Sunday 27 August 2017

GATE 2018 examanation notification

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
GATE 2018 examanation notification
Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and/or financial assistance to:      
(i) Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture and
(ii) Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies. Even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MHRD scholarship/assistantship, the GATE qualification is mandatory. Further, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process.

Use of GATE score for Employment
In the past, several Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have used GATE scores to shortlist the candidates for employment. A few such organizations are: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Power Grid Corporation of India.
Direct recruitment to Group A level posts in Central government, i.e., Senior Field Officer (Tele), Senior Research Officer (Crypto) and Senior Research Officer (S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India, is now being carried out on the basis of GATE score. The details of the scheme of recruitment are normally published in National Newspapers/Employment News by the concerned authority.
Some other Government of India Organizations have also expressed their interest to utilize GATE 2018 score for their recruitment purpose.

About GATE 2018
                     IIT Guwahati is the organizing institute for GATE 2018.
                     Information website for GATE 2018 is
                     GATE 2018 will be conducted on 23 subjects (also referred to as “papers”).
                     Examination for all the 23 subjects (papers) will be conducted as ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT).
  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 will be of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type. The Candidates will use ONLY an on-screen virtual calculator provided for the examination.
    A candidate can appear only in ANY ONE paper of the GATE examination.
  GATE 2018 examinations will be held during the forenoon and afternoon sessions on 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th of February 2018.
o Examination for some of the papers in GATE 2018 may be held in multiple sessions. However, a candidate can appear for the examination in one session ONLY.
o Exact details of the complete examination schedule will be notified later on the GATE 2018 website.
Candidates have to register and fill the application via ONLINE mode ONLY at GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). The link will be made available on GATE 2018 website (
o The entire process of filling up of the application form and uploading of certificates/documents, etc. is in online mode only. The candidates should not send any hard copy of his/her application form/documents etc. to IIT Guwahati or any of the zonal GATE offices.
The payment of application fees is through electronic mode.
 The Admit Cards for GATE 2018 would be available only on GOAPS website. Candidates can download their Admit Card from GOAPS website. No printed copy of the Admit Cards will be posted to the candidates.
  The candidate has to appear at the GATE Examination Centre on the date and time specified in the Admit Card.
No request for any changes in the Centre or Date/Time specified in the Admit Card will be entertained. Similarly, this being an examination body with certain constraints, candidates needing very special or specific facility for the examination may not be entertained. Hence, candidates are requested to adhere to the facilities that are possible within the ambit and resources of GATE Examination Body.
Also Read: Companies/ PSUs Recruitment Through GATE 2017 

Important dates for GATE 2018:
GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens
01st September 2017
Last Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website)
05th October 2017
Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable)
17th November 2017
Admit Card will be available in the Online Application Portal (for printing)
05th January 2018
GATE 2018 Examination Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon Afternoon: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
03rd February 2018 04th February 2018 10th February 2018 11th February 2018
Announcement of the Results in the Online Application Portal
17th March 2018

Physical calculators, mobile phones and wristwatches are strictly prohibited and candidates possessing these in the examination hall (even if not using) will be disqualified.

Eligibility for GATE 2018:

Qualifying Degree / Examination
Description of Eligible Candidates
Year of Qualification not later than
Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or
3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering /Technology)
Currently in the final year or already completed
B. Arch.
Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course)
Currently in the final year or already completed
(Research)/ B.S.
Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)
Currently in the 4th year or already completed
M. Sc./ M.A./MCA or equivalent
Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent
Currently in the final year or already completed
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)
Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology (4 years program)
Currently in the 2nd/ 3rd/4th year or already completed
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2)
Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5 years program)
Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed
Int. M.Sc./ Int. B.S.-M.S.
Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program
Currently in the final year or already completed
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B. Arch.)
B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India)
Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses

Candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India: i) must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 4 years) in Engineering/Technology or; ii) must have completed or are in the final year of their Post Graduate (Master's) degree (duration: at least 2 years) in any relevant subjects in science.
Note: If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or has already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the Table 4.1, the candidate should select the minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form.

GATE Papers
GATE 2018 will be conducted on 23 subjects (papers). Table below shows the list of papers and paper codes for GATE 2018. A candidate is allowed to appear in ONLY ONE paper in any ONE SESSION.
The syllabus for each of the papers is given on GATE website

GATE Paper
GATE Paper
Aerospace Engineering
Geology and Geophysics
Agricultural Engineering
Instrumentation Engineering
Architecture and Planning
Mechanical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Mining Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Computer Science and Information Technology
Petroleum Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Production and Industrial Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
Ecology and Evolution
Engineering Sciences
Life Sciences

*XE Paper Sections
**XL Paper Sections
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)
Chemistry (Compulsory)
Any two optional sections
Any two optional sections
Fluid Mechanics
Materials Science
Solid Mechanics
Polymer Science and Engineering
Food Technology
Food Technology

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

*XE (Engineering Sciences) and **XL (Life Sciences) papers are of general nature and will be comprised of Sections listed in the above table.
#CE, CS, EC, EE and ME papers: Examination may be conducted in multiple sessions. However, a candidate is allowed to appear in only ONE specified session.

Application Process
Application for GATE 2018 must be submitted ONLINE (through GOAPS website, by paying necessary application fee

Please note that the GATE application form is not available for sale or otherwise anywhere.

Application Fee:

For Examination Centres in India
Female candidates
Rs. 750
SC/ST/PwD* category candidates
Rs. 750
All other candidates
Rs. 1500
For Examination Centres in Foreign Countries (All Candidates)
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu
US$ 50
Dubai and Singapore
US$ 100

Zones and the corresponding administrative institutes for GATE 2018

Administering Institute
GATE 2018 Zonal Websites
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Pattern of Questions:
GATE 2018 would contain questions of two different types in all the papers:
(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to select (mark) the correct answer.
Negative Marking for Wrong Answers: For a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking. For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
(ii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. For these questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered by the candidate using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor (keyboard of the computer will be disabled). No choices will be shown for these type of questions. The answer can be a number such as 10 or -10 (an integer only). The answer may be in decimals as well, for example, 10.1 (one decimal) or 10.01 (two decimals) or -10.001 (three decimals). These questions will be mentioned with, up to which decimal places, the candidates need to make an answer. Also, an appropriate range will be considered while evaluating the numerical answer type questions so that the candidate is not penalized due to the usual round-off errors. Wherever required and possible, it is better to give NAT answer up to a maximum of three decimal places.
There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.
5.2.2 Marks
In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be on General Aptitude (GA), which is intended to test the Language and Analytical Skills.
In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
In the papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

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Also Read: Companies/ PSUs Recruitment Through GATE 2017 

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