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:

- JAM for MSc and integrated MSc-PhD in IISERs, CSIR NET/JRF exam for PhD
- NBHM exams for MSc and for PhD
- 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)

- Dont do spelling mistake in your Name while filing the form.
- Put date of birth as in 10th std cert.
- 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.

If you have any questions you can ask here in comment section. But before that, please go through my other posts on this blog and also look at comments. I am sure you will get your answer.

Also visit below link where you will find some important links

i am a b.tech passout in electrical engineering and i want to do masters+phd in maths,am i eligible to write the gate exam in maths?what are some of the best courses i can opt after clearing gate?

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Yes . You are eligible to write Gate exam.

If you clear GATE with good rank then you can directly go into PhD.

Based on Gate result you can’t get admission in MSc. (Or I don’t know institute which give admission based on Gate result).

If u like pure mathematics then opt for pure mathematics.

A BTech student who qualified gate or CSIR Net jrf can opt for all the programs that a MSc student can opt for.

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Hi ravi,

I am a BE electrical engineer 2009 pass out. I have a 5 years experience in software industry. Took a break for my son for 3 years. Now planning to take up teaching profession in mathematics. Gave IIT Jam 2017.Got 1328 rank. Planning to take jam and gate for 2018 again.Is it possible to manage with direct PhD? And do you know institute in Chennai which gives good coaching for gate mathematics??

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It’s amazing that after 5 years in IT and 3 year of parenting you are looking for PhD in mathematics. I will be ready for any help you need in this regard. I am sure that you will perform excellent in GATE/JAM next year.

Yes. It is possible to manage direct PhD. Since you are a BE student you have to do course work for around 3 semesters in PhD. It is something like you will study subjects you didn’t study because of not having MSc degree. There will be one benefit for you. In MSc we study those subjects also which have no use in our PhD.

For GATE you have to study somany subjects, while my advice is to focus on NET/JRF exam. Do Real analysis, Linear Algebra and Aptitude and you will qualify JRF. Then you can get in IIT Madras very easily.

I have no info on coaching in chennai. Self study will only help for JRF.

Please fill free to ask for any help. I will be very happy if you can go ahead in mathematic.

Edit:

Dear audience of this blog,

This is 21st july 2018.

She appeared once again for JAM. Got good rank. Got into IIT madras in MSc in mathematics.

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Thanks a lot for your encouraging reply Ravi.

Yes the syllabus looks huge and most of them are totally new to me.

Are you sure that for PhD in Mathematics at IIT Madras they are recruiting from NET exam.Do you know somebody who had joined like that. I just now checked the brochure where they had mentioned like you need to have a valid gate score for BE graduates, whereas Master of Science graduates can have NET/NBHM/INSPIRE scores.

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I saw the syllabus of csir net mathematics now. It has got complex analysis statistics numerical analysis and all that. They have mentioned about mandatory from different units.I couldn’t get that.Can you please clarify me.

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BE (4years program) are eligible for GATE mathematics and physics?

Gate exam is for PhD? You have mentioned in blog that after gate (mathematics) directly we can apply for PhD

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Yes. eligible for mathematics. I don’t know about physics.

Gate is for PhD only. ( also for public sector units-psu ).

you cant go to MSc-maths through GATE-maths.

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Sir,

I am a BTech electrical and electronics graduate. I have applied for CSIR-UGC NET/JRF June 2017 and am preparing for that. But What are the options i would have , after i clear the exam?

Vidya

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If you clear JRF in June 2017, you can join for PhD. Admission process starts immediately after declaration of result. You should apply at IISc, Old iisers, old IITs. Other than this , you can join research projects in funded by UGC , CSIR etc… Here you will be working as JRF. You will get PhD also in this way. I hv not much info on this.

If you can’t qualify JRF, but qualify NET, then you can apply for PhD in some institutes for PhD. You have to check eligibility criteria of that respective institute.

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Sir,

Does that mean that i wouldn’t need an MTech to do the PhD if I just qualify the NET?

Currently I have applied for Mathematical Sciences for the NET and if I clear the JRF, then for PhD will i have to continue with Mathematical sciences?

No one has a clear idea on this. But then the NET eligibility includes B.Tech as one. Can you please enquire about it and inform?

Thanks for the help sir.

Vidya

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You dont need MTech to do PhD if you qualify NET-JRF-Mathematics.

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While filling form of CSIR NET, there were two options. 1. Applying for net only 2. Applying for JRF.

If you have chosen 1st option then no matter how much marks you get, you will not be considered for JRF. If have chosen 2nd option then if u get marks above cutoff of JRF then you qualify JRF and NET both. If u just get above NET but below JRF then you qualify just NET.

