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GATE Financial Assistance is provided through the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies. The basic requirement to get GATE financial assistance in masters and doctorate programs is to qualify  GATE 2021

An amount of INR 12,400 per month (approximately) is provided to M.Tech students. To get financial assistance, you can check the eligibility criteria of the same and then apply for it. Other than admissions in M.Tech and research programs, candidates can also apply for PSUs accepting GATE score for the recruitment process. 

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Read on to know more about GATE financial assistantship/scholarship in the following article. 

What is GATE Financial Assistantship?

  • Candidates with a valid  GATE Score can avail the benefit of GATE financial assistantship/scholarship.  Check About  GATE Score Calculation
  • This assistantship is provided on the semester basis for up to 2 years for M.Tech students.
  • While for Ph.D. students, it is provided up to a maximum of 5 years. 
  • An amount of INR 12,400 per month is provided to M.Tech students.
  • A monthly stipend of INR 25,000 for up to 2 years is provided to Ph.D. students.
  • For the next 2 years, the financial assistance is raised by INR 3,000. 
  • Additional assistantships in the form of scholarships, fellowships, etc. may be available through other organizations, such as CSIR, DAE, etc.

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Financial Assistance Amount

What is the GATE Scholarship Amount?

IIT, IISc Ph.D. Researchers to get INR 70,000 Monthly Central Fellowship

  • The Union Government will now grant INR 70,000 as a monthly fellowship to 2000 Ph.D. scholars across IITs and IISc Bangalore.
  • Kewal Kumar Sharma, the Union Higher Education Secretary, said, students, graduating from IITs, NITs, IIITs do their Ph.D. in IIT or IISc Bangalore would be given a handsome fellowship.
  • In order to promote higher education and retain talent in the country, the HRD Ministry proposed an INR 75,000 per month fellowship under the Prime Minister's Research Fellowship Programme for selected Ph.D. fellows at the IITs.

As per the information mentioned on the website of IIT Delhi, the GATE Scholarship/Financial Assistance is given below-

GATE Financial Assistance

GATE Financial Assistance

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Financial Assistance Eligibility

GATE 2021 Financial Assistance Eligibility

  • Candidates having a valid score of  GATE will be eligible to avail the financial assistance.
  • Those who are admitted for part-time courses are not eligible for any scholarship/stipend scheme provided by GATE.
  • Admissions before or after the validity of GATE scorecard will not be considered for a scholarship.
  • Bank account name and candidate name should be the same.
  • Joint accounts are not permitted for GATE scholarship
  • The student must have general savings account in the bank. (frills account will not be accepted).
  • GATE candidates admitted in engineering and architecture program are eligible for this scholarship
  • Student who is in receipt of any kind of Scholarship/Stipend or salary etc. are not eligible for grant of PG Scholarship
  • Students from non-sponsored categories admitted with valid GATE Score card are eligible.
  • Creamy layer OBC candidates who had qualified under OBC category are not eligible for GATE scholarship
  • Candidates qualified under SC/ST/OBC (NCL)/Physically Handicapped without authentic certificates are not eligible.
  • GATE scholarship will be given from the date of commencement of classes/date of admission (whichever is later) to completion of courses/date of submission of the thesis.
  • The scholarship will be disbursed for a maximum period of 24 months or till completion of courses/date of submission of the thesis whichever is earlier.

GATE Fellowship for Ph.D./MTech

GATE qualified candidates are also eligible for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) and SRF (Senior Research Fellowship) in CSIR, DST, DBT, ICMR, DRDO, ISRO, IIS and in the following institutes-

  1. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore
  2. Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore Campus
  3. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  4. Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
  5. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
  6. Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
  7. Central Power Research Institute
  8. Institute for Plasma Research
  9. Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR)
  10. Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation
  11. Indian Space Research Organization
  12. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
  13. National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences
  14. Raman Research Institute
  15. Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
  16. Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
  17. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  18. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  19. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
  20. Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
  21. Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
  22. Central Inland Capture Fisheries Research Institute
  23. Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
  24. Regional Research Laboratory Indian Statistical Institute
  25. Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
  26. The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
  27. Forest Research Institute
  28. Indian School of Mines, Jharkhand

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.1 What is the eligibility for granting GATE Scholarship?

