GATE 2018: Admit Card, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus

GATE 2018GATE 2018 Admit Card has been released on 4th January 2018. GATE 2018 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is an national level entrance exam for admission to PG courses in the field of engineering and technology. Candidates can get admissions into M.Tech./Ph.D. programmes in IITs , IISc, IISERs and other reputed institutions through GATE score. Every year, GATE is organized by the seven zonal IITs and an IISc on rotational basis. This year, GATE exam is conducted by IIT, Guwahati. Apart from granting admission, the score of gate exam is also considered as one of the criteria for recruitment to government and private organizations working in technical fields. Aspirants can check here complete details about GATE 2018 Entrance Examination.

Admit Card Exam Dates Exam Pattern

Syllabus FAQs

GATE 2018 Notification – Admit Card Released

newiconGATE 2018 Admit Card has been released on 4th January 2018. Click here for admit card details.

Note: Softcopy of Admit Card in Mobile Phones is not accepted for verification at the examination centre. Please bring a printout of the Admit Card (preferably in color) along with Original Photo ID.

Latest Application Forms Available

  1. Apply Online for B.Tech from SRM University. Click Here
  2. Apply Online for B.Tech from Manipal University. Click Here
  3. Apply Online for B.Tech from Bennett University, Greater Noida. Click Here

GATE 2018 Mock Tests for various courses are available for practice now. Click here for mock test & preparation tips.

GATE 2018 Examination Schedule for various papers has been released now. Click here to view exam schedule.

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List of GATE 2018 Defective Application Rejected has been released now. Click here to view the list.

List of duplicate GATE 2018 Applications rejected has been released now. Click here to view the list.

Note: No further requests will be entertained for correction of particulars given in GATE 2018 application form.

Note: Applicants, who have not verified the email address and mobile number during submission of GATE application, are advised to verify the email and mobile number at the earliest by logging into the GOAPS portal.

GATE 2018 Application Correction in Choices of Examination City has been over by 17th November 2017. Click here for correction details.

Requests for Correction in GATE 2018 Application Form are going on. Click here for correction details.

GATE 2018 Application Correction in Gender, Category and PwD status has been over by 28th October 2017. Click here for correction details.

Note: If the status of your application is “Under Scrutiny”, you need not worry. Wait till the scrutiny team processes your application. Only those candidates whose applications need to be rectified in photo/signature/supporting documents, will be contacted by email and SMS. The scrutiny process will continue even after the application portal is closed.

GATE 2018 Registration Last Date has been over by 9th October 2017 (8:00 PM). Click here for registration details.

GATE 2018 Information Bulletin has been released now. Click here for details.

GATE 2018 Exam Date

Check HereGATE 2018 (गेट 2018) – हिंदी

GATE 2018 exam dates have been declared now. Candidates may check official dates below.

EventsDates (Announced)
Commencement of Online Application Form1st September 2017
Last Date of Application Form Submission9th October 2017 (Extended)
Last Date for correction in Gender, Category & PwD status28th October 2017
Correction in examination city13th – 17th November 2017
Admit Card Availability4th January 2018
GATE 2018 Exam Date3rd, 4th February & 10th, 11th February 2018

(Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)
(Afternoon: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

Answer Key Released OnWithin a few days after examination
Result Declaration17th March 2018
Downloading of Score Card BeginsLast week of March 2018 to Last week of May 2018
Counselling CommenceSecond week of April 2018

GATE 2018 Admit Card

Admit card can be downloaded from the GOAPS website (link is given above). It will not be sent via email/post. The successfully registered candidates can download the GATE 2018 admit card from 4th January 2018. With the printed copy of admit card, students also need to bring one identification proof to the examination hall.

ID proof may be any of these:

Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, Valid College ID, Employee identification card or Driving License. From international students, only valid Passport/ Government issued ID/College ID/ Employee ID will be accepted as ID proof.

GATE 2018 Exam Pattern

The detailed GATE 2018 exam pattern is given below:

  • 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).
  • Exam Duration: The examination duration will be 3 hours.
  • Number of Questions: Total 65 questions of maximum 100 marks will be asked in GATE 2018.
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) & Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT) will appear in GATE examination. For MCQ, 4 choices will be provided while there will be no options provided for NAT. Students are required to enter the real number in Numerical Answer Type Questions with the help of virtual keypad.
  • Section Common in All GATE Papers: General Aptitude (GA) section is common in all papers. It will contain total 150 questions of 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Virtual Calculator

GATE virtual calculator is the online calculator which contains all the operations and functions for carrying out calculations. The virtual calculator will be provided during online examination. No physical calculator will be allowed in the examination hall. Students have to use the virtual calculator for solving Numerical Answer Type Questions.


