The application of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (Gate 2018) has begun on its website since September 1. Candidates can get admissions easily in IITs , IISc, IISERs and other reputed institutions through GATE score.

This year, IIT Guwahati will hold the exam, which will have 23 subjects exams.

Some public sector companies recruite students by Gate scores. In public sector companies that select students in their companies by Gate Score that are Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCL), Oil India and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Power Grid Corporation of India.

Name of Course: M.Tech./Ph.D. programme in IITs , IISc & other institutions.

Number of Papers: 23 papers. Candidates can appear only one of the 23 papers.

Examination Mode: Through (CBT).

Exam Time Duration: 3 hours for each paper

Total Questions: Total 65 questions/100 marks GATE 2018.

Type of Questions:

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT)

Common Section in All GATE Papers:

  • In all papers General Aptitude (GA) section is common.
  •  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: 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.

Important Dates To Apply

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens Friday 01st September 2017
Last Date To Submit (Online) Application (through Website) Thursday 05th October 2017
Last Date To Request Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable) Friday 17th November 2017
Admit Card releasing date at Online Application Portal (for printing) Friday 05th January 2018
GATE 2018 Examination
Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Afternoon: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
03rd February 2018
04th February 2018
10th February 2018
11th February 2018
Announcement of the Results in the Online Application Portal Saturday 17th March 2018

Application Fee:

  • Women Candidates : Rs. 750/-
  • SC/ST/PwD Candidates : Rs. 750/-
  • SC/ST/PwD Candidates : Rs. 750/-
  • All Other Candidates : Rs. 1500/-
  • GATE International Candidates : US Dollars 50

Candidates should make the payment of fee through via Net banking, debit card or e-challan. GATE 2018 registration fee details is given below:

Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2018  : Click Here

General Aptitude (GA) : Common in all papers

AE: Aerospace Engineering PH: Physics
AG: Agricultural Engineering PI: Production and Industrial Engineering
AR: Architecture and Planning TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
BT: Biotechnology XE -A: Engineering Mathematics
CE: Civil Engineering XE-B: Fluid Mechanics
CH: Chemical Engineering XE-C: Materials Science
CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology XE-D: Solid Mechanics
CY: Chemistry XE-E: Thermodynamics
EC: Electronics and Communication Engg. XE-F: Polymer Science and Engineering
EE: Electrical Engineering XE – G: Food Technology
EY: Ecology and Evolution XE – H: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
GG: Geology and Geophysics XL – P: Chemistry
IN: Instrumentation Engineering XL-Q: Biochemistry
MA: Mathematics XL-R: Botany
ME: Mechanical Engineering XL – S: Microbiology
MN: Mining Engineering XL – T: Zoology
MT: Metallurgical Engineering XL – U: Food Technology


Question Papers GATE 2017

AE: Aerospace Engineering GG: Geology and Geophysics
AG: Agricultural Engineering IN: Instrumentation Engineering
AR: Architecture and Planning MA: Mathematics
BT: Biotechnology ME: Mechanical Engineering ( ME01 ME02)
CE: Civil Engineering ( CE01 CE02 ) MN: Mining Engineering
CH: Chemical Engineering MT: Metallurgical Engineering
CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology ( CS01 CS02) PE: Petroleum Engineering
CY: Chemistry PH: Physics
EC: Electronics and Communication Engg. ( EC01 EC02) PI: Production and Industrial Engineering
EE: Electrical Engineering ( EE01 EE02) TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
EY: Ecology and Evolution XE: Engineering Sciences (XE-AXE-BXE-CXE-DXE-EXE-FXE-GXE-H )
  XL: Life Sciences (XL-PXL-Q, XL-RXL-S, XL-TXL-U )

This is the process of application for gate 2018 :

1. Open the gate of the official website
2. If there are new users then register using valid email id and mobile number.
3. After the registration you will get the ID and password.
4. Fill in the gate form of 2018.
5. Upload photograph, signature and other necessary documents and details.
6. Fill the fees online using Net Banking or Debit Card.
7. Download the completed form and get a printout out.

GATE 2018: Registration, Application Form, Exam Dates Notification was last modified: September 15th, 2017 by Rishabh Singh

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