The IIT Guwahati is going to release the final answer key for GATE 2018 on March 14, 2018. The candidates were allowed to submit the objection(s) in the official answer key from February 21 to 23, 2018 onwards.
Now on the basis of the objections raised by the candidate, a final answer key will be published online at gate.iitg.ac.in. With the release of final answer key, you can not submit any further objections. The final answer key will form the basis of the GATE 2018 Result, which is scheduled to be announced on March 17, 2018.
Various PSUs accepts the score of GATE as one of their selection criteria. Some of the recruitments are underway at the moment while some are expected to start after the release of the GATE 2018 results.
The result will be published online and the candidates will be able to check their result by entering their Enrollment ID / Email ID and Password. The GATE scorecard will provide the details of the performance level of the candidate in a particular subject. The GATE 2018 score is valid for three years from the date of announcement of the results.
The scorecard for GATE 2018 will be available for download by online mode only. No candidate will receive it by any other mode. The candidates can download their score card between March 20 to May 31, 2018, from the GOAPS portal. However, to obtain the soft copy of the GATE score card after the last date, you must pay an amount of Rs. 500 for obtaining it before December 31, 2018.
Though the date for publishing the final answer key and result is specified, however, the time is not known. By observing the previous year trends it can be expected that GATE 2018 Final Answer Key and Score Card shall be available by 10:00 AM onwards.
To qualify GATE 2018, the candidates need to obtain marks equal to or more than the cut off marks. The cut off marks for GATE 2018 is not yet announced by IIT Guwahati, however, it is usually between 21 to 40. So for this year as well the candidates can expect the same.
Last year the cut off for CE, ME, stream in General category was 28.70, 25.8 for OBC and 19.10 for SC/ST/PH. For ME stream the cut off for General was 32.87, for OBC it was 29 and 21 for SC/ST/PH. In EE stream the cut off was 25.20 for General category, 25.20 in OBC and 16.70 in SC/ST/PH. For EC and CS stream, the cut off in General, OBC, and SC/ST/PH category was 25.00, 22.50 and 16.60. For IN stream, 34.60 in Gen, 31.10 in OBC, 23.00 in SC/ST/PH. For CH stream, the cut off in Gen category was 44.30, 39.80 in OBC, and 29.50 in SC/ST/PH. Last but not the least, in BT stream, the cut off was 38.90 in Gen, 35.00 for OBC, and 25.90 for SC/ST/PH.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is basically an examination which is taken by candidates seeking admission in master’s program in various IITs as well as other technical institutions in the country. The score obtained by GATE is not only used for admission purpose but also for employment.