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GATE 2018 Exam Dates Announced: Check Application and Result Dates

Updated On - February 19th 2018 by SHIVANI TIWARI

IIT Guwahati, the Organizing Institute (OI) of GATE 2018, released the official notification on July 05, 2017 at along with GATE Important Dates. The exam will be held in February 2018 in two sessions on multiple dates. 

GATE is an online standardized test held in India and 6 foreign cities for admission to ME/MTech, PhD and other Government Scholarships/Assistantships in the field of engineering and technology. The exam is conducted by IISc Bangalore and 7 IITs on a rotational basis. 

As GATE is an important exam, we bring to you a list of all the GATE related important events and dates further in this article.

A screenshot of GATE 2018 Advertisement is provided below-

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GATE 2018 Application Form Dates

GATE Registration commenced from September 1, 2017 at GOAPS website. The process of applying for GATE 2018 is completely online. Check the GATE 2018 Eligibility before you start your application process to avoid the errors. There are 4 steps to apply for GATE 2018-

  1. GATE Registration
  2. Fill GATE Application Form
  3. Upload the documents
  4. Pay the application fee

The following table represents the important dates for GATE Registration and Form Correction-

GATE Registration starts fromSeptember 1, 2017
Last Date for submitting GATE Application FormOctober 5, 2017 (23:59 Hrs) October 9, 2017 (20:00 Hrs) (extended date)
Last Date for GATE Form CorrectionOctober 28, 2017
Last Date for Request for Change in Exam CityNovember 17, 2017

Important: Be careful while filling GATE Application Form, once you pay your application fee, no changes to the application can be made. However, the request for change in exam city will be accepted till November 17, 2017. IIT Guwahati has released the notification for GATE Form Correction for correction in Gender/PwD/Category Status at its official website.  

GATE 2018 Exam Dates and Schedule

The OI will release GATE Admit Card on January 5, 2018 at GOAPS website i.e. No printed copy of the admit card will be posted to the applicants. GATE 2018 is scheduled for multiple dates in February 2018. The duration of exam is 3 hours and it carries a total of 65 questions of 100 marks. Check GATE Exam Pattern and boost your preparation to score better marks.

The following table elucidates GATE 2018 exam dates-

GATE 2018 Admit Card will be available fromJanuary 5, 2018 onwards
GATE 2018 Entrance Test

February 3, 2018

February 4, 2018

February 10, 2018

February 11, 2018

As over 9 lacs applicants appear for GATE, therefore the exam is scheduled in two sessions- morning and afternoon. The following table represents the tentative schedule of GATE along with the paper codes-

GATE 2018 Exam Schedule

Candidates can take GATE according to their Paper Code only. As there is a huge number of aspirants, thus GATE is held in multiple sessions. The table below depicts the tentative GATE 2018 schedule for all the papers:

DateSessionTime (IST)Test Paper Codes
February 03, 201819:00 – 12:00 hrsME, EY, PE, XE, XL
214:00 – 17:00 hrsME, AE, MA, PI
February 04, 201839:00 – 12:00 hrsCS, MN
414:00 – 17:00 hrsAG, AR, BT, CH, CY, GG, IN, MT, PH, TF
February 10, 201859:00 – 12:00 hrsEC
614:00 – 17:00 hrsEE
February 11, 201879:00 – 12:00 hrsCE
814:00 – 17:00 hrsCE

GATE 2018 Important Dates for Result & Counselling

After the evaluation of GATE examination papers, GATE 2018 Result will be declared at GOAPS website. GATE Scorecard will be made available for the qualified candidates after the declaration of result. 

There is no centralized counselling process held for admission to M.Tech courses through GATE 2018. IITs, IISc Bangalore, NITs, and other GATE Participating Institutes have their own counselling and admission procedure for M.Tech. admissions. The admission is entirely based on GATE scores

The counselling process for NITs will be held through Centralized Counselling for M.Tech. / M.Plan CCMT (CCMT) while the IITs and IISc Bangalore have their own counselling procedures.

The applications for M.Tech admissions at the IITs, IISc Bangalore will start before the declaration of GATE 2018 result. Candidates should apply to the institutes individually for admission to M.Tech. 2018 programs in various IITs as per the specified dates. The following table represents GATE Important Dates for Result and Scorecard-

Declaration of GATE ResultMarch 17, 2018
GATE 2018 Scorecard will be available for download from March 20 – May 21, 2018

GATE Scorecard is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of announcement of results. The scorecard can be downloaded till May 21, 2018. In case, a candidate forgets to download scorecard or lost it, it can be retrieved by paying a fee of INR 500 for obtaining the same. 

PSU Through GATE Schedule

Not only admission into Masters’ program but, GATE 2018 could be taken for job opportunities at various Public Sector Enterprises (PSUs). The recruiting schedule for GATE 2018 is still not out, so candidates can check the dates of the previous year recruitment season to prepare accordingly for the recruitment season of GATE 2018.

MAZAGON DOCK SHIPBUILDERS LIMITEDME, EEJanuary 6, 2018 – February 6, 2018
INDIAN OIL CORPORATION LIMITEDCH, CE, CS, EE, EC, IN, ME, MT, PE, XEDecember 17, 2017 – February 7, 2018
GAIL (INDIA) LIMITEDCH, ME, EE, IN, CS, ECDecemebr 22, 2017 – January 29, 2018
BHARAT HEAVY ELECTRICALS LIMITEDME, EE, EC, MTJanuary 4, 2018 – February 3, 2018
OIL AND NATURAL GAS LIMITEDCS, ME, PE, CE, EE, EC, PH, IN, CH, GG, CY, MAMarch 1, 2018 – April 1, 2018
NTPC LIMITEDEE, ME, EC, CE, CS, ITJanuary 10 – 31, 2018
POWERGRIDEE, EC, CE, CSJanuary 15, 2018 – February 28, 2018
WBSEDCLEESeptember 1, 2017 – October 9, 2017
OIL INDIA LIMITEDME, GGJanuary 15, 2018 – February 14, 2018
NHPC LIMITEDEE, CE, ME, GGJanuary 1, 2018 – February 1, 2018

GATE Expected CCMT Schedule

The expected CCMT Counselling procedure schedule will give the GATE applicants a fair idea about the CCMT 2018 counselling process if they are planning to apply for admission to M.Tech. / M.Plan. Courses at any of the NITs. Please note that these dates are tentative and for the preparation of the candidates for the counselling process-

  • Availability of the Information Brochure: April 24, 2018
  • Start of CCMT 2018 online applications: April 24, 2018
  • Last Date for Payment by NEFT:  May 16, 2018
  • Last date for Online fee payment: May 18, 2018
  • Last Date for Choice Filling: May 20, 2018
  • Round 1 of Seat Allotment: May 31, 2018
  • Round 2 of Seat Allotment: June 9, 2018
  • Round 3 of Seat Allotment: June 19, 2018
  • National Spot Round:  July 8 - July 10 2018

Schedule for IIT Admissions Through GATE 2018

Name of InstituteApplication Starting Date (tentative)Last Date for Applying (tentative)
IIT BombayFebruary 1, 2018March 21, 2018
IIT DelhiFebruary, 2018March, 2018
IIT GuwahatiMarch, 2018April, 2018
IIT KanpurMarch, 2018April, 2018
IIT KharagpurMarch, 2018April, 2018
IIT MadrasMarch, 2018April, 2018
IIT RoorkeeMarch, 2018April, 2018
IIT BhubaneshwarMarch, 2018April, 2018
IIT GandhinagarMarch, 2018April, 2018
IIT HyderabadMarch, 2018April, 2018
IIT IndoreMarch, 2018April, 2018
IIT MandiMarch, 2018April, 2018
IIT PatnaMarch, 2018April, 2018
IIT JodhpurApril, 2018April, 2018
IIT RoparApril, 2018April, 2018
IIT Varanasi (BHU)March, 2018April, 2018
IISc BangaloreApril, 2018May, 2018
IIT DhanbadApril, 2018May, 2018

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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