Entrance Exams Engineering & Technology

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE )

Information

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination administered and conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE Committee comprising faculty from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordinating Board - GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India. ELIGIBILITY FOR GATE The following categories of candidates are eligible to appear in GATE : 1. Bachelor degree holders in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes. 2. Master degree holders in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes. 3. Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology or in the third or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master degree programme and Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology. 4. Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognised 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. Those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.

Important dates and Eligibility

Eligibility

Minimum Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2014
Qualifying Degree (short) Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive) Description of Eligible candidates Year of Qualification cannot be later than Copies of Certificates to be submitted
Passed in the year 2013 or earlier Expected to complete in 2014 or later
B.E./B.Tech/ B.Arch/ B.Pharm. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy (Post-Diploma/ Post B.Sc./4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 4th year or already completed 2014 Degree Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/ Course Completion Certificate Certificate from Principal
B.S Bachelor's degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 4th year or already completed 2014 Degree Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/ Course Completion Certificate Certificate from Principal
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 2014 Degree Certificate/
Provisional Certificate/
Course Completion
Certificate (pertaining
to Masters degree)
Certificate from Principal
Int. M.E/ M.Tech
(Post BSc)
Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (Four year programme) Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed 2016 Degree
Certificate/
Provisional
Certificate/
Course
Completion
Certificate
Certificate
from
Principal
Int. M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree programs or Dual Degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (Five year
programme)
Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed 2015 Degree
Certificate/
Provisional
Certificate/
Course
Completion
Certificate
Certificate from Principal
Int. M. Sc/
Int. B.S.-M.S.
Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the final year or already completed 2014 Degree Certificate / Provisional Certificate / Course Completion Certificate Certificate from Principal
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 Professional
Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/
Course Completion/
Membership
Certificate
issued by
the Society
or Institute
Copy of Mark sheet
for Section
“A”

NOTE: If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the above table, then the candidate can select the relevant minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form.

Application Fee and Mode of Payment

All candidates have to apply only ONLINE. Details of the application fee are shown below. The application fee is non-refundable.

Male Candidates (General/OBC) Rs.1500
Women Candidates of any category Rs.750
Other Candidates (General/OBC) Rs.1500
SC/ST/PwD* Category Candidates Rs.750

Details

  1. GOAPS: GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS website) can be accessed from the website of the respective Zonal GATE Offices or from the website of the GATE 2014 Organizing Institute.
  2. Enrolment:  You must first enroll yourself, by providing a valid email address, mobile number and a GOAPS password. Choose the email id that you check frequently, as all communications to you from the GATE Offices will be sent to this address (DO NOT USE ANYBODY ELSE’S e-mail ADDRESS. ONLY ONE PERSON CAN REGISTER WITH ONE e-mail ADDRESS). Give your personal mobile number because most of the communications may also be sent via SMS.
  • GOAPS Password: This will be the password that you will be providing to the GOAPS during the Enrolment. You must remember this along with the GOAPS Enrolment ID to login to GOAPS. Choose a password that cannot be guessed easily (it should NOT be your name, date of birth, or some string of numbers or letters like 12345, abcd, etc.), so as to ensure that the data you provide is not accessible to any person other than yourself. Length of the password should be 8 -15 characters. The following are not permitted: 
    \a, \b, \n, \r, \t, \\
  1. GOAPS Enrolment ID: Upon registration, an email and SMS containing your GOAPS Enrolment ID will be sent to you. You need to remember this along with the GOAPS password for all GATE 2014 related communications/website operations.
  2. Data Requirement for Application Filling: Before you login to GOAPS using Enrolment ID and Password, keep the following information ready:
    1. Personal information (name, date of birth, your personal mobile number, parent’s name, parent’s mobile number etc.)
    2. Address for Communication (including PIN code)
    3. Eligibility degree details (College address, PIN code of college)
    4. GATE paper, choice of GATE Examination Cities
    5. Good quality image of your photograph conforming to the requirements specified in Photograph Requirements
    6. Good quality image of your signature conforming to the requirements specified in  Signature Specifications.
    7. Details of a valid ID Proof that you will carry to the examination hall.
    8. Optional: Your Netbanking login and password to make the application fee payment via online net banking mode. Alternately, you may wish to pay via the challan mode.
  3. Application Filling: Fill in the necessary data in the online application form by carefully following instructions given there. You may edit the data at this stage if you require. Upload the required soft copy of photo and signature. Check the correctness of the photo and signature that are uploaded. If you are not satisfied, you may upload them again.
  4. You will have to select one of the two payment options (details given below) while filling the online form.
  5. The GOAPS allows you to enter data, “Save” partially filled form, “Logout”, and resume filling in by logging in again. You may address the error messages that may appear on saving the filled in data.
  6. Before you make the payment, you have to carefully check for any errors or missing data.
  7. Once you press “Submit & Proceed to Payment” button, no further changes to the application can be made.
  8. After processing “Submit & Proceed to Payment” you will be taken to payment option where you may choose offline or via Netbanking option. Candidates who have selected via Netbanking option will follow the instructions given below for online net-banking, in the payment section and complete the payment process. Those who have selected the challan payment option will directly proceed to the next step “Proceed Next for PDF Download”.
  9. You will then see two links namely “Download Challan for Payment” and “Download Filled Application”. You have to download the PDF files from these links and print the files. In case if you have opted payment via Netbanking, you will have to download only filled in application form from“Download Filled Application”. The download application form will contain two pages as mentioned below
    1. Page 1: Instructions to the candidate and address slip where you need to send the hard copy
    2. Page 2: The application form. Note that the bottom part may contain the certificate to be signed by the college Principal/HOD or may be left blank (depending on your eligibility status).
    3. Those who opted offline payment: Optional page for candidates who select “bank challan” mode of payment (as against the net-banking). This page will contain 3 copies of the challan to be processed with the respective banks (SBI or Syndicate Bank).
  10. Problems in Login into GOAPS –This step may be used, if the candidate forgets the password or the Enrolment ID or did not receive the Enrolment ID. Visit the “Problems in Login into GOAPS” link on the GOAPS website.
    1. In case of forgotten Enrolment ID or non-receipt of Enrolment ID via email,candidate must provide Mobile Number and email address. The Enrolment ID will be sent to the candidate via SMS/email.
    2. In case of forgotten password, candidate must provide Mobile Number, Email and Enrolment ID, which will be verified and a “one time password” (OTP) will be sent via Email and SMS using which candidate can reset new GOAPS password.
    3. In case of forgotten both Enrolment ID and password, candidate must provide Mobile Number and email address. The Enrolment ID will be sent to the candidate via SMS/email.

