GATE 2018 Application form, Notification, Exam Dates, Eligibility

GATE  2018 : Registration, Exam date, Online application form, Notification, Important dates, Eligibility, Fees, How to Apply, Last date for Apply online, Exam pattern, Registration, and other news given below

GATE 2018 : Exam date, Notification, Application form, Eligibility, Fee, How to Apply-Online Application
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering-GATE 2018 notification and related news will announced soon by Organizing authority on behalf of National Coordination Board, MHRD, Government of India. This examination is the prerequisite for admissions to M.E / M.Tech / Direct Ph.D in Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT's), Indian Institutes of Science (IISC) and other Institutes , Universities and other Professional PG colleges across the country for the academic session 2018-2019. The score also used by some public and private sector undertakings for employment process in India. Eligible and interested candidates may submit their applications through online at official website.

Organization         : One of the IIT

Official Website     :

Level of Exam       : National Level

Mode of Exam       : Online

Application Fee and Payment

The payment of registration fee would be through online (Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card) as well as through offline, payment at bank counters using E-challan.

Category Name
Application Fee
General (Male) Candidates
Rs 1500/-
SC / ST / PWD (Male) Candidates
Rs 750/-
Women Candidates
Rs 750/-
International Candidates
US Dollars 50

Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2018

Educational Qualifications

1. Must ensure their courses eligibility / equivalence before appearing for the entrance test, given below

Qualifying    Degree
 Qualifying Degree / Examination
      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 and those who are in the final year of such programs

Currently in the final year or already completed
B. Arch
Bachelors Degree in Architecture (Five Years course)

Currently in the final year or already completed

B.Sc (Research) / B.S 
Bachelors Degree in Science  (Post-Diploma / 4-Years after 10+2)

Currently in the 4th year or already completed
M.Sc / M.A / MCA or Equivalent

Master’s  Degree any Branch of Science / Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or Equivalent

Currently in the final year or already completed

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

Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s Degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four Year Program)
Currently in the 2nd/ 3rd / 4th Year    or already completed

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 (Five year Program)
Currently in the 3rd / 4th Year    or already completed

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

Integrated M.Sc or Five year Integrated B.S / M.S Program
Currently in the final year or already completed

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.

2. Candidates from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal , Singapore, Sri Lanka and united Arab Emirates must have completed or in the final year of their Bachelors Degree in Engineering / Technology or Post-Graduate (M.Sc) degree in any relevant science subject.

Age Limit

There is no age limit.

Important Dates for GATE 2018

Issue of Notification
Starting Date for Submission of Online Application
Last Date for Submission of Online Application
Last Date for Request for Change in the choice of City
Availability of Admit Card
GATE Exam dates 2018
Declaration of Results

How to Apply-GATE 2018 Online Application form

The candidate after satisfying the eligibility criteria GATE, can apply online mode at official website only. Candidates will be available in a single GATE Online Application Process System (GOAPS) . Candidate has to register for before filling the application then login the Enrollment Id and Password. After filling the application form , then pay the fee and take the printout of the online application .
Step-1 :  Registration

1. Logging to the official website

2. Click on the link appearing as "New User?Register Here"

3. After clicking the link you will redirected to registration form, fill the details like Candidate Name, Active E-Mail Id, Working Mobile Number, Choose Password and answer the Arithmetic Expression.

4. Completing registration details Entry, then click "Submit" button, after successful registration candidate will receive on GOAPS Enrollment Id and Password to their to Mobile Number and E-Mail. Please note them Enrollment Id and Password for future reference.

Step-2 : Fill up of  Online Application

5. Then a login prompt will be displayed and applicants are required to enter the Enrollment Id, Password and Answer the Arithmetic expression created by them and login.

6. On successful login by the candidates, application form will be displayed, select the Test paper, Choose the examinations cities, fill the entire academic , study, personal, reservation details and address.  

Step-3 :  Uploading of Photo, Signature, Thumb Impression and Related Documents

7. After successful saving the details, the candidates will have have to upload the candidate Photograph (3.5 * 4.5 cm), Signature (2*7 cm) , Left Hand Thumb Impression (3*5 cm), Degree Certificate or Marks sheet of Previous Semester / year (Final year candidates) , SC / ST Category Certificate (If Applicable), PWD Certificate (If applicable) and click on the "Save" button. There is also option of " Logout " and resume filling in by logging in again.

Before you make the payment , you will shown a " Preview" of your application,  where you have to carefully check for any errors. After clicking on the " Submit and Proceed to Payment" button. Once you press final submit button , no further changes to the application can be made you. 

Step-4:  Fee Payment

The fee can be paid with  Credit Card / Debit Card / Internet Banking / E-Challan. Once the payment is successful a " Fee Payment Number" will generated which is unique and must be save by the candidate as it will be used in the later stages. Candidates submit application and take the print out of the filled application for future reference.
GOAPS Password :

The candidates chooses a password during Enrollment at GOAPS. This password must be remembered along with GOAPS Enrollment Id to Login to GOAPS. It is strongly encouraged that the password that cannot be guessed easily (it should be candidates name, date of birth or  some easily guessable string of numbers or letters like 1234..or abcd).

GOAPS Enrollment Id

Upon registration, an email containing the GOAPS Enrollment Id will be sent to the candidate.

Information required for filling online application

1. Personal Information ( Candidate Name, Parents Name, Date of Birth, Personal mobile number, Parents Mobile number, Email-Id....etc)

2. Address for communication ( Including PIN Code)

3. Qualifying degree details

4. College address, PIN code of college.

5. GATE paper , choice of GATE examination cities.

6. High quality image of your photograph conforming to requirements specified.

7. Good quality image of your signature conforming to requirements specified.

8. High quality image of your thumb impression conforming to requirements specified.

9. Scanned copy of Degree certificate or marks sheet of previous semester / year ( for final year candidates) in PDF format.

10. Details of the valid Id proof that you will carry to the examination hall.

11. Your Net-Banking details.
Exam Pattern for GATE 2018

The entrance test conducted in Online as Computer Based Test (CBT). The paper will consist of 65 Multiple choice type and numerical answer type questions in 3 hours duration. 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be on General Aptitude (GA). 55 questions carrying a total of 85 marks will be based on the core subjects  and Engineering Mathematics.For multiple choice type questions , candidates have to choose the answer form the given choice. For Numerical answer type questions, candidate have to enter a number of answer using virtual keypad.

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) :

Carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature and each will have a choice of four answers , out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer.

Numerical Answer  Type Questions (NAT) :

Carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions the answer is a real number, to entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions.

Negative Marking :

1-Mark multiple choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. 2-Mark multiple choice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. There is No-Negative marking for numerical answer type questions.


1.  GATE 2018 score is valid for 3-Years  from the date of announcement of of results.

2. Examinations for all the 23 papers (disciplines) will be conducted by an Online Computer Based Test (CBT). A candidate can appear only in any one paper of the GATE examination.

3. GATE 2018 the entire process of filling up of application form, uploading of certificates / documents etc shall be online only and the candidates should not send any hard copy of his / her application form / documents etc to authority.

4. The candidate can choose three cities from the list of examination cities.

5. National candidates pay the application fee through online (Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking) and offline (E-Challan), International candidates pay the application fee through online only.  

6. The application procedure remains same for International candidates. The international candidates must have a passport for making application.

7. Candidate must ensure that mobile numbers, e-mail address entered in the online application form are his/her own as in case of urgency authority may send information / communications by SMS or mail on given mobile number and mailing ID only.

8. The admit cards will be available through the online process only. Candidates can download their admit card from GATE 2018 website.

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