GATE 2012 Guide : Syllabus, Application Forms, Exam & Important Dates

GATE 2012 test or Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering is an examination that is being conducted and administered in India by seven IITs and Indian Institute of Science collectively. GATE examination takes place under the direction of these two major institutes in India and is held on behalf of national Coordination Board- GATE.

Where is GATE 2012 conducted?

Every year, there are eight assigned zones where GATE is being conducted. These zones include:

  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • IIT, Delhi
  • IIT, Bombay
  • IIT, Kanpur
  • IIT, Guwahati
  • IIT, Madras
  • IIT, Roorkee
  • IIT, Khadagpur

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Important dates of GATE 2012

GATE 2012 will be organized in January and February on online and offline modes respectively. Online GATE 2012 exam will take place on 29-01-2012 (Sunday) and offline examination will take place on 12-02-2012 (Sunday).

  • Starting of online application submission: 12th September 2011.
  • Last date of submission of forms online: 17th October 2011
  • Admit card receipt on zonal GATE official website: 2nd January 2012

Syllabus for GATE 2012

GATE 2012 syllabus varies according to the subject that you choose. There can be various subjects such as civil engineering, mathematics, physics, computer science and engineering, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering and many more that you can choose. Depending upon your choice of subjects, you can find the GATE 2012 syllabus here:

Payment of fees for GATE 2012

In order to make payment for your examination, you can either make payment through Gateway of Bill Desk or by cash at any branch of SBI, Indian Bank or ICICI.

Admission process

In order to seek admission, you can apply online by filling the application forms and submitting them. For filling the online form, you need to first register yourself and fill out important details like date of birth, email id, password and of course, your name. Along with the application form, you also need to attach your documents that are required. In order to find answers to other questions related to your application form, you can check this:

Eligibility to appear at GATE 2012

One of the most important things is eligibility. Following students are eligible to appear at the GATE 2012 examination.

Bachelor degree holders in Technology/Engineering/Architecture are eligible for GATE 2012. Students in pre-final or final year can also apply for this examination.

Students who have Masters degree in Computer Applications/ Science/ Statistics/ Mathematics. Students in pre-final or final year of such examination can also apply.

Students in higher year or second year of four-year integrated master degree program can also apply for GATE examination.

Subjects or streams that can be chosen for GATE 2012

Students can choose from 21 different subjects or streams and these include Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Architecture and Planning, Textile Engineering and Fiber Science, Pharmaceutical Science, Geology and Geophysics, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering and Chemistry. There are certain other subjects as well.

There are 65 questions in the GATE 2012 examination that carry 100 marks. GATE 2012 details can further be found from the official websites.