Test Centers

Zone-wise List of Cities in which GATE 2014 will be held

Zonal GATE Office Tentative List of Examination Cities
IISc Bangalore
Bangalore - 560 012
Website: gate.iisc.ernet.in
Alappuzha, Aluva, Ananthapur, Attingal, Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Chengannur, Davengere, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Idukki, Kannur, Kanjirapally, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangalore, Manipal, Muvattupuzha, Mysore, Nedumangad, Pala, Palakkad, Payyannur, Punalur, Shimoga, Thrissur , Tumkur and Vadakara.
IIT Bombay, Powai,
Mumbai - 400 076
Website: www.gate.iitb.ac.in
Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Hyderabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Lonavala, Mahabubnagar, Mehsana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Secunderabad, Solapur, Surat, Thane and Vadodara.
IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas,
New Delhi – 110016
Website: www.iitd.ac.in/gate
Alwar, Bahadurgarh (Haryana), Bikaner, Delhi, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Indore, Jammu, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura, Palwal (Haryana), Shimla, Sikar, Udaipur-Chittorgarh and Ujjain.
IIT Guwahati
Guwahati – 781039
Website: www.iitg.ernet.in/gate
Agartala, Asansol, Dhanbad, Durgapur, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri and Tezpur.
IIT Kanpur
Kanpur – 208016
Website: www.iitk.ac.in/gate
Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Saugar (Sagar, MP), Sultanpur and Varanasi.
IIT Kharagpur
Kharagpur – 721302
Website: gate.iitkgp.ac.in
Balasore, Berhampur (Orissa), Bhilai, Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Jamshedpur, Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Srikakulam-Vizianagaram, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam.
IIT Madras
Chennai – 600036
Website: gate.iitm.ac.in
Angamaly, Bapatla, Chennai North, Chennai South, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Erode, Gudur, Guntur, Kadapa, Kanyakumari, Karimnagar, Karur, Khammam, Madurai, Nagercoil, Nalgonda, Namakkal, Nellore, Ongole, Puducherry (Pondicherry), Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Tuticorin, Vellore, Virudhunagar and Warangal.
IIT Roorkee
Roorkee – 247667
Website: www.iitr.ac.in/gate
Ambala, Amritsar, Bathinda, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani-Bhimtal, Hamirpur (HP)-Una, Jalandhar-Phagwara, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana-Moga, Meerut, Mohali-Rupnagar-Fatehgarh Sahib, Moradabad, Noida, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala-Sangrur, Roorkee-Muzaffarnagar, Sirmaur, Solan, Sonepat and Yamunanagar.
Zone-wise List of Examination Cities for 3rd Choice
Zonal GATE Office Tentative List of Examination Cities for 3rd Choice
IISc Bangalore
Bangalore - 560 012
Website: gate.iisc.ernet.in
Bangalore, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Hyderabad, Mangalore, Thiruvananthapuram.
IIT Bombay, Powai,
Mumbai - 400 076
Website: www.gate.iitb.ac.in
Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Nagpur.
IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas,
New Delhi – 110016
Website: www.iitd.ac.in/gate
Delhi/NCR, Faridabad, Indore, Jaipur.
IIT Guwahati
Guwahati – 781039
Website: www.iitg.ernet.in/gate
Delhi/NCR, Kolkata.
IIT Kanpur
Kanpur – 208016
Website: www.iitk.ac.in/gate
Allahabad, Bhopal, Delhi/NCR, Kanpur, Lucknow.
IIT Kharagpur
Kharagpur – 721302
Website: gate.iitkgp.ac.in
Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam.
IIT Madras
Chennai – 600036
Website: gate.iitm.ac.in
Chennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram.
IIT Roorkee
Roorkee – 247667
Website: www.iitr.ac.in/gate
Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Jalandhar-Phagwara.

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