GATE 2017 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria

GATEGATE 2017 – Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering -It is a national level examination which gets conducted each year. The main reason of conducting this examination is to test the aptitude and subject knowledge of the applicant and on the basis of that; they get admission in Engineering PG programmes.

Each year GATE gets conducted successfully at various examination centers and as like every year, this year also the examination will be conducted soon. As per year, the notification of GATE 2017 will be released in August 2016. So all the interested candidates can check out the eligibility criteria in order to apply for it. The GATE is conducted by IIT’s and IISc. Generally examination held conducted from last week of January- February . Numbers of candidates appear for this examination every year. If you are going to apply for GATE 2017, than given details may be helpful for you.

Important Notifications
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GATE 2017 Exam Schedule

Date & Day Session No. Time Test Paper Code
4th February 2017


1 09:00 – 12.00 Hrs.


2 2:00 – 5:00 Hrs.


5th February 2017


3 09:00 – 12.00 Hrs.


           EC, PI
4 2:00 – 5:00 Hrs.


11th February 2017


5 09:00 – 12.00 Hrs.


6 2:00 – 5:00 Hrs.


12th February 2017


7 09:00 – 12.00 Hrs.


8 2:00 – 5:00 Hrs.



GATE 2017 Application Correction Announced 

IIT Roorkee has announced minor correction in GATE 2017 Application form, Candidates can send email to official email id to make changes for the same according to the given schedule.

Candidates can send email about minor changes starts from 17th October 2016
Last date to send email regarding changes 27th October 2016

Note- Interested candidates can send email to [email protected] from 17th to 27th October 2016 for minor changes in application form with documented proof in attachment.

Important Dates for GATE 2017

GATE 2017 Notification availability August 2016