It is known that GATE is held for 23 papers. Syllabus for each discipline is different. For an effective preparation, it is important to know each and every topic from where the questions will be asked. It is hard to describe the complete syllabus of GATE in few lines. However, the students can download the official PDF of GATE 2018 syllabus for AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, EY, XE, GG, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF and XL.

How to Prepare For GATE 2018

Preparation for GATE 2018 needs lot of hard work and dedication. Candidates are advised to study sincerely without getting unduly stressed out. Here are the few tips for preparing the GATE 2018:

  • Go through the syllabus of the paper for which you are preparing the exam.
  • Plan your daily and weekly time table.
  • Decide your study hours.
  • Know your weakness and strength.
  • Practice Previous Years Question Paper
  • Practice online Mock Tests.
  • Refer GATE Books that covers the entire syllabus.
  • Most importantly, take care of your health.

FAQs (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) is an online interface that was allow you to fill the GATE 2018 application form. Candidates are simply required to visit the GOAPS website or from the website of the GATE 2018 Organizing Institute for filling the GATE application form.

Answer: You are required to upload a declaration from your college Principal (Head of Institute/Dean/Registrar/Head of Department) along with the signature and seal.

Answer: Yes, it is mandatory for the SC/ST/PWD candidates to submit the category certificate if they want concession in their application. Other category candidates are not required to upload the category certificate.

Answer: Firstly, you have to take the printout of challan then, go to any branch of the State Bank of India and pay the fee.

Answer: You can check the status of your application by logging into GOAPS website.

Answer: There are no limitations in the number of attempts for appearing the GATE and also no age limit.

Answer: 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.

Answer: As, GATE is held for 23 papers. Each paper has its unique paper code. For example – Paper code for Electronics and Communication Engineering is EC, for Chemical Engineering it is CH, etc.

Answer: No. GATE is only conducted in online mode.

Answer: It is the online calculator which will provided at the time of examination. It contains all the functions and operators that allows you to do calculations. The virtual calculator will be shown on the computer screen while appearing the exam.

Answer: Correction in the application was allowed only in limited entries. Candidates can make the correction by sending an E-mail to their respective zonal GATE office. They provided the access to make the correction.

Answer: For changes in the examination city, candidates can make it during 13th – 17th November via GOAPS login.

Still any question, leave your comment.

GATE 2018 Answer Key

GATE 2018 answer key will be released by the authority after the completion of the exam. It is expected that the exam will end in the second week of February 2018. The authority will provide the answer key separately for each discipline. Answer key challenge facility will also open for payment of a nominal fee.

Check Previous Years Answer Keys

GATE 2018 Result

GATE 2018 result will be published on the GOAPS portal of GATE website. The result is likely to be announced on 17th March 2018. After the declaration of result, GATE Scorecards will be available for the candidates who secure marks equal or more than the cut-off marks.

GATE 2018 Score Card

The qualified candidates are provided with a GATE scorecard which has the validity of three years from the date of announcement of result. GATE 2018 scorecard reflects the candidate’s performance in entrance test. The facility to download the scorecard will be available from the last week of March 2018.

GATE 2018 Cut Off

GATE Cut off marks will decide the candidate’s eligibility for admission to IITs and IISc. It is the factor which decides whether candidates is qualified in the exam or not. GATE 2018 cut off marks varies stream-wise and category-wise. The cut-off marks for reserved category candidates are primarily low than the unreserved category candidates.

GATE 2018 Counselling

No common counselling will be conducted by IITS for providing admission to PG courses. Students have to apply individually to the IITs when the admission notification will be released. NITs organizes the Centralized Counselling for M.Tech. / M.Arch./ M.Plan. Admissions (CCMT). It is the common counselling conducted by NITs every year. Counselling is purely based on GATE 2018 scores.

