However, candidates with Master's degree in Engineering/ Technology /Architecture may seek admission to relevant Doctoral programmes with scholarship/ assistantship without appearing in the GATE examination.
GATE 2012 Eligibility
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.
GATE 2012 Application Form - How To Apply
Before applying, candidates are advised to download the GATE 2012 Information Brochure and read it carefully.
Candidates have to apply only Online. Details of the application fee and the steps in the application process are given below.
GATE 2012 Application Fee:
SC / ST / PD: Rs.500/-
Decide Payment Option
Payment can be made using netbanking. Bank service charge is extra (maximum of Rs.30/-)
Payment by cash at ICICI, Indian Bank or State Bank of India branches. Bank service charge is extra (maximum of Rs.25/-)
Obtain SC / ST / PD Certificate (if applicable)
GATE 2012 Apply Online
Candidates must follow the instructions provided while applying online.
At the end of this process, a PDF file will be generated with the following pages:
Page-2: GATE 2012 Application - GATE Copy
Page-3: GATE 2012 Application - Candidate's Copy
Page-4: Address Slip of respective zonal GATE office
Page-5: Bank Challan (for Challan Payment option only)
Take a print out of the entire file on A4 size white sheets using a laser / inkjet printer.
Cash Payment: (only for Challan Payment option)
The bank challan (Page-5) will be printed in triplicate. Take it to any one of the branches of ICICI, Indian Bank or State Bank of India (as opted by the candidate) and pay the fees. Bank will retain a copy and will return two copies to you. In those two copies, retain the Candidate's copy with you and attach the GATE Copy with the application.
Paste your recent photograph (3.5 cm X 3.5 cm) in the designated place of Page-2. Before pasting, please write your name and application number on the backside of the photo with black ball point pen.
Sign at the designated place of Page-2.
Paste Page-4 on top of a 10 inch x 12 inch size laminated envelope.
Before posting your application form, make sure that, in addition to the other relevant attachments, you have attached either a copy of the degree certificate or a certificate from your college principal.
Duly filled-in Application with appropriate enclosures must be sent by Speed Post (preferably) or by Registered Post to The Chairman, GATE of the Zone corresponding to the 1st Choice of Examination City, so as to reach on or before Monday, 24th October, 2011 OR
It can be handed over personally to the respective Zonal GATE Office on or before Monday, 24th October, 2011.
GATE 2012 Contact Details
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016
Tel: 011-2659 1749
Fax: 011-2658 1579
GATE 2012 Last date for receipt of form: 24 October 2011
GATE 2012 Entrance Date: 29 January 2012
GATE 2012 Test Centers
GATE 2012 Online Examination Cities:
For candidates whose choice of GATE paper is one of the following: AE, AG, AR, GG, MN and TF. CLICK HERE
GATE 2012 Offline Examination Cities:
For candidates whose choice of GATE paper is one of the following: BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, IN, MA, ME, MT, PH, PI, XE and XL
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
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: Thursday 15 March 2012 (10:00 Hrs)