Sunday, September 21, 2008

GATE 2009 Notification

GATE 2009 Notification
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination administered and conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE Committee comprising faculty from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordinating Board - GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.

Admission to post graduate programmes with MHRD and some other government scholarship/assistantship at engineering colleges/institutes in the country are open to those who qualify through GATE. GATE qualified candidates with Bachelor degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy or Master degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications are eligible for Master/Doctoral programmes in Engineering/ Technology/Architecture/Pharmacy as well as for Doctoral programmes in relevant branches of Science. To avail the scholarship, the candidate must additionally secure admission to such a postgraduate programme, as per the prevailing procedure of the admitting institution. GATE qualification, however, is not required for candidates with Master degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy who may be seeking scholarship/assistantship for relevant doctoral programmes.

The overall coordination and responsibility of conducting GATE 2009 lies with Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, designated as the Organizing Institute for GATE 2009

Commencement of :

1) sale of information brochure and offline GATE 2009 application forms

2) online application form submission
22 Sept 2008
22 Sept 2008

Last date of issue of information brochure and application forms :

1) by post from GATE Offices

2) at bank counters

3) at GATE office counters


17 Oct 2008

24 Oct 2008

29 Oct 2008

Last date for submissions:

1) Online application form submission (website

2) Receipt of completed Online/offline application form at different GATE Offices
24 Oct 2008
29 Oct 2008

Date of the GATE 2009 examination Sunday 08th February 2009
Announcement of GATE 2009 results Saturday 15 Mar 2009

GATE 2009 Eligibility

The following categories of candidates are eligible to appear in GATE 2009:


Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.

Master’s degree holders in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.

Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master’s degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology or in the third or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master’s degree programme and Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology.
* Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by IE(I), AME by ICE(I)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.

How to Apply for GATE 2009

Application fee OFFLINE Application fee ONLINE
General & OBC Rs. 1000 General & OBC Rs. 900
SC/ST/PD Rs. 500 SC/ST/PD Rs. 400

There are two different ways by which candidates can apply for GATE 2009 examination. They are

Online :

Online :
Step. 1 Obtain a Demand Draft

The candidates must obtain a Demand Draft, drawn on any nationalized bank in favor of Chairman of the corresponding zonal GATE Office, the website of which the candidate wishes to submit online Application.

2.Fill in the ONLINE application form Click here
You will have to first register to access the online application form. For registering, you will have to provide a login Id, password, first name, last name and email Id.

Click on ‘online application’ to view the form. FILL in the appropriate data. You will have to FILL in the payment details also. Therefore, it is essential that before you fill in the online application form make sure that you have the Demand Draft as mentioned above. You must enter the Demand Draft number, the 9-digit Bank Id or the MICR No. (that is next to the Demand Draft number on the DD) and the Bank name for the payment details.

3.PRINT the online application form
After submitting the online application, you will be able to generate a PDF document of the online application with your specific details/data. For this you must logon to the GATE website from a computer that has Adobe Acrobat Reader 6 and above. From the onscreen view of the PDF document that your browser projects, you must PRINT the generated PDF online application form.

Step 5. Post/Submission

Duly filled-in Application Form with appropriate enclosures must be sent by Registered or Speed post to the Chairman, GATE of the Zone, the website of which has been used for making ONLINE registration on or before Wednesday, October 29, 2008.

It can be handed over personally to respective Zonal GATE Office.

Step. 1 Procurement of Application Form

Candidate can obtain a packet containing (i) OFFLINE Application Form (ii) Information Brochure (iii) Acknowledgment Card (iv) Envelope from:

1. Designated Bank Branches corresponding to each zone on cash payment.
2. Zonal GATE Office by sending a request letter and TWO self-addressed slips along with a Demand Draft for appropriate amount.
3. Zonal GATE Office after handing over Demand Draft for appropriate amount.

2.Fill in the BDS cum application form
Read the Information brochure. FILL in the BDS cum application form by referring to the chapter-5 of the Information brochure.

Step 3. Obtain SC/ST/PD/OBC (non creamy layer) Certificate

SC/ST/OBC (non creamy layer) and Disability Certificate should be obtained from appropriate authority, if applicable.

Authorities who can issue SC/ST/OBC (non creamy layer) Certificates.

Step 4. Post/Submission

Duly filled-in Application Form with appropriate enclosures must be sent by Registered or Speed post to the Chairman, GATE of the Zone, where the candidate prefers (corresponding to the 1st Choice of Examination City) to appear for the examination, on or before Wednesday, October 29, 2008.

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