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GATE Application Form 2017 Exam Dates Available at www.gate.iitr.ernet.in

Latest Update(29th July 2016): GATE Application Form 2017 Exam dates, Eligibility Criteria Available at the official website www.gate.iitr.ernet.in

GATE 2017

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is accordingly managed by the seven IITs (Kharagpur, Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Madras, Guwahati, and Roorkee) and IISC on a rotation basis. Last year, it is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore. It is the exam for giving admissions to the post-graduate engineering programs like M.Tech, M.E provided by the NITs, IITs, other GFTI and different private institutions. Through GATE, the direct admission in the Ph.D. programme is also being done. Many private and public organisations also acknowledge the score card of the GATE for hiring purpose. Get the overall information about the GATE 2017 including eligibility criteria, application fee, exam dates, pattern, application form, admit card, etc.

GATE Application Form 2017

GATE 2017 registration will be applicable via online mode only. The aspirants are enforced to check the official website of GATE 2017 regulating Institute to fill and submit the application form. The officials give an online interface called GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System) through which the applicants can complete their registration process. The application form will be issued from 1st September 2016. Along with your personal details, also keep ready all the certificates like certificate from the principal, category certificate (if any), degree certificate, scanned signature and photograph.

Eligibility Criteria:

Qualifying DegreeQualifying Degree/ExaminationDescription of Eligible CandidatesYear of Qualification cannot be later than
Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.S.- M.S.Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.- M.S. programPresently in the 4th year or already completed 2017
Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.)Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year program)Presently in the 2nd/3rd/ 4th  year or already completed 2019
B.E./B.Tech. / 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 programsPresently in the final year or already completed 2017
Professional Society Examination s (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. /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 EngineersIndia)Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA
B. Arch Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (Five years course)Presently in the final year or already completed 2017
M. Sc./ M.A./MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any of the stream Science/Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalentPresently in the 4th year or already completed 2017
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)Presently in the 4th/5thyear or already completed 2018
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S. Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)Presently in the 4th year or already completed 2017


Application Fee:

The application fee payment can be processed either through net banking or debit card or e-Challan. The fee structure is as follows:

  • For women/ SC/ ST/ PWD – Rs. 750/-
  • Other Candidates – Rs. 1500/-

Exam Pattern:

There is only one paper of GATE subsisting of 100 marks. The number of questions asked in the exam will be total 65 questions of objective type and numerical answer type (NAT). The time given to solve the question paper will be a total of 3 hours. There is no choice given for the NAT questions as the answers to such questions will be listed manually using the virtual keyboard present on the computer screen at the time of the exam. Out of total 65 number of questions, 10 questions will be asked from the general aptitude section and carry 15 marks.


GATE is conducted for the 23 papers (along with petroleum engineering introduced last year). The applicants are enforced to choose only one paper as per his/ her choice. There is an isolated syllabus for each paper. The specific syllabus of GATE 2017 will be available soon on our website.

Admit Card:

Admit card can be downloaded from the zonal GATE websites. It will be applicable online on 5th January 2016. The information like GOAPS enrolment ID and password is mandatory to download the hall ticket. Along with the hall ticket, one original identity proof is also necessary to enter in the exam hall.


GATE Results 2017 will be attainable on the GATE Online Application Website. It will be released on 27th March 2017. After the release of the result, the successful applicants can download their score card by accessing the GOAPS website.

Important Dates:

Here, we have listed all the important dates (expected) of GATE 2017. The dates provided here are as per the last year dates.

  • Starting Date of Submission of Application Form: 1st September 2016
  • Last Date for submission of Application Form: 4th October 2016
  • Last Date to Request for Change in City: 16th November 2016
  • Correction in Application Form: in the mid-November 2016
  • Issue Date of Admit Card: 5th January 2017
  • GATE 2017 Online Exam Date (CBT): 4, 5 & 11, 12 February 2017
  • Result Declaring Date: 27th March 2017
  • Availability of Score Card: last week of March 2017

Official Website: www.gate.iitr.ernet.in

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