GATE 2018 Application Form, Registration, Notification, Exam Dates

GATE 2018 Application Form :

The GATE 2018 Application form submission process will start from September 2017 and examination will be conducted in February 2018. The GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is conducted by the seven IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee) and IISc and is one of the toughest examinations of India. These are top most colleges of India who offer the Postgraduate courses and Ph.D. courses to B.TECH/B.E graduates through GATE Exam. The GATE 2018 examination will be conducted by the IIT Bangalore. In GATE 2018 Registration, aspirants can only apply for one of the disciplines from 23 streams. Many PSU’s and private company’s recruit’s candidates on the basis of their GATE Score Card. The GATE exam is used to analysis technical skills as well as mathematical and logical skills. The gate score is valid for three years afterward marks will expire.

Latest Updates - GATE 2018 notification will be released in July 2017, in which all the necessary details will be available such as GATE 2018 exam dates, application date, form filling procedure, exam pattern, syllabus, previous years question papers, the name of the GATE organizing institution, etc.

GATE 2018 Exam Details

  • Course: GATE is conducted for M.Tech./Ph.D. programme in IITs , IISc and various other institutions.
  • Number of Papers: GATE 2018 is held for total 23 papers. Candidates are allowed to appear in only one of the 23 papers.
  • Mode of Examination: The examination mode will be online only (CBT).

About IIT and IISc: The IIT’s and IISc are the autonomous public colleges which provide higher education to the students in India. These institutions are controlled by Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 implemented by the government. There are total 23 IITs are located across the country. The first Indian Institute of Technology is IIT Kharagpur and it is started in 1951. This year GATE exam is conducted by IIT Bangalore campus. Every year the registration of candidates crosses 6 lakh in the counting of registration forms and around 5 lakh students appear for the exam (approximately).We like to draw your attention towards the most important factor, which is Eligibility Criteria of GATE 2018.

GATE 2018 Eligibility Criteria :

In order to satisfy the fixed standards of IITS, we have to fulfill the eligibility criteria of GATE 2018.

Educational Qualification

Qualification Required

Description about the Qualifying Degree

Status of the Degree

Year of Passing


4-years B.Tech (after 10+2) in any stream or 3-years B.Tech lateral entry (after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology). Final year candidates may also apply.

Pursuing final year examination or completed


B.Sc. Research/B.S.

4-years Bachelor’s degree in Science (post-diploma or after 10+2)

Pursuing final year examination or completed



5-years bachelor’s degree in Architecture

Pursuing final year examination or completed


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


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

Currently in final year or completed


Int. M.E/M.Tech


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

Presently in 2nd/3rd/4th year or completed


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

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

Currently in 4th/5th year or completed


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

Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated

B. S./M. S. program

Pursuing final year examination or completed


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



Age Limit

• There is no upper age limit in GATE EXAM but they should have their graduation degree with them.

Minimum age required- 21 years.


• Candidates should be Indian.

GATE 2018 Important Date :


Dates (Tentative)

GATE 2018 Notification Declaration Date

July 2017

Date Commencement of GATE 2018 Application Form

1st Week of September 2017

Last Date of GATE 2018 Registration

1st Week of October 2017

GATE 2018 Application Form Corrections

2nd Week of October 2017

Last Date to request for change in examination city

3rd Week of October 2017

GATE 2018 Admit Card Release Date

1st Week of January 2018

GATE 2018 Exam Date

1st & 2nd Saturday & Sunday of February 2018

GATE 2018 Answer Key Released Date

Within a few days after examination

GATE 2018 Result Declaration Date

4th Week of March 2018

Downloading of GATE 2018 Score Card Begins

Last week of March 2018 to Last week of May 2018

Counselling Commence

2nd week of April 2018

GATE 2018 Online Registration :

The application procedure to enroll in GATE 2018 Notification is very easy. You have to fill all the personal and official details carefully. However, you will get the chance to make correct changes but that will be charged. Moreover, let us discuss the steps for GATE 2018 Registration.

How to apply for GATE 2018 Exam?

• Firstly you have to visit the official website of GATE.

