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GATE Notification: Online Registration starts from September 1

Last Updated - September 13, 2016

Gate notification got released, recently. GATE application process has started from September 1, 2017. Candidates can apply for the registration online. Further more, the registration process will go on till October 4Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, GATE is conducted for admission into post-graduate courses like M.Tech, M.E. and P.HD in Engineering, Architecture and Science courses. The exam is conducted each year by one of the IITs or IISc, Bangalore

Read on the article to know all about latest GATE notification. The aspirants can fill the application form at GOAPS website. GATE exam is going to be held in two slots, i.e, February 4 to 5, 2017 and February 11 to 12, 2017.  

This year the exam will be organised by IIT Rorkee. Candidates can apply online to get themselves registered for GATE for the academic year 2017. GATE Normalised Score is also used by various Public Sector Undertakings for the purpose of shortlisting candidates for various job. So the candidates must not wait for the last date of registration which is October 4, 2016. GATE Exam is an online mode examination which will take place on February 4-5, 2017 and February 11-12, 2017. To know further details about GATE Application, aspirants can visit the official website of GATE and read the article further.

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GATE Score Card is valid for three years. This year, a new addition has taken place as GATE will also be held in other countries such as Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore and United Arab Emirates (UAE). Also, Gorakhpur has been added as centre for GATE 2017. GATE Results for will be announced on March 27, 2017.

GATE 2017 Important Dates

In order to track the relevant dates, candidates must go through GATE schedule as released by the official authority. Aspirants can check the below mentioned important dates to avoid any further confusion.

GATE Application form available fromSeptember 1, 2016
Last date to submit online application formOctober 4, 2016
Last date to request for change in Examination cityNovember 16, 2016
GATE Examination Date (Online)February 4, 2017 February 5, 2017 February 11, 2017 February 12, 2017
GATE 2017 ResultMarch 27, 2017

GATE 2017 Eligibility

Before applying for GATE Application process, an aspirant is advised to check GATE eligibility criteria to apply for the process. We will provide you with the details of eligibility criteria so that the candidates can cross check the required details accordingly.

Following is the basic eligibility criteria for students' reference:

1. Passed a Bachelor degree (4 years after 10+2, or 3 years after Diploma) in any stream, if you are in the final year of a bachelor’s degree, then also you stand eligible to apply for GATE.

2. Passed a Master’s degree programmes in any branch of Mathematics/Science/Statistics/Computers Applications or equivalent degree, if you are in the final year of such programmes, are also eligible. (Pre-Final year students are not eligible to write GATE).

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Eligibility Criteria for International Applicants

This year GATE entrance exam will enable the candidates from different countries like Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates to seek admissions to M.Tech or PhD courses in various IITs and IISc. GATE 2017 will be conducted in the mentioned countries for International applicants. International candidates are required to meet the following Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2017 for achieving success in filling the application form in a complete sense.

  • Applicant must have completed Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Master’s Degree in a relevant Science Subject.
  • The candidates appearing for the final year of the degree course eligible too.

  Candidates can check the details GATE eligibility criteria, according to the different courses and streams.     

GATE Necessary Documents

A candidate must know what to keep ready before filling the GATE application form as you won't be able to fill the application form completely without the required documents. A candidate will require the following:

1. Photograph

  • Candidate is required to upload a colored photograph which is taken after July 1, 2016. Mobile photos won't be accepted.
  • It must be noted that the face of the candidate must occupy about 50% of the area in the photograph with a full-face view looking into the camera directly.
  • An aspirant must upload a photograph in JPEG Format on a standard 3.5 cm × 4.5 cm (Width x Height) print
  • The maximum pixel resolution allowed is 480 × 640 (0.3 Mega pixel) and the minimum pixel resolution is 240 × 320.

2. Signature

  • Candidates are required to draw a rectangular box of size 2 cm × 7 cm (Height x Width) on an A4 white paper.
  • An aspirant must put their signature with black or dark blue ink pen within the given box.
  • They must get the signature image scanned by a professional using a scanner, and get the image cropped to the box.
  • Candidates must upload their signature in a JPEG image format with the maximum pixel resolution for the image being 160 × 560 and the minimum pixel resolution for the image being 80 × 280.
  • Photographs of the signatures taken using mobile phone are not acceptable

3.  A candidate is required to submit a Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate/Course Completion Certificate

4. Caste Certificate is also needed, if applicable. The certificate should be in a PDF format only.

5. Disability Certificate is also needed, if applicable. The certificate should be in a PDF format only.

GATE 2017: How to Apply?

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is an all India computer based examination that tests the comprehensive understanding of various UG subjects in the field of engineering and science. The exam is conducted by IISc and other IITs on behalf of the National Co-ordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, and Government of India. It is a three-hour exam conducted for the aspirants who seek to get admission in various PG Programmes offered by various Institutes across India.

Steps to be followed:

GATE exam is one of the most competitive exam and you should make sure to study for the same in a proper way. But, before doing that you should go through the GATE Eligibility Criteria so as to be clear if you could apply for the Application Process or not. If the aspirant is eligible, then he or she has to go through the next step which is GATE Application Process.

For the candidates applying for the first time for GATE exam may face some problem while applying for the exam. This is due to the fact that the form is supposed to be filled through online mode only.  But, if you are giving it for the second time you can still go through the following steps to avoid making any mistakes:

  • Login to the official website
  • Click on the link by the name of ‘GATE Application Form’
  • Then you will have to fill in your basic details like Your Name, Date of Birth etc.
  • Also, you’ll have to upload the GATE Necessary Documents Required for the form
  • After filling in all the information, at the end of submitting the form, you’ll have to pay a basic fee for the same.

We inform the candidate that the fee can be paid through net banking or through debit cards and credit card of all major banks in India.

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GATE Application Fee

The application fee is the next step after getting registered. In order to complete the application process, submission of registration fee is important. We will provide you with the information on GATE application fee, for this candidates can refer to the following information.

CategoryApplication Fee
Unreserved CategoryINR 1500/-
Women CandidatesINR 750/-
SC/ST/PwDINR 750/-
International Candidates$50



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