GATE Notification 2011

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.

Eligibility for GATE: The following categories of candidates are eligible to appear for GATE: a) Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes. (b) Master’s degree holders in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes. (c) Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master’s degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology or in the third or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master’s degree programme and Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology. (d) Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by IE(I), AMICE(I) by the Institute of Civil Engineers (India)-ICE(I)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.

There are two different ways by which a candidate can apply/register for GATE 2011, namely, ‘Online’ and ‘Offline’. The preferred mode of application submission process is ‘Online’. Details for applying Online and Offline are available on the websites of zonal administering institutes.

The Online application fee is Rs. 800 for General/OBC Category candidates and Rs. 400 for SC/ ST/PD* Category candidates. The Offline application fee is Rs. 1000 for General/OBC Category candidates and Rs. 500 for SC/ST/PD* Category candidates. The application fee is non-refundable.

GATE 2011 Examination will include both ONLINE and OFFLINE examinations as per the following schedule

Examination Type Examination Cities Examiniation Date (day) Examination Time GATE Paper Codes
ONLINE Listed in brochure January 30, 2011
09.00 hrs – 12.00 hrs GG and TF
14.00 hrs – 17.00 hrs AE and MN
OFFLINE February 13, 2011
09.00 hrs – 12.00 hrs AR, BT, CE, CH, CS, ME, PH and PI
14.00 hrs – 17.00 hrs AG, CY, EC, EE, IN, MA, MT, XE and XL
  • ONLINE Examination: Examination using computers where the candidate will choose the correct answer out of four options or fill in the correct numerical answer using mouse/keyboard.
  • OFFLINE Examination: Examination where the candidate will mark the correct answer out of four options in an Optical Response Sheet (ORS) by darkening the appropriate bubble.

Other important dates related to the GATE 2011 examination are listed below.

Important Dates
Commencement of sale of Information Brochure and Application Form
Commencement of Online Application Form submission
Tuesday September 21, 2010
Last date for issue of Information Brochure and Application Form
a) At bank counters Wednesday October 27, 2010
b) At zonal GATE office counters Friday October 29, 2010
Last date for
a) Submission of Online Application Form (website closure) Wednesday October 27, 2010 (18:00 hrs)
b) Receipt of completed Offline/Online Application Form at respective zonal GATE Office Tuesday November 02, 2010
Announcement of results Tuesday March 15, 2011