GATE 2018 Application Form, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern

Overview for GATE 2018

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018

  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE) is one of the most sought after and competitive examinations for pursuing a postgraduate course in engineering.
  • The degree awarded after completion of a postgraduate course will either be,M.E or M.S.
  • GATE acts as a judging medium, qualifying students to gain entry into top colleges in India.
  • The GATE examination is often conducted by the IISc or IIT institutes.
  • IIT Guwathi is going to conduct the GATE examination in February 2018.
  • Candidates have two options after obtaining their GATE score-
    • Candidates can gain admission into any institutes offering post graduate courses like M.Tech,M.E or M.S
    • Candidates can apply for a job in a various Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) that recruit based on GATE scores. The various PSUs are ONGC, NTPC, Indian Oil Corporation, HPCL, BPCL, Power Grid etc.
    • A candidate can also pursue a doctoral program, Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)  in any of the Indian Institute of Management(IIMs) with their GATE score.      
  • The exam comprises of two types of questions, Numerical and Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs).     

Highlights of GATE 2018:

Exam Name

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering


National Level Screening Test

GATE Started Year



Engineering, Technology, and Architecture



GATE 2018 Organizing Institute

IIT Guwathi

Top Colleges Participating


Total Number of candidates qualified last year


Qualifying Exam

Bachelor’s degree holders 4 years after( 10+2/ Post-B.Sc./ Post-Diploma) or final year candidates

Scores validation period

3 Years

Application Fees

Male Candidates (General/OBC) -1500 INR
Women Candidates of any category-750 INR
SC / ST / PwD Category Candidates-750 INR

Official Address

Chairman, GATE Indian Institute of Technology Guwathi