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GATE 2018 Exam Notification, Dates, Application and Eligibility


GATE 2018 Exam Notification – Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018 Dates, Application and Eligibility

GATE 2018 Registration starts on September 1, Check out Application Form, Exam Dates and Eligibility Conditions

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a National Level Entrance Test through which candidates can find admission into M. Tech./M.E./PhD Programmes in IITs, IISERs, IISc and other known Institutes of India. IISc and IITs are the responsible authorities that conduct this exam on rotational basis

If you are planning to appear in GATE 2018, then the details available below, will be beneficial for you

GATE 2018
Admissions to Postgraduate Programmes (Master’s & Doctoral) with MHRD and other Govt. Scholarships/Assistantships in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Science are open to those who qualify in GATE

The GATE score is also used by some PSUs for their recruitment. GATE 2018 score will be valid for three years from the date of announcement of results.

GATE 2018 Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) website is going to be live from 01st September 2017 and the exam will be held on 03rd – 04th & 10th – 11th February 2018 (Saturdays & Sundays) in online mode.

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati – IIT Guwahati is the organizing Institute for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2018 (GATE 2018)

Important Dates for GATE 2018

Commencement of Online Application Form: 01st September 2017

Last Date of Application Form Submission: 05th October 2017

Last Date to request for change in examination city: 17th November 2017

GATE 2018 Admit Card Availability: 05th January 2018

GATE 2018 Exam Date: 03rd, 04th February & 10th, 11th January 2018 (Saturdays & Sundays)

Answer Key Released On: Within a few days after examination

Announcement of GATE 2018 Results on the Online Application Website: 17th March 2018

Downloading of Score Card Begins: Last week of March 2018 to Last week of May 2018

Counselling Commence: Second week of April 2018

GATE 2018 Registration – How to Apply ?
Interested candidates can go through the eligibility criteria of GATE and then fill the online application form. Scanned copy of photograph and signature has to be uploaded, and application fee can be paid online or by Challan (if applicable). A period of around one month is given to complete the process

GATE 2018 Registration Process involves the following steps:
i. Read the application form of GATE 2018 at the official website

ii. Enter details asked in the GATE 2018 registration form such as name, date of birth, email ID and Mobile Number

iii. Next step for filling the GATE 2018 application form is to upload photograph, signature and other documents

iv. Pay the Application Fee as suitable to the category to the category, which complete form submission.

Application Fee
The application fee has to be paid ONLINE. The fee details are as follows:

For Centres in India
i. Female Candidates – Rs.750/-

ii. SC/ST/PwD Category Candidates – Rs.750/-

iii. All other candidates Rs.1500/-

For Centres Abroad

i. Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu: US$ 50

ii. Dubai and Singapore: US$ 100

Payments would have to be made through online by using net banking or debit card or e-Challan 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.

GATE 2018 Eligibility Criteria
The following candidates are eligible to appear in GATE 2018:

Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs

Bachelor’s degree holders in Architecture (Five years course) and those who are in the final year of such programs

Bachelor’s degree holders of Four-year program in Science (B.S.) 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

Holders of Four-year Integrated Master’s degree (Post B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology and those who are in the second or higher year of such programs

Holders of Five-year Integrated Master’s degree or Dual Degree in Engineering/Technology and those who are in the fourth or higher year of such programs

Holders of Five-year integrated M.Sc. or Five-year integrated B.Sc. /M.Sc. degree and those who are in the final year of such programmes

Candidates with qualifications obtained through exams conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE/MHRD as equivalent to BE/B. Tech; those who have completed Section A of AMIE or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible

GATE 2018 Pattern
It is obligatory to have a look on the exam pattern before the actual examination. The GATE 2018 Paper Pattern helps the applicant to know the duration of exam, mode and marking scheme for the same.

i. The exam will be held in the online mode.

ii. The questions in the examination will be MCQs and Numerical questions.

iii. No negative marking for numerical questions

iv. Examination for all the papers shall be conducted in online mode only (Computer Based Test)

For further details regarding exam pattern, please refer to the website

Exam Centres

GATE 2018 examinations will be conducted in selected cities and towns in India as well as in the following cities abroad: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), and Singapore

Important Websites
All candidates must apply Online. Further details and Online Application Form can be obtained by accessing any of the GATE zonal website:

(1) IISc Bangalore (

(2) IIT Bombay (

(3) IIT Delhi (

(4) IIT Guwahati (

(5) IIT Kanpur (

(6) IIT Kharagpur (

(7) IIT Madras (

(8) IIT Roorkee (

For information brochure and further update visit

Organizing Chairman, GATE 2018
GATE Office, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati-781039 (Assam), Phone No.: 0361-258-6500, Email:, Website

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