GATE 2012 Notification

This notification is informed by Kapil Gonge and Chandan Gautam. Thanks and good luck to them.

Usually GATE notification come in the mid of September, but this time it’s being announced earlier. As we predicted IITD will be organizing GATE 2012. One major change happened this year. Third year engineering students are not eligible for GATE 2012. Final Year Engineering students can appear for GATE. This is a good move towards a clear admission strategy for M.Tech, which I pointed in a series of posts M.Tech admissions what to consider, and What matters most in M.Tech Admissions.

Application Process and Fee:
GATE aspirants need to apply online for GATE 2012. There no offline or paper based application in GATE 2012. There is no sale of GATE application form at different Banks and counters. Candidates need to apply through their regional GATE websites. To know your zone please refer to GATE 2012 information brochure.

The application fee is Rs. 1000/- for General/OBC candidates and Rs. 500/- for SC/ST/PD candidates.

GATE 2012 Official Website: IITD GATE 2012

Important Dates:

Commencement of Online Application Form submission 12 September 2011
Last date for Submission of Online Application Form (website closure) 17 Oct 2011
Receipt of printed version of ONLINE Application at respective GATE Offices 24 Oct 2011
GATE 2012 Admit Card 2 January 2012
GATE 2012 Online Examination (Papers: AR, GG and TF) 29 January 2012 (09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs)
GATE 2012 Online Examination (Papers: AE, AG and MN) 29 January 2012 (14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs)
GATE 2012 Offline Examination (Papers: BT, CE, CH, CS, ME, PH and PI) 12 February 2012 (09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs)
GATE 2012 Offline Examination (Papers: CY, EC, EE, IN, MA, MT, XE and XL) 12 February 2012 (14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs)
Announcement of results March 15, 2012

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Wish you all a great luck ahead.


  1. pavan

    Know your GATE 2012 – APPLICATION STATUS
    SMS to 9243342000
    for IIT KHARAGPUR send @gate2012.iitkgp[SPACE]app_number
    for IIT ROORKEE send @gate2012.iitr[SPACE]app_number
    for IIT MADRAS send @gate2012.iitm[SPACE]app_number
    for IIT KANPUR send @gate2012.iitk[SPACE]app_number
    for IIT GUWAHATI send @gate2012.iitg[SPACE]app_number
    for IIT DELHI send @gate2012.iitd[SPACE]app_number
    for IIT BOMBAY send @gate2012.iitb[SPACE]app_number
    for IISc BENGALURU send @gate2012.iisc[SPACE]app_number

    Ex:- @gate2012.iitkgp 6099235 to 9243342000

  2. gowda

    next year onwards is 3year course?.

  3. niveditha

    sir i posted d application form and all attatchments needed but they are not self attested..what can i do now???

  4. venkatesh

    the official gate website is not responding to the registration, it resulting a problem that server not found since a weak. please inform and get that the server get done and people to get registered for the 2012.

  5. veena

    sir,gate official site is not working…..and my form is incompleted wat should i do now

  6. vijay rathour

    Wish u to all candidates who r apearing in gate exam2012.. All d best to all..

  7. NganbaMeetei


  8. khureshee

    how to apply gate exam by online process

  9. gaurav

    i have submitted fees to ICICI bank on 3 oct but they did not gave
    me journal number or transaction Id.on asking they said no need of it in gate 2012.please reply confused.

    1. Abraham

      Sir, i took chellan from sbi, but they didnt wrote the journal no. in it. Is there any problem in it.
      please reply

  10. anusha paliwal

    I had already register to gate 2012, but forget my login id.
    sir my form was incomplete …now for further process what can i do???????
    would i registor again ???….is there is problem on it sir..please guidance me sir..
    please reply.

  11. prathamesh

    Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master’s degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology….
    this is eligibility for GATE 2012….what does it actually mean? does it mean that third year student are not eligible for GATE 2012…??
    pls rply

  12. pankaj

    hello ..
    i had deposited gate challan in sbi bank faridabad but they did not gave me journal number… when i asked him , he said there is no need of journal no in gate challan….is it true??

    plz reply sir…

  13. krishnama naidu

    sir,i completed my with branch it in 2011.i want to study i did not write gate and pgecet. is there any chance to get seat in in 2011.please kindly tell me.

