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GATE 2017 Answer keys and question paper (all branches)

Last Updated - September 21, 2017

GATE 2017 Answer key along with the question paper will be published online on the official website. GATE 2017 Answer key is helpful to estimate the candidate’s performance in the exam and predict the GATE Result. The test takers can calculate the number of correct and wrong responses marked by them in the examination by comparing their responses with the answer key. It also allows the applicants to predict their chances of qualification and selection after the exam.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee is the organizing body of GATE 2017 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) for admissions to various postgraduate engineering courses. GATE exam is a national level exam and a large number of candidates appear for the exam. GATE 2017 exam is scheduled to be conducted on 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th February 2017 through a computer based test. The exam will be conducted in two sessions i.e. the morning session (9 AM to 12 noon) and afternoon session (2 PM TO 5 PM) and consists of multiple choice questions.

Note- This article is about GATE 2017 Answer keys and question paper. To know more about GATE 2018, click at GATE 2018.

The candidates eagerly wait for the answer keys to be released to evaluate their performance after writing the exam. To relieve candidate’s anxiety and curiosity regarding the exam’s result the authorities publish the answer keys within a few days of the exam.


Candidates aspiring to qualify the GATE 2017 Examination should be aware of the marking scheme of the exam. GATE 2017 Marking scheme will benefit in calculating the GATE score after estimating no. of correct and wrong responses with the help of GATE 2017 Answer key. There is no negative marking for numerical type questions. In the multiple choice questions sections, for questions carrying one mark, 1/3 mark is deducted for each incorrect response and for questions carrying three marks, 2/3 marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.



GATE 2017 Answer key will be available online on the official website of GATE exam after the examination is successfully conducted. The questions are displayed in random and shuffled sequences in the GATE Exam. For the convenience of candidates, separate answer key is released for every GATE paper code and session.  Candidates need their question paper subject code and their session number to check the answer keys. The steps to download the answer keys are as follows:

  • Visit the official website for GATE exam i.e.
  • Click on the link ‘GATE 2017 Answer Key’.
  • The GATE 2017 answer keys will be displayed.
  • Check the answer key matching your GATE paper subject code and session number.
  • Download the answer keys and review the questions and answers mentioned there.
  • Take the printout and keep it for reference.



After downloading the answer key the candidates should check whether the responses displayed in the answer keys are correct. If there is a discrepancy in the answers mentioned in the answer key, the candidates can challenge the answer key. The candidates can take help of unofficial answer keys released by various coaching institutes as they are also prepared by subject experts to check the correctness of answers mentioned in the official answer key. But they should not totally depend on them and verify the answers themselves.

The candidates can challenge the answer keys of any GATE question paper for which they have appeared.  They have to report the problem to the authorities and need to pay a nominal fee for challenging the GATE 2017 Answer key. GATE 2017 committee will make the final decision for all disputes related to the answer keys.


Unofficial answer keys are released by individuals and coaching centers to be used for reference by the GATE applicants. Several coaching centers such as Made Easy and Ace academy publish answer keys online after few hours of the GATE exam. These unofficial answer keys are easily available online and can be accessed by the candidates.

Unofficial GATE answer keys are made by scholars and subject experts and these answer keys might be varying from the official answer keys. The candidates must be careful and vigilant while taking reference from such sources



IIT Roorkee will release the official GATE 2017 Answer keys in February mid 2017. The question papers are provided along with the answer keys. The candidates can check the question paper and answer keys provided in the table below. The final GATE 2017 answer keys are tabulated here.

Mechanical Engineering (ME)February 4, 2017 Session 1Click HereClick Here
February 4, 2017 Session 2Click HereClick Here
Electronics and Communication EngineeringFebruary 5, 2017 Session 1Click HereClick Here
February 5, 2017 Session 2Click HereClick Here
BiotechnologyFebruary 5, 2017Click HereClick Here
Chemical Engineering February 12, 2017Click HereClick Here
Geology and GeophysicsFebruary 4, 2017Click HereClick Here
Mining EngineeringFebruary 12, 2017Click HereClick Here
PhysicsFebruary 5, 2017Click HereClick Here
Architecture and Planning (AR)February 4, 2017Click HereClick Here
Chemistry (CY)February 5, 2017Click HereClick Here
Instrumentation Engineering (IN)February 12, 2017Click HereClick Here
Mathematics (MA)February 5, 2017Click HereClick Here
Petroleum engineering (PE)February 5, 2017Click HereClick Here
Computer science and Information Technology (CS)February 11, 2017 Session 1Click HereClick Here
February 11, 2017 Session 2Click HereClick Here
Civil Engineering
February 12, 2017 Session 1Click HereClick Here
February 12, 2017 Session 2Click HereClick Here
Electrical Engineering (EE)February 11, 2017 Session 1Click HereClick Here
February 11, 2017 Session 2Click HereClick Here
Agricultural Engineering (AG)February 4, 2017Click HereClick Here
Ecology and Evolution (EY)February 5, 2017Click HereClick Here
Metallurgical Engineering (MT)February 5, 2017Click HereClick Here
Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)February 5, 2017Click HereClick Here
Aerospace Engineering (AE)February 5, 2017Click HereClick Here
Textile Engineering and Fiber Science (TF)February 4, 2017Click HereClick Here
Life Sciences (XL)February 12, 2017Click HereClick Here
Engineering Sciences (XE)February 12, 2017Click HereClick Here



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