Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, the organising institute for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2017, has issued a notification saying that the answer keys of the test will be published on February 27, 2017 and they can challenged between March 3-6, 2017. The institute will declare the results of the test on March 27.
Meanwhile, candidates can view their response by login to : http://appsgate.iitr.ac.in/
IIT Roorkee has also said in the same notification that all excess payments received from GATE 2017 candidates have been refunded to their bank account/card from where payments were made. It has also asked candidates to send an email with details of their roll number, payment ID and Bank Reference No. and amount to firstname.lastname@example.org with email subject ‘Extra Payment Refund Request’ if they have not received all excess the payments.
Conducted by the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institutes of Technology, GATE scores are used for admission to MTech/PhD programmes in IITs, IISc and various other institutes. GATE is conducted in 23 disciplines of engineering and science subjects and identifies the candidate’s understanding of a subject and aptitude and eligibility for higher studies. GATE scores are also used as a criterion for recruitment in government organisations such as cabinet secretariat, and national and state public sector undertakings in India. Many GATE qualified candidates are paid scholarships/assistantship, especially funded by the ministry of human resources development and by other ministries. The GATE score of all qualified candidates is valid for three years.
The test, this year, was conducted on February 4, 5, 11 and 12.
If a candidate is to be selected through test/interview for postgraduate programmes, a minimum of 70% weightage will be given to the performance in GATE and the remaining 30% to the candidate’s performance in test/interview and/or academic record, as per MHRD guidelines. The admitting institutes could, however, prescribe a minimum passing percentage of marks in the test/interview. Some institutes specify GATE qualification as the mandatory requirement even for admission without MHRD scholarship/assistantship.
Note: Candidates should visit the GATE website regularly for updates.