Unless other GATE papers, GATE-Mathematics exam is for MSc – mathematics students and not just for BTech-MTech students, whose primary goal is to go for PhD in maths.  ( In contrast, if you see syllabus of this exam it is BSc-maths level syllabus. More BSc and a little MSc level syllabus)

BTech/BE and MSc-Math students who are in final year or passout can apply for GATE-Maths exam. There is no constraint on what is your branch in BTech.

If you qualify GATE-MA, you can apply in any IITs- NITs and almost all CFTI for PhD program in maths. You can’t apply for MSc-math with GATE score. If you are a BTech student and looking for MSc or MSc-PhD-integrated than there are other exams (like JAM. look at other posts on my blog). You may have doubt that how a BE/BTech student can go directly in PhD. But since you have studied a little maths in BTech and a little while preparing for GATE, you know BSc level maths and PhD first one year or one and half year will be for course work , you will face no problem ( depends on institute. In some inst. u may face a little prob. So what you should go for?? MSc or PhD??? Try to get into MSc through JAM and other exams mentioned below.. At same time also go for exam for PhD like GATE and NET. If you get admission in both then go for PhD if u have 4-6 years and you are passionate enough.  I am suggesting to go for direct PhD and the only reason is you will get money during your PhD.

Not just GATE, but you should also appear for exams like:

  1. JAM for MSc and integrated MSc-PhD in IISERs, CSIR NET/JRF exam for PhD
  2. NBHM exams for MSc and for PhD
  3. Exams by TIFR, ISI, CMI, IISERs

CSIR NET/JRF exam is conducted twice a year. The score of NBHM exam will be considered in almost all the institutes for Ph.D. ( IISERs also give admission on this score.) Look at previous year question papers of this exams.

PS: while applying for CSIR-Net, keep following things in mind.(Many people are facing prob bcoz of this mistakes)

  1. Dont do spelling mistake in your Name while filing the form.
  2. Put date of birth as in 10th std cert.
  3. If you come under other quota then don’t do spelling mistake in father’s name. put it as it appears in cast certificate.

PS. Try to clear both- NET and GATE. Because CSIR-NET is very reluctant to give stipend on time and not responsive at all. While in GATE, u will get stipend on time and from the first month you start PhD.

Good luck friends.

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