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GATE 2018 to be Conducted by IIT Guwahati, Application Process Starts in September

Last Updated - July 07, 2017

GATE 2018 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) will be conducted by IIT Guwahati in February, 2018. The exam will be held on Feb 3-4 and Feb 10-11. Last time IIT Guwahati conducted GATE in the year 2010.

  • GATE is the single evaluation test through which aspirants are admitted to post graduate courses in engineering at all IITs, NITs and Indian Institute of Science (IISc).
  • GATE score is also considered by PSUs for recruiting candidates for different posts for engineering and throughout the country.

Around 1 million students take this competitive examination every year in order to seek admission into elite Engineering institutions of India. The dates of the exam are earlier than expected. In 2017, IIT Roorkee was the entrance examination conducting body.

  • GATE is the single evaluation test through which aspirants are admitted to post graduate courses in engineering at all IITs, NITs and Indian Institute of Science (IISc).
  • GATE 2018 will be conducted in the online mode for 23 disciplines.  
  • GATE score is also considered by PSUs for recruiting candidates.
  • Once the notification has been released, then the aspirants will be able to check the detailed notification at gate.iitg.ac.in.

Around 1 million students take this highly competitive examination every year in order to seek admission into elite engineering institutions of India. GATE 2018 is expected to be conducted earlier than expected. IIT Roorkee was the conducting body for GATE 2017.


GATE 2018 Important Dates

Students can consider the table given below in order to not to miss any important event related to GATE 2018:

EventDate
GATE 2018 exam scheduleFebruary 03 and 04, 2018 (Saturday and Sunday) February 10 and 11, 2018 (Saturday and Sunday)
Commencement of online application process for enrollment, application filling and submission on the GOAPS websiteSeptember 01, 2017
Candidates can do corrections untilNovember 12, 2017
Admission cards will be available fromJanuary 05, 2018

GATE 2018 Application Form

Aspirants will have to fill GATE 2018 application form through GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). Candidates can refer to the amount of application fee to be paid for different categories mentioned below.


GATE Application Fee

For General candidates, application fee is INR 1,500, for women aspirants and SC/ST/PwD category candidates it is INR 750 and for all the international candidates it is $50.

CategoryApplication Fee
GeneralINR 1,500
WomenINR 750
SC/ST/PwDINR 750
International candidates$50

Candidates who have completed the graduation in their respective disciplines are eligible for the exam. Candidates who are appearing for final semester exams can apply for GATE 2018 as well.

Although there is no there is no minimum or maximum age requirement to take the exam and graduation is the required educational qualification, but for each course, the eligibility criteria are different.

From the year 2012, the examination has been used by the PSUs in their recruitment process also and the number of PSUs using the GATE score has increased steadily. GATE 2016 score was also used for recruitment of positions in the Cabinet Secretariat in the Government of India.


GATE 2018 Exam Pattern

There will be 65 questions carrying 100 marks in the GATE 2018 Exam. Candidates can refer to the table given below in order to understand the GATE 2018 exam pattern in a better way:

SectionQuestion No.No. of QuestionsMarks per QuestionTotal Marks
General Aptitude1 to 5515

Technical

+

Engineering Mathematics

1 to 25

 

26 to 55

25

 

30

1

 

2

25

 

60

Total Questions:65Total Marks: 100Total Duration: 3 hours
Technical Section : 70 marksGeneral Aptitude: 15 marksEngineering Mathematics : 15 marks
25 marks to 40 marks will allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions

There will be Multiple Choice Questions and Numerical Answer Questions in the GATE 2018 exam.

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)There will be Multiple Choice Questions and Numerical Answer Questions in the GATE 2018 exam.

  • These questions are objective in nature and each question will have choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer.
  • In all the sections, every question will be of 1 or 2 marks.

Numerical Answer Questions

  • There will be no choices available for numerical answer questions.
  • A numeric answer question carries 1 or 2 marks questions in every section.
  • The answer for these questions is a real number to be entered by using mouse and virtual keypad displayed on the monitor.
  • There will be no negative marking for these questions.

Furthermore, the IIT Bombay will conduct the Joint Admission Test for M Sc. (JAM) 2018, the dates of which are not yet released.


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