GATE 2018 Notification

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering and Technology. GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven IITs (IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), and Government of India.

Management institutes like NITIE, Mumbai offer admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering on the basis of GATE score

GATE 2018 Important Dates
GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens for Enrolment, Application Filling, Application Submission September 1, 2017 (Friday)
Last Date for Submission of Online Application through Website October 5, 2017 (Thursday)
Last Date for Request for Change in the Choice of Examination City via GOAPS login November 17, 2017 (Friday)
Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Interface for printing January 5, 2018 (Friday)
GATE 2018 Online Examination
Forenoon: 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
Afternoon: 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM
February 03, 04, 10 & 11, 2018 (Saturdays & Sundays)
Announcement of Results on the Online Application Website March 17, 2018 (Saturday)

NOTE:

An online virtual calculator will be available to examinees at the time of examination. Students should not carry any Physical Calculator to the examination venue.

The GATE score of a candidate reflects the relative performance level of a candidate. The score is used for admissions to various post-graduate programmes (eg. M.E., M.Tech, direct Ph.D.) in Indian higher education institutes with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other Government agencies. The score may also be used by Public sector units(PSUs) for employment screening purposes.

Over 500 institutes including the IISc, IITs and NITs require GATE score for admission to their ME, M.Tech and MS Programs. Some non-Indian universities like the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and some technical universities in Germany also identify GATE score as a parameter for judging the quality of the candidates for admission into their Masters and Ph.D. programs.
A host of PSUs use GATE Scores for jobs in these organizations. GATE is held in multiple sessions from end of January to Mid of Feb.
GATE results will be released during 2nd and 3rd week of March GATE score is valid for 3 years.
The paper has 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks are in General Aptitude (GA). Click here for paper structure. GATE qualified students are eligible for stipend of Rs. 12400/- per month on M.tech admission.

GATE 2018 Examination Schedule

Date & Day Session No. Time (IST) Test Paper Code
3rd February 2018 (Saturday) 1 09:00 – 12.00 Hrs. (Forenoon) ME, EY, PE, XE, XL
2 14:00 – 17:00 Hrs. (Afternoon) ME, AE, MA, PI
4th February 2017 (Sunday) 1 09:00 – 12.00 Hrs. (Forenoon) CS, MN
2 14:00 – 17:00 Hrs. (Afternoon) AG, AR, BT, CH, CY, GG, IN, MT, PH, TF
10th February 2017 (Saturday) 1 09:00 – 12.00 Hrs. (Forenoon) EC
2 14:00 – 17:00 Hrs. (Afternoon) EE
11th February 2017 (Sunday) 1 09:00 – 12.00 Hrs. (Forenoon) CE
2 14:00 – 17:00 Hrs. (Afternoon) CE

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering and Technology. GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven IITs (IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), and Government of India.

B.E./B.Tech/ B.Arch/ B.Pharm.
Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)
Bachelor's degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy (Post-Diploma/ Post B.Sc./4 years after 10+2)
Description of Eligible candidates
Currently in the 4th year or already completed
Copies of Certificates to be submitted
Passed in the year 2015 or earlier
Degree Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/ Course Completion Certificate
Expected to complete in 2016 or later
Certificate from Principal
B.S
Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)
Bachelor's degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)
Description of Eligible candidates
Currently in the 4th year or already completed
Copies of Certificates to be submitted
Passed in the year 2015 or earlier
Degree Certificate Provisional Certificate/ Course Completion Certificate
Expected to complete in 2016 or later
Certificate from Principal
M.Sc./M.A./ MCA or equivalent
Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)
Master's degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent
Description of Eligible candidates
Currently in the final year or already completed
Copies of Certificates to be submitted
Passed in the year 2015 or earlier
Degree Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/ Course Completion Certificate (pertaining to Masters degree)
Expected to complete in 2016 or later
Certificate from Principal
Int. M.E/ M.Tech(Post BSc)
Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)
Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (Four year programme)
Description of Eligible candidates
Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed
Copies of Certificates to be submitted
Passed in the year 2015 or earlier
Degree Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/ Course Completion Certificate
Expected to complete in 2016 or later
Certificate from Principal
Int. M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)
Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)
Integrated Master’s degree programs or Dual Degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (Five year programme)
Description of Eligible candidates
Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed
Copies of Certificates to be submitted
Passed in the year 2015 or earlier
Degree Certificate/ Provisional Certificate /Course Completion Certificate
Expected to complete in 2016 or later
Certificate from Principal
Int. M. Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S.
Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)
Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.-M.S. program
Description of Eligible candidates
Currently in the final year or already completed
Copies of Certificates to be submitted
Passed in the year 2015 or earlier
Degree Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/ Course Completion Certificate
Expected to complete in 2016 or later
Certificate from Principal
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch)
Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)
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)
Description of Eligible candidates
Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses
Copies of Certificates to be submitted
Passed in the year 2015 or earlier
Professional Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/ Course Completion/ Membership Certificate issued by the Society or Institute
Expected to complete in 2016 or later
Copy of Mark sheet for Section 'A'

NOTE: If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the above table, then the candidate can select the relevant minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form.

