What is GATE?

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is conducted jointly by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and seven IITs. GATE is held for PG admissions to Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture and Science programmes offered across IITs, NITs and other leading centrally funded institutes in addition to many state universities as well as pr..Read More

GATE Important Dates

Application Date
Application Date


01/Sep/2017 to 09/Oct/2017  12:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Admit Card Date
Admit Card Date


04/Jan/2018 to 11/Feb/2018  

Exam Date
Exam Date


03/Feb/2018  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

03/Feb/2018  2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

04/Feb/2018  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

04/Feb/2018  2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

10/Feb/2018  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

10/Feb/2018  2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

11/Feb/2018  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

11/Feb/2018  2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Result Date
Result Date



GATE Exam Insights

Trend of Students Appearing for Exam

  • No. of Students applied
  • No. of Students appeared

Exam Difficulty Level

  • Easy
  • Moderate
Year 2017
Disclaimer: Based on our tool Result Predictor.

GATE Application Details

The application form of GATE is available online from September 1, onwards. The last date to apply is in the October 9. The application procedure involves registration, generating GOAPS Enrollment ID and password, filling personal and academic details, uploading photograph, signature and left thumb impression along with other documents, etc. Candidates can login by entering their enrollment ID/email address, password and captcha.


Checklist for filling up GATE Application Form:

  • Personal Details as per the certificates to be uploaded
  • Address for Communication (including PIN code)
  • Academic Qualifications – College and degree
  • GATE paper, GATE examination cities
  • Details of Valid Photo ID
  • Photograph as specified
  • Signature as specified
  • Scanned copy of Degree Certificate or Certificate from Principal/HODs in pdf format
  • Scanned copy of Category/PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format


Documents/ Data required (Indian Candidates)

  • Personal information (name, date of birth, your personal mobile number, parent’s name, parent’s mobile number, etc.)
  • Address for Communication (including PIN code)
  • Eligibility degree as applicable (scanned with size between 10-300 kb in pdf, upload only one page of any one document, only issued by the college/Institute/University- This certificate is necessary to ensure that only degree completed or final year students only appear for GATE, candidates with back log papers are also eligible)

For Engineering Degree-Degree completed certificate/Provisional Certificate/Course completion certificate/8th Semester mark sheet/7th semester mark sheet/6th semester mark sheet/Pre-final year mark sheet in case of integrated degree/AMIE and similar- completed/Completed one section/Provisional Certificate Letter

For Science Degree- Degree completed certificate/Provisional Certificate/Course completion certificate/4th Semester mark sheet/3rd semester mark sheet/2nd semester mark sheet/1st year mark sheet/Pre-final year mark sheet in case of integrated degree/Provisional Certificate Letter

  • College address, PIN code of college
  • GATE paper, choice of GATE examination cities
  • Scanned image of your photograph (5-200 kb in jpeg/jpg)
  • Scanned image of your signature (5-150 kb in jpeg/jpg)
  • Scanned image of your thumb impression (2-150 kb in jpeg/jpg)
  • Scanned copy of Category/PwD Certificate (if applicable) (10-300 kb in pdf)
  • ID Proof: (only number of any one) Passport/PAN Card/Voter ID/Aadhaar UID/Driving License/College ID/Employee ID card
  • Bank details for application fees (not necessary for challan payment, for challan payment you need to print the challan form to be generated while applying)


GATE Application Form Submission:

  • Candidates must use the preview option to check the details before final submission.
  • After pressing the “Confirm and Final Submit” button, candidates cannot edit or make any changes in the GATE Application Form. 
  • Candidates need not to send any documents to the GATE office.

Candidates can also check their GATE application status, where they can cross-check their application status with options like - received, under scrutiny, accepted, defect status, status after rectification, rejected with valid reasons, admit card ready for download, etc.


GATE Eligibility Criteria

To apply for GATE, candidates have to meet certain criteria with regard to the qualifying degree. Aspirants can look up the details below for the eligibility and ensure they meet the same before applying.

  • Candidates may be Indian Nationals or from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia and United Arab Emirates (U.A.E)
  • Final year students are eligible to apply and must upload the scanned image of third year (fifth/sixth semester) mark sheet
  • International candidates should have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Master’s degree in Science in a relevant subject or must be in the final year of the program.

GATE Eligibility Criteria

Eligible Qualifying Degree

Eligibility of the Candidates as per the academic year of passing


4 years completed after 10+2. Final year students are eligible to apply


5 years course completed. Final year students are eligible


4 years course completed after 10+2. Final year students are eligible to apply

Masters in Mathematics/ Statistics/ Science/ M.C.A

Completed or currently in final year

Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post BSc) (Four year programme)

4 years course completed. Students in the 2nd/3rd/4th year are also eligible

Integrated M.E./M.Tech or 5 year Dual Degree (Engineering/ Technology)

Completed. Students in the 4th/ 5th year are also eligible

Integrated M. Sc/Integrated 5 year B.S.-M.S.

Completed. Students in final year are eligible

Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E/B.Tech)

Completed Section A of AMIE or equivalent of such professional courses recognized by UPSC /AICTE


GATE Exam Fee

Modes of Payment

Credit Card
Debit Card
Net Banking
Demand Draft

GATE Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam: Online
Exam Format: Objective
Number of Sections: Eight
GATE Exam Section Number of TopicsNumber of QuestionsSection Score
Computer Science Engineering
Engineering Mathematics
General Aptitude
Mechanical Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Chemical Engineering
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Hey, The syllabus of GATE for instrumentation engineering has 9 sections in total and these are:1. Engineering Mathematics2. Electrical Circuits3. Signals and Systems4. Control Systems5. Analog E...Read More
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