Two days after launching official website, IIT Guwahati has now revealed GATE 2018 poster. Notice in poster form is a short advertisement. It contains one liner details on key points of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. Such as it conveys what GATE 2018 is about, its dates, eligibility. Also it shows application form of GATE 2018 information with fees, centers, and how to reach GOAPS.
Major revelation in poster notice happens to be application which was hitherto unknown through official website. As per notification, application fee is Rs 750 for females, same for SC/ST/PWD. Other candidates who opt for centers in India will pay Rs 1500. If center is being opted outside India then application fee is USD 100. Here it should be noted that last time fee for centers outside India was USD 50.
Other details in notice are same as what has already been seen in GATE 2018 IIT Guwahati official website. Dates of examination are 03rd, 04th, 10th, 11th February 2018. Application starting date os 01st September 2017 and ending date is 05th October 2017. Examination will be held in cities in India as well as abroad. Cities abroad where Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2018 will take place are Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), and Singapore. Application form will be online. Eligible aspirants can access online application form from any GATE zonal websites. For information brochure and updates visit www.gate.iitg.ac.in.
Application fee payment for GATE 2018 is a one time, non-refundable process. Concession in fee for women, reserved category candidates is done by IITs and other exam conducting bodies to encourage participation. In case of international candidates, need for PWD certificate or category certificate is not applicable.
In order to pay fees, details have to be first filled in online application form. On clicking pay fee option in form, it redirects to online payment portal. Applicant can opt for feasible mode of payment for fee and complete process. It is important to confirm that fee payment is successful; issues crop up if internet connection interrupts. Payment status can be checked by logging in to GOAPS. Fee payment number generates on payment of fee, keep it safely.
Organising body will in some time release information brochure. A few points such as examination pattern will become clear then. In July-August time, aspirants need to focus on preparation for GATE 2018. If syllabus study is complete, then solve past year papers, sample papers, and take computer based tests to familiarize with exam pattern and situation.