Full form of - GATE, NEET, CAT, GMAT, GRE, IELTS with details are given in this article. As you understand the difference between each of these entrance examinations it is also required to understand the eligibility criteria in order to know whether you are eligible to appear for the particular exam. The eligibility criteria for each exam is also given in this article. Further, check for the step by step guide to registering for the exam.

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Title Full Form
GATE GATE full form is Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering
NEET NEET full form is National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
CAT CAT full form is Common Admission Test
GMAT GMAT full form is Graduate Management Admission Test
GRE GRE full form is Graduate Record Examinations
IELTS IELTS full form is International English Language Testing System

Full form of GATE

What is the full form of the gate?

GATE full form is "Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering" which is an all India examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National coordinating board. A good GATE score helps to get admission into IITs, IISC, IITs, and NITs.

Many other reputed institutes like BARC also consider GATE score card mandatory for the admission to various courses offered by them. It is also considered as the minimum requirement to apply for various fellowships awarded by many organizations such as DRDO, BARC, ISRO and so on.

It also benefits you with international opportunities as few foreign universities in countries like Singapore and Germany consider the GATE score for in the admission process.

Other benefits of GATE is that preparation of GATE helps you in IES (Indian Engineering Services). It also helps you with better preparation for the B.Tech semesters.

GATE Eligibility Criteria

Before registering for the exam it is important to know the GATE Eligibility Criteria which varies with the various stream of study

Gate Eligibility criteria
Degree Criteria 
B.E/B.Tech/B.Pham. Students

Candidates should have passed a Bachelor's degree after 10+2 or 3 years in Diploma

Year of qualification should not be later than 2020

B.Arch Students

Candidates should have passed a Bachelor's degree or should currently be pursuing his/her final year

Year of qualification should not be later than 2020

B.Sc Students

Candidates should have passed a Bachelor's degree in Science after 10+2 or should currently be pursuing his/her final year

Year of qualification should not be later than 2020

M.Sc, M.A, MCA Students

Candidates should have passed a Master's Degree in any branch of  Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or should currently be pursuing his/her final year

Year of qualification should not be later than 2020

Integrated M.E/M.Tech and Post-B.Sc

Candidates should have passed integrated M.Sc or 5 years integrated B.S-M.S program or should currently be pursuing his/her final year

Year of qualification should not be later than 2020

M.E/M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

Candidates should have passed Master's degree or dual degree program in Engineering or should currently be pursuing his/her final year

Year of qualification should not be later than 2020

Integrated M.Sc, integrated B.S/M.S

Candidates should have passed M.Sc or B.S-M.S program or should currently be pursuing his/her final year

Year of qualification should not be later than 2020

Degree in Professional Society Examination

Candidates should have passed B.E/B.Tech/B. Arch examinations recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE

Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses

Candidates with Backlogs

Must submit a copy of any one of the mark sheet of the final year or must obtain the declaration from the respective principal with the sign and submit it during online submission of the form

International Applicants

Should have completed Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in the related subject

Candidates appearing for final exams are also eligible

How to apply for GATE

The steps to apply for the GATE Exam are mentioned below

  • The eligible candidates can apply for GATE 2019 through online.
  • GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System) is the online portal through which a candidate can register for the upcoming exam.
  • Candidates are required to upload photograph, signature and other documents such as qualifying degree certificate from the institution and category certificate.
  • While registering the applicant will have to provide their e-mail id and mobile number. The applicant will be provided with a login id and password which can be used to login into the website.
  • In the next step, the candidate will have to fill the personal and educational details.
  • Preview the application form to make sure that there is no mistake in the details provided.
  • The last step, the candidate can pay the application form fees and wait for the admit card.

Full form of NEET

What is the full form of NEET?

NEET full form is "National Eligibility cum Entrance Test" which is an entrance examination conducted all over India for the students who wish to make admission to any graduate/ post-graduate (UG & PG) medical course in government or private medical colleges in India. NEET is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education and it has replaced all the individual entrance exams conducted by the states in 2013.

