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Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission into Master’s programs in Engineering.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science. The GATE score of a candidate reflects a relative performance level in a particular subject in the examination across several years. The score is used for admissions to post-graduate programs (e.g., M.E./M.Tech/ Direct Ph.D.) in centrally funded Indian Institutes of higher education (i.e., Institutes which are provided with financial assistance by MHRD and other Government agencies). The score is also used by some Public and Private Sector Undertakings for employment processes in India.
The GATE score of a candidate reflects the relative performance level of a candidate. The score is used for admissions to various post-graduate education programs (e.g. Master of Engineering, Master of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy) in Indian higher education institutes, with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other government agencies. Recently, GATE scores are also being used by several Indian public sector undertakings (i.e., government-owned companies) for recruiting graduate engineers in entry-level positions.
The application procedure for the GATE exam 2018 has already announced and the last date of the application process has finished in the month of September. The exam is going to be held in February 2018. For 6the detailes list of all important dates for the exam 2018
GATE Exam Dates
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Before starting the application process, the candidate must ensure that he/she meets the educational eligibility criteria of GATE 2018. Gor appearing the exam the candidate should have finished Bachelor degree in Engineering/Technology (4) years after finishing 10+ 2 or 3 year after BSc, Diploma in Engineering and Technology.
Application for GATE 2018 must be submitted ONLINE (through the website,http://appsgate.iitg.ac.in) by paying necessary application fee. For GATE 2018, all information related to the application process will be available in the website.The photograph, signature, certificate of qualifying degree, category certificate(SC/ST/PwD) and/or Dyslexic certificate, wherever applicable, must be uploaded during the online application. Candidates must enter the ID number specified in any one ofthe following IDs: Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License. The candidates who do not possess any of these identity cards, may please procure any one of them before making the application.
It can be filled online through GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System). The GATE Registration closes on October 05, 2017.
The steps followed to fill the GATE 2018 Online Application form are explained below:
Registration- Visit the official website of GOAPS. Enter few personal details, a valid e-mail ID and mobile number. Create a password which will be used to login later.
Filling GATE 2018 Application Form- Enter your personal and educational details in the application form for GATE. Preview the form to verify the information entered and modify the incorrect immediately to avoid discrepancies later. Note that the applications cannot be modified post final submission.
Fee payment- After saving application form candidate can make the payment by net banking, debit card and e-challan. After paying GATE application fees, a fee payment number is generated which candidate can note for the later stages of the GATE Selection process.
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Similarly, reservation of seats under different categories is as per the policies and norms prevailing at the admitting institution and Government of India rules.
GATE offices will not entertain any enquiry about admission, reservation of seats and/or award of scholarship/assistantship.
For admission of International candidates, a common admission portal is being developed and International candidates shall be informed about it well in time on this GATE website www.gate.iitr.ernet.in
GATE Exam Fee Details
The application fee Payments have to be made online by using either net banking or debit card or credit card. The fee once paid is neither refundable nor transferable. As per the prevailing norms, additional online transaction charges or bank charges can be applicable. These charges will be specified on the payment portal.
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