Yes. No need to do Mtech. U can do PhD directly. Yes. You have to do PhD in maths. You will have options like pure maths , applied maths…

It is batter you try to qualify JRF.

~~Institutes will happily give you admission~~(this is not true for many IITs) because stipend you will get will come from CSIR UGC and not from budget of institute which is not the case in GATE (Reputed inst. dont care. they hv money. Everything depends on intrview only. they dont care if u r 1st ranker) .LikeLike

Yeah I have applied for JRF. Thank you sir.

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Hi sir,

I have done by B.E in Computer Science. I am planning to pursue integrated M.Sc-Ph.D course in Maths. I have plans to take up JAM exam 2018 and other entrance exams for premier institutes like ISI, CMI etc.

Apart from IITs, can you please suggest me good colleges to pursue M.Sc in maths?

And Sir, can I apply for Ph.D in Maths in IITs if I clear JRF exam?

Or what are all the options if I clear only NET exam for integrated M.Sc-Ph.D course in Maths?

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Hyderabad University

Tejpur Uni.

Delhi Uni.

NITs, MS Uni. Baroda, etc…(I know only this much).

Yes you can apply. If you clear only NET then also you will be called for Test/Interview for PhD in most institutes you apply. For Integrated cource you need to clear JAM and not NET-GATE-JRF.

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Hi Ravi Sir,

I completed B.E., by 2012 and MBA in finance by 2015 from good B-School.Now working in IT sector with good pay.But I did not like my job.From my childhood I had interest in maths and did so many research in maths.But I took very bad decision and did BE and MBA but now I hate my job.So I want to do P.hD in maths full time from IIT or IISC or CMI etc.,So please answer my queries.It will be of great help for me

1)If I do P.hD maths,will I be eligible for teaching jobs in colleges or universities because many teaching jobs for maths ask M.Sc maths + P.hD maths.

2)I am 26 now.Could I write GATE or JAM or CSIR-NET at this age?Is it too late?

.I cant leave my job for preparing exams as I invested huge amount for my MBA.I can leave my job only if I get P.hD admission. But I hope I could try GATE or CSIR -NET even though I am not from maths background.Even if I fail I will try continously try for some more years also.

So please guide me sir.

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What do you mean by ‘did soo many research in math’.

If you do PhD then I no worry at all. you can go for Lecturer job. You can go for postdoc also. Who is gonna ask for MSc!! Your BE/BTech degree will be equivalent to MSc.

you have to go to GATE / CSIR-NET brochure for age criteria. It is never too late.

Wish you good luck for this exciting world of mathematics. 🙂

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Thank you so much Mr.Ravi for your encouraging words

“Did so many research in maths”-I mean in my schooling I like maths a lot.So used to study it deeply and found some formulae(Ofcourse those were already found) but I tried myself without referring them and succeeded.I did so many research in mathematics like this.In this way I would have made excellent career in maths if I studied maths.But I took bad decision.

Then regarding B.E.,=M.Sc-Maths criteria,the UGC minimum qualification browser tells only B.Sc and M.Sc., in maths is eligible for faculty position.I wrote my detailed query to UGC through RTI but got some completely unrelevant stupid answer from them.Thats why asked you.

Once again thanks for your guidance to people who switch from Engineering to Pure Maths area

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I have done B.E. Mechanical engineering three years before. I am interested in pursuing a teaching career in maths.. but I don’t have much knowledge in pure maths topics. But I liked the topics in topology, complex analysis, etc. I am planning to do M.Sc. maths because I think getting a degree, I would be easily eligible to teach.

Not having a B.Sc. (but with M.Sc.), will there any problem in pursuing teaching career?

What are the various other courses can I do applying for JAM?

(I have planned to try my best in the JRF options, but I am not confident enough to do it with my current knowledge.. how to check myself that I am capable.. please provide some insight, if possible)

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If you have MSc and u don’t hv BSc then no worry at all. No one will ask for BSc.

Go through previous year papers of Csir-Net-Jrf exam. U will get some idea how much knowledge you hv and in which direction you should prepare.

You are eligible for JAM exam.

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I am in final year of electrical engineering and want to prepare for JAM 2018 and GATE (MA). Sir, plz suggest some books which will cover the syllabus.

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I have mentioned in one of the previous posts.

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Sir,I am B.Tech in Mechanical. In one of your post, you mentioned that through CSIR, one can do Phd after B.Tech. even without having Masters degree. Sir, I was getting admission at ISI in M.Math course this year but unfortunately due to some mistake in admission procedure, I was thrown out of counselling process after first round and they are not willing to rectify the mistake.So, now I am thinking to get admission in some college through CSIR NET. I appeared for CSIR NET in Mathematics on 18 June this year and result will be out in Sep/Oct. Sir, can you please suggest some colleges where I can get admission through CSIR. I have already wasted so many of my years in doing B.Tech. I don’t want to waste this year again.

