GATE 2018 is one of the most important engineering entrance tests in the field to get admission in PG level engineering programs. GATE means Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. The GATE exam is commonly conducted as a national level entrance examination. Candidates who all are appearing in GATE will be getting admission into PG courses of engineering and technology. Aspirants who score better score in GATE will be able to get admission into M. Tech or Ph. D programs in well-known institutes such as IITs, IISc, IISERs and other more reputed colleges/ institutes. The GATE is being organized and commenced each year by seven zonal IITs and an IISc on a rotational basis.
According to this rotational factor GATE examination for this year will be commenced by IIT, Guwahati. Many of the government and private institutes in India which are providing admission for engineering and technical programs will be considering GATE score as a criterion for recruitment. All the complete details regarding GATE entrance test such as registration, application form, important dates, eligibility criteria, notification, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card, result, cut-off, and counseling has provided below. Take a look at the following details to know well on GATE 2018.
GATE 2018 – Important Dates
Like every other important examination, the GATE examination also has got some most important dates. Take a look at the following table to know more on the most important dates of GATE 2018. The GATE 2018 will be commenced all over India and in some other countries also.
|Availability of Online Application From Begins||1st September of 2017|
|Availability of Online Application From Ends||5th October of 2017|
|Test Centre Change Last Date||17th November of 2017|
|Availability of Admit Card||5th January of 2018|
|Examination Date for GATE 2018||3rd and 4th of February 2018 & 10th and 11th of January 2018|
|The announcement of Answer Key||After a Few Days of Commencement of Examination*|
|Declaration of the Result||17th March of 2018|
|Availability of Score Card||5th Week of March 2018 to 5th Week of May 2018*|
|Commencement of Counselling||2nd Week of April 2018*|
(NB: The * marked dates provided in the above-given table is not official. Once the official dates have announced by the authority of GATE 2018, we will update the same here).
GATE 2018 – Registration Process
All the applicants will be able to register for GATE 2018 through online mode. There is no other way to register themselves for GATE 2018. The following details show some facts on GATE 2018 Registering. Aspirants will be able to apply for GATE 2018. The application form of GATE 2018 can be filled through GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System). According to the official information, the process of online application for GATE will begin from the 1st September of 2017. The process of online application will last up to 5th October of 2017. All the applicants have to enter their personal and educational details accurately. There will be some specified format for uploading the scanned images of photograph, signature, and left thumb impression. Aspirants have to keep their GOAPS Enrolment ID and Password very safely.
All the applicants have to register themselves as a New User. Then only they will be getting access for GOAPS. After getting access for GOAPS, applicants will be able to log in themselves by their GOAPS Enrolment ID and GOAPS Password. Aspirants will be asked to upload their scanned photograph, signature, thumb impression, degree certificate, and category certificate in the prescribed format. International Candidates who are interested in applying for GATE will be also eligible to apply. GATE 2018 will be conducted in some other countries also. These countries are Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and UAE (United Arab Emirates). The process of application film will be same for International Candidates as how it is for Indians. Each International candidates who are applying for GATE must have a valid passport.
The application fee will be very different as per the category and gender of the candidate. All the applicants who belong to the following category and gender must have to pay rupees 750 as Application Fee; the categories are SC/ ST/ PwD/ Female Candidates. Aspirants belong to any other category (General/ OBC/ Male Candidates) have to pay rupees 1500 as the Application Fee. Candidates who are international have to pay US$ 50 as their Application Fee. All interested applicants will be able to pay their fee through Net Banking, Debit Card, and E – Challan. The application fee details have provided below in a table. This following table will give details at a glance.
|Category/ Gender of Candidate||Application Fee|
|SC (Scheduled Caste) Category||Rupees 750/-|
|ST (Scheduled Tribe) Category||Rupees 750/-|
|PwD (Differently Abled) Candidates||Rupees 750/-|
|Female Candidates||Rupees 750/-|
|General Category||Rupees 1500/-|
|OBC (Other Backward Castes) Category||Rupees 1500/-|
|Male Candidates||Rupees 1500/-|
|International Candidates||US$ 50/-|
GATE 2018 – Correction on Application Form
All the applicants will be able to do correction on GATE application form. The corrections can be done for minor modifications only. Only the candidates who have submitted their application can go for correction process. If any candidate has done any mistake in their Application Form, then the respective candidate has to send an email to the GATE authority which subjecting ‘Correction in Data (Enrollment Number)’ along with the Document Proof. Candidates will be able to do correction in the following fields.
