Introducing Statistics(ST) in GATE 2019
Till this year, the examination was held in 23 papers including Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Architecture and Planning, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering among other subjects.
Starting next year, the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) will be held for Statistics (ST) paper. Accordingly it has been included in the list of papers in which the GATE 2019 would be conducted. Till this year, the examination was held in 23 papers including Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Architecture and Planning, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering among other subjects. READ MORE: 10 Important Things One Should Know Prior To Filling Out The GATE 2019 Application.
The Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) would conduct the examination on February 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2019. There is no change in the pattern of the examination. An online test will contain some questions for which numerical answers must be keyed in by the candidate using a virtual keypad while the rest of the questions will be of multiple choice question type.
The candidates will be allowed to use only an on-screen virtual calculator during the examination. This apart, aspirants can appear only in any one among the 24 subjects listed in the notification. Exam for some papers is likely to be held in multiple sessions. However, the aspirants can appear in any one session only.
According to IIT-M which is organizing the exam, physical calculators, mobile phones and wristwatches would not be allowed into the examination hall and candidates carrying any one of these would be disqualified. Also biometric information i.e. photographs and fingerprints would be captured for randomly selected candidates before the commencement of the examination.
The syllabus for the newly introduced statistics subject and others papers has been made available on the website http://gate.iitm.ac.in/index.
The online registrations through the website will commence from September 1 and conclude on September 21. Test fee without late fee is Rs.750 for women and SC/ST/PwD candidates whereas for others, it is Rs.1,500. Aspirants can also apply till October 1 by paying Rs.1,250 for women, SC/ST/PwD candidates and for others it is Rs.2,000.
The GATE scores are used for admissions into various post graduate programmes offered by the IITs. Besides, several Public Sector Undertaking (PSUs) like Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Gas Authority of India Limited, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, National Thermal Power Corporation, Nuclear Corporation of India Limited, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and Power Grid Corporation of India were short-listing candidates for jobs. And also direct recruitment to the Group-A level posts in central government including senior field officer (Tele), senior research officer (Crypto) and senior research officer (S&T) in cabinet secretariat, government of India were now being done on the basis of GATE score.
Some other Central organizations have also expressed their interest to utilize GATE 2019 score for recruitment, the IIT-M said.
Source – Telangana Today