Andhra Pradesh topped the list of states with the maximum number of successful candidates - 22,476 qualified of the 1.36 lakh who appeared for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2013 from state.
The results were announced on Friday for the examination for students of engineering, to pursue M.Tech in IITs and IISc, and students of M.Sc for enrollment into Ph.D in IITs.
The top rank in Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE) was awarded to B. Sujith Kumar from Hyderabad. Other toppers from the state include Arjun Raveendranath who ranked 21 in Instrumentation Engineering followed by Ayush Dubey who secured 22 rank in Computer Science Engineering.
A student of IIIT, Sujith Kumar worked for two years after completing B.Tech and took a six month sabbatical to prepare for GATE. “I am not sure which institute I want to join, but I would like to take up CLSI as a specialization,” said the student.
Other states with high number of qualified candidates are UP, followed by Maharashtra, Bihar and Kerala. Around 12 lakh candidates registered for GATE, of which 9.84 lakh appeared for the examination.
As per statistics displayed on the website, of the total applicants 39.75 per cent were females, and of the total qualified candidates, 20.9 per cent were women.
The exam was conducted in an off-line mode for six papers and online mode for fifteen papers across 572 centres. Core subjects such as Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering accounted for the largest number of applicants in that order. Fifteen Public Sector Units will be accepting GATE scores from 2013 onward for recruitments, with more to follow suit.