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GATE 2018 Exam Centers and Cities

GATE 2018 exam centers are spread in different cities across India and at 6 cities abroad. IIT Guwahati, the Organizing Institute (OI) has enlisted zonal wise 195+ exam centers across the country. OI bears the overall responsibility of conducting GATE 2018. In case, any dispute arises with respect to GATE 2018, Gauhati High Court alone will have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle it down.

  • Candidates have to choose 3 exam centers during the application process.
  • After the conclusion of GATE Registration, request for the change in GATE exam center can be sent till November 17, 2017. 
  • An applicant has to appear at the GATE Exam Center on the date and time specified in GATE Admit Card
  • No request for the change in GATE Exam Center specified in admit card will be entertained.
  • Candidates of any nationality can opt for GATE 2018 international centers.
  • International GATE exam centers are- Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Dubai and Singapore.
  • For GATE exam centers in India, the application fee is INR 1500 (for Women/SC/ST/PwD, it is INR 750).
  • For exam centers in Dubai and Singapore, the application fee is US$ 100. For remaining, it is US$ 50.
  • At the exam center, a candidate has to bring his original photo id card (mentioned in application form) along with is xerox copy and admit card.

GATE 2018 is scheduled for February 3, 4, 10 & 11, 2017 in India and abroad in online mode. The exam is conducted for admission to ME/MTech, PhD and other Government Scholarships/Assistantships in the field of engineering and technology.


GATE Exam Centers

For administrative purposes, test cities in India are divided into 8 zones. IISc Bangalore and 7 IITs are the 8 zonal GATE offices that administer the operations related to GATE in these exam cities. If you select a particular city as your first choice then the corresponding zone to which the center city belongs will appear. The following table represents the zonal GATE Offices with their contact information-

ZoneContact AddressPhone Numbere-mail IdWebsite
1Chairman, GATE, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru 560012080-22932392,
080-23601227
gate@gate.iisc.ac.ingate.iisc.ac.in/
2Chairman, GATE, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076022-25767068gateoffice@iitb.ac.inwww.gate.iitb.ac.in/
3Chairman, GATE, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016011-26591749,
011-26596137
chrgate@admin.iitd.ac.ingate.iitd.ac.in/
4Chairman, GATE, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 7810390361-2586500gate2018@iitg.ac.inwww.gate.iitg.ac.in/
5Chairman, GATE, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 2080160512-2597412gate@iitk.ac.ingate.iitk.ac.in/
6Chairman, GATE, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur 72130203222-282091gate@adm.iitkgp.ernet.ingate.iitkgp.ac.in/
7Chairman, GATE, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036044-22578200gate@iitm.ac.ingate.iitm.ac.in/
8Chairman, GATE, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 24766701332-284531gate@iitr.ac.inwww.iitr.ac.in/gate/

GATE 2018 will be conducted in both India and abroad. In India, there are more than 195 exam centers across India. the following table elucidates exam cities as per their zonal GATE offices- 

ZoneZonal GATE OfficesList of Exam Cities
1IISc BangaloreAnanthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi (Belgaum), Bengaluru, Bidar, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Palakkad, Payyanur, Port Blair, Shivamogga (Shimoga), Thrissur, Tumakuru, Vatakara
2IIT BombayAhmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kankavli, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Thane, Vadodara
3IIT DelhiAjmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh-Rohtak, Bikaner, Faridabad, Greater NOIDA, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura, New Delhi, Palwal, Samba, Sikar, Udaipur, Ujjain
4IIT GuwahatiAgartala, Asansol-Durgapur, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur
5IIT KanpurAgra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
6IIT KharagpurBalasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly, Jamshedpur, Kakinada (Surampalem), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
7IIT MadrasAlappuzha, Aluva, Attingal, Bapatla, Chengannur, Chennai, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Erode-Thiruchengode, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, KanyakumariNagercoil, Karimnagar, Karur, Khammam, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Nalgonda, Namakkal, Nedumangad, Nellore, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry (Pondicherry), Punalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvannamalai, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Tuticorin, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Warangal
8IIT RoorkeeAmbala, Amritsar, Baddi (HP), Bathinda, Bhimtal, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur (HP), Jalandhar, Khanna, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mohali, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, NOIDA, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala, Roorkee, Sangrur, Shimla-Solan, Sonepat, Una, Yamunanagar
9International GATE, IIT GuwahatiAddis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore

How to Choose GATE Exam Centers?

