GATE 2013 Counselling Procedure:
The GATE scores will be announced on March 15, 2013. These scores are valid for a period of TWO Years.
Weightage for GATE scores:
Generally a minimum of 70% weightage is given to the performance in GATE. The remaining weightage (30% maximum) is given to the candidate's academic record or performance in interview. Candidate opting for a general paper (XE or XL) may be further examined (by interview/written test) by the admitting institution. In such cases also the weightage for performance in GATE should not be less than 70%. The admitting institution will prescribe minimum passing percentage of marks in the interview.
Merely qualifying in GATE doesnt not ensure a seat in the postgraduate programmes. All the universities and institutes (with the exemption of the IITs and IIScs) call upon eligible candidates for admissions to the various PG courses available via advertisements in the newspapers and their websites. Interested candidates are required to apply as per the procedure specified.
Exemption for GATE qualified:
Eligibility criteria for admissions generally include exemptions from the usual PG entrance examination for the GATE qualified candidates. A specific cut off GATE score is applicable as per the institute or university's admissions specifications in such a case. Almost all the universities, institutes of the country allow for such exemptions for GATE qualified candidates.
Start of Counselling Process:
This is usually after the entrance test which is usually held for students who have not attempted the GATE or have not qualified in GATE. All GATE qualified candidates have to attend the interview though before counselling process actually starts. Shortlisted candidates are required to attend the counselling leading to subsequent allotment of the seats.
Counselling Institute wise/ University wise:
The websites of the individual universities have to regularly be checked for the updates, application dates and subsequent counselling schedules.
IITs: Each of the IITs invite for applications after the GATE scores are released somewhere around mid March. The application process goes on till mid April. Counselling starts in April itself and allotment of seats is done as per the counselling rounds.
Note: The websites of the individual IITs have to be regularly checked for status updates
IIT Indore: Admission notification
IIT Bombay: Admission notification
IIT Gandhinagar: Admisiion notification
IIT Jodhpur: Admission notification
IIT Kanpur: Admission notification
NITS: The 20 NITs in recent times have come together for Centralized Counselling for M. Tech./M. Plan (CCMT) making the application process a smoother and simpler one. Applications are invited mid May onwards till June first week and counselling generally starts mid June and is generally over by July end.
Guru Govind Singh Indrapasth University: Application process starts from April till May. Counselling generally starts from mid June to July
Thapar University: Application process starts from March mid till April mid. Counselling is generally in July.
IIITs: The IIITs do not have a common counselling procedure. Candidates are required to apply individually to each of the institutes. Still the counselling process for them generally starts from April and lasts till June depending upon the application schedules of the individual institutes.
IIIT Bangalore: Admission Notification
Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT): Applications are from April till May. The counselling is in June with commencement of classes by mid July.
Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology [NSIT], New Delhi: Weightage for GATE is 80 % and the remaining 20% weightage is for the performance in the interview. Application process starts in March end till mid April. Counselling and admissions are after mid July.
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur: For the intake of January 2013:
Application deadline: October 29, 2012
Last date of Submission of relevant documents along with demand draft: November 5, 2012
Announcement of short-listed candidates for written test/ interview: November 19, 2012
9. IISc.s: For the various Post graduation programmes
- IISC Banglore: Admission notification
12. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham: Admission notification
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Announcement of Selected candidates on website
Last date to deposit fee by selected candidates
Announcement of II list of selected candidates From wait-listed candidates)
Last date to deposit fee by II list candidates
Commencement of Classes