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GATE 2017 IIT Counselling

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2017) is an all India examination which is conducted for the candidates seeking admission in various postgraduate courses such as M.E., M.Tech, etc. The GATE 2017 is an online based exam which is conducted in two sessions in the month of February. GATE 2017 is scheduled on February 04, 2017 - February 05, 2017 and February 11, 2017 – February 12, 2017. The GATE  Result is available on March 27, 2017 and the candidates can check it on the official website.

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Once the GATE Result is declared, the candidates must enroll themselves for the GATE Counselling. The candidates must keep a close check on the official website for the important information regarding GATE 2017 Counselling. On the basis of the qualification such as GATE Score Card and academic performances, the candidates will be called for group discussion (GD) and personal interview (PI).

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GATE 2017 IIT counselling Documents Required

It is very important for candidates to carry some documents along with them in order to avoid any kind of failure in the GATE counselling procedure. Some of the important documents to be carried by the candidates are stated below:

  • GATE scorecard
  • Engineering academic record
  • Application fee receipt
  • Mark-sheet of 10th and  12th  (original)
  • SC/ ST certificate
  • PwD category certificate
  • Identification proof

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GATE 2017 IIT counselling Important Dates

The candidates are advised to check the official website of different IITs in order to get updates regarding the dates of GATE counselling procedure. The below mentioned table depict the important dates for GATE counselling procedure which are decided on the basis of the previous year’s dates.

Commencement of online registration for GATE 2017 counsellingApril 11, 2017
Last date of payment for GATE 2017 counsellingMay 16, 2017
Locking of choice fillingMay 16, 2017 to May 19, 2017
1st round of seat allotmentMay 29, 2017
Commencement of choice filling for National Spot RoundJuly 04, 2017
2nd round of seat allotmentJune 06, 2017
Last date of choice filling for National Spot RoundJuly 08, 2017
National Spot RoundJuly 11, 2017

GATE 2017 IIT Counselling Procedure

In order to get admission in IITs, the candidate must check the notification regarding GATE counselling on the official website of IIT. The GATE 2017 counselling procedure for every IIT is different so the candidate must apply for the same separately. The candidates seeking admission in different postgraduate courses are required to register themselves online for GATE 2017 counselling. Different institutes of IIT will have different qualification criteria for the GATE counselling.

The GATE 2017 Counselling consists of three stages namely online registration, online seat allotment and admission into allotted institutes. These three stages are explained in brief below:

  1. Online registration

Only the GATE 2017 qualifying candidates can register themselves online for GATE 2017 counselling. Once the registration is done, the candidates are required to pay the GATE 2017 counselling fee. The payment of fee confirms the candidate’s registration. The candidates are required to fill in their preferred programs and institutes once the fee is paid.

  1. Online seat allotment

Once the candidate has completed his or her online registration, then he/ she will be allotted the seats on the basis of their GATE merit list after the various rounds of seat allotment. Once the seat is allotted to the candidate, he/ she will be required to arrive at the allotted institute for the payment of course fee.

  1. Admission into Allotted Institutes

For the purpose of admission, the candidate must bring the original documents along with them. The institute offering admission to the candidate will issue a provisional admission letter after the verification of the original documents and payment of the fee. Once all these formalities are done, the candidate must confirm their admission. The candidates must note that confirmation of the allotted seat is important because if the seat is not confirmed, it will be allotted to some other candidate.


List of Participating IIT colleges

GATE is a national level examination which is conducted by seven IIT institutes. The authority which will conduct GATE is Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee. The below mentioned table represents the list of participating IIT colleges for GATE 2017:

Participating institutes
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

GATE 2017 Counselling Important Instructions

The candidates must keep in mind certain important instructions at the time of GATE Counselling in order to complete the counselling procedure without facing any discrepancy. The important instructions for GATE 2017 counselling are given below:

  • The candidate must note that all IIT institutes have separate forms for the counselling procedure.
  • The candidates must bring all the original documents at time of GATE 2017 counselling.
  • After the GATE 2017 result is declared, the candidates should keep checking the official website for updates of GATE 2017 counselling.
  • In order to increase the chances of getting admission into IITs, the candidates are advised to apply to all the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for all the programs  such as M.Tech, ME, M.Sc, etc. for which they are eligible.




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