GATE 2018GATE 2018 – IIT Guwahati has announced GATE 2018 Result on March 16. Before that, final official answer keys have been released on March 13. All events of GATE 2018 including admit card, answer key, result, have happened one day before its scheduled date. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018 was conducted successfully in which close to 10 lakh candidates appeared. A cut off score is fixed for each paper and each category, which is disclosed along with the result. Only qualified candidates can download scorecard and thereafter participate in counselling process CCMT / COAP, or in PSU recruitment through GATE 2018. Get here complete details of GATE 2018 including dates, answer key, result, scorecard, cut off.

GATE 2018 Latest News:

  • GATE 2018 Result, Scorecard and Qualifying Marks has been released. Check here.
  • GATE 2018 candidates’ list whose result will not be generated has been announced. Check here.
  • GATE 2018 final answer keys have been released on March 13, 2018. Check here.

GATE 2018

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018 is the national level entrance exam conducted by IITs. It leads to admission to (i) Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering / Technology / Architecture and (ii) Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies. Scorecard of GATE 2018 is also used for PSU recruitment through GATE 2018.

Important Dates of GATE 2018

IIT Guwahati is the organizing institute of GATE exam 2018. It is handling all activities related to GATE exam such as accepting applications, issuing admit card, holding exam, and declaring results. Schedule for all events is given below.

GATE 2018 Important dates
GATE 2018 Registration started on 01 Sep 2017
Last date to submit online application form 09 Oct 2017
Application form correction request sending through email started on 25 Sep 2017
Application form correction through GOAPS started on 24 Oct 2017
Last date to correct mistakes in form through GOAPS 28 Oct 2017
Last date to request exam city change 17 Nov 2017
GATE 2018 Admit Card download starts 04 Jan 2018
GATE 2018 exam 03, 04, 10, 11 Feb 2018
Response sheet display 15 Feb 2018
GATE 2018 official answer keys released 19 Feb 2018
Challenges/Contests by Candidates on Answer Key with Payment 21 to 23 Feb 2018
Display of Final Answer Keys on the website 14 Mar 2018
GATE 2018 Result declaration 17 Mar 2018
GATE Scorecard available for download on GOAPS Portal 20 Mar 2018

GATE 2018 Result

Candidates can check result of GATE 2018 at GOAPS on March 16, 2018. It can be checked by logging in to GOAPS or the GATE Online Application Processing System. Enter enrollment ID/email address and password to login. The process of normalization is used by IIT Guwahati to calculate score.

GATE result is valid for a period of 3 years from date of declaration of result. Read more.

GATE 2018 Result
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GATE 2018 Scorecard

Those who qualify Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) will get scorecards. It contains marks obtained out of 1000. For programs for which exam was held in two sessions, normalized score is given. The scorecard of GATE 2018 will be released on March 20, 2018, and will be available until May 31, 2018. Candidates who want to get scorecard after May 31, 2018, can do so by paying Rs 500 until December 31, 2018.

GATE Cutoff 2018

Qualifying marks or cutoff of GATE 2018 is indicated in scorecard. Cut off is different for each paper and category. It usually varies between 21 to 40. Only such candidates who obtain marks equal to or more than cut off score will get scorecards.

Competition to get admission in IITs, NITs, and other colleges mark another cut off. Candidates can check past year IIT, NIT M.Tech cutoffs to get an idea about whether score will fetch them a seat.

Cutoffs are also published by PSUs for recruitment through GATE 2018.

The cut off for the past years has been mentioned here for your reference as to give you an idea about the expected GATE 2018 cut off. We know that the exact cut off cannot be confirmed but we are sure that it shall at least prepare you for what might be coming next.

Year 2017
Stream Gen OBC SC/ST/PH
CE 28.70 25.8 19.10
ME 32.87 29 21
EE 25.20 25.20 16.70
EC 25.00 22.50 16.60
CS 25.00 22.50 16.60
IN 34.60 31.10 23.00
CH 44.30 39.80 29.50
BT 38.90 35.00 25.90
Year 2016
Stream Gen OBC SC/ST/PH
CE 25.00 22.50 16.60
ME 29.60 26.60 19.70
EE 25.10 22.50 16.70
EC 25.00 22.50 16.60
CS 25.00 22.50 16.60
IN 31.60 28.40 21.00
PI 26.40 23.70 17.50

GATE 2018 Answer Key

IIT Guwahati released answer key of GATE 2018 on February 19, 2018. Prior to that, candidate response sheets were released on February 15, 2018, using which candidates could check their submitted answers. Candidates could submit challenges against answer keys from February 21, 2018, to February 23, 2018. Decision upon final answer keys will be as per GATE organizing body.

