GATE 2018 exam will be conducted in February 2018 on four dates - February 3, February 4, February 10 and February 11.
In 2017, more than 9 lakh candidates had applied for the exam. Last year the qualification percentage was a mere 16%. The number was not an improvement from 2015 when only 15% candidates qualified.
GATE exam is conducted primarily to test a student's eligibility for M.Tech. programs which are offered at IITs and other engineering and technology institutes in the country. GATE scores are also accepted by all the major PSUs in the country for recruitment.
The formal announcement regarding GATE application process will be done in August 2017. The GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) website will open for enrolment and application processing in September. This year the GATE registration and all other related activities will be carried out on the following url: http://www.gate.iitg.ac.in/.
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