GATE 2011 STRUCTURE AND NOTIFICATION

1. General Information
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination administered and conducted
jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the
National Coordination Board - GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource
Development (MHRD), Government of India.
The GATE committee, which comprises of representatives from the administering institutes, is the sole
authority for regulating the examination and declaring the results.
1.1. Zonal Administering Institutes
GATE is conducted through the constitution of eight zones. The zones and the corresponding administering
institutes are:
Zone 1 - Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Zone 2 - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Zone 3 - Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Zone 4 - Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Zone 5 - Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Zone 6 - Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Zone 7 - Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Zone 8 - Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
The contact details of the zonal administering institutes are given in Table-1.
The overall coordination and responsibility of conducting GATE 2011 lies with Indian Institute of
Technology Madras, designated as the Organising Institute for GATE 2011.
1.2. Eligibility for GATE
The following categories of candidates are eligible to appear for GATE:
a) Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (4 years after 10+2) and those
who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.
b) 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.
c) 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.
d) Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies
recognized by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by IE(I), AMICE(I) by the Institute of Civil Engineers
(India)-ICE(I)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed section A or equivalent of
such professional courses are also eligible.
1.3. GATE Qualification
Admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD and some other Government scholarships/assistantships
in engineering colleges/institutes is open to those who qualify in GATE examination. GATE qualified
candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture or Master’s degree in any
branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications are eligible for admission to Master’s
degree programmes in Engineering/Technology/Architecture as well as for Doctoral programmes in relevant
branches of Science with MHRD or other Government scholarships/assistantships. To avail the scholarship,
the candidate must secure admission to such a postgraduate programme, as per the prevailing procedure of
the admitting institution. However, candidates with Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture
may seek admission to relevant Doctoral programmes with scholarship/assistantship without appearing in
the GATE examination.
GATE qualification is also a minimum requirement to apply for various fellowships awarded by many
Government organizations.

Examination cities for Contact Details
ONLINE Exam OFFLINE Exam
Bangalore
Hyderabad
Anantapur, Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum,
Davangere, Hassan, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kurnool,
Mahabubnagar, Mysore, Secunderabad and
Surathkal
Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012
Phone: 080-2293 2392
Fax: 080-2360 1227
E-mail: gate@gate.iisc.ernet.in
Mumbai
Pune
Ahmednagar, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad,
Goa, Gulbarga, Jalgaon, Jodhpur, Kolhapur,
Latur, Loni, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik,
Navi Mumbai, Pandharpur, Pune, Rajkot, Sangli,
Satara, Shegaon, Solapur, Surat, Thane,
Vadodara and Wardha
Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Powai,
Mumbai 400 076
Phone: 022-2576 7068
Fax: 022-2572 3706
E-mail: gateoffice@iitb.ac.in
Gurgaon
New Delhi
Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Dausa,
Delhi Central, Delhi East, Delhi North, Delhi
South, Delhi West, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Indore,
Jaipur, Jammu, Mahesana, Sikar, Udaipur and
Ujjain
Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,
Hauz Khas,
New Delhi 110 016
Phone: 011-2659 1749
Fax: 011-2658 1579
E-mail: gate@admin.iitd.ernet.in
Guwahati
Patna
Agartala, Asansol, Bhagalpur, Dhanbad,
Durgapur, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar,
Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Silchar, Siliguri and
Tezpur
Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology
Guwahati, Guwahati 781 039
Phone: 0361-258 2751
Fax: 0361-258 2755
E-mail: gate@iitg.ernet.in
Lucknow
Kanpur
Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal,
Gorakhpur, Jabalpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow,
Saugar (Sagar, MP), Sultanpur and Varanasi
Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,
Kanpur 208 016
Phone: 0512-259 7412
Fax: 0512-259 0932
E-mail: gate@iitk.ac.in
Kolkata
Visakhapatnam
Balasore, Berhampur (Orissa), Bhimavaram,
Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur, Cuttack, Eluru,
Jamshedpur, Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur, Kolkata,
Machilipatnam, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Ranchi,
Rourkela, Sambalpur, Srikakulam,
Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam
Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology
Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721 302
Phone: 03222-282091
Fax: 03222-278243
E-mail: gate@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in
Chennai
Coimbatore
Bapatla, Chennai North, Chennai South,
Chidambaram, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Dindigul,
Ernakulam, Gudur, Guntur, Kadapa (Cuddapah),
Kannur, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kollam,
Kothagudem, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Madurai,
Manchiryal, Nagercoil, Nalgonda, Nellore,
Ongole, Palakkad, Puducherry (Pondicherry),
Salem, Tenali, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram,
Thrissur, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati and
Warangal
Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai 600 036
Phone: 044-2257 8200
Fax: 044-2257 8204
E-mail: gate@iitm.ac.in
Chandigarh
Roorkee
Amritsar, Bathinda, Bijnor, Chandigarh,
Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Gwalior, Haldwani,
Hamirpur (HP), Haridwar, Hisar, Jalandhar,
Kota, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Mathura, Meerut,
Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Patiala, Rohtak, Roorkee,
Shimla and Yamunanagar
Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology
Roorkee, Roorkee 247 667
Phone : 01332-284531
Fax : 01332-285707
E-mail : gate@iitr.ernet.in Zone 8 Zone 7 Zone 6 Zone 5 Zone 4 Zone 3 Zone 2 Zone 1
Zone

