GATE 2012 Notifications , Application Process, Eligibility Criteria

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Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination for admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD and some other Government scholarships/assistantships in engineering colleges/institutes.

The GATE is 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 application process in GATE are managed by the IISC and various IIT’s of different 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

This year the GATE is conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. GATE qualification is a minimum requirement to apply for various fellowships awarded by many Government organizations.

This time all the application must be filled online through Bank Challan or Payment Gateway. If you don’t know how to pay the Fees for GATE 2012 Online Just learn it here

Application Fees


pplication Fee



SC / ST /   PD


Important Dates

Commencement of Online Application submission


12 September 2011
(00:00 Hrs)

Last date for Submission of Online Application (website closure)


17 October 2011
(23:00 Hrs)

Last date for the receipt of printed version of ONLINE Application at the respective zonal GATE Office


24 October 2011

Zonal GATE website display of final list of registered candidates, choices of test paper and examination city


09 December 2011

Availability of admit card on zonal GATE websites


02 January 2012

GATE 2012 Online Examination for Papers:
AR, GG and TF


29 January 2012
(09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs)

GATE 2012 Online Examination Papers:
AE, AG and MN


29 January 2012
(14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs)

GATE 2012 Offline Examination Papers:
BT, CE, CH, CS, ME, PH and PI


12 February 2012
(09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs)

GATE 2012 Offline Examination Papers:
CY, EC, EE, IN, MA, MT, XE and XL


12 February 2012
(14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs)

Announcement of results


15 March 2012
(10:00 Hrs)


 This time there is a small change in the eligibility criteria for GATE aspirant. Now Pre-final year students are not eligible to write GATE 2012.

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.
  • Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (Post-B.Sc./Post-Diploma) 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.

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