Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)

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Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Exam 2018(GATE)

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 Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) jointly administer the conduct of GATE. The operations related to GATE in each of the 8 zones are managed by a zonal GATE Office at the IITs or IISc. The Organizing Institute (OI) is responsible for the end-to-end process and coordination amongst the administering Institutes.
  • What is GATE Entrance Exam :-

    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.

    GATE 2018 Exam Dates

    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

    3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th,


    GATE Online Application

    1st September

    Processing System (GOAPS)


    Opens for Enrollment,


    Application Filling & Submission


    Last Date for

    4th October

    Submission of


    Online Application


    Last Date for

    17th November

    Change of Exam City


    Admit Card out on

    5th January


    Results announcement

    17th March



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    GATE 2018 Important Dates

    01/09/2017 to 09/10/2017

    Application Dates (Online)

    05/01/2018 to Empty

    Admit Cards (Online)

    03/02/2018 to 11/02/2018

    Exam Dates (Online)

    17/03/2018 to Empty

    Result Dates (Online)

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    GATE Exam 2018 Eligibility Criteria:-

    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.

    • Those Candidates Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (4 years after 10+2/ Post-B.Sc./ Post-Diploma) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
    • Master's degree holders in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programs.
    • Candidates in the second or higher year of Four-year integrated master's degree programs (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology.
    • Candidates in the fourth or higher year of Five-year integrated master's degree programs or Dual Degree programs in Engineering/Technology.
    • Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by iE(i), AMICE(i) by the institute of Civil Engineers (India)-iCE(i)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech.

    GATE Exam Application Procedure :-

    Application for GATE 2018 must be submitted ONLINE (through the  website, 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.

    GATE 2018 Online form is available on the official website from September 01, 2017.

    It can be filled online through GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System). The GATE Registration closes on October 05, 2017.

    • The candidate has to follow 3 steps primarily to register online for GATE 2018.
    • The candidate has to register and create a candidate’s login on the website of GOAPS.
    • Provide your email-ID, phone number and create a password to register.
    • Then the candidate has to fill the GATE Application Form and upload the scanned images of Photograph and Signature in JPEG format.
    • The next step before final submission of the GATE Online Application Form is fee payment.
    • The application fee for female, SC/ST candidates is INR 750 while it is INR 1500 for other candidates.
    • The application fee can be paid in either online or offline mode.

    How to fill the GATE Online Application Form

    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.

    GATE Form Correction

    • GATE Form Correction enables candidates to edit or modify the incorrect information given in the GATE Online Application form.
    • The correction window opens for the candidates who are intimated about any incorrect information.
    Candidates can make the following changes in GATE application form: 
    • Category
    • Gender 
    • Examination City
    • Instructions for GATE Form Correction
    • Candidates can make corrections in Application Form onilne 
    • Corrections can be done against the online payment
    • Challan will not be accepted

    GATE Exam Reservation Details :-

    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

    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.


    Application Fee

    Women Candidates

    Rs. 750/-

    SC/ST/PwD Candidates

    Rs. 750/-

    All Other Candidates

    Rs. 1500/-

    GATE International Candidates

    US Dollars 50

    See Also:-

    GATE Exam Pattern 2018

    GATE Syllabus 2018

    GATE Preparation Tips 

    GATE Exam Center 2018 

    GATE cut off

    GATE Application Procedure 2018


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