GATE Engineering Entrance Exam
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is basically an examination on the Comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science. GATE 2018 Will be conducted for 23 subjects (also referred to as “papers”) and it would be distributed over 3rd, 4th, 10th & 11th of February 2018. The GATE examination centres are spread in different Cities across India, as well as, at six cities abroad. It would purely be a Computer Based Test (CBT).
The GATE score would reflect the relative performance level of the candidate in a particular subject, which is quantified based on the several years of examination data. Note that the GATE 2018 score is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of the results.
GATE is administered jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (namely, IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee). The GATE Committee, which comprises of representatives from the administering institutes, is the sole authority for regulating the examination and for declaring the results. For administrative purposes, the examination cities in India are segregated into eight zones. The operations related to GATE, in each of the eight zones, are managed by a Zonal GATE Office at the administering institute (IIT or IISc). Table 2.1 gives details of the zones and the corresponding administering institutes.
One of the administering institutes is designated as the Organizing Institute (OI), and it would be responsible for the end-to-end process, as well as, the overall coordination amongst the administering institutes for conducting GATE. The Organizing Institute for GATE 2018 is Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG).
Before starting the application process, the candidate must ensure that he/she meets the educational eligibility criteria of GATE 2018, which are enumerated in Table
Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2018 (No age limit)
|Qualifying Degree||Qualifying Degree / Examination||Description of Eligible Candidates||Year of Qualification
not later than
|B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm.||Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering/ Technology)||Currently in the final year or already completed||2018|
|B. Arch.||Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course)||Currently in the final year or already completed||2018|
|B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.||Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)||Currently in the 4th year or already completed||2018|
|M. Sc./ M.A./MCA or equivalent||Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent||Currently in the final year or already completed||2018|
|Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)||Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (4 years program)||Currently in the 2nd/ 3rd/4th year or already completed||2020|
|Int. M.E./ M.Tech. or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2)||Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/ Technology (5 years program)||Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed||2019|
|Int. M.Sc./ Int. B.S.-M.S.||Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program||Currently in the final year or already completed||2018|
|Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Arch.)||B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India)||Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses||NA|
Candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India: i) must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 4 years) in Engineering/Technology or; ii) must have completed or are in the final year of their Post Graduate (Master’s) degree (duration: at least 2 years) in any relevant subjects in science.
Note: If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or has already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the above table, the candidate should select the minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form.
Application for GATE 2018 must be submitted ONLINE (through GOAPS website, http://appsgate.iitg.ac.in) by paying necessary application fee. For GATE 2018, all information related to the application process will be available in the GOAPS website.
The photograph, signature, certificate of qualifying degree, category certificate (SC/ST/PwD) and/or Dyslexic certificate, wherever applicable, must be uploaded during the online application. Candidates must enter the ID number specified in any one of the following IDs: Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License.
The candidates, who do not possess any of these identity cards, may please procure any one of them before making the application.
Please note that the GATE application form is not available for sale or otherwise anywhere.
GATE 2018 Application Fee
Details of the application fee are given in Table. The application fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable. Payments have to be made online by using either net banking or debit card or credit card. As per the prevailing norms, additional online transaction charges or bank charges can be applicable. These charges will be specified on the payment portal.
Details of Application Fee for GATE 2018 (Table format to be provided)
|For Examination Centres in India|
|SC/ST/PwD* category candidates||750|
|All other candidates||1500|
|For Examination Centres in Foreign Countries (All Candidates)|
|Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu||US$ 50|
|Dubai and Singapore||US$ 100|
Note: The application fee mentioned above DOES NOT INCLUDE service charges, processing fees and any other charges that the banks may levy. *PwD means Persons with Disability.
GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS)
GOAPS: http://appsgate.iitg.ac.in is the webpage/web address of the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). It can also be accessed from the GATE 2018 website (http://www.gate.iitg.ac.in).
GOAPS also provides an online interface to the candidate for interacting with the GATE administration. With this interface, a candidate can:
- Apply for the examination.
- Upload photograph, signature and other documents like qualifying degree certificate/
- Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute and category certificate (SC/ST/PwD) and/or Dyslexic certificate as applicable.
- Pay the application fee through any of the electronic payment modes.
- Check the Status of the application form: Received, under scrutiny, Accepted, Defect status, Status after rectification, Rejected with valid reasons, Admit Card ready for download, etc.
- Download Admit Card.
- View your answers, marks and GATE score.
- Download GATE scorecard.
