The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, or GATE, as it is more popularly known, is among the top five toughest examinations in India. The importance of the test reflects in the top-class institutes that are in charge of conducting it – the Indian Institute of Science and seven IITs located at Kharagpur, Kanpur, Roorkee, Guwahati, Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi.
One of these eight highly reputed institutes organizes the GATE examination every year on behalf of MHRD (Ministry of Human Resources Development) department of the Government of India. The GATE exam facilitates the sieving process which makes sure that only the most deserving candidates get admission in the top education institutes of India in the fields of applied science as well as four foreign universities.
Following universities accept GATE candidates with 90 or above percentile
The official GATE answer keys for its 2018 prelims had been released on February 19. The appearing candidates can now simply download both the question papers and the answer keys to match with their own responses. This gives them an approximate idea of their probable GATE score.
The links to all the question papers and answer keys to all the subjects are given below in a tabular format.
Candidates can download the answer keys following the below mentioned procedure:
GATE answer key will be quite pointless if the candidates do not have their own response sheets to match it against. Here is the procedure to check the response sheet 2018.
GATE is conducted online, and MCQ and numerical are the only types of questions asked. To know the probable GATE score, the candidates first have to download both their answer sheets and the question papers along with the GATE 2018 answer keys.
Total MCQ Marks = ‘n’ x number of correct answers – ‘n’/3 x number of wrong answers (‘n’ = marks for that question i.e. 1 or 2)
Total Numerical Marks = ‘m’ x number of correct answers (‘m’ = marks for that question i.e. 1 or 2)
Total GATE score = Total MCQ Marks + Total Numerical Marks
Before GATE released the official answer keys for 2018, a number of private institutions also released their own answer keys for some of the subjects, if not all. Given below are the links to the unofficial GATE 2018 answer keys.
The candidates have to refer to the codes to see if their subject is there among the released answer keys and click on the code if it is to see the answer key as per their session.
The authorities have given the time frame of 21-23 February to submit any challenge a candidate might have regarding the first draft of the GATE 2018 answer keys. To challenge the answer key, a candidate has to follow the below mentioned steps.
The home page of GATE’s official website will display the link to the final answer keys once it is released on March 14. Upon announcement of result on March 17 and the release of printable scorecards on March 20, those will be available on the same GOAPS portal. Candidates have to log in using their enrolment ID and password to check their results and scorecards. The scorecards will be available until May 31.
The GATE cut-off for 2018 will be declared once the results are out on March 17. It will be decided by a committee constituting IIT council members.
The decision regarding cut-off marks will depend on a number of interconnected factors like
After the cut-off percentiles are declared, the first merit list to begin the counselling programme for the candidates will also be released. At the end of the whole procedure, the details of possible institutes where each candidate can take admission will also be conveyed to them.
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