  14. satish

    hi sir…
    I did not receive my provisional certificate from the university .
    can we apply to the gate by using the course completed certificate along with 4-2 marks memo,which are signed by the responsible principal?????
    whether it is possible or not????give me the suggestion regarding to this issue.
    with best regars.
    plz plz plz

  15. Sakina

    Hi Zahid,

    Any idea if Name mentioned in GATE application form is not as per written in X th certificate,will form be rejected????
    I have made this silly mistake n worried abt rejection.
    If possible can i fill a new form now????

  16. tapas

    i’m a final year student. how i will get the format of the certificate to be signed by the principal of my institute

  17. Melvin

    There is a twist in the tale to GATE this year – eventhough GATE2012 score is valid for two years , pre-final year students are not allowed to take the exam . This is rightly a “good move towards a clear admission strategy for M.Tech” as pointed out by Dr. Zahid.

  18. Melvin

    GATE 2012 is round the corner. It is laudable that many of the PSUs have recognised the quality and quantity of the exam and have resorted to selection of talented and research oriented students via GATE 2012. In this regard, I’d like to draw the attention of our respected moderator, Dr. Zahid to post a thread on the plethora of avenues that GATE has to offer this time. Various PSUs like BHEL, NTPC, IOCL have embarked onto the GATE bandwagon to recruit trainees for their firm. It is indeed awesome to reckon the popularity of GATE exam and the manner in which this has been achieved. I presume the numbers will go skyrocketing this time vis-a-vis the cut-off and the admissions. Moreover, there is reason to rejoice as the Govt. will sanction PG courses to more colleges. I hope these facts will invigorate the youths to leap forward for the zest of glory. Wish you all the best, MELVIN

    1. Zahid

      Thanks Melvin, I would definitely give a post exploring opportunities in PSUs though GATE. Thanks for nice inputs would love to see you posting.
      Thanks again.

  19. its very good

    thanks for giving this information

  20. hasan md sher afgan hossain

    dis is a good decision……………

  21. meghana

    is dat pre-finaliers students can apply for gate 2012 exams?

  22. nandini adil

    sir pls tell me about best institute in india
    for gate & ies

  23. vinod

    i want to write gate 2012 exam so i need some material to study so please try to send some materials to my email

    thank you

  24. Suchisree Jha

    kindly inform me about the chairing institute of GATE-2012 and availability of the printed application form for the GATE-2012 at an early date


    please upload the details of the companies which recruit on the basis of GATE 2012 score
    please upload the information regarding this….


    the above is related to gate 2012 application form


    i dont understand this line in my bank challan form “challan can be deposited minimum one day after the generation of challan” by sbi bank………….please clear this doubt

    1. sup

      same doubt…
      but i think it means dat d challan to b submitted to d bank only after d day we got it downloaded frm gate’s website….

  28. sai krishna

    sorry 1 point i have missed. they are going to recruit based on GATE scores

  29. sai krishna

    hi.this time BHEL and NTPC are also going to recruit the engineer trainees.last time IOCL did please update it in your site as early as possible so that it would help a lot of engineers.

  30. Purvishkumar

    hello zahid sir..
    have a serious query.
    My caste-subcaste comes in OBC category under central govt., but not under state govt.
    Can I apply GATE under OBC category??
    please reply zahid jee..

  31. veer Pal singh

    thank you

  32. sova sahoo

    plz…gv me a complete detail of how to apply online for gate 2012

  33. hiren patel

    Pre-final year students are not eligible to write GATE 2012.

    is that true sir????

  34. chanderpal singh

    Its very useful information.


  35. jyoti

    sir i wanna ask whether there are two attempts of appearing in gate exam in one year……..

  36. Sudipta Saha

    I am a 3rd year student in Computer Science and Engineering. Well I have a percentage of below 60% in 1st semester and 2nd semester but above 60% in both 3rd and 4th semester.
    I would like to know that whether i am eligible for M.Tech if I have an aggregate of above 60% after my 8th semester examination.

