Sep 5, 2017

GATE 2018 Examination Notification, Apply Online

GATE 2018 will be organized by IIT Guwahati on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

The online examination is scheduled to be held on February 03, 04, 10 & 11, 2018 (Saturdays & Sundays).

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.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most sought after entrance examination to pursue post-graduation in engineering disciplines. It is a national level entrance exam to offer admissions into M.Tech./Ph.D. courses in IITs , IISc, IISERs and other reputed institutions.



GATE 2018 Examination



Details of GATE Examination 2018:


Even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MHRD scholarship/assistantship, the GATE qualification is mandatory.

Further, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process.


Educational Qualifications:

(A) Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering/Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
(B) Bachelor's degree holders of Architecture (Five years course) and those who are in the final year of such programs
(C) Bachelor's degree holders of Four-year program in Science (B.S.) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
(D) 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.
(E) Holders of Four-year Integrated Master's degree (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/ Technology and those in the second or higher year of such programs.
(F) Holders of Five-year Integrated Master's degree or Dual Degree in Engineering / Technology and those in the fourth or higher year of such programs.
(G) Holders of Five-year integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.Sc./M.Sc. degree and those in the final year of such programs.
(H) Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed section A of AMIE or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.

Age: There is no age limit to apply for GATE 2018.




How to Apply for GATE 2018 Examination:

I have mentioned above that application for this job is (Offline/Online).

Eligible and Interested candidates have to apply through the GATE online application processing system (GOAPS) at official website of IIT Guwahati link www.gate.iitg.ac.in from 01-09-2017 to 05-10-2017.

Application Fee: ₹ 750/- for the SC / ST / PwD category candidates; ₹ 750 for women candidates; ₹ 1500 for all other candidates. The application fee can be paid with net-banking or debit/credit card.


Last Date to Apply: 05/10/2017

Official Advertisement Link: Click here.



Documents Required in Support of Eligibility (Eligibility Documents)

In case the candidate has already passed (in 2017 or earlier) one of the qualifying examinations listed in Table 4.1, he/she has to submit (i.e. upload) the degree certificate/provisional certificate/course completion certificate/professional certificate/membership certificate issued by the institute or society.

In case, the candidate is expected to complete one of the qualifying criteria specified in Table 4.1, he/she has to upload a Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute (in the format given in Appendix A) or a copy of marksheet for Section A of AMIE. This certificate must mandatorily have the signature and seal of the Head of Institute/Department with current date.

Note: Eligibility Document, as applicable, has to be uploaded only while filling the online application and NOT to be sent by post.



Selection Process of GATE 2018 Examination 2017:

Candidates will be selected based on Online Computer Based Test (CBT).


GATE 2018 Question Papers and Pattern of Questions:

GATE 2018 would contain questions of two different types in all the papers:

(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections.

These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to select (mark) the correct answer.

Negative Marking for Wrong Answers: For a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking. For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

(ii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. For these questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered by the candidate using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor (keyboard of the computer will be disabled).

No choices will be shown for these type of questions. The answer can be a number such as 10 or -10 (an integer only). The answer may be in decimals as well, for example, 10.1 (one decimal) or 10.01 (two decimals) or -10.001 (three decimals). 

These questions will be mentioned with, up to which decimal places, the candidates need to make an answer. Also, an appropriate range will be considered while evaluating the numerical answer type questions so that the candidate is not penalized due to the usual round-off errors. 

Wherever required and possible, it is better to give NAT answer up to a maximum of three decimal places.

There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.


GATE 2018 Examination Important Dates:

Starting Date for GATE (Online) Application: 01-09-2017 (Friday)
Last Date for GATE (Online) Application: 05-10-2017 (Thursday)
Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable): 17-11-2017 (Friday)
Date for Availability of Admit Card in the Online Application Portal (for printing): 05-01-2018 (Friday)
Date of GATE 2018 Examination: 03, 04, 10 & 11-02-2018
Time of GATE 2018 Examination:  09:00 AM to 12:00 Noon & 02:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Date for Announcement of the Results in the Online Application Portal:  17-03-2018 (Saturday)