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About GATE 2017-18

GATE 2018 Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering will be conducted on 3,4 and 10,11 February 2017 for the candidates, It is an examination of the comprehensive understanding of the candidates of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science. GATE 2018 is being conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology. The candidates who seek admission or/and financial assistance to masters/doctoral program in Engineering/ Technology/Architecture and relevant branches of Science must qualify in GATE 2018. GATE 2018 is a computer-based test which is conducted in various cities in the country. The validity of GATE 2018 scorecard will be total three years from the day of result announcement. The eligible candidates can submit an online application form from 1 September to 5 October 2017 extended to 9 October 2017.

The GATE 2018 Exam is being organised by IIT Guwahati, The GATE Exam can opt-in any one of the 23 subjects also known as papers. The candidates can opt for any one of the papers as per their area of interest.

Why GATE 2018 Exam?

The candidates qualifying the GATE Examination are eligible for the financial assistance and the admission to the courses listed below:

  • Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture
  • Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies
  • Colleges and institutions, which admit students without MHRD scholarship/assistantship, the GATE qualification is mandatory.
  • Many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process.

Latest Update:  GATE Result 2018 has been announced. Check Here - GATE 2018 Result.

GATE 2018 Dates



GATE Registration Starts

1 September 2017

GATE Registration Ends

9 Oct 2017

GATE 2018 Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City

17 November 2017

GATE 2018 Admit Card Available

5 January 2018

GATE 2018 Exam

Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Afternoon: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

3 February 2018
4 February 2018
10 February 2018
11 February 2018

GATE 2018 Results - Announced!

17 March 2018

GATE 2018 Score Card Download

20 March to 31 May 2018

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GATE 2017-18 Eligibility criteria

The candidates should have completed or currently involved in final years of 4 year’s graduation degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture or in 2 year’s post-graduation degree in science subjects. The detailed eligibility criteria for the candidates are given below:

GATE Eligibility Criteria

GATE 2018 Document required in support of Eligibility

  • The candidates, who are already passed the qualifying exam in 2017, have to upload the scanned copy of degree certificate/provisional certificate/course completion certificate/professional certificate/membership certificate.
  • The candidates have to upload a Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute or a copy of mark sheet in support of qualifying criteria given above.

GATE 2017-18 Application form and Admit Card

The eligible candidates can fill and submit the GATE Registration Form 2018  only through online mode using GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System). The candidates can submit the online application form on the official website at website https://appsgate.iitg.ac.in or can click the link given on this page. The candidates can submit the online application form 1 September to 5 October 2017. To fill the GATE Registration Form, the candidates have to follow the instruction mentioned below:

GATE 2018 Registration Form - Apply Online

Steps to Fill GATE Registration Form 2018

  • STEP 1: Before filling the online application form, the candidates have to keep the ready scanned copy of the photograph, signature, certificate of qualifying degree, category certificate.
  • STEP 2: Now the candidates have to visit GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) directly or by clicking the link given on this page. The candidates have to now register themselves by providing some basic personal details, contact details such as e-mail address and mobile number.
  • STEP 3: After completion of registration process, each candidate will be provided with an enrollment ID and the candidates have to choose a password during the enrollment process.
  • STEP 4: Now, the candidates have to fill the online application form only at GOASP by entering their Personal information, contact details, address for communication, educational qualification details, college name & address, selection of GATE paper & GATE examination cities.
  • STEP 5: Thereafter, the candidates have to upload scanned image of photograph and signature, Eligibility Certificate, category certificate (if applicable) PWD certificate in PDF format. Thereafter, the candidates have to enter the details of valid Identity Document (ID).
  • STEP 6: Now the candidates have to make payment of the application fee through the electronic mode of making a payment such as net banking, credit card or debit card.

Application Submission

The eligible candidates can fill and submit the GATE application form only through online mode on GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). The candidates can visit GOAPS directly of by clicking the link given on this page. GATE 2018 application form must be submitted before 5 October 2017. The candidates are advised to take a print out of filled application form for future references.

Documents required for GATE Registration Form Submission

  • High quality image of candidate’s photograph conforming to the requirements specified
  • Good quality image of candidate’s signature conforming to the requirements specified
  • Scanned copy of the Eligibility Certificate in pdf format (Degree Certificate or Provisional Certificate or Certificate from the Head of the Department/ Institute  
  • Scanned copy of Category (SC/ST) certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
  • Scanned copy of PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
  • Scanned copy of Dyslexia Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
  • Details of the valid Identity Document (ID) (The same ID, in original, should be carried to the examination hall)
  • Net-banking/debit card/credit card details for fee payment
  • *Valid Identity Document: Passport/ PAN card/ Voter ID/ Aadhaar-UID/ College ID/ Employee ID/ Driving License

GATE Admit Card 2018

The candidates, who have successfully submitted the online application under the deadline of filling the application form, will only be able to download admit card on the official website of GATE. The candidates will not be dispatched by post to the candidates. The candidates have to appear in the GATE examination centre as per the date is given in the GATE Admit Card.

GATE Admit Card 2018 - Download Here

GATE 2017-18 Fees

The candidates filling the online application form of GATE 2018 have to pay the application fee as per the details are given in the table below. The fee can be paid via electronic payment mode.


