After hearing from many reports that GATE will be made compulsory for getting an engineering (BE/BTech) degree, AICTE has come forward and shunned these claims. Via a public notice, these reports have been officially discarded by AICTE. Vice-chairman M.P. Poonia has clarified everything on the AICTE website.
The official notice reads: “AICTE has noted with concern that some newspapers have carried an item stating that AICTE is deciding to make GATE as mandatory exit examination. AICTE has not taken any such decision. This is issued to clarify all stakeholders.”
AICTE has not taken any such decision till date and the students are clarified that these are just rumours. The GATE 2019 exam will be conducted on February 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2019. The registration for the exam is now over. Now, the admit card will be issued by the GATE authorities from January 04, 2019 onwards.
The GATE 2019 Admit Card will be available in GOAPS. Candidates have to log in at GOAPS using their enrollment ID and password. The admit card is an important document which the candidates will have to produce in the exam centre to be able to sit in the examination.
GATE is held for admission in various M.Tech / M.Sc. / M.Arch / M.Plan / Ph.D courses, offered by the IITs. The score of the exam will also be used by NITs and CFTIs for admission, as well as for various PSU recruitment.
GATE is a national level examination. From 2019 onwards this exam is being held for 24 papers. Statistics is the newest addition in the list of 23 subjects in which the exam was held. The exam is conducted in online mode only. There are 2 types of questions – MCQs and Numerical Answer Type (NAT). And there are questions carrying 2 marks and 1 marks. The total marks in all the 24 papers are 100 and there will be 65 questions.
For questions carrying 1 marks, the negative marking is -1/3. Similarly for questions carrying 2 marks the negative marking is -2/3. Although in NATs, there will be no negative marking.
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