|Start Date||End Date||Remark|
|Application Form Date||01-Sep-2017||05-Oct-2017|
|Result Date||17-Mar-2018||N/A||Result is coming up|
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 www.gate.iitg.ac.in.
The exam is organizeed 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.
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
Some key points to know more about GATE 2018-
|Exam Name||GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)|
|Organizing Body||IIT Guwahati|
|Method of Examination||Online – Computer Based Test|
|No. of Papers & Questions||23 | 65|
|Total Marks & Maximum Score||100 | 1000|
|Period of GATE 2018||3 Hours|
|No. of Test Takers||Over 9 lac|
|Use of GATE Score Card for Employment||PSUs, Central Government and Government of India Organization|
|GATE Helpdesk||0361-258-6500 | firstname.lastname@example.org|
IIT Guwahati has announced the schedule for GATE exam. The exam dates and other important dates for GATE are tabulated below-
|Availability of GATE Application Form||October 9, 2017||Last Date Extended Until Oct 9|
|Last date for GATE Form Accurateion||October 28, 2017||Accuration of Gender/Category/PwD status|
|Last date for request for change in examination city||November 17, 2017||No Other Accurataion will be Entertained|
|GATE 2018 Hall Tickets will be available from||January 4, 2018||Download GATE Hall Ticket from www.gate.iitg.ac.in|
|GATE 2018 Exam Dates||February 03, 04, 10 and 11, 2018||Over 9 Lacs Aspirants Appear for GATE|
|GATE Response Key 2018||1st week of March 2018||–|
|GATE 2018 results are expected to be declared on||March 17, 2018||Check GATE Results at www.gate.iitg.ac.in|
|Downloading of GATE 2018 scorecards will begin from||March 20 – May 31, 2018||Download Scorecard from GATE GOAPS|
|GATE Counseling process begins||March 2018||Tentative GATE Counseling Schedule will Begin After Declaration of GATE Results|
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:
|Date||Session||Time (IST)||Test Paper Codes|
|February 03, 2018||1||9:00 – 12:00 hrs||ME, EY, PE, XE, XL|
|2||14:00 – 17:00 hrs||ME, AE, MA, PI|
|February 04, 2018||3||9:00 – 12:00 hrs||CS, MN|
|4||14:00 – 17:00 hrs||AG, AR, BT, CH, CY, GG, IN, MT, PH, TF|
|February 10, 2018||5||9:00 – 12:00 hrs||EC|
|6||14:00 – 17:00 hrs||EE|
|February 11, 2018||7||9:00 – 12:00 hrs||CE|
|8||14:00 – 17:00 hrs||CE|
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:
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 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 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Download GATE Hall Ticket by following the steps given below:
Every aspirant can apply for one stream of all the 23 papers for which GATE 2018 is organizeed. 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 Examination||Online/ Computer-based Test|
|Total no. of questions||65|
|Period of Exam||3 hours|
|Sections in paper||Two, i.e. General Aptitude and Subject Specific|
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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 Codes||Paper 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)|
GATE 2018 Response Key for all the papers will be published on the official website soon after the exam is organizeed. 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 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.
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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 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 organizeed. 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.
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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-
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 organizeed 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 PSUs||Application 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 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.
|Stream||General Category||OBC Category||SC/ST Category|
|Electronics & Communications Engg.(EC)||25||22.5||16.6|
|Computer Science & Inpatternion Technology(CS)||25||22.5||16.6|
GATE Result is expected to be announced on the official website one month after the exam has been organizeed. GATE Scorecard is valid for 3 years. The benefits of GATE Scorecard are enlisted below: GATE Scorecard validates that aspirant appeared and qualified GATE.
A decent GATE Score can fulfil 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.
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 provideed 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 provideed 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.
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.
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