GATE 2017: Exam dates and other important details

The exam dates for GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) 2017 have been announced on its official website. The Gate 2017 examinations are scheduled during Jan-Feb 2017. The details shall be posted on the website by June 25, 2016.

The exam dates for GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) 2017 have been announced on its official website. The online examination will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee from February 4 to 5, 2017 and February 11 to 12, 2017 (Saturdays and Sundays only).

The official website┬ástates, “Organising Institute: Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. The Gate 2017 examination are scheduled during Jan-Feb 2017. The details shall be posted in this website by June 25, 2016”.

Why is GATE conducted?

GATE is an all India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and technology. The exam is conducted for admissions to post-graduate programmes (e.g., M.E., M.Tech, direct Ph.D.) in Indian institutes of higher education with financial assistance provided by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and other government agencies. The scores may also be used by public and private sector.

Conducting institutes:

This exam is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board GATE, Department of Higher Education, MHRD, Government of India.

Exam pattern:

The examination will consist of a single paper and the duration of the same will be of three hours. The paper will carry 65 questions overall a maximum of 100 marks. The question paper will consist of both multiple choice questions (MCQ) and numerical answer type questions.

The examination for all the papers will be carried out in an online Computer Based Test (CBT) mode where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen. A candidate is allowed to appear in only one of the 23 papers for which the examination is being held, the candidate has to make the choice of the paper he/she wishes to write carefully.

How to apply:

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) website will open for enrollment, application filling, application submission from September 1, 2016.

Important dates:

The online examination will be conducted from February 4 to 5 and 11 to 12.

The online application process will start from September 1.

The last date for the submission of an online application is October 4.

The last date to change the choice of examination city via GOAPS login is November 16.

Admit cards will be available from January 5, 2017.

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