Introduction to GATE 2018:

  • About: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE) is one of the most competitive examinations for pursuing a postgraduate course in engineering.
  • Degree Awarded: The degree awarded to the candidates after completion of a postgraduate course will either be, M.E or M.S.
  • Conducted By: The GATE examination is often conducted by the IISc or IIT institutes.
  • IIT Guwathi is going to conduct the GATE examination in February 2018.
  • GATE acts as a judging medium, qualifying students to gain entry into top colleges like IITs, IIITs, NITs in India.
  • Question Type: The exam comprises of two types of questions, Numerical and Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs).  

Given below are the options given to the candidates after their GATE score:

  • Candidates can gain admission into any institutes offering postgraduate 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.      

Highlights of GATE 2018:

Exam Name Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Type National Level Screening Test
GATE Started Year 1984
Stream Engineering, Technology, and Architecture
Language English
GATE 2018 Organizing Institute IIT Guwathi
Top Colleges Participating IITs
Total Number of candidates qualified last year 1,21,1960
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

GATE 2018 Important Dates:

  • Deadline: The last date of submission for online application form is over.
  • Admit Card: The admit card for GATE 2018 will be in the online application portal on 5th January 2018.
  • To know more about GATE 2018 important dates click here.

GATE 2018 Eligibility:

  • Qualification: Candidates must have bachelor’s degree in courses such as BE/B.Tech/B.Arch/B.Sc or any of the science streams.
  • PG Graduates: Candidates who have graduated or are currently pursuing their final year in Master’s degree from any stream Science/ Mathematics/Computer or equivalent or Statistics or Five years B.S. / M.S. Progam or M.Tech / M.E. after BSc are also eligible to apply for GATE 2018.
  • To know more about GATE 2018 eligibility click here.

GATE 2018 Application Process:

  • Availability Mode: The GATE application form is available only online and candidates can fill in the application form for GATE 2018 via GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).
  • Registration: Candidates should visit the official website of GATE and should register them first.
  • Click here to know more about the GATE 2018 application process.

GATE 2018 Exam Pattern:

  • Total Questions: There are 65 questions in total which are objective type.
  • Sections: There are3 sections namely General Aptitude, Technical (concerned engineering subjects), Mathematics.
  • To know more about the GATE 2018 Exam Pattern click here.

GATE 2018 Admit Card:

  • Date: The admit card for GATE 2018 will be available online from 5th January onwards.
  • Candidates should take the printout of the admit card without which they won’t be able to enter the exam hall.
  • Click here to know more about the GATE 2018 admit card.

GATE 2018 Exam Centres:

  • GATE is a national level examination that happens in many cities across India and abroad too.
  • City Preference: Candidates can select 3 exam centers of their preference and should make sure that they select the cities with utmost attention as the selected centers cannot be changed after successful registration.
  • To know more about GATE 2018 Exam Centres click here.

GATE 2018 Syllabus:

  • Question Papers: Candidates can refer the previous year question papers for GATE to get the clear idea about the syllabus.
  • Subject Wise Syllabus: Each subject has different syllabus, so candidates should ensure that they have the syllabus for their choice of subject.
  • To know more about GATE 2018 syllabus click here.

GATE 2018 Results:

  • Result Date: Candidates can check the results on 27th March 2018 on the official website.
  • Validity: The GATE score is valid for 3 years.
  • To know more about the GATE 2018 Results click here.

GATE 2018 Counselling:

  • Note: The qualified candidates for the post-graduation engineering entrance exam must know that there is no common counselling for GATE 2018.
  • COAP: Institutes like IITs will conduct GATE 2018 counselling through Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP).
  • Click here to know more about GATE 2018 counselling.

GATE 2018 Reference Books:

  • Textbooks: Candidates should refer the textbooks so that they will be well prepared for the examination.
  • Subjects: GATE 2018 is conducted for 23 different subjects so it is very important that the candidates go through the prescribed textbooks to get the clear idea about the concepts.
  • To know more about the GATE 2018 Reference books click here.
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