Saturday, 16 March 2013

GATE 2013 Result Highlights: 13% Success Rate

GATE 2013 Results declared on March 15, 2013 by the organising Institute IIT Mumbai. GATE is a qualifying examination for pursuing MTech and Phd programmes at the Indian Institutes of Technology, Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore), and several other engineering colleges. Also, Fifteen public sector units (PSUs) have signed an MoU with IIT-Bombay to receive the official GATE 2013 results across various papers for employment screening purposes. The test was conducted online for 15 papers on January 20 and offline for six papers on February 10. IIT Bombay was the organising institute for the exam this year.

GATE 2013 Results are available on http://gateapp.iitb.ac.in:8080/GATE/

A total of 12,00,728 candidates registered for GATE 2013 and 9,84,855 candidates (82.02%) appeared for the exam, of which 1,36,699 (13.88%) have qualified GATE 2013. Women candidates comprised 39.75% of the total registrants while Men candidates comprised 60.25%.

A larger fraction of the registered men appeared (88%) for the exam than women candidates (72%). Nearly 81% of the total number of candidates who appeared for GATE 2013 were from four papers:
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering (2,56,135), 
  • Computer Science and Information Technology (2,24,160), 
  • Mechanical Engineering (1,65,814) and 
  • Electrical Engineering (1,52,381).
Women form 20.9% of the total qualified candidates. As per the candidate supplied category (General, OBC-NC, SC, and ST) information, among the qualified candidates, 72,125 belong to General, 41,237 to OBC-NC, 18,936 to SC, and 4,401 to ST category. Physically challenged candidates comprise a total of 1,136 among the qualified in various categories.

Andhra Pradesh (22,476) has the highest number of qualifying candidates followed by UP (22,400), Maharashtra (9,951), Bihar (9,820), and Kerala (8,992). Tamil Nadu came ninth in the list of having the most number of qualified candidates.

This exam was taken by 9.84 lakh students this year — a marked increase from the 6.86 lakh last year.
Pass Percentage of qualified from total appeared:  
  • Computer Engineering: 7.78 percent 
  • Electronics and Communications Engineering : 14.21 percent
  • Electrical Engineering : 16.63 percent 
  • Mechanical Engineering: 14.82 percent
  • Instrumentation Engineering : 11.95 percent
  • Civil Engineering:  17.67 percent
  • Chemical Engineering: 19.46 percent 
  • Bio-technology:  21.19 percent. 

The all-India qualifying number has, however, dipped as compared to last year. Only 13.88 per cent or 1,36,699 qualified the exam. As per  Prof Umesh Bellur, organising chairman of GATE 2013 from IIT Bombay, The qualifying percentage is usually between 13 to 17 per cent. This year's percentage has gone down slightly as compared to around 15 per cent in 2012.

After qualifying GATE 2013:
Fifteen public sector units (PSUs) have signed an MoU with IIT-Bombay to receive the official GATE 2013 results across various papers for employment screening purposes. Qualified candidates need to apply separately to each of the IITs and IISc to seek admission to post graduate programmes.

References:
[1] http://www.indianexpress.com/news/with-9951-in-state-ranks-3rd-in-gate-score/1089006/
[2] http://www.gate.iitb.ac.in/gate2013/gate-2013-result-statistics/

1 comments :

kindly tell about criteria for selection for PSU's? Does PSU consider candidate to secure more than qualifying mark or only based on the AIR rank? Kindly post details?

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