Srinagar becomes GATE centre for the first time, 4,046 candidates appeared

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New Delhi, Updated on Feb 13, 2020 14:56 IST

Out of 5,102 registered Srinagar candidates, a total of 4,046 (79.30 per cent) candidates appeared in Srinagar to take the exam. In Jammu region, 4, 270 candidates appeared for the GATE exam 2020.

For the first time in the history of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) examination, Srinagar became the exam centre for GATE 2020 applicants. The exam was held on February 1, 2, 8, and 9 across the country and the international centres, according to a statement by IIT-Delhi. This year, GATE 2020 exam has been conducted by IIT-Delhi. Out of 5,102 registered Srinagar candidates, a total of 4,046 (79.30 per cent) candidates appeared in Srinagar to take the exam. In the Jammu region, 4, 270 candidates appeared for the GATE exam 2020. As far as the total candidates are concerned, overall 6,84,903 candidates from across the country appeared for the exam at 566 centres across 199 cities, while 8,59,048 candidates registered themselves.

To facilitate students, eleven test centres were marked to provide accommodations to all candidates in Srinagar by helping them skip travel outside the valley in harsh and erratic weather. 40 faculty members (Institute Representatives) visited Srinagar for holding GATE 2020 at eleven centres on February 1, 2, 8 & 9. According to IIT-Delhi, the feedbacks of the Institute Representatives on infrastructures such as network connectivity, transportation, and power were very motivating. It further added that none of the internet dependent examination procedures were hindered even by a few minutes at all eleven centres in Srinagar.

Why is GATE held?

GATE facilitate candidates in admissions as well as financial aid to those who are aspiring to pursue:

  • Master’s programmes and direct Doctoral programmes in Engineering/Technology/Architecture
  • Doctoral programmes in significant subdivisions of Science, in the organisations maintained by the MHRD and other Government organisations
  • Even in some colleges and institutes, which give admission to students without MHRD scholarship/assistantship, the GATE qualification is compulsory
  • Apart from this, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their hiring process.

GATE is held mutually by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

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