GATE 2022 to have new papers

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IIT-Kharagpur will organize GATE 2022

DOOR 2022: Applicants for the Engineering Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE 2022) may appear for two more articles in the coming year. The decision was made at a National Coordination Board (NCB) -GATE meeting held on Saturday.

At the board meeting, IIT-Bombay, the organizing institute of GATE 2021, transferred its official functions to IIT-Kharagpur which will conduct the postgraduate engineering entrance examination in 2022.

Professor Deepankar Choudhury, organizing chair of GATE 2021, said IndiaTV that the two new articles will be: Naval architecture and maritime engineering, geomatics engineering.

The President added that there will be more exam centers for GATE candidates in the coming years. “There is a plan to increase testing centers with small town aspirants in mind during the pandemic as it has proven to be very successful last year.”

GATE 2022 will now have 29 new papers, last year IIT-Bombay presented two papers – Humanities and Environmental Science in GATE. According to IIT-Bombay, a total of 14,196 students have enrolled in newly introduced humanities subjects. Last year, GATE opened its doors to students from the humanities and business.

In addition, applicants were allowed to sit for two subjects simultaneously, and the eligibility criteria were also relaxed, with third-year students being eligible for GATE.

GATE is a computerized multiple choice question or MCQ-based exam. The document contains two sections, applicants must answer 65 questions within three hours. The questions covered general aptitude (15 points), engineering mathematics (10-13 points) and the basic field of engineering.

A total of 1.26 lakh candidates (17.82 percent) qualified in GATE 2021, the result was released on March 19. Those who pass the GATE will be eligible for admission to MTech courses in IITs as well as for jobs in UPEs.

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