Certificate from Principal

Candidates who have to submit a certificate from their college Principal, as determined from the above table, have to obtain a signature from their Principal/HOD along with the seal on the “Certificate from the Principal” format that will be printed on the application PDF file which is generated after completion of the online application submission.

Candidates with backlogs

Candidates who have appeared in the final semester/year exam in 2015, but with a backlog (arrears/failed subjects) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree should

(i)submit a copy of any one of the marks sheets of the final year

(ii)have to obtain a signature from their Principal/HOD along with the seal on the “Certificate from the Principal” format that will be printed on the application PDF file which will be generated after completion of the online application submission.

The student needs to note that this information pertains to How to Apply for actual GATE 2018 Exam and NOT for Gateforum packages.

1. All Supporting documents should be sent online only. No hard copy will be accepted
2. Payments have to be made through debit/ATM cards, credit cards or internet banking and e-challan only

How to Apply?

For further details please log on to http://www.gate.iitg.ac.in/

GATE Paper Pattern

The GATE examination for the papers AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CS,CY, EC, EE, EY, GG, IN,MA, ME,MN, MT, PH, PI, TF, XE and XL will be conducted ONLINE using computers .In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks are in General Aptitude (GA).

In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF and XE, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining percentage of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

In the papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
GATE would contain questions of two different types in various papers:

(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).

(ii) Numerical Questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. Solutions for these are real numbers, answered using the virtual keyboard as no answer choices are provided.

The questions in a paper may be designed to test the following abilities:

(i) Recall: These are based on facts, principles, formulae or laws of the discipline of the paper. The candidate is expected to be able to obtain the answer either from his/her memory of the subject or at most from a one-line computation.

(ii) Comprehension: These questions will test the candidate’s understanding of the basics of his/her field, by requiring him/her to draw simple conclusions from fundamental ideas.

(iii) Application: In these questions, the candidate is expected to apply his/her knowledge either through computation or by logical reasoning.

(iv) Analysis and Synthesis: In these questions, the candidate is presented with data, diagrams, images etc. that require analysis before a question can be answered. A Synthesis question might require the candidate to compare two or more pieces of information. Questions in this category could, for example, involve candidates in recognising unstated assumptions, or separating useful information from irrelevant information.

GATE Paper Structure

The GATE examination consists of a single paper of 3 hours duration which contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks.

GATE would contain questions of two different types in various papers:

(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).

(ii) Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions.

The examination for all the papers will be carried out in an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) mode where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen. The candidates are required to either select the answer (for MCQ type) or enter the answer for numerical answer type question using a mouse on a virtual keyboard (keyboard of the computer will be disabled). Candidates will be provided with blank paper sheets for rough work and these have to be returned back after the examination. At the end of the 3-hour window, the computer will automatically close the screen from further actions.

General Aptitude Questions

All the papers will contain few questions that test the General Aptitude (Language and Analytical Skills), apart from the core subject of the paper.

XE Paper

A candidate appearing in the XE paper has to answer the following
1. Section A – Engineering Mathematics (compulsory)
2. GA – General Aptitude (compulsory)
3. Any two of XE sections B to G
The choice of two sections from B to G can be made during the examination after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered at a time. A candidate wishing to change midway of the examination to another optional section must first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (B to G).

XL Paper

A candidate appearing in the XL paper has to answer the following
Section H – Chemistry (compulsory)
GA – General Aptitude (compulsory)
Any two of XL sections I to M
The choice of two sections from I to M can be made during the examination after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered by the candidate. A candidate wishing to change midway of the examination to another optional section must first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (I to M).

Duration and Examination Type
Post GATE Exam Information

GATE Score Card
After the declaration of the results, candidates can download their GATE 2018 Score Card for the paper (for which he/she has taken the examination). The score cards will be issued for only those candidates whose marks are equal to or above the qualifying marks of SC/ST/PwD candidates in that paper.
The GATE 2018 score cards can be downloaded after the result is declared on March 17, 2018 and for that the candidate should access the zonal websites from where he/she has taken the GATE 2018 examination.

Calculation of GATE 2018 Score

Calculation of Normalized Marks for CE, CS, EC, EE and ME papers
In 2018, examination for CE, CS, EC, EE and ME papers is being held in multi-sessions. Hence, for these papers, a suitable normalization is applied to take into account any variation in the difficulty levels of the question papers across different sessions. The normalization is done based on the fundamental assumption that “in all multi-session GATE papers, the distribution of abilities of candidates is the same across all the sessions”. This assumption is justified since the number of candidates appearing in multi-session papers in GATE 2018 is large and the procedure of allocation of session to candidates is random. Further it is also ensured that for the same multi-session paper, the number of candidates allotted in each session is of the same order of magnitude.
Based on the above, and considering various normalization methods, the committee arrived at the following formula for calculating the normalized marks, for CE, CS, EC, EE and ME papers.

Calculation of GATE Score for all papers

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GATE 2018 Results

GATE 2018 results will be announced on March 17, 2018  and will be available on the GATE Online Applicant Website.
GATE 2018 score is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of the results.
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