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GATE statistics reveal shift in trends

 


The total number of candidates appearing in GATE (across all subjects) was on the rise till 2013. In 2014, however, the numbers have gone down by about 10% (Refer table 1). Further, the current year’s statistics also highlight a significant drop in the number of female aspirants for the GATE exam. As per a report released by a leading newspaper, one of the possible explanations for this phenomenon could be the introduction of application fees for all. Prior to 2014, the female candidates never had to pay any application fees for this exam. This year, Rs. 750 was mandated as examination fees for female candidates as well.

 

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In terms of the enrollment trends, five engineering streams have consistently witnessed highest registrations, namely,  Electronics and Communication Engineering (2,16,367), Mechanical Engineering (1,85,578), Computer Science and Information Technology (1,55,190), Electrical Engineering (1,41,799) and Civil Engineering (90,872). However, within the streams, a shift of preferences is evident over the previous year (see Table 2 for reference). Civil and mechanical engineering have seen a steady increase in enrollments; ECE has seen a small drop; while CS & IT has seen the biggest decline

 

Source: http://gate.iitkgp.ac.in/gate2014/press_release.pdf

 

Table 1: Trends in number of candidates appearing in GATE

 

 Year

Total number of candidates who appeared for GATE exam

2014

889,156

2013

984,855

2012

686,614

2011

Approximately 553,000 *

2010

Approximately 414,000 *

2009

Approximately 230,000 *

2008

Approximately 170,000 to 180,000 *

 

Table 2: Comparison data table of GATE 2013 and 2014 for ECE, ME, CSE, EE and CE

 

Subject

Total number of candidates who appeared in GATE 2013

Total number of candidates who appeared in GATE 2014

Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)

256135

2,16,367

Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)

224160

1,55,190

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

165814

1,85,578

Electrical Engineering (EE)

152381

1,41,799

Civil Engineering (CE)

67472

90,872

Total (5 subjects)

865962

789716

 


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