The response sheets of GATE 2018 has been announced by IIT Guwahati on February 14. The answer key and paper analysis of GATE by coaching centres is also available now. IIT Guwahati was held Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018 on February 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2018 in computer based mode at 199 cities across India and 6 cities abroad. The entrance exam was held for 23 papers. GATE 2018 is a national level Post Graduate entrance examination for admission to M.E./M.Tech and Ph.D. programmes at IITs, IISc, NITs, GFTIs and other Universities in India. GATE is an examination conducted jointly by the IISc, Bangalore and seven IITs on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE. A candidate can appear only in any one GATE paper.
The GATE 2018 result will be announced on March 17. GATE score card will be available from March 20 to May 31, 2018. The score card will be valid for a period of 3 years for M.Tech admissions only from the date of announcement of the GATE result. GATE score will also be used for PSU recruitment. The admit card of GATE 2018 was available from January 4, 2018. The application form of GATE 2018 was available from August 31 to October 9, 2017.The printout of the filled in application is available from August 31, 2017. Read below the complete details of GATE 2018 such as important dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, registration, admit card, result and cutoffs, etc.Take Free Mock Test
Candidates, who want to apply for GATE 2018, must make sure that they meet all of the following required criteria given below.
Educational Qualification:To be eligible for GATE 2018, the candidates should have qualified any one of the following examinations:
The result of GATE 2018 will be announced on March 17. Candidates will have to log in to GOAPS by entering their Enrolment ID, Registration Number and Date of Birth to access their GATE 2018 result. The qualifying marks will be displayed in the result along with the score and All India Ranks obtained by the candidate. After the declaration of GATE result 2018, the score card will be available for the candidates who secure marks equal or more than the cutoff marks.
What are the details displayed on GATE 2018 Result?
The application form for GATE 2018 was available online from August 31 to October 9, 2017 only through GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). The overall registration was a five-step procedure which has been provided below for the reference of the candidates:
|Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu (International)||US$ 50|
|Dubai and Singapore (International)||US$ 100|
Corrections in GATE 2018 Application Form – Candidates were able to change their examination city selected in the application form of GATE 2018 online from November 13 to November 17, 2017. The selected exam centres in the application form of GATE 2018 could be changed by the candidates by logging into GOAPS account using their enrollment ID and password and paying a fee of Rs. 400.
Registered candidates were able to change their gender, category and PwD status in their GATE 2018 application form till October 28, 2017. To make the changes, the candidates have to log into their GOAPS account and select “Change Personal Data”. The candidates must be very careful while making the changes and verify them before submission. Additional fees were to be paid by the candidates for making the changes.
The process of application form correction had commenced. If the candidates need to correct any mistakes or wrong information entered, then he/she has to send an email (from their registered email id) with an Enrollment ID along with the document proof to their respective Zonal GATE office. All of the submitted information is not open for correction. The candidates can make minor changes in the following categories:
The admit card of GATE 2018 is available for candidates for download from January 4, 2018. GATE 2018 admit card is available only online and candidates have to log in through GOAPS using their enrollment number or Email ID and the password. Candidates are advised to download GATE admit card and save it after printing a copy to carry to the exam hall.
The details of the candidate along with the photograph, signature, date as well as the timing of the exam and the exam centre address will be mentioned on the GATE admit card 2018. Candidates are required to bring a printed copy of the admit card of GATE 2018 to the test centre along with the original photo identification card which was mentioned by them in the application form.
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There is no counselling for GATE 2018. Candidates will have to separately apply for the M.Tech admissions. Candidates will have to apply to the IITs, register separately through COAP and check their admission letter. NIT admissions are through CCMT while other institutes and state universities have their own admission process.
Only candidates who qualify in the exam can download their GATE score card from March 20 to May 31, 2018. However, after May 31, they can avail the soft copy from IIT Guwahati on payment of an online fee of Rs 500 till December 31, 2018. The marks of the candidates will be normalized as per the papers they are appearing for. The GATE marks will be out of 100 while the score is the normalized one based on the guidelines given.
Candidates who have appeared for the GATE exam can now login through GOAPS and check their recorded responses. IIT Guwahati has announced the same on February 14. The answer key of GATE 2018 have been announced by leading coaching centres like GateForum, The GATE Academy, ACE Academy and Made Easy after the conclusion of the test on each of the four dates. However, IIT Guwahati will announce the GATE 2018 official answer key for all papers soon. Candidates can use the given GATE answer key 2018 to crosscheck their answers and calculate their probable scores.
