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GATE 2017 Notification Released, Online Registration starts on Sep 1

Last Updated - September 01, 2016

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, GATE is an all-India based entrance Exam for admitting aspirants to various M.Tech (Master of Technology), ME (Master of Engineering), M.S (Master of Science) and Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)  courses across India. GATE 2017 is conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE Committee comprising of Faculty members from IISc, Bangalore and other seven IIT’s on behalf of the National Coordinating Board, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development. 

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GATE is a national level online based exam to check the aspirant’s knowledge in the core subjects of his or her undergraduate programme. It is a mandatory exam that one has to clear in order to get admission in various Postgraduate Programmes offered in India. The GATE Score is primary criterion for giving admission to the aspirants to various programmes offered by the premier colleges in the country including IITs, NITs, and IIITs.

About GATE 2017 Conducting Body- IIT Roorkee

The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR) has been selected as the organizing institute for GATE 2017. The official notification relating to the same was posted on June 25, 2016 on the official website. The candidates can visit the official website to get more details regarding the same.

The Indian institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR) has been selected as the organizing institute for GATE 2017. The official notification for GATE 2017 will be posted on June 25, 2016. GATE 2017 exam is scheduled in the month of February. GATE application process of 2017 will commence in the month of  September and the candidates can apply till October. The complete schedule for GATE 2017 is available on the official website of GATE.GATE 2017 Application process is an online process. GATE Online Processing System (GOAPS) web portal will be live on September 01, 2016 and the candidates will  have access to GOAPS web portal for enrollment, application filling and application submission till October 04, 2016. GATE 2017 exam is an online test which will be scheduled for four days in the month of February. GATE 2017 exam will be conducted on February 4 & 5, 2017 and February 11 & 12, 2017. GATE  Admit card for 2017 will be available to the candidates on January 05, 2017 on the official GOAPS portal. Earlier GATE XE paper sections had only 7 sections i.e. A to H  but for the academic year 2016-17, IITR has increased the number of sections  by 8. The new section of XE paper is based on Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (section H).

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GATE 2017 Important Dates

The interested candidates are advised to keep a close check on the important dates of GATE  2017. The important dates of GATE  2017 are listed below:

Date of commencement of GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) for enrollment, application filling and application submissionSeptember 01, 2016
Last date for submission of GATE ApplicationOctober 04, 2016
Last date for request for change in the choice of examination cityNovember 16, 2016
Date of availability of GATE Admit CardJanuary 05, 2017
Online examination dates of GATE 2017February 04&05 2017 and February 11&12, 2017
Date of announcement of GATE ResultMarch 27, 2017

GATE 2017: How to go about it?

As the official dates for the exam have been announced, the candidates should now prepare themselves for it. As the exam is an online test which will be scheduled for four days i.e. on February 4 & 5, 2017 and February 11 & 12, 2017. The candidate should prepare themselves in such a way that they are confident enough on the day of the exam.

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GATE 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Before thinking of giving the GATE exam, the candidate should first go through the GATE Eligibility criteria. This is because, if the candidate does not qualify for the eligibility criteria his or her plan to step into the next level i.e. GATE Application Process might not happen. Hence, it is one of the top most steps for the candidate to take.

Know More About GATE Eligibility

Those candidates are going to apply for GATE 2017, they must possess one of the given eligibility-

Important Qualification Required for GATE 2017
Qualifying ExaminationDetails of Qualifying Examination / DegreeDescription of Eligible CandidatesYear of Qualification cannot be later than
BE/BTech. / B.PharmBachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering/Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs.Appearing in the final year or completed2017
B. ArchCandidates holding Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (Five-years course)Appearing in the final year or completed2017
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)Appearing in the final year or completed2017
M. Sc./ M.A./MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any of the stream Science/Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalentAppearing in the final year or completed2017
Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.)Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four-year program)Appearing in the 2nd/3rd/ 4th year or completed2019
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)Appearing in the 4th/5thyear or completed2018
Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.S.- M.S.Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.- M.S. programAppearing in the 4th year or completed2017
Professional Society Examination s (equivalent to B.E./B.Tsech. /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 

GATE 2017 Application Process

If the candidate is eligible to sit for the exam, then the next step for them is to go through the GATE Application Process. In this the candidate is supposed to fill in the application form or register themselves for the exam via online mode only. Here, they will have to fill the basic details that are required, with a fee that they would have to pay and provide the GATE necessary documents for the same.

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GATE 2017 Admit Card

After this the next step is the issuing of the GATE Admit Card. The admit card is supposed to be downloaded from the official website only. After providing all the necessary details correctly, the candidate will then be issued the Admit Card. This would be a gateway for the candidate, that would help them till the end of the exam. Therefore, this document is supposed to be kept safe by the candidate.

The candidate should know that they have to bring a printed copy of the admit card to the GATE Test Center along with at least one original and valid photo identification. The only permitted photo identifications are: Driving license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, College ID, Employee identification card, or a notarized affidavit which contains the candidate’s Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. The details of this ID proof have to be given while filling the online application.

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GATE 2017 Syllabus

After being fully assured about if the candidate is eligible to sit for the exam. It is important for them to go through the GATE Syllabus and start planning for the same. They should thoroughly go through every topic and then start making the plan. 

GATE is held for the 23 papers (including petroleum engineering introduced last year). The candidates are required to choose only one paper as per his/her choice. There is a separate syllabus for each paper. Therefore, the candidate should go through the syllabus for each topic properly.

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GATE 2017 Exam Pattern

GATE consists of only one exam and is an online based one. The number of questions asked in the examination will be 65 questions of objective type and numerical answer type (NAT). The time allotted to solve the question paper will be 3 hours. There is no choice provided for NAT questions as the answers of such questions will be entered manually using the virtual keyboard provided on the computer screen at the time of examination. Out of 65 questions, 10 questions will be asked from the general aptitude section and carry 15 marks. The exam will be of a total of 100 marks. The candidate should answer the questions carefully as there would be negative marking as well.

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Prerequisites for GATE 2017

  • The aspirant should start with making a real time schedule for GATE exam. They should make the schedule which can be implemented by them realistically. Hence, the candidates need to know about their potential before preparing it. The timetable should be a goal oriented one and they should follow the same religiously.   
  • They should then simultaneously start making notes for the topics they are studying. This is because these notes will help them in revising the topics before the actual exam.
  • They should also highlight the topics that are important or they did not understand properly, this would again help them to focus on those topics during the final week or whenever they wish to do so.
  • Also, they should be well equipped with the documents and any stationery that might be required on the exam date. This will help them to avoid any last minute hassle.  

The candidate should not stress while preparing for the exam. They should keep calm and prepare themselves systematically and make sure that they follow what they have planned. They should work in a smart way and should do things in a way that they are left with few days to revise the topics again.

What’s New in GATE 2017?

  • Center: Gorakhpur has been added as a new center by the authority.
  • New Paper: - 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 for International Candidates: - GATE 2017 examination shall be held for international candidates in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka   and United Arab Emirates (U.A.E).
  • An online virtual calculator will be available to examinees at the time of examination. No physical calculator will be allowed. The online virtual calculator will be put on GATE 2016 website for practice before the examination.

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