GATE 2018 Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering: Apply by Oct 5: Expired

GATE 2018
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 and/or financial
assistance to: (i) Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and (ii) Doctoral programs in relevant branches of
Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies.

About GATE 2018
  • IIT Guwahati is the organizing institute for GATE 2018.
  • Information website for GATE 2018 is www.gate.iitg.ac.in.
  • GATE 2018 will be conducted on 23 subjects (also referred to as “papers”).
  • Examination for all the 23 subjects (papers) will be conducted as ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT).
  • The online examination paper will contain some questions for which numerical answers
    must be keyed in by the candidate using the virtual keypad. Rest of the questions will be of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type. The Candidates will use ONLY an on-screen
    virtual calculator provided for the examination.
  • A candidate can appear only in ANY ONE paper of the GATE examination.
Eligibility for GATE 2018
Qualifying Degree / ExaminationDescription of
Eligible Candidates
Year of
not later than
Bachelor’s degree holders in
Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or
3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in
Engineering /Technology)
Currently in the final
year or already
B. Arch.Bachelor’s degree holders of
Architecture (5 years course)
Currently in the final year or already
(Research)/ B.S.
Bachelor’s degree in Science
(Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)
Currently in the 4th
year or already
M. Sc./
M.A./MCA or
Master’s degree in any branch of
Computer Applications or
Currently in the final
year or already
Int. M.E./
Post-BSc Integrated Master’s
degree programs in
Engineering/Technology (4 years program)
Currently in the 2nd/
3rd/4th year or already completed
Int. M.E./
M.Tech. or Dual
Diploma or
Integrated Master’s degree
program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5
years program)
Currently in the
4th/5th year or already
Int. M.Sc./
Int. B.S.-M.S.
Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years
integrated B.S.-M.S. program
Currently in the final year or already completed2018
(equivalent to
B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent
examinations of Professional
Societies, recognized by
AMIE by Institution of
Engineers-India, AMICE by the
Institute of Civil Engineers-India)
Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional coursesN.A

Candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from
countries other than India: i) must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 4 years) in Engineering/Technology or ii) must have completed or are in the final year of their Post Graduate (Master’s) degree (duration: at least 2 years) in any relevant subjects in science.

GATE 2018 Dates
  • GATE 2018 examinations will be held during the forenoon and afternoon sessions on 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th of February 2018.
  • Examination for some of the papers in GATE 2018 may be held in multiple sessions.
  • However, a candidate can appear for the examination in one session ONLY.
How to apply for GATE 2018

Candidates have to register and fill the application via ONLINE mode ONLY at GATE
Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) link given here.

Important Dates for GATE 2018
  • GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens: September 1, 2017.
  • Last Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website): October 5, 2017
  • Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable): November 17, 2017
  • Admit Card will be available in the Online Application Portal (for printing): January 5, 2018
  • GATE 2018 Examination
    • February 3, 2018
    • February 4, 2018
    • February 10, 2018
    • February 11, 2018
  • Announcement of the Results in the Online Application Portal: March 17, 2018

Chairman, GATE, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati,
Guwahati 781 039
0361-2586500; gate2018@iitg.ac.in

For details, please view the official GATE 2018 Brochure.

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