The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018 will be conducted by the IIT Guwahati (Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, IITG). The GATE 2018 exam will be held on Saturday –Sunday, February 3-4 and February 10-11, 2018. The GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) website will open the enrollment, application filling and application submission on September 1, 2017.
Prof. G. Pugazhenthi, a Chemical Engineering professor in IIT Guwahati since July 2015 will be the Chairman for GATE 2018 organizing committee. The official notification is expected to release by next month. Earlier, IIT Guwahati had conducted the GATE in 2010.
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is considered to be the standard examination conducted not only for post graduation admissions in engineering at all IITs, NITs and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) but also to open the gates for lucrative opportunities in several public sector enterprises and research organizations. Candidates on qualifying GATE, get a financial aid in the form of UGC scholarship.
From 2012, the examination has also been used by the PSUs in their recruitment process. The number of PSUs using the GATE score has steadily increased. GATE 2016 score was also used for recruitment of positions in the Cabinet Secretariat in the Government of India. Students interested in management can swing in the management line by pursuing a PG Diploma of 2 years in Industrial Engineering. Some institutes in India also offer admissions in the Post Graduate Programmes on the basis of GATE score.
GATE Score is important for:
- Admission for Post Graduation courses in Indian top Technical Institutes.
- Integrated admission in Ph.D course.
- Tech – Campus placements in National and International private or public companies
- Several reputed PSUs and research organizations recruits on basis of GATE Score. i.e. IOCL, NTPC, BHEL, PGCIL, BARC etc.
- Teaching: Professor, Asst. Professor at IITs, NITs, reputed educational institutes etc.
- Junior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs etc.
- Senior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs etc.
- Junior Research Associates/ Senior Project Associates
- Scientists “C” grade jobs
- Career in Research & Development
- Technical value addition
- Expertise in subject/domain specialization
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GATE 2018 Eligibility
The eligibility to appear for GATE 2018 exam is as follows:
|Qualifying degree||Qualifying degree/examination||Description of eligible applicants||Year of qualifying cannot be later than|
|M.Sc/ M.A/ MCA or equivalent||Master’s degree in any of the system Sc./ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent||Currently in 4thyear or already completed||2018|
|B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Pharm||Bachelor’s degree in eng./ tech. (4 year after 12th or 3 years of diploma in eng./tech.) & appearing applicants in final year of such program||Currently in final year or already completed||2018|
|Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post B.Sc)||Post-B.Sc integrated master’s degree course in eng./ technology (4th year program)||Currently in 2nd/ 3rd/ 4th year or already completed||2020|
|B.Arch||Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (5 years course)||Currently in final year or already completed||2018|
|Int. M.E/ M.Tech or dual degree (after diploma or 12th)||Integrated master’s degree program or dual degree program in eng./ tehc. (5 years program)||Currently in 4th/ 5thyear or already completed||2019|
|B.Sc (Research)/ B.S||Bachelor’s degree in Sc. (Post-diploma/4 years after 12th)||Currently in 4thyear or already completed||2018|
|Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.E-M.S||Integrated M.Sc or 5 year integrated B.S-M.S program||Currently in 4thyear or already completed||2018|
|Professional society examinations (equivalent to B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch)||B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Tech equivalent examinations of professional societies, recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE (e.g, AIME by Institution of eng.- India, AMICE by Institute of Civil engineers India)||Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses||NA|
The applicants who have already completed their qualifying examination in 2018 or before have to submit the degree certificate/ provisional certificate. The appearing applicants are required to submit a certificate from the institute.
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GATE 2018 Application Fees
The application fee is Rs 750 for women aspirants, Rs 750 for SC/ST/PwD category candidates and Rs 1500 for all other candidates. For International candidates application fee is $50.
GATE 2018 Exam Schedule (Tentative)
|GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS)
Website Opens for Enrolment, Application
Filling, Application Submission
|September 01, 2017 (Friday)|
|Last Date for Submission of Online
|October 05, 2017 (Thursday)|
|Last Date for Request for Change in the
Choice of Examination City via GOAPS login
|November 17, 2017 (Friday)|
|Availability of Admit Card on the Online
Application Interface for printing
|January 05, 2018 (Friday)|
|GATE 2018 Online Examination Dates||February 03- 04 & February 10- 11, 2018
(Saturdays & Sundays)
|Announcement of Results on the Online Application Website||March 17, 2018 (Saturday)|
GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is one of the popular examinations of the country which is regulated jointly by 7 IITs (Guwahati, Kharagpur, Roorkee, Mumbai, Kanpur, Delhi and Chennai) and IISC on rotation. In 2017, the entrance examination conducting body was IIT Roorkee, which had introduced a new section in one of the question papers and had also conducted the exam for International candidates.
Every year, nearly 9 Lakh candidates appear for the exam, making it one of the most sought-after and competitive exam in the country. Last year the qualification percentage was a mere 16%. The number was not an improvement from 2015 when only 15% candidates qualified.
Till last year GATE exam was conducted for 23 subjects and a student could appear in only one subject paper which was related to the discipline of their qualifying degree. All the papers have some general aptitude questions apart from the subject-specific questions which test a student’s language and analytical abilities.
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