GATE 2018 online applications form submission process begins today and the last date is October 5. One of the pre-requisite test to pursue higher study in engineering, the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or popularly known as GATE will be held next year in the month of February. A notification in this regards said that Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) will conduct the GATE 2018 examination in the month of February 2017.
According to the notification, application forms for the exam will be available on the official website on September 1. All the candidate who wish to apply need to fill the online form by October 5. The exam is slated to be held between February 3 to February 11, 2017. GATE 2018 has well tested online application system called GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). This application is being at gate.iitg.ac.in website to manage entire admission administrative process. On September 1, link for online application will be made available to the students.
Why GATE 2018
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission or financial assistance to master’s programs and direct doctoral programs in engineering, technology, architecture and doctoral programs in relevant branches of science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other government agencies.
Even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MHRD scholarship or assistantship, the GATE qualification is mandatory. Further, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process.
Key facts about GATE 2018
For GATE 2018, IIT Guwahati is the organising institute. GATE 2018 will be conducted on 23 subjects. Examination for all the 23 subjects will be conducted as online computer based test (CBT). The online examination paper will contain some questions for which numerical answers must be keyed in by the candidate using the virtual keypad. Rest of the questions will be of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type. The Candidates will use only an on-screen virtual calculator provided for the examination.
As per GATE rules, a candidate can appear only in any one paper of the GATE examination. GATE 2018 examinations will be held during the forenoon and afternoon sessions on 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th of February 2018. Examination for some of the papers in GATE 2018 may be held in multiple sessions, said board.
The entire process of filling up of the application form and uploading of certificates, documents, etc. is in online mode only. According to GATE 2018 advisory, the candidates should not send any hard copy of application form to IIT Guwahati or any of the zonal GATE offices.
The Admit Cards for GATE 2018 would be available only on GOAPS website. Candidates can download their Admit Card from GOAPS website once it is made available. No printed copy of the Admit Cards will be posted to the candidates. Also, no request for any changes in the Centre or Date/Time specified in the Admit Card will be entertaine