Most awaited results of GATE 2013 organized by IIT-Bombay was announced on Friday. This time a girl in final year B Tech biotechnology Deepa Rajagopalan, of Sastra University, Tamil Nadu, topped the GATE-2013 examinations in the biotechnology stream.
GATE 2013 was conducted in dual mode both online and offline. The duration of test was 3-hour and was conducted on two days over four sessions. The computer based online exam for 2,02,223 candidates in 15 papers was conducted in 572 centers in 123 cities and towns across the country on January 20. The offline exam for 9,98,505 candidates in the remaining six papers was conducted in 992 centers in 183 cities and towns across the country on February 10. The GATE is an all India examination, administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology. Candidates qualifying this examination may seek admission in postgraduate programmes with government scholarships in engineering colleges, institutes and universities. 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).
Overall Statistics GATE 2013
Andhra Pradesh had the most number of qualified candidates (22,476), followed by Uttar Pradesh (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.
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. Source: TOI