GATE 2018: Exam Dates, Syllabus, Mock Test, Admit Card, Preparation

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GATE 2018: Exam Dates, Syllabus, Mock Test, Admit Card, PreparationGATE 2018: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is being conducted by seven IITs i.e. Roorkee, Bombay, Madras, Delhi, Kharagpur, Guwahati and Kanpur) and IISC. GATE 2018 examination is organized by IIT Roorkee. The exam are conducted for seeking candidates for admission to M.Tech/M.E programmes offered under GFTI, IITs, NITs and various other institutions. Aspirants can get direct admission to Ph.D programme directly through GATE Score. Many private and public companies appoints the aspirants through GATE score card under recruitment. GATE 2018 examination will be conducted for international applicants in United Arab Emirates (U.A.E), Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Singapore and Nepal. Read this article to get complete details about GATE 2018 including eligibility criteria, admit card, registration, syllabus, application form.

What is NEW in GATE 2018 ?

GATE for International Students: GATE 2018 examination should be conducted for international aspirants in United Arab Emirates (U.A.E), Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Singapore and Nepal.

GATE 2018 Exam Centres: Gorakhpur (IIT Kanpur Zone), Burdwan (IIT Guwahati Zone) and Dibrugarh (IIT Guwahati Zone) have been added as new authority.

New Paper: The XE paper have been added in new section on Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (Section H). XE paper has increased to eight (AH).

GATE 2018 Notification

GATE 2018 Notification: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee will conduct the GATE 2018 examination for the candidates searching admission to M.Tech/M.E offered under various IITs. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) are issued for academic year 2018. Every year large number of aspirants appear for the GATE Exam and this year also many are going to attend the GATE 2018 examination according to the GATE 2018 exam dates. 

GATE 2018 Exam Dates

Here we are providing the GATE 2018 exam dates which is scheduled asper IIT Roorkee. Get detailed GATE Exam Dates 2018 from here.

Events Dates (official)
Online Application Starting Dates 1st September, 2017
Online Application Last Dates 10th October, 2017 (extended)
 Last Date to Request for Change in City 16th November, 2017
If Any Application Form Correction 15th to 26th November, 2017
Published of Admit Card Date 5th January 2018
GATE 2018 Online Exam Date (CBT) 4th, 5th & 11th, 12th February 2018
Release of Result Date 27th March, 2018
Download of Score Card 27th March to 26th May 2018

GATE 2018 Exam Schedule

The conducting body has released the exam schedule for GATE 2017. Below mentioned complete details:

Exam Date & Day No. of Exam Session Examination Time (IST) Test Paper Code
4th February, 2018 (Saturday)



5th February, 2018 (Sunday)

1 09:00 A.M. – 12.00 P.M.  (Forenoon) TF, ME, AR


14:00 P.M. – 17:00 P.M. (Afternoon) GG, ME, AG
09:00 A.M. – 12.00 P.M. (Forenoon) PI, EC, BT, EY, CY
4 14:00 P.M. – 17:00 P.M. (Afternoon) PH, EC, PE, AE, MT, MA
11th February, 2018 (Saturday) 5 09:00 A.M. – 12.00 P.M. (Forenoon) EE, CS
6 14:00 P.M. – 17:00 P.M. (Afternoon) CS, EE
12th February, 2018 (Sunday) 7 09:00 A.M. – 12.00 P.M. (Forenoon) MN, CE, CH
8 14:00 P.M. – 17:00 P.M. (Afternoon) XL, CE, XE, IN

GATE Application Form Correction

The applicants who have mistakes in the application form follow the below points:

Candidates can make correction in application form during the period from 15th November – 26th November (11:00 AM to 6:00 PM).

  • Now the examination correction process is over.
  • Changes are done as per Category, City and Gender.
  • The correction are made through online mode only.
  • Note there will be no challan payment will be accepted.
  • There will be no changes made in GATE Paper.

Correction Fee:

The payment for correction will be made through online only. NO challan payment will be accepted. Below are the mentioned fees:

  • For any changes in examination city is Rs. 400/-.
  • For any changes from SC/ST to General/OBC is Rs.750/-.
  • For any changes from PwD to Non-PwD is Rs. 750/.
  • For any changes from Female to Male/Others is Rs.750/-.

GATE 2018 Registration

  • GATE application form will be released on 1st September, 2017.
  • The last date for GATE 2018 Applications over on 10th October 2017 (11:00 A.M).
  • The last date for online registration was extended till 10th October, 2017.
  • GATE Registration 2018 can be made through online mode only.
  • Students has to fill all their personal details online.
  • Aspirants can complete their registration process through GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System).
  • Candidates can upload the certificate of scanned documents along with photograph.
  • The application fee payment can be paid via net banking or debit card.

