Important Dates for GATE 2019

Start Date End Date Remark
Application Form Date 01-Sep-2018 01-Oct-2018
Examination Date 02-Feb-2019 10-Feb-2019 Exam is coming up
Result Date 16-Mar-2019 N/A

GATE 2018 - Hall Ticket (Announced), Exam Date & Syllabus

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national level test for admission to M.Tech/ Ph.D. and other Government Scholarships/Assistantships in the field of engineering and technology. IIT Guwahati, the organizing body of GATE 2018, announced the notification on July 05, 2017 at

Latest Update: GATE 2018 Results have been Declare on the official website on March 16, 2018. Aspirants can Check GATE Result 2018 and download their scorecards from March 20 till May 30, 2018 at GOAPS portal. No soft copies will be Released for the same. To check GATE 2018 Score Calculation, Click Here

Check out the Streamwise GATE 2018 Cutoff

BiotechnologyClick Here
Computer Science EngineeringClick Here
Mechanical EngineeringClick Here
Electrical EngineeringClick Here
Civil EngineeringClick Here

The exam is organized annually by IISc Bangalore and 7 IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on a rotational basis. Check the list of top GATE Coaching Centers and choose the best one for boosting exam preparation.

The national level examination is a computer-based test with 65 questions to be solved within 3 hours. Virtual calculators will be offered to solve numerical type questions. Check GATE Exam Format in detail. Two types of questions are asked in GATE – Objective Type and Numerical Type.

Download GATE 2018 Answer keys (all Discipline)

The Final Answer Keys for all the 23 Streams have been publish on the official website of GATE. Aspirants can check their responses at the GOAPS Portal now. Aspirants were given a 3-day window span (Feb 21- Feb 23, 2018) to challenge the answer keys.

EE – Electrical EngineeringClick Here
CE – Civil EngineeringClick Here
EC – Electronics and CommunicationClick Here
CS – Computer Science Click Here
CY – ChemistryClick Here
IN- Instrumentation EngineeringClick Here
BT- BiotechnologyClick Here
CH – Chemical EngineeringClick Here
XL – Life Science Answer KeyClick Here
XE – Engineering SciencesClick Here
ME – Mechanical EngineeringClick Here
AE – Aerospace EngineeringClick Here

Latest Updates:

March 16, 2018: GATE Results declared 1 day before the scheduled date

January 04, 2018: GATE Hall Ticket has been announced at GOAPS. Take the printout in a colored pattern. Download Here

December 10, 2017: GATE 2018 Exam Schedule Announced. Check Here

November 24, 2017: GATE 2018 Mock Test announced on the official site. Aspirants can reach mock tests for all 23 engineering subjects in GATE 2018. Check GATE Mock Test 2018

November 20, 2017: IIT Guwahati has published the list of duplicate applications for GATE 2018 along with their Enrollment IDs on the official website. Check Here List of Duplicate GATE 2018 Applications

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Some key points to know more about GATE 2018-

  • The questions asked in the exam are based on topics of graduate level. Check GATE 2018 Syllabus
  • As per GATE Eligibility, aspirants must hold a Bachelor’s degree to apply for the exam.
  • Check out the new changes introduced by IIT Guwahati in GATE 2018.

Highlights of GATE 2018

Exam NameGATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
Organizing BodyIIT Guwahati
Method of ExaminationOnline – Computer Based Test
No. of Papers & Questions23 | 65
Total Marks & Maximum Score100 | 1000
Period of GATE 20183 Hours
No. of Test TakersOver 9 lac
Use of GATE Score Card for EmploymentPSUs, Central Government and Government of India Organization
GATE Helpdesk0361-258-6500 | [email protected] 

What is GATE Exam?

