Graduate Aptitude Test
  • About Exam

    GATE 2017 – Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering -It is a national level examination which gets conducted each year. The main reason of conducting this examination is to test the aptitude and subject knowledge of the applicant and on the basis of that; they get admission in Engineering PG programmes. Each year GATE gets conducted successfully at various examination centers and as like every year, this year also the examination will be conducted soon. As per year, the notification of GATE 2017 will be released in August 2016. So all the interested candidates can check out the eligibility criteria in order to apply for it. The GATE is conducted by IIT’s and IISc. Generally examination held conducted from last week of January- February . Numbers of candidates appear for this examination every year. If you are going to apply for GATE 2017, than given details may be helpful for you.

  • Eligibility

    The candidates who are satisfying the eligibility conditions mentioned below are eligible to appear for GATE 2017. The aspirants are advised to match their eligibility with the conditions given below:

    Qualifying DegreeQualifying Degree/ExaminationDescription of Eligible CandidatesYear of Qualification cannot be later than
    B.E/B.Tech/B.PharmaBachelor’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 completed2017
    B.ArchBachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (Five years course)Presently in the final year or already completed2017
    B.Sc (Research)/B.SBachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)Presently in the 4th year or already completed2017
    M.Sc/MA/MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any of the stream Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalentPresently in the 4th year or already completed2017
    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 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)Presently in the 4th/5thyear or already completed2018
    Int. M.Sc/Int. B.S-M.SIntegrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.- M.S. programPresently in the 4th year or already completed2017
    Professional Society Examinations (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 Engineers India)Completed section A or equivalent of such professional coursesNA

    NOTE: Those who have already completed their qualifying examination in 2016 or before have to submit the degree certificate/provisional certificate. The appearing candidates are required to submit a certificate from Principal.

  • Test Duration & Pattern

    In all GATE papers, there are total 65 questions carrying 100 marks. The duration of GATE exam is 3 hours. The question paper consist of both multiple choice questions (MCQ) and numerical answer type questions.

    In the papers with the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF and XE, the Engineering Mathematics section carries around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section carries 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

    In the papers with the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the General Aptitude section carries 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

  • Exam Format

    Mode of GATE Paper

    The GATE examination for all the papers is conducted as a Computer Based Test (CBT), where questions are displayed in a random sequence on a computer screen. You are required to either select the answer (for MCQ type) or enter the answer for numerical answer type question using a mouse on a virtual keyboard. You will be provided with blank paper sheets for rough work.

    Type of Questions in GATE

    1. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each; Each of  the multiple choice objective questions in all papers and sections contain four answer choices, out of which you have to select correct answer or answers.

    2. Numerical Answer Questions, carrying 1 or 2 marks each; The answer is a real number, which you have to enter using the mouse and a virtual on-screen keypad. No choices are shown for this type of questions.

  • Important Dates

    Here, we have listed GATE 2017 exam dates which are scheduled by IIT Roorkee. Given dates are announced earlier in the month of July 2016. The dates are given below:

    EventsDates (official)
    Application Form Start Date1st September, 2016
    Application Form Last Date4th October, 2016
    Request for Change in City Last Date16th November, 2016
    Correction in Application Form20th October, 2016
    Admit Card Issue Date5th January 2017
    GATE 2017 Online Exam Date (CBT)4, 5 & 11, 12 February 2017
    Result Announcement Date27th March, 2017
    Availability of Score Card27th March to 26th May 2017

  • How to Apply

    • Go to the official site of any of IITs. Apply for it from there only (after release of official notice for GATE 2017). Fill the basic details and after that upload the scanned photograph, signature and other mandatory details. After this section, you need to clear the payment section which you can do via net banking, credit/debit card, e-challan. Lastly check the status of application.

  • Official Website

    www.gate.iitr.ernet.in