GATE 2017 Details – Exam Dates, Application Form

24 Jul, 2017

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering commonly known as GATE 2017 is an entrance test conducted for those of you who are seeking for admission in engineering college at their Post Graduate Level. The GATE is jointly held by Indian Institute of Science IIS & other 7 IIT’s Indian Institutes of Technology. Score of GATE is acceptable all across India in many IITs, NITs, GFTIs and other private aided institute.

The exam basically tests the basic aptitude necessary for admission in many colleges at PG Level. GATE paper will consists of MCQ’s and Numerical questions where negative marking is applicable only to MCQ’s questions. The paper would comprise of General Aptitude, Mathematics and the subject (specialization) for which you have applied.

GATE 2017 Exam Summary
Exam Name Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Commonly  Known as GATE
Exam level National Level
Conducting Authority Jointly by The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT)
Exam Stream Engineering Entrance Exam

GATE 2017 Eligibility Criteria

You should know that the GATE 2017 eligibility criteria is not at all complex, the conducting authority has made its simple keeping only one condition which will prove whether you are eligible or not. The condition is:

  • You need to have any bachelors engineering degree or any other bachelor’s degree which requires +4 years of extension to complete after Grade XII. The qualification should be such as 10+2+4 or any of its equivalents from recognized government institute. If you are in the last year of Engineering/ Science stream are eligible on provisional basis.

GATE 2017 Application Form

Do make a note that the GATE 2017 Application Form filling for GATE entrance exam is online and no hardcopy submission is accepted in any condition.

  • You should first read the prospectus which is must to check whether you fall under category of eligible candidate or not; once done visit the official website “”
  • At the entry level you will need to input some basic details like email, mobile no. wherein you will get a link for filling the form of application.
  • Now from your email you will get an link where in you will be able to fill the form and hence inputting all the academic details which are necessary
  • At the very final stage you will need to upload your image which would be for 240 x 320; signature 80×120 & scanned Graduation certificate from principal duly signed and stamped by Principal
  • Final step is to pay to the fees, it is payable by Net-Banking, SBI I-Collect, Axis Bank I-Connect & E Challan

Note: Login ID & password would be generated which you must preserve for further login

GATE 2017 Application Fees

Category Application Fees Applicable (INR)
General/ Other Candidates 1500*
Women 750*
SC/ST/PwD 750*

*Additional Charges applicable

GATE 2017 Exam Pattern

Below we have mentioned the GATE 2017 Exam Pattern:

GATE examination is conducted online previously only 22 different (specialized) papers were conducted ie you would need to attempt only one paper but now GATE has added general Aptitude section which would be for 15 marks and rest other would 85 mark paper would be for your subject.

Learn more about GATE 2017 Preparation Tips for better result

The paper would be combination of MCQ’s and Numerical negative marking is followed in exam by 1/3 (applicable only for MCQ’s); every right answer will credit 1 mark. And for 2 marks question 2/3 would be deducted. Exam would be for 180 minutes and no extension of time is expected as paper would be computer based.

GATE 2017 Entrance Timing
Forenoon 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon Afternoon: 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM

GATE 2017 Exam Dates

Events Dates (official)
Application Form Start Date 1st September, 2016
Application Form Last Date October 10th, 2016
Request for Change in City Last Date 16th November, 2016
Correction in Application Form Mid of November, 2016
Admit Card Issue Date 5th January 2017
GATE 2017 Online Exam Date (CBT) 4, 5 & 11, 12 February 2017
Result Announcement Date 27th March, 2017
Availability of Score Card 27th March to 26th May 2017

Note: Above dates are tentative, any change in schedule will be update soon as it takes place.

All the Best for your Exams!!!

GATE 2017 FAQs – Frequently Asked question

How many GATE papers can I apply for?
You can apply only for one of the 23 papers mentioned in the GATE INFORMATION BROCHURE or GATE official website. The selection of the appropriate paper would be your responsibility. Few guidelines in this respect are mentioned below.

  1. You are expected to appear in a paper equivalent to the discipline of your qualifying degree.
  2. You are however free to select any paper according to your admission plan. Kindly note that you should keep in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which you desire to seek admission in.

After I submit the application, would i be permitted to change my GATE Examination Paper and Examination City?
NO. It would not be possible to change the GATE examination paper after the application is submitted. So please ensure you select your choice of examination paper carefully. Also note that requests for change of examination city would be accepted only till 20th November, 2017 with a fee of Rs. 400/- which has to be paid online using GOAPS.
Will I be given any blank paper for rough work and calculations during the test?
YES. A scribble pad would be given to you which could be used to do the rough work. You would have to return the scribble pad on completion of the exam.
Am I allowed to leave the examination hall during the test?
NO. You would not be permitted to leave the examination hall for any reason during the test. You would be allowed to leave only after the test session is completed.
What items are not allowed to be carried with me inside the examination venue?
You would not be allowed to carry an electronic diary, mobile phone, and any other electronic gadgets, also blank papers, clip boards and log-tables would not be permitted in the examination hall.
Can I use a calculator during the examination?
NO. An online virtual calculator would be available to you during the examination.
Can I use one e-mail address to fill multiple application forms?
NO. One e-mail id can be used to submit only one application form.
Why should I choose 3 examination cities?
Normally, you would be allotted a centre in the examination city of your first preference. But in some cases it becomes difficult to accommodate you in the examination city of your first choice, hence your other two choices would be taken into consideration. You must ensure you fill up your primary as well as secondary choices, but should remember that because of operational constraints, the GATE committee reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one, and allot a city that may not be any of the choices of your.
When and how would I be able to know the status of my application?
You can check the status of your application by logging onto GOAPS official website
When would I receive my admit card?
You would have to download the admit cards from the GOAPS website.
Is the Admit card alone sufficient to gain entry to the exam?
NO. You would have to get along with the Admit Card at least one original (not photocopied/scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification, along with you. ONLY one of the following photo identifications is allowed: Driving license, PAN Card, Passport, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, College ID, Employee Identification Card, or a Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address.



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