1.4. Postgraduate Admissions with MHRD Scholarship
As per the directives of the MHRD, the following procedure is to be adopted for admission to postgraduate
programmes (Master and Doctoral) with MHRD scholarship/assistantship. The performance of the candidate
in GATE will be considered for admission. If the candidate is to be selected through interview for postgraduate
programmes, minimum 70% weightage is to be given to the performance in GATE. The remaining weightage
(30% maximum) can be given to the candidate’s academic record or performance in interview. Candidate
opting for a general paper (XE or XL) may be further examined (by interview/written test) by the admitting
institution. In such cases also the weightage for GATE performance should not be less than 70%. The
admitting institution will prescribe minimum passing percentage of marks in the interview. Some colleges/
institutes specify GATE qualification as the mandatory requirement even for admission without MHRD
scholarship/assistantship.
Candidates are advised to seek details of admission procedures and availability of MHRD scholarship/
assistantship from the concerned admitting institution. The criteria for postgraduate admission with
scholarship/assistantship are different for different admitting institutions. GATE offices will not entertain
any enquiry about admission and award of scholarship/assistantship.
It is the responsibility of the admitting institution to award the MHRD scholarship/assistantship to
only those candidates who secured marks equal to or more than the “qualifying mark” in the concerned
GATE paper and for the corresponding category of the candidate. The management of the postgraduate
scholarship/assistantship is also the responsibility of the admitting institution. The GATE committee
also has no role in the award or disbursement of scholarship/assistantship. Similarly, reservation of
seats under different categories is as per the policies and norms prevailing at the admitting institution
and Government of India rules.
A candidate declared “GATE qualified at the time of admission” is entitled for MHRD fellowship for 24
months unless he/she loses it due to poor performance in the registered programme.
The students of Integrated Master Degree and Dual Degree programmes in Engineering/Technology
are eligible to appear in GATE 2011 in order to qualify for the postgraduate scholarships in their own
institutions only. They are not eligible for admission to a fresh M.E./M.Tech. programme.
1.5. Application Submission Process
a) There are two different ways by which a candidate can apply/register for GATE 2011, namely,
‘Online’ and ‘Offline’. The preferred mode of application submission process is ‘Online’. Details
for applying Online and Offline are available on the websites of zonal administering institutes given
below. Details of the process for applying Offline are also given in Section 5 of this brochure.
Zone Website
IISc Bangalore gate.iisc.ernet.in
IIT Bombay www.iitb.ac.in/gate
IIT Delhi www.iitd.ac.in/gate
IIT Guwahati www.iitg.ernet.in/gate
IIT Kanpur www.iitk.ac.in/gate
IIT Kharagpur gate.iitkgp.ac.in
IIT Madras gate.iitm.ac.in
IIT Roorkee www.iitr.ac.in/gate

b) The Online application fee is Rs. 800 for General/OBC Category candidates and Rs. 400 for SC/
ST/PD* Category candidates. The Offline application fee is Rs. 1000 for General/OBC Category
candidates and Rs. 500 for SC/ST/PD* Category candidates. The application fee is non-refundable.
*Person with Disability

