GATE 2021 Exam Centers in India and Abroad- Check zonal wise list

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    GATE Exam Centers 2021: IIT Bombay has released the list of tentative exam centers for GATE 2021. The registration process has started online from September 11, 2020 and the exam is scheduled to be conducted from Feb 5-7 and 12-14, 2021. 

    • GATE 2021 exam centers are spread over in different cities across India and in 6 cities abroad. However, the international exam centers could be cancelled if the COVID-19 situation will not get normal until November 2020. 
    • 195 exam centers are enlisted under 8 zonal IITs in India. Candidates can choose 3 exam centers while filling GATE 2021 Application Form
    • For the centers in India, the application fee is INR 1500.
    • For exam centers in Dubai and Singapore, the application fee is US$ 100.

    Table of Contents

    GATE 2021 Exam Centers

    GATE 2021 International Centers

    Steps to Choose Exam Center

    How to Change Exam Center?

    Do's & Don'ts at GATE Exam Center

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Read on to know more about GATE 2021 Exam Centers, the procedure to select exam center, and much more. 

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    GATE 2021 Exam Centers

    • For administrative purposes, test cities in India are divided into 8 zones. IISc Bangalore and 7 IITs are the 8 zonal GATE offices that administer the operations related to GATE 2021 in these exam cities.
    • If you select a particular city as your first choice then the corresponding zone to which the center city belongs will appear.
    • GATE 2021 usually conducted in both India and abroad. But there are chances of international exam centers to get cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Authorities said that if the situation will remain the same till November 2020 then there will be no international exam centers for GATE 2021. 

    The following table elucidates exam cities as per their zonal GATE offices- 

    ZoneZonal GATE OfficesList of Exam Cities
    1IISc BangaloreAnanthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Belagavi (Belgaum), Ballari (Bellary), Bengaluru South, Bengaluru North, Bidar, Chikkamagaluru, Davanagere, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Palakkad, Payyanur, Port Blair, Shivamogga (Shimoga), Thrissur, Tumakuru, Vatakara 
    2IIT Bombay

    Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Chandrapur, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai-Navi Mumbai-Thane, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Raigad, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Vadodara

    3IIT DelhiAjmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Faridabad, Greater NOIDA, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu-Samba, Jodhpur, Kota, Mathura, New Delhi, Rohtak, Srinagar, Sikar, Sonepat, Udaipur, Ujjain
    4IIT GuwahatiAgartala, Aizawl, Asansol-Durgapur, Bokaro Steel City, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Dimapur-Kohima, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur
    5IIT KanpurAgra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
    6IIT KharagpurBalasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Eluru, Hooghly (WB), Jamshedpur, Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Ranchi, Rourkela,
    Sambalpur, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
    7IIT MadrasAlappuzha, Aluva-Ernakulam, Attingal, Chengannur, Chennai South, Chennai West, Chirala, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Namakkal, Nellore, Ongole, Puducherry, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Warangal
    8IIT RoorkeeAmbala, Amritsar, Bathinda, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur-Una (HP), Jalandhar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mohali-Chandigarh, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, NOIDA, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala-Sangrur, Roorkee, Shimla-Solan, Yamunanagar
    9International GATE, IIT BombayAddis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore

    Check  GATE 2021 Zonal Offices

    International GATE 2021 Exam Centers

    GATE 2021 will be conducted in the following countries- Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, UAE, Nepal, and Singapore. The application fee also varies for candidates opting for international GATE exam centers. 

    • Only a valid Passport/Government issued ID/College ID/Employee ID will be accepted as the recognized identification.
    • For foreign nationals, reservation categories (SC/ST/PWD/Women) are not applicable for concession in application fees.
    • The session timings of GATE International Test Centers as per their local time will be notified in advance.
    • GATE Registration for international applicants will remain same as that of Indian candidates.
    • Candidates will be contacted only through their emails. For important information, they will be contacted through their mobile numbers.
    International GATE Exam CentersApplication Fee (in US$)
    Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, KathmanduUS$ 50
    Dubai and SingaporeUS$ 100

    Note: Indian nationals applying for international test centers will have to pay the fees according to the test city.

    How to Choose GATE 2021 Exam Centers?

    GATE Exam Centers have to be chosen at the time of filling GATE Application Form. A candidate has to choose 3 exam centers. The important points related to GATE Exam Centers and the procedure of selecting center are mentioned below-

    • First and second exam centers must of same GATE Zone. 
    • Third choice of GATE Exam Center can be from any zone.
    • After filling in all the details, candidates have the option to select the GATE exam center.
    • They will have to select the exam center from the given list of cities.
    • Candidates can select any one of the centers, keeping in mind their nearest cities as per their convenience.
    • Allotment of the examination centers will be done on the first-apply-first-allotment basis.
    • After selecting the exam centers, complete all the required details, and make payment.
    • Candidates who register successfully will be allotted admit cards on January 8, 2021. The final allotted exam center will be mentioned in it.

    Note that due to operational constraints, the GATE committee reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one. It can allot a city that may not be included in the choices of the candidates. Whichever center is allotted to the candidate, it will be mentioned in the GATE Admit card along with the center details. 

    How to Change GATE 2021 Exam Center?

    Candidates can change their exam city in GATE application form by sending a request to the authorities. The request has to be sent through official website of GOAPS. An additional fee will be required to pay to change the exam city.

    • Candidates must clearly state the reason why they want to change the exam center.
    • Fee payment will be done online only.
    • Candidates have to pay a fee of INR 400 against the changes in the application form.

    More details related to change in GATE Exam Center will be updated as soon as the official notification for the same is released.

