Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2007

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 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), and Government of India. 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

Structure of Gate

  • The GATE 2007 examination consists of a single paper of 3 hours duration and carries a maximum of 150 marks.
  • The question paper of GATE 2007 will be fully objective type.
  • Candidates have to mark the correct choice by darkening the appropriate bubble against each question on an Objective Response Sheet (ORS).
  • There will be negative marking for wrong answers. The deduction will be 25% of the marks allotted.

GATE 2007 will have the following 22 papers:

Paper Code Paper Code
Aerospace Engg. AE Information Technology IT
Agricultural Engg. AG Mathematics MA
Architecture and Planning AR Mechanical Engg. ME
Civil Engg. CE Mining Engg. MN
Chemical Engg. CH Metallurgical Engg. MT
Computer Science & Engg. CS Physics PH
Chemistry CY Production & Industrial Engg. PI
Electronics & Communication Engg. EC Pharmaceutical Sciences PY
Electrical Engg. EE Textile Engg. & Fibre Science TF
Geology & Geophysics GG Engineering Sciences XE
Instrumentation Engg. IN Life Sciences XL

Papers XE and XL are of general nature and will comprise the following Sections:

Engineering Sciences (XE) Life Sciences (XL)
Section Code Section Code
Engg. Mathematics (Compulsory) (A) Chemistry (Compulsory) (H)
Computational Science (B) Biochemistry (I)
Electrical Sciences (C) Biotechnology (J)
Fluid Mechanics (D) Botany (K)
Materials Science (E) Microbiology (L)
Solid Mechanics (F) Zoology (M)
Thermodynamics (G)

Candidates appearing in XE or XL papers are required to answer three sections . Sections (A) and (H) are compulsory in XE and XL respectively. Candidates can choose any two out of the remaining sections mentioned against the respective papers.

The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate. However, some guidelines are suggested below:

  • Candidates are expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of their qualifying degree.
  • However, the candidates are free to choose any paper according to their admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the admitting institute.

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