GOAPS Registration: A candidate must first register by providing Full Name (as per the qualifying degree certificate), a valid e-mail address, and mobile number and by choosing a password. All communications from the GATE Offices will be sent to this e-mail address (ONLY ONE PERSON CAN REGISTER WITH ONE e-mail ADDRESS).
Give your personal mobile number and e-mail address, because most of the communication will be through e-mail and/or SMS.
GOAPS Enrollment ID: Each GOAPS registered candidate will be provided with an Enrollment ID. Upon registration, an e-mail containing the GOAPS Enrollment ID will be sent to the candidate. This Enrollment ID will be the reference ID for all future communication.
GOAPS Password: The candidate has to choose a password during Enrollment at GOAPS.
This password must be remembered along with the GOAPS Enrollment ID to login to GOAPS. It is strongly recommended to choose a password that cannot be guessed easily (it should not be the candidate’s name, date of birth, or some easily guessable string of numbers or letters like 12345 or abcd). Keep your password information safe, secure and confidential.
Filling in GATE 2018 Application
After due registration, GATE 2018 application must be filled and submitted ONLINE only at GOAPS Candidates are discouraged from making application through a third person. If someone else (friend or Internet café person) is filling the application on behalf of the candidate, the candidate must ensure that the data submitted are correct. Based on the earlier experiences, submission through a third person is highly discouraged to ensure an error free application.
Data Requirement for Filling the Application Form: The following data will be required while filling the form at GOAPS:
Personal information (name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parent name, parent mobile number, etc.) Please note that the name of the candidate in the application form must exactly be the same as that in the qualifying degree certificate or the certificate issued by the Head of the Department/Institute in which the candidate is pursuing his/her study. GATE 2018 scorecard will be issued as per the name entered in the application form. Prefix/title such as Mr/Shri/Dr/Mrs/Smt, etc. should NOT be used before name.
- Address for Communication (including PIN code)
- Eligibility degree details
- College name and address with PIN code
- GATE paper (subject)
- Choice of GATE examination cities
- High quality image of candidate’s photograph conforming to the requirements specified
- Good quality image of candidate’s signature conforming to the requirements specified
- Scanned copy of the Eligibility Certificate in pdf format (Degree Certificate or
- Provisional Certificate or Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute
- Scanned copy of Category (SC/ST) certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
- Scanned copy of PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
- Scanned copy of Dyslexic Certificate (if applicable) in pdf formatDetails of the valid Identity Document (ID) (The same ID, in original, should be carried to the examination hall)
- Net-banking/debit card/credit card details for fee payment
Application Filling: The GOAPS allows you to enter the data, save partially filled form, logout and resume filling the form by logging in again. The GOAPS portal is self-explanatory and user-friendly. Additional help information required in filling various fields in the GOAPS portal will also be made available.
Before proceed to payment, the candidate is advised to view the filled-in application form by clicking "Save and View Application" button. Please check carefully for any errors in the data entered in the application form. Once the candidate clicks “Submit and Proceed to Payment” button, no further changes to the application can be made. For online payment, follow the instructions given in payment options.
Problems in Login into GOAPS: In case of forgotten user ID or password, follow the instructions on the GOAPS portal to retrieve them.
For other supporting document related information visit http://www.gate.iitg.ac.in
|GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens||Friday||01st September 2017|
|Last Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website)||Thursday||05th October 2017|
|GATE 2018 Examination
Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Afternoon: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
|03rd February 2018
04th February 2018
10th February 2018
11th February 2018
|Announcement of the Results in the Online Application Portal||Saturday||17th March 2018|
- Physical calculators, mobile phones and wristwatches are strictly prohibited and candidates possessing these in the examination hall (even if not using) will be disqualified.
- Biometric information (Photograph and Fingerprints) for randomly selected candidates may be captured before the start of the examination.
- In all matters concerning GATE 2018, the decision of the GATE 2018 Committee will be the final and binding on all the applicants.
- Although GATE 2018 will be held at different test centres across the country, the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, being the Organizing Institute, bears the overall responsibility of conducting GATE 2018. In case of any claims or disputes arising with respect to GATE 2018, it is hereby made absolutely clear that the Gauhati High Court in Guwahati alone will have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle them.
Zone-wise Examination Cities List for GATE 2018
|Zone No||Zonal GATE Office||Tentative List of Examination Cities/Towns*|
Bengaluru - 560 012
Ananthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi
(Belgaum), Bengaluru, Bidar, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli),
Hyderabad, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar,
Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru
(Mysore), Palakkad, Payyanur, Port Blair, Shivamogga (Shimoga),
Thrissur, Tumakuru, Vatakara
IIT Bombay, Powai,
Mumbai - 400 076
Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Bhavnagar,
Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai,
Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri,
Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Thane, Vadodara
IIT Delhi, HauzKhas,
New Delhi – 110 016
Ajmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh-Rohtak, Bikaner, Faridabad, Greater
NOIDA, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Karnal,
Kota, Mathura, New Delhi, Palwal, Samba, Sikar, Udaipur, Ujjain
Guwahati – 781 039
Agartala, Asansol-Durgapur, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh,
Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur,
Patna, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur
Kanpur – 208 016
Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior,
Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
Kharagpur – 721 302
Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar,
Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly, Jamshedpur, Kakinada
(Surampalem), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram
(Rajahmundry), Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Tadepalligudem,
Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Chennai – 600 036
Alappuzha, Aluva, Attingal, Bapatla, Chengannur, Chennai, Chittoor,
Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Erode-Thiruchengode,
Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-
Nagercoil, Karimnagar, Karur, Khammam, Kollam, Kothamangalam,
Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Nalgonda, Namakkal,
Nedumangad, Nellore, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry (Pondicherry),
Punalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvannamalai,
Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Tuticorin, Vellore, Villupuram,
Roorkee – 247 667
Ambala, Amritsar, Baddi (HP), Bathinda, Bhimtal, Dehradun,
Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur (HP), Jalandhar, Khanna,
Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mohali, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar,
NOIDA, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala, Roorkee, Sangrur, Shimla-Solan,
Sonepat, Una, Yamunanagar
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh),
Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore
* This is a tentative list, and any change will be updated on website: www.gate.iitg.ac.in
Choice of Examination City: The candidate can choose THREE cities from the list of examination cities. The first and second choices must be from the same GATE zone and third choice can be from any GATE zone.
If a candidate chooses a particular city (in a particular zone) as the first choice, then he/she will be able to choose the city of second choice ONLY from that particular zone. However, third choice can be from any one of the listed cities (i.e., no restriction on the zone for the third choice city). Note that, because of the operational constraints, the GATE Committee reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one, and allot a city that may not be from any of the choices selected by the candidate.
Pattern of Questions
GATE 2018 would contain questions of two different types in all the papers:
(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections.
These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to select (mark) the correct answer.
Negative Marking for Wrong Answers: For a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking. For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
(ii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. For these questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered by the candidate using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor (keyboard of the computer will be disabled). No choices will be shown for these types of questions.
The answer can be a number such as 10 or -10 (an integer only). The answer may be in decimals as well, for example, 10.1 (one decimal) or 10.01 (two decimals) or -10.001 (three decimals).
These questions will be mentioned with, up to which decimal places, the candidates need to make an answer. Also, an appropriate range will be considered while evaluating the numerical answer type questions so that the candidate is not penalized due to the usual round-off errors.
Wherever required and possible, it is better to give NAT answer up to a maximum of three decimal places.
There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.
GATE 2018 at International Centres
GATE 2018 examinations will be conducted in the following cities abroad: Addis Ababa
(Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore. The application fee for Dubai (UAE) and Singapore centres is US$ 100; and for the remaining it is US$ 50. Candidates of any nationality can opt for international centres.
Candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India: (i) must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 4 years) in Engineering/Technology or; (ii) must have completed or are in the final year of their Post Graduate (Master's) degree (duration: at least 2 years) in any relevant science subject.
- For candidates at international centres, ONLY a valid Passport/Government issued ID/College ID/Employee ID will be accepted as the recognized identification.
- For Foreign nationals, SC/ST/PwD categories are NOT APPLICABLE.
- The session timing at GATE International Centres will be as per their local time and it will be notified well in advance.
- The application procedure remains same for Foreign nationals as that of Indian nationals.
- The candidates opting for international examination centres will be contacted only through their e-mail. However, mobile numbers can be used only when the GATE 2018 Organizing Institute intends to communicate important information to them.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I appear in any of the GATE 2018 papers?
The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree. The candidate can also choose any other papers of GATE 2018, however, it is better to choose a paper in line with the eligibility criteria of the institutions/organizations in which he/she wishes to seek admission/job.
How do I apply ONLINE?
Visit the website http://appsgate.iitg.ac.in for more detail
Can I use one e-mail address to fill multiple application forms?
NO. One e-mail address can be used to submit only ONE application form. Candidates are discouraged to fill multiple application forms using different e-mail addresses.
Why should I choose three examination cities?
A candidate will most likely be allotted a centre in the examination city of his/her first choice.
Only in cases, where there are too many candidates opting for a certain city as their first choice, the other two choices become relevant. A candidate is required to fill his/her choices of cities to appear in the examination, but should remember that because of operational constraints, the GATE committee reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one, and allot a city that may not be any of the choices of a candidate. For candidates opting international centres, there will be only one choice (by default).
What do I do, if the power/internet connection failed during the submission of application process?
Please login to the GOAPS website again and continue the application process.
Only SC/ST/PwD candidates have been asked to upload the category certificates. What about the OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates? Do they have to upload the category certificate too?
A Category certificate is required only for Indian nationals (appearing from exam centres within India), who wishes to avail a concession in application fee. As far as the GATE 2018 examination is concerned, only SC/ST/PwD candidates and all women candidates are eligible for application fee concession.
How do I make the fee payment for GATE 2018 examination?
There is a link to the payment gateway from the application portal. The candidate can opt for any of the payment options listed over there. The additional charges such as service charges, processing fees or bank charges, have to be borne by the candidate.
What is the fee for candidates with foreign nationality?
For the candidates with foreign nationality, who wish to appear for GATE 2018 examination the application fee is as follows:
|Centres in India||1500|
|Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu||US$ 50|
|Dubai and Singapore||US$ 100|
What is the fee for candidates with Indian nationality appearing at International centres?
For the candidates with Indian nationality, who wish to appear for GATE 2018 examination, the application fee (irrespective of their category and gender) is as follows:
|Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu||US$ 50|
|Dubai and Singapore||US$ 100|
What do I do, if power/Internet connection failed during online payment?
When you can get back online, login back to GOAPS website and check the status of the payment. If the payment was received by GATE, you can continue the process of printing the application form.
If the payment was not received by GATE, you can also check the status of transaction from your bank account. In case, the fee amount has been debited (deducted) from your bank account, but GOAPS does not acknowledge any fee payment, then the money will be credited back to your account. However, this may take a week or more, after the closure of the application process.
In such a situation, you may initiate a fresh payment on GOAPS without waiting for the money to be credited back to your account. This will ensure that your application submission will be on time (within the deadline).
My net banking account has been debited more than once. How do I get the money back?
Any unaccounted or excess money that was received on behalf of GATE 2018 from this account will automatically be returned (credited) to the same bank account. However, this may take a week or more, after the closure of the application process.
My bank account has been debited (money taken out), but GOAPS website says that the payment has not been received. What do I do?
Please login back to GOAPS after some time and check the status of the payment. Even then, if GOAPS does not acknowledge any fee payment, the money will be credited back to your account. However, this may take a week or more, after the closure of the application process. In such a situation, you may initiate a fresh payment on GOAPS without waiting for the money to be credited back to your account. This will ensure that your application submission will be on time (within the deadline). Finally, you will be charged only once. Any excess/unaccounted debits will be returned to you.
Do I have to send the print-out of the application form?
NO. The print-out of the application form is not required to be sent to the Organizing Institute (IIT Guwahati) or any other GATE zonal offices.
When and how will I know the status of my application?
You can check the status of your application by logging into GOAPS website.
After completing the ONLINE application process and generating a PDF file, will I be able to change my application data?
NO. After completing all the steps upto PDF application form generation in the ONLINE application process, you can only download the application form and CANNOT modify the data. Hence, you need to be very careful while entering the data.
I have missed to take a print-out of my ONLINE application at the end of my application process. How will I get access to it?
You can login using GOAPS Enrollment ID and password and take a print-out for your own reference. The print-out must not be sent to GATE Organizing Institute.
If I have not uploaded photograph as per the specifications mentioned, will my application be rejected?
YES, the application will be rejected.
Which Identity Document (ID) will be accepted in the application form?
For Indian candidates, the following identification documents/cards will be accepted: Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License.
For International candidates, ONLY valid Passport/Government issued ID/College ID/Employee ID will be accepted as the recognized identification.
If I am in the final year of my qualifying degree program, what certificate do I upload?
If a candidate is in the final year of the qualifying degree program, a Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute (in the format given in Appendix A), must be uploaded.
If I have completed the degree in 2017, but my institute has still not provided me with the degree certificate/provisional certificate, which document should I upload as eligibility certificate?
In case, the degree certificate/provisional certificate has not been issued at the time of application, final year mark sheet (of any one semester) must be uploaded as eligibility document.
When will I receive my Admit Card?
Admit Card can ONLY be downloaded from the GOAPS website from 5th January 2018. Admit
Cards will NOT be sent by post or as e-mail attachment.
Is the Admit Card alone sufficient to gain entry to the examination centre?
No. Candidates must bring a print-out of the downloaded Admit Card to the Examination for the verification along with the original and valid photo Identity Document (NO photocopy/scanned copy/NOT an expired document), which was specified during the filling up of the online application. For Indian candidates, only following identification cards will be accepted: Passport, PAN card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License. For International candidates, ONLY a valid Passport/Government issued ID/College ID/Employee ID will be accepted as the recognized identification.
The Admit Card is valid if and ONLY if the candidate's photograph and signature images are clear and legible. The photograph on the Admit Card and that in the valid photo identity document should match with the appearance of the candidate on the day of examination.
Can I bring soft copy of the Admit Card (in mobile phone/tablet/laptop) to gain entry to the examination centre?
NO. Hard copy (printed in color) of the Admit Card must be brought to the examination centre along with at least one original (not photocopied/scanned copy) and valid (not expired) Identity Document (ID), which was specified during the filling up of the online application.
GATE 2018 Examination
For how many GATE papers can I apply?
A candidate can apply for only ONE of the 23 papers listed in the GATE INFORMATION BROCHURE or GATE website.
The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate. Some guidelines in this respect are suggested below:
- The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree.
- The candidate is, however, free to choose any other paper according to his/her admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which he/she wishes to seek admission.
After submission of application, am I permitted to change my GATE Examination Paper?
NO. Requests for the change of GATE Examination paper after the submission of Application Form WILL NOT be permitted.
After submission of application, am I permitted to change my GATE Examination City?
YES. ONLY after the last date for application submission, a request for the change of examination city will be entertained against payment. A specific time period for the same will be notified in the GATE 2018 website.
Will I be provided with any white paper for rough work and calculations during the examination?
A scribble pad will be provided to the candidate that can be used to do the rough work. The candidate has to return the scribble pad after the examination.
Am I allowed to leave the examination hall during the examination?
NO. Candidates will NOT be allowed to leave the examination hall for any reason during the examination. Candidates are allowed to leave the examination hall only after the scheduled end of examination.
What items are not permitted to be brought with me inside the examination venue?
Only Admit Card, Identification Card and a pen is permitted to be taken inside the examination hall. Mobile phones, physical calculators, wristwatches, or any other electronic items are NOT permitted inside the examination hall. If a candidate brings any of these items, they have to be kept outside the examination hall at the candidate’s own risk. If the candidate is found to be in possession of these items (even if not using them), he/she will be disqualified and the result will not be declared for the candidate.
Can I use a physical calculator during the examination?
NO. During the online GATE 2018 examination, all candidates will be provided with a virtual scientific calculator which has to be used to answer the questions. Mobile phones, physical calculators, wristwatches, or any other electronic items are NOT permitted inside the examination hall.
Will there be any arrangement at the examination centre for the safe keeping of my personal items such as my mobile phone?
NO. Such arrangements will not be made at the examination centre. If a candidate brings personal belongings including mobile phones, they have to be kept outside the examination hall at the candidate’s own risk. The GATE officials are not responsible for safe keeping of your personal items.
What happens if a physical calculator (even on an electronic watch) or a mobile phone (even in switched off mode) is found in my possession in the examination hall?
Such cases will naturally constitute violation of GATE 2018 code of conduct (as given in Appendix D) and will lead to disqualification of the candidature.
PwD and Dyslexic Candidates
What are the details of the guidelines that will be followed about PwD candidates writing GATE 2018 examination?
GATE 2018 will follow the guidelines as mentioned in the government regulations. Please refer to: 1) http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/content/en/docs/omguide.pdf and 2) http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/content/en/docs/CCDLetters.pdf
Will the facility of scribe and/or compensatory (extra) time be given to all PwD candidates?
Please refer to http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/content/en/docs/CCDLetters.pdf (in particular to the fifth page of the document) for the clarification issued by CCPD on 18.03.2013. “The facility of scribe is meant for only those PwD candidates who have physical limitation to write including that of speed. The scribe will be provided by the GATE authorities. The compensatory (extra) time would be applicable only to such candidates.”
Will there be a “magnified question paper” for visually challenged PwD candidates?
YES. Once you reach the examination hall, please contact the GATE Institute Representative through the invigilator in your examination hall and he/she will do the needful.
Will the facility of scribe and/or compensatory (extra) time be given to dyslexic candidates?
Yes, dyslexic candidates can avail the services of scribe, provided such candidates submit a proper dyslexic certificate issued by the competent authorities. The scribe will be provided by the GATE authorities. The compensatory (extra) time would be applicable only to such dyslexic candidates availing the scribe facility.