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GATE Form Correction to start from Oct 17, Minor Changes allowed

Last Updated - October 18, 2016

The conducting body of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, IIT Roorkee invites applicants to amend their GATE 2017 Application Form for any errors made by the candidates during GATE Registration. The Form Correction window will open from October 17, 2016. Candidates who have made errors in their application form are advised to make it correct at the earliest.

The authorities as decided will reach through sms, email, or by post to the candidates with ‘rejected’ status of the Application Form. You are nevertheless advised to verify all the details filled in the GATE Application and find the errors if any, make changes to them in the Form Correction.

Know GATE Exam Pattern

To all the successfully registered candidates, post the GATE Form Correction and GATE Registration 2017, IIT Roorkee will release the GATE Admit Cards to the candidates from January 05 onwards.

Conducted for admission to Post Graduate courses in various programmes offered by the esteemed Indian Institutes of Technology, National Institutes of Technology and other Institutes of National Importance. Apart from providing higher education to the engineers, GATE also acts as a gateway to the Public Sector Undertakings viz. BHEL, GAIL, NTPC and other National Industrial Body.

Know About PSU Recruitment

How To Correct Your Application Form

The errors in the submitted GATE 2017 Application Form can be revisited and changed. The minor changes such as a misspelled name, Gender, PWD Status, Change of City, Exam Paper etc Candidates are advised to follow the steps mentioned below to rectify errors in GATE 2017 Application Form.

  • Go to GATE 2017 Official Website
  • Click on GATE Application Form Status
  • Check the Status, Click on Form Correction
  • Verify All the details mentioned
  • Check the Photograph and Signature
  • Change the details/Upload Photograph/Upload Signature as per the norms
  • Download & Save the GATE Application Form
  • Obtain a hard copy for future Use

The GATE 2017 Application Form should be corrected at the earliest as soon as the Form Correction Window Opens to avoid any chance of rejection of the GATE Application Form.

Check PSU Cutoff

Details that Can be changed

Candidates can change the details they want, but for changes in their PWD status, Category, and other such changes, candidates will have to support their claim with a valid document clearly supporting their category or physical disability mentioned in the GATE Application Form.

The Correction of GATE 2017 Application Form has come as a good surprise to the candidates as the correction was not allowed in the previous iterations of GATE 2017. Supporting the step, applicants are advised not to make any false changes as this step has been taken in the good faith of the candidates. Candidates can make amendments to the following sections.

  • Name/Father’s Name/Mother’s Name: The minor errors such as a misspelled name of the candidates or the guardians can be corrected during the form correction(only minor changes with valid proof).
  • Have you Graduatd in Above Degree: Candidates are allowed to change Yes/No with vaild proof. 
  • Year of Qualifying Degree: Minor changes with Valid Proof
  • Category: Changes from GEN/OBC to SC/ST can be done by sending a request to Zonal GATE Office. Changes from SC/ST to GEN/OBC, changes can be made till the correction facility is enabled(with proof).
  • PWD Status: Changes from PWD to Non PWD can be made in the correction window
  • Date of Birth: Change in Date of Birth can be done with Valid Proof. .
  • Secondary Details such as Permanent Address/Correspondence Address
  • Exam Paper/Qualifying Exam/Qualifying Marks
  • Photograph/Signature: If candidate’s have uploaded defective images of photograph or signature then they can correct it during the correction period. Students will be intimated regarding this via email/SMS.

The candidates cannot make changes to the contact details (phone number and email ID) under the permission of the conducting body.

Also Read NPCIL Recruitment through GATE 2017

GATE 2017 Admit Card

The conducting body post the closure of GATE Registration window and form correction window, will release admit cards to all the successfully registered candidates. Though Mandatory in nature, the admit card released to the candidates is provisional in nature and should be supported with a valid photo id issued by the Govt. of India.

GATE Admit Card will contain details about the candidates including the information abou the test venue and the test timings.

All the applicants are advised to keep the Admit Card in the best possible state and verify the details mentioned on it to be the same provided during the GATE Registration or during the GATE Form Correction Window.

GATE 2017 Result & Counselling

Post the Successful conduction of the gate exam, the conducting authority will after normalization of marks decide the GATE Cutoff, and candidates obtaining their GATE Result above the mentioned cutoff will be eligible to attend the GATE Counselling or apply for the PSU Recruitment.

The GATE Result is scheduled to announced in the on or before March 27, 2017. All the candidates are advised  to pay attention to all the sections equally and practice with Sample Papers and Books to excel at the Ace Examination and see yourself make through it.

Read M.Tech. admission through GATE 2017, Getting the facts right!



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