The basic eligibility to participate in NEET is 50% marks in subjects like chemistry, physics, and biology in the 12th exam. The age of the candidate should be between 17 to 25. On average, about 140,000+ students participate in the exam every year.

The NEET exam consists of three subjects which include Biology, Physics, and Chemistry. Biology is all about theory whereas Physics and Chemistry questions are based on the application of the theory.

NEET Eligibility Criteria

The NEET eligibility criteria are as follows

Age limit -The age limit for different categories are listed below

  • For unreserved (UR) candidates, the revised age limit is Born on or Before December 31, 2002
  • For SC/ST/OBC/Pwd candidates, the revised age limit is Born on or Before December 31, 2002

Academic Qualification - With Class 12th as the qualifying exam wherein opting for Biology as an additional subject, the marks vary for different categories

  • General Category - 50% marks in the qualifying exam
  • General - Physically handicapped Category - 45% marks in the qualifying exam
  • OBC/SC/ST Category - 40% marks in the qualifying exam
  • OBC/SC/ST Physically handicapped  Category - 40% marks in the qualifying exam

Nationality - Candidates with nationalities eligible to apply for NEET are listed below

  • Indian Nationals
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)
  • Foreign Nationals

How to apply for NEET Exam 2019

The steps to apply for NEET Exam is mentioned below

  • NEET application form is available on the official website of NEET i.e www.ntaneet.nic.in
  • Click on the "Apply for NEET" link available on the website.
  • Enter the contact details followed by personal and academic details.
  • Upload your scanned copy of recent passport-size photograph and signature.
  • Review all the details entered.
  • Click on the submit button and make payment for the application form fees through Debit Card/ Credit card/ Net banking/ e-challan.
  • Take a printout of the acknowledgement form.

NEET Exam 2019 Important Dates

Here are the important dates for NEET Exam 2019

NEET Exam 2019 Important Dates
Start date of Registration online 01.11.2018 to 30.11.2018
The date for final fee payment 01.11.2018 to 01.12.2018
Through Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking up to 11:50 p.m. and through e-challan up to bank hours 01.12.2018
Fee Payable by the candidate
Unreserved Rs. 1400/-
Other Backward Classes (OBC)  
SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender Rs. 750/-
Service/Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.  
Correction Date 14.01.2019 to 31.01.2019
Availability of Admit Cards 15.04.2019
Date of Examination 05.05.2019
Timing of Examination 02:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Examination Centre As indicated on Admit Card
Candidate can view their answers sheets The date shall be displayed on the NTA website
Result By 05.06.2019

*As per the official release from www.ntaneet.nic.in

Full form of CAT

What is the full form of CAT?

CAT full form is "Common Admission Test" which is an entrance exam conducted to admit students to MBA courses across several IIM and top MBA colleges in India. It is the biggest MBA entrance exam in India as it leads admission to more than 5500 seats in all the 20 IIMs such as IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Lucknow and so on.

The basic eligibility to appear for CAT exam is to have the Bachelor's degree in any of the field. CAT exam consists of three sections they are Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and Verbal Ability with a difficulty level of class 12. The questions are of multiple choice questions and it has a negative marking of 1/4 for each wrong answer.

CAT Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility Criteria for CAT Exam are mentioned below

Academic Qualification

  • Candidates should have completed his/her Bachelor's degree under any stream from a recognized university after 10+2 or Post B.Sc or Post Diploma
  • Candidates currently in the final year can also apply and he/she should have cleared the finals with an aggregate score of 50%
  • Candidates under reserved categories must get an aggregate score of 45% in Bachelor's degree
  • Candidates under General and NC-OBC Category must get an aggregate score of 50% in Bachelor's degree
CAT Eligibility Criteria
Qualification University Percentage for qualifying
B.E/B.Tech Any university recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE

General - 50%

SC, ST and PwD Candidates - 45%

Bachelor's Degree Recognized by UGC

General - 50%

SC, ST and PwD Candidates - 45%

Students in Final Semesters Universities recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE or UGC

