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GATE in Humanities & Social Sciences 2021

Why Go for GATE?

  • Postgraduate
  • Research Programs
  • Humanities, Social Sciences & Environmental Sciences added in 2021
  • Geospatial to be added in 2022

Why Go for GATE?

  • Monthly GATE fellowship of ₹ 12,400 by MoE
  • Recruitment to PSUs
  • Subjects introduced - economics, English literature, linguistics, sociology, psychology and philosophy
  • Amalgamation of Exam

The Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc) , Bangalore, and seven IITs have been conducting GATE for the past 36 years to admit students to advanced studies in 25 engineering and science streams. The newer IITs also take in students to MTech and other courses based on the GATE score.

HSS departments in most IITs have been offering PhD programmes for many years while some IITs have also begun teaching master՚s and M. Phil courses in these disciplines recently

Single entrance exam for HSS courses at the IITs and central universities

IIT Madras offers an MA course in development studies and English. IIT Guwahati offers an MA in development studies and IIT Gandhinagar has master՚s courses in psychology and sociology.

Students would have the option of taking GATE in two streams — MTech and pure science — and opt for any one during admission

Nearly 10 lakh students appear for GATE every year.

Who Can Apply?

  • 3rd year bachelor՚s student
  • Score valid for 3 years
Bachelor՚s Student Apply

A candidate may appear either in ONE or TWO subject papers. For candidates who choose TWO papers, the combination must be from the approved list of combinations and subject to the availability of infrastructure and date. Candidates opting to appear in TWO subject papers must have primary choice of paper, which will be their default choice and the second choice of paper, which has to be chosen from the allowed combinations. (No second subject choice is allowed for Humanities & Social Sciences)

Cities in India + 6 international centers

Admission Criteria

  • GATE
  • GATE + Interview

Their performance in GATE only; or based on their performance in GATE and an admission test/interview conducted by the department to which they have applied and/or the candidate՚s academic record. In the test/interview based selection procedure, as per the MoE guidelines, a minimum of 70 % weightage will be given to the performance in GATE and the remaining will be given to the candidate՚s performance in test/interview and/or academic record. However, the admitting institutes could prescribe minimum passing marks in the test/interview.

Employment Options

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) , Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) , Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) , Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) , National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) , Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) , Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI) .
  • Direct recruitment to Group A level posts in Central government, i.e.. , Senior Field Officer (Tele) , Senior Research Officer (Crypto) and Senior Research Officer (S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat, GoI, is now being carried out based on GATE score.

Question Types & Marking

  • MCQs + 1 and
  • MSQ (multiple select) – no negative marking
  • NAT (Numeric Answer) – no negative marking, no partial credit

Question Design

  • Recall – based on fact, principle & formula
  • Comprehension – understand basics & draw conclusion
  • Application – apply knowledge by logical reasoning
  • Analysis & synthesis – data presented and questions asked based on it

Question Paper

Section GA: General Aptitude (Compulsory for All)

  • 5 Questions (1 mark each)
  • 5 Questions (2 mark each)
  • Total 15 marks & 10 questions

Question Paper

Section B1: Reasoning and Comprehension (Compulsory)

  • 5 Questions (1 mark each)
  • 10 Questions (2 mark each)
  • Total 25 marks & 15 questions

Question Paper

Section C1 to C6: Your Subject

  • 20 Questions (1 mark each)
  • 20 Questions (2 mark each)
  • Total 60 marks & 40 questions

Calculation of Normalized Marks for Multi-Session Papers- in all multi-session GATE papers, the distribution of abilities of candidates is the same across all the sessions. This assumption is justified since the number of candidates appearing in multi-session papers in GATE 2021 is large and the procedure for allocation of session to candidates is random.

GATE scorecard downloaded free of cost between 26th March 2021 to 31st May 2021 and later there is a fee of ₹ 500. No hard copies will be issued.

General Information

  • No upper age limit
  • Numbers of attempts are not limited
  • 4-center choice is asked for examination
  • Cut-off score and fee for EWS candidates will be SAME as General candidates.
  • Each candidate will be assigned to ONLY ONE of the multiple sessions of a particular paper, which is being held in multiple sessions.
  • Only one scribble pad at any point of time will be provided to the candidate that can be used to do the rough work. To obtain a second scribble pad, the candidate MUST return the first scribble pad.
  • NO. During the online GATE 2021 examination, all candidates will be provided with a virtual scientific calculator, which has to be used to answer the questions.

General Aptitude Syllabus

  • Verbal Aptitude
    • Basic English grammar: tenses, articles, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, verb-noun
    • agreement, and other parts of speech Basic vocabulary: words, idioms, and phrases in context
    • Reading and comprehension Narrative sequencing
  • Quantitative Aptitude
    • Data interpretation: data graphs (bar graphs, pie charts, and other graphs representing data) ,
    • 2- and 3-dimensional plots, maps, and tables Numerical computation and estimation: ratios,
    • percentages, powers, exponents and logarithms, permutations and combinations, and series
    • Mensuration and geometry Elementary statistics and probability
  • Analytical Aptitude
    • Logic: deduction and induction
    • Analogy
    • Numerical relations and reasoning
  • Spatial Aptitude
    • Transformation of shapes: translation, rotation, scaling, mirroring, assembling, and grouping
    • Paper folding, cutting, and patterns in 2 and 3 dimensions

Reasoning and Comprehension

  • Reading Comprehension – ability to understand complex language material in short paragraphs and answer questions regarding them.
  • Expression – questions on stylistic and rhetorical aspects of a short passage including corrections or modifications of particular sentences.
  • Analytical reasoning – ability to understand relationships in statements or short passages and being able to draw reasonable conclusions/inferences from them.
  • Logical reasoning – Thinking critically to evaluate or to predict an argument, identify the main and supporting arguments, predict outcomes etc.

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