The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is set to conduct all its 21 papers online, unlike last year where exams for popular streams - Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical, Production & Industrial and Instrumentation - were conducted using the pen-paper test.
GATE 2014 will be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT KGP), the tentative date for which has been announced as the alternate weekends between February 1 and March 2, 2014.
GATE scores are the primary criteria for admissions to Master programmes in Technology (M.Tech) in all premier institutes of the country, like the IITs and NITs (National Institute of Technology), and the Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore).
These scores are now also being used for screening process for recruitment in public sector undertakings like Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOC)
The online applications for GATE registrations will begin from September 2 to October 3, 2013 while the last date for the printed version of the online application forms to reach the respective zonal GATE Offices is October 10.