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GATE 2017-18: Application Begins Today. Simple Steps To Apply

The last date to submit application form is 05th October 2017.

Sagar Mavani 

GATE 2017
GATE 2017

The (2018) begins today (September 1). Candidates can check the update at The last date to submit form is 05th October 2017. 2018 Examination is on February 3, 4, 10 and 11 of 2018 (Saturdays and Sundays).

is a national-level entrance examination held for admission into Postgraduate Programmes (Master's & Doctoral - M.E., M. Tech, PhD) at IITs, IISc, IISERs and other reputed institutions. Many Govt. PSUs such as IOCL, PGCIL, NTPC, BHEL, BARC, ISRO, CSIR, DRDO and private organizations also use scores for recruitment purposes. is jointly administered by Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven zonal Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for Ministry for Human Resource and Development (MHRD) Govt. of India. Each year one of these institutes conduct on a rotational basis, in 2018 will be conducted by IIT Guwahati. The exam will be taken by IIT Guwahati for twenty three subjects or papers and would be distributed over the aforementioned dates.

Parameters: Candidates should have completed Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Master's degree in Science (B.E. / B.Tech/ B.Pharm/B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S. /B. Arch/M. Sc. / M.A. / MCA or equivalent/Integrated M.Sc. / Integrated B.S.-M.S./Integrated M.E. / M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.)/Integrated M.E. / M.Tech or Dual Degree). Final year students are also eligible to apply. There is no age limit for appearing for

How to Apply:

  • Visit the official website - and register as a new user using valid email ID and Mobile number
  • After registering, get an access to GOAPS (Online Processing System) through their unique Enrolment ID and password
  • Fill the 2018 form and upload photograph, signature and other required documents and details
  • Pay the Fee either Online (net banking/debit card) or Offline (e-challan)
  • Download and print filled form for future use
  • Download Admit Card
Last year around 9, 00, 000 candidates appeared for the examination. is conducted across 197 cities of India and 6 international cities namely Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Singapore. scores are also accepted for admission in universities in Singapore and Germany. While filling the form candidates provide three choices for centres and they are allocated the centre accordingly. examination is conducted online and consists of both Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and questions which have numerical answers which are to be keyed in by candidates. The time duration for is 3 hours; also score remain valid for 3 years. 

First Published: Fri, September 01 2017. 09:54 IST