- Name of the Candidate.
- DOB (Date of Birth).
- Name of Parent/ Guardian.
- Change in Category Status as from General to OBC and vice versa.
- Change in the question ‘Have you graduated in the above degree?’
- Change in Year of Qualifying the Qualifying Degree.
GATE 2018 – Exam Pattern
The GATE examination has a unique examination method. The detailed information on GATE exam pattern has provided below. Take a look at the following table to know further on the exam pattern of GATE 2018.
|Aim||GATE will be commenced for the candidates who are seeking M. Tech or Ph. D program in IITs, IISc, and many other reputed institutes.|
|Number of Papers||The GATE 2018 examination a total of 23 papers. Each candidate is allowed to take any one of these 23 papers.|
|Examination Mode||The examination will be commenced in online mode as a CBT (Computer-Based Test).|
|Total Duration of Examination||The total time duration of GATE 2018 will be 3 Hours (180 Minutes).|
|Number and Marks of Questions||There will be a total of 65 questions which will sum maximum of 100 marks.|
|Question Types||There will be MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) and NAT (Numerical Answer Type Questions) asked in the GATE examination. There will be 4 choices will be provided for each MCQs. There won’t be any choices given in NAT. Candidates will be asked to provide their numerical answer with the help of a virtual keyboard in NAT.|
|Sections||There will be a common section in all papers of GATE, which is called as GA (General Aptitude). The GA section will include a total of 10 questions which sums 15 marks (5 Questions of 1 Mark & 5 Questions of 2 Marks).|
|There is a new section added from the year of 2017 in XE paper. The new section is called as H and the same stands for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.|
|In all papers, the questions (MCQ/ NAT) will be carrying 1 or 2 marks each.|
|There will be negative marking in GATE 2017 examination. The method of negative marking will be as follows. Questions which is for 1 mark will be having a negative marking of 1/3 and the same will be 2/3 for 2 mark questions. There will be no negative marking for NAT questions.|
GATE 2018 – Marking Method
The marking method of GATE 2018 is very different here we have provided the complete details on GATE 2018 Marking Method. Take a look at the following table to know detailed on the details about marking method for GATE 2018.
|Marking for All Papers Except CG, XE, and XL||Marking for CG||Marking for XE||Marking for XL|
GATE 2018 – Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria of GATE 2018 will be as follows. All the applicants who are interested in appearing for GATE 2018 can check their eligibility criteria. There will be two parts in GATE 2018 eligibility and these will be General Eligibility and Qualifying Degree Eligibility. The details have provided below.
GATE 2018 General Eligibility
The details of general eligibility of GATE 2018 will be as follows. There will be no minimum or the maximum age limit to appear for this examination. Only those candidates who have got graduated with their qualifying degree from any recognized university will be eligible. Candidates who are pursuing the final year of their qualifying degree are also eligible to apply (Except some 5 years integrated courses and AMIE). There is no minimum percentage of marks required to appear in GATE. There is no limit for attempts to appear in this exam.
GATE 2018 Qualifying Degree Eligibility
The qualifying degree eligibility is the most important thing regarding GATE eligibility. The following table shows which all are the qualifying degree needed for different courses. Take a look at the following table to know further.
|Qualifying Degree/ Exam||Qualifying Degree/ Exam (Descriptive)||Degree Status||Year of Qualification (Not later than)|
|BE/ B.Tech/ B.Pharm.||Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc. / Diploma in Engineering/ Technology) and those students are in the final year of such programs.||Pursuing in the final year or already completed.||2018.|
|B.Arch.||Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (Five years).||Pursuing in the final year or already completed.||2018.|
|B.Sc. (Research)/ BS.||Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2).||Pursuing in the 4th year or already completed.||2018.|
|M. Sc. / MCA/ MA or equivalent.||Master’s degree in any stream of Science/ Mathematics/ Computer Applications/ Statistics or equivalent.||Pursuing in the final year or already completed.||2018.|
|Int. ME/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.).||Post-B.Sc. Integrated Master degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four years).||Pursuing in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year or already completed.||2020.|
|Int. ME/ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)||Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/ Technology (Five years).||Pursuing in the 4th or 5thyear or already completed.||2019.|
|Int. M.Sc./ Int. BS-MS||Integrated M.Sc. or Five years integrated BS/ MS program.||Pursuing in the final year or already completed.||2018.|
|Professional Society Examination (equivalent to BE/ B.Tech/ B.Arch.)||BE/ B.Tech /B.Arch. or any equivalent exams of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE.||Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses.||NA.|
GATE 2018 – Virtual Calculator
The GATE 2018 virtual calculator is the online calculator which will be provided for candidates while appearing in the examination. Applicants will be able to do all the operations and functions in this virtual calculator. This virtual calculator will be provided during online exam only. No applicants will be getting a physical calculator in the examination. The physical calculators are prohibited inside the exam hall. Candidates must have to use the virtual calculator for solving Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT).
