GATE 2016 Application Form, Syllabus, Admit Card – Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

GATE 2016 - Graduate Aptitude Test in EngineeringGATE 2016 – Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, GATE 2016, is the entrance exam for M.Tech, M.E. and direct PhD, organized by IISC Bangalore. Eligible candidates can fill up the online GATE 2016 application form and pay the fees online or using e-challan. Registered candidates are issued the GATE 2016 admit card, indicating exam center and timing details, that can be downloaded in the GOAPS. Those who appear in the online computer based test can estimate their scores using the answer keys and then check the GATE 2016 result and download score cards. Get here complete details of GATE 2016 such as date, syllabus, application form, admit card, answer key and result.

GATE Application Form 2016 has been issued by IISc Bangalore (Click Here to apply). Application form of GATE 2016 has to be submitted online at GOAPS (appsgate.iisc.ernet.in) to appear in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. . The process of form submission is completely online. Those candidates who have already filled their application forms and made payment, may download admit card as per the schedule. Application form of GATE 2016 is available from September 1, 2015 to October 1, 2015 at http://www.gate.iisc.ernet.in/.

GATE 2016

IISC Bangalore published the information brochure of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering containing all the details of the GATE 2016 exam. Candidates can apply and appear in GATE 2016 in the paper he / she is interested in, and is eligible for.

GATE 2016 schedule is as follows.

Important event Date
Last date to apply online through GOAPS October 1, 2015
Download GATE 2016 admit card December 17, 2015
Date of examination January 30, 2016; January 6, 2016; February 6, 2016; February 7, 2016
Declaration of result March 19, 2015

GATE 2016 Registration

Interested candidates can go through the eligibility criteria of GATE (click here to read Minimum Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2016) and then fill the online application form. Scanned copy of photograph and signature have to be uploaded, and application fee of Rs 750 for women candidates and SC / ST / PwD candidates, or Rs 1500 for all other candidates, can be paid online or by challan. A period of around one month is given to complete the process.

GATE 2016 registration process involves the following steps.

  • Reach the application form of GATE 2016 at the official website gate.iisc.ernet.in.
  • Enter details asked in the GATE 2016 registration form such as name, date of birth, email ID and mobile number.
  • Next step for filling the GATE 2016 application form is to upload photograph, signature, and other documents.
  • Pay the application fee as suitable to the category, which completes form submission.

GATE Admit Card 2016

The admit card of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is issued to registered candidates. It is released online only and candidates must carry the GATE 2016 admit card along with one original and valid photo identification.

Following details are needed to login to the GATE online application processing system (GOAPS).

  • GOAPS Enrolment ID,
  • GOAPS password.

GATE 2016 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

The complete syllabus of GATE 2016 is given on the official website launched by IISC Bangalore, gate.iisc.ernet.in. Details of exam pattern and syllabus of GATE 2016 is also given here for your reference.

All the papers have General Aptitude questions, of the following type.

  • 5 Questions of 1 mark each.
  • 5 Questions of 2 marks each.
  • Total marks for GA is 15.

GATE 2016 exam pattern of all papers except GG, XE, XL.

These papers will have GA + the following questions.

  • 25 Questions of 1 mark each.
  • 30 Questions of 2 marks each.
  • Questions will be MCQ and Numerical answer type.

Exam pattern for GATE 2016 GG (Geology and Geophysics)

This paper will have GA + the following questions.

  • Part A – Common for all candidates – 25 questions of 1 mark each.
  • Part B – Separate for Geology and Geo physics candidates – 30 questions of 2 marks each.
  • Questions will be MCQ and Numerical answer type.

Exam pattern for GATE 2016 XE (Engineering Sciences)

This paper will have GA + the following questions.

  • Section A – Common for all candidates – 7 questions of 1 mark each and 4 questions of 2 marks each.
  • Section B to G – 9 questions of 1 mark each and 13 questions of 2 marks each.
  • Questions will be MCQ and Numerical answer type.

Exam pattern for GATE 2016 XL (Life Sciences)

This paper will have GA + the following questions.

  • Section H Chemistry – Common for all candidates – 5 questions of 1 mark each and 10 questions of 2 marks each.
  • Section I to M – 10 questions of 1 mark each and 10 questions of 2 marks each.
  • Questions will be MCQ and Numerical answer type.

GATE 2016 Result

Check the result of GATE 2016 online at gate.iisc.ernet.in as per schedule announced by the organizing body. Candidates can know the score obtained and rank, by logging in to the GOAPS when the results are announced. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is the gateway for admissions in IITs, IISC, and several engineering and technology colleges in India. The scores are also used for recruitment in PSUs.

Key details to be noted regarding the GATE Result 2016 are as follows.

  • Result of GATE 2016 shall be declared around 6-8 weeks after the exam.
  • Only those candidates who have scored marks more than the qualifying score can download the score card.
  • The score mentioned as per GATE 2016 result is valid for three years.

How to prepare for GATE 2016 to score high?

Once you have decided to appear for the GATE exam, preparation needs to begin. An effective strategy to prepare for GATE is when you are clear on the three points.

  1. Which paper you wish to appear for, and whether you are eligible for the same.
  2. Know the syllabus for GATE.
  3. Have a clear plan of action for GATE preparation.

Determine the eligibility and go through the GATE 2016 syllabus (click here for GATE exam syllabus). A good plan for GATE exam preparation must have the following points.

  • Study hours – Study at least 5 hours every day. Divide your time between studying theory, practising questions, and solving mock tests.
  • Books – Refer to the important books for GATE preparation. Click here to know the most important GATE exam preparation reference books.
  • Question papers – For self analysis, and understanding the level of difficulty as well as the examination pattern, go through last year papers. Click here for GATE Papers of past years of all subjects.
  • GATE online preparation – Refer to online preparation resources for GATE exam. Some very useful videos can be viewed for free at NPTEL.
  • Check out the GATE exam preparation strategy for an in depth guide on how to prepare for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.

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