GATE 2018: Application Form, Admit Card, Score Card

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering which is also known as GATE is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT KanpurIIT Guwahati, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee.

GATE Exam is conducted for the admission to post-graduate (PG) courses in M.Tech /M.E/ M.Arch / Ph.D. It is also used by some Public and Private Sector Undertakings (PSU) for employment process in India. Direct recruitment of Group “A” level posts i.e. Senior Field Officer (SFO Tele), Senior Research Officer (SRO) (Crypto) and SRO (S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat is now being done on the basis of GATE scores.

To participate in GATE 2018, candidates have to fill the online application form which will be available from 1st September onwards. The last date for filling the application form was 5th October. The admit card is available for download from 4th January and the GATE Exam 2018 will be conducted on 3rd, 4th, 10th & 11th February.

The result of GATE  will declare on 17th March 2018. Go through the article to get complete information about GATE 2018 like eligibility criteria, application form, syllabus, exam pattern, important dates result, cutoff etc.

Brief About GATE

S.No. Exam Details Specifications
1 Exam Name Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
2 Commonly Known As GATE
3 Exam Type National
4 Exam Category Post Graduate
5 Exam Mode Online
6 Conducting Institute IIT Guwahati

Important Dates of GATE Exam

S.No. Events Date
1 Notification 5th July 2018
2 Start of Registration 1st September 2017
3 Last Date of Registration 5th October 2017
4 Last Date to Change Choice of Examination City 17th November 2017
5 Admit Card Availability 5th January 2018
6 Exam Date 3rd, 4th, 10th & 11th February 2018
7 Release of Official Answer Key Third Week of February 2018
8 Result Declaration 17th March 2018
9 Score Card 20th March 2018

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Eligibility Criteria For GATE 2018

To apply for the GATE examination, candidates have to fulfill the GATE Eligibility Criteria. Applicants can see the details for the eligibility and all applicants must meet the all requirement before applying.

  • Candidates may be Nationals or from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia and United Arab Emirates (U.A.E).
  • Final Year students can apply and they have to upload the scanned copy of 3rd-year mark sheet.
  • International candidates must complete the Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Masters in Science (In Relevant Subject) or must be in the final year of the program.
Eligible Degree Academic Year of Passing
B.E/ B.Tech 4 years completed after 10+2. Final year students are eligible to apply
B.Arch 5 years course completed. Final year students are eligible
BS 4 years course completed after 10+2. Final year students are eligible to apply
Masters in Mathematics/ Statistics/ Science/ M.C.A Completed or currently in final year
Integrated M.E/ M.Tech (Post BSc) (Four-year program) 4 years course completed or Students in the 2nd/3rd/4th year are also eligible
Integrated M.E./M.Tech or 5 years Dual Degree (Engineering/ Technology) Completed or Students in the 4th/ 5th year are also eligible
Integrated M. Sc/Integrated 5 year B.S.-M.S. Completed or Students in final year are eligible
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E/B.Tech) Completed Section A of AMIE or equivalent of such professional courses recognized by UPSC /AICTE

GATE Application Form

GATE Application form was available online from the 1st September onwards. The last date for applying GATE was 5th October. The procedure of GATE Application form involves Registration, Generating Enrollment ID and Password, filling personal and academic details, uploading the photograph, signature and left thumb impression along with other documents, etc.

How To Fill Application Form??

Here we have explained the procedure to fill the application form of GATE 2018. Check the stepwise explanation:

Step-1 Registration

  • The candidate has to enter the valid email id, Mobile number, and GOAPS password.
  • The password chosen must be unique and avoid using the name, date of birth etc. Candidates ensure that no one can guess the password.
  • All the communication will be done by the registered email id and mobile number to ensure that the email id and mobile number are correct.

Step-2 Filling Application Form

  • Candidates have to enter their personal details, academic details, and address in the application form.
  • They have to fill the Valid ID details which they will carry in the examination hall.
  • Candidates have to fill the examination cities of their choices.

Step-3 Uploading of Scanned Images

In this step, candidates have to upload their scanned copy of photograph, Signature and Left Hand Thumb Impression in the JPEG/JPG format. The details regarding size, format etc. is given below in this article.

Step-4 Application Form Fees Payment

Candidates Fees
Women Candidates Rs. 750/-
SC/ST/PWD Category Candidates Rs. 750/-
All Other Category Candidates Rs. 1500/-
International Candidates USD 50

Step-5 Submission of Application Form

  • Candidate should check the all information by clicking on the “Preview” Button before submitting the form.
  • After checking all information click on the “Confirm and Final Submit” Button. Remember one thing, Candidates cannot change their information after final submission of the form.
  • There is no need to send any documents to the GATE Office.
  • Candidates can also check their GATE Application Status.

GATE Exam Centers

GATE Exam Centers 2018 has announced by the conducting authority which is IIT Guwahati this year. GATE 2018 exam centers are the venues where the GATE 2018 will be conducted. The exam centers of GATE are divided into 8 zones. These 8 zones have 199 cities across India and 6 cities in other countries where the GATE exam will be conducted.

GATE 2018 Exam Pattern

GATE Exam Pattern 2018 has announced by the conducting body which is IIT Guwahati for this year. Each candidate must go through the GATE 2018 exam pattern for preparing for the exam. The exam pattern of GATE 2018 carries the information of marking scheme, type of questions, the total number of questions, section wise marks distribution, the total time duration of exam etc.

Overview of GATE Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern Description
Exam Mode Online (Computer-Based Test)
Exam Duration 3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Number of Questions 65
Total Marks 100
Type of Question
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
  • General Aptitude
  • Engineering Mathematics (for XL papers it is Chemistry)
  • Subject-specific section
Marking Scheme
  • For 1-mark MCQs, 1/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect Answer.
  • For 2-mark MCQs, 2/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect Answer.
  • No negative marking for Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions.

GATE Syllabus

GATE Syllabus 2018 includes all the topics that candidates have to prepare for the GATE Exam. candidates can check the complete syllabus in the article. GATE 2018 exam will be conducted in 23 papers according to the various streams like EE, ME, CS, ECE, CH, BT, IN, XL, AE, IE etc.

GATE Sample Papers

GATE Sample papers or previous year question papers must be practiced by the applicants of GATE Exam. These sample papers of the previous year will help the candidates to understand the pattern, difficulty level, type of questions of the GATE exam.

By solving these papers candidates can find out his/her strong and weak points and also can learn the time management. Also by practicing these previous year Question papers candidates can develop their skills and can understand the classification of questions whether easy or difficult.

GATE 2018 Mock Test

GATE Mock Test 2018 will be released by the IIT Guwahati for the applicants to check their practice for the exam. The mock test of GATE 2018 is likely to be released in the month of January 2018. The mock test is similar to the actual GATE exam. Candidates can check their preparation by taking the mock test and it also helps them to understand the exam pattern.

GATE Admit Card

GATE Admit Card 2018 is available for download on the official website of GATE from the 4th January 2018. The last date for downloading the admit card is 11th February. GATE Admit card/ GATE Hall Ticket is important to enter the examination hall. It will be available only online and there is no other method to get it.

Steps To Download GATE Admit Card

All the steps to download the GATE admit card or GATE Hall Ticket are given below:

  • First, click on the link above or go to the official website of GOAPS.
  • After that candidate has to enter the enrollment ID, email ID, and password.
  • Then click on “Submit” Button.
  • The admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Then download the admit card.
  • After download check all the information.
  • If all information is correct then take the color printout of admit card.

GATE 2018 Answer Key

GATE Answer Key 2018 will be released by the IIT Guwahati after the conducting of the exam. The GATE answer key carries the correct answer to the questions that were asked in the exam. Many coaching institutes release their GATE answer key like Made Easy, The GATE Academy, GATE Forum etc. With the help of this answer key, candidates can match their answers and can calculate their estimated GATE Score.

GATE 2018 Cutoff

GATE Cutoff 2018 will be announced by the IIT Guwahati along with the result on 17th March 2018. GATE 2018 cutoff is the minimum marks that a candidate has to score to qualify the GATE exam. Candidates must remember that GATE cutoff for the qualifying exam and for admission will be different. All participating institutes will release their own cutoff for the admission in different M.Tech programs. So, there is no common counseling for the admission and each Institute will offer the admission on the basis of GATE score and their individual cut off.

GATE Result

GATE Result will be announced on 17th March 2018 by IIT Guwahati. To check the result, candidates have to enter the login details. The result of GATE will show the marks obtained by the candidate and All India Rank (AIR) of the candidate. Only those candidates can download the GATE Score card who will qualify the exam.

Steps To Check The GATE Result

  • Firstly, visit the official website of the GATE.
  • Enter the registration number, roll number, and date of birth.
  • After entering all the details click on the login button.
  • Check the result and download the scorecard.

GATE 2018 Counselling

There is no common GATE Counselling 2018 for the qualifying candidates for the GATE exam. To get the admission in M.Tech programs through GATE 2018, candidates have to apply for individual Counselling conducted by participating institutes of GATE which are IITs, NITs, GFTIs, IISc Banglore etc. IITs will conduct GATE 2018 Counselling through Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP). Candidates have to register for the individual IIT for which they want to apply as well as on COAP also. It is mandatory to register in both places. If a candidate fails to do so his/her registration will be canceled.

GATE Preparation Tips

GATE, known as Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is one of the toughest exams in India. In 2017, 9 to 11 lakhs of students participated in the GATE examination. Also, GATE exam preparation is a very difficult task if you don’t know the right way of preparation.

To crack the GATE exam good strategy is required. You will have all the books, notes, previous year question papers, online classes etc. Then what else is required to crack the GATE exam? It is the Right Strategy and your Attitude towards the exam.

GATE Best Coaching Institutes

Every year lakhs of students participate in the GATE examination. For this, some candidates believe in self-study and some opt for the coaching institutes. However, self-study is most important but Coaching Center gives you the right direction for study.

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