• Login into the site. If you don’t have logic id then sign up.

• After login, fill the GATE 2018 Application Form.

• The registration form is divided into many parts i.e. Personal details, Educational details, thumb impression, photograph, and signature.

• If you are considered in any reserved category that you must have to upload original certificate regarding it.

• Fill all the data correctly.

• The last step will be of payment.

• Then after payment confirmation message is being sent to you in your mail account.

• You have successfully submitted your application.

GATE 2018 Official Notification - Available Soon
GATE 2018 Online Registration - Available Soon

GATE 2018 Application Form Correction

Minor modifications will permit in the GATE 2018 Online form. The correction in the GATE 2018 Application form will be allowed only after the online registration. In case, if any mistake has committed by the candidate in application then, he/she has to sent an email subjecting “Correction in data (Enrollment Number)” along with the document proof.

GATE Corrections/Modifications will be granted in the following fields:

  • DOB (Date of Birth)
  • Name of Candidate
  • Name of Parent/Guardian
  • Have you graduated in the above degree?
  • Status from Gen to OBC and OBC to General
  • Year of Qualifying Degree

GATE 2018 Application Fee :

There is various method which you can choose to pay fee charges. The requisite fee is different for the general and reserved category. For more details, check out the table below.


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GATE 2018 Exam Pattern :

  • Exam Mode: The GATE 2018 exam will be conducted online only (CBT).
  • Exam Duration: The examination time will be 3 hours.
  • Number of Questions: Total 65 questions will be asked in GATE 2018 Exam for maximum 100 marks.
  • Type of Questions: The MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) & NAT (Numerical Answer Type) Questions will be asked in GATE examination.
  • Section Common in All GATE Papers: The GA (General Aptitude) section is common in all papers. It will contain total 150 questions for maximum 15 marks (5 questions of 1 mark and 5 questions of 2 marks).
  • New Section: In the paper of XE, new section (H) namely Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences has been included from the year 2017.
  • Marking Scheme: MCQ and NAT questions will carry 1 or 2 marks in all papers.
  • Negative Marking: There will be a negative marking of 1/3 marks for the questions carrying 1 mark. Likewise, for questions carrying 2 marks, 2/3 marks will be deducted. No negative marking for Numerical Answer Type questions.

GATE 2018 Exam Pattern for All Papers except GG, XE, XL:

  • 25 questions of 1 mark each.
  • 30 questions of 2 marks each.
  • 10 questions from GA.

GATE 2018 Exam Pattern for Paper XE:

  • Section A – Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory Section) – Total 11 questions will be asked. 7 questions of 1 mark each and 4 questions of 2 marks each. It is common to all candidates.
  • Any two of XE sections from B to H – 22 questions. 9 questions carrying 1 mark and 13 questions carrying 2 marks.
  • 10 questions from GA.

GATE 2018 Exam Pattern for Paper GG:

  • Part A – 25 questions of 1 mark each. This part is common for all candidates.
  • Part B – 30 questions of 2 marks each. This part has two sections, section-1 is of Geology and section-2 is of Geophysics.
  • 10 questions from GA.

GATE 2018 Exam Pattern for Paper XL:

  • Section P – Chemistry (compulsory section) – It contains total 15 questions (5 questions of 1 marks and 10 questions of 2 marks).
  • Any two of XL sections Q to U – Total 20 questions (10 questions of 1 mark each and 10 questions of 2 marks).
  • 10 questions from GA.

GATE 2018 Syllabus :

Technical section: - you have to prepare for your respective subject which you have chosen during filling up the form.



Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Telecommunication Technology & Management, Optoelectronics & Optical Communication, Nanotechnology, Digital Signal Processing Control & Automation, Micro Electronics, Microwave Engineering, Communication Engineering, VLSI Design Tool Technology and Integrated Electronics & Circuits.

Electrical Engineering

Power Systems, Control & Automation, Power Electronics

Machines & Drives, Digital Signal Processing

Instrumentation Technology.

Computer Science and Engineering & Information Technology

Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Security

Distributed Computing, Image Processing, Computer Networks and Distributed Systems.

