How Many Students Give GATE Exam

How Many Students Give GATE Exams:- GATE is one of the most competitive exams used to gauge the performance of Engineering graduates. Every year, lakhs of candidates attempt this exam, thus increasing the number of candidates who are taking the exam. The reasons why candidates appear for the GATE exams are multifold. Candidates who aspire to gain more knowledge in the specific fields of Engineering or other related fields and get into the relevant higher educational institutions for MS or M. Tech Courses opt to appear for the GATE exams. PSUs also recruit candidates based on their GATE scores. In this article, we discuss in detail how many students give GATE exams.

It is seen that almost ten lakhs of candidates appear for the exams, every year-on-year. For the year 2021, nearly 8.5 lakh candidates appeared for the GATE Exams. This is the rough estimate of the total number of candidates appearing for the board exams for the respective academic year. In some branches, the Engineering and Science candidates appear in large numbers, while in some others, the number of candidates is lesser. The most popular branches are Mechanical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science & Information Technology, Electrical Engineering & Civil Engineering. Find out more about how many students appear for GATE exams in total and branch wise.

Number of Students Giving GATE Exams

Meanwhile, please check the details given in the table below for the list of branch wise number of candidates for the GATE exams through 2010 to 2021:

Years

Number of Candidates For the GATE Exams

2021

8,82,684

2020

8.58,023

2019

7,79,632

2018

7,81,854

2017

7,87,148

2016

8,18,850

2015

8,04,463

2014

8,89,156

2013

9,84,855

2012

6,86,614

2011

5,53,654

2010

4,02,723

Number of Students Who Appeared for the Respective Papers of GATE Exams 2021

Meanwhile, to get the number of students who appeared for the branch wise papers of GATE Exams 2021, check out this table below:

Paper Codes/ Subjects

No. Of Candidates

AE: Aerospace Engineering

4914

AG: Agricultural Engineering

2277

AR: Architecture and Planning

10857

BM: Biomedical Engineering

1684

BT: Biotechnology

13186

CE: Civil Engineering

115270

CH: Chemical Engineering

16705

CS: Computer Science & Information Technology

101922

CY: Chemistry

23465

EC: Electronics Communication Engineering

80629

EE: Electrical Engineering

87559

ES: Environmental Science & Engineering

9183

EY: Ecology Evolution

1718

GG: Geology

4797

GG: Geophysics

826

IN: Instrumentation Engineering

16770

MA: Mathematics

11635

ME: Mechanical Engineering

120594

MN: Mining Engineering

3918

MT: Metallurgical Engineering

3486

PE: Petroleum Engineering

2153

PH: Physics

17499

PI: Production and Industrial Engineering

2059

ST: Statistics

1199

TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

1643

XE: Engineering Sciences

22219

XH-C1: Humanities and Social Sciences(Economics)

2307

XH-C2: Humanities and Social Sciences(English)

3846

XH-C3: Humanities and Social Sciences(Linguistics)

315

XH-C4: Humanities and Social Sciences(Philosophy)

538

XH-C5: Humanities and Social Sciences(Psychology)

1141

XH-C6: Humanities and Social Sciences(Sociology)

1255

XL: Life Sciences

23973

For additional details about Gate Exam and other information on exam resources such as GATE Previous Year Papers, candidates can reach out to BYJU’S.

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