GATE 2018 Exam Full Information | Important details of GATE 2018 Exam
GATE 2018

GATE 2018 Exam Full Information

GATE 2018 Overview

Every year, GATE is organized by the seven zonal IITs and an IISc on the rotational basis. This year, GATE 2018 is conducted by IIT, Guwahati. During the last few years, GATE score is also being used as one of the criteria for recruitment in some PSUs (National/State Public Sector Undertakings) in India. 

  • Name of the Exam- GATE 2018 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
  • GATE 2018 Organizing Institute- IIT Guwahati  
  • Exam Level- All India Level Examination
  • Exam Date- February 03- 04 & February 10- 11, 2018 (Saturdays & Sundays)

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) exam has emerged as one of the benchmark tests for engineering and science aptitude in facilitating admissions for higher education (M.Tech./Ph.D. programs) in IITs, IISc IISERs and other reputed institutions through GATE score and various other Institutes/Universities/Laboratories in India.

Because of the importance of the GATE examination, the number of candidates taking up GATE exams has increased tremendously and in GATE 2017 more than 12 Lac candidates applied for the examination. GATE 2018 Registration has been started from 1st September 2017.

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GATE 2018 Exam Schedule/ Exam Dates

S. No
Important Dates
Online application process starts from
1 September 2017
Last Date for Submission of Online Application
4 October 2017
Last date of Request for Change in City
November 17, 2017
Last Date for Request for Change in the Choice of Examination City
16 November 2017
Application Form Correction
Second week of November 2017
Admit Card availability Online
5 January 2018
GATE 2018 Online Examination
  • Forenoon: 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
  • Afternoon: 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM
  • (On Saturdays and Sundays only)
February 3, 2018
February 4, 2018
February 10, 2018
February 11, 2018
, Saturday and Sunday
Announcement of Result Online
27 March, 2018
(18:00 Hrs)
Availability of Score Card
Last week of May 2018

GATE 2018: Important Dates

GATE 2018 Examination

  • Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
  • Afternoon: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
03rd February 2018 Saturday
04th February 2018 Sunday
10th February 2018 Saturday
11th February 2018 Sunday

GATE Exam is conducted through the collaboration of eight zones. The zones and the corresponding administrative institutes are:

♦ Zone-1: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
♦ Zone-2: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
♦ Zone-3: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
♦ Zone-4: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
♦ Zone-5: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
♦ Zone-6: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
♦ Zone-7: Indian Institute of Technology Madras
♦ Zone-8: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

GATE exams are a computer-based test having multiple choice questions and numerical answer type questions. The questions are most fundamental, concept based and thought-provoking.  This year GATE 2018 shall hold examinations for candidates in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and the United Arab Emirates.

Many GATE qualified candidates are paid scholarships/assistantship, especially funded by Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India and by other Ministries. GATE examination provides with a GATE score to all qualified candidates, which is valid for three years.  GATE is one of the opportunities to make career advancement, and certainly not the only one. Hence, all candidates are advised to study sincerely and perform honestly in this examination, without getting unduly stressed out. 

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science. The GATE score of a candidate reflects a relative performance level in a particular subject in the examination across several years. The score is used for admissions to post-graduate programs (e.g., M.E./M.Tech/ Direct Ph.D.) in centrally funded Indian Institutes of higher education (i.e., Institutes which are provided with financial assistance by MHRD and other Government agencies). The score is also used by some Public and Private Sector Undertakings for employment processes in India.

Direct recruitment to Group A level posts i.e., Senior Field Officer (SFO Tele), Senior Research Officer (SRO) (Crypto) and SRO (S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat are also carried out on the basis of GATE scores.

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2. GATE Organizing Institute Years wise

Sl. No Year Organizing Institute
1 GATE 2019 IIT Madras
2 GATE 2018 IIT Guwahati
3 GATE 2017 IIT Roorkee
4 GATE 2016 IISc Bangalore
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3. GATE 2018 Exam Question Pattern

The exam is of three hour’s duration and contains 65 questions. It really is for no more than 100 marks, and the relevant questions comprise both multiple choice questions and numerical answer type questions. Currently, GATE is held for 23 streams. A few of them are Mechanical, Civil, Electronics and Communication, Electrical, Computer Science and IT and Instrumentation. Click here to know details about examination pattern.

4. GATE 2018 Eligibility Criteria

To be able to appear for the GATE exam, it’s crucial for aspirants to meet up with the eligibility criteria. Aspirants must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field. Final-year students can appear for the exam also. Students who’ve completed their master’s in virtually any such field or those who find themselves final-year students can also sit for GATE. Click Here For detail information of eligibility Criteria.

5. GATE 2018 Age Limits

There is absolutely no upper age limit and the individuals are eligible only after their Bachelor’s Degree achievement. No age restriction is there in GATE Exam 2018.

How to Prepare for GATE  2018
 How to Prepare for GATE ECE   How to Prepare for GATE Civil Engg.
 How to Prepare for GATE EEE   How to Prepare for GATE Mech. Engg.

7. GATE 2018 Application fees

Candidate Category
Application Fee in Rs
Women candidates/ SC/ST/PwD candidates
All other candidates
GATE International candidates
US Dollars 50

The application fee is payable Online only.

8. Use of Score Card:

  1. The score is utilized for admissions to postgraduate projects (e.g., M. E., M. Tech, direct Ph.D.) in halfway supported Indian organizations of advanced education (i.e., foundations which are furnished with monetary help by MHRD and other Government offices).
  2. A substantial GATE score is vital for acquiring budgetary help ( financial assistance) in Master’s projects and direct Doctoral projects in Engineering/Technology/Architecture, and Doctoral projects in significant branches of Science in Institutes bolstered by the MHRD or other Government organizations.
  3. The score is additionally utilized by some Public and Private Sector Undertakings (National/State Public Sector Undertakings) for job forms. Direct enrolment to Group A level posts i.e., Senior Field Office (SFO Tele), Senior Research Officer (SRO) (Crypto) and SRO(S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat is presently being done on the premise of GATE scores.

9. Basic Features of GATE 2018

1. Examinations for all the 23 papers (disciplines) will be conducted by an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT). A candidate can appear only in any one paper of the GATE examination. The online examination paper will contain some questions for which numerical answers must be keyed in by the candidate using the virtual keypad. Rest of the questions shall be of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type. A virtual on-screen calculator only shall be used during the examination.

2. Biometric information (Photograph and Fingerprints) for randomly selected candidates may be captured before the start of the examination.

3. GATE 2018 examinations will be held during forenoon and afternoon sessions on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) on 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th February 2018. Examination for some of the papers in GATE 2018 will be held in multiple sessions. Exact details regarding complete examination schedule will be notified at a later date, on the GATE 2018 website. The session timings at GATE International Centers as per their local time shall be notified well in advance.

4. For GATE 2018 the entire process of filling up of an application form, uploading of certificates/documents etc., will be online and the IIT Delhi candidates should not send any hard copy of their application form/documents etc., to IITR or any of the IIT’s zonal GATE office.

5. The payment of application fees would be through electronic mode; online as well as through payment at bank counters using e-challan.

6. The admit cards for GATE 2018 would be available through the online process only. Candidates can download admit card from GATE 2018 website. Candidates need to download and print admit cards from GATE website and NO printed copy of admit cards shall be sent by post to the candidates.

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