Artificial Intelligence Database and Information Systems, Programming languages, Advanced Computing.

Mechanical Engineering

Manufacturing Science & Engineering

Production Engineering, Design of Mechanical Equipment or Machine Design

Thermal Engineering, Industrial Engineering

Material Science & management.

Civil Engineering

Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Earthquake Engineering,Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Engineering & Management, Water Resources Engineering

Rock Engineering & Underground Structure


This section is consist of mathematical questions, English question as well as some general awareness questions.


Profit & loss, Percentage, Averages, Proportions, Ratios, Compound interest, Simple interest, Time distance and work, Time speed and distance etc.

GATE 2018 Selection Procedure :

Generally, the GATE 2018 Selection Procedure is of 3 stages: Registration form, online exam and at last counseling of the selected candidates. We will explain you better by providing steps regarding it.

  1. Visit the official website.
  2. Fill up the registration form.
  3. Appear for the GATE 2018 Examination.
  4. Wait for the results.
  5. Finally, you can see your results on the official website.
  6. You have to apply to the IITs College individually and for NIITS admission are done through the CCMT (Centralized Counselling for M.Tech/M.Plan) process.
  7. The CCMT will be applied online on the website of GATE Examination.

GATE Admit Card 2018 :

Candidates who’ve successfully submitted their GATE 2018 Application Form can easily avail the GATE 2018 Admit Card from the official website. As the Admit Card of GATE 2018 were issued from 1st week of January 2018 onwards while the examination will be conducted in February 2018. Hall ticket is of prime importance at the exam center, timing, date of exam, all are mentioned in it. Candidates have to bring this admit card to get an entry into the examination hall.

GATE Cut off 2018 :

GATE 2018 Cut-Off Marks are the minimum marks required for a candidate to qualify in the examination. As soon as the Official Answer Key is out, the Cut-Off Marks for GATE 2018 will be released after the declaration of GATE 2018 Result. These scores will help us in approximating, whether the candidate will qualify the exam or not or reach the set cut-off limit or not. Students can compare their scores with the cut-off marks to know whether they’ve qualified the exam or not.

GATE Result 2018 :

The Result of GATE 2017 has been declared after few months of the examination. GATE 2018 Result will be published on the official forum of GATE in the last week of March 2018. The Total score would be generated after analyzing all the three sections. The candidate’s who’ll score well in this examination will be eligible to take admission in Top Engineering Colleges for the M.Tech degree or any other equivalent degree.

GATE Online Test Series 2018 :

Online Test Series for GATE 2018 is the best way to enhance your level or practice. We have gathered here best Free Mock Test to help you understand the pattern and structure of the question paper. The primary aim behind conducting these tests is to enhance the knowledge of the candidate and increase the ability to solve more problems in less time. The marks obtained in these type of tests will help you analyze your current position and the points which need more improvement. GATE 2018 Online Test Series will be based on updated syllabus and exam pattern. We also provide have our doubt solving panel, which will help you solve all the complex problems. An official application of wifi study has also been released, and it can be easily accessed through play store.

GATE Previous Year Papers :

We’ve also collected here Previous Year Papers of GATE to help you understand the type of questions asked in the examination. These test will help you gain a command over all the sections and will also help you understand the marking scheme in the question paper. GATE Previous Year Papers are of great help in scoring good marks, as the pattern somewhere remains the same and it also makes you aware of the distribution of scores according to the question.

GATE Preparation :

We have listed here Best Preparation Tips To Crack GATE 2018, so have a glance at the given below to form a strategic plan to qualify one’s examination.

  • Be thorough enough about the GATE 2018 exam
  • Just be consistent in your learning process
  • Focus on your goal and try to be less diverted
  • Practice more and more Mock Tests and Previous Year Papers
  • Read the question carefully and then answer it
  • Distribute time evenly for each and every question
  • Try to solve the question paper in time
  • In the end, we would like to wish you a Good Luck For the Exam

The GATE 2018 Notification will release in July. So, candidates are advised to start preparation for the GATE 2018 From Now.