GATE 2017: Only 16% Registered Candidates Qualified the exam, shows lack of proper education at UG Level



GATE-2017 results which were declared on 26th March 2017 gave a shocking picture of the level of education being imparted to our students at an undergraduate level by technical colleges in the country.

 

Out of  922167 registered candidates, only 787148 appeared for the exam. With 85.35% attendance for the qualifying day, only 129149 could make through the exam making it about 16.4% of the total registered for the exam.

 

The table depicts the overall scenario for the past 11 exams. They clearly show that only we have never crossed 30% in terms of total qualified students and it was only in 2007 that we have crossed the line of 20%, rest we have the qualification rate have always been low.

Statistics of GATE Result over the years ( with inputs from Careers360)

Year

Registered

Appeared

Qualified

% Appeared

% Qualified

2017

922167

787148

129149

85.35

16.4

2016

971831

818850

135392

84.26

16.53

2015

927580

804463

121060

86.73

15.05

2014

1033625

889157

149694

86.02

16.84

2013

1200728

984855

136699

82.02

13.88

2012

777134

686614

108526

88.35

15.81

2011

612568

558480

96239

91.17

17.23

2010

460541

420596

59853

91.33

14.23

2009

230341

212130

35273

92.09

16.63

2008

184672

166027

31694

89.9

19.09

2007

168917

153822

44387

91.06

28.86

2006

184308

170252

33813

92.37

19.86

 

“Just 15% to 16% 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,” says 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 adds.

GATE is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven IITs on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, HRD ministry. It tests the comprehensive understanding of engineering and science students of various undergraduate subjects.

 

What does the report depict?

  1. The level of education imparted in undergraduate technical level is way beyond the level required by major PSU and prestigious post-graduate colleges of the country, because major candidate registrations and made by students two are either appearing the exams or they have dropped after graduation to prepare for the same.
  2. The understanding of students and their commands over their core branch subjects are declining which is very troubling.

 






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