GATE 2018 Dates: Admit Card, Exam, Answer Key, Result, Score Card & Counseling

Last Updated on July 25, 2023 by Vishnu Nambiar

Are you all set to crack GATE 2018? If yes, this guide will be of help to you. Here, I’ve listed down all the important dates associated with GATE 2018. You will find details such as – dates of registration, admit card release date, examination dates, answer key release date, result declaration, score card downloading dates and counseling dates.

Before heading to the meat of the matter – GATE 2018 dates – let us check out some basic details about this entrance exam. Here they are –

GATE 2018: Basic details

GATE stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. Candidates who clear GATE become eligible to pursue Postgraduate programs (like M.E., M.Tech., PhD etc) from IITs, IISc and other reputed institutes. Also check – GATE exam.   Apart from that, candidates who clear GATE may also avail attractive Government scholarships/assistantship in fields like engineering, technology, science and architecture. Reputed PSUs (Public Sector Undertaking) like ONGC, HPCL, SAIL, BHEL, HAL, IOCL, Power Grid, NTPC etc are known to use GATE score to recruit Engineering trainees. GATE score remains valid for a period of 3 years from the date of announcement of the results.   GATE 2018 is conducted by IIT Guwahati. There will be a total of 23 subjects (papers). Candidates must register for only one of these 23 subjects.   The examination will be conducted online. GATE 2018 follows the CBT (Computer Based Test) format. Also check – list of best Engineering branches, best M.Tech. programs and list of courses after 12th science.   GATE 2018 will be held in selected cities in India across eight zones. The exam is also conducted in the following cities abroad – Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Singapore.   Let us check out each Zone and the administering Institute. Here they are –

GATE 2018 zones and administering institutes

Sr No Zone Administering Institute
1 Zone 1 IISc Bangalore
2 Zone 2 IIT Bombay
3 Zone 3 IIT Delhi
4 Zone 4 IIT Guwahati
5 Zone 5 IIT Kanpur
6 Zone 6 IIT Kharagpur
7 Zone 7 IIT Madras
8 Zone 8 IIT Roorkee

It is time to check out GATE 2018 dates now. Here they are –

GATE 2018: Important dates (registration, admit card, exam, answer key, result, score card and counseling)

Check out GATE 2018 dates of registration, issuing admit card, examination, publishing answer key, result, publishing score card and counseling –

GATE 2018 dates

Sr No Event Date Day
1 GATE 2018 online application starts (GOAPS) 1st September, 2017 Friday
2 Last date for applying online (GOAPS) 5th October, 2017 Thursday
3 Last date for requesting change of examination city 17th November, 2017 Friday
4 Admit card made available on application website 05th January, 2018 Friday
5 GATE 2018 online exam (CBT) dates (Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Afternoon: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM) 03rd, 04th, 10th and 11th February, 2018 Saturday, Sunday, Saturday and Sunday respectively
6 Announcement of results 17th March, 2018 Saturday
7 Score card made available for download 20th March, 2017 Tuesday
8 Counseling session starts 1st or 2nd week of April, 2018

Let us check out GATE 2018 eligibility criteria. Here are the details –

GATE 2018 Eligibility criteria

Refer the table given below to obtain information regarding eligibility criteria –

Eligibility criteria

Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree/Examination Description of Eligible Candidates Year of qualification no 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 long 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
Integrated M.E./M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.) Post-B.Sc. Integrated Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology (4 years long course) Currently in the final year or already completed 2020
Integrated M.E./M.Tech./Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s Degree or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5 years long course) Currently in the 4th or 5th year or already completed 2019
Integrated M.Sc./Integrated B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years long Integrated B.S.-M.S. course 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 Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA

GATE 2018 Examination cities

Refer the chart given below to find your city/town and the exam center associated with it – GATE 2018 Exam cities

GATE 2018 Papers and corresponding codes

Refer the chart given below to find the list of GATE papers and their corresponding codes – GATE 2018 Papers   I hope that this guide has been of help to GATE aspirants from India as well as abroad. As promised, I’ve provided details such as – important dates (registration, admit card, exam, result, counseling etc), eligibility, exam cities and papers. Also read GATE preparation tips. All the best!

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