Wednesday, August 31, 2011

GATE 2012 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Notification

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 overall coordination and responsibility of conducting GATE 2012 lies with Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, designated as the Organizing Institute for GATE 2012 .  

Important Dates
Commencement of Online Application submission Monday 12 September 2011
(00:00 Hrs)
Last date for Submission of Online Application (website closure) Monday 17 October 2011
(23:00 Hrs)
Last date for the receipt of printed version of ONLINE Application at the respective zonal GATE Office Monday 24 October 2011
Zonal GATE website display of final list of registered candidates, choices of test paper and examination city Friday 09 December 2011
Availability of admit card on zonal GATE websites Monday 02 January 2012
GATE 2012 Online Examination for Papers:
AR, GG and TF
Sunday 29 January 2012
(09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs)
GATE 2012 Online Examination Papers:
AE, AG and MN
Sunday 29 January 2012
(14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs)
GATE 2012 Offline Examination Papers:
BT, CE, CH, CS, ME, PH and PI
Sunday 12 February 2012
(09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs)
GATE 2012 Offline Examination Papers:
CY, EC, EE, IN, MA, MT, XE and XL
Sunday 12 February 2012
(14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs)
Announcement of results Thursday 15 March 2012
(10:00 Hrs)

Eligibility for GATE Examination
The following categories of candidates are eligible to appear for GATE 2012:
  • Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering/Technology/ Architecture (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final year of such programmes.
  • Master's degree holders in any branch of Science/Mathematics/ Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programmes.
  • Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master's degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology.
  • Candidates in the fourth or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master's degree programme or Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology.
  • Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institute of Engineers (India); AMICE by Institute of Civil Engineers (India)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible
  • Pre-final year students are not eligible to write GATE 2012

What is New in GATE 2012?

  • Application Process:

In GATE 2012, candidates need to register and fill the application ONLINE only by accessing the zonal GATE websites of IISc and seven IITs. The application process is complete only when a print out of the filled ONLINE application with the candidate's signature and a good quality photo affixed in the appropriate place is received by the respective GATE office along with necessary documents, if any, on or before 24 October 2011. Please note that sale of application forms through banks and GATE office counters has been discontinued.

  • Downloadable Admit Card:

Sending Admit cards by post has been discontinued from this year. Admit cards can only be downloaded from the zonal GATE websites from 2nd January 2012. Bring the admit card to the test center along with at least one original (not photocopied / scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification.

ONLINE examination in two additional papers:

In GATE 2011, the papers with codes GG, TF, AE and MN had ONLINE examination. In GATE 2012, two additional papers, AR and AG, will also have ONLINE examination. The ONLINE examination will be conducted in two sessions on Sunday, January 29, 2012.

Forenoon session (09:00 hrs to 12:00 hrs): AR, GG and TF.

Afternoon session (14:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs): AE, AG and MN.

  • Numerical answer type questions in ONLINE papers:

In the ONLINE papers (AE, AG, AR, GG, MN and TF), the question paper will consist of questions of multiple choice type and questions of numerical answer type. For multiple choice type questions, each question will have four choices for the answer. For numerical answer type questions, each question will have a number as the answer. The number of numerical answer type questions may vary between 5 and 10 in each question paper.

  • Pre-final year students:
Pre-final year students are not eligible to write GATE 2012. For details, refer to eligibility for GATE examination.

GATE Examination Schedule:

GATE 2012 Examination will include both ONLINE and OFFLINE examinations as per the following schedule:

TypeDateTimePaper Codes
Online29 January 2012
09:00 Hrs to 12:00 HrsAR, GG and TF
14:00 Hrs to 17:00 HrsAE, AG and MN
Offline12 February 2012
09:00 Hrs to 12:00 HrsBT, CE, CH, CS, ME, PH and PI
14:00 Hrs to 17:00 HrsCY, EC, EE, IN, MA, MT, XE and XL

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