GATE 2018 – Syllabus
The GATE 2018 examination will be commenced in 23 papers. The syllabus for each paper is very different. All the applicants have to know detailed on the syllabus to do an effective preparation. As there are this much topics and questions are out there for GATE 2018 it is very important to know detailed on GATE 2018 syllabus. It is very difficult to describe GATE 2018 syllabus in few lines. The complete syllabus of GATE 2018 can be accessed from the official web page of GATE. All the applicants will be able to download the official PDF of GATE 2018 syllabus from the above-given web page. There will be the syllabus for AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, EY, XE, GG, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF, and XL available at the said site.
GATE 2018 – Admit Card
The GATE 2018 Admit Card can be downloadable from the official web page for GOAPS. No candidates will be getting GATE 2018 Admit Card through email or post. Candidates who have successfully registered themselves for GATE 2018 will be able to download their GATE 2018 Admit Card from 5th January of 2018. Candidates have to bring the Admit Card of GATE 2018 on the examination day along with valid ID proof. Admit Card is mandatory for the examination. Candidates who fail to produce admit card on examination day will not be allowed to take the examination. The following are the acceptable ID proofs for GATE 2018. Candidates have to take any of the following proof.
- PAN Card.
- Voter ID Card.
- Aadhar UID Card.
- Valid College ID Card.
- Employee ID Card.
- Driving Licence
For the international candidates, the following proofs will be accepted as ID proof.
- Government Issued ID.
- Valid College ID Card.
- Employee ID Card.
GATE 2018 – Tips to Prepare Well
To clear GATE needs a lot of hard work and immense dedication. All the aspirants are advised to follow the following tips which said by experienced people. Candidates are advised not to stress out unduly. Take a look at the following tips to prepare well for GATE 2018.
- It is better to make a time table and study hard the syllabus according to your time table.
- Plan your time according to your daily and weekly time table.
- Plan your study time according to your satisfaction.
- It will be better if you are practicing last year question papers.
- Study according to your weakness and strength.
- There will be mock tests available online, practice the same whenever you can.
- Go through the best GATE books, which covers entire syllabus of GATE.
- Health is one most important thing to appear well in the examination. You are advised to take care of your health well.
GATE 2018 – Answer Key
The Answer Key of GATE 2018 will be released after the commencement of examination. According to the official notification, it is expected that the GATE 2018 examination will be commenced at the end of 2nd Week of February 2018. The authority of GATE will publish the answer key for each discipline separately. Candidates will be able to challenge the answer key also, there will be some fee applicable to do so. Candidates can check the last year answer key for a comparison for now.
GATE 2018 – Result
The result of GATE 2018 will be published in online mode at the official portal of GOAPS of GATE web page. It is expected that the GATE 2018 result will be published on 17th March of 2018. The authority of GATE will provide the Score Cards for the same. The score cards will be available for those candidates who secure equal or more than the cut-off marks in GATE 2018.
GATE 2018 – Score Card
All the candidates who are getting qualified in GATE 2018 with equal or more than the cut-off marks will be provided with a Score Card from the official GATE authority. These score cards will be valid up to three years from the announcement of result. Each score card will show the performance of the respective candidate in GATE test. It is expected that the facility to download the score card will be available from the 5th Week of March 2018.
GATE 2018 – Cut Off
The cut off marks show the qualification of candidates in GATE and their eligibility for getting an admission into IITs/ IISc. The cut-off mark decides that whether the applicant has qualified in the examination or not. The cut off of GATE 2018 will be different on the basis of stream and category wise. Candidates who belong to reserved category will be rewarded with the primarily low score than unreserved category candidates.
GATE 2018 – Counselling
There will be no common counseling for the candidates who are interested in joining at IITs/ IISc. Applicants who have qualified in GATE and seeking an admission in IITs/ IISc must apply individually for IITs. Aspirants will be able to apply after the announcement of notification. There will be centralized counseling for M. Tech/ M. Arch/ M. Plan (CCMT) programs in NITs. The NITs conducts the counseling process each year on the basis of GATE 2018 scores.
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