This question was being asked to me many times. How many students appeared in GATE 2010 for some engineering branch or how many student wrote GATE 2010? Does the answer for this question help one preparing for GATE 2011?

I think yes it will, in a way that it gives an idea about the volume of competition to the GATE aspirant in 2011. I will help one to set targets and get ready to face the competition instead of over or under estimating it.

Don’t worry about the too high number of student appearing for GATE, only 50% of them are really competing and rest will try to think about it in last month which they don’t do. Frankly speaking you are competing with serious 50% of students. Prepare well and be the best there.

Another good way to look at competition is too ignore the number or people competing and compete with highest marks. Even if you know someone who is genius competing with you don’t worry, thing may change. Always try to compete with highest marks and give your best and honest efforts for it.

The following is the list of different engineering streams and total number of student appeared for them in GATE 2010.

Discipline/ Course / Stream Number of students appeared
Computer Science and Engineering and IT 107086
Electronics and Communication Engineering 104291
Electrical Engineering 52246
Mechanical Engineering 59338
Civil Engineering 19406
Instrumentation Engineering 14476
Chemical Engineering 10540
Production and Industrial Engineering 2928
Metallurgical Engineering 2226
Biotechnology 11276
Life Sciences 10422
Chemistry 8056
Physics 5578
Mathematics 2934
Engineering Sciences 2037
Geology and Geophysics 1253

This post is from a series of posts related GATE exam preparation, GATE 2011 preparation: A complete Guide. Hope these will help many students. If you know the candidates appeared in any other stream, please feel free to drop a comment with a GATE registration number, I will verify and add it to the list.

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