GATE 2018: Application Form, Exam Dates, Registration, Notification

GATE 2018: Application Form, Exam Dates, Registration, Notification

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level entrance exam for admission to Post-Graduate courses in the field of technology and engineering. Applicants can get admissions into Ph.D./ M.Tech. programmes in IISc , IITs,  IISERs and other well reputed institutions through GATE score. Every year, GATE is organized by the seven region IITs and an IISc on rotational basis. GATE 2018 Dates will be notified/ informed in July 2017. Apart from giving admission, score of gate exam is also considered one of the standard/ criteria for recruitment to private & government associations working in technical fields. Applicants can check here complete details about GATE 2018 Entrance Examination. In this article we provide you all information regarding GATE 2018: Application Form, Exam Dates, Registration, Notification, eligibility criteria, pattern.

GATE 2018 Notification

GATE 2018 notification will be released in the month of July 2017. The notification will include exam dates, application date, form filling procedure, GATE exam pattern, syllabus, previous years question papers, name of the GATE organizing institution and other important details about GATE 2018.

GATE 2018 Exam Date

Exam dates for GATE 2018 will be declared after the official notification will be released in the month of July, 2017. Applicants may check tentative / unconfirmed dates below:


EventsDates (Tentative)
Online Application Form starts on1st week of September 2017
Last date for Submission of application form1st week of October 2017
Application Form Corrections in any2nd week of October 2017
Last date for Examination city change request3rd week of October 2017
Admit Card will be available on1st week of January 2018
Examination Date1st & 2nd Saturday & Sunday of February 2018
Released of Answer KeyWithin a few days after examination
Result will be DeclareOn Last week of March 2018
Score Card download procedure startsOn Last week of March 2018 to Last week of May 2018
Counselling Begins2nd week of April 2018

 GATE 2018: Application Form, Exam Dates, Registration, Notification

GATE Registration 2018

The brief details of GATE Registration is given below:

  • All the applicants have to apply through online mode only.
  • GATE registration 2018 will be began or starts from the 1st week of September 2017.
  • Last date for registration is 1st week of October 2017.
  • Authority/consultant will offers a period of approx. 1 month for the application process.
  • Applicants have to fill their application form through GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System).
  • Applicants have to register as a “New User”.
  • After fruitful/successful registration, they will get the access to GATE Online Application Processing System.
  • Afterward, applicants need to login using their GOAPS Enrollment ID and Password.
  • While filling the application form, applicants need to upload their scanned photograph, signature, thumb impression, category certificate or degree certificate.
  • International applicants are also eligible to apply for the exam.
  • GATE 2018 will be organized or we can say conducted in Ethiopia, Singapore, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and United Arab Emirates.
  • Application procedure for international applicants is same as Indians applicants.
  • International applicants must take over a valid passport to apply.

GATE 2018: Application Form, Exam Dates, Registration, Notification

Registration Fee

Candidates can pay the application fee via Net banking, debit card or e-challan. GATE 2018 registration fee details is given below:

CategoryApplication Fee
SC/ST/PwD ApplicantsRs. 750/-
For Women ApplicantsRs. 750/-
All Other ApplicantsRs. 1500/-
GATE International ApplicantsUS Dollars 50

GATE Eligibility Criteria

Applicants can check eligibility criteria. In order to fill the GATE 2018 application form, applicants should have any of the qualification as declared below:

Qualification RequiredDescription about the Qualifying DegreeStatus of the DegreeYear of Passing
B.Sc. Research/B.S.4-years Bachelor’s degree in Science (post-diploma or after 10+2)Pursuing final year examination or completed2018
B.Arch5-years bachelor’s degree in ArchitecturePursuing final year examination or completed2018
Int. M.E/M.Tech


4-years Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / TechnologyPresently in 2nd/3rd/4th year or completed2010
B.E./B.Tech/B.Pharm4-years B.Tech (after 10+2) in any stream or 3-years B.Tech lateral entry (after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology). Final year candidates may also apply.Pursuing final year examination or completed2018
Int. M.Sc/Int. B.S.-M.S.Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated

B. S./M. S. program

Pursuing final year examination or completed2018
M. Sc./M.A./MCA or


Master’s degree in Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalentCurrently in final year or completed2018
Int. M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)5-years Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/TechnologyCurrently in 4th/5th year or completed2019
Professional Society Examination equivalent to B.Tech/B.E./B.ArchB.Tech/B.E/ B.Arch equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by UPSC/ MHRD/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



Note: International applicants should have pass their Bachelor’s degree in Technology/ Engineering or PG (M.Sc.) degree in any relevant /related science subject.AT the time of filling the application form, applicants need to upload their proof of qualification eligibility. Applicants who have passed their qualifying degree in 2017 or before are needed to submit their degree provisional certificate/ certificate while the other applicants have to upload certificate from head of the institution/ Principal.

