GATE 2012

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering - GATE 2012
There is an unprecedented rush to apply for GATE 2012. In view of this, the last date for application has been extended as given below:

1. Last date for Submission of Online Application (website closure at 23:00 Hrs): 21 October 2011 (Friday).

2. Last date for the receipt of printed version of ONLINE Application at the respective zonal GATE Office: 28 October 2011 (Friday)

As of 12 noon on 17 October, more than 10,22,000 candidates have registered online. During 24 hours on 13 October alone, nearly 96,000 candidates have registered. Due to this rush, if you experience reduced access speeds to the application website, we request you to kindly bear with us and try again.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordination Board - GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

The GATE committee, which comprises of representatives from the administering institutes, is the sole authority for regulating the examination and declaring the results.

GATE is conducted through the constitution of eight zones. The zones and the corresponding administrative institutes are:

      Zone-1: Indian Institute of Science        Bengaluru
      Zone-2: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
      Zone-3: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
      Zone-4: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
      Zone-5: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
      Zone-6: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
      Zone-7: Indian Institute of Technology Madras
      Zone-8: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
The overall coordination and responsibility of conducting GATE 2012 lies with Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, designated as the Organizing Institute for GATE 2012 .
Admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD and some other Government scholarships/assistantships in engineering colleges/institutes is open to those who qualify in GATE examination. GATE qualified candidates with Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture or Master's degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications are eligible for admission to Master's degree programmes in Engineering/Technology/Architecture as well as for Doctoral programmes in relevant branches of Science with MHRD or other government scholarships/assistantships. To avail the scholarship, the candidate must secure admission to such a postgraduate programme, as per the prevailing procedure of the admitting institution. However, candidates with Master's degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture may seek admission to relevant Doctoral programmes with scholarship/assistantship without appearing in the GATE examination.
GATE qualification is also a minimum requirement to apply for various fellowships awarded by many Government organizations. 

How to Apply?  
Before applying, candidates are advised to download the GATE 2012 Information Brochure and read it carefully.
Candidates have to apply only Online. Details of the application fee and the steps in the application process are given below. 

CategoryApplication Fee
General/OBCRs.1000/-
SC / ST /   PDRs.500/-

  PD: Person with Disability
Application Process

Step 1:
Decide Payment Option
  • Gateway Payment:
    Payment can be made using netbanking. Bank service charge is extra (maximum of Rs.30/-)
     
  • Challan Payment:
    Payment by cash at ICICI, Indian Bank or State Bank of India branches. Bank service charge is extra (maximum of Rs.25/-)

Step 2:
Obtain SC / ST / PD Certificate (if applicable)

Authorities empowered to issue Certificates

 

Step 3:
Apply Online

Candidates must follow the instructions provided while applying online.

At the end of this process, a PDF file will be generated with the following pages:
  • Page-1: Instructions
  • Page-2: GATE 2012 Application - GATE Copy
  • Page-3: GATE 2012 Application - Candidate's Copy
  • Page-4: Address Slip of respective zonal GATE office
  • Page-5: Bank Challan (for Challan Payment option only)
Take a print out of the entire file on A4 size white sheets using a laser/inkjet printer.

Step 4:
Cash Payment: (only for Challan Payment option)

The bank challan (Page-5) will be printed in triplicate. Take it to any one of the branches of ICICI, Indian Bank or State Bank of India (as opted by the candidate) and pay the fees. Bank will retain a copy and will return two copies to you. In those two copies, retain the Candidate's copy with you and attach the GATE Copy with the application.

Step 5:
  • Paste your recent photograph (3.5 cm X 3.5 cm) in the designated place of Page-2. Before pasting, please write your name and application number on the backside of the photo with black ball point pen.
  • Sign at the designated place of Page-2.
  • Paste Page-4 on top of a 10 inch x 12 inch size laminated envelope.

Step 6:
Post/Submission

Before posting your application form, make sure that, in addition to the other relevant attachments, you have attached either a copy of the degree certificate or a certificate from your college principal as indicated below:
  • Candidates should submit a copy of the degree certificate or provisional certificate if they have passed their qualifying degree in 2011 or before.
     
  • Candidates with the following eligibility conditions should submit a certificate signed by the Principal of the college, where the candidate is studying, clearly indicating the year of passing of the candidate in the qualifying degree.
     
    • Students in the final year of Bachelor's degree programme in Engineering/Technology/ Architecture (4 years after 10+2).
       
    • Students in the final year of Bachelor's degree programme in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (Post-B.Sc./Post-Diploma).
       
    • Students in the final year of Master's degree programmes in any branch of Science/Mathematics/ Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent.
       
    • Students in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master's degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology.
       
    • Students in the fourth or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master's degree programme or Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology.
       
To download the format of the certificate to be sent by the candidates, click here.
  Candidates with backlog: Candidates with a backlog of papers should submit a copy of the marks sheet of final semester / final year or copy of the course completion certificate or a letter from the principal indicating that the student has a backlog and will be completing the degree in 2012.
Duly filled-in Application with appropriate enclosures must be sent by Speed Post (preferably) or by Registered Post to The Chairman, GATE of the Zone corresponding to the 1st Choice of Examination City, so as to reach on or before Monday, 24th October, 2011
OR

It can be handed over personally to the respective Zonal GATE Office on or before Monday, 24th October, 2011.
   

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