  37. Soumya

    I am a 3rd yr engineering student.Its quite disappointing that 3rd yr students can’t appear for GATE 2012.

  38. satheesh.b

    sir iam studying 3rd(c.s.e) i interested to do M-tech in DATABASE. how many universities provide this course

  39. satheesh.b

    3rd years are allow to write the GATE-2012 exam?

  40. Zshan faraz

    Zahid bhai ,
    One serious Query

    1) My aggregate is 65.418 , I do study only one night before exams ,
    Is it necessary for me to take postal course for gate/classes for gate ?
    How well it will be If i start now , am civil engineering student

    Will be really obliged if you answer it ,
    ps: am not classroom learner

  41. Vibhor Iyer

    I just gone through the website of IITM, there i noticed that if we get admission there for MTech we should submit our qualifying degree results by july 15, my results come generally around august mid…what to do in this case, guide me?

  42. vivek

    it is a shocking information bcoz i was totally prepared for the entrance test.

  43. Likhita Jose

    That is really disappointing! i am a 3rd year b-tech student and was very much looking forward to write the Gate exam…

  44. universe

    i m in 3rd yr engineering.can i give gate this year…………..??

  45. mainak

    i thnk,dis is a bad news for evry students..we shud hv been given d liberty to sit from 3rd year..

  46. Bhaskar

    Sir iam final eee hw to prepare for gate and what are the sub. Prepare for gate

  47. kushal

    Hi i am passed out from NIT trichy (2003-07) ,computer science and engineering, and 3 year of experince in devlopement in LG Banglore now i am preparing for GATE.  and i have resign from the job, am i eligible to apply in IIsc and IITs as a sponsered candidate for M.Tech Program. And i belong to SC catogory. is there reservation among Sponsered Catagory. If i can apply as a sponsor than how much benifit i can get.. is compitition is tough for Sponsored candidate?

  48. jaydeep

    does it also mean that now gate score card will be valid only for one year?

  49. sau

    @akash there is nothing to be discouraged u can give gate for practice anyway but yeah u have to show urself as final yr . and u could get a jest of gate real environment .

  50. pranav

    if any student is passed out in 2011….but having a backlog in any one subject then what about him.
    in which category should he fall..? in 2011 passed out or final year an will be passed out upto next academic semester..??
    plz if any one have any kind of info abt such condition put ur ans here…

  51. pravar sharma

    i am really disappointed to know about this.i was thinking about for appearing in gate 2012 bcoz i am a third year student.


    sir how many times we are taking chance forgate exam,if some student are already taking 2 chance than what is your opinion

  53. vijay

    Hi i am passed out from NIT trichy (2003-07) ,computer science and engineering, and 3 year of experince in devlopement in LG Banglore now i am preparing for GATE. and i have resign from the job, am i eligible to apply in IIsc and IITs as a sponsered candidate for M.Tech Program. And i belong to SC catogory. is there reservation among Sponsered Catagory. If i can apply as a sponsor than how much benifit i can get.. is compitition is tough for Sponsored candidate?

  54. Akash

    I am seriously discouraged by This.I am Third year engineering student and seeing toward gate 2k12 as Foundation for gate 2k13…

    1. praveen

      first try to solve previous year paper

  55. Abhinav Baone

    There is no change in syllabus.It is same as previous year.

  56. Arijit

    I appeared in GATE 2011….when I was in 3rd year..the rank I got that time,will it be valid for the 2012 admissions?reply…I am worried a lot….

    1. Lorin Ahmed

      YEs it will be valid, dnt worry.

  57. sunil

    the rank card is valid for how many years???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  58. sunil

    what sir u blast a bomb.i can save RS 6,000/- u tell this matter in 1 month back.all india new batches are started for gate 2012.u wasted all the money.

  59. Alok singh, 9307968478

    i am 3rd yr. student, can i register in this gate exam 2012??????

  60. sonam

    its unfair for 3rd yr students… 2009..its a gr8 learng xperience for the 3rd yr and there was no need to change it….i scored well in 3rd yr and dat boosted my cnfdnce for 4th yr…..

  61. rakesh

    I am 3rd year student,can i apear in 2012 gate exam?