2. Structure of GATE 2011
2.1. Examination Papers
A candidate can apply for only ONE of the 21 papers listed in Table-2. The syllabi of all the papers are
given in websites of GATE 2011.
The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate. Some guidelines in this respect
are suggested below.
The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree.
The candidate is, however, free to choose any paper according to his/her admission plan, keeping in
mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which he/she wishes to seek admission.
Table-2: List of GATE papers and corresponding codes
PAPER CODE CODE
Aerospace Engineering AE Instrumentation Engineering IN
Agricultural Engineering AG Mathematics MA
Architecture and Planning AR Mechanical Engineering ME
Biotechnology BT Mining Engineering MN
Civil Engineering CE Metallurgical Engineering MT
Chemical Engineering CH Physics PH
Computer Science and Information CS Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Technology
Chemistry CY Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
Electronics and Communication EC Engineering Sciences XE*
Engineering
Electrical Engineering EE Life Sciences XL*
Geology and Geophysics GG
* XE (Engineering Sciences) and XL (Life Sciences) papers are of general nature and will comprise of the
sections listed below. A candidate appearing in XE or XL paper will be required to answer three sections
apart from the General Aptitude (GA) questions. Section A is compulsory in XE paper and Section H is
compulsory in XL paper. The candidate can choose any two out of the remaining sections listed against the
respective papers, at the time of examination.
PAPER

XE Paper SECTIONS CODE CODE
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory) A Chemistry (Compulsory) H
Fluid Mechanics B Biochemistry I
Materials Science C Botany J
Solid Mechanics D Microbiology K
Thermodynamics E Zoology L
Polymer Science and Engineering F Food Technology M
Food Technology G
XL Paper SECTIONS

2.2. Examination Schedule and Cities
GATE 2011 Examination will include both ONLINE and OFFLINE examinations as per the following
schedule:
ONLINE Examination: Examination using computers where the candidate will choose the correct answer
out of four options or fill in the correct numerical answer using mouse/keyboard.
OFFLINE Examination: Examination where the candidate will mark the correct answer out of four
options in an Optical Response Sheet (ORS) by darkening the appropriate bubble.
Other important dates related to the GATE 2011 examination are listed in Table-3 given below.
Table-3: Other important dates
ONLINE Listed in Column 2
of Table-1
January 30, 2011
(Sunday)
09.00 hrs –
12.00 hrs
GG and TF
Examination Examination Examination Examination GATE Paper
Type Cities Date (Day) Time Codes
OFFLINE Listed in Column 3
of Table-1
February 13, 2011
(Sunday)
09.00 hrs –
12.00 hrs
AR, BT, CE, CH,
CS, ME, PH and PI
14.00 hrs –
17.00 hrs
AG, CY, EC,
EE, IN, MA,
MT, XE and XL
Commencement of sale of Information Brochure and Application Form
Commencement of Online Application Form submission
Tuesday September 21, 2010
Last date for issue of Information Brochure and Application Form:
a) At bank counters
b) At zonal GATE office counters
October 27, 2010
October 29, 2010
Last date for:
a) Submission of Online Application Form (website closure)
b) Receipt of completed Offline/Online Application Form at
respective zonal GATE Office
Wednesday
Tuesday
October 27, 2010
(18:00 hrs)
November 02, 2010
Announcement of results Tuesday March 15, 2011
2.3. Examination Type
14.00 hrs –
17.00 hrs
AE and MN
Wednesday
Friday

