GATE 2018 - Online Application Form

Education Thu Oct 05 2017 10:45:31 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is basically an examination on the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering / Technology / Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science. GATE 2018 will be conducted for 23 subjects (also referred to as “papers”) and it would be distributed over3rd, 4th, 10th & 11th of February 2018. The GATE examination centres are spread in different cities across India, as well as, at six cities abroad. It would purely be a Computer Based Test (CBT).

The GATE score would reflect the relative performance level of the candidate in aparticular subject, which is quantified based on the several years of examination data. Note thatthe GATE 2018 score is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of the results.

Fees : The application fee for Male (General/OBC) and Other candidates is Rs. 1500/- and for SC/ST/Pwd and Women (All Categories) it is Rs. 750/- . The fee can be paid using net banking, debit card or e-challan (extra bank charges will be applicable).

Age Limit: No age limit

Important Dates:

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens


01st September 2017

Last Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website)


09th October 2017

Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable)


17th November 2017

Admit Card will be available in the Online Application Portal (for printing)


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


17th March 2018


Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree / Examination

Description of Eligible Candidates

Year of Qualification

not later than

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

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

Currently in the final year or already completed


B. Arch.

Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course)

Currently in the final year or already completed


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

Bachelor’s 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 in 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-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (4 years 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 (5 years program)

Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed


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

Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program

Currently in the final year or already completed


Professional Society Examinations (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


Documents/ Data Requirement for Filling the Application Form (Indian Candidates)
  1. Documents/ Data Requirement for Filling the Application Form (Indian Candidates)
  2. Personal information (name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parents’ name, parents’ mobile number, etc.). Please note that the name of the candidate in the application form must exactly be the same as that in the qualifying degree certificate or the certificate issued by the Head of the Department/Institute in which the candidate is pursuing his/her study. GATE 2018 scorecard will be issued as per the name entered in the application form. Prefix/title such as Mr/Shri/Dr/Mrs/Smt, etc. should NOT be used before name.
  3. Address for Communication (including PIN code)
  4. Eligibility degree details
  5. College name and address with PIN code
  6. GATE paper (subject)
  7. Choice of GATE examination cities
  8. High quality image of candidate’s photograph conforming to the requirements specified
  9. Good quality image of candidate’s signature conforming to the requirements specified
  10. Scanned copy of the Eligibility Certificate in pdf format (Degree Certificate or Provisional Certificate or Certificate from the Head of the Department/ Institute  (format specified in Appendix A of the Information Brochure)
  11. Scanned copy of Category (SC/ST) certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
  12. Scanned copy of PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
  13. Scanned copy of Dyslexic Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
  14. Details of the valid Identity Document* (ID) (The same ID, in original, should be carried to the examination hall)
  15. Net-banking/debit card/credit card details for fee payment.
Note: Valid Identity Document: Passport/ PAN card/ Voter ID/ Aadhaar-UID/ College ID/ Employee ID/ Driving License

How to apply: 
  1. Go to GATE official Site and Registration Online.
  2. Fill the Application Form
  3. Upload Photograph,  Signature,  Thumb Impression  & Other Documents
  4. Fee Payment and Submit.
  5. No need to Send the print-out of filled application form.

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