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Apply for PhD or MS-PhD in any IISERs, IITs. Here in IIT Madras you can apply any time. You can apply now also(But since you have not CSIR-JRF score, just wait for the result).

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I have heard that Harishchandra Research Institute also takes admission through CSIR. Is it true? Are mathematical courses at IITs comparable to those in mathematical institutes like TIFR, CMI, ISI etc?

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You need to visit website of HRI.

TIFR, CMI, ISI are excellent in maths.

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How many years are required for completing PhD in mathematics after GATE (MA) ?

Plz guide !

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No specific number. I know one prof. who did in 2 and half year.

On average 5 years for pure math.

4 years for applied math.

Above are my vague estimate

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I am b.tech 2nd year student and I want to study M.Sc + Phd mathematics, what will be helpful for this? GATE MATH or IIT JAM math? And please suggest me some books also

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If you want to do MSc or Integrated MSc-PhD then GATE is of no use. GATE is for PhD or Research projects.

JAM,ISI,CMI,NBHM,TIFR are useful for you.

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Hii Ravi sir

I m in final year of BE (mech) but i am preparing for gate MA paper but i m facing huge dilemma regarding what courses will be offered in iits for MA paper and one thing if i will apply for msc in iits after cracking Gate MA..could i be elgigible to take adm admission as my my s score in mathematics is below 60% in maths paper in semester exam..plz clarify it

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You cant apply for MSc by GATE. For MSc you need to clear JAM Exam.

This 60% thing you should visit JAM brochure. In TIFR, CMI, ISI they dont ask for 60%.

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Thank sir for valueable suggestion..

I have going through scope of gate MA and found that i can get mathematics and computing at iits through gate MA .sir if this information is correct then can i get it as i mentioned above i hv overall cgpa is more than 60% but i hv failed to get 60% in mathematics..

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Overall only counts. you do not need to worry.

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I m b.tech from mechanical does I apply for csir/ net /jrf .. please suggest how I prepare for that ..

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Purchase good standard books and start reading. Also look at previous years papers.

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Hello Sir,

I am a BE in ECE 2011 passed out. I have a 5 years experience in software industry. I left my job 8 months ago due to my personal commitments. Now planning to take up teaching profession in mathematics. Which exam I suppose to take to get into MSc. Which degree do you suggest to do MSc or PhD? And what are the books I need to refer to clear the exam?

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You should visit all the posts of this blog. You will get your answer for books. For teaching profession, if you have MSc and NET then you can teach anywhere.

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hi sir

i have done my BE . scored hardly 54% and now planning for gate MA

i am.eligible ?

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You need to check on GATE brochure.

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m doing distance education in msc math (madirai kamraj university) so am i eligible to appear for ugc net mathematical science ??

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I just visited CSIR-UGC-NET brochure. There are no specific conditions for Distance MSc. So you are eligible.

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Sir,i am pursuing btech in ece from tezpur university but the problem is that we have mathematics upto 3rd semester as it is mentioned in the IITjam eligibilty notification to have mathematics subject upto atleast 4 semesters.Will i be not able to write IIT JAM exam???I am a true fan of maths and want to work on teaching line in my future.Sir,do also inform if gate mathematics is more helpful in carrer than iit jam or not….please sir guide me so that i can prepare for the best

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Doesn’t matter much. If there is elective subject which comes under math than enroll for that subject in 4th sem

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wat if one scored less than 55% in bachelor’s (engineering) and score more than 55%in msc math .. is he still eligible for ugc csir

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Yes… Why not. Go through brochure of CSIR-NET JRF

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Sir after MSc chemistry we can do mtech in chemical engineering, paints technology.

Sir also after I am eligible for gate#

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I hv no info regarding this… U may find from the websites of those institutes who offer that degree.

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Hi Ravi,

I’m and Industrial Engineering BEng graduate, I’m wondering if I’m eligible for Msc in Applied Math with GATE scores. My interest is to do a PhD in Operations Research, but I’m keen on doing an Msc in Applied Math to skill up on Math and quantitative skills. Your advice is appreciated!

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You can go for JAM Exam which is for MSc admission. With GATE, you cant go to MSc. (GATE is for MTech and PhD.). With GATE, you can go for MTech in applied math.

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Hello ravi,

I am pursuing my Engineering in comp science from pune, but i want to go in iitjee coaching field for subject maths, i know jee mathematics very well, i tought my juniors and some students for MHTCET level..

Now i want to MSc in mathematics from IIT, then i will opt teaching field, is this possible that a engineering student gives JAM??

