All You Needed to Know About Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)

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GATE or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, one of the most competitive exams in India is conducted once a year, especially in the month of February, for admission into post graduate courses across institutes in India. The exam is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Sciences and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the national coordination board- GATE, department of higher education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD).

Over the years, GATE has gained recognition as a tough exam, that is cleared by only the brightest and brilliant students of India. Only 15% of the appearing students qualify.The duration of the exam is three hours and it tests the engineering basics of the students. The exam is conducted online via a computer based test and the student needs to obtain high percentile to get admission in post graduate programs in Indian institute of technology and Indian institute of Science. The GATE exam was first held in 1984.

The GATE scores is used to attain admission in post graduate courses in institutes with financial aid provided by the government.The scores in this exam is also used for various job openings by public sector undertakings.The exam has gained recognition internationally as well.

Various Disciplines

GATE is conducted in 23 disciplines like aerospace engineering, agricultural engineering, architecture and planning, biotechnology, civil engineering, Chemistry, Chemical engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Mining engineering and so on.

In the test, each subject contains ten questions that tests the general aptitude (language and analytical skills) and the core subject.

Why choose Gate?

Numerous reputed private companies prefer students who have passed GATE and they are directly interviewed. GATE qualified students are also directly interviewed for GET and GMT jobs by Government sectors like NTPC, BHEL, PGCIL, BPCL, HPCL, GAIL, MECOM, CONCOR, MECL, NALCO, and DDA. GATE students gain a wonderful opportunity to study abroad and enrich themselves with the new culture and environment, as various universities around the world welcome them for their post graduate fellowship courses.

 GATE Results

GATE Results are usually announced one month after the examinations are over. The date announced for the declaration of the result is March 27, 2017 at 06:00 p.m.

The application for GATE 2017, has already been opened from 1 September 2017.The last date for the GATE registration process is October 4, 2016.

However, before registering for the exam, one needs to assess their own eligibility criteria. The basic eligibility criteria is

  1. Passed a Bachelor’s degree (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after diploma) in any stream. You are also eligible if you are in the final year.
  2. Passed a master’s degree in any branch like Mathematics,Science,Statistics and computer applications or equivalent degree.(Pre final year students are not eligible to write the exam)

Students can also visit educational portal- Collegedunia and equip themselves with the various aspects of the examination, as they provide information on entrance exams like GATE, CAT, MAT and GMAT. They provide the right tools to plan and prepare for this reputed exam.

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First Lady Michelle Obama And Oprah Winfrey Speak On Self Value, Work And Growth

This interesting video presents a heart warming, valuable conversation between Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. Watch the Women Rock video!

In this video, Oprah Winfrey begins a lovely conversation on self value and self worth. One of the most powerful messages that Michelle Obama, the first lady of United States of America sends out to the audience is that, it’s essential to discover ourselves and know who we exactly are. That’s the only way to handle the negativity that is present outside us.

Before attaining her public service position in America, she learned to have a clear idea of who she was. Part of the credit goes to her loving and focused parents, that helped her to have a clear sense of who she was. This made it easy to grow and handle a powerful position like the first lady of America.

She wanted her daughters to be normal and whole in the midst of all the confusion, when she became the first lady of America. It’s evident from her many talks that Michelle is a doting mother to her two daughters and was concerned about the welfare of her children when she attained this position. Whether at work or with her family, valuing oneself has been a priority for her.

In her working  phase, she always wanted to be paid well, because she could perform and deliver. “I didn’t want to sell myself short,” she said. She didn’t want to be taken advantage of as she knew her value. You may agree or disagree, but she recommends not taking up part time jobs as you end up working harder and being paid less. You ultimately end up working more and not being paid for those extra hours, she says. So, there was no compromise when it came to being paid well.

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Six Lessons From Finding Dory That I Came Away With. And You?

Finding Dory, the latest superhit Pixar movie has so much for us to takeaway! Sharing my lessons from Finding Dory.

I had the chance to watch the 3D animated movie – Finding Dory and I discovered that like every Pixar movie, there are some great takeaways from this movie too. The movie is a sequel of Finding Nemo and Ellen DeGeneres lends her voice to the blue fish-Dory. There are high chances of it becoming the biggest animated movie of all time.

For those of you who haven’t seen the first movie, Dory is a fish that suffers from short term memory loss. She wanders in the ocean, and in the bargain loses her parents. She grows up with a different species of fish Marlin and Nemo, with whom she becomes good friends and treats them like her own family.

Later the amnesiac fish embarks on a journey to find her parents, despite her disability. This movie is all about her adventurous journey, the challenges she faces and the manner in which she overpowers them – with consistent perseverance and the support of her friends who in turn are battling their own disabilities.

I found these to be interesting takeaways from Finding Dory.

Living with disability

In the movie, Dory is living each day with her disability. She can hardly remember things, and this can prove to be a real hindrance, living in the deep waters of the big wide ocean, that comprises of dangerous species of fish. It’s not easy to survive with a disability and this fact applies to human lives too.

The movie sends across a valuable message that though we may have disabilities, we can still make a success of our lives if we have the right attitude, just like Dory.

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Is Working From Home Easy As It Seems? A Look At The Pros And Cons

Working from home is the need of the hour for many women. Does it really work? If not, how can you make it work for you? Read on to find out.

In the days gone by, women struck a balance between work and home, despite spending many hours at work. It amazed me to see them multitask so effortlessly. Today women have an advantage of working from home, thanks to the numerous work from home options that are available. Never did I think that I would be one among them to make this kind of work style choice.

Initially I was of the opinion that this choice would make things easier for me as I would not have to commute long distances. This would save me a lot of time and in the interim, I would be able to keep a watch over my kid at home. The process was not as easy as it seemed.

The challenges I faced

Working without interruptions – The most challenging aspect of working from home is sticking to a routine as there are several things that could distract you. Attending to phone calls, unexpected visitors, thereafter several distractions from your kid due to their unexpected demands.

The process of completing the house chores and later beginning my work in front of the computer was a bit exhausting. The thought of some pending house chore would continuously nag me and subsequently it would become difficult to focus on my work.

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