GATE 2014 Quantitative Analysis

Press Release on GATE-2014 Results
27th March 2014

Graduate Aptitude  Test  in  Engineering  (GATE) is  a  national  level  examination  that  tests  the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science. The GATE score is used for admissions to post-graduate programs (eg. M.E., M.Tech, direct Ph.D.) in Indian institutes of higher education with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other Government agencies.  The score is also used by many Public Sector Undertakings for employment screening purposes.

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) jointly administer the conduct of GATE. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is the Organizing Institute for GATE 2014. The GATE 2014 results are released on 27th  March 2014 at 21:30 hrs. The candidates can access the results by logging onto the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) website.

A total of 10,33,625 candidates have registered for GATE 2014 and 8,89,156 candidates (86.02%) have appeared for the exam. Out of the total candidates registered, 30.17 % are female candidates while the rest are male candidates and others.

For the first time, the 3-hour GATE 2014 examination was conducted in computer based ONLINE mode for all the  22  papers.  This  year  a  new  GATE  paper,  Ecology  and  Evolution  has  been introduced.  The  examination  for  all  the  papers  was  conducted  in  9  sessions  spread  over  3 weekends, starting from 2nd February 2014 and ending on 2nd March 2014. The examination was conducted in over 660 centres spread over 26 states and union territories of the country.

Out of the registered candidates, 86% of the Male and 85% of the Female registrants appeared for the examination. In terms of the number of candidates, the five largest papers are:

Electronics and Communication Engineering  (2,16,367),
Mechanical Engineering (1,85,578),

Computer Science and Information Technology (1,55,190),
Electrical Engineering (1,41,799) and 

Civil Engineering (90,872).
Examination for all these papers was conducted in  multi-session  mode. A suitable normalization method has been followed for these papers.

In GATE 2014, based on the qualified marks criterion, 1,49,694 (16.84%) candidates will be receiving the scorecards.

In terms of the category as declared by the candidates (General, OBC(NCL), SC, ST and PwD), 85,063 General, 42,287 OBC(NCL), 17,085 SC, 4224 ST and 1035 PwD candidates will be receiving the scorecards. The number of female candidates receiving the scorecards is 31,431 (21% of the total).

This year 17 PSUs have signed MoUs with IIT Kharagpur to receive the GATE 2014 results across various papers.

The candidates need to apply separately to each of the IITs, IISc, NITs and other institutes/universities to seek admission to various post-graduate and doctoral programmes. The candidates have to visit the websites of the respective institutes/universities for details regarding the admission.

G.P.Raja Sekhar
Organizing Chairman, 
GATE 2014
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

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