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Yes. It is possible. Look at early posts for more info.

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Hello Ravi,

i have two questions:-

1) i am a btech in biotechnology,and i had mathematics for 3 semesters and had an extra paper called biostatistics,which is very similar to engineering mathematics-4,will i be eliigible for Msc in mathematics at IIT?….

2)what colleges offer mtech+phd in applied maths via GATE score and is it okay to apply for direct maths PhD in IITs,IISER for a btech student or are there any potential downsides?

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1) biostatistics biostatistics comes under math without any doubt… You are eligible 100%

2) I hv no info regarding this ‘ mtech+phd ‘ thing.

is it okay to apply for direct maths PhD in IITs,IISER for a btech student or are there any potential downsides? – My answer is depends on your confidence level

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Hello sir I am b.tech student now in 3rd year in cse but I want become a professor of mathematics what can I do..?

Please suggest me sir..

How can I do phd with mathematics..?

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You can go for MSc and then PhD. If you go to top institutes like TIFR, IMSc, CMI etc.. after BTech then you may face problems.

my previous posts may help you.

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Hello Ravi. Thankyou For the information about GATE. I am currently doing my B.Tech in Computer (3rd year) and i want to give GATE Mathematics. i am not sure about the admissions after GATE. Can i get admission in MSc Mathematics or PhD directly?? If i can get both, what should i look ahead for?

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You can go for MSc and then PhD. If you go to top institutes like TIFR, IMSc, CMI etc directly after BTech then you may face problems.

There are few exams getting into MSc after BTech. Check my older posts and also this one.

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Thankyou!! I have a major confusion. Please clarify me which exam should i give IIT JAM or GATE MATHEMATICS??

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Go for Both. JAM will take you to MSc in IISc, IITs, NITs etc. Also go for NBHM, TIFR, ISI, CMI etc

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I completed b.tech chemical engineering in 2015.

I am working in cement industry (core field) from 2 and half year but i am not interested in this field.

I am interested in mathematics from childhood.

Please suggest me for gate mathematics / jam / jrf or net.

Which is better for career and what are career options through this entrance exams.please reply me

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I think you have not visited my earlier posts… below is the link. https://ravihir.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/how-to-get-admission-in-best-institurtes-in-india-for-master-degree-in-mathematics/

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Hellow sir,am final year btech student (civil) and preparing for GATE and it looks like i ll clear GATE with some good grade and get admission in mtech in some IIT (except old ones)or top NIT but am looking for mathematics. ..-as i do have much love and huge interest in mathematics am even teaching 10+1 and 10+2 students

Now question is what do I suppose to do whether I should go for M.MATH from

ISI as ISI started taking engineer also or this this you are talking about MSC or MSC+phd and what are the exams i need to clear for MSC from IIT except GATE?

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I am sure you are talking about GATE-MA and not GATE-civil paper. For MSc or MSc-PhD you need JAM exam and not GATE. With JAM you can go to all most all IITs with BTech in civil. Go for for exams. Why just GATE and JAM, go for TIFR, ISI, CMI, NBHM exams also… find more info in this post https://ravihir.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/how-to-get-admission-in-best-institurtes-in-india-for-master-degree-in-mathematics/

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Hi, Please tell, which PSU can be applied through GATE Maths ?

— Thank you

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I dont hv much info about this 😦

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Hi, Thanks for reply!! i have compiled some info about GATE Mathematics !! Please go through this PPT, and reply me.

https://ankursrivastavaweb.wordpress.com/2018/03/16/gate-mathematics-after-prospects/

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Hello sir thanks alot for your guidance. I’m a B tech passout and secured AIR 990 in gate maths and AIR 555 in IIT jam maths. Where can I use my gate maths score and through which colleges I opt for PhD? Thank you

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I am not in touch with this filed since last two years. You hv to look at websites respective institutes u r intrested in

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Hi Ravi,

I am planning to appear CSIR and GATE MA next year.

Can you suggest me any coaching institutes?

Thanks,

Priya

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Jia-Sarai, Delhi is popular for coaching… I am not a fan of coaching 😦

But anyway, have a look

– Dips Academy, Jia-Sarai, Delhi. (All institute in Delhi will teach in Hindi)

– Pi aim http://www.anandinstitute.org/

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Can I get into NIT with a jam (math) rank 805?

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Look at http://www.ccmn.in/Closing%20Score/2017.aspx

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Which course is better a b.a math(hons) or a b.math?

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Sir, I am b tech graduate. While feeling the form for msc in nit, when I chose b tech, they are not showing any other colleges except nit, arunachal pradesh. But I want to take admission in nit warangal. What else can I do?

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