE Offices
2) at bank counters
3) at GATE office counters
17 Oct 2008
24 Oct 2008
29 Oct 2008
Last date for submissions:
1) Online application form submission (website
2) Receipt of completed Online/offline application form at different GATE Offices
24 Oct 2008
Date of the GATE 2009 examination
08th February 2009
Announcement of GATE 2009 results
15 Mar 2009
The following categories of candidates are eligible to appear in GATE 2009:
Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.
Master's degree holders in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.
Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master's degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology or in the third or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master's degree programme and Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology.
- Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by IE(I), AME by ICE(I)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.
|Application fee||OFFLINE||Application fee||ONLINE|
|General & OBC||Rs. 1000||General & OBC||Rs. 900|
|SC/ST/PD||Rs. 500||SC/ST/PD||Rs. 400|
There are two different ways by which candidates can apply for GATE 2009 examination. They are
The candidates must obtain a Demand Draft, drawn on any nationalized bank in favor of Chairman of the corresponding zonal GATE Office, the website of which the candidate wishes to submit online Application.
2.Fill in the ONLINE application form Click here
Click on 'online application' to view the form. FILL in the appropriate data. You will have to FILL in the payment details also. Therefore, it is essential that before you fill in the online application form make sure that you have the Demand Draft as mentioned above. You must enter the Demand Draft number, the 9-digit Bank Id or the MICR No. (that is next to the Demand Draft number on the DD) and the Bank name for the payment details.
3.PRINT the online application form
Step 5. Post/Submission
Duly filled-in Application Form with appropriate enclosures must be sent by Registered or Speed post to the Chairman, GATE of the Zone, the website of which has been used for making ONLINE registration on or before Wednesday, October 29, 2008.
It can be handed over personally to respective Zonal GATE Office.
Candidate can obtain a packet containing (i) OFFLINE Application Form (ii) Information Brochure (iii) Acknowledgment Card (iv) Envelope from:
- Designated Bank Branches corresponding to each zone on cash payment.
- Zonal GATE Office by sending a request letter and TWO self-addressed slips along with a Demand Draft for appropriate amount.
- Zonal GATE Office after handing over Demand Draft for appropriate amount.
2.Fill in the BDS cum application form
Step 3. Obtain SC/ST/PD/OBC (non creamy layer) Certificate
SC/ST/OBC (non creamy layer) and Disability Certificate should be obtained from appropriate authority, if applicable.
Step 4. Post/Submission
Duly filled-in 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, on or before Wednesday, October 29, 2008.