GATE 2018: Application Form, Exam Dates, Registration, Notification

GATE 2018 Application Form Correction

Minor changes will be allowed in the GATE 2018 application form. The modification will be allowed only after the application form submission. In case, if any mistake has done by the applicant in his/her application form then, he/she has need to send an email subjecting “Correction in data along with (Enrollment Number)” along with the document proof.

Corrections/ Modifications will be allowed in the following fields mention below:

  • Name of Applicant
  • Date of Birth
  • Name of Parents/Guardian
  • Status from General category to OBC and OBC to General
  • Year of Qualifying Degree
  • In option i.e. Have you graduated in the above degree?

GATE 2018: Application Form, Exam Dates, Registration, Notification

GATE 2018 Exam Pattern:

Detailed exam pattern is given below:

  • Course: GATE is organized for M.Tech. /Ph.D. programme in IISc, IITs, and several other institutions.
  • Number of Papers: GATE 2018 is held for total 23 papers. Applicants are allowed to appear in only one of the 23 papers.
  • Mode of Examination: The exam will be conducted through online mode only (CBT).
  • Exam Duration: exam paper duration is 3 hours.
  • Number of Questions: there are Total of 65 questions which contain a weightage of 100 marks.
  • Type of Questions: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) & NAT (Numerical Answer Type Questions) will appear in GATE examination. As we all know MCQ type question contain 4 choices whereas in NAT there is no options provided. Applicants are required to enter the real number in NAT Questions with the help of virtual/ computer-generated keypad.
  • Common Section in All Papers: GA (General Aptitude) section is common in all papers of GATE. It will contain total 10 questions of maximum 15 marks (5 questions of 1 mark and 5 questions of 2 marks).
  • Marking Scheme: NAT and MCQ questions carry 1 or 2 marks in all papers.
  • Negative Marking: 1/3 marks will be deducted as a negative marking for the questions carrying 1 mark. Likewise, 2/3 marks will be deducted for questions carrying 2 marks, and No negative marking for NAT questions.

GATE 2018: Application Form, Exam Dates, Registration, Notification

Exam Pattern For Paper GG:Exam Pattern For All Papers Except GG, XE, XL:Exam Pattern For Paper XL:Exam Pattern For Paper XE:
· Part A – 25 questions of 1 mark each. This part is common for all candidates.

· Part B – 30 questions of 2 marks each. This part has two sections, section-1 is of Geology and section-2 is of Geophysics.

· 10 questions from GA.

· 25 questions of 1 mark each.

· 30 questions of 2 marks each.

· 10 questions from GA.

· Section P – Chemistry (compulsory section) – It contains total 15 questions (5 questions of 1 marks and 10 questions of 2 marks).

· Any two of XL sections Q to U – Total 20 questions (10 questions of 1 mark each and 10 questions of 2 marks).

· 10 questions from GA.

· Section A – Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory Section) – Total 11 questions will be asked. 7 questions of 1 mark each and 4 questions of 2 marks each. It is common to all candidates.

· Any two of XE sections from B to H – 22 questions. 9 questions carrying 1 mark and 13 questions carrying 2 marks.

· 10 questions from GA.


Syllabus for each subject/ discipline is different. For an effective preparation, it is vital/ essential to know each & every topic from where the questions will be asked in paper. It’s hard to explain the complete syllabus of GATE in few lines. However, the applicants can download the official PDF of GATE 2018 syllabus for BT, CE, CH, EC, EE, EY, XE, GG, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, AE, AG, AR, CS, CY, PE, PH, PI, TF and XL.

GATE 2018 Admit Card

Applicants download their Admit card from the GOAPS official website. No offline mode is available. The successfully registered applicants will be able to download the GATE 2018 admit card tentatively in the 1st week of January 2018. With the hardcopy (printed copy) of admit card, applicants also need to bring 1 ID proof to the examination hall.

*ID proof may be any of these: Employee identification card, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, Valid College ID, or Driving License. From international applicants, only valid Government issued ID/ Passport/College ID/ Employee ID will be accepted as ID proof.

GATE 2018: Application Form, Exam Dates, Registration, Notification

GATE 2018 Counselling

No common counselling will be organized by IITS for providing admission to PG courses. Applicants have to apply individually for IITs when the admission official notification will released. NITs arranges the CCMT (Centralized Counselling for M.Arch./ M.Tech. / M.Plan. Admissions). It is the common counselling organized by NITs every year. Counselling is totally based on GATE 2018 scores.

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