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GATE 2018 Entrance Exam

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering – GATE 2018 is an all India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of the candidate in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering / Technology / Architecture and postgraduate level subjects in Science. The GATE score of a candidate reflects a relative performance level in a particular subject in the exam.

GATE Admission to Postgraduate Courses ( Master’s and Doctoral ) with MHRD and other government Scholarships or Assistantships in Engineering / Technology / Architecture. Science is Open to those who qualify in GATE.

GATE Entrance Exam Date 2018

  • GATE 2018 Exam Date : 3rd – 4th, February, 2018 & 10th – 11th February, 2018 ( Saturdays and Sundays only )

GATE 2018 Examination Schedule :

  • Forenoon ( FN ) Session – 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
  • Afternoon ( AN ) Session – 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

GATE 2018 examination for all the papers shall be conducted in online mode Only ( Computer Based Test ).

GATE 2018 will be conducted in the subjects ( also referred to as “papers” ). Candidates must familiarize with the paper code for the paper of their choice, as this knowledge will be required at the time of application form submission and appearing for the examination. A candidate is allowed to appear in ONLY ONE paper.

Since a candidate is allowed to appear in ONLY ONE of the 23 papers for which GATE 2018 examination is being held, the candidate has to make the choice of the paper he / she wishes to write carefully. The list of papers and paper codes for GATE 2018.

GATE Paper Code GATE Paper Code
Aerospace Engineering AE Geology and Geophysics GG
Agricultural Engineering AG Instrumentation Engineering IN
Architecture and Planning AR Mathematics MA
Biotechnology BT Mechanical Engineering ME
Civil Engineering CE Mining Engineering MN
Chemical Engineering CH Metallurgical Engineering MT
Computer Science and Information Technology CS Petroleum Engineering PE
Chemistry CY Physics PH
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Electrical Engineering EE Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
Ecology and Evolution EY Engineering Sciences XE*
Life Sciences XL**

About GATE 2018

The Indian Institute of Science ( IISc ) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology ( IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee ) jointly administer the conduct of GATE. The operations related to GATE in each of the 8 zones are managed by a zonal GATE Office at the IITs or IISc. The Organizing Institute ( OI ) is responsible for the end – to – end process and coordination amongst the administering Institutes. The Organizing Institute for GATE 2018 is Indian Institute of Science.

New in GATE 2018

GATE is administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science ( IISc ) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology ( IITs ) on behalf of the National Coordination Board ( NCB ) – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development ( MHRD ), Government of India. The GATE committee, which comprises of representatives from these administering institutes, is the sole authority for regulating the examination and declaring the results.

Note :

The XE paper now has a new section on Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences ( section H ). With this the number of sections in the XE paper has increased to eight ( A – H ).

GATE 2018 is conducted through the collaboration of eight zones. The zones and the corresponding administrative institutes are :

The zones and the corresponding administrative institutes are :

  • Zone – 1 : Indian Institute of Science
  • Zone – 2 : Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • Zone – 3 : Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • Zone – 4 : Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
  • Zone – 5 : Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • Zone – 6 : Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Zone – 7 : Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Zone – 8 : Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

The overall co – ordination and responsibility of conducting GATE 2018 lies with Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, which is designated as the Organizing Institute for GATE 2018.

37 thoughts on “Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering – GATE Entrance Exam 2018

  1. sir, i’m getting the message “you have taken an action to rectify the defect. your application under process.” either it is not showing application got accepted or rejected from two dayes.. please erect the problem of mine asap.
    ID :B375U63

  2. hello sir,i am a b.tech student in CS and its my final year so am i applicable for gate 2014 or not? If yes then how i get GATE Registration Forms and all stuffs?

  3. Hi,

    Candidates can submit GATE Application Form in two different modes : GATE 2012 Online Application and GATE 2012 Offline Application. The preferred mode of GATE Application Process is Online. To know more details, Please refer the following web page (http://onlinegate.iitm.ac.in/iitweb/).

  4. sir,
    i thought of applying for gate 2012 on online.so does it mean that exam will be on online?

  5. I want to become a space scientist. By selecting AE in GATE is it possible for me or not?
    or by choosing AE can i become a pilot?
    Actully my brach in B.tech is CSE.
    So which brach is suitable for me in GATE?

  6. Sir,I am a MCA student want to apply for GATE.please tell me the areas on which i have to mainly focus on to be fully prepared…

  7. Respected sir iam continuing b.tech in mineral engg & i wish to know the prosedure, how to apply for gate exam

  8. sir
    im study in electronics and communication engg. at ahmedabad institute of technology
    plz send me gate EC material

  9. I AM DOING BE IN ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION,CURRENTLY 3RD YEAR IS RUNNING. AFTER THAT I WANT A MASTER DEGREE FROM OUR REPORTED IIT FOR THAT I HAVE TO FACE GATE. I WANT SOME GUIDELINES FOR THAT PLEASE HELP ME

  10. Sir,
    Pls. give me complete details about gate examination procedures, materials if possible to qualify the exam. I need your assistance for qualifying the exam.

    Thanks & Regards

    Manjulika Khuntia

  11. thanks for the hopeful and helpful information about gate entrance exam……
    keep do this,,
    all the best.
    thanks a lot frnd…..

  12. Hi sir ………please tell me , GATE Entrance Exam of Civil Engineering is Offline or Online………….

  13. i qualified gate 2012 in lifescience, and want to get admission in phd botany..
    Plz tell me the GATE Admission Procedure that how i fellowship will get scholarship.?

  14. Hello,Im in 3rd yr BE…….pls send me the GATE study materials for Electronics & Communication via mail………Hope dis will be done soon………
    Thank u

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