A module to challenge the answer keys of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2017 is now available for candidates on its official website.
Candidates can contest the answer keys through the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) till 10am (IST) on March 6. The answer keys were released by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, the organising institute for the exam, on February 27.
Steps to challenge the answer key:
1) Click here to go to GOAPS page
2) Enter enrollment ID/email address, GOAPS password and Captcha code
3) Submit to make representation
Candidates must provide justification for challenging a question or questions and make a payment of Rs 500 for each question. For those who appeared in the exam from outside India, the fee is $10. The fee paid for a successful challenge will be refunded.
Candidates should be careful while quoting the question number/s while challenging it/them.
The test was conducted on February 4, 5, 11 and 12 and the institute will declare the results on March 27.
Conducted by the Indian Institute of Science and the IIT, 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 or assistantship, especially funded by the ministry of human resources development and by other ministries.
The GATE score is valid for 3 years.
Note: Candidates should visit the GATE website regularly for updates.