  • GATE qualifiers can use their GATE Scorecard for admission to Master’s Program and direct Doctoral Programs in Engg./Tech./Architecture. 
  • The exam will also be held for international aspirants in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates (U.A.E).
  • GATE is an online test with multiple choice and numerical type questions organizeed for 23 branches (papers) of engineering. Mostly questions are fundamental, concept based and thought-provoking.
  • GATE Registration can be made online at GOAPS website. Check our page for GATE 2018 Registration or straight visit more information.
  • GATE Exam consists 65 questions divided into 3 section –
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • General Aptitude
    • From Respective Subjects
  • Please don’t have a misconception that GATE is only meant for ME/MTech which leads to the teaching career only. 
  • The GATE Scorecard is also used to avail financial assistance (scholarship) for the post-graduate program.
  • There are many other advantages of taking GATE such as employment in PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings), direct appointment to Group A level posts in Central Government and some other Government of India Organizations.

GATE 2018 Exam Dates

IIT Guwahati has announced the schedule for GATE exam. The exam dates and other important dates for GATE are tabulated below- 

EventsDatesReference Links
Availability of GATE Application FormOctober 9, 2017Last Date Extended Until Oct 9
Last date for GATE Form AccurateionOctober 28, 2017Accuration of Gender/Category/PwD status
Last date for request for change in examination cityNovember 17, 2017No Other Accurataion will be Entertained
GATE 2018 Hall Tickets will be available fromJanuary 4, 2018Download GATE Hall Ticket from
GATE 2018 Exam DatesFebruary 03, 04, 10 and 11, 2018Over 9 Lacs Aspirants Appear for GATE
GATE Response Key 20181st week of March 2018 – 
GATE 2018 results are expected to be declared onMarch 17, 2018Check GATE Results at
Downloading of GATE 2018 scorecards will begin fromMarch 20 – May 31, 2018Download Scorecard from GATE GOAPS
GATE Counseling process beginsMarch 2018Tentative GATE Counseling Schedule will Begin After Declaration of GATE Results 

GATE 2018 Exam Schedule

Aspirants can take GATE according to their Paper Code only. As there is a huge number of candidates, thus GATE is held in multiple sessions. The table below depicts the tentative GATE 2018 schedule for all the papers:

DateSessionTime (IST)Test Paper Codes
February 03, 201819:00 – 12:00 hrsME, EY, PE, XE, XL
214:00 – 17:00 hrsME, AE, MA, PI
February 04, 201839:00 – 12:00 hrsCS, MN
414:00 – 17:00 hrsAG, AR, BT, CH, CY, GG, IN, MT, PH, TF
February 10, 201859:00 – 12:00 hrsEC
614:00 – 17:00 hrsEE
February 11, 201879:00 – 12:00 hrsCE
814:00 – 17:00 hrsCE

GATE Eligibility Criteria

It is advised to all the GATE candidates to check their eligibility before making the registration. They can apply for only 1 paper in GATE. The at least academic qualification to apply for GATE 2018 is indicated below for all the participants:

  • International participants possessing a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in the concerned engineering or science stream.
  • Students in final year of Bachelor’s/Master’s degree.
  • Bachelor’s degree (4 years after 10+2, or 3 years after Diploma) in the concerned engineering and science stream
  • There is no stipulated age limit criterion defined for GATE participants.
  • Master’s Degree in any discipline of Mathematics/Science/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent degree.

NOTE: Aspirants with a backlog in their qualifying exam have to submit a copy of the final year mark sheets or a declaration from their Principal along with the seal and signature. Check out the documents need in support of GATE eligibility and qualifying branches in GATE. 

GATE 2018 Registration

GATE Application Form was available on the official website from September 01, 2017. An aspirant has to follow 3 steps primarily to register online for GATE 2018. It could be filled online via GOAPS (GATE Online Application Procedure System). In answer to the request received for the extension of the closing date for application submission, it was extended to 20:00 Hrs (IST) on October 09, 2017 (Monday).

  • The next step before final submission of GATE Online Application Form is fee payment.
  • Then, fill GATE Application Form and upload the scanned images of Photograph and Signature in JPEG pattern.
  • Register and create an aspirant’s login on the website of GOAPS. Offer your email-ID, phone number and create a password to register.

The application fee for female, SC/ST aspirants is INR 750 while it is INR 1500 for other aspirants. The application fee can be paid in either online or offline method.

