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GATE Entrance Exam 2017

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering – GATE 2017 is administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science ( IISc ) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology ( IITs ) on behalf of the National Coordination Board ( NCB ) GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development ( MHRD ), Government of India.

The GATE committee, which comprises of representatives from these administering institutes, is the sole authority for regulating the examination and declaring the results.

The GATE 2017 Score is used for Admissions to Post Graduate Programs ( Eg. M.E., M.Tech, direct Ph.D. ) in Indian institutes of higher education with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other Government agencies. The score may also be used by Public and Private Sector Undertakings for employment screening purposes.

The overall co-ordination and responsibility of conducting GATE 2017 lies with Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, which is designated as the Organizing Institute ( OI ) for GATE 2017.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering – GATE 2017 is an all India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of the candidate in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering / Technology / Architecture and postgraduate level subjects in Science. The GATE score of a candidate reflects a relative performance level in a particular subject in the exam.

GATE Admission to Postgraduate Courses ( Master’s and Doctoral ) with MHRD and other government Scholarships or Assistantships in Engineering / Technology / Architecture. Science is Open to those who qualify in GATE.

GATE Entrance Exam Date 2017

GATE 2017 Examination Schedule :

GATE 2017 examination for all the papers shall be conducted in online mode Only ( Computer Based Test ).

GATE 2017 will be conducted in the subjects ( also referred to as “papers” ). Candidates must familiarize with the paper code for the paper of their choice, as this knowledge will be required at the time of application form submission and appearing for the examination. A candidate is allowed to appear in ONLY ONE paper.

Since a candidate is allowed to appear in ONLY ONE of the 23 papers for which GATE 2017 examination is being held, the candidate has to make the choice of the paper he / she wishes to write carefully. The list of papers and paper codes for GATE 2017.

GATE Paper Code GATE Paper Code
Aerospace Engineering AE Geology and Geophysics GG
Agricultural Engineering AG Instrumentation Engineering IN
Architecture and Planning AR Mathematics MA
Biotechnology BT Mechanical Engineering ME
Civil Engineering CE Mining Engineering MN
Chemical Engineering CH Metallurgical Engineering MT
Computer Science and Information Technology CS Petroleum Engineering PE
Chemistry CY Physics PH
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Electrical Engineering EE Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
Ecology and Evolution EY Engineering Sciences XE*
Life Sciences XL**

About GATE 2017

The Indian Institute of Science ( IISc ) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology ( IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee ) jointly administer the conduct of GATE. The operations related to GATE in each of the 8 zones are managed by a zonal GATE Office at the IITs or IISc. The Organizing Institute ( OI ) is responsible for the end – to – end process and coordination amongst the administering Institutes. The Organizing Institute for GATE 2017 is Indian Institute of Science.

New in GATE 2017

GATE is administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science ( IISc ) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology ( IITs ) on behalf of the National Coordination Board ( NCB ) – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development ( MHRD ), Government of India. The GATE committee, which comprises of representatives from these administering institutes, is the sole authority for regulating the examination and declaring the results.

Note :

The XE paper now has a new section on Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences ( section H ). With this the number of sections in the XE paper has increased to eight ( A – H ).

GATE 2017 is conducted through the collaboration of eight zones. The zones and the corresponding administrative institutes are :

The zones and the corresponding administrative institutes are :

The overall co – ordination and responsibility of conducting GATE 2017 lies with Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, which is designated as the Organizing Institute for GATE 2017.

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GATE 2017 Eligibility :

Note to the Candidates : Before starting the application process, the candidate must :

1. Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria of GATE 2017.

Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2017 :

The categories of candidates eligible to appear for GATE 2017 are given in Table below.

Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree / Examination ( Descriptive ) Description of Eligible Candidates Year of qualification cannot be later than
B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Pharm. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology ( 4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering / Technology ) Currently in the final year or already completed 2017
B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree in Architecture ( Five years course ) Currently in the final year or already completed 2017
B.Sc. ( Research ) / B.S. Bachelor’s degree in Science ( Post – Diploma / 4 years after 10+2 ) Currently in the 4th year or already completed 2017
M. Sc. / M.A. / MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science / Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the final year or already completed 2017
Int. M.E / M.Tech ( Post – B.Sc. ) Post – BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology ( Four year program ) Currently in the 2nd / 3rd / 4th year or already completed 2019
Int. M.E. / M.Tech or Dual Degree ( after Diploma or 10+2 ) Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology ( Five year program ) Currently in the 4th / 5th year or already completed 2018
Int. M.Sc / Int. B.Sc / M.Sc. Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.Sc / M. Sc. program Currently in the final year or already completed 2017
Professional Society Examination ( equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. ) B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD / UPSC / AICTE ( e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers – India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers – India ) Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA

Note :

For GATE International Candidates from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and UAE, the eligibility criteria to write GATE 2017 is : Candidates who have completed Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Master’s degree in Science in a relevant subject or are in the final year of the program.

In case a candidate has passed one of the qualifying examinations as mentioned above in 2017 or earlier, the candidate has to submit the degree certificate / provisional certificate / course completion certificate / professional ceritificate / membership certificate issued by the society or institute. In case, the candidate is expected to complete to complete one of the qualifying criteria in 2017 or later as mentioned above, he/she has to submit a certificate from Principal or a copy of marks card for section A of AMIE.

Certificate from Principal :

Candidates who have to submit a certificate from their college Principal have to obtain one from his / her institution beforehand and upload the same during the online submission of the application form.

Candidates with backlogs :

Candidates, who have appeared in the final semester / year exam in 2017, but with a backlog ( arrears / failed subjects ) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree should

1. upload a copy of any one of the marks sheets of the final year, ( OR )

2. obtain a declaration from their Principal along with the signature and seal beforehand and upload the same during the online submission of the application form.

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GATE 2017 Exam Pattern 

Structure of GATE 2017 :

For GATE 2017 Examination, a candidate can apply for only one of the 23 papers listed in Table given below. 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. 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. However, the candidate is, 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. For more details regarding the admission criteria in any particular institute, the candidate is advised to refer to the websites of that institute.

List of GATE 2017 Papers and Corresponding Codes :

S.No. GATE 2016 Paper GATE 2016 Code S.No. GATE 2016 Paper GATE 2016 Code
1 Aerospace Engineering AE 13 Instrumentation Engineering IN
2 Agricultural Engineering AG 14 Mathematics MA
3 Architecture and Planning AR 15 Mechanical Engineering ME
4 Biotechnology BT 16 Mining Engineering MN
5 Civil Engineering CE 17 Metallurgical Engineering MT
6 Chemical Engineering CH 18 Petroleum Engineering PE
7 Computer Science and Information Technology CS 19 Physics PH
8 Chemistry CY 20 Production and Industrial Engineering PI
9 Electronics and Communication Engineering EC 21 Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
10 Electrical Engineering EE 23 Engineering Sciences XE ( A – H )
11 Ecology and Evolution EY 23 Life Sciences XL ( P – U )
12 Geology andGeophysics GG

 

Paper Code General Aptitude (GA) Marks Subject Marks Total Marks Total Time
AE, AR, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, EY, GG, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF 15 85 100 3 Hours
XE ( Section A + any two sections ) 15 15 + 2 x 35 100 3 Hours
XL ( Section P + any two sections ) 15 25 + 2 x 30 100 3 Hours

General Aptitude Questions :

All the papers will contain few questions that test the General Aptitude ( Language and Analytical Skills ), apart from the core subject of the paper.

XE Paper

A candidate appearing in the XE paper has to answer the following :

The choice of two sections from B to G can be made during the examination after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered at a time. A candidate wishing to change midway of the examination to another optional section must first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections ( B to G ).

XL Paper

A candidate appearing in the XL paper has to answer the following :

The choice of two sections from I to M can be made during the examination after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered at a time. A candidate wishing to change midway of the examination to another optional section must first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections ( I to M ).

GATE 2017 Duration and Examination Type :

The GATE 2017 Examination consists of a single paper of 3-hour duration that contains 65 questions carrying a maximum ofa 100 marks. The question paper will consist of both multiple choice questions ( MCQ ) and numerical answer type questions.

The GATE 2017 Examination for all the papers will be carried out in an ONLINE Computer Based Test ( CBT ) mode where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen. The candidates are required to either select the answer ( for MCQ type ) or enter the answer for numerical answer type question using a mouse on a virtual keyboard ( keyboard of the computer will be disabled ). Each candidate will be provided with a scribble pad for rough work. The scribble pad has to be returned after the examination. At the end of the 3-hour window, the computer will automatically close the screen from further actions.

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GATE 2017 Application Form

GATE Online Application Processing Website Opens on 1st September, 2016.

GATE 2017 Application Process : For GATE 2017 all information related to the candidates will be available in a single GATE Online Application Processing System ( GOAPS ). 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. Please note that all necessary certificates, such as, degree certificate / certificate from the Principal and the category certificate, if any are also to be uploaded. Please note that no application form is available for sale anywhere.

GATE Online Application Processing System ( GOAPS ) :

An online interface is provided for your interaction with the GATE Office. With this interface you can : 

The login to this interface is through your GOAPS Enrolment ID and a GOAPS password. Keep this information safe and do not disclose it to anyone.

GATE 2017 Application Fee & Payment Options :

All candidates have to apply only ONLINE. Details of the application fee. The application fee is non – refundable.

Details of application fee for GATE 2017

* PwD : Person with Physically Challenged.

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.

GATE 2017 Application Fee Payment Options

The application fee and various payment options. The application fee is non-refundable. All charges given below are in Indian Rupees.

Candidate Category Mode Application Fee in 
Women ( All Categories ) Online Net Banking Rupee 750
e – challan Rupee 750
SC / ST / PwD candidates Online Net Banking Rupee 750
e – challan Rupee 750
All other candidates Online Net Banking Rupee 1500
e – challan Rupee 1500

GATE 2017 Admit Card

The Admit Card can only be downloaded from the GATE portal tentatively from 17th December 2016. 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. It may be noted that you would have specified one of the following IDs during the online application process: Driving License, Passport, PAN Card, 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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GATE 2017 Exam Cities

Zone-wise List of Cities in which GATE 2017 will be held :

2. Choose the City of choice to appear for the GATE 2017 Examination : 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 first choice 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 2017, 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. However, 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 a candidate.

Table below gives the tentative list of the cities ( zone – wise ) in which GATE 2017 will be held. Also shown in the table is the Zonal Offices ( one of the IITs or IISc ).

