IIT Guwahati will release the result for GATE 2018 exam on March 17 as per the official schedule. The result will be released on the official website. IIT Guwahati which was the conducting body for the GATE exam this year, has already released the official and final answer key for the exam. The result will be prepared on the basis of the final answer key. After result declaration, the score card of qualified candidates would be released on the GOAPS portal on March 20, 2018.
GATE 2018 score will be valid for three years. While one of the most general uses of GATE score is to apply for M.Tech. admission, GATE score is also required to avail financial assistance (scholarship/assistantship). To avail a scholarship on the basis of GATE score, a candidate will have to secure admission to a program in one of the central government supported institutes.
GATE 2018 score can also be used by several PSUs to shortlist candidates for employment. Some of the PSUs which accept GATE score as a preliminary criteria are Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Power Grid Corporation of India.
GATE 2018 score can also be used for recruitment to Group A level posts in Central government, i.e., Senior Field Officer (Tele), Senior Research Officer (Crypto) and Senior Research Officer (S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India