GATE 2018

GATE 2018 Exam Date, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Notification

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is one of the popular examinations of the country which is regulated jointly by seven IITs (Guwahati, Kharagpur, Roorkee, Mumbai, Kanpur, Delhi and Chennai) and IISC rotationally. GATE is an entrance for eligible applicants to get admission in various Post Graduate engineering courses, such as- M. Tech, M.E offered by IITs, NITs, other institutions. The direct admission in PhD course has also recently been done through GATE. Apart from granting admission, the score of gate examination is also considered as one of the standards for recruitment to government and private agencies working in technical fields.

Aspirants can take a look at here whole details about GATE 2018 Entrance Examination. Check out the details of Notification GATE 2018 eligibility criteria, application form, exam date, admit card, syllabus etc.

GATE 2018 Notification

GATE 2018 official notification will be available in July 2017 tentatively. The notification will cover exam dates, application date, form filling procedure, GATE exam pattern, syllabus, name of the GATE organizing institution and other important details about GATE 2018.

GATE 2018 Tentative Exam Dates




Commencement of Online Application Form First week of September, 2017
Last Date of Application Form Submission First week of October 2017
Last date of Request for Change in City First week of  November, 2017
Application Form Correction Second week of November, 2017
Admit Card Availability First week of January 2018
 Online Exam Date First & Second Saturday & Sunday of February 2018
Result declaration Third week of March, 2018
Availability of Score Card Last week of May 2018
GATE Registration 2018

The brief details of  GATE Registration is given below:

  • All the candidates have to apply online only.
  • GATE registration 2018 will be started from the first week of September 2017.
  • The registration will be end till the first week of October 2017.
  • The authority will provide a period of approx. one month for the application process.
  • Aspirants have to fill GATE 2018 application form through GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).
  • Candidates have to register as a “New User”.
  • After successful registration, they will get the access to GOAPS.
  • Thereafter, they are required to login using GOAPS Enrollment ID and GOAPS Password.
  • While filling the application form, students need to upload scanned photograph, signature, thumb impression, degree certificate or category certificate.
  • International candidates are also eligible to apply.
  • GATE 2018 will be conducted in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates.
  • Application procedure for international candidates is same as Indians.
  • International candidates must possess a valid passport to apply.


GATE 2018 Application fee
  • Application fee for women/SC/ST/PWD- Rs. 750/-
  • Application fee for other applicants- 1500/-
  • GATE International Candidates- US Dollars 50

Eligibility Criteria

Qualifying degree Qualifying degree/examination Description of eligible applicants Year of qualifying cannot be later than
M.Sc/ M.A/ MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any of the system Sc./ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in 4th year or already completed 2018
B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Pharm Bachelor’s degree in eng./ tech. (4 year after 12th or 3 years of diploma in eng./tech.) & appearing applicants in final year of such program Currently in final year or already completed 2018
Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post B.Sc) Post-B.Sc integrated master’s degree course in eng./ technology (4thyear program) Currently in 2nd/ 3rd/ 4th year or already completed 2020
Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post B.Sc) Post-B.Sc integrated master’s degree course in eng./ technology (4thyear program) Currently in 2nd/ 3rd/ 4th year or already completed 2020
B.Arch Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (5 years course) Currently in final year or already completed 2018
Int. 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 completed 2019
B.Sc (Research)/ B.S Bachelor’s degree in Sc. (Post-diploma/4 years after 12th) Currently in 4th year or already completed 2018
Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.E-M.S Integrated M.Sc or 5 year integrated B.S-M.S program Currently in 4th year or already completed 2018
Professional 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 courses NA

Note: International candidates should have completed Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or Post-graduate (M.Sc.) degree in any relevant science subject.AT the time of filling the application form, students have to upload their proof of qualification eligibility. Students who have passed the qualifying degree in 2017 or before are required to submit the degree certificate/provisional certificate while the other candidates have to upload certificate from Principal/head of the institution.

GATE 2018 Application Form Correction

Minor modifications will be permitted in the GATE 2018 application form. The correction will be allowed only after the submission of application form. In case, if any mistake has committed by the candidate in application then, he/she has to sent an email subjecting “Correction in data (Enrollment Number)” along with the document proof.

GATE Corrections/Modifications will be granted in the following fields:

  • Name of Candidate
  • DOB
  • Name of Parent/Guardian
  • Status from Gen to OBC and OBC to General
  • Have you graduated in the above degree?
  • Year of Qualifying Degree
GATE 2018 Exam Pattern
  • The examination will be conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT).
  • There will be total 23 papers in GATE.
  • There will be total 65 questions.
  • The examination will be of total 100 marks.
  • 55 questions will be based on the core subjects and engineering mathematics.
  • These 55 questions will be of total 85 marks and rest 10 questions will be of total 15 marks.
  • The examination will be divided into two parts:
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)- These type of questions will be of total 1 or 2 marks. Each question will have four options and out of them you have to choose the correct.
  • Numerical Answer Questions- These types of questions will be of 1 or 2 marks. Candidates need to answer by using the virtual keypad. There will be no options provided for this section.


Section Question No. No. of


Marks Per




General Aptitude 1 to 5 5 1 5


Engineering Mathematics

1 to 25 25 1 25
26 to 55 30 2 60
Total Questions : 65 Total Marks : 100 Total Duration : 3 hours
Technical Section :

70 marks

General Aptitude: 15 marks Engineering Mathematics :

15 marks

25 marks to 40 marks will allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions
GATE 2018 Syllabus

 GATE is held for 23 papers and the Syllabus for each discipline is different. The students can download the GATE 2018 syllabus from the official website of GATE 2018  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.

GATE 2018 Admit Card

Admit card can be downloadable from the GOAPS website. The successfully registered candidates will be able to download the GATE 2018 admit card tentatively in the first week of January 2018. With the printed copy of admit card, students also need to bring one ID proof to the examination hall.

ID proof may be any of these:

Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, Valid College ID, Employee identification card or Driving License. From international students, only valid Passport/ Government issued ID/College ID/ Employee ID will be accepted as ID proof.

GATE 2018 Answer Key

The authority will release the answer in the second week of February 2018. The answer key will be separately for each discipline. Answer key challenge facility will also open on payment of a nominal fee.

GATE 2018 Result

GATE 2018 result will be published on the GOAPS portal of GATE website. Result is likely to be announced in the last week of March 2018. After the declaration of result, GATE Score cards will be available for the candidates who secure marks equal or more than the cut-off marks.

GATE 2018 Score Card

The qualified candidates are provided with a GATE score card which has the validity of three years from the date of announcement of result. GATE 2018 score card reflects the candidate’s performance in entrance test. The facility to download the score card will be available from the last week of March 2018.

GATE 2018 Cut Off

GATE Cut off marks will decide the candidate’s eligibility for admission to IITs and IISc. It is the factor which decides whether candidate is qualified in exam or not. GATE 2018 cut off marks varies stream-wise and category-wise. The cut-off marks for reserved category candidates are primarily low than the unreserved category candidates.

GATE 2018 Counseling

No common counseling will be conducted by IITS for providing admission to PG courses. Students have to apply individually to the IITs when the admission notification will be released. NITs organizes the Centralized Counseling for M.Tech. / M.Arch./ M.Plan. Admissions (CCMT). It is the common counseling conducted by NITs every year. Counseling is purely based on GATE 2018 scores

Employment after GATE

There are many PSUs which selects candidates on the basis of the score of GATE. PSUs like NTPC, IOCL, PGCL, ONGC, BPCL,GAIL etc. such PSUs select candidates through GATE.