GATE 2016 - Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, Gate Syllabus, Gate Online Application, Gate Exam-

Gate 2016 IISC ; Indian Institute of Science will be conducting GATE 2016 the Aptitude Test for Graduate Engineering. You may read this post to get detailed information of Online Application, Fee Payment, Admit Card availability, Commencement of Test and Result Publication for GATE.


GATE SnapShot ::
Name of Test : GATE
Full Form : Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
GATE Score Validity : 3 years.
Examination Mode : Computer Based Test Only.

Briefly about GATE ::
Admission to Postgraduate Courses (Master's and Doctoral) with MHRD and other Government Scholarships / Assistantships in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science are open to those who qualify in GATE. The GATE score is also used by some PSUs for their recruitment. GATE 2016 score will be valid for a period of THREE YEARS ONLY from the date of announcement of results. Phone numbers for information: +91 80 2360 6761/2/3/4/5.

Basic Features of  the TEST.
  • Examinations for all the 23 papers will be conducted by an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT). The online examination paper will contain some questions for which numerical answers must be keyed in by the candidate using the virtual keypad. Rest of the questions shall be of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type.
  • Biometric information (Photograph and Fingerprints) for randomly selected candidates may be captured before the start of the examination.
  • GATE 2016 examinations will be held during forenoon and afternoon sessions on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) between 30th January 2016 and 07th February 2016. Examination for some of the papers in GATE 2016 will be held in multiple sessions. Exact details regarding complete examination schedule will be notified at a later date.
  • For GATE 2016 the entire process of filling up of application form, uploading of certificates/documents etc., will be online and the candidates should not send any hard copy of their application form/documents etc., to IISc or any of the IIT’s zonal GATE office.
  • The payment of application fees would be through electronic mode online as well as through payment at bank counters using e-challan.
  • The admit cards for GATE 2016 would be available through the online process only. Candidates can download their admit card from GATE 2016 website. No printed copy of admit cards will be posted to the candidates.
Important Schedule :
Online Application Start Date : 1st September 2015

Last Date for Submission : 1st October, 2015

Last Date for Request of Changing Exam Center : 20/09/2015

Admit Card availability : 17/12/2015

Commencement of Online Application : 30/01/2016 to 07/02/2016
The Exam will Commencing Only On Saturday and Sunday. There are Two Exam Slots 1) Forenoon : 9 AM to 12 NOON 2) Afternoon : 2 PM to 5 PM

Result of Gate 2016 will be Available on : 19/march/2016

Application Fee ::
All women candidates have to pay Rs. 750/- Only. Candidates of SC/ST/PwD need to pay Rs. 750/-. All Other Candidates (GEN/OBC) should pay Rs. 1500/- Only.

GATE Eligibility Criteria ::
Only the following categories of candidates are eligible to appear in GATE :

  • Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering/Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (Five years course) and those who are in the final year of such programs
  • Bachelor’s degree holders of Four-year program in Science (B.S.) and those who are in the final year of such programs
  • Master’s degree holders in any branch of Science / Mathemat-ics / Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Holders of Four-year Integrated Master’s degree (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology and those in the second or higher year of such programs.
  • Holders of Five-year Integrated Master’s degree or Dual Degree in Engineering / Technology and those in the fourth or higher year of such programs.
  • Holders of Five-year integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.Sc./M.Sc. degree and those in the final year of such programs.
  • Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed sec-tion A of AMIE or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.

How to Apply ?
All candidates must apply ONLINE. Further details and ONLINE application form can be obtained by accessing any of the GATE/JAM zonal websites

List of Institutes with Website Address.
  • IISc Bangalore >
  • IIT Bombay >
  • IIT Delhi >
  • IIT Guwahati >
  • IIT Kanpur >
  • IIT Kharagpur >
  • IIT Madras >
  • IIT Roorkee >

Click Here > Apply for GATE 2016

GATE 2016 Syllabus

The syllabus for each of the papers can be found by clicking on the subject papers below. Read the section on Structure of GATE 2016 to know what sections appear in each paper, especially in XE and XL.

*The syllabi for GATE 2016 papers have been revised. Hence, syllabi of some papers may be different from those of GATE 2015.

General Aptitude (GA) : Common in all papers
AE: Aerospace Engineering PE: Petroleum Engineering
AG: Agricultural Engineering PH: Physics
AR: Architecture and Planning PI: Production and Industrial Engineering
BT: Biotechnology TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
CE: Civil Engineering XE -A: Engineering Mathematics
CH: Chemical Engineering XE-B: Fluid Mechanics
CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology XE-C: Materials Science
CY: Chemistry XE-D: Solid Mechanics
EC: Electronics and Communication Engg. XE-E: Thermodynamics
EE: Electrical Engineering XE-F: Polymer Science and Engineering
EY: Ecology and Evolution XE – G: Food Technology
GG: Geology and Geophysics XL – H: Chemistry
IN: Instrumentation Engineering XL-I: Biochemistry
MA: Mathematics XL-J: Botany
ME: Mechanical Engineering XL – K: Microbiology
MN: Mining Engineering XL – L: Zoology
MT: Metallurgical Engineering

Download Section for GATE 2016:: > Download JAM Brochure

Contact Details of Zonal GATE Offices

Zone 1>
Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Science
Bengaluru 560 012

Contact Phone - 080-23606761, 23606762, 23606763, 23606764, 23606765
Contact Email -
Zone 2>
Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai,
Mumbai 400 076

Contact Phone - 022-2576 7068, 022-2572 4054
Contact Email -
Zone 3>
Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas,
New Delhi 110 016

Contact Phone - 011-2659 1749, 011-2659 6137
Contact Email -

Zone 4>
Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati,
Guwahati 781 039

Contact Phone - 0361-258 2751
Contact Email -
Zone 5>
Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,
Kanpur 208 016

Contact Phone - 0512-259 7412
Contact Email -
Zone 6>
Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,
Kharagpur 721 302

Contact Phone - 03222-282091
Contact Email -
Zone 7>
Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai 600 036

Contact Phone - 044-2257 8200
Contact Email -
Zone 8>
Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee,
Roorkee 247 667

Contact Phone - 01332-284531
Contact Email -

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