GATE Exam Centers have to be chosen at the time of filling GATE Application Form. A candidate has to choose 3 exam centers. The important points related to GATE Exam Centers and procedure of selecting center are mentioned below-

  • The first and second exam center must of same GATE Zone. 
  • The third choice of GATE Exam Center can be from any zone.
  • After filling in all the details, candidates have the option to select GATE exam center.
  • They will have to select exam center from the given list of cities.
  • Candidates can select any one of the centers, keeping in mind their nearest cities as per their convenience.
  • Allotment of the examination centers will be done on the first-apply-first-allotment basis.
  • After selecting the exam centers, complete all the required details and make payment.
  • Candidates who register successfully will be allotted admit card in January 2018. The final allotted exam center will be mentioned on it.

Note that due to operational constraints, the GATE committee reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one. It can allot a city that may not be included in the choices of the candidates. Whichever center is allotted to the candidate, it will be mentioned in the GATE Admit card along with the center details. 


How to Change GATE Exam Center?

Candidates can change their exam city in GATE application form by sending a request before November 17, 2017. The request has to be sent through official website of GOAPS. An additional fee will be required to pay to change the exam city.

  • Candidates must clearly state the reason why they want to change the exam center.
  • Fee payment will be done online only.
  • Candidates have to pay a fee of INR 400 against the changes in the application form.

More details related to change in GATE Exam Center will be updated as soon as the official notification for the same is released.


International GATE Exam Centers

GATE 2018 will be conducted in the following countries- Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, UAE, Nepal and Singapore. The application fee also varies for candidates opting international GATE exam centers. 

  • Only a valid Passport/Government issued ID/College ID/Employee ID will be accepted as the recognized identification.
  • For foreign nationals, reservation categories (SC/ST/PwD/Women) are not applicable for concession in application fees.
  • The session timings of GATE International Test Centers as per their local time will be notified in advance.
  • GATE Registration for international applicants will remain same as that of Indian candidates.
  • Candidates will be contacted only through their emails. For important information, they will be contacted through their mobile numbers.
International GATE Exam CentersApplication Fee (in US$)
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, KathmanduUS$ 50
Dubai and SingaporeUS$ 100

Indian nationals applying for international test centers will have to pay the fees according to the test city.


Instructions to be Followed at GATE Exam Center

Given below is a set of instructions that must be followed at GATE Exam Center-

  • You will be permitted to enter the exam center only with a valid GATE 2018 Admit Card and a Photo ID.
  • Reach the exam center at least 60 minutes prior the scheduled exam.
  • Scribble pads will be provided for rough work and it must be returned back after the exam.
  • A virtual scientific calculator will be provided on-screen for the calculation work. 
  • You are not permitted to leave the exam hall during the exam.
  • Entry to the exam hall will be prohibited after 9:30 AM (for morning session) and 14:30 PM (for afternoon session).
  • You will be permitted only if your credentials are verified by the center officials.

More About Virtual Calculator

In the exam center, students are not permitted to enter with the electronic media including scientific calculator and the log tables. Earlier, aspirants were allowed to carry scientific calculator for calculations. But now it is abandoned in the exam hall.

For calculation work, GATE Portal provides online scientific calculator. You can use it on screen for calculations. This on screen calculator will be the same as physical scientific calculator. One more thing to keep in mind that, you cannot use keyboard keys for using the virtual calculator. Know more about GATE Virtual Calculator


Do’s at GATE Exam Centers

  • The examination hall shall be opened 35 minutes before the beginning of the examination. 
  • If the candidate fails to reach the examination hall in the prescribed time they will miss few important instructions to be announced at the center.
  • The candidate must show the admit card when asked for entering the examination hall.
  • A seat with a specific roll number shall be allotted to each candidate. The candidate must carefully find and occupy the allotted seat only.
  • In case they are found in a different examination room or on a different seat then their candidature will be cancelled.
  • Biometric information for candidates may be captured before the commencement of test.
  • The admit cards of the candidate shall be checked by the invigilator during the examination to confirm the identity of the candidate.
  • All the candidates are requested to carry their admit cards along with the ID card and two ball point pensfor the examination.

Don’ts at GATE Exam Center

  • Any other material other than Pens, Pencils, Admit Card and ID Proof won’t be allowed inside the exam center.
  • Candidate not bearing a valid admit card and identity proof shall not be allowed inside by the Centre Superintendent.
  • Any textual material (written or printed), any bits of paper or any unwanted material shall not be permitted inside the examination hall.
  • Any electronic gadget like calculators, digital watches, cell phones or geometry box, log tables, slide rules etc. are banned inside the examination hall.
  • They are advised not to carry any of these banned devices including the cellphone as the exam center authorities do not guarantee the safety of such devices.
  • They won’t be permitted to leave his/her allocated seat before the indication of the conclusion of the examination.
  • GATE Exam will begin exactly on the time mentioned in the admit card. The exam will automatically stop after the time finishes and all the responses will be saved.
  • In case any registered candidate doesn’t appear for the examination due to any reason, there shall be no re-examination for such candidates under any circumstances.

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