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GATE 2018
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018
            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.
           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.
Important Dates
GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens 01st September 2017 (Friday)
Last Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website) 05th October 2017 (Thursday)
Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination
City (an additional fee will be applicable)
17th November 2017 (Friday)
Admit Card will be available in the Online
Application Portal (for printing)
05th January 2018 (Friday)
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)
Announcement of the Results in the Online
Application Portal
17th March 2018 (Saturday)
Eligibility Criteria
Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree / Examination Description of Eligible Candidates Year of Qualification not later than
B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm. 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 2018
B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course) Currently in the final year or already completed 2018
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S. Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 4th year or already completed 2018
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 2018
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 2020
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 2019
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 2018
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 NA
GATE 2018 Application Process
            Application for GATE 2018 must be submitted ONLINE (through GOAPS website, http://appsgate.iitg.ac.in) by paying necessary application fee. For GATE 2018, all information related to the application process will be available in the GOAPS website. The photograph, signature, certificate of qualifying degree, category certificate (SC/ST/PwD) and/or Dyslexic certificate, wherever applicable, must be uploaded during the online application. Candidates must enter the ID number specified in any one of the following IDs: Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License. The candidates who do not possess any of these identity cards, may please procure any one of them before making the application.
Documents Required
• In case the candidate has already passed (in 2017 or earlier) one of the qualifying examinations  he/she has to submit (i.e. upload) the degre certificate/provisional certificate/course completion certificate/professional  certificate/membership certificate issued by the institute or society.
• In case, the candidate is expected to complete one of the qualifying criteria he/she has to upload a Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute (in the format given in Appendix A) or a copy of marksheet for Section A of AMIE. This certificate must mandatorily have the signature and seal of the Head of Institute/Department with current date.