GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is an examination which is conducted for Master of Engineering (ME), Masters in Technology (M. Tech.) and direct Ph.D. admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other institutes & universities across India. It is a gateway to enter into public sector organisations (PSUs) and in the research area. Many PSUs and R&D organizations use GATE score directly for providing jobs. The organizations are ONGC, NTPC, GAIL, HPCL, PGCIL, BHEL, BSNL, HPCL, NHPC, BARC, DRDO, and many more.
GATE is an All-India examination administered and conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE Committee comprising of faculty members from IISc, Bangalore and other seven IIT’s on behalf of the National Coordinating Board, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development.