GATE 2018 NEWS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
IIT Guwahati has released an official notification for GATE 2018. It is declared that GATE 2018 application forms will be available online on the official website (http://www.gate.iitg.ac.in/) from September 01, 2017. Deadline for submission of the online application is October 05, 2017. GATE application fee for male candidates belonging to unreserved category is INR 1500. All female candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD must pay INR 750. For foreign candidates, application fee is $100 (US Dollars).
Candidates have the choice to change their preferred examination cities until November 17, 2017. Examination is scheduled to be conducted on the first two Saturdays and Sundays of February 2018. Answer Keys will be released two weeks after the completion of exam. Results will be declared on March 17, 2018. Counselling sessions will commence from second week of April.
Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) in rotation. This test is taken by aspirants who wish to pursue Post Graduation courses offered by the conducting institutes in streams related to their Undergraduate stream of Engineering or other degree.
A vast majority of colleges, institutes and universities offering Post Graduation courses accept score obtained by candidates as criteria for admissions into their programs.
GATE scores are also used by companies under Public Sector Undertaking (PSUs) as a vital criterion for recruitment.
The examination is designed to test the aspirant’s comprehensive understanding of undergraduate subjects like engineering/architecture/technology.
Based on the choice of Undergraduate degree stream and the Post Graduate stream, candidates must select one of the 23 papers available in GATE. Applicants must make this choice at the time of GATE Application form filling itself.
Only one subject or section, General Aptitude, will remain common to all of the 23 GATE paper as far as syllabus is concerned.
The 23 tests based on which courses are offered are shown in the table below along with the paper code:
|Paper Code||Subject||Paper Code||Subject|
|Aerospace Engg||AE||Geology and Geophysics||GG|
|Agricultural Engg||AG||Instrumentation Engineering||IN|
|Architecture & Planning||AR||Mathematics||MA|
|Civil Engineering||CE||Mining Engineering||MN|
|Chemical Engineering||CH||Metallurgical Engineering||MT|
|Computer Science and Information Tech||CS||Physics||PH|
|Chemistry||CY||Production and Industrial Engineering||PI|
|Electronics & Communication Engg||EC||Textile Engineering and Fiber Science||TF|
In the official notification released by the conducting authority, this time only application fee for Foreign Candidates is increased by $50(US Dollars). It is now $100 whereas last year it was $50. In GATE 2018 notification there is no other such changes mention in examination pattern. Hence, the changes that were implemented for GATE 2017 shall continue to remain for GATE 2018.
Changes made for GATE exam the previous year (2017) are stated below:
As the official website explains, along with the rich diversity and versatility, a foreign candidate brings with him the wisdom from a different place. The transition period for foreign candidates is made as smooth as possible with various scholarships, assistantships, incentives provided to these candidates. The support and finances are backed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and other such important ministries which form an integral part of educational systems implemented by Government of India.
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