General - 50%

SC, ST and PwD Candidates - 45%

CA/CS/ICWA Degree  

General - 50%

SC, ST and PwD Candidates - 45%

How to apply for CAT

The steps to apply for CAT Exam is mentioned below

  • Visit CAT official website.
  • Click on the Register button and fill all the required details and submit the form.
  • You will be provided with a user id and password for further procedure.
  • Login to the website with the given user id and password
  • Fill the form with personal and academic details (work details if any)
  • Upload photograph and signature in the specified format. (Use any online image resize tool to resize the photo to the mentioned size)
  • Upload the caste/ category certificate if applicable.
  • Choose and select the preferred programmes and examination centre location.
  • Save the form and proceed to pay the application fee.

Full form of GMAT

What is the full form of GMAT?

GMAT full form is "Graduate Management Admission Test" which is 3½-hour long computer adaptive test conducted for the admission to graduate management programs like MBA. GMAT exam includes four sections and they are Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), Integrated Reasoning (IR), Quantitative, and Verbal.

As GMAT is a Computer Adaptive Test, the testing software adapts to your performance. It means that your performance in the test as you progress decides the difficulty level of the upcoming questions in the exam. Hence it measures your ability to perform for various level of difficulty. Unlike other exams, the score is not just calculated on the basis of the number correct answers but on the basis of the difficulty level of the questions answered correctly.

The benefits of taking GMAT exam does not lie only in taking admission in renowned b-schools but it also helps you to analyze or measure the skills you possess.

GMAT Eligibility Criteria

The GMAT Eligibility Criteria are as follows

  • The candidate must be at least 18 years and there is no upper age limit for the candidates appearing for GMAT exam
  • A bachelor's degree holder regardless of the stream is eligible to apply for the exam.
  • The candidate must have secured at least 60% marks.
  • The candidates can take up the exam only 5 times for a duration of 12 months with a minimum gap of 16 days to attend the exam next time.
  • In considering Nationality, there is no restriction regarding the nationality of the applicant

How to apply for GMAT

The steps to apply for GMAT Exam is mentioned below

  • Visit the official website of GMAT and select new registration
  • Enter the preferred location and exam centre
  • Enter the contact details followed by academic and personal details.
  • Complete the payment and submit the application form.
  • Take a printout for reference.

GMAT Exam Dates:

As there are no particular dates for directing GMAT 2019, forthcoming test takers can pick a date as indicated by their comfort. The time gap between two GMAT exams is 16 Days and the number of GMAT endeavours permitted in one year is 5 endeavours.

GMAT Exam Pattern:

GMAT includes 80 inquiries that are to have endeavoured within 3 hours 7 minutes. The test has no characterized prospectus and comprises of inquiries concentrated on testing scientific and thinking aptitudes. GMAT is generally speaking scored on a scope of 200 – 800.

  • GMAT test has a sectional time limit which changes with each area.
  • Test takers are given three alternatives to pick the request in which they can endeavour the four segments of the test.
  • Incorporated Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning segments are PC versatile and have various decision questions.
  • In the two areas, one can't skip, come back to or change the reaction to past inquiries.
  • Two-third of the GMAT test takers score between 400-600.
  • A GMAT score of 760+ ranks a candidate at above 99 percentile.

Full form of GRE

What is the full form of GRE?

The full form of GRE  "Graduate Record Examinations"  This is a test which is required for most of the masters and doctoral programs in universities of countries such as US, UK, Germany, Canada and so on. The exam is administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS). This is the most popular exam for Indian students for pursuing MS abroad.

It's experienced a lot of changes throughout the years. In its most up to date symbol, it is known as the GRE revised General Test.

According to Educational Testing Services (ETS), the GRE exam is conducted to measure the analytical, quantitative, verbal, and critical thinking skills of the participant. The questions are broadly based on Maths, verbal logic, and vocabulary. GRE exam is offered all over the World only in one language - English.

GRE can be taken up to five times in a year from any corner of the world via Prometric test centres. However, there should be a gap of 21 days between each attempt.