The GATE examination consists of a single paper of 3 hours duration which contains 65 questions carrying
a maximum of 100 marks. The question paper will consist of only objective questions. In all papers other
than AE and TF, all the questions are of multiple choice type. In AE and TF papers, the question paper
will consist of 60 questions of multiple choice type and 5 questions of numerical answer type. For multiple
choice type questions, each question will have four choices for the answer. For numerical answer type
questions, each question will have a number as the answer. The pattern of question papers is given in
Section 4. The examination for the papers with codes AE, GG, MN and TF will be carried out ONLINE
using computers where the candidates will be required to enter the answer for each question using keyboard/
mouse. For all other papers, the candidates will have to mark the correct choice on an Optical Response
Sheet (ORS) by darkening the appropriate bubble against each question. There will be negative marking
for each wrong answer, except for the numerical answer type questions, as explained in Section 4.
Each GATE paper shall have a General Aptitude (GA) component carrying 15 marks.
2.4. GATE Results and Scorecard
2.4.1. GATE Results
a. GATE 2011 results will be announced at 10:00 hrs. on March 15, 2011, at GATE offices of IISc and
seven IITs. GATE 2011 results will also be available on the websites of GATE offices.
b. GATE 2011 score is valid for TWO YEARS from the date of announcement of the GATE 2011
results.
c. GATE 2011 results may be made available on payment basis to interested organizations (educational
institutions, R&D laboratories, industries, etc.) in India and abroad based on a Memorandum of
Understanding between IIT Madras and the requesting organization. Details in this regard can be
obtained from the Chairman, GATE, IIT Madras.
d. The machine-gradable Optical Response Sheets (ORS) are graded and scrutinized with extreme
care. There is no provision for regrading and retotalling. No photocopies of the ORS will be made
available. No correspondence in this regard will be entertained.
2.4.2. GATE Scorecard
Details about the contents of GATE Scorecard will be made available in the GATE websites at an
appropriate time.
There is no provision for issue of additional GATE scorecards.
The GATE 2011 Committee has the authority to decide the qualifying mark for each GATE paper. In case any
claim or dispute arises in respect of GATE 2011, it is hereby made absolutely clear that the Courts and
Tribunals in Chennai and Chennai alone shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle any
such dispute or claim.

3. What is New in GATE 2011?
3.1. ONLINE Examination in Two Additional Papers
In GATE 2010, the papers with codes MN and TF had ONLINE examination. In GATE 2011, two
additional papers AE and GG will also have ONLINE examination. The ONLINE examination will be
conducted in two sessions on Sunday, January 30, 2011. The ONLINE examination in GG and TF will be
held in the forenoon session from 09.00 hrs to 12.00 hrs. The ONLINE examination in AE and MN will
be held in the afternoon session from 14.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs.
3.2. Numerical Answer Type Questions in AE and TF Papers
In AE and TF papers, the question paper will consist of 60 questions of multiple choice type and 5
questions of numerical answer type. For multiple choice type questions, each question will have four
choices for the answer. For numerical answer type questions, each question will have a number as the
answer and choices will not be given.
3.3. OFFLINE Examination in Two Sessions
In GATE 2011, the OFFLINE examination will be conducted in two sessions on Sunday, February 13,
2011. The OFFLINE examination in AR, BT, CE, CH, CS, ME, PH and PI papers will be held in the
forenoon session from 09.00 hrs to 12.00 hrs. The OFFLINE examination in AG, CY, EC, EE, IN, MA,
MT, XE and XL will be held in the afternoon session from 14.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs.
3.4. Food Technology Section in both XE and XL Papers
In GATE 2011, Food Technology will be introduced as an optional section in XL paper also. The
structure for Food Technology section in XL paper will be the same as the structure of the other optional
sections in XL paper. The structure for Food Technology section in XE paper will be the same as the
structure of the other optional sections in XE paper. The syllabus for the Food Technology section in
XE and XL papers is the same.
4. Pattern of Question Papers
The pattern of examination papers is described below. This is followed by a description of objective
questions.

4.1. All Papers other than AE, TF, GG, XE and XL Papers
There will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks. Q.1 to Q.25 (25 questions) carry one mark each (sub-
total 25 marks). Q.26 to Q.55 (30 questions) carry two marks each (sub-total 60 marks). Questions Q.56 – Q.65
belong to General Aptitude (GA). Questions Q.56 – Q.60 (5 questions) carry 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks)
and questions Q.61 – Q.65 (5 questions) carry 2-marks each (sub-total 10 marks).
Questions Q.48 – Q.51 (2 pairs) are common data questions. Question pairs (Q.52, Q.53) and (Q.54, Q.55) are
linked answer questions. The answer to the second question of the linked answer questions depends on the
answer to the first question of the pair. If the first question in the linked pair is wrongly answered or is
unattempted, then the answer to the second question in the pair will not be evaluated.
NEGATIVE MARKING: For Q.1 – Q.25 and Q.56 – Q.60, 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong
answer. For Q.26 – Q.51 and Q.61 – Q.65, 2/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. The
question pairs (Q.52, Q.53), and (Q.54, Q.55) are questions with linked answers. There will be negative
marks only for wrong answer to the first question of the linked answer question pair i.e. for Q.52 and
Q.54, 2/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. There is no negative marking for Q.53 and Q.55.
Questions on Engineering Mathematics will carry about 15% of the total marks (excluding General Aptitude
section) in all the papers bearing the codes AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT and PI.

5. Instructions for Filling and Submission of Application Form
5.1. Important Information
a) Before you start filling the Application Form, please check that the Application Number printed on
(i) Application Form and (ii) Envelope are the same. Any discrepancy should be brought to the
notice of the GATE Chairman of the zone from which the Application Form was purchased. The
contact details of all the zonal GATE Chairmen are given in Table-1.
b) It is essential to quote the Application Number in all future correspondence with the respective zonal
GATE office. The candidates are advised to keep a copy of the filled Application Form.
c) The Application Form must be folded only along the original fold line. Nothing should be stapled or
pinned to it. The Barcode on the Application Form should not be tampered. The Application Form
will be declared defective if these instructions are not followed.
Note: Incomplete or defective applications will be rejected outright.
5.2. Instructions for filling Application Form
5.2.1. General
The instructions given below for filling the Application Form must be followed meticulously. Refer to the
specimen Application Form at the end of this section.
For Items 1, 2, 8, 14, 15, 16, 18 and 19, the candidate must write the required information in ink with black
ball point pen in the boxes provided and then darken the appropriate bubble(s), using dark HB pencil only. In
case of any discrepancy in the marked bubble(s) and the corresponding boxes, the information provided
through the bubble(s) will be taken as final. The text boxes are provided only for guidance.
For Items 1 to 9 and Items 14 to 19, the candidate must provide information by filling the appropriate
bubble(s) using dark HB pencil only.
Darken the appropriate bubble by filling it completely. For correcting any entry, completely erase the
previous mark using a soft eraser and remove all smudges before re-filling.
Only BLACK BALL POINT PEN must be used for filling Items 10, 11, 13 and Items 20 to 22.
5.2.2. Itemwise Instructions for filling Application Form
Item 1: Name of the Candidate as in 10th Class Certificate
Fill in your name in CAPITAL LETTERS as recorded in the High School (Class 10th
) certificate issued by
your Board/Institute and darken the appropriate bubbles. Your name in the GATE scorecard will appear
exactly as filled in the Application Form. Any change in the name/surname at any stage has to be duly
supported by a proof of publication of name change in official gazette or a proper affidavit in case of change
of name on account of marriage.
Note: In case, your name has more than 30 characters (including blanks), abbreviate it suitably to accommodate
within the space provided. For example, the name RAMAKRISNA VELLURAO VENKATESH KUMAR
AYYAR can be abbreviated as,

Item 2: Date of Birth
Fill in your date of birth as given in your High School (Class 10th
) certificate in the space provided and darken
the appropriate bubbles.
Example: If the date of birth is 16th 
September 1987, fill in as,

Item 3: Gender
Darken the appropriate bubble, MALE or FEMALE.
Item 4: Nationality
Darken the appropriate bubble, INDIAN or FOREIGNER
Item 5: Category
Darken the appropriate bubble:
SC : Scheduled Caste, ST: Scheduled Tribe, OBC: Other Backward Class (non-creamy layer), GN: All others
Note: Candidate claiming concession for buying Application Form under SC and ST categories must attach
a duly attested copy of valid Category Certificate, issued by a competent authority (see section 5.3). If the
Category Certificate is found improper, the application will be rejected.
Item 6: Person with Disability (PD)
Darken the appropriate bubble, YES or NO
Note: PD candidate claiming concession for buying Application Form must attach a duly attested copy of
Disability Certificate issued by appropriate medical authority. Applications with improper Disability
Certificate will be rejected.
If any PD candidate requires the services of a scribe, darken the bubble YES. Otherwise, darken the bubble NO.
Requests for scribe received at a later date may not be considered. The role of the scribe will be to read the
question paper for the candidate and darken the bubbles as per the instructions of the candidate.
Item 7: Qualifying Degree
Darken the bubble corresponding to appropriate Degree Code. The degree code corresponds to the qualifying
degree of the programme which the candidate has either completed or is presently studying in its final or
pre-final year. The Degree Codes are given below:

THE ITEMS 8,9 ARE NOT IMPORTANT

Item 10: E-mail Address
Write your E-mail address using only black ball point pen. The E-mail address should be legible
address will be used for all E-mail correspondences.
Item 11: Address for Correspondence
Write your postal address in CAPITAL LETTERS within the box using only black ball point pe
address should be legible and should include the NAME of the candidate, and PINCODE.
Note: Scanned copy of this address will be used directly in all correspondence including mai
ADMIT CARD and SCORECARD.
Item 12: Photograph
Paste your recent passport size clear front facial high contrast colour photograph (Size: 3 cm width 
height) in the box provided. Ensure that the application number is written at the back side of the phot
before it is pasted within the box. Please use good quality adhesive/glue, so that it does not get de
from the Application Form. The photograph should not be stapled. The photograph will be scann
the scanned image will appear on the admit card as well as the scorecard. The photograph should N

Item 13: Full Signature of the Candidate
Sign in full within the box provided, using only black ball point pen. The form must be signed only
by the candidate and not by any other person. Signature in the form of initials is not permitted. This
signature will be scanned and put on the admit card as well as the scorecard.
Note: If the candidate’s signature on the attendance sheet, taken at the time of the examination, does not
match with the signature on the admit card, the candidate will be disqualified.
Item 14: Year of Degree
Fill in the year of passing/appearing in the qualifying degree examination and darken the appropriate
bubbles.
Item 15: Discipline Code
Fill in the Discipline Code and darken the appropriate bubbles.
Refer to Annexure I-D, which lists the two digit CODES corresponding to various disciplines of the
qualifying degree/programme.
Item 16: Name of Parent
Fill in the name of your mother or father in CAPITAL LETTERS in the space provided and darken the
appropriate bubbles.

Item 17: State/Union Territory of Permanent Residence
Darken the appropriate bubbles corresponding to the Indian State/Union Territory of your permanent residence.
Refer to Annexure I-E, which gives the CODES for all Indian States and Union Territories.
Item 18: Mobile/Landline Phone with STD Code
Fill in mobile phone number/landline number with the STD code including the leading 0, at which you can be
contacted. Darken the appropriate bubbles.
Item 19: PINCODE of Address for Correspondence
Write the PINCODE of your address of correspondence and darken the appropriate bubbles.
Item 20: Declaration by the Candidate
Read and sign the declaration using only black ball point pen, and write the Place and Date. The signature
must be identical to that in Item 13.
Item 21: Check List
Fill up items in the Check List by ticking ¸ in the appropriate boxes.
Item 22: List of Attachments
Tick YES for the attachments enclosed with the Application Form, otherwise, tick NO or N/A.

5.4. Filling and Submission of Application Envelope
On the application envelope, fill in the CODE of the examination city corresponding to your first choice (Item
No. 8 of Application Form) and your chosen GATE Paper Code (Item No. 9 of Application Form).
Write your postal address in the designated space. The envelope should be addressed to the Chairman, GATE,
of the Zone corresponding to the 1st
Choice of Examination City of the candidate. See Table-1 for addresses
of zonal GATE offices.
Completed Application Form must reach 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 Tuesday,
November 02, 2010, by Registered/Speed Post only. It may also be submitted in person at the GATE office
counter of the concerned Zone.
6. Other Information
Candidates can appear in the GATE examination only against valid admit cards. Candidates should contact
the GATE Chairman of the zone concerned if they do not receive the admit card by January 20, 2011 for
ONLINE examination papers (AE, GG, MN and TF), and by January 31, 2011 for OFFLINE examination
papers (All papers other than AE, GG, MN and TF).
For additional information, announcements and results, visit any one of websites of zonal GATE offices.

