GATE 2018 Overview

Exam Type:
National Level

GATE 2018- Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for admission to Post Graduation/ Ph.D. courses in Engineering and Architecture. All the Important dates have been released online. IIT Guwahati will conduct the GATE 2018 on February 03- 04 & February 10- 11, 2018 (Saturdays & Sundays). The examination will be held for 23 papers in Online Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. Candidates can only appear in any one paper.

GATE Online Registration was started on 01 September 2017.  The link to apply online is available on GATE 2018 website ( Candidates can click the below given link to apply online. GATE Aspirants can fill the online appplication form till till 05 October 2017. 

GATE 2018 Important Dates



Important Dates

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens

01 September 2017

End Date to Submit Filled Application form

05 October 2017

Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City

17 November 2017

Issuance of Admit Card on GOAPS Website

05 January 2018

GATE 2018 Examination

Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Afternoon: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

03, 04, 10 & 11 February 2018

Declaration of Result on GOAPS

17th March 2018




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GATE 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit

There is no age limit to give the GATE 2018 Examination.

Educational Qualification

Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree/ Examination (Descriptive)

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)

Appearing in 4th Year/ Qualified


B. Arch.

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (Five years course)

Appearing in 5th Year/ Qualified


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

Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)

Appearing in 4th Year/ Qualified


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

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

Appearing in Final Year/ Qualified


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

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

Appearing in 4th Year/ Qualified


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 

Appearing in the 4th/5th year/ Qualified


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

Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B. S./ M. S. program

Appearing in Final Year/ Qualified


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


For detailed information on GATE 2018 Eligibility Criteria, read more.

Gate Stream Wise Eligibility Criteria

GATE 2018 Instrumentation Eligibility Criteria

GATE 2018 Civil Eligibility Criteria

GATE 2018 Mechanical Eligibility Criteria

GATE 2018 Chemical Eligibility Criteria

GATE 2018 Biotechnology Eligibility Criteria

GATE 2018 Computer Science Eligibility Criteria

GATE 2018 Life Sciences Eligibility Criteria

GATE 2018 ECE Eligibility Crieteria


GATE 2018 Application Details

Aspirants should visit the official website of GATE 2018, to apply online. The online portal to register online will be opened from 01 September 2017. Candidates need to check the eligibility conditions before applying online. The last date to apply online is 05 October 2017. Candidates need to pay the application fee through online mode in order to submit the GATE 2018 Application Form. Any delay in the submission may lead to its cancellation hence, fill the online form before the last date. Candidates can access the online application form of GATE from the below websites of regional IITs.


Web address

IISc Bangalore

IIT Bombay

IIT Delhi

IIT Guwahati

IIT Kanpur

IIT Kharagpur

IIT Madras

IIT Roorkee


Application fees detail

In order to complete the online registration, aspirants have to submit the requisite application fee. 



SC / ST / PwD Category

Rs. 750/-

Women Candidate

Rs. 750/-

All Other Categories

Rs. 1500/-

For International Candidates



Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu

US $50

Dubai and Singapore

US $100

Payment Mode

Aspirants can either opt for online mode or can download the e-challan from the official website of GATE 2018.

The payment of application fees would be through electronic mode;
online as well as through payment at bank counters using e-challan.

Exam Pattern

GATE Exam Pattern

GATE exam pattern will be divided into two parts i.e. Part I - General Aptitude (GA) which is common for all the GATE papers and Part II that is based on the specialisation.

GATE exam duration is 3 hours. The question paper will be containing both multiple choice questions and numerical answer type questions.




No. of


Marks Per




General Aptitude

1 to 5







Engineering Mathematics

1 to 25




26 to 55




Total Questions- 65

Total Marks : 100

Total Duration : 3 hours

Technical Section :

70 marks

General Aptitude: 15 marks

Engineering Mathematics :

15 marks

25 marks to 40 marks will allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions

For detailed information on GATE 2018 Exam Pattern, read more

Gate Stream Wise Exam Pattern

GATE 2018 Instrumentation Exam Pattern

GATE 2018 Civil Exam Pattern

GATE 2018 Mechanical Exam Pattern

GATE 2018 Chemical Exam Pattern

GATE 2018 Biotechnology Exam Pattern

GATE 2018 Computer Science Exam Pattern

GATE 2018 Life Sciences Exam Pattern

GATE 2018 ECE Exam Pattern


GATE Cut-off for Top Engineering Colleges

Colleges / Institutions General ST SC OBC PH

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

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The oldest college of India... 9 Reviews

412.00 276.00 228.00 347.00

Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology

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This college can fulfill your dreams.... 160 Reviews

