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International Test Centers for GATE 2017

Last Updated - August 25, 2016

GATE 2017 will be conducted on 4 separate days in the month of February. GATE is an entrance test conducted by the IITs or IISc, every year, for admission to post-graduate courses of engineering. The GATE Application Process will commence from September 1, 2016 and will continue till October 4, 2016. The aspiring candidates of GATE 2017 can fill the GATE Application Form online in the official website.

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According to the latest updates, GATE 2017 has introduced certain changes as compared to the GATE conducted last year. Until 2016, only Indian candidates were given admission through GATE. But for the year 2017, the conducting body has included the provision for the international candidates as well. The application process for the International candidates will be held online as well. In order to accommodate International candidates, there will be international test centers as well.

International GATE 2017 Exam Centers

In order to enhance the participation of the international candidates, IITs have announced the incorporation of GATE 2017 Exam Centers in some of the international countries as well. It has been officially announced by the conducting body that GATE 2017 will be conducted in the six international countries which includes 1 country in Africa and all the countries which are members of SAARC.

The list of newly introduced GATE 2017 Test Centers are listed below.

  • Bangladesh
  • Ethiopia in Africa
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
  • Singapore
  • United Arab Emirates (U.A.E).

With the introduction of international test centers, certain other changes have to be incorporated in GATE 2017.

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  1. Change in GATE 2017 Exam Pattern: The total number of sections in the GATE Question Paper has been increased to eight. A new section on atmospheric and ocean sciences has been included in the engineering science paper.
  2. Introduction of Supernumerary Seats: With introduction of the international candidates in the GATE 2017, the admission of foreign students is declared to take place through supernumerary seats so that it doesn’t affect the admission of the Indian candidates. Accordingly, the Application fee for the international candidates will be more than the Indian candidates. It has been proposed that an accessible online portal will be released shortly specifically for this purpose.
  3. In an effort to aid the international candidates opting for GATE, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has been debating over providing Research visa which will have the validity for the entire duration of programme, the candidate has been admitted to. The responsibility to act as a nodal agency for the international admission test on behalf of MEA has been given to the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. IIT Mumbai will accumulate and announce all the required details for the queries related to international admissions.

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