Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hailed the Odia boy, Jyotiranjan Barik for bagging the All India Rank 1 in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) examination this year.
“Delighted to learn that Odia student from Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) Jyotiranjan Barik has topped the all India Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering #GATEExam2018. Many congratulations to him and wishing him all success in his career,” Patnaik wrote in his twitter handle.
A student of Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) in Bhubaneswar, Jyotiranjan secured the top rank in the agricultural engineering paper, with an overall score of 959, the results of which were declared by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati at gate.iitg.ac.in on Friday.
The other candidates who share the rank with Jyotiranjan are Ankit Goyal (Electrical Engineering), Namita Kalra (Computer Science Engineering), Ocima Kamboj (Production & Industrial Engineering), Naman Jaswani (Instrumentation Engineering) and Prashant Varshney, Prashant Gupta (Chemistry).
IIT Gawahati had conducted the GATE 2018 examination on February 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2018. The final answer keys for the same were released on March 14.
Candidates will be able download their scores cards from the official website from March 20 to May 31.
The score of GATE is valid for three years from the date of publishing of result. Candidates can take admission using the same in any Institute that accepts GATE scores within these three years only. GATE scores can also be used PSU recruitment.
All successful candidates now have to appear for the counselling process. The counselling process will start in the month of April 2018.
Besides admission to MTech/PhD programmes in IITs, IISc and various other institutes, GATE score is also used as a criterion for recruitment in government organisations such as cabinet secretariat, and national and state public sector undertakings in India.