The paper analysis of GATE 2018 will allow candidates to get an idea of the difficulty levels of the test papers, weightage of the questions topic wise, a general idea of the expected cutoffs. After each test paper of GATE 2018 is over, most of the leading coaching centres like GateForum, The GATE Academy, Made Easy etc has released the paper analysis giving details of the weightage of topics, difficulty levels and more. The GATE exam analysis can be used by candidates to gauge their performance in the test and check if they will be able to qualify.
Starting 2017, IITs have designed a common offer acceptance portal (COAP) to enable candidates to check heir admission letters at one place. All GATE 2018 qualified must apply to the IITs of their choice, register through COAP and check the admission offer letters at GATE COAP. They must accept the offer that suits them best and complete the admission formalities at the respective IIT.
IIT Guwahati has released the mock test for GATE 2018 for all papers on November 23, 2017. The mock test is a simulation of the entrance exam and has the format in an exact manner as the entrance test. Candidates are advised to practice on GATE 2018 mock test to get an idea about the exam pattern and understand the GATE virtual calculator etc.
|Examination Category||National level Post Graduate exam|
|Purpose of the Examination||Qualifying test for admission to M.E./ M.Tech/ Ph.D and PSU recruitment|
|Administered by||Jointly by the IISc Bangalore and seven IITs|
|Score / Grade Validity||3 years|
|Conducting Institute (GATE 2018)||IIT Guwahati|
|Frequency of Test||Once in a year (Annual)|
|Number of Papers||23|
|Number of Questions||65|
|Test Duration||180 minutes|
|Number of Test Takers||Around 9 lakhs|
|GATE 2018 Helpline Number||0361-258-6500|
|Admit Card Download from||January 4, 2018|
|GATE 2018 Examination to be held||February 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2018|
|GATE Response Sheet||February 14, 2018|
|Challenge of answer key||February 21 to 23, 2018|
|Result Announcement of GATE 2018||March 17, 2018|
|GATE 2018 Score Card Download from||March 20 to May 31, 2018|
|GATE 2018 Examination Schedule Announced||December 8, 2018|
|Mock Test Released||November 23, 2017|
|Change the exam City via GOAPS||November 13 to 17, 2017|
|Dates to Change Gender, Category and PwD Status in Application Form||October 28, 2017|
|Last Date for Online Application Submission||October 5, 2017 extended till October 9, 2017|
|GATE 2018 Online Enrolment||August 31, 2017|
|Session||Exam Date||Time (IST)||Paper|
|1||February 3, 2018 (Saturday)||09:00 am-12.00 pm (Forenoon)||ME, EY, PE, XE, XL|
|2||February 3, 2018 (Saturday)||2:00 pm-5:00 pm (Afternoon)||ME, AE, MA, PI|
|3||February 4, 2018 (Sunday)||09:00 am-12.00 pm (Forenoon)||CS, MN|
|4||February 4, 2018 (Sunday)||2:00 am-5:00 pm (Afternoon)||AG, AR, BT, CH, CY, GG, IN, MT, PH, TF|
|5||February 10, 2018 (Saturday)||09:00 am-12.00 pm (Forenoon)||EC|
|6||February 10, 2018 (Saturday)||2:00 pm-5:00 pm (Afternoon)||EE|
|7||February 11, 2018 (Sunday)||09:00 am-12.00 pm (Forenoon)||CE|
|8||February 11, 2018 (Sunday)||2:00 am-5:00 pm (Afternoon)||CE|
Candidates who are preparing for the exam can check the paper pattern of GATE 2018 to know the subjects, topics covered, marks distribution, duration of test from the table given below:
General Aptitude (GA) Questions: GA section carries a weightage of total 15 marks. 5 questions carry 1 mark each and 5 questions carry 2 marks each.
Question Papers other than GG, XE and XL:These papers contain 25 questions carrying 1 mark each. 30 questions carry 2 marks each.
GG (Geology and Geophysics) Paper: The GG paper consists of 2 parts – Part A and Part B.
XE Paper (Engineering Sciences):
XL Paper (Life Sciences):
A total of 199 exam centres were available across the country. Selection of three exam centres have to be done by the candidates while filling the GATE 2018 online application form. The first and second choice should be from the same GATE zone while the third choice can be from any GATE zone. International candidates are able to attempt the examination at 6 international cities. Check out the complete list of GATE 2018 Exam Centres
GATE 2018 Zonal Centres
The IITs and IISc have been segregated as zonal centres for the ease of students. The list and websites of the zonal centres are as follows:
Candidates can get an idea of the marks they need to obtain in the exam to qualify in GATE 2018 from the tables given below. However, the GATE cutoff scores for PSU recruitment or M.Tech admissions will be dependent on the PSU or the institute to which the candidate is applying to.
Previous Year’s GATE Qualifying Cutoff
|CS & IT||25||22.5||16.6||25||22.5||16.6|