GATE Instrumentation Engineering Selection Process 2023

GATE Instrumentation Engineering Selection Process 2023

ByAina Parasher  |  Updated on: Jun 30, 2022
Read all about the GATE Instrumentation Engineering Selection Process 2023. Go through the content to check the Marking Scheme of the GATE IN 2023 exam. Find out about the score Normalization.
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GATE Instrumentation Engineering selection process 2023 is the complete procedure that the aspiring candidates should know to clear the GATE IN exam. The selection process for GATE Instrumentation Engineering includes a written exam that needs to be cleared by the candidates.

The details of the complete selection procedure for GATE IN 2023 is given below in an elaborated way. Candidates must be aware of the marking scheme as well so that they can easily make their way through the exam.

GATE IN Selection Process 2023

GATE IN selection process consists of the complete process of the candidates from getting GATE score to the successful inclusion in the organization of their choices. Students sit in the GATE exam for various purposes like getting placed in the companies like PSUs for engineering jobs, getting admission in the Master’s programs in the national institutes, or being awarded by Fellowship programs in Govt. entities, etc.

Public Sector Undertakings(PSUs) and a few reputed companies consider the GATE score as eligibility criteria for the selection of candidates to fill the position of entry-level engineers in their departments. Students of the IN(Instrumentation Engineering) branch who want to take admission in Masters programs shall register in the CCMT(Centralised Counseling for M.Tech./M.Plan./M.Arch./M.Des.) platform to sit in the common counselling process.

GATE Instrumentation Engineering Selection Process Details

After completion of the GATE IN exam, there are various opportunities that a student can explore. Students in the final year of Instrumentation Engineering or who completed graduate courses in the same can sit for the GATE 2023 examination. After successful completion of the GATE IN exam, a normalized GATE score is allotted to the students according to their performance in the exam. This normalized GATE score can be used to further boost the career of the students. Using GATE score students can individually apply for PSUs to get the position of an entry-level engineer.

GATE IN Selection Process for Masters

After successful completion of the GATE IN exam. The normalized GATE IN score can be used to get admission in the Master’s program across India in prestigious colleges. The selection process for masters remains the same throughout the country where students register for the counselling process and on selection, they have to sit either in GDs or written test and PI(Personal Interview) where 60%-70% weightage is given to the GATE score and rest 20%-30% is given to their academic scores or test and PI scores.

Must Check: GATE IN Admit Card 2022

GATE IN Selection Process for Fellowship Programs

GATE IN qualified students need to register at Prime Minister’s Research Fellowships (PMRF) for the consideration to be awarded by the Fellowship programs where stipends or monetary support is provided to the deserving students/candidates. Various institutes like IIMs, IITs come under this platform to provide the Fellowship to deserving candidates.

GATE Instrumentation Engineering Marking Scheme

The exam of the GATE Instrumentation Engineering selection process consists of a total of 65 questions worth 100 marks. The core subject accounts for around 72 percent of the total marks, whereas Engineering Mathematics accounts for 13 percent of the total marks. The General Aptitude section carries a 15 percent weighting in the overall score. The marking scheme of the exam is as follows.

  • For 1-mark MCQs, 1/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect attempt.
  • In the case of 2-mark MCQs, the candidate will be penalized 2/3 mark for the wrong attempt
  • For questions that aren’t attempted, zero marks will be awarded.
  • There is no negative marking for numerical answer type (NAT) questions.

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GATE IN Selection Process FAQs

  • The GATE Instrumentation Engineering exam is considered to be one of the toughest exams in India, also the GATE instrumentation paper is supposed to be the toughest exam for the IN branch. The level of difficulty of the GATE IN exam paper is set to calculate the Recall, Synthesis, Analysis, Application & Comprehension abilities of students.

  • All the PSUs that provide a selection for Instrumentation engineers are considered to be good but based on the salary, ONGC seems to be the first choice of Instrumentation engineers although the choices may vary from person to person. 

  • The selection process for the GATE IN exam consists of getting a valid GATE score, registration in the institutes of your choice, sitting in the GD, and other selection rounds before finally going for a Personal Interview.

  • Yes, GATE score is helpful in getting jobs in various companies even in MAHA RATNA, NAV RATNA, and MINI RATNA companies along with other prestigious and fortune companies. Students after clearing the GATE exam need to fill the registration form according to the requirements of the organization. 

  • Candidates who clear the GATE IN exam will obtain a scorecard that tells their score. This score will be used in the counseling process for getting shortlisted in their desired colleges or during the recruitment process.

  • The following types of questions will be asked in GATE IN exam 2023:

    • Multiple Choice questions (MCQs),
    • Multiple Select questions (MSQ), and
    • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions