GATE 2019 for International Students

GATE 2019 – For engineering and science aptitude in facilitating admissions, the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), which started more than 30 years ago, has today emerged as one of the benchmark tests for higher education (M.Tech./Ph.D.) in IITs, IISc and various other Institutes/Universities/Laboratories in India.

In some foreign countries, GATE qualification is also recognised. It identifies the candidate’s understanding of a subject and aptitude and eligibility for higher studies by incorporating the standard and high quality of the GATE examination in 23 disciplines of engineering and science subjects. During the last few years, for recruitment in some Public Sector Undertakings in India such as IOCL, BPCL, NTPC, ONGC etc. GATE score has been used as one of the criteria.

The number of candidates taking up GATE exams has increased tremendously due to the significance of the GATE examination and in GATE 2016 more than 8.18 Lac candidates appeared for the examination. GATE exams are conducted by the IITs and IISc as a computer-based test having multiple choice questions and numerical answer type questions.

In a healthy mix of the cohort, an international student brings with him/her own culture, knowledge and wisdom to share with the Indian student, and hence we get the desired result. To create a world-class learning experience in the field of technology in India, this was a good initiative taken by the GATE Management Committee this year. Officials, at the 18 IITs, however, added that seats to be offered to foreign nationals would be redundant or additional and would not reduce those available to Indian citizens. The international students will have to shell out more fees as the subsidised fee, which Indian students pay, would not apply to them.

On behalf of the MEA, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will be the nodal agency for these tests. At the IITs, it is believed that the government is keen on more international students studying as it could boost their international academic rankings. A lot of GATE qualified candidates are paid scholarships, primarily funded by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India and by other Ministries amounting to Rs.12,400 per month.

Application Process

By paying the necessary application fee, Application for GATE 2018 shall be submitted ONLINE (through GOAPS website http://appsgate.iitg.ac.in). For GATE 2018, on the GOAPS website, all information related to the candidates will be available. The photograph, during the online application, signature and certificate of qualifying degree must be uploaded. Candidates shall be required to enter the specified number in their identification card of any one of Passport / Government issued ID / College ID / Employee ID.

For sale or otherwise anywhere, please note that the GATE application form is not available. Only through their e-mail, the candidates opting for international examination centres will be contacted. However, mobile nos may be used only when the GATE 2018 Organizing Institute intends to communicate relevant information to them.

ID Proof

As the recognised identification document, for foreign Nationals, a valid Passport / Government issued ID / College ID / Employee ID will be accepted. During the online application process, the candidate has to specify ANY ONE of the documents mentioned above and enter the ID number specified over there. Candidate MUST bring the SAME identification document along with the GATE 2018 admit card on the Examination day.

  • Application Fees (All candidates at International Centres):
  • Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu: US $50
  • Dubai and Singapore: US $100

The payment has to be made by using International Cards (Visa/Master) ONLY. A transaction processing fee 3.50% of the fee amount (US$50 or US$100) will be applied. Moreover, GST @ 18% on the Transaction processing fee will be applied.

 

Examination Centres On or before 21st Sept.2018 During the Extended Period
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu US$50 US$70
Dubai and Singapore US$100 US$120
Examination Session Timings:  
The examination timing (Tentatively) at GATE International centres is as per their local time, which is given below.
City (Country) Exam Time (Forenoon Session) Exam Time Afternoon Session)
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) 07:00 to 10:00 Hours 12:00 to 15.00 Hours
Colombo (Sri Lanka) 09:30 to 12:30 Hours 14:30 to 17:30 Hours
Dhaka (Bangladesh) 10:00 to 1:00 Hours 15:00 to 18:00 Hours
Dubai (UAE) 08:00 to 11:00 Hours 01:00 to 16:00 Hours
Kathmandu (Nepal) 09:45 to 12:45 Hours 14:45 to 17:45 Hours
Singapore 12:00 to 15:00 Hours 17:00 to 20:00 Hours

 

Scholarships

The government of India Scholarships for International Students. Different types of Scholarships and sponsorship opportunities exist for international students. The government of India offers some scholarships to international students who wish to pursue their studies in India. The information on various scholarships and schemes can be obtained from the Indian missions abroad. You may also visit https://archive.india.gov.in. (Please click “Study in India” under “Overseas” for more information.

Country Scholarships for Foreign Students Website

Bangladesh Scholarships for higher education in India for students of Bangladesh are offered by

  • Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR)
  • (ii) Technical Cooperation Scheme
  • (TCS) of the Colombo Plan
    Please visit – https://www.hcidhaka.gov.in/

Ethiopia Scholarships for higher education in India for students from Ethiopia are offered by

  • Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR)
    Please visit http://indembassyeth.in/

Nepal Descriptions Of Important Scholarship Schemes Of Embassy Of India,

Kathmandu

  • Homi J. Bhabha Scholarship Scheme
  • (ii) Technical Cooperation Scheme
  • (TCS) of the Colombo Plan
    Please visit http://www.indianembassy.org.np/

Singapore Scholarships for higher education in India for students of Singapore are offered by Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR)
Please visit https://www.hcisingapore.gov.in/

Sri Lanka, The Government of India, offers some scholarships every year to Sri Lankan students who wish to pursue their studies in India. Some of the Scholarships are Scheme of Scholarships for Sri Lankan Nationals,

  • SAARC Scholarship Scheme of the ICCR,
  • ICCR Commonwealth Scholarship/Fellowship Plan,
  • Technical Cooperation Scheme (TCS) of the Colombo Plan
    Please visit http://www.hcicolombo.org/

UAE Scholarships for higher education in India for students of Singapore are offered by Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR)
Please visit:  http://www.indembassyuae.gov.in/index.php

Indian Council for Cultural Relations (iccr.gov.in) also provides scholarships for higher education. Interested candidates can visit ICCR for more details: http://a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in/

Reference: GATE 2019 website
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