GATE - Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering


What is GATE?
  • The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science. GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.

  • The GATE score of a candidate reflects the relative performance level of a candidate. The score is used for admissions to various post-graduate education programs (e.g. Master of Engineering, Master of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy) in Indian higher education institutes, with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other government agencies. Recently, GATE scores are also being used by several Indian public sector undertakings (i.e., government-owned companies) for recruiting graduate engineers in entry-level positions. It is one of the most competitive examinations in India.
Eligibility
  • Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture (4 years after 10+2/ Post-B.Sc./ Post-Diploma) and those who are in the final year of such programs.

  • Master’s degree holders in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programs.

  • Candidates in the second or higher year of Four-year integrated Master’s degree programs (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/ Technology.

  • Candidates in the fourth or higher year of Five-year integrated Master’s degree programs or Dual Degree programs in Engineering/Technology.

  • Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by iE(i), AMICE(i) by the institute of Civil Engineers (India)-iCE(i)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech.

Application Fees
Nationality Candidate Category Mode of Payment Application Fee
Indian Women candidates Online Net Banking / e-challan Rs. 750
SC/ST/PwD candidates Online Net Banking / e-challan Rs. 750
All other candidates Online Net Banking / e-challan Rs. 1500
Non Indian All candidates Online Net Banking $ 50

Note:-

  • The application fee is non-refundable.
  • Bank charges will be applicable as per the norm.
New in GATE 2017

New Centers

  • Burdwan (IIT Guwahati Zone)
  • Dibrugarh (IIT Guwahati Zone)
  • Gorakhpur (IIT Kanpur Zone)

New Paper

  • The XE paper now has a new section on Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (section H). With this the number of sections in the XE paper has increased to eight (A-H).

GATE for International Candidates

  • GATE 2017 examination shall be held for international candidates in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates (U.A.E).
CONTACT DETAILS OF ZONAL GATE OFFICES
Zone Contact Address Phone Number E-mail Id
1 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru 560 012
080-23606761, 23606762, 23606763, 23606764, 23606765 gate@gate.iisc.ernet.in
2 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai,
Mumbai 400 076
022-2576 7068, 022-2572 4054 gateoffice@iitb.ac.in
3 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016
011-2659 1749, 011-2659 6137 chrgate@admin.iitd.ac.in
4 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781 039
0361-258 2751 gate@iitg.ernet.in
5 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 208 016
0512-259 7412 gate@iitk.ac.in
6 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,
Kharagpur 721 302
03222-282091 gate@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in
7 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600 036
044-2257 8200 gate@iitm.ac.in
8 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247 667
01332-284531 gate@iitr.ac.in