GATE 2018 – application form, exam date, eligibility & exam pattern

By | July 6, 2017

GATE 2018 for PG engineering course will be taken shortly. Graduate Aptitude test in Engineering popularly known as GATE is taken IIT and IISC. Candidate can get admission into PG Course with the help of GATE; Passed out applicant can get a chance to study into IIT, NIT, government or private college. Passed out applicants can also get admission into PhD. GATE 2018 will be organized by IIT Guwahati.GATE 2018

Apply online for GATE 2018

Apart from that many government and private companies give a job offer on the basis of GATE Score. So if you want admission into M.E or M.Tech or looking for a job in big company, apply for this national level competitive exam. Also we advised to check eligibility criteria, application forms and other details from here.

Important Dates of GATE 2018

First date of Gate 2018 Application Form1st September 2017
Last date to apply online5th October 2017
Last date of Request for Change in City17th November 2017
Application Form Correction2nd week of November 2017
GATE 2018 Admit Card5th January 2018
GATE 2018 Online Exam Date (Computer Based Test3rd & 4th February and 10th & 11th February 2018
GATE 2018 Result17th March 2018
GATE Score Card 2018Last week of May 2018


GATE 2018 Registration

Candidate have to apply online for the GATE Just like NEET and JEE Main.  As we have motioned in important dates registration will start from 1st September 2017 and it will end on 5th October 2017. So in short candidate will get time of one month to apply online for GATE 2018.

Board has made separate Portal which is known as GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS), every candidate have to apply through GOAPS. First time users have to create id and then they can access to the software. While applying online candidate have to submit photograph, signature, degree and other important documents.

International candidates can apply for GATE 2018 and they can appear for center such as Bangladesh, Nepal, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka Singapore and United Arab Emirates.


Entrance test registration fee

CategoryApplication Fee
GeneralINR 1500
Female ApplicantRs. 750/-
International CandidatesUS $ 50

Application Fees can be paid via online mode with the help of debit card, credit card or Net Banking. Board also gives option to pay via bank challan.


GATE 2018 Eligibility Criteria

SR. NOQualifying degreeQualifying degree/examinationDescription of eligible applicantsYear of qualifying cannot be later than
1B.Sc (Research)/ B.SBachelor’s degree in Sc. (Post-diploma/4 years after 12th)Currently in 4thyear or already completed2018
2B.E/ B.Tech/ B.PharmBachelor’s degree in eng./ tech. (4 year after 12th or 3 years of diploma in eng./tech.) & appearing applicants in final year of such programCurrently in final year or already completed2018
3M.Sc/ M.A/ MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any of the system Sc./ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalentCurrently in 4thyear or already completed2018
4Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post B.Sc)Post-B.Sc integrated master’s degree course in eng./ technology (4th year program)Currently in 2nd/ 3rd/ 4th year or already completed2020
5Int. M.E/ M.Tech or dual degree (after diploma or 12th)Integrated master’s degree program or dual degree program in eng./ tehc. (5 years program)Currently in 4th/ 5thyear or already completed2019
6Professional society examinations (equivalent to B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch)B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Tech equivalent examinations of professional societies, recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE (e.g, AIME by Institution of eng.- India, AMICE by Institute of Civil engineers India)Completed section A or equivalent of such professional coursesNA
7Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.E-M.SIntegrated M.Sc or 5 year integrated B.S-M.S programCurrently in 4thyear or already completed2018
8B.ArchBachelor’s degree in Architecture (5 years course)Currently in final year or already completed2018

Important Details:

Candidate who is in final year of degree or who has completed degree in 2017 they have to submit degree certificate or provisional degree certificate. Current year student can submit letter from Principle or head of department. International candidates have to upload degree certificate at the time of online application.

Application Form Correction

If candidate finds mistake in application form after successful submission then board will allow time to change details. Candidate has to mail correction with documents. Applicant also has to send their enrollment number along with correction form.

Candidate can change or modify name, date of birth, parents name, category, degree year and degree certificate.

GATE 2018 Exam Pattern

  • GATE 2018 is Computer based test (CBT) and there will be 23 papers in it.
  • Candidate has to answer 65 questions, which will carry 100 marks.
  • Out of 65 questions 55 questions will be asked from core subjects such as Engineering & mathematics and it will carry 85 marks.
  • Exam is divided into two sections, one is multiple choice questions and other will be numerical answer question.
  • Candidate will get 180 minutes to solve the paper.
  • Each correct answer will carry one or two marks and wrong answer will invite panty of 1/3 marks.


Subjects Que.Total Que. Marks Per QuestionTotal Marks
General Aptitude1 to 5515
Technical +Engineering Mathematics1 to 2525125
26 to 5530260
Total Questions: 65Total Marks: 100Time Duration: 3 hours
Technical Section: 70 markGeneral Aptitude: 15 marksEngineering Mathematics:

15 marks

GATE 2018 Syllabus

As we know that there are 23 papers in GATE and each paper has different syllabus. It is better to check syllabus in detail so that one can perform better in the examination hall. Also admission is depend on GATE score so check syllabus in detail.

GATE 2018 Admit Card

GOAPS will declare Admit card 15days before the examination. Board will not send individual hall ticket to everyone so candidate has to download it from online through official web portal with the help of Username and password.  It is expected that GATE 2018 Admit card will be available by 5th January 2018. Candidate should carry Government approved ID card such PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID and Passport.


GATE Answer Key 2018

IIT will declare official GATE Answer key on its official portal. It will help applicants to predict their score in the examination. However official authority will take some time to release paper solution, so candidate can also download unofficial GATE answer key 2018 from our website. This paper solution is made by various coaching centers so one can rely on it.


GATE 2018 Score Card

Board will declare GATE score card after the examination. It can help students to get admission into M.E/ M.Tech or job in reputed company. GATE 2018 Score card will be valid till next three years. It is expected that by March 2018 score card will be available online.


GATE 2018 Cut Off

Cut off marks will decide candidates are eligible in to get admission or not. If candidate gets more marks then cut off then he will get a chance to complete his masters from his desired college. Cut off will be different from college to college.


GATE 2018 Counselling

There will not be counseling round for admission into various IITs, so applicant has to apply to every college individually. Every college will release admission notification and based on that one can apply for master’s course. On the other hand there is a common admission process for National institute of technologies.

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One thought on “GATE 2018 – application form, exam date, eligibility & exam pattern

  1. sima bhatt

    i am engineering student and this information helps me to prepare for upcoming GATE 2017 exam if possible pl. share latest updates of the exam.


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