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Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2017 Exam Dates Released

What is GATE ?

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE): Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination that primarily tests a comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and technology is an all India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering and Technology. GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven IITs (IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee - IIT Roorkee is the organizsing Institute for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2017 (GATE 2017).

The GATE score of a candidate reflects a relative performance level in a particular paper in the exam across several years

The score is used for admissions to post-graduate engineering programmes (i.e. M.E., M.Tech, direct Ph.D) in Indian higher education institutes with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other Govt agencies

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 financial assistance (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 GATE score is also used by some PSUs for their recruitment. The validity of GATE 2017 score shall be for three years.

Important Dates for GATE 2017 Exam

Date of Notification: 25th June 2016

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens for Enrollment, Application Filling, and Application Submission: 01st September 2016 (Thursday)

Last Date for Submission of Online Application through Website: 04th October 2016 (Tuesday) Extended up to 11.00 AM of 10th October 2016 (Monday)

Last Date for Request for Change in the Choice of Exam City via GOAPS Login: 16th November 2016 (Wednesday)

Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Interface for Printing: 05th January 2017 (Thursday)

Announcement of GATE 2017 Results on the Online Application Website: 27th March 2017 (Monday)

GATE 2017 Online Exam Dates: 04th - 05th February 2017 & 11th - 12th February 2017 (Saturdays & Sundays only)

The Final Schedule shall be displayed on the GATE 2017 website

GATE 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates with any of the following qualifications are eligible to appear in GATE.

i. Candidates must have Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering/Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programmes.

ii. Candidates must have Bachelor's degree in Architecture (Five year course) and those who are in the final year of such programmes.

iii. Candidates must have Bachelor's degree of Four-year programme in Science (B.S.) and those who are in the final year of such programmes.

iv. Candidates must have Master's degree in any branch of Science / Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programme.

v. Four-year Integrated Master's degree (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/ Technology and those in the second or higher year of such programmes.

vi. Five-year Integrated Master's degree or Dual Degree in Engineering/ Technology and those in the fourth or higher year of such programmes.

vii. Five-year Integrated M.Sc. or Five year Integrated B.Sc./ M.Sc. degree and those in the final year of such programmes.

viii. Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognizsed by UPSC/ AICTE as equivalent to B.E./ B.Tech. Those who have completed Section-A of AMIE or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible

GATE 2017 Pattern

It is obligatory to have a look on the exam pattern before the actual examination. The GATE 2017 Paper Pattern helps the applicant to know the duration of exam, mode and marking scheme for the same.

i. The exam will be held in the online mode.

ii. The questions in the examination will be MCQs and Numerical questions.

iii. The answers to the Numerical questions are to be calculated by using the online virtual calculator.

iv. There is a penalty of 0.33 marks for 1 mark questions and 0.66 marks for 2 marks questions.

v. No negative marking for numerical questions.

Note: Examination for all the papers shall be conducted in online mode only (Computer Based Test)

GATE 2017 Registration

Interested candidates can go through the eligibility criteria of GATE and then fill the online application form. Scanned copy of photograph and signature has to be uploaded, and application fee can be paid online or by Challan (if applicable). A period of around one month is given to complete the process

GATE 2017 registration process involves the following steps:

i. Read the application form of GATE 2017 at the official website

ii. Enter details asked in the GATE 2017 registration form such as name, date of birth, email ID and Mobile Number

iii. Next step for filling the GATE 2017 application form is to upload photograph, signature and  other documents

iv. Pay the Application Fee as suitable to the category to the category, which complete form submission.

Application Fee

GATE 2017 Application Fee and Payment Options:

i. Women Candidates - Rs.750/-

ii. SC/ST/PwD Category Candidates - Rs.750/-

iii. All other candidates Rs.1500/-

For GATE 2017 Payments would have to be made through online by using net banking or debit card or e-Challan facilities

Additional charges will be applicable as per the rule of the bank from where the money is being transferred. This charge will be specified on the payment portal.

Important Websites

All candidates must apply Online. Further details and Online Application Form can be obtained by accessing any of the GATE zonal website (or by scanning the image below using QR reader facility that is available on may mobile phones).

(1) IISc Bangalore (

(2) IIT Bombay (

(3) IIT Delhi (

(4) IIT Guwahati (

(5) IIT Kanpur (

(6) IIT Kharagpur (

(7) IIT Madras (

(8) IIT Roorkee (


Aerospace Engg (AE)                            Geology and Geophysics (GG)
Agricultural Engg (AG)                           Instrumentation Engineering (IN)
Architecture & Planning (AR)                  Mathematics (MA)
Biotechnology (BT)                                Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Civil Engineering (CE)                            Mining Engineering (MN)
Chemical Engineering (CH)                     Metallurgical Engineering (MT)
Com. Sci & Information Tech (CS)          Physics (PH)
Chemistry (CY)                                      Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)
Electronics & Communication Engg (EC)  Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)
Electrical Engineering (EE)                     Engineering Sciences (XE)*
Ecology and Evolution (EY)                     Life Sciences (XL)

*XE Paper Sections                           Code     **XL Paper Sections                 Code

Engg 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

Question Answers on GATE EXAM

Question: What are the benefits for gate exam passed students?

Answer: The benefits of writing GATE Exam are -

  1. Primarily helpful of entrance to the higher studies like, ME etc
  2. Some PSU's also take GATE score and on its basis select candidates for the interview for various good grade jobs. Companies like NTPC, BHEL and IOCL have said so for the year 2012
  3. Adds on to your resume about the exams taken up in the past
  4. For researchers opens up the avenues like JRF's and SRF's in various prestigious organizations like DRDO, ISRO etc


Question: What is the eligibility and age limit to appear for GATE exam?

Answer: GATE is conducted jointly by the IIT and IIS, one must hold a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology or in Architecture. As far age limit is concerned, there is no age limit to apply for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.

Question: How can I get the study material for GATE instrumentation Engg exam?

Answer: The GATE Instrumentation Exam Study Material is available on this link – GATE Instrumentation Engg. Solved Papers & Practice Papers

Question: When is the best time to start the preparation of gate exam? Please provide some tips to prepare.

Answer: You can start your preparation from 2nd year of B.E /B. tech. A few tips are:

  1. Prepare notes after finishing every chapter. This will help you during your last days of revision.
  2. Maintain formulas, short-cuts and tips/tricks in notes.
  3. Solve previous years' GATE papers: Solving previous years' papers gives you a fair idea of about the actual paper.
  4. Solve as many test papers as possible.


Question: How many times GATE exam will be held in a year?

Answer: GATE exam is conducted once in a year.

Question: What is the process for applying GATE 2016?

Answer: Candidates need to register and fill the application online only by accessing the zonal GATE websites of IISc and seven IITs. The application process is complete only when a print out of the filled online application with the candidate’s signature. More details here

Question: What is the information available on GATE Score Card?

Answer: The Score card the informations such as GATE Score, Percentile Score and Rank

Though GATE exam is out of 100 marks, GATE score is calculated out of 1000, by extrapolating the GATE exam score using factors like mean, standard deviation of all applicant scores.

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