GATE 2016: Registrations Begin Today

The online registration for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2016 will begin today. The online registration process will begin on September 1, 2015 and will end on October 1, 2015.

GATE is conducted for admission into postgraduate engineering programmes in centrally-funded Indian institutes, including the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Some public and private sector undertakings also consider the GATE scores for employment processes.


GATE 2016 will be held from January 30, 2016 to February 7, 2016. The GATE score obtained is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of announcement.

GATE 2016 will be jointly administered by the IISc and seven IIT's namely Mumbai, Delhi, Kanpur, Roorkee, Madras, Kharagpur, Guwahati.

New About GATE 2016

The syllabus for GATE 2016 has been revised and differs from that of GATE 2015. Earlier there were total 22 papers, but now after the introduction of a new stream namely, Petroleum Engineering (PE) the total number of papers is 23.

The duration of the examination will be 3 hours. There will be 65 questions and maximum marks will be 100. The examination will be an online computer based test (CBT), which will contain multiple choice questions (MCQ).

One change that has been introduced this year is that now an online virtual calculator will be provided to all examinees during the examination, whereas earlier students used to get their own calculators.

GATE 2016: Registrations Begin Today

Students appearing for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) next year will have the option to challenge the answer keys that are available two weeks after the tests.

While they will have to pay a fee to challenge the answers, students said that the ability to do so is a welcome change. The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) has had the option of challenging the answers since it started.

According to the notification released by IISc, "After completion of GATE 2016 examination, all answer keys will be made available for dispute within a short time. Every answer key can be challenged. A nominal fee will be levied to prevent frivolous challenges."

"Last year, only answer keys were available for students to review. The option to challenge answers is a good incorporation and will help students score better," Amartya Singh, course director of TIME, a coaching institute.


  • Candidates should have passed B.E./B.Tech/B.Arch/B.Pharma and M.Sc/M.A./MCA and Int M.E./M.Tech or dual degree and Int M.E./M.Tech (Post B.Sc) and professional society examinations (equivalent to B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch) with good marks from any recognized university.

How to apply:

Important dates:

  • Registration begins: September 1, 2015
  • Last date for submission of application: October 1, 2015

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