Zone 1: IISc Bangalore
Anantapur 101
Bagalkot 102
Bangalore 103
Belgaum 104
Davangere 105
Hassan 106
Hubli 107
Hyderabad 108
Kurnool 109
Mahabubnagar 110
Mysore 111
Secunderabad 112
Surathkal 113

Zone 2: IIT Bombay
Ahmednagar 201
Akola 202
Amravati 203
Aurangabad 204
Goa 205
Gulbarga 206
Jalgaon 207
Jodhpur 208
Kolhapur 209
Latur 210
Loni 211
Mumbai 212
Nagpur 213
Nanded 214
Nashik 215
Navi Mumbai 216
Pandharpur 217
Pune 218
Rajkot 219
Sangli 220
Satara 221
Shegaon 222
Solapur 223
Surat 224
Thane 225
Vadodara 226
Wardha 227

Zone 3: IIT Delhi
Ahmedabad 301
Ajmer 302
Alwar 303
Bikaner 304
Dausa 305
Delhi Central 306
Delhi East 307
Delhi North 308
Delhi South 309
Delhi West 310
Faridabad 311
Gurgaon 312
Indore 313
Jaipur 314
Jammu 315
Mahesana 316
Sikar 317
Udaipur 318
Ujjain 319
Zone 4: IIT Guwahati
Agartala 401
Asansol 402
Bhagalpur 403
Dhanbad 404
Durgapur 405
Gangtok 406
Guwahati 407
Imphal 408
Itanagar 409
Jorhat 410
Kalyani 411
Patna 412
Silchar 413
Siliguri 414
Tezpur 415

Zone 5: IIT Kanpur
Agra 501
Aligarh 502
Allahabad 503
Bareilly 504
Bhopal 505
Gorakhpur 506
Jabalpur 507
Jhansi 508
Kanpur 509
Lucknow 510
Saugar (Sagar, MP) 511
Sultanpur 512
Varanasi 513

Zone 6: IIT Kharagpur
Balasore 601
Berhampur (Orissa) 602
Bhimavaram 603
Bhubaneswar 604
Bilaspur 605
Cuttack 606
Eluru 607
Jamshedpur 608
Kakinada (AP) 609
Kharagpur 610
Kolkata 611
Machilipatnam 612
Raipur 613
Rajahmundry 614
Ranchi 615
Rourkela 616
Sambalpur 617
Srikakulam 618
Tadepalligudem 619
Vijayawada 620
Visakhapatnam 621

Zone 7: IIT Madras
Bapatla 701
Chennai North 702
Chennai South 703
Chidambaram 704
Chittoor 705
Coimbatore 706
Dindigul 707
Ernakulam 708
Gudur 709
Guntur 710
Kadapa (Cuddapah) 711
Kannur 712
Karimnagar 713
Khammam 714
Kollam 715
Kothagudem 716
Kottayam 717
Kozhikode 718
Madurai 719
Manchiryal 720
Nagercoil 721
Nalgonda 722
Nellore 723
Ongole 724
Palakkad 725
Puducherry(Pondicherry) 726
Salem 727
Tenali 728
Thanjavur 729
Thiruvananthapuram 730
Thrissur 731
Tiruchirapalli 732
Tirunelveli 733
Tirupati 734
Warangal 735

Zone 8: IIT Roorkee
Amritsar 801
Bathinda 802
Bijnor 803
Chandigarh 804
Dehradun 805
Ghaziabad 806
Gwalior 807
Haldwani 808
Hamirpur (HP) 809
Haridwar 810
Hisar 811
Jalandhar 812
Kota 813
Kurukshetra 814
Ludhiana 815
Mathura 816
Meerut 817
Muzaffarnagar 818
Noida 819
Patiala 820
Rohtak 821
Roorkee 822
Shimla 823
Yamunanagar 824

C. Codes for ONLINE Examination Cities
(For candidates whose choice of GATE paper is one of the following: AE, GG, MN and TF)
Examination city Code
Bangalore 114
Hyderabad 115
Mumbai 228
Pune 229
Gurgaon 320
New Delhi 321
Guwahati 416
Patna 417
Lucknow 514
Kanpur 515
Kolkata 622
Visakhapatnam 623
Chennai 736
Coimbatore 737
Chandigarh 825
Roorkee 826
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IIT Kharagpur
IIT Madras
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