Ans: According to MHRD, the scholarship is entitled only to those students who are admitted in the AICTE approved Institutions/Course and Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (IITs, IIITs, IISc Bangalore, IISERs, NITs, NITIE Mumbai, NERIST Arunachal Pradesh, SLIET Longowal, NIFFT Ranchi, NITTRs and SPAs) with a valid GATE score at the time of admission.

Q.2 I qualified the GATE exam after taking admission in the course. Whether I am eligible for granting the scholarship.

Ans: No, any student who qualifies the GATE after the date of admission will not be eligible for grant of scholarship for the reasons whatsoever it may be.

Q.3 What are the documents required to be uploaded by the student for availing financial assistance?

Ans: List of documents that are to be uploaded are provided below (Scanned PDF copy of)-

1. GATE scorecard

2. Passbook

3. Aadhaar card

4. Caste certificate.

5. Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) certificate in respect of only OBC candidates.

Q.4 I am having a joint account with my family member. Can I upload the PDF copy of the same?

Ans: No, Joint Account is not accepted. Only General/Normal account should be opened. Either ‘no-frill accounts’ are acceptable.

Q.5 Whom to contact in case of any difficulties in accessing the portal for submitting an online application for applying for financial assistance?

Ans: You can avail Helpdesk Service on e-mail ID pgscholarship@aicte-india.org, phone number 011-24369620 and fax number 011- 24369627 (from 9.30 am to.5.30 pm) on all working days for any queries.

Q.6 What is the procedure for Editing/Deleting the data wrongly entered by the Student/Institute?

Ans: In such cases where the wrong detail has been forwarded/entered on the portal, Student/Institute may lodge their grievance through e-mail supported with scanned copies of the documents with AICTE for resolving the issue.


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

GATE 2021 : 44 answered questions

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Ques. Can I get a seat in PEC Chandigarh (MTech CSE) with a GATE score of 400 Gen in the CAT?

● Top Answer By Arunima Sethi on 05 May 21

Ans. No, it is not possible to get a seat in PEC Chandigarh for M.Tech CSE at the GATE score of 400, being in General Category.  For Round 1, GATE 2020 opening score for CSE was 402 and the closing score was 523.  While, during Round 2, the score was between 379-395 for the General category.  The total seats for CSE at PEC Chandigarh is also limited. There are only 30 seats available for the program, out of which only 19 are for General candidates. Seeing my friend’s experience there, I would strongly recommend you to re-attempt the exam and score well. Try to get an opportunity in top engineering institutes like IITs/NITs.  It is not that PEC is a worse institute, but if you prepare well and give GATE again, you might land into your dream college. Also, a Master's is usually the last stage of academic learning for all. So, it is better to invest your Master's degree time in an excellent institute.Read more
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Ques. Is a stipend available in PEC Chandigarh University through a valid GATE score card?

● Top Answer By Rohini Mishra on 02 May 21

Ans. To put it short, yes, you do get a stipend at the PEC Chandigarh University, but it depends on certain terms and conditions.  Getting an SGPA of at least 6.5 in the semesters is the most important condition. If it is less than required in any semester, your next stipend will not come for the next adjacent half. If you fail to do so in the 1st semester, the stipend for the second semester would be lost.  If you score SGPA more than 6.5 in the second sem, the stipend of third and fourth in the second semester combined will re-continue.  And if you fail to reach 6.5 in the second sem, the stipend of the third and fourth sem will discontinue. As there are no separate examinations for the 3rd and 4th sem to judge the eligibility of stipend.  The stipend for the first semester is received by the students without any conditions, so you need not worry about this, as this depends on your GATE score. Read more
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Ques. What do you prefer, the GATE or the IES?

● Top Answer By Keshav Jindal on 25 Feb 21

Ans. I would prefer GATE or IES because in GATE the ratio is 10:1 whereas in IES the ratio is 300:1. This makes IES a very tough competitive exam but in GATE it is easier to get good marks and rank higher as the paper is easy and less competitive compared to IES.  The IES exam is tougher than GATE because here a candidate has to excel both in academics and personality. In GATE the questions are concept based and it is easier to solve if all the concepts are clear. Also in the GATE exam, there are 65 questions and the time limit is 3 hours but in the IES exam there are 120 questions and the time limit is 2 hours. So you get less time to solve all the questions.  After qualifying for your GATE exam with good marks, you can apply to any of the big companies with higher packages and it also opens your gate to apply for PSU.   After qualifying for your IES exam, you will get a job as an assistant executive engineer and after 3-4 years of experience, you will get promoted to executive engineer post. Then after many years of experience of like 20+ years, you will get Chief Engineer posts.Read more
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Ques. What is the pattern for the written test for M.Tech at IIT Gandhinagar?