Some key points about GATE Registration 2018:

  • Check the list of zone wise GATE Exam Centers- 3 choices of centers have to be filled during GATE Registration.
  • Don’t forget to check the actual size of photograph and signature need for GATE Registration.
  • Application Fee for centers outside India (Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu) is US$ 50. For Dubai and Singapore as exam centers, the fee is US$ 100.
  • The application fee for GATE 2018 is INR 1500 for general category while for reserved category and female aspirants, it is INR 750.

How to fill 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 individual details, a valid e-mail ID and mobile number. Create a password which will be used to login later.

Filling GATE 201 Application Form- Enter your individual and educational details in the application form for GATE. Note that the applications cannot be modified post final submission.  Preview the form to verify the inattention entered and modify the inaccurate immediately to avoid discrepancies later.

Fee payment- After saving application form aspirant can make the payment by net banking, debit card and credit card. After paying GATE application fees, a fee payment number is generated which aspirant can note for the later stages of the GATE Selection procedure.

GATE Application Form Accuration

From the year 2018, the exam organizing authority has introduced a change that once the application form is submitted, it cannot be changed/rectified. Therefore, aspirants must ensure that all the details and supporting documents are accurate and uploaded. This accurate obligation to be carried out within a stipulated time.  If everything is established accurate then GATE Application Form will be accepted else the defects will be notified to the aspirant.

Aspirants should be quick in fixing the mistakes in the form before the deadline. Those who fail to fix, their application form will be rejected and no communication will be made in this regard. 

GATE Application Form Status

Aspirants can check their form status i.e. whether the authority has received the form or not. The status will be displayed from one of the below-mentioned categories: It also tells if the application form submitted by aspirant obligatory any accurate or not. Visit GOAPS to check the status of the GATE Online Application.

  • Under Scrutiny
  • Defect Status
  • Received
  • Rejected with Valid Reason
  • Status after Rectification
  • Accepted

GATE 2018 Hall Ticket

GATE 2018 Hall Ticket is now available at the official website of GATE from January 4, 2018. To download the document, visit the official website of GATE 2018. One must print multiple copies of hall ticket for GATE 2018 to avoid discrepancies on the exam day.

  • In case of any discrepancy, immediately report the organizing authority i.e. IIT Guwahati.
  • Hall Ticket carries aspirant’s name, the location of the exam centre, photograph, and signature of the aspirant.
  • It is compulsory to verify the given information before downloading GATE Admit card

Download GATE Hall Ticket by following the steps given below:

  • Aspirants have to visit the official Website
  • Take the Printout of GATE Hall Ticket 
  • Click on the GATE 2018 Hall Ticket Link
  • Enter the Registration Number and Password
  • Aspirant’s hall ticket will display on the screen

GATE 2018 Paper Format

Every aspirant can apply for one stream of all the 23 papers for which GATE 2018 is organized. GATE 2018 Exam Format might seem a little confusing at first as it varies for various branches. GATE is an online method examination with 65 questions to be solved in 3 hours. The total weight of the GATE Exam is 100 marks.

Method of ExaminationOnline/ Computer-based Test
Total no. of questions65
Maximum Marks100
Period of Exam3 hours
Sections in paperTwo, i.e. General Aptitude and Subject Specific
  • XE paper will have a new section on Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. With this, there will be eight sections (A-H) in XE paper.
  • There will be two types of questions Objective type and Numerical Type (NAT). In NAT question, there will be no choices. The response is to be entered manually with the help of Virtual Calculator. 

Marking Scheme for GATE 2018

  • For every inaccurate MCQ, aspirant loses 1/3 or 2/3 marks for 1 mark or 2 markers respectively.
  • Aspirants are marked separately for MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) and NAT (Numerical Response Type).
  • For Numerical Response Type, every accurate response is honored 1 mark or 2 marks as per the marks issued to the question. There is no negative marking for such questions.
  • For every accurate response in MCQ, aspirants have honored 1 mark or 2 marks depending on the weight of the question.

Read More GATE Exam Format

GATE 2018 Syllabus

GATE Syllabus is announced on the official website by IIT Guwahati for all the 23 branches. Aspirants should check out the detailed syllabus for the concerned branch to identify and focus on the important topics to be asked in the exam. Aspirants can click on the links offered below in the table to check GATE 2018 Syllabus for the relevant branch.

Paper CodesPaper Codes
Aerospace Engineering (AE)Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Agricultural Engineering (AG)Metallurgical Engineering (MT)
Architecture and Planning (AR)Geology and Geophysics (GG)
Civil Engineering (CE)Mining Engineering (MN)
Chemical Engineering (CH)Petroleum Engineering (PE)
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)
Chemistry (CY)Evolution and Ecology (EY)
Electronics and Communication (EC)Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)
Electrical Engineering (EE)Engineering Sciences (XE)
Instrumentation Engineering-

GATE 2018 Response Key

GATE 2018 Response Key for all the papers will be published on the official website soon after the exam is organized. There will be separate question paper and response key sets for all the separate sessions. The response keys can be viewed by logging in using Registration details.

Aspirants can also challenge any response in case the accurate answer is not mentioned on the key. The aspirant can challenge the response key by paying a nominal fee. 

GATE 2018 Result

GATE Result will be declared on March 17, 2018. Aspirants can check the result by using their GATE 2018 login credentials (Registration No or Email ID). Aspirants those who qualify can download GATE Scorecard from the official Website of GATE.

Read More: GATE Result

How to Download the GATE Score Card

Aspirants qualifying GATE 2018 will be applicable to download their GATE scorecard. The validity of the scorecard is for 3 years. The steps followed to download the GATE Score Card: Aspirants can download the scorecard from the official website. Before 2014, the scorecard was valid uptill 2 years, the change in increase of the validity up to 3 years was made by IIT Kharagpur in 2014.

GATE 2018 Counseling

GATE Exam Counseling is done separately by different IITs, NITs, and other institutes. Aspirants after having qualified in GATE have to appear for GD/ PI for admission. For admissions, aspirants have to check notification by GATE participating institutes.

For admission in NITs, IIITs and in some government-funded colleges, a centralized counseling– CCMT (Centralized Counselling for M.Tech/M.Plan) will be organized. IITs and IISc will organize their separate counseling procedure. Most of the other participating universities and state wise institutions will organize their own counseling procedure. 

All the IITs organize their own counseling procedure for the admission in M.Tech programs.

Read More About GATE Counseling

Common Provide Acceptance Portal (COAP)

For taking admission in IITs, COAP offers a common platform for aspirants to make the most preferred choice for admission in M.Tech programs. So that they will be able to reach all the admission provides made by participating IITs.  All the participating IITs will upload admission provides a common time window.

The following information is asked while registering at COAP-

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email ID
  • GATE Scores
  • GATE Registration Number
  • Date of Birth

PSU via GATE 2018

Aspirants applying for GATE 2018 will have two options based on GATE score – either to continue with the studies with a Master’s degree or apply for a job with Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) jobs via GATE 2018. All the top PSUs hire graduate engineers based at GATE for different job profiles. 

Aspirants have to register separately for all the PSUs and GATE. Shortlisted aspirants have to appear for the selection rounds organized separately by all PSUs.  All the PSUs will announce their own cutoff based on GATE score.

Aspirants can check the latest registration dates for different PSUs appointing via GATE 2018.

Application form for PSUsApplication Dates (Tentative)
BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Center)January/ February 2018
CEL (Central Electronics Limited)January 2018
IOCL (Indian Oil Corporation Limited)January/ February 2018
NLC (Neyveli Lignite Corporation)January 2018
MDL (Mazagon Dock Limited)January/ February 2018
BPCL (Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited)January/ February 2018
GAIL (Gas Authority of India Limited) (GAIL)January/ February 2018
NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation)January/ February 2018
BEML (Bharat Earth Movers Limited)January 2018

GATE Cut off

GATE cut off is the at least score which must be scored by the aspirant in order to reserve a seat. The expected GATE cut-offs (streamwise) for the year 2018 is offered below (on the basis of earlier year cut offs)- The cut off varies for various institutes, streams and the category of the aspirant.