Check – How to Fill GATE Application Form 2018

Application Fee:

  • For other Candidates – Rs 1500/-
  • For PWD/women/ST/SC – Rs 750/-

GATE 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Those who satisfy the eligibility of GATE 2018 can appear for GATE 2018. Below are the eligibility criteria mentioned here:

Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree/Examination Description of Eligible Aspirants Year of Qualification shall not be later than
B.Pharma/B.E/B.Tech 4 years Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering after 10+2 OR 3 years Diploma in Engineering after 10+2 and those who are in final year. Presently attending final year or already completed 2018
B.Arch 5 years Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture Presently attending final year or already completed 2018
B.Sc (Research)/B.S 4 years Bachelor’s Degree in Science after 10+2 OR Psot Diploma Presently attending final year or already completed 2018
MCA/M.Sc/MA or equivalent Master’s degree in any of the stream Computer Applications/ Science/Statistics/Mathematics or equivalent Presently attending final year or already completed 2018
(Post-B.Sc) Int. M.Tech/M.E 4 year’s Post-BSc Integrated Master’s Degree courses in Engineering Presently in the 2nd/3rd/ 4th  year or already completed 2019
Int. M.Tech/M.E or Dual Degree (after 10+2 or Diploma) 5 year’s Integrated Master’s Degree courses or Dual Degree program in Engineering Presently in the 4th/5thyear or already completed 2018
Int. B.S-M.S/Int. M.Sc 5 year’s integrated B.S./M.S. courses or Integrated M.Sc. Presently attending final year or already completed 2018
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E/B.Arch/B.Tech) B.E/B.Arch/B.Tech equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized under AICTE/MHRD/UPSC/ (e.g., AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers India, AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India) Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA

You can check detailed GATE Eligibility Criteria 2018 here.

Most Frequent Asked Questions

1. What is GOAPS?
Answer: GOAPS is an online interphase for online registration of applicants.

2. What is validity of GATE score card?
Answer: 3 years

3. Can B.Tech final year 7 semester candidates appear for exam?
Answer: Yes

4. Maximum age required to appear for exam?
Answer: No age limit.

5. When shall you have passed final year exam to appear in exam?
Answer: No criteria described.

6. Is separate papers for different branches?
Answer: Yes.

7. Duration of exam?
Answer: 3 Hrs.

8. Maximum Marks in GATE paper?
Answer: 100 Marks.

9. Is there any negative marking?
Answer: Yes, for MCQ’s, 1/3 mark for wrong answer deducted. Likewise, 2 mark for MCQ’s, 2/3 mark for wrong answer deducted. Note there is no negative marking for numerical type questions.

GATE 2018 Exam Pattern

Get details of  GATE Exam Pattern 2018 here.

No.of Papers: There is only one paper of 100 marks.

Mode: Online Computer Based Test (CBT).

Courses: Conducted for admission to M.Tech/M.E.

Duration of Exam: 3 Hours.

No. of Questions: 65 questions (Objective + Numerical)

Answering: Online mode displayed answers on computer screen.

GATE 2018 Syllabus

GATE are conducted for 23 papers including for petroleum engineering as per last year. The applicants are suggested to choose any one paper of their choice. For each paper there is separate syllabus. Download GATE syllabus from here.

GATE 2018 Admit Card

ADmit Card can be downloaded from GATE portal. It will be issued through the 5th January 2016. To download GATE admit card must enter the GOAPS enrollment ID and password. Also carry admit card along with identity proof in examination hall.

GATE 2018 Answer Key

The answer key will be available after the examination is over. The students can match their answers along with official answers. Also can go through the answer key of GATE 2018 provided here.

GATE 2018 Cut-off

The candidates required to qualify are the minimum cutoffmarks for the examination. The cut off of GATE 2018 are the minimum and maximum cutoffmarks category wise and state wise can be downloaded through official website.

GATE 2018 Result

The result of GATE 2018 will be issued under IITs after the few days of examination commencement till 27th March 2018. After the result is declared candidates can know the score card as per GOAPS portal.

Counselling Procedure

The counselling of the GATE are held by CCMT. The candidates alloted will be allowed to take admission to M.Tech/ME as per their secetion in counselling and provisional list.

GATE Score Card

The GATE score card is only valid for 3 years after declaration of result.

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