Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, popularly known as GATE is the preliminary test conducted to examine the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in different undergraduate subjects in Engineering, Technology, and Architecture as well as post-graduate level subjects in Science. This is an all India level exam, which is conducted by The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) together. The score of this exam is important for admission in the post-graduate as well as doctoral programs. In addition, the aspirants are provided financial assistance by MHRD and other Government agencies.
Unlike JEE, GATE 2016 Counselling is not common for all the institutes. Each of the institutes has separate admission procedure for application as well as counseling for admission. It is essential that the candidates, who have qualified in the GATE 2016 exam, must check the notifications sent out by the institutes. However, for admission in NITs, a common counseling is held through CCMT. Another important thing to know as well as remember the admission notification for IISC Bangalore and the IITs are start prior to the announcement of GATE results. The candidates should apply separately in each of the IITs and counseling of GATE 2016 will also be held individually.
The candidates, who have qualified in the GATE 2016 exam, will be eligible for direct admission in IIT M.Tech programs through interviews. The other candidates, who have not qualified might have to appear for written test, which will be conducted by the respective departments they have applied to, followed by an interview. The admission criteria for every institute is different like IIT Jodhpur considers valid GATE scores for interview; whereas, institutes such as IIT Madras, IIT Bombay, etc. have pre-determined GATE cut-off for interview and counselling. You must carry along all the documents for as it is necessary for verification during GATE 2016 Counselling at all IITs and IISc Bangalore for qualified candidates.