Aerospace Engineering (AE) Question Paper Answer Key
Agricultural Engineering (AG) Question Paper Answer Key
Architecture and Planning (AR) Question Paper Answer Key
Biotechnology (BT) Question Paper Answer Key
Civil Engineering (CE) Question Paper (CE01)
Question Paper (CE02)
Answer Key (CE01)
Answer Key (CE02)
Chemical Engineering (CH) Question Paper Answer Key
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) Question Paper Answer Key
Chemistry (CY) Question Paper Answer Key
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) Question Paper Answer Key
Electrical Engineering (EE) Question Paper Answer Key
Ecology and Evolution (EY) Question Paper Answer Key
Geology and Geophysics (GG) Question Paper Answer Key
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Question Paper Answer Key
Mathematics (MA) Question Paper Answer Key
Mechanical Engineering (ME) Question Paper (ME01)
Question Paper (ME02)
Answer Key (ME01)
Answer Key (ME02)
Mining Engineering (MN) Question Paper Answer Key
Metallurgical Engineering (MT) Question Paper Answer Key
Petroleum Engineering (PE) Question Paper Answer Key
Physics (PH) Question Paper Answer Key
Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) Question Paper Answer Key
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF) Question Paper Answer Key

Engineering Sciences (XE) Paper Sections

Engineering Mathematics (XE-A) Question Paper
(Includes GA)
Answer Key (All Sections)
Fluid Mechanics (XE-B) Question Paper
Materials Science (XE-C) Question Paper
Solid Mechanics (XE-D) Question Paper
Thermodynamics (XE-E) Question Paper
Polymer Science and Engineering (XE-F) Question Paper
Food Technology (XE-G) Question Paper
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (XE-H) Question Paper

Life Sciences (XL) Paper Sections

Chemistry (XL-P) Question Paper
(Includes GA)
Answer Key (All Sections)
Biochemistry (XL-Q) Question Paper
Botany (XL-R) Question Paper
Microbiology (XL-S) Question Paper
Zoology (XL-T) Question Paper
Food Technology (XL-U) Question Paper

PSU Recruitment through GATE 2018

Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) that are accepting GATE 2018 result for recruitment in 2018-19 are:

  2. BBNL
  3. BEML
  4. BHEL
  5. BNPM
  6. BPCL
  7. BSNL
  8. BSPCL
  9. Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India
  10. CEL
  11. Coal India Ltd
  12. DMRC
  13. DRDO
  14. ECIL
  15. EdCIL India
  16. GAIL
  17. GSECL
  18. HAL
  19. Haryana Power Utilities
  20. HPCL
  21. IOCL
  22. IPR
  23. IRCON
  24. KRCL
  26. MDL
  27. MECL
  28. Midhani
  29. Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation Ltd (MRVC Ltd)
  30. NALCO
  31. National Textile Corporation
  32. NBCC Ltd.
  33. NFL
  34. NHAI
  35. NHPC
  36. NLC India Ltd
  37. NPCIL
  38. NTPC Limited
  39. OIL India
  40. ONGC Ltd.
  41. OPGC Ltd
  42. Power Grid
  43. PSPCL
  44. PSTCL
  45. Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd
  46. RCFL
  47. RITES
  48. SAIL
  49. Tata Power
  50. THDC
  51. Vizag Steel

Candidates can apply for PSU recruitment through GATE result 2018. Separate application forms have to be submitted for each PSU. One can decide where to go based on the GATE discipline papers a PSU is accepting, position offered, salary offered, state of employment and various other factors. Read more.


Common Offer Acceptance Portal 2018 will be the common platform to get admission in M.Tech program in all IITs. All participating Indian Institute of Technology will offer admission through this common counselling process.

Indian nationals with a valid GATE 2018 / 2017 / 2016 score can register for GATE COAP 2018. One has to register at COAP in addition to applying for admissions in IITs.

Registration at COAP for GATE 2018 will require i) Name, ii) GATE Registration number(s), iii) GATE score(s), iv) Date of birth, v) Email ID, vi) Mobile number.

After GATE Result 2018 - COAP
IITs in India

CCMT 2018

Centralized Counselling for M.Tech (CCMT) 2018 will be organized for joint admission and counselling to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs. There are 40 participating institutes which offer admission to M.Tech, M.Arch, M.Plan, M.Des. CCMT is an online admission process for all participating institutes. Its important features are admission process, schedule, process flow chart, contact details which are conveyed through information brochure.

  • Registration – Candidates need to register online for CCMT 2018.
  • Choice filling – Candidates also need to fill choices  across all participating institutes.
  • Choice locking – After selecting choices, one has to also lock them before last date.
  • Online seat allotment – Candidates are allotted seats on basis of their GATE 2018 result and choices filled.

Those who get a seat offer need to accept it on time and pay fee for it to college that has offered seat.


Year # of candidates Registered # of candidates Appeared # of candidates Qualified % appeared % qualified
2016 971831 818850 135392 84.26 16.53
2015 927580 804463 121060 86.73 15.05
2014 1033625 889157 149694 86.02 16.84
2013 1200728 984855 136699 82.02 13.88
2012 777134 686614 108526 88.35 15.81
2011 612568 686614 96239 91.17 17.23
2010 460541 686614 59853 91.33 14.23
2009 230341 212130 35273 92.09 16.63
2008 184672 166027 31694 89.90 19.09
2007 168917 153822 44387 91.06 28.86


GATE Online Application Processing System is portal where aspirants apply, download admit card, check result. Here they can also check application status. Enrolment ID, registration ID and date of birth are login credentials for GOAPS. For GATE 2018, GOAPS is at IIT Guwahati website of GATE exam at

GATE Application Form 2018

GATE 2018 application form was released online. Eligible candidates were required to do register from the GOAPS. The registration for GATE 2018 generated a GOAPS Enrollment ID and Password, which the candidates can now use to Login.

Eligibility Criteria of GATE

  • Those who have any of the following degrees can apply for GATE 2018.
    • BE / B.Tech / B.Pharma 4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc / Diploma in engineering
    • B.Arch
    • B.Sc (Research) / B.S.
    • M.Sc / MA / MCA or equivalent masters degree in any branch of science / mathematics / statistics / computer applications or equivalent
    • Integrated ME / M.Tech post B.Sc
    • Integrated M.Sc or Integrated BS-MS
    • Professional society exams that are equivalent to BE / B.Tech / B.Arch
  • There is no age limit.
  • Year of qualifying qualifying exam should be no later than 2018 for BE / B.Tech / B.Pharm / B.Arch / B.Sc Research / B.S. / M.Sc / MA / MCA / Integrated M.Sc / Integrated BS-MS.
  • Year of qualifying qualifying exam should be no later than 2019 for Integrated ME / M.Tech of Dual Degree after Diploma or 10+2, and 2020 for Integrated ME / M.Tech post B.Sc.

GATE Admit Card 2018

The admit card for GATE 2018 was released on January 04, 2018, The applicants were able to download the admit card online. No candidate was sent admit card by post. The candidates were able to download it by entering Enrollment Number/ Email ID and Password. It was important that the candidates should carry the printed copy of the GATE Admit Card to the exam center. The admit card was to be printed on an A4 size paper using a laser printer preferably color. Apart from the GATE Admit Card 2018, the candidate also had to carry an original valid photo ID proof among Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License on the day of the exam to test center.

GATE Exam Pattern

It is important to know GATE exam pattern.

  • GATE is a computer based test.
  • There are two types of questions namely MCQs and NATs in the exam.
  • Some questions are of 1 mark and some are of 2 marks.
  • Only MCQs have negative marking.
  • For a 1 mark question, there is 1/3 negative marking. Whereas for a 2 marks question, there is 2/3 negative marking.
  • There are overall 65 questions of 100 marks.

GATE 2018 Exam Pattern of AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE

  • Engineering Mathematics carry around 15% of the total marks.
  • General Aptitude section carry 15% of the total marks.
  • Remaining 70% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

GATE 2018 Exam Pattern of AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL

  • General Aptitude section carry 15% of the total marks.
  • Remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

GATE 2018 Syllabus

Syllabus of GATE 2018 is officially available. Since each subject paper has a different syllabus, therefore you should download and refer only that subject syllabus of GATE 2018 for which you have applied.

Official GATE Syllabus for AE (Aerospace Engineering), AG (Agricultural Engineering), AR (Architecture and Planning), BT (Biotechnology), CE (Civil Engineering), CH (Chemical Engineering), CS (Computer Sc. and Information Technology), CY (Chemistry), EC (Electronics and Communication Engg.), EE (Electrical Engineering), EY (Ecology and Evolution), GG (Geology and Geophysics), IN (Instrumentation Engineering), MA (Mathematics), ME (Mechanical Engineering), MN (Mining Engineering), MT (Metallurgical Engineering), PE (Petroleum Engineering), PH (Physics), PI (Production and Industrial Engineering), TF (Textile Engineering and Fibre Science), XE (Engineering Mathematics, Fluid Mechanics, Materials Science, Solid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Polymer Science and Engineering, Food Technology, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences), XL (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Botany, Microbiology, Zoology, Food Technology) is available at as well as here.

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How To Prepare For GATE?

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 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.
  • Question papers – For self analysis, and understanding the level of difficulty as well as the examination pattern, go through last year papers. GATE Papers of past years of all subjects are available online.
  • 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.

GATE 2018 Exam Schedule

Date Time Paper(s)
03 February 2018 (Saturday) 09:00 – 12:00 hrs (IST) (Forenoon Session) ME, EY, PE, XE, XL
03 February 2018 (Saturday) 14:00 – 17:00 hrs (IST) (Afternoon Session) ME, AE, MA, PI
04 February 2018 (Sunday) 09:00 – 12:00 hrs (IST) (Forenoon Session) CS, MN
04 February 2018 (Sunday) 14:00 – 17:00 hrs (IST) (Afternoon Session) AG, AR, BT, CH, CY, GG, IN, MT, PH, TF
10 February 2018 (Saturday) 09:00 – 12:00 hrs (IST) (Forenoon Session) EC
10 February 2018 (Saturday) 14:00 – 17:00 hrs (IST) (Afternoon Session) EE
11 February 2018 (Sunday) 09:00 – 12:00 hrs (IST) (Forenoon Session) CE
11 February 2018 (Sunday) 14:00 – 17:00 hrs (IST) (Afternoon Session) CE

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