The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination administered and conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE Committee comprising faculty from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordinating Board - GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.
Engineering or GATE 2017 Admit Cards can be Downloaded from 17th December 2017. Candidates who have applied for the GATE 2017 exams can visit the official website of GATE to download the Online Admit Cards for GATE 2017 Exams as the Admit Cards will NOT be sent by post/email.
GATE 2017 is scheduled to be held from 31st January 2017 to 14 February 2017 during forenoon (09:00 AM to 12:00 noon) and afternoon (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM) sessions on Saturdays and Sundays.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination for candidates having undergraduate subjects in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and postgraduate level subjects in Science.
The GATE score assists in getting 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. For getting admissions in postgraduate programs or direct Ph.D in IITs, and IISc, a valid GATE score is required.
|GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens for Enrollment, Application Filling, Application Submission||Tuesday||September 1, 2017|
|Last Date for Submission of Online Application through Website||Thursday||October 8, 2015|
|Last Date for Request for Change in the Choice of Examination City via GOAPS login||Friday||November 20, 2015|
|Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Interface for printing||Tuesday||December 29, 2015|
|GATE 2017 Online Examination
Forenoon: 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
Afternoon: 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM
|Saturdays and Sundays||Between January 30 to February 07, 2017|
|Announcement of Results on the Online Application Website||Saturday||March 19, 2017 (10:00 Hrs)|
|Download of GATE 2017 Score Card||Friday to Sunday||March , 2017|
The examination for the papers with codes AE, AG, AR, GG, MN and TF will be carried out ONliNE using computers where the candidates will be required to enter the answer for each question using mouse. For all other papers, the candidates will have to mark the correct choice on an Optical Response Sheet (ORS) by darkening the appropriate bubble against each question.
In the ONLINE papers, the question paper will consist of questions of multiple choice type and numerical answer type. For multiple choice type questions, each question will have four choices for the answer. For numerical answer type questions, each question will have a number as the answer and choices will not be given.
GATE 2017 would contain questions of four different types in various papers:
Examples of such questions can be found in Question Types.
In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying 15 marks in General Aptitude (GA) are compulsory.
In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, GG, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF and XE, the Engineering Mathematics will carry 15 % of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15 % of the total marks and the remaining 70 % of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
In the papers bearing the codes AR, CY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the General Aptitude section will carry 15 % of the total marks and the remaining 85 % of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
Each GATE paper shall have a General Aptitude (GA) component carrying 15 marks.
Textile Engineering & Fibre Science
Ceramic & Glass Technology
Computer Science Engineering/Technology
Control and Instrumentation
Electrical Engineering /Electrical and Electronics Engineering/Power Engineering
Food Technology/Processing Engineering
Life Sciences (Botany)
Life Sciences (Zoology)
Information Science /Information Technology/Information and Communication Technology
Instrumentation & Process Control
Nano Science & Technology
Material Science and Engineering
Radio Physicsv Metallurgical Engineering /Industrial Metallurgy
Radio Physics & Electronics
Mineral Engineering/Mineral Dressing
Mining Engineering/Technology; Machinery
Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering
All other disciplines in Engineering/Technology/Sciences
Candidates can submit Application Form in two different modes : Online and Offline. The preferred mode of application process is Online
Payment can be made using netbanking. Bank service charge is extra (maximum of Rs.30/-)
Payment by cash at ICICI, Indian Bank or State Bank of India branches. Bank service charge is extra (maximum of Rs.25/-)
Step 1.1: Obtain SC / ST / PD Certificate (if applicable)
Step 2: Apply Online
Candidates must follow the instructions provided while applying online.
At the end of this process, a PDF file will be generated with the following pages:
Take a print out of the entire file on A4 size white sheets using a laser/inkjet printer.
Step 3: Cash Payment: (only for Challan Payment option)
The bank challan (Page-5) will be printed in triplicate. Take it to any one of the branches of ICICI, Indian Bank or State Bank of India (as opted by the candidate) and pay the fees. Bank will retain a copy and will return two copies to you. In those two copies, retain the Candidate's copy with you and attach the GATE Copy with the application.
Step 5: Post/Submission
Before posting your application form, make sure that, in addition to the other relevant attachments, you have attached either a copy of the degree certificate or a certificate from your college principal as indicated below:
To download the format of the certificate to be sent by the candidates