In a recent report, GATE organising chairman GJ Chakrapani said that only 16 per cent of the candidates have been qualified in GATE 2017.
Details of the report:
- The data is calculated to 16 per cent which is similar to last year (15 per cent).
- A total of 1,29,149 candidates have qualified the exam.
- "Just 15 per cent to 16 per cent candidates qualifying GATE is not very good, but that's how it is. Perhaps policymakers can give us a good reason why this happens. Maybe the students are not taught well or maybe they're just not serious enough about preparing well (for the test). Lots of things count," said GJ Chakrapani.
- "Through the way the questions are set - some are difficult and some easy - candidates should be able to qualify easily. Our intention is to qualify as many students, ensure that at least 50% of the questions are easy, but they are not coming up to that level. The qualifying marks are also not high, just 25 marks," he included.
The exam was conducted on February 4, February 5 and February 11 and February 12.
The examination for all the 23 papers (disciplines) was held by an online computer-based test. Some of the papers in GATE 2017 were conducted in multiple sessions.