Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination conducted jointly by the IISc and seven IITs on behalf of MHRD, Govt. of India for the admission of various Post Graduate (M.E., M. Tech., M.S.)and Doctoral programs in IISc and IITs.
Along with IITs and IISc, the admission into regional colleges i.e. NITs are also done through GATE score. Besides IITs and NITs, all the government colleges and private colleges all across the country mandates the GATE score for the above mentioned courses.
Apart from admission into reputed colleges, the GATE score is also the part of recruitment process of many of the Public Sector Undertaking Companies (PSUs). A few such organizations are: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
(BHEL), Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Power Grid Corporation of India.
The successful GATE candidates are offered with a monthly stipend during the Post Graduate (Rs. 12000 pm) or Doctoral course (Rs. 25000 pm) from Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India.
Below is the official Poster for the GATE 2018, taken from the official website http://www.gate.iitg.ac.in/.
GATE 2018 will be conducted on 23 streams (also referred to as “papers”). The Examination for all the Papers will be ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT).
IMPORTANT DATES OF GATE 2018
The examination will be held on 3rd -4th February and 10th – 11th February 2018. The online application is starting from 1st September 2017 and ends on 5th October.
GATE 2018 APPLICATION FEES
The payments are made online using Net Banking, Credit or Debit Card.
The application form fee is INR 1500.
It relaxed to 750 for female and reserved candidates.
GATE 2018 PAPER PATTERN
The paper consists of 65 questions of total 100 marks. Out of 65 questions, 10 questions are of general aptitude and remaining 55 questions are from Technical Section and Engineering Mathematics.
Questions carry ONE or TWO marks.
Questions are of TWO types i.e. MCQ and NAT.
MCQ i.e. Multiple Choice Questions have four options and the correct answer suppose to be marked. These questions have 1/3 negative marking i.e. for the wrong answer of 1 mark question 0.33 marks are subtracted while for incorrect 2 mark question 0.66 marks will be levied.
NAT i.e. Numerical Answer Type questions have answers in decimal digits which are supposed to be entered using the virtual keyboard. No negative marking is there for such type of questions.