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GATE Entrance Exam 2018

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering ( GATE ) is an examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science ( IISc ), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology ( at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee ) on behalf of the National Coordination Board ( NCB ) – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development ( MHRD ), Government of India.

Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and /or financial assistance to : (i) Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering / Technology /Architecture and (ii) Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies. Even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MHRD scholarship /assistantship, the GATE qualification is mandatory. Further, many Public Sector Undertakings ( PSUs ) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process.

About GATE 2018

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering ( GATE ) is basically an examination on the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering / Technology /Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science. GATE 2018 will be conducted for 23 subjects ( also referred to as “papers” ) and it would be distributed over 3rd, 4th, 10th & 11th of February, 2018. The GATE examination centres are spread in differentcities across India, as well as, at six cities abroad. It would purely be a Computer Based Test ( CBT ).

The GATE score would reflect the relative performance level of the candidate in aparticular subject, which is quantified based on the several years of examination data. Note thatthe GATE 2018 score is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of the results.

GATE is administered jointly by the Indian Institute of Science ( IISc ), Bangalore andseven Indian Institutes of Technology ( namely, IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur,Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee ). The GATE Committee, which comprises of representatives
from the administering institutes, is the sole authority for regulating the examination and fordeclaring the results. For administrative purposes, the examination cities in India are segregatedinto eight zones. The operations related to GATE, in each of the eight zones, are managed by aZonal GATE Office at the administering institute ( IIT or IISc ).

One of the administering institutes is designated as the Organizing Institute ( OI ), and it would be responsible for the end-to-end process, as well as, the overall coordination amongst the administering institutes for conducting GATE. The Organizing Institute for GATE 2018 is Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG).

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 Bamgalore
  • 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


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.
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  2. hello sir,i am a 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 (

  4. sir,
    i thought of applying for gate 2012 on 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 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 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


  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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