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GATE 2017 Exam - Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

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GATE or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is an all India Entrance examination which is kointly conducted by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology. The entrance test tests the comprehensive understanding of the candidate in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science. The Organizing Institute for GATE 2017 is IISc Bangalore. Candidates have to register and fill the application via ONLINE mode ONLY by accessing the zonal GATE websites of IISc and any of the seven IITs. The photograph and signature of the applicant must be uploaded during the online application.

The score is used for admissions to various post-graduate education programs (e.g. Master of Engineering, Master of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy) in Indian higher education institutes, with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other government agencies.

GATE 2017 Details

Educational Qualification – Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture (4 years after 10+2/ Post-B.Sc./ Post-Diploma) / Master’s degree holders in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications and those who are in the final year of such programs.

  • Candidates who have appeared in the final semester/year exam , but with a backlog (arrears/failed subjects) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree should submit a copy of any one of the marks sheets of the final year

Choice of Examination City: There are two primary choices and one secondary choice. If you choose a particular city as your first choice, then the corresponding zone to which this city belongs will appear, and you will be able to choose another city as your second choice only from this zone. These choices will be your primary choices in a specific zone. However, a third choice has also been introduced in GATE 2015, which is your secondary choice. The list of 3rd choice cities will be as specified by each zone and this will be used only when your cities of primary choice are not available.

How to Apply For GATE 2017

All candidates have to apply only ONLINE.

  • Male Candidates (General/OBC) – Rs 1500/-
  • Women Candidates of any category – Rs 750/-
  • Other Candidates (General/OBC) – Rs 1500/-
  • SC / ST / PwD* Category Candidates – Rs 750/-

For GATE 2017 payments would have to be made through online by selecting either using any bank Debit Card/Credit Card, Net Banking or e-challan facilities only. GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS website) can be accessed from the website of the respective Zonal GATE Offices or from the website of the GATE 2017 Organizing Institute.

Data Requirement for Application Filling: Before you login to GOAPS using Enrolment ID and Password, keep the following information ready:

  • Personal information (name, date of birth, your personal mobile number, parent’s name, parent’s mobile number, etc.).
  • Address for Communication (including PIN code),
  • Eligibility degree details (College address, PIN code of college),
  • GATE paper, choice of GATE examination cities,
  • High quality image of your photograph
  • Good quality image of your signature
  • Scanned copy of Degree Certificate or Certificate from Principal/HODs in pdf format.
  • Scanned copy of Category/PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format.
  • Details of a valid ID Proof that you will carry to the examination hall.

GATE 2017 Admit Card

The Admit Card can only be downloaded from the zonal GATE websites . Admit Cards will NOT be sent by post/email. Bring a print-out of the downloaded Admit Card to the Test Center along with the original and valid photo identification(NO photocopy / scanned copy/NOT expired). Please note that you have to give details of this ID proof while filling the online application. Candidates will NOT be permitted to take the test, if this original and valid photo identification is not presented.

GATE 2017 Exam Pattern

The GATE examination consists of a single paper of 3-hour duration that contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The question paper will consist of both multiple choice questions (MCQ) and numerical answer type questions.In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks are in General Aptitude (GA).

GATE is conducted in the following 22 disciplines. A candidate can select any one of these subjects. The syllabus for each of the papers is given separately. Making a choice of the appropriate paper during GATE application is the responsibility of the candidate.

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