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

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


Last updated on March 16th, 2018 at 03:33 pm

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GATE 2018 Admit cards have been released. Follow the link to download your cards.

GATE 2018 application portal is closed now


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.

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GATE 2018 Important Dates

EventsTentative Dates
GATE Exam Registration Begins1st September 2017
GATE Last Date for Applying5th October 2017
Availability of Admit Card5th January 2018
GATE Exam Date3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th February 2018
GATE Exam 2018 Result Declaration16th March 2018
Download of Score CardLast Week of March to Last Week of May
Commencement of CounsellingSecond Week of April 2018

GATE 2018 Organizing Institute

GATE Exam 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


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.


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?

GATE 2018 exam registrations are closed now.

GATE 2018 Fees

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

Female CandidatesRs. 750
SC/ST/PWD CandidatesRs. 750
All other candidatesRs. 1500
International CandidatesUS 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 have been 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

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


No of Questions65 Questions
Duration3 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 Marks100 marks
Qualifying marksAs per cut off
  • Engineering Mathematics.
  • Engineering Discipline
  • Aptitude.
Mode of AnsweringComputer-based Test (CBT).


GATE 2018 Syllabus

GATE 2018 detailed syllabus as per branches is available on the link

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 have been declared online. Please follow the link to check your result.

For more information on GATE 2018 result, follow the link

Application of linkLink
GATE Exam 2018 official website
GATE Exam 2018 Syllabus
GATE Exam 2018 Admit Card
GATE 2018 Results
Official Brochure

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