GATE Registration 2018

The brief details of GATE Registration are given below:

  • All the candidates have to apply online only.
  • GATE registration 2018 was started on the 1st September 2017.
  • The last date for registration was extended till 9th October 2017.
  • The authority provides a period of approx one month for the application process.
  • Aspirants have to fill GATE 2018 application form through GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).
  • Candidates have to register as a “New User”.
  • After successful registration, they will get the access to GOAPS.
  • Due to last minute rush, the mandatory verification of email and mobile number (before submitting the GATE application form) was relaxed.
  • Candidates will be able to submit the application form now without verifying the email address and mobile number.
  • Thereafter, they are required to login using GOAPS Enrollment ID and GOAPS Password.
  • While filling the application form, students need to upload scanned photograph, signature, degree certificate or category certificate.
  • Pay the application fee through online mode before the due date.
  • However, candidates will be required to verify the email and mobile number later by login to GOAPS.
  • Take printout of the application for further use.

Registration Fee

Candidates can pay the application fee via Net banking, debit card or e-challan. GATE 2018 registration fee details is given below:

CategoryApplication Fee
Women CandidatesRs. 750/-
SC/ST/PwD CandidatesRs. 750/-
All Other CandidatesRs. 1500/-
GATE International CandidatesUS Dollars 50

Check Here – How to Fill GATE 2018 Application Form

GATE 2018 Application Form Correction

Application correction in exam city was started from 13th November 2017. It was done via GOAPS login till 17th November. Modifications are permitted in the GATE 2018 application form only in limited entries. Requests for correction in application form has been started now. The GATE application correction are allowed only after the submission of application form. 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:

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

GATE Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can check GATE eligibility criteria. In order to fill the GATE application form 2018, students should have any one of the qualification as mentioned below:

Qualification RequiredDescription about the Qualifying DegreeStatus of the DegreeYear of Passing
B.E./B.Tech/B.Pharm4-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 completed2018
B.Arch5-years bachelor’s degree in ArchitecturePursuing final year examination or completed2018
B.Sc. Research/B.S.4-years Bachelor’s degree in Science (post-diploma or after 10+2)Pursuing final year examination or completed2018
M. Sc./M.A./MCA or


Master’s degree in Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalentCurrently in final year or completed2018
Int. M.E/M.Tech


4-years Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / TechnologyPresently in 2nd/3rd/4th year or completed2010
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/TechnologyCurrently in 4th/5th year or completed2019
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 completed2018
Professional Society Examination equivalent to B.Tech/B.E./B.ArchB.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



Note: International candidates should have completed Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or Post-graduate (M.Sc.) degree in any relevant science subject.AT the time of filling the application form, students have to upload their proof of qualification eligibility. Students who have passed the qualifying degree in 2017 or before are required to submit the degree certificate/provisional certificate while the other candidates have to upload certificate from Principal/head of the institution.

If candidates have any query regarding GATE 2018, they can leave their comments below.

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  1. simran jot says:

    can you please tell what is gate hall ticket?
    and i dont have all the documents mentioned above. Can only aadhar card do the job?

  2. Praful says:

    Sir ,agar me 4th year engineering mehu to me gate de sktahu? Yafir 4th year pass honeke bad gate diya jatahe? I mean gate kbb de sktehe?

  3. Tripti das says:

    Sir how many marks need in neet and 12th exam for GATE

  4. raghukumar says:

    could you please tell me which colleges are offering M.Tech in embedded system technology through GATE in Hyderabad and vizag

  5. Dinesh rdddy says:

    I have applied for gate exam intime and I have got enrolment ID
    But now when I want to download admit card then it is incomplete
    Can you give answer

  6. Sakshee Karna says:

    I am a Nepali Student and I have passed ISC from Nepal securing 57% in PCB.What should I have to do now to get nominated by Government of India for getting admission in AIIMS?

  7. Aasiya says:

    I have registered for GATE 2018, but when i am trying to log in, it is showing invalid password. I changed it many times by resetting it by sending otp’s on my phone number, but it isnt helping. What do i do? if i can’t log in, i wont get my admit card for the upcoming exam.

  8. Behere Priyanka says:

    Hall ticket

  9. anuja says:

    hi..I can not saw my admit card .plz help

  10. Afzal hoque says:

    Plz…give me every type online exam notification.Thank you

  11. keerthana.s says:

    I am general category student but by mistake i have given OBC category.Does it create any problem after i pass the exam?

  12. harsh singh says:

    Sir I have scored less than 60% in 12th class am I elegible for gate

  13. Amarnath.M says:

    Sir ,How Gate counselling is conduted by IIT and NIT.please reply your comment sir..

  14. Varun says:

    While filling the application form online, if the photograph is not as per the requirement, can the application be submitted?

