GATE 2017: Exam dates and important details released, check them here

  • Nilesh Mathur, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 20, 2016 19:12 IST
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee will be the organising institute for the GATE exam 2017. (Courtesy/

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2017) online examinations will be held on February 4, 5, 11 and 12 next year (2017). Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee is the organising institute for the exam. The final schedule of the examination will be displayed on the official website .

Other important details given on the official website:

1) GATE online application processing system (GOAPS) website will open for enrollment, application filling, application submission on September 1, 2016.

2) The last date for submission of online application is October 4, 2016.

3) The last date for request for change in the choice of examination city is November 16, 2016.

4) The date for availability of admit card for printing is January 5, 2017.

5) The results will be announced on March 27, 2017.

The GATE, is an all-India entrance test to screen candidates for their comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering, technology, architecture and postgraduate level subjects in science.

It is a test for admissions to the MTech, ME courses and direct PhD at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), other government-funded technical institutions and many private universities and institutes across the country.

Read more | GATE 2016 results declared, check it here

Admission to postgraduate courses (master’s and doctoral) in the country, with MHRD and other government scholarships/assistantships in engineering, technology, architecture and science is open to those who qualify GATE. The GATE score is also used by some PSUs for their recruitment.

The GATE score is valid for three years. There is no restriction in the number of attempts for taking the test.

What is new in GATE 2017
The XE paper will now have a new section on Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (Section H). So the number of Sections in the XE paper will go up to eight (A-H).

Note: For details visit official website of GATE 2017.

(With inputs from Gauri Kohli)

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