GATE 2018: Registration, Application Form, Dates

gate 2018GATE 2018 entrance exam will be held on 1st & 2nd Saturday & Sunday of the month February 2018. This exam helds once in a year only. GATE notification 2018 will be out publicly in July 2017 month. It is conducted for admission to M.Tech. & Ph.D. offering by IITs , IISc, IISERs , etc. by 7 zonal IITs and IISC on rotation base. GATE Score is also considered for recruitment in job sector (technical).


Get a brief idea about GATE 2018 Entrance Exam.

Name of Exam GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering)
Level National Level
Courses for M.Tech, P.hD, etc.
Minimum Eligibility Graduate (Passed/Appearing (last Semester))
Who can Appear Candidates desire to enter PG (technical/Science/Research) or Higher Technical Job
Mode of Apply Online through the official site of organizing IIT or IISc
Time to Apply During September 2017
Why Apply To achieve higher technical or research degree or executive technical job
Number of Attempts Unlimited

[alert-note]GATE 2018 Notification:
Notification will be updated in this field – Stay Tuned[/alert-note]


GATE registration 2018 will be notified in July 2017, while its registration will be initiated in September 2017. You have to register first on visiting the official site (will be given). For registration, you have to feed your personal information, email ID and a mobile number. Once you get the enrollment number after successful registration, you will be accessed to the GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System).

Then, you have to login again with your GOAPS login ID and Password (will be sent to your email ID after registration). Now fill rest of the application form followed by your other personal, academic and communication details and upload your scanned images (PHOTO, SIGN, THUMB IMPRESSION, etc).


If you are a foreign national candidate, then no need to worry, you may also apply for GATE 2018. GATE exam will also held in Nepal, Singapore, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates (UAE). You can fill the application like-wise to the Indian candidates. But, you must just have a valid passport.


Given fee structure may be vary after announcing the official notification.

Categories Fee
Women Candidates Rs. 750/-
SC/ST/PwD Candidates Rs. 750/-
All Other Candidates Rs. 1500/-
Foreign National Candidates US Dollars 50


Refer the given date for a rough idea of dates. Authentic dates will be updated later.

Stages Expected Dates
Apply Online September 2017
Last Date of Apply October 2017
Application Form Correction Open October 2017
Admit Card Released January 2018
GATE 2018 Exam 1st/2nd Saturday/Sunday of February 2018
Answer Key Release Within a few days after examination
Result Declare March 2018
Score Card Released March 2018 to May 2018


You must meet one of the given GATE 2018 eligibility criteria before applying:

Qualification Degree Description Passed/Pursuing Passing Year
B.E./B.Tech/B.Pharm 4-years B.Tech (after 10+2) in any stream or 3-years B.Tech lateral entry (after B.Sc/Diploma in Engineering/Technology). Pursuing final year examination or completed 2018
B.Arch 5-years bachelor’s degree in Architecture Pursuing final year examination or completed 2018
B.Sc Research/B.S 4-years Bachelor’s degree in Science (post-diploma or after 10+2) Pursuing final year examination or completed 2018
M. Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent Master’s in Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in final year or completed 2018
Int. M.E/M.Tech (Post-B.Sc) 4-years Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programme in Engineering/Technology Presently in 2nd/3rd/4th year or completed 2010
Int. M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) 5-years Integrated Master’s degree programme or Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology Currently in 4th/5th year or completed 2019
Int. M.Sc/Int. B.S-M.S Integrated M.Sc or Five year integrated B. S/M. S programme Pursuing final year examination or completed 2018
Professional Society Examination equivalent to B.Tech/B.E./B.Arch 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) Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA


Read the summary of GATE exam pattern given below:

Total Number of Papers 23 Papers (Appear any one)
Mode of Examination Computer Based Test (CBT)
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Number of Questions 65 Questions
Total Marks 100 Marks
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) & Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT)
Marking Scheme MCQ and NAT questions will carry 1 or 2 marks in all papers
Negative Marking For MCQ – 0.33%, No negative marking for NAT


You can check paper wise pattern out here:

Papers Number of Questions Total Marks Any Specific
All Papers Except GG, XE, XL 25 Questions 25 Marks 1 mark for each
30 Questions 60 Marks 2 mark for each
10 Questions 15 Marks From General Aptitude-GA (5 questions of 1 mark and 5 questions of 2 marks)
Paper GG 25 Questions 25 Marks Part A – common for all candidates (1 mark for each)
30 Questions 60 Marks Part B – This part has two sections, section-1 is of Geology and section-2 is of Geophysics
10 Questions 15 Marks From General Aptitude-GA (5 questions of 1 mark and 5 questions of 2 marks)
Paper XE 11 Questions 15 Marks Section A – 7 questions of 1 mark and 4 questions of 2 marks each. It is common to all candidates.
22 Questions 35 Marks Any two of XE sections from B to H – 9 questions carrying 1 mark and 13 questions carrying 2 marks
10 Questions 15 Marks From General Aptitude-GA (5 questions of 1 mark and 5 questions of 2 marks)
Paper XL 15 Questions 20 Marks Section P – 5 questions of 2 marks and 10 questions of 1 marks
20 Questions 30 Marks Any two of XL sections Q to U – 10 questions of 1 mark each and 10 questions of 2 marks
10 Questions 15 Marks From General Aptitude-GA (5 questions of 1 mark and 5 questions of 2 marks)


  • Admit card will be out publicly on January 2018.
  • Admit card will be available via online mode only.
  • You can download your admit card by login in GOAPS.
  • Admit card will be contained with your identity, centre, date & time of exam.


  • Result will be out publicly on March 2018.
  • Result will be declared via online mode only.
  • You can get your result by login in GOAPS.
  • Result will be contained with your name, Roll No., paper & marks.


  • Score card will be out publicly on March 2018.
  • Score card will be declared via online mode only.
  • You can get your Score card by login in GOAPS.
  • Score card will be contained with your name, Roll No., paper & marks.

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