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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

EventsTentative Dates
Commencement of Online Application FormFirst week of September 2017
Last Date of Application Form SubmissionFirst week of October 2017
Corrections in Application FormSecond week of October 2017
Last Date to request for change in examination cityThird week of October 2017
Admit Card AvailabilityFirst week of January 2018
GATE 2018 Exam DateFirst & Second Saturday & Sunday of February 2018
Answer Key Released OnWithin a few days after examination
Result DeclarationLast week of March 2018
Downloading of Score Card BeginsLast week of March 2018 to Last week of May 2018
Counselling CommenceSecond week of April 2018

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