453.00 261.00 296.00 409.00

National Institute of Technology, Srinagar

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My experiences at NIT Srinagar... 16 Reviews

461.00 226.00 322.00

National Institute of Technology, Durgapur

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True facts about NIT Durgapur... 4 Reviews

475.00 274.00 348.00

National Institute of Technology, Silchar

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507.00 301.00 389.00 474.00

National Institute of Technology, Patna

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Place to Innovate and Excel Yourself... 40 Reviews

515.00 272.00 397.00 460.00

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

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College review... 15 Reviews

518.00 291.00 400.00

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology , Nagpur

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Review of Visvesvaraya National institute of technology... 72 Reviews

518.00 352.00 387.00

National Institute of Technology, Raipur

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About MCA faculty, classes and placements... 77 Reviews

526.00 278.00 373.00 478.00

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology

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Mediocre quality of education... 70 Reviews

527.00 287.00 357.00

National Institute of Technology, Surathkal

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An excellent college which trains you in all aspects of life.... 4 Reviews

527.00 313.00 448.00

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Meghalaya

528.00 374.00 409.00 459.00

School of Engineering & Technology, Central University of Rajasthan

548.00 287.00 457.00 496.00

PEC University of technology

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Top placements in North India.... 88 Reviews

558.00 326.00 442.00

National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur

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Friendly and helpful faculty!... 3 Reviews

572.00 249.00 382.00 507.00

National Institute of Technology, Agartala

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Having great fun at NIT campus... 1 Reviews

579.00 283.00 378.00 524.00

Malaviya National Institute of Technology,Jaipur

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Best years of my lifetime till now!... 399 Reviews

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National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur

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Experience of two years in the college!... 1 Reviews

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National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra

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College review of NIT Kurukshetra ... 224 Reviews

592.00 363.00 435.00 529.00

Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology

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MANIT, Bhopal M.P. review ... 42 Reviews

620.00 404.00 533.00 574.00

ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management

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Reputed college and wonderful opportunities in the information technology field. Not good for core fields.... 9 Reviews

622.00 283.00 430.00 554.00

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad

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Good Environment for knowledge but not in look... 165 Reviews

634.00 352.00 555.00 576.00

National Institute of Technology, Warangal

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good for Placement and good for future... 304 Reviews

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National Institute of Technology, Calicut

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NITC- a hub of opportunities... 25 Reviews

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GATE 2018 Exam Syllabus

Part I:

There will be 65 questions which carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions will be carting 15 marks are in General Aptitude (GA). Questions in GA will be based in A) Verbal Ability and B) Numerical Ability.

For detailed information on GATE 2018 Syllabus, read more

Part II varies from stream to stream:

Gate Stream Wise Syllabus

GATE 2018 Instrumentation Syllabus

GATE 2018 Civil Syllabus

GATE 2018 Mechanical Syllabus

GATE 2018 Chemical Syllabus

GATE 2018 Biotechnology Syllabus

GATE 2018 Computer Science Syllabus

GATE 2018 Life Sciences Syllabus

GATE 2018 ECE Syllabus


GATE 2018 Exam Centres

S. No.

Zonal GATE Office

Tentative List of Examination Cities


IISc Bangalore
Bengaluru – 560 012

Ananthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi (Belgaum), Bengaluru, Bidar, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Palakkad, Payyanur, Port Blair, Shivamogga (Shimoga), Thrissur, Tumakuru, Vatakara


IIT Bombay
Powai, Mumbai – 400 076

Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kankavli, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Thane, Vadodara


IIT Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi – 110 016

Ajmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh-Rohtak, Bikaner, Faridabad, Greater NOIDA, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura, New Delhi, Palwal, Samba, Sikar, Udaipur, Ujjain


IIT Guwahati
Guwahati – 781 039

Agartala, Asansol-Durgapur, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur


IIT Kanpur
Kanpur – 208 016

Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi


IIT Kharagpur
Kharagpur – 721 302

Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly, Jamshedpur, Kakinada (Surampalem), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram


IIT Madras
Chennai – 600 036

Alappuzha, Aluva, Attingal, Bapatla, Chengannur, Chennai, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Erode-Thiruchengode, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Karimnagar, Karur, Khammam, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Nalgonda, Namakkal, Nedumangad, Nellore, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry (Pondicherry), Punalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvannamalai, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Tuticorin, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Warangal


IIT Roorkee
Roorkee – 247 667

Ambala, Amritsar, Baddi (HP), Bathinda, Bhimtal, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur (HP), Jalandhar, Khanna, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mohali, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, NOIDA, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala, Roorkee, Sangrur, Shimla-Solan, Sonepat, Una, Yamunanagar


International GATE,
IIT Guwahati

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore