GATE is an all India examinations for candidates having undergraduate subjects in engineering/technology/architecture and post-graduate level subjects in science.

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The GATE score assists in getting admissions to post-graduate programmes (ME, M Tech, direct PhD) in Indian institutes of higher education with financial assistance provided by the HRD Ministry and other government agencies.

For getting admissions in postgraduate programmes or direct PhD in IITs and IISc, a valid GATE score is required.