● Top Answer By Kumar Shiwam on 24 Feb 21

Ans. The admission for M. Tech at IIT Gandhinagar is done on the basis of academic records, written test, personal interview, and valid GATE scores. Those students who have a good academic record along with good GATE scores are not supposed to appear in the written test and personal interview.  The pattern of the written test is as follows: 10 questions of General aptitude questions consisting of logical analytical and reasoning ability and engineering mathematics are asked. 15-20 questions are asked related to basic courses in various disciplines up to the third year of an undergraduate program. The total duration of the written test is 1 hour for 80 marks. A total of 40 marks for general aptitude and 40 for basic knowledge. There is a negative marking and very basic questions are asked in the test. For branch subjects, all questions are asked related to SOM, fluid mechanics, etc.  The reservation category will get relaxation in the cut-off marks as per the norms. You will also be entitled to and fro sleeper class train tickets for the shortest route from your hometown to the institute. If you pass the test then you will attend the interview on the same day.Read more
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Ques. What are the best coaching centres for GATE and IES in Civil Engineering?

● Top Answer By Sabeer Chalana on 23 Feb 21

Ans. There are many coaching centers throughout the country for IES and GATE coaching. However, these 2 institutes enjoy a huge reputation and recognition at the national level due to their experienced faculty and their study material quality. Made Easy: It is one of the best in the field when it comes to GATE and IES coaching. They have the best faculty teaching the subjects for the students.  Their specialty lies in their high quality and concise presentation. One of my friends enrolled in the Delhi center weekend coaching program, which he claimed to be good. Their online test series is one of the best you can opt for. They are prepared keeping the present pattern in mind. The number of students enrolled is hefty and gives you a clear picture of the competition. Some criticize that their teaching lacks depth compared to other institutes. Their courses and tests require analytical knowledge and are more than enough to crack GATE/IES exams. IES Masters: This institute is one of the best in this field and has earned respect for its excellence and quality coaching within a short span of its inception. All the major subjects for all batches are handled by Mr. Kanchan Thakur who is the director of the institute. He has a brilliant command over all the subjects in Civil engineering. The study material of this institute is best and is even recommended for those who choose civil engineering as an optional subject in UPSC exams. One small setback is that other faculties than the director are not on par when compared with the faculties of Made Easy. For the GATE Online test series, you can opt for Made easy test series, and for the IES test series you can opt for IES Masters. If you plan to join made easy to enroll in Super Talent Batch which has all top faculties teaching in this batch. For Classroom coaching for civil engineering in GATE/IES, Super talent batch can be preferred if not then IES Masters. For Postal study course, one can opt for IES masters.Read more
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noor mohd
If any gate qualified candidate is pursuing Mpil/phd in any central university is he/she is eligible for stipend
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vinod

Yes, GATE qualified candidates are eligible for the financial assistance provided by MHRD and other Government agencies. An amount of INR 12,400 per month is provided to the M.Tech students. To get the details, click here – GATE Financial Assistance.

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shatakshi patki
How shall I apply for financial assistance? Please tell me where to apply?
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abdul nazir

Hi Shatakshi, To apply for scholarship you need to apply on AICTE website in a given period of time with valid GATE score. This scholarship is for AICTE approved colleges only for 1st year students of PG courses of M.E/M.Tech, M.Pharma and M.Arch. The duration of scholarship will be 24 months or complete course duration whichever is less. Find more details at GATE scholarships.

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surabhi s
Can financial assistance be given to the candidates if they have annual family income less than 3 lakhs?
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abdul nazir

Hi Surabhi, For GATE scholarship, eligibility to avail the benefit is valid GATE score i..e the scholarship is offered on merit basis not on need basis. This is valid for all category of students who have enrolled for PG courses with GATE score in AICTE approved colleges. Find other related details at GATE 2021 scholarship.

