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Gate 2012

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, GATE,  is an all India examination for securing admissions into post graduate programmes generally referred as Master’s degree and for Doctoral programmes . It is also a minimum requirements to apply for various fellowships awarded by many Govenment organization.

The GATE is administered and conducted jointly by Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian institute of Technology .

The organizing institute for GATE 2012 is Indian institute of Technology Delhi .

There have been made some changes in the GATE 2012 which are as
  • Pre-final year students are not eligible to write GATE 2012.
  • Sale of application forms through banks and GATE office counters has been discontinued.
  • The entire process has been made online . You need to register and fill the application online by accessing the zonal GATE website . 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.
  • Sending admit card by post has been discontinued . You need to downlaod it from Zonal website.
  • In GATE 2012, two additional papers, AR and AG, will also have ONLINE examination.
  • 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.

Important Dates for GATE 2012.

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

Date of Online Examination  

29 January  2012

Date of Offline Examination

12 February 2012

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