Fee Amount

SC/ST/PWD and all Female Candidates

Rs 750

General and OBC

Rs 1500

For Examination Centre in Abroad

Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu

US$ 50

Dubai and Singapore

US$ 100

GATE 2017-18 Result and Counselling

The candidates will be selected for scholarship on the basis of their performance in the GATE 2018 exam which is scheduled to be held on 3, 4 10 & 11 February 2018. After the exam, GATE 2018 answer keys for various papers will be released on the official website of GATE. The candidates, who have any contests on the released GATE answer key 2018, will have to submit their contests within a limited time period.

After final evaluation of examination papers, GATE 2018 result will be announced on the official website and the scorecard of the qualified candidates will be made available from GOAPS. The marks obtained by the candidates will be considered as GATE 2018 score and it will be converted to Normalized marks for that particular subject for multi-session papers. The GATE score card is valid for 3 years from the date of result announcement.

GATE Score Normalization Process

GATE Scorecard 2018 - Download Here

The GATE 2018 Score card will be available online mode and can be downloaded from 20 March 2018 to 31 May 2018, In case, the candidates fails to download the soft copy of the scores after 31 May 2017, He/She can opt for the soft copy of the GATE 2018 Score card by paying Rs 500 until 31 December 2018. There is no provision for the issue of hard copies of the GATE Scorecards. The GATE Scorecard for 2018 can be downloaded from the link given below.

GATE Result / Scorecard 2018 - Available!

GATE 2017-18 Exam pattern

The candidates appearing in the GATE 2018 exam will have to follow the exam pattern given below:

  • Date of Exam: 3, 4 10 & 11 February 2018
  • Duration of Exam: 3 Hours
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Total Questions: 65
  • Negative marking: Yes, 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer
  • Marking Scheme: Each question carries 1 or 2 marks
  • Type of Question: Multiple choice questions (MCQ)
  • Marks Distribution: Marks in GATE exam are distributed as given in the table below.



General Aptitude


Engineering Mathematics


Subject of the paper


 Total Marks 100 Marks


GATE Exam Pattern / Marking Schemes for All Subjects

GATE 2017-18 Important details

GATE 2018 will be conducted for total 23 Subjects and it would be distributed over 3, 4, 10 & 11 February 2018. Code-wise list of GATE papers are given in the table below:

GATE 2018 List of GATE Papers & Codes


GATE Papers

Subject Code

Aerospace Engineering


Agricultural Engineering


Architecture and Planning




Civil Engineering


Chemical Engineering


Computer Science and Information Technology




Electronics and Communication Engineering


Electrical Engineering


Ecology and Evolution


Geology and Geophysics


Instrumentation Engineering




Mechanical Engineering


Mining Engineering


Metallurgical Engineering


Petroleum Engineering




Production and Industrial Engineering


Textile Engineering and Fibre Science


Engineering Sciences


Life Sciences


 GATE Subjects and Codes Distribution

GATE 2018 Test centres

Zone-wise examination centres are given in the table below:


Zonal Gate office

Examination Cities (Tentative)


IISC Bengaluru


Ananthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi

(Belgaum), Bengaluru, Bidar, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli),

Hyderabad, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar,

Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru

(Mysore), Palakkad, Payyanur, Port Blair, Shivamogga (Shimoga),

Thrissur, Tumakuru, Vatakara


IIT Bombay, Powai,

Mumbai - 400076

Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Thane, Vadodara


IIT Delhi, HauzKhas,

New Delhi – 110016

Ajmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh-Rohtak, Bikaner, Faridabad, Greater

NOIDA, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Karnal,

Kota, Mathura, New Delhi, Palwal, Samba, Sikar, Udaipur, Ujjain


IIT Guwahati

Guwahati – 781039

Agartala, Asansol-Durgapur, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh,

Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur,

Patna, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur


IIT Kanpur

Kanpur – 208 016

Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior,

Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi


IIT Kharagpur

Kharagpur – 721302

Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar,

Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly, Jamshedpur, Kakinada

(Surampalem), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram

(Rajahmundry), Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Tadepalligudem,

Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram


IIT Madras

Chennai – 600 036

Alappuzha, Aluva, Attingal, Bapatla, Chengannur, Chennai, Chittoor,

Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Erode-Thiruchengode,

Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-

Nagercoil, Karimnagar, Karur, Khammam, Kollam, Kothamangalam,

Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Nalgonda, Namakkal,

Nedumangad, Nellore, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry (Pondicherry),

Punalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvannamalai,

Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Tuticorin, Vellore, Villupuram,

Virudhunagar, Warangal


IIT Roorkee

Roorkee – 247 667

Ambala, Amritsar, Baddi (HP), Bathinda, Bhimtal, Dehradun,

Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur (HP), Jalandhar, Khanna,

Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mohali, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, NOIDA, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala, Roorkee, Sangrur, Shimla-Solan, Sonepat, Una, Yamunanagar


International GATE,

IIT Guwahati

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh),

Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore

GATE 2017-18 Contact

Organizing Chairman,
GATE 2018,
GATE Office,
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati- 781039, Assam

Phone: 0361-258-6500
Email: gate2018@iitg.ac.in

GATEb 2018 Zonal Officers Contact Details