  15. B.Rajndra says:

    Sir … my category applìcation poor quality .. so rejected my application … i dnt have original certificate.. so correction not.. then it is ok or not ok

  16. Chandan Kumar Sahu says:

    Can class 12 students apply for it with pcm as subjects?

  17. Tushar says:

    Is there any option to change the date on other specified dates, after the admit cards are released due to some reasons?
    Like if someone got 4th feb as gate exam date but has another exam that day, is there any way to change?

  18. G.NISHANTHI says:

    Has I not check the mail now only I check my mail now so now only I Saw this has you send this has mail

  19. Arbaz Hashmi says:

    Hi All,
    I forgot to register myself for the exam, I want to apply for Gate 2018. Is their any way to register by paying late fees.?
    Please help me guys. Need all your feedback. It will be greatly appreciated.

  20. Seema says:

    Can the GATE examination be answered in 2 deciplimes in a single yr?

  21. sravya says:

    sir,how to login to mock exams I mean any login id for mock exams

  22. Jayanta says:

    I need to any information in GATE

  23. Is there any way to pay gate fees with fine now says:

    Answer please

  24. Dasu says:

    Sir shall we can apply now

  25. manju devi says:

    hello sir….plz tell me..procedure to verify phone number and email…..

  26. priya says:

    sir i had done mistake in application form i send those corrections to mail zonel office but still there is no reply sir
    when will correct those mistakes.

    sir please me sir

  27. Ranjit says:

    I had done my correction in application form , but I can’t receive any mail or message from you for confirmation of correction ..
    Now what can I do now ?

  28. Timshal ali says:

    Sir I am 1st year student. Can I give a gate examination for experience.
    Plsssssssssssss answer me.

  29. Chetan says:

    I want to change my cast
    That is I have filled form from st bcs there is no crireria for nt
    So plzz help me

  30. SYED RUHUL AMIN says:

    Sir, i want to know among 3,4,10and 11feb on which date chemistry paper will be held..bcz assam slet exam will be held on 4th february..Sir, please inform

  31. dilip kumar Yadav says:

    2018 me kitana tarik me exam Hoga

  32. aditya says:

    Last date of correction in fathers name


    actually i forgot the last date of submition…but i must have to give this there any way to do so…

  34. Seema says:

    I completed my BE degree in 2017..And also gave the gate exam in 2017..I am not qualified in gate exam but I got positive number (8.33)..My question is can get admission for ME in mumbai university on basis of gate 2017 marks

  35. kartik says:

    What is reserved category candidates you have mention in portion of gate 2018 cutoff

  36. Rajendra says:

    Sir my category certificate quality poor …. my application rejected I dont have original certificate..another option correction second time untunda sir tell me…pls inform any one

  37. aditya says:

    What is the last date of father name correction??

  38. Deepjyoti says:

    sir, i have uploaded my provincial gate certificate from my recognised institute , but it is not accepted..sir,if u dont mind please could you suggest me which document need to be uploaded so that my application is accepted…right now m in the final year of my graduatiuon…

  39. Akshay says:

    Sir how can I change my date of birth

  40. Zeenat khan says:

    Sir I have filled my Gate application form with applicant id G366R33 on 25/09/2017.Sir i did mistake in filling my Graduation Branch. By mistake i had filled Electrical Engineering instead of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Sir, i want to correct my qualification details, please consider my request. Please open the link or inform me by that i can change the form before the last date.

  41. sreepriya says:

    sir when will gave the gate application correction date

  42. Dathi sai akhil says:

    I want to change my examination centers from which date it will start till now there was no notice about that nd last date is 17november plss release links to change the centers

  43. Renuka says:

    Sir plz tell me the Last date of correction of application form

  44. Aradhana says:

    I have completed btech in 2010 and my age is 30 can I appear exam

  45. Raja says:

    Actually I am general category but I entered
    As obc category,is there any problem? What can i do?

  46. Raj Kumar says:

    Sir,I am obc category(mbc) but i fill gate registration in general so how to change catogory sir pls send tips to change

  47. adi says:

    Mistake can be corrected

  48. J Archana says:

    Sir,I have done correction in my status is showing that your application is found to be in order & has been accepted.but in my application form still its showing the same DOB which was can i edit that?

  49. Prashesh says:

    Dear sir,
    Can u tell me the expected date of civil engg exam paper because i have another exam in feb 2018

  50. bhawana says:

    What is the last date for the rectification of application form???

  51. Naresh says:

    I completed my graduation in 2017 bt i entered it as 2018 how can i change…

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