  62. Manjul

    Why have they not let the pre-final year students appear in GATE???
    If it was decided earlier why wasn’t the notification given out earlier????
    SIR Hope a response from you!!!!

  63. Shailendra

    Yesterday i was thinking , to drop the course and prepare for GATE 2012 …
    However this would bring gap in my studies…and i also took drop after 12th.. So in total this would make the gap to 2years…
    Should i continue with M.Tech in Nanotechnology or should i drop the course and try GATE 2012 ??? Which one is better for assisting me in making career in PSUs ???
    Please guide me ..Thanks

  64. Shailendra

    I appeared in GATE-2011 (ECE Branch) and my GATE Score was 570 in general category.
    I have taken admission in Nanotechnology course in MANIT Bhopal ,It is a compromise with branch …
    I want to pursue career in PSUs … I later realised that I may not get enough time there for preparation while course… and i have been told that there is no scope of Nanotech in PSUs/Industry yet…
    I am highly confused now…and need very serious advice ..
    Please Guide me

  65. Mithun

    Smoking Jesus .. wat de..Its completely unfair….I protest against not including 3rd year students. I was hoping we will get two chances b4 passing out to attend GATE.

  66. hemant

    I have passed in 2011.I want to ask that whether i m able to appear in 2012 exam or not.

  67. ram

    plz sir allow 3rd yrs to write gate exam in this year also plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz give me a chance plz sir

  68. ram

    plz sir allow 3rd yrs to write gate exam in this year also plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz give me a chanve

  69. siddhath


  70. manideep

    wat the hell was this i am going to coaching and preparing very seriously since 3months this is disgusting………….

  71. alok

    why 3 rd year student c’t apear in gate exam,,,,,,,,,,

  72. jaspreet

    when is gate exam for masters in biotechnology students?

  73. Khushboo Saxena

    Is there any change in syllabus for GATE 2012 entrance examination?

    1. Lorin Ahmed

      No change in syllabus..

    2. Alok singh, 9307968478

      no change in the syllabus of gate 2012..


    I have passed in 2011.I want to ask that whether i m able to appear in 2012 exam or not.

    1. Harsh Jain

      you can appear GATE at any time when you are in final year of after four year of your BE course.

    2. MOHIT

      Of course man, you can appear. I believe, you can appear in any year until your marriage i.e. 30 years.

    3. Lorin Ahmed

      Yes, Your are eligible.

    4. Shailendra

      you are definitely eligible to appear…

  75. Lorin Ahmed

    @ Rajesh,
    Gate 2012 score is valid for TWO YEARS. It is mentioned on the site.

    @ Zahid Sir,
    Can u please evaluate what will be the effect of not allowing 3rd year students in gate 2012, on the results and admissions in 2012.
    Since they allowed them in 2011, that score was also valid for two years.

    1. MOHIT

      You will face real competition. At present, if you get a rank of 3,000, you don’t know the real number of competitors i.e. before your rank, there can be 2,000 students or can be just 1 3rd year student. In former case, your rank can be said as 1,000 as remaining 2,000 are not going to take admission.

  76. arun

    sir now what is the validity period of gate score..2 years or 1 year?

    1. Lorin Ahmed

      2 years

  77. Mayank singh

    Gate score card 2012 will be valid for 1 yr or two yrs.

  78. Ravi kumar

    Hi Rajesh,

    As usually gate 2012 validity is for two years

  79. jawed

    aslaam walekum
    this is best for we 4th year student. there will a less and real competetor.

    overall i want to say the chess of real competetion begins…………

    1. Lorin Ahmed

      wa alaykum assalam
      All the best

  80. hsk

    What about the 3rd years who are preparing seriously for that and going to coachings. This is a mercyless thing done to us. You could have informed this thing after 2011 gate only know.

    1. MOHIT

      They get an additional one year for preperation.

    2. saurabh

      I agree, even i m 4m 3rd year and going to gate coaching. It really hurts but v can’t do anything , not even ANSHAN. But can give d gate just 4 d practice , though v r not eligible.

  81. rajesh

    what is the validity of GATE-2012 exam ? They did not mentioned in site.

    1. navya kiran

      its is given in gate 2012 results section.

      It is valid for 2 years

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