GATE - Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2018

Conducted by : Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
  • Exam Type:National Level
  • Format: Online/CBT
  • Language:English

GATE 2018- Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for admission to Post Graduation/ Ph.D. courses in Engineering and Architecture. All the Important dates have been released online. GATE 2018 is expected to be held on February 03- 04 & February 10- 11, 2018 (Saturdays & Sundays) and its application forms will be released on 01 September 2017.



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Check All GATE 2018 Important Dates here



01 Sep,2017
Application Posted
05 Jan,2018
Admit Card Available
03 Feb,2018
Date of Exam
04 Feb,2018
Date of Exam
10 Feb,2018
Date of Exam
11 Feb,2018
Date of Exam
Date of Result

Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit

There is no age limit to give the GATE 2018 Examination.

Educational Qualification

Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree/ Examination (Descriptive)

Degree Status

Year of qualification not later than

B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm.

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering/ Technology)

Appearing in 4th Year/ Qualified


B. Arch.

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (Five years course)

Appearing in 5th Year/ Qualified


B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.

Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)

Appearing in 4th Year/ Qualified


M. Sc./ M.A./ MCA or equivalent

Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics / Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent

Appearing in Final Year/ Qualified


Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.)

Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology 

Appearing in 4th Year/ Qualified


Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology 

Appearing in the 4th/5th year/ Qualified


Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S.

Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B. S./ M. S. program

Appearing in Final Year/ Qualified


Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E./ B.Tech./ 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


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GATE 2018 Life Sciences Eligibility Criteria

GATE 2018 ECE Eligibility Crieteria


Application Details

Aspirants should visit the official website of GATE 2018, to apply online. The online portal to register online will be opened from 01 September 2017. Candidates need to check the eligibility conditions before applying online. The last date to apply online is 05 October 2017. Candidates need to pay the application fee through online mode in order to submit the GATE 2018 Application Form. Any delay in the submission may lead to its cancellation hence, fill the online form before the last date. Candidates can access the online application form of GATE from the below websites of regional IITs.


Web address

IISc Bangalore

IIT Bombay

IIT Delhi

IIT Guwahati

IIT Kanpur

IIT Kharagpur

IIT Madras

IIT Roorkee



In order to complete the online registration, aspirants have to submit the requisite application fee. 



SC / ST / PwD Category

Rs. 750/-

Women Candidate

Rs. 750/-

All Other Categories

Rs. 1500/-

For International Candidates



Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu

US $50

Dubai and Singapore

US $100

Payment Mode

Aspirants can either opt for online mode or can download the e-challan from the official website of GATE 2018.

The payment of application fees would be through electronic mode;
online as well as through payment at bank counters using e-challan.

Exam Pattern

GATE Exam Pattern

GATE exam pattern will be divided into two parts i.e. Part I - General Aptitude (GA) which is common for all the GATE papers and Part II that is based on the specialisation.

GATE exam duration is 3 hours. The question paper will be containing both multiple choice questions and numerical answer type questions.




No. of


Marks Per




General Aptitude

1 to 5







Engineering Mathematics

1 to 25




26 to 55




Total Questions- 65

Total Marks : 100

Total Duration : 3 hours

Technical Section :

70 marks

General Aptitude: 15 marks

Engineering Mathematics :

15 marks

25 marks to 40 marks will allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions

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GATE 2018 Biotechnology Exam Pattern

GATE 2018 Computer Science Exam Pattern

GATE 2018 Life Sciences Exam Pattern

GATE 2018 ECE Exam Pattern



Centralised Counselling will be held for M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan (CCMT) programs.

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Exam Centres

GATE 2018 examinations will be conducted in selected cities and towns in India as well as in the following cities abroad: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), and Singapore.

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Exam Syllabus

Part I:

There will be 65 questions which carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions will be carting 15 marks are in General Aptitude (GA). Questions in GA will be based in A) Verbal Ability and B) Numerical Ability.

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Part II varies from stream to stream:

Gate Stream Wise Syllabus

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GATE 2018 Chemical Syllabus

GATE 2018 Biotechnology Syllabus

GATE 2018 Computer Science Syllabus

GATE 2018 Life Sciences Syllabus

GATE 2018 ECE Syllabus


CAT Contact Details

Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Science
Bengaluru, PIN- 560 012

Ph: 080-23606761, 23606762,
23606763, 23606764, 23606765


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