For the first time, Srinagar became the examination centre for GATE and 4,046 candidates appeared.
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) examination for the first time has given an option of selecting examination centre to applicants from Srinagar. The GATE was conducted on February 1, 2, 8, and 9 across the country and the international centres, a statement by IIT-Delhi said on Wednesday. GATE 2020 examination has been organised by IIT-Delhi. To be precise, 79.30 per cent candidates chose Srinagar as an examination centre. In short, out of 5,102 registered candidates, a total of 4,046 (79.30 per cent) candidates opted for Srinagar to take the exam. While in centres of Jammu as many as 4,270 candidates appeared. A total of 6,84,903 candidates from across the country took the exam at 566 centres across 199 cities, while 8,59,048 candidates registered themselves.
“For the GATE examination, first time the candidates were given the choice of choosing examination centre in Srinagar. Total 5,102 candidates preferred Srinagar as examination city for GATE 2020,” IIT-D said in the statement.
Arrangements for the students
Eleven test centres were identified to accommodate all candidates in Srinagar to facilitate them by avoiding travel outside the valley in harsh and unpredictable weather.
All the same, forty faculty members (Institute Representatives) went to Srinagar for conducting GATE 2020 at eleven centres on February 1, 2, 8 & 9.
GATE 2020: An hassle-free experience
“The feedbacks of these Institute Representatives on infrastructures such as power, network connectivity, and transportation were very encouraging,” IIT-Delhi claimed.
“None of the internet dependent examination processes was delayed even by few minutes at all eleven centres in Srinagar,” the institute added.
Why is GATE conducted?
GATE opens the doorway for admissions as well as financial assistance to students who are planning to pursue:
(i) Master’s programmes and direct Doctoral programmes in Engineering/Technology/Architecture
(ii) Doctoral programmes in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies.
(iii) Even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MHRD scholarship/assistantship, the GATE qualification is mandatory.
(iv) Further, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process.
GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.