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Exam Description

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is an national level entrance exam for admission to PG courses in the field of engineering and technology. Candidates can get admissions into M.Tech./Ph.D. programmes in IITs , IISc, IISERs and other reputed institutions through GATE score. Every year, GATE is organized by the seven zonal IITs and an IISc on rotational basis. GATE 2018 Dates will be notified in July 2017.

Important Dates

Events Dates
Commencement of Online Application FormSeptember 01, 2017 (Friday)
Last Date of Application Form SubmissionOctober 05, 2017 (Thursday)
Last Date for Request for Change in the Choice of Examination City via GOAPS loginNovember 17, 2017 (Friday)
Admit Card AvailabilityJanuary 05, 2018 (Friday)
GATE 2018 Exam DateFebruary 03, 04, 10 & 11, 2018 (Saturdays & Sundays)
Announcement of Results on the Online Application WebsiteMarch 17, 2018 (Saturday)

Examination Pattern

Section1 Mark Question2 Mark Question
No .of questionsMark allocatedNo .of questionsMark allocated
General Aptitude55510
Total Questions : 65Total Marks : 100Total Duration : 3 hours
Technical Section : 70 marksGeneral Aptitude: 15 marksEngineering Mathematics : 15 marks
25 marks to 40 marks will allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions
  1. Multiple choice questions which will carry one or two marks each. These will be objective questions in all papers and sections will four options, out of which the candidate will mark the correct answer(s), as per question.
  2. Numerical answer questions which will carry one or two marks each. The answers to these questions are real numbers and are to be entered by the candidate using the mouse and a virtual keypad that will be provided on the screen. No choices are shown for questions of this type.

Negative Marking

Questions TypeMarksNegative Marking
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)1 mark0.33
2 marks0.66
Numerical Answer Questions1 markNil
2 marksNil