    Instructions to be Followed at GATE 2021 Exam Center

    Given below is a set of instructions that must be followed at GATE Exam Center-

    • You will be permitted to enter the exam center only with a valid GATE 2021 Admit Card and a Photo ID.
    • Reach the exam center at least 60 minutes prior to the scheduled exam.
    • Scribble pads will be provided for rough work and it must be returned back after the exam.
    • A virtual scientific calculator will be provided on-screen for the calculation work. 
    • You are not permitted to leave the exam hall during the exam.
    • Entry to the exam hall will be prohibited after 9:30 AM (for morning session) and 14:30 PM (for afternoon session).
    • You will be permitted only if your credentials are verified by the center officials.

    More About Virtual Calculator

    In the exam center, students are not permitted to enter with the electronic media including scientific calculator and the log tables.

    • Earlier, aspirants were allowed to carry scientific calculator for calculations. But now it is abandoned in the exam hall.
    • For calculation work, GATE Portal provides an online scientific calculator. You can use it on screen for calculations.
    • This on-screen calculator will be the same as physical scientific calculator.
    • One more thing to keep in mind that, you cannot use keyboard keys for using the virtual calculator. 

    Dos’ at GATE Exam Centers

    • The examination hall shall be opened 35 minutes before the beginning of the examination. 
    • If the candidate fails to reach the examination hall in the prescribed time they will miss a few important instructions to be announced at the center.
    • The candidate must show the admit card when asked for entering the examination hall.
    • A seat with a specific roll number shall be allotted to each candidate. The candidate must carefully find and occupy the allotted seat only.
    • In case they are found in a different examination room or on a different seat then their candidature will be cancelled.
    • Biometric information for candidates may be captured before the commencement of test.
    • The admit cards of the candidate shall be checked by the invigilator during the examination to confirm the identity of the candidate.
    • All the candidates are requested to carry their admit cards along with the ID card and two ballpoint pens for the examination.

    Download  GATE Sample Papers

    Don’ts at GATE Exam Center

    • Any other material other than Pens, Pencils, Admit Card and ID Proof won’t be allowed inside the exam center.
    • Candidate not bearing a valid admit card and identity proof shall not be allowed inside by the Centre Superintendent.
    • Any textual material (written or printed), any bits of paper or any unwanted material shall not be permitted inside the examination hall.
    • Any electronic gadget like calculators, digital watches, cell phones or geometry box, log tables, slide rules etc. are banned inside the examination hall.
    • They are advised not to carry any of these banned devices including the cellphone as the exam center authorities do not guarantee the safety of such devices.
    • They won’t be permitted to leave his/her allocated seat before the indication of the conclusion of the examination.
    • GATE  will begin exactly on the time mentioned in the admit card. The exam will automatically stop after the time finishes and all the responses will be saved.
    • In case any registered candidate doesn’t appear for the examination due to any reason, there shall be no re-examination for such candidates under any circumstances.

    GATE 2021 Exam Centers FAQs

    Ques: How many exam cities will be there in GATE 2021?

    Ans: In GATE 2021, there will be a total of 195 exam centers. A total of 6 exam centers are located outside India and they are Dubai, Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Singapore. You can choose only 3 centers and it should be done as per your preference of exam centers. 

    Ques: How many exam centres can a candidate choose while filling GATE application form?

    Ans: Candidates appearing in GATE exam can choose a maximum of 3 exam centers. Candidates must fill the choices according to the order of preferences. 

    Ques: Can I change GATE exam centre after the final submission of GATE application form?

    Ans: If a candidate needs to change the exam center for GATE exam, they may do the same after the final submission of the form also. The exam conducting authority provides the facility to update the exam center by paying a nominal fee. 

    Ques: How can I change my GATE exam centre?

    Ans: Candidates who want to change their GATE exam center may do the same by clicking on the activated link at the official website. Candidates can avail this facility by payment of a nominal fee. 

    Ques: Is GATE conducted only in India?

    Ans: No, GATE is just not limited to India, the exam is held in cities abroad as well. GATE is conducted in 6 cities outside India that are in Dubai, Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Singapore. 

    Ques: How are GATE exam centres allotted?

    Ans: Candidates can choose 3 exam cities among all centres offered. The two exam centre must be from the same GATE zone while the third choice may be from another GATE zone. When a candidate chooses the first exam centre from a particular GATE zone then he/she can choose the second exam centre from the same GATE zone. However, the third exam centre can be from any of the GATE zones. The exam centres are allotted to the candidate depending upon the availability of the same. 

    Ques: I belong to Haryana but I want an exam centre in UP. will I get the same?

    Ans: GATE exam centre allotment is purely based on the choices that you fill. If you want to avail an exam center in UP, you just need to fill your choices accordingly.

    Ques: Does my birthplace mentioned in GATE application form will affect the exam center allotment in the exam?

    Ans: No, the exam centres are allocated to the candidates only on the basis of the choices filled by the candidates in GATE application form. Candidates must fill the exam centre choices in the order of preference.

    Ques: What are the documents that need to carry at GATE exam centre?

    Ans: The documents needed to be carried to the exam centre are mentioned below:

    1. GATE Admit Card
    2. Passport Sized photograph
    3. One Original ID Proof

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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    Lakshmi Prasanna

    CAN YOU PLEASE SUGGEST ME THE PROCEDURE TO CHANGE EXAMINATION CITY SIR?

    05 Oct, 2018 19:26
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    Akansha Expert

    Hi Lakshmi, You may please check this link for getting the GATE Form Correction details.

    08 Oct, 2018 12:27
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    Bipin Kumar Bharti

    I uploaded wrong document (provisional certificate) and made fee payment , now how can upload correct document.

    14 Sep, 2018 00:20
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    Akansha Expert

    Hi Bipin, As you may please check this link for getting the Form of Correction details for GATE.

    14 Sep, 2018 15:05

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