GATE International

GATE International

Examination Centres:

GATE 2018 Examination will be conducted in the following cities:

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore.


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 04 years) in Engineering / Technology.


  • Must have completed or are in the final year of their Post Graduate (Master’s) degree (duration: at least 02 years) in any relevant science subject.


Eligibility Document:

  • If a candidate has already passed (in 2017 or earlier) one of the qualifying examinations mentioned above, he/she has to submit (i.e. upload) the degree certificate / provisional certificate / course completion certificate issued by the institute.
  • If the candidate is in the final year of any of the qualifying examinations mentioned above, he/she has to upload a Certificate from the Head of the Department / Institute (in the format given in Appendix A).


Application Procedure:

Application for GATE 2018 shall be submitted ONLINE (through GOAPS website by paying necessary application fee. For GATE 2018, all information related to the candidates will be available in the GOAPS website. The photograph, signature and certificate of qualifying degree must be uploaded during the online application. Candidates shall be required to enter the specified number in their identification card of any one of Passport / Government issued ID / College ID / Employee ID.

Please note that the GATE application form is not available for sale or otherwise anywhere.

The candidates opting for international examination centres will be contacted only through their e-mail. However, mobile nos. may be used only when the GATE 2018 Organizing Institute intends to communicate an important information to them.


Identity Proof:

For Foreign Nationals, a valid Passport / Government issued ID / College ID / Employee ID will be accepted as the recognized identification document. Candidate has to specify ANY ONE of the above mentioned documents during the online application process and enter the ID number specified over there. On the Examination day, candidate MUST bring the SAME identification document along with the GATE 2018 Admit Card.


Application Fees (All candidates at International Centres): 

Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu: US $50

Dubai and Singapore: US $100

The payment has to be made by using International Cards (Visa/Master) ONLY. A transaction processing fee 3.50% of fee amount (US$50 or US$100) will be applied. Moreover, GST @ 18% on the Transaction processing fee will be applied.


Examination Session Timings:

The session timing at GATE international centres will be as per their local time and will be notified well in advance. In examination centres in India, the session timings are as follows:

Forenoon Session            : 9:00 hrs to 12:00 hrs (IST)

Afternoon Session           : 14:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs (IST)


Source of information: - IITG