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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 of Faculty members from IISc, Bangalore and other seven IIT’s on behalf of the National Coordinating Board, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development. The GATE score/rank is used for admissions to Post Graduate Programmes (M.Tech, MS, Direct Ph.D.) in institutes like IITs and IIScetc with financial assistance offered by MHRD. PSUs too use the GATE scores for recruiting candidates for various prestigious jobs with attractive remuneration.

In GATE examination, candidates can apply for only one of the 23 papers in which we provide training exclusively for the chemistry. Candidates are expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of their qualifying degree. However, candidates are free to choose any paper according to their admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which they wish to seek admission. For more details regarding the admission criteria in any particular institute, candidates are advised to refer to the websites of that particular institute.


Why GATE 2018?

GATE is considered to be the standard examination conducted not only for post graduation admissions but also to open the gates for lucrative opportunities in several public sector enterprises and research organizations. Based on the score achieved in GATE, admissions are offered in IITs, IISc, and NITs, and abundant opportunities for campus placements with salary packages ranging from Rs. 6 lakh to 30 lakh. Candidates on qualifying GATE, get a financial aid at par with CSIR NET in the form of Institute fellowship.

GATE exam is important because of below mentioned factors:

  • Several reputed PSUs and research organizations recruits on basis of GATE Score. i.e. IOCL, NTPC, BHEL, PGCIL, BARC etc.
  • Teaching: Professor, Asst. Professor at IITs, NITs, reputed educational institutes etc.
  • Junior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs etc.
  • Senior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs etc.
  • Junior Research Associates/ Senior Project Associates
  • Scientists “C” grade jobs
  • Career in Research & Development
  • Technical value addition
  • Expertise in subject/domain specialization

GATE 2018 Eligibility (For Chemistry)

The eligibility to appear for GATE exam is as follows:

  • Master's degree holders in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programs.

GATE 2018 Exam Pattern

Total Questions : 65 Total Marks : 100 Total Duration : 3 hours
Chemistry Section : 85 marks General Aptitude: 15 marks

25 marks to 40 marks will allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

These questions are objective in nature and each question will have choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer. Each question carries 1 or 2 marks questions in all the sections.

Numerical Answer Questions

There will be no choices available for these types of questions. A Numeric Answer question carries 1 or 2 marks questions in all sections. The answer for these questions is a real number to be entered by using mouse and virtual keypad displayed on the monitor. No negative marking for these questions.

Negative Marking
Questions Type Marks Negative Marking
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) 1 mark 0.33
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) 2 marks 0.66
Numerical Answer Questions 1 mark Nil
Numerical Answer Questions 2 marks Nil


How to prepare for GATE 2018?

Students who are unable to join our Regular Classroom program can prepare for GATE in the following way

  • The first and important thing for success in any filed is – sincerity , dedication and honest. So, first be honest to yourself. If you are really passionate in this field then start preparing now otherwise follows what you are best at!
  • Practice previous year question papers and analyze the weak topics and concentrate more on those topics. Candidates must try to solve the papers in a given time limit to obtain an idea as to how many questions are solved within the allotted time.
  • Impart equal emphasis on both theory and numerical problems.
  • Browse through the GATE syllabus for topics allotted more weightage and prepare them.
  • Do not make wild guess as there is negative marking associated with the questions.
  • Prepare the list of important definitions, equations, derivations, theorems, laws in every subject.
  • Pay more attention while attempting linked and common data questions.
  • For sharpening and enhancing your skills further , you can also join our online test series which gives you exact feel before the real exam