GRE Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for GRE exam are as follows:

  • There is no age limit to attend the exam but there are other GRE eligibility criteria to be considered.
  • The applicants are expected to have at least an undergraduate degree.
  • The main qualification necessity for GRE is the archive required to demonstrate your personality. In India, you'll need a legitimate international ID. You'll need to get your unique identification (not photocopies) which obviously demonstrates your full name, photo, and mark.
  • No other documentation (like a birth endorsement, global driving permit and so on) can be utilized as the other character verification. They are exacting about this.

Aside from this qualification prerequisite, ETS does not set any age, capability, timing related pre-essentials. Nonetheless, there will be a scope of qualification criteria set by colleges that acknowledge GRE scores. For every one of their projects, they may have the least age, involvement, and capability related channels.

How to apply for GRE

The steps to apply for the GRE Exam is mentioned below

  • GRE fee is around INR 14,500. Hence it is a huge amount you can go through the rescheduling and cancellation policies on the official website before registering.
  • Find the available Test centres and dates
  • Verify and fill the registration details in the application form.
  • Enter the background information. You can also choose any test preparation materials to purchase.
  • Pay the fees.

GRE Exam Pattern

The duration of the exam is 3 hours and 45 minutes and below are the sections of GRE listed

GRE exam covers three major sections, they are

  • Analytical Writing
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Analytical Writing

This segment tests your capacity to break down realities, analyze contentions, judge the displayed proof and set forth your perspectives in the most persuading and organized way.

Verbal Reasoning

This segment checks your ability to comprehend the substance creator's viewpoints and aims, organize the focuses made, and come to an obvious conclusion crosswise over different thoughts displayed, regardless of whether they may not really be reported in a rational way. This is the precarious segment for non-local English speakers.

Quantitative Reasoning

This is the place your comfort level with numbers and quantitative information is tried. You'll need to comprehend the issue and use models and numerical equations (from geometry, variable based math, number juggling) to fathom them. Fortunately, you will approach a mini-computer. So no complex mental number juggling and calculations are to be finished on your part.

GRE 2019 Exam date

 There is no specific date for GRE. The computer-based GRE exam can be taken throughout the year at Prometric test centres. Candidate can take the GRE once every 21 days, up to five times within a year. However, the availability of the date depends on the capacity of the exam centre, if the seats in the specific test centre are filled then the aspirant will have to alter either date or centre. Not at all like the other placement test dates in India, there are no particular GRE Exam dates in India. You can bear it whenever of the year by taking a meeting with the nearest GRE test focus. Be that as it may, with this adaptability, there's another issue. Amid the pinnacle application season (for the most part around August to December), it might be troublesome for you to get an arrangement in your favoured test focus. You'd be compelled to book multi-day and time at another middle that may not be near where you live. This makes it imperative to design your GRE planning calendar and test dates well ahead of time. You can take the GRE General Test once every 21 days up to multiple times in a persistent moving year term.

Full form of IELTS

What is the full form of IELTS?

IELTS full form is "International English Language Testing System" which is an exam designed to assess the readiness of a candidate to study an higher education course held in English. It generally provides the profile of a candidate's English proficiency and it not only an indication of candidates ability in a particular module but also an indication of overall ability. IELTS are recognized by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.

It is recognized by universities and companies in many countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA. It has four modules namely Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing.

The total time duration for the IELTS examination is 3 hours which are divided into 2 distinct categories.

  • 02 hours & 45 minutes is allocated for Listening, Reading & Writing section.

  • 15 minutes for the speaking section.

The listening, reading and writing sections of the IELTS examinations are conducted back to back continuously. However, the speaking test can be conducted anytime up to 7 days prior to or after. The students get the freedom to attend all the questions as there is no negative marking.

How to register for IELTS

The steps to register for IELTS is mentioned below

  • Visit the official IELTS official website.
  • Choose the type of test and preferred location for the test centre
  • Check for the IELTS dates and register.
  • Complete the payment process

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