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swarup
How many times scholarship amount is given in a year?
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abdul nazir

Hi Swarup, Scholarship amount is added on monthly basis i.e in a year you will get the amount of INR 12400 12 times. The duration of this grant will be 2 years or till the course in not completed whichever is less. Other details of scholarship will be found at GATE 2021 scholarship.

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puja sao
Do I need to submit any document to get financial assistance?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Bank Passbook showing the details of the candidates. Aadhar card. Caste certificate. OBC candidates must upload a copy of the NCL – noncreamy layer certificate. For more information, please refer, GATE Exam.

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vipasha
Can financial assitance be provided to the students belonging to financially weaker family?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Students who have been admitted in any of the AICTE approved institutions in the academic year 2020-21 and having a valid GATE score at the time of admission will be eligible for the GATE PG scholarship. For more information, please refer, GATE Exam.

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ankit kumar
Is there scholarship based only upon my score in GATE?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, An amount of Rs 12,400 per month will be awarded as AICTE GATE scholarship 2020. Candidates must note that duration of the AICTE GATE 2020 scholarship will be 24 months or the duration of the course, whichever is lower. For more information, please refer, GATE Exam.

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nishu
Is there any financial aid fo NRI candidates?
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puja sao
How many types of scholarships are given to students belonging to ST category?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, AICTE GATE Scholarship - All the eligible candidates will be able to avail All India Council for Technical Education AICTE GATE 2020 scholarship. Candidates will be able to use scholarship of AICTE GATE 2020 for admission to AICTE approved postgraduate engineering (M.E/M. Tech) courses. For more information, please refer, GATE Exam.

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riyaz
Can I apply for scholarship after taking admission in the college?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Admissions done before or after the GATE validity will not be accepted. Candidates admitted for part time courses will not be eligible. Candidates should have a general saving bank account with his/her name. Joint accounts are not allowed for the scholarship. For more information, please refer, GATE Exam.

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kunal thakrar
Can I get financial assistance if my family's annual income is less than 2 lakhs?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, An amount of Rs 12,400 per month will be awarded as AICTE GATE scholarship 2020. Candidates must note that duration of the AICTE GATE 2020 scholarship will be 24 months or the duration of the course, whichever is lower.

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sohini kulavi
I have qualified GATE in 2019, and pursuing M.Tech Biotechnology which is going to end in 2021. Can I use the same GATE score for pursuing my PhD? (The score is valid till March'2022)
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rajni

Hi Sohini, 

Please go through the eligibility criteria of GATE for further details. 

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rajni

Hi Sohini, 

Please go through the eligibility criteria of GATE for further details. 

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priyesh kumar
Caste certificate required for GEN candidates?
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Priyesh, being from general category, you do not claim for any reservation benefits, thus, you need not to show caste certificate.
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sushant madhukar mane
I appeared for gate 2020, will I get a stipend for pursuing Mtech from VJTI Mumbai?? Please reply as soon as possible as we are tensed about what to do in the future.
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Sushant, yes, you will get stipend of INR 12,400 for this course in VJTI Mumbai. You need to register on AICTE and complete required formalities for the same. Then you will be assigned TA(Teaching Assistantship) duties. You have to perform these duties to get stipend per month.
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ashish
if i take admission in PhD with same GATE score , will i be eligible for scholarship or not.
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Ashish, this depends on the college/university in which you are applying for admission.
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mithoon kumar
I AM A 4TH YEAR UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLED IN DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM OF ELECTRONICS DEPARTMENT AT IIT KHARAGPUR AND WILL BE ATTEMPTING GATE 2020 . AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP ?
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Mithoon, you will be eligible for scholarship only when you have appeared in GATE exam as candidates having valid GATE score are eligible only.
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sandeep naraharishetty
Gate will stop stipend is only for IIT or for all the NIT and Universities?
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Sandeep, stipend would be stopped only for IITs and not for other universities. For all other universities, you will be eligible to get stipend of INR 12,400 per month.
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surya prakash mishra
is that news true about increment of stipend by MHRD by 20% from 2019 for m tech @ phd
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Surya, at present, MHRD is providing INR 12,400 financial assistance to the applicants of M.Tech through GATE.
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bishwajit yadav
I am from bihar so Can i use income certificate at the place of NCL(non creamy layer) certificate
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navaneethan t
what are the jobs available for GATE XE discipline.
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garima bansal

Hi Navaneethan, To get information regarding to your query you may check this link:- Recruitment.