StreamGeneral CategoryOBC CategorySC/ST Category
Electronics & Communications Engg.(EC)2522.516.6
Computer Science & Inpatternion Technology(CS)2522.516.6
Mechanical Engineering(ME)26.629.619.7
Electrical Engineering(EE)25.122.516.7
Instrumentation Engineering(IE)31.628.421
Civil Engineering(CE)22.522.516.6
Chemical Engineering(CH)33.129.722

Check Out GATE 2017 Cutoff for Top IITs, NITs and IIITs

Benefits of GATE 2018 Score Card

GATE Result is expected to be announced on the official website one month after the exam has been organized. GATE Scorecard is valid for 3 years. The benefits of GATE Scorecard are enlisted below: GATE Scorecard validates that aspirant appeared and qualified GATE.

Enrollment in Masters and Ph.D. Programs

A decent GATE Score can fulfill any aspiring engineer’s dream of pursuing from an IIT or NIT. GATE enables aspirants to seek admissions in M.Tech. /M.E. / M.S. in their respective branch in IITs or NITs or institutes in Germany and Singapore depending on the GATE Cutoff announced by them.

Institutes such as IIT, Bombay provide admissions to Ph.D., PGDM, and PGDIE programs right after graduation on the basis of GATE Score. Some IIMs reserve seats for admissions to doctoral programs via GATE.


MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) offers scholarships to aspirants on the basis of the GATE Score. CSIR laboratories provide Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and Senior Research Fellowships (SRF) to GATE Qualifiers. BARC, well-known Institute provides a stipend to GATE Qualifiers. Aspirants who opt for Post Graduate courses via GATE 2018 are given scholarships by MHRD.

PSU Appointment

Different known PSUs (Public Sector Undertaking) appoint applicable and qualified aspirants for various posts. have recently announced notifications of PSU Appointment via GATE. Aspirants are provided high compensation packages and other benefits (medical benefits and other aids). CEL, MDL, GAIL, BHEL, Cabinet Secretariat etc.

Aspirants have to apply separately for the posts provided by different institutes. The application forms for various PSUs are announced on various dates and aspirants have to submit the application form within the stipulated time to be appointed by the PSU.

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GATE 2019 Fee Structure

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  • NOTE: For GATE 2018 payments would have to be made through online by using net banking or debit card or credit card facilities. Additional charges will be applicable as per the rule of the bank from where the money is being transferred. This charge will be specified on the payment portal.

Top Colleges in India Accepting GATE 2019

RIT Kottayam - Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology

Kottayam, Kerala

OPJU Raigarh - OP Jindal University School Of Engineering

Raigarh, Chhattisgarh

BBSBEC Fatehgarh Sahib - Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College

Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

BITM Bellary - Ballari Institute of Technology and Management

Bellary, Karnataka

SVEC Tadepalligudem - Sri Vasavi Engineering College

Tadepalligudem, Andhra Pradesh

SITE Tadepalligudem - Sasi Institute of Technology & Engineering

Tadepalligudem, Andhra Pradesh

CEK Kottayam - College of Engineering Kidangoor

Kottayam, Kerala

GISAT Kottayam - Gurudeva Institute of Science and Technology

Kottayam, Kerala

Mangalam College of Engineering Ettumanoor, Kottayam

Kottayam, Kerala

CIET Fatehgarh Sahib - Continental Institute of Engineering & Technology

Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

SJCET Kottayam - St. Joseph's College of Engineering and Technology Palai

Kottayam, Kerala

Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam

Kottayam, Kerala

KITS Kottayam - Kottayam Institute of Technology and Science

Kottayam, Kerala

RYMEC Bellary - Rao Bahadur Y Mahabaleshwarappa Engineering College

Bellary, Karnataka

Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib

Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

SGGSWU Fatehgarh Sahib - Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University

Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

SCS MGU Kottayam - Mahatma Gandhi University, School of Computer Science

Kottayam, Kerala

College of Engineering Poonjar, Kottayam

Kottayam, Kerala

Cochin University of Science and Technology, School of Engineering Thrikkakara, Ernakulam

Ernakulam, Kerala

Government Engineering College Wayanad, Mananthavady

Mananthavady, Kerala

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