Post Graduation in Engineering 2015

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“Post Graduation, also known as Masters”, truly lives to the Title”. Just imagine, a Masters Degree would truly set you Apart from the others, thereby speaking Volumes about you.

Being a post graduate means a lot, but possessing this Degree from a University apart from those Pristine Institutions would not make much of a  difference, Would you Agree?. So, if you want to play it big in the field of engineering, then a Masters from Institutes such as the IITs and the IISs would surely make you Invincible.

Getting a Degree from these above mentioned Institutes would not only get you a good job, but also increase your chances of venturing out on your own, this is because the level of knowledge and the education that is provided in these institutes in incomparable to none. But one needs to clear GATE (General Aptitude Test for Engineering) in that regard.

About GATE:

GATE has a reputation for being one of the most toughest competitive exams in the world of engineering and is a must for securing admission in institutes such as the IITs and the IISs. This exam is usually conducted once in a year, ever since it began in 1984 and is held jointly by the 7 IITs and the IISs, the department of higher education, the Government of India.

This examination is held in 22 disciplines of engineering such as Civil, Mechanical, Electrical etc. This exam partitioned in two, General Aptitude and the Main Course which is stated below:
(Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Aeronautical, Information Technology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology and Geophysics, Mathematics, Mining, Metallurgical, Production and industrial, textile and fabric, life sciences, engineering sciences, electronics and communication, ecology and evolution etc). The next exam would be commencing  next year probably from 31 January, 2015 up to mid February 2015.

Eligibility for GATE 2015:

  • Any graduate in Engineering, Technology or any equivalent degree from a recognized College or University.
  • Any graduate in Architecture from a recognized College or University.
  • All candidates who have completed their 2nd year and above in any four year integrated Masters Degree or Dual Degree.
  • All candidates who have obtained their qualifications from reputed societies such as the UPSC or the AICTE.


Total duration of 3 hours , the exam comprises of 100 marks in which 15 marks are allotted for General Aptitude and 85 marks would be for the respective Engineering disciplines.

General Aptitude Pattern and Style of Paper:

Broadly, the GATE 2014 Syllabus can be segregated into three major sections, the general aptitude section, the engineering mathematics section and the technical aptitude section. Here is what you should know about the general structure of the syllabus for GATE 2014 exam.

  1.  General Aptitude (GA) Section: The syllabus of the general aptitude section is the same for all branches. There will be multiple choice type questions of total 15 marks, with 5 questions carrying 1 mark each, and 5 questions carrying 2-marks each. Here is the syllabus for the general aptitude section.
  1.  Engineering Mathematics: There are total 15 marks in this section. The syllabus for engineering mathematics varies, according to the GATE Papers, some papers have the syllabus, while some may not.

For example, Engineering Mathematics:

  • Engineering Mathematics Syllabus Comprises of electrical engineering, electronics & communication engineering, and instrumentation engineering is the same. The engineering mathematics syllabus for each of these branches include linear algebra, calculus, differential equations, complex variables, probability and statistics, numerical methods, and transform theory.
  • Similarly, engineering mathematics syllabus for civil engineering, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering is also the same. The syllabus includes linear algebra, calculus, differential equations, complex variables, and numerical methods.
  • On the other hand, some topics in the syllabus for computer science & IT engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, electronics & communication engineering, instrumentation engineering, and chemical engineering are common.
  1.  Technical Aptitude Section:

This section carries 70 percent of the total marks and generally includes branch-specific technical questions. Quite obviously, the syllabus for this section is different for different branches. For example, the syllabus for mechanical engineering includes topics, such as, applied mechanics and design, fluid mechanics and thermal sciences, and manufacturing and industrial engineering.

Main Course Portion:

This depends on your choice of Engineering Subject or Paper. The GATE Examinations are conducted in all the 22 disciplines Engineering and for detailed and in-depth information about GATE, you could visit or visit this link mentioned below:

  Pattern of Paper for the Main Course:

  • The Main Course comprises of a  total of 55 questions in the Main Engineering Section, comprising of 85 marks.
  • This section comprises of both Multiple Choice Alternatives and Numerical Choice Questions.
  • For the Numerical Questions, there would be no Multiple Alternatives,
  • In this section, rough papers would be provided for the purpose of computations, especially in the Numerical Questions.

P.S. Its both Advisable and Recommended that all students aspiring for Post Graduation, should opt for the subject in which they have graduated.

Also please visit our website for further information on GATE and the upcoming Engineerng Entrance Examinations, for the year 2015.

We hope the above information proves useful to you, any suggestions or comments, would be appreciated.

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