Zonal GATE Office Tentative List of Examination Cities*
Chairman, GATE,
IISc Bangalore,
Bengaluru – 560 012
Website : gate.iisc.ernet.in
Ananthapur, Bagalkot, Bengaluru, Bellary, Belgaum, Bidar, Davengere, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kasargod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangalore, Manipal, Mysore, Palakkad, Payyannur, Port Blair, Shimoga, Thrissur, Tumkur and Vadakara
Chairman, GATE,
IIT Bombay Powai,
Mumbai – 400 076
Website : gate.iitb.ac.in
Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Thane and Vadodara
Chairman, GATE,
IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas,
New Delhi – 110016
Website : www.gate.iitd.ac.in
Ajmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh, Bikaner, New Delhi, Faridabad, Greater NOIDA, Gurgaon, Hisar, Indore, Jammu, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura, Palwal, Rohtak, Sikar, Udaipur and Ujjain
Chairman, GATE,
IIT Guwahati,
Guwahati – 781039
Website : www.iitg.ernet.in/gate
Agartala, Asansol, Dhanbad, Durgapur, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Silchar, Siliguri, Shillong and Tezpur
Chairman, GATE, IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur – 208016
Website : gate.iitk.ac.in
Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow and Varanasi
Chairman, GATE,
IIT Kharagpur,
Kharagpur – 721302
Website : gate.iitkgp.ac.in
Balasore, Berhampur ( Odisha ), Bhilai, Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur ( CG ), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly, Jamshedpur, Kakinada ( Surampalem ), Kharagpur / Haldia / Bishnupur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram
Chairman, GATE,
IIT Madras,
Chennai – 600036
Website : gate.iitm.ac.in
Alappuzha, Aluva, Angamaly, Attingal, Bapatla, Chennai, Chengannur, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Erode, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari, Karimnagar, Karur, Khammam, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Nagercoil, Nalgonda, Namakkal, Nedumangad, Nellore, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry ( Pondicherry ), Punalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchengode, Thiruvannamalai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Tuticorin, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar and Warangal
Chairman, GATE,
IIT Roorkee,
Roorkee – 247667
Website : www.gate.iitr.ernet.in
Ambala, Amritsar, Baddi, Bathinda, Bhimtal, Dehradun, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur ( HP ), Jalandhar, Khanna, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Malout, Meerut, Mohali, Moradabad, NOIDA, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Roorkee, Ropar, Sangrur, Shimla, Solan, Sonepat, Una and Yamunanagar
For International Centers, contact shall be Chairman, GATE,
IIT Roorkee, Roorkee – 247667
Website : www.gate.iitr.ernet.in
Abu Dhabi / Dubai ( UAE ), Addis Ababa ( Ethiopia ), Colombo ( Sri Lanka ), Dhaka ( Bangladesh ), Kathmandu ( Nepal ), Singapore
*List of cities may change.

* Please consult GATE 2017 website for any change or update on the list of cities.

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GATE Entrance Exam Syllabus 2017

Aerospace Engineering Instrumentation Engineering Materials Science
Agricultural Engineering Ecology and Evolution Solid Mechanics
Architecture and Planning Mathematics Syllabus Thermodynamics
Biotechnology Mechanical Engineering Polymer Science and Engineering
Civil Engineering Mining Engineering Food Technology
Chemical Engineering Metallurgical Engineering Biochemistry
Computer Science and Information Technology Physics Botany
Chemistry Production and Industrial Engineering Microbiology
Electronics and Communication Engineering Textile Engineering and Fibre Science Zoology
Electrical Engineering Engineering Mathematics Atmospheric & Ocean Science
Geology and Geophysics Fluid Mechanics Petroleum Engineering

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GATE 2017 Results

GATE 2017 Exam Date

GATE Entrance Exam will be conducted on 4th – 5th February, 2017 & 11th – 12th February, 2017.

GATE 2017 Result Date

GATE 2017 Entrance Exam Results will be declared on 27th March, 2017.

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GATE 2017 Important Dates :

Events Dates
GATE 2017 Online Examination Dates 4th – 5th, & 11th – 12th February, 2017
( Saturdays and Sundays only )
GATE Online Application Processing System ( GOAPS ) Website
Opens for Enrollment, Application Filling, Application Submission
1st September, 2016
( Thursday )
Last Date for Submission of Online Application through Website 4th October, 2016
( Tuesday )
Last Date for Request for Change in the Choice of Examination City via
GOAPS login
16th November, 2016
( Wednesday )
Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Interface for printing 5th January, 2017
( Thursday )
Announcement of Results on the Online Application Website 27th March, 2017
( Monday )

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Contact Details

GATE 2017,
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee,
Roorkee – 247667,
Uttarakhand.
Telephone no : 01332 – 284531 / 5707
Email : gate@iitr.ernet.in
Website : www.gate.iitr.ernet.in

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