Online applications begin for GATE 2015 for admission to IITs & IISc.

Applications are invited for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2015 that will be held by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, which is the organizing institute this year. The seven IITs (Roorkee, Madras, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Guwahati, Delhi and Bombay) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) oversee GATE. The eight GATE zones are:

Zone 1: Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
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
All 22 papers will be online computer-based tests (CBT).

About GATE

The GATE score is used to obtain financial support for master's or direct doctoral programmes in architecture, technology and engineering, and certain science doctoral programmes. Direct admission to a course may be granted due to a GATE score, or based on GATE plus an admission test and interview, as well as academic record.

Important dates

    • GATE online application opens: 1 September, 2014
    • Last date to enroll: 1 October, 2014
    • Last date to submit online application: 1 October, 2014
    • Last date to request changes in choice of test city: 21 November, 2014
    • Admit card available on GOAPS website for printing: 17 December, 2014
    • GATE 2015 examinations: 31 January 2015 and 1, 7, 8, 14 February 2015
    • Exam timing: Morning: 9 a.m. - 12 noon
                          Afternoon: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    • GATE 2015 results to be announced online: 12 March, 2015, 5 p.m.

      Eligibility criteria

      Eligibility varies depending on the degree and programme. Generally, you should be in the fourth year for bachelor's qualifying degrees (or you may have already completed the degree). For a Master of Engineering (M.E.) or Master of Technology (M.Tech.), you should be in the second, third or fourth year. You are eligible if you completed the degree. If your qualifying degree is a Master of Science (M.Sc.), you should be in the final year or be finished with your program.

      You can only appear for one GATE 2015 paper.

      For further details on eligibility, refer to our page on GATE 2015.

      Exam pattern and syllabus

      GATE 2014 has 21 different papers. You may only appear for one paper. Some questions will require numerical answers, while other questions are Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type.

      For further details, refer to our GATE 2015 exam pattern page.

      Application procedure

      Online applications have been made available for GATE 2015 since 1 September, 2014. Learn more about the process on our GATE 2015 Application Procedure page.

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