The Graduate Aptitude Test in Architecture (GATE) is an exam conducted annually by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Ministry of Education, Government of India.
The GATE exam is a highly competitive test that is used to assess the candidates’ understanding of specific subjects in the field of architecture and their ability to apply this knowledge to solve technical problems.
It is a standardized test that is used as the basis for admission to postgraduate programs (such as Master of Architecture (M.Arch) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs) in Indian institutes of higher education, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and other institutes.
The GATE exam is also used as the basis for recruitment to various government organizations in India, such as the Indian Railways, National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
Here is some more information about the GATE exam:
- The GATE exam is held once a year, usually in February. It is conducted in an online format and consists of a single paper of 3 hours duration that is divided into two sections: General Aptitude and Architecture. The General Aptitude section tests the candidates’ verbal and numerical ability, logical reasoning, and data interpretation skills. The Architecture section tests the candidates’ knowledge of specific subjects in the field of architecture, such as building design and construction, building materials and construction, and environmental science and engineering.
- The GATE exam is open to candidates who have completed a bachelor’s degree in architecture or are in the final year of their bachelor’s degree program. The exam is conducted in English and is offered in two sessions: forenoon and afternoon.
- The GATE score is valid for a period of three years from the date of announcement of the results. Candidates who qualify for the exam can use their GATE score to apply for postgraduate programs in architecture or for recruitment to various government organizations in India.
- The GATE exam is conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Ministry of Education, Government of India.
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