The online application for 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, starts on Monday.
Candidates may login here for online registration.
The GATE committee, which comprises of representatives from the administering institutes, is the sole authority for regulating the examination and declaring the results.
The overall coordination and responsibility of conducting GATE 2012 lies with Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, designated as the Organizing Institute for GATE 2012.
GATE 2012 application comes different this time. 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.
The sale of application forms through banks and GATE office counters has been discontinued.
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.
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.
The Offline examination will be conducted on 12th February, 2011.
No change in syllabus has been notified till now.
The last date to apply for GATE 2012 examination is 17th October, 2011.