GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national level examination that tests the comprehensive understanding on undergraduate subjects in relevant engineering and science area. GATE is conducted jointly by IISc Bangalore and seven IITs on behalf of the National Coordination Board under government of India.
GATE score is superior to all other entrance exam scores throughout India, and is considered for most PhD programmes as well for short listing in engineering and certain management programmes. GATE is also recognized by a few foreign institutes. Many public sector undertakings have been using GATE score in their recruitment process.
The validity of the score is 3 years and the test is given once a year. GATE tests the candidates’ bachelor's degree level knowledge of the chosen engineering discipline. For admission to Architecture /Planning candidates have to answer B.Arch /B.Planning level questions.
Graduates /final year students in architecture/planning are eligible to apply for the test to get admission to PG Architecture/Planning. Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UGC/AICTE as equivalent to relevant area are also eligible.