Gate 2018 – Exam date, Application Form will be Available from SEPTEMBER

Gate 2018 – Exam date, Application Form will be Available from SEPTEMBER

GATE 2018 exam date and application form details are out. Organizer of this year's Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, IITG, has launched GATE 2018

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GATE 2018 exam date and application form details are out. Organizer of this year’s Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, IITG, has launched GATE 2018 official website. GATE is a national level entrance exam. M.Tech and PhD admissions will be made through GATE 2018. GATE scores will also be used for PSU Recruitment. There are 23 papers namely AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, EY, GG, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF, XE, XL . Those who apply before the last date will get admitted card at GOAPS.


GATE 2018 Exam Date has been announced now. Candidates will appear for exam as per schedule. Application form of GATE 2018 will be available from September 1, 2017. Read ad below.

GATE 2018 Exam Date03.02.2018, 04.02.2018, 10.02.2018, 11.02.2018
GATE 2018 Organising Institute
IIT Guwahati
GATE 2018 Official Website

GATE 2018 Exams Date

GATE 2018 important dates are officially available now. Candidates can mark these dates in their calendar to keep track of important events.


S. No.Event     Date

Commencement of GATE 2018 application form submission at

01 Sep 2017
2Last date to submit application form for GATE05 Oct 2017
3Last date to submit request for change in examination city choice17 Nov 2017
4Download GATE admit card 2018 from GOAPS to appear in exam05 Jan 2018
5GATE 2018 exam date03 Feb 2018
04 Feb 2018
10 Feb 2018
11 Feb 2018
6GATE 2018 result announcement17 Mar 2018

2018 Gate Registration

  • To apply for the GATE examination candidate will visit
  • In GATE 2018 online application form at GOAPS they will furnish their basic details and also upload their recent taken photograph, signature, thumb impression along with other relevant documents.
  • Once all these details are verified by the candidate, an integrated payment gateway shall open. You may be required to pay the fee through net-banking or debit card or e-challan. Pick any suitable mode.
  • The institute also allows you to check the status of your GATE application form.
  • The following may be displayed on the computer screen: Received, Under Scrutiny, Accepted, Defect Status, Status after Rectification, Rejected with Valid Reasons, Admit Card Ready for Download.

    Application fees

    Candidate can payment for application fee online. Candidates who are submitting application form must pay application fee amount in order to complete form submission. Forms submitted without fee are not accepted.

    Center in India

    Female candidates have to pay Rs 750. SC, ST, PwD candidates have to pay Rs 750. All other candidates will pay Rs 1500.

    Center outside India

    All candidates who have opted for centers outside India will pay US $ 100 to appear in exam. Centres available outside India are Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), and Singapore.

    Eligibility Criteria For GATE

    Criteria for GATE eligibility in order to get admission on basis of GATE score. Primarily, eligibility criteria consists of educational qualification and year of qualifying. IIT Guwahati informs eligibility criteria; see below. Note  there is no age limit in GATE exam.

  • Qualifying degreeDescription of degreeStatus of degreeQualifying year on or before
     B.Pharm / BE / B.Tech /Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology. 4 years after 10+2, or 3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering/ Technology.Final year or complete2018
    B.ArchBachelor’s degree in Architecture. 5 years.Final year or complete2018
    BS / B.Sc (Research)Bachelor’s degree in Science. Post-Diploma or 4 years after 10+2.Fourth year or complete2018
     MA / M.Sc / MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any branch of Science or Mathematics or Statistics or Computer Applications or equivalent.Final year or complete2018
    M.Tech (Post B.Sc) / Integrated MEPost-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology. 4 years.Second or third or fourth year or complete2020
    Integrated ME / M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology. 5 year.Fourth or fifth year or complete2019
    Integrated M.Sc / Integrated BS-MSIntegrated MSc or 5 year integrated BS-MS program.Final year or complete2018
    Professional Society Examination (equivalent to BE / B.Tech / B.Arch)BE / B.Tech / B.Arch equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD / UPSC / AICTE (such as AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India)Completed section A or equivalent of such professional coursesNA



  • Candidates from Following country Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates are required to have either completed or be in final year of Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or Post-graduate (M.Sc.) degree in any relevant science subject.

2018 GATE Application Form Correction

Exam conducting body strongly advices candidates to avoid mistakes in application form. At beginning of form filling, any detail on correction is not mentioned in brochure. There are chances that IITG will allow form correction some fields mentioned below later on.

Facility to edit mistakes in GATE application form might be allowed for following fields

  • Name,
  • Parent’s name,
  • Gen/OBC,
  • Date of Birth,
  • Address,
  • Graduating Year


Exam Pattern GATE 2018

GATE is computer based (CBT). Comprehensive description of GATE 2018 exam pattern is given in following table. The questions asked are mostly fundamental, concept based and thought provoking.


SectionQuestion NumberMarks per questionNumber of QuestionsTotal marks
General Aptitude1 to 5155
Technical1 to 2512525
Engineering Mathematics26 to 5523060
Total Questions- 65Technical Section- 70 marksTotal duration- 3 Hrs.
Technical Section- 70 marksGeneral Aptitude- 15 marksEngineering Mathematics – 15 marks
25 marks to 40 marks will allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions

GATE Virtual Calculator

GATE Virtual Calculator refers to an online calculator which is used during exam. It appears on screen during exam. Apart from this, phyical calculators are not allowed at centre.


Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2018 is a computer based test. Examination schedule indicating paper (discipline) date is decided by exam conducting body. Test takers need to select correct option on computer screen for MCQs, and for numerical answer questions they will type answer.
The syllabus provided here constitutes the components such as Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communications, Computer Science and Information Technology and  Instrumentation Engineering. Let us see the syllabus in detail. If you are looking forward to appear for exam, then you must cover all the topics by heart. Choose The specialization from the below mentioned subjects and prepare for it.

Civil Engineering

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geo technical Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Geomatics Engineering
  • Engineering Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

  • Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
  • Applied Mechanics and Design
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences

Electrical Engineering

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electric Circuits
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Signals and Systems
  • Electrical Machines
  • Power Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Power Electronics
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements

Electronics and Communications

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Digital Circuits
  • Networks, Signals and Systems
  • Electronic Devices
  • Analog Circuits
  • Control Systems
  • Communications
  • Electromagnetic s

Computer Science and Information Technology

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Digital Logic
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Programming and Data Structures
  • Algorithms
  • Theory of Computation
  • Compiler Design
  • Operating System
  • Databases
  • Computer Networks

Instrumentation Engineering

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Signals and Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Analog Electronics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Measurements
  • Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation
  • Communication and Optical Instrumentation

Admit Card 2018 Gate

Admit cards shall be issued through the medium of GOAPS in 01st week of January 2018. It is required to bring a printed copy of the GATE 2018 admit card to the test centre along with the original identification card. You may bring any one of the following:-

  • Passport, Voter ID, PAN Card, Aadhaar UID, Employee identification card, Valid College ID or Driving License is valid.
  • For International candidates, ONLY a valid Passport/ Government issued ID/College ID/ Employee ID is valid.

Special Note- You are also advised to be present at the centre at least 1 hour before the exam commences.

GATE 2018 Answer Key

IIT Guwahati is to release answer key of 23 papers after exam. Students who will have appeared can check GATE 2018 answer key to know correct answers. Considering that this is a computer based test, answer keys come as question paper with answer form. It can be viewed online.

GATE 2018 Result

Candidates will get marks for correct answer, and marks will get deducted for incorrect answers. By doing this, a raw socre is arrived at. Raw score is converted to normalized score using GATE score formula. GATE 2018 result will indicate score and rank. Usually score is important for admission and recruitment. Rank will indicate position in merit list of GATE paper of that discipline. Score will be valid for three (3) years.

GATE 2018 Official Website

There are 23 IITs in India, and one IISc. GATE exam organizing responsibility is taken by them on rotational basis. IIT Guwahati, will hold GATE 2018. This institute has responsibility of conducting GATE exam 2018 for M.Tech admission 2018-2019 and is hereby referred to as Organizing Institute. Official website of GATE 2018 is It is managed and looked after by organising body.


GATE PaperCodeGATE PaperCode
Aerospace EngineeringAEInstrumentation EngineeringIN
Agricultural EngineeringAGMathematicsMA
Architecture and PlanningARMechanical EngineeringME
BiotechnologyBTMining EngineeringMN
Civil EngineeringCEMetallurgical EngineeringMT
Chemical EngineeringCHPetroleum EngineeringPE
Computer Science and Information TechnologyCSPhysicsPH
ChemistryCYProduction and Industrial EngineeringPI
Electronics and Communication EngineeringECTextile Engineering and Fiber ScienceTF
Electrical EngineeringEEEngineering SciencesXE
Ecology and EvolutionEYLife SciencesXL
Geology and GeophysicsGG

GATE Financial Assistance

Colleges supported by MHRD or other govt agencies offer financial assistance against valid GATE score. GATE Financial Assistance refers to MHRD scholarship / assistance can be based either only on GATE score or GATE along with interview and institute test. Number of students who get financial assistance after getting admission in an institute depends on institute. Apart from that also there are fellowships by government organizations.

PSU Recruitment Through GATE 2018

Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) offer employment on GATE score. Important organizations that do so include IOCL, NTPC, ONGC, Power Grid. Keep checking PSU websites for PSU Recruitment Through GATE 2018.



GATE Online Application Processing System is portal where aspirants apply, download admit card, check result. Here they can also check application status. Enrolment ID, registration ID and date of birth are login credentials for GOAPS. For GATE 2018, GOAPS is at IIT Guwahati website of GATE exam at


GATE Cut Off

The cut off for the past years has been mentioned here for your reference as to give you an idea about the expected GATE 2018 cut off. We know that the exact cut off cannot be confirmed but we are sure that it shall at least prepare you for what might be coming next.

ZoneAddressPhone number
1Chairman, GATE Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, 560 012080 22932392, 080 23601227
2Chairman, GATE Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay Powai, 400 076022 2576 7068
3Chairman, GATE Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, 110 016011 2659 1749, 011 2659 6137
4Chairman, GATE Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, 781 0390361 258 6500
5Chairman, GATE Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, 208 0160512 259 7412
6Chairman, GATE Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, 721 30203222 282091
7Chairman, GATE Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, 600 036044 2257 8200
8Chairman, GATE Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247 66701332 284531