Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering – 2018 (GATE – 2018)

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering – 2018 (GATE – 2018)

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GATE 2018 application portal is currently closed. However, exam dates have been released. Click here to know the Important Dates.

Introduction


GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national level entrance examination that opens the pathway to various Post Graduate Engineering, Technology or Architecture Programmes (M.Tech, ME, MS, Direct Ph.D.) at top-level Institutes of the Country. It is a computer based test (CBT) conducted annually by the IITs and IISc to for PG admissions. Owing to the huge syllabus, the GATE exam is considered as one of the toughest exams of the Country. Apart from providing admission to IIT, IISc, IISER and other reputed Institutions of India, the GATE score card also serves as one of the criteria for recruiting candidates to various Government Organisations or the National/State Public Sector Undertakings. Around 9.23 lacs candidates apply each year for GATE exam. GATE scores are valid for 3 years.

Suggested: Know in detail about the AMCAT exam.

List of Contents


GATE 2018 Important Dates


Events Tentative Dates
GATE Exam Registration Begins 1st September 2017
GATE Last Date for Applying 5th October 2017
Availability of Admit Card 5th January 2018
GATE 2018 Exam Date 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th February 2018
GATE Exam 2018 Result Declaration 17th March 2018
Download of Score Card Last Week of March to Last Week of May
Commencement of Counselling Second Week of April 2018

GATE 2018 Organizing Institute


GATE 2018 will be organized by IIT- Guwahati.

GATE 2018 Exam Date


The GATE exam will be held on 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th of February, 2018 in two sessions: Morning Session (9 am – 12 noon) and Afternoon Session (2 pm – 5 pm).

Language of Examination


GATE exam will be conducted in English language only.

Type of Examination


GATE exam is a Computer-based Online Exam.

GATE 2018 Eligibility


Nationality


Apart from an Indian Citizen, Candidates of the following Nationalities can apply for GATE 2018 Examination:

  • Nepal.
  • Bangladesh.
  • Sri-Lanka.
  • Singapore.
  • Ethiopia.
  • The United Arab Emirates.

Educational Qualification


Candidates who are currently in their final year of study or have already completed one of the following degrees are eligible for GATE 2018:

  • BE/B.Tech./B.Pharma.
  • B.Arch.
  • BSc (Research)/BS.
  • MSc/MA/MCA.
  • Integrated ME/M.Tech (post BSc).
  • Integrated ME/M.Tech/Dual Degree Program (B.Tech + M.Tech).
  • Integrated MSc/ BS/MS.
  • Integrated BS/MS.
  • Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch).

In the case of Integrated M.E/M.Tech (post-B.Sc), candidates in the 2nd year of study or onwards are eligible for GATE 2018.

Age Limit


There is no age limit for GATE examination.

Backlogs


Candidates with backlogs (arrears/failed subjects) in any of the papers are also applicable, provided they upload a copy of any of the Mark sheet of the final exam issued from the Institute where they are studying.

How to Apply for GATE 2018 Exam?


  • Aspiring Candidates will have to register online for GATE examination starting from 1st September 2017 to 5th October 2017.

GATE 2018 Fees


The application fee for the GATE 2018 Examination according to Category is as follows:

Category Fees
Female Candidates Rs. 750
SC/ST/PWD Candidates Rs. 750
All other candidates Rs. 1500
International Candidates US Dollar 50

The Category (SC/ST) is NOT applicable for International candidates. The application fee is Uniform for all International Candidates.

Modes of Payment for GATE acceptable include following:

  • Net Banking
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • e-Challan.

Photograph and Signature Specifications


  • Scanned color photograph (5-200 kb).
  • Scanned signature (5 – 150 kb).
  • Scanned left thumb impression (2 – 150 kb).
  • Scanned category certificate (10 – 300kb in PDF).
  • Scanned provisional certificate or pre – final year mark sheet or degree (10 – 300kb in PDF).

GATE 2018 Registration Procedure


GATE 2018 registration procedure shall be uploaded in detail soon.

GATE 2018 Admit Card


GATE 2018 Admit Card will be issued on 5th January 2018, as per the official website. No Admit Cards will be sent via post.

To know the do’s and don’ts about GATE Admit card, visit the link http://edupadhai.com/gate-2018-admit-card/.

GATE 2018 Exam Pattern


GATE 2018 exam will be a computer-based test (CBT) conducted online. There will be 65 questions in the total of the type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) only.

The duration of GATE examination will be 3 hours. The maximum marks allotted for GATE Examination is 100. There will be 3 categories of questions in the GATE exam:

  1. Engineering Mathematics.
  2. Quantitative Aptitude.
  3. Engineering Discipline.

For each wrong answer, 1/3 marks will be deducted for questions carrying 1 mark and 2/3 marks will be deducted for questions carrying 2 marks. There is no negative marking for NAT questions.

Pattern Summary


 

Particulars Data
No of Questions 65 Questions
Duration 3 Hours
Marking Scheme
  • Either 1 or 2 marks for a correct answer.
  • Either 1/3 or 2/3 marks will be deducted for the wrong answer.
Total Marks 100 marks
Qualifying marks As per cut off
Subject/Sections
  • Engineering Mathematics.
  • Engineering Discipline
  • Aptitude.
Mode of Answering Computer-based Test (CBT).

 

GATE 2018 Syllabus


GATE 2018 detailed syllabus as per branches is available on the link http://www.gate.iitg.ac.in/?page_id=55.

GATE 2018 Calculator


The Candidates taking the test will not be allowed to bring any physical calculator to the examination hall. So, they will be provided with GATE Virtual Calculator, containing all the required operations and functions.

GATE 2018 Results


The final result of GATE 2018 would be declared online tentatively on 17th March 2018 on their official website.

For more information on GATE 2018 result, follow the link http://edupadhai.com/gate-2018-result/.


Application of link Link
GATE Exam 2018 official website http://www.gate.iitg.ac.in/
GATE Exam 2018 Syllabus http://www.gate.iitg.ac.in/?page_id=55
GATE Exam 2018 Eligibility Criteria http://www.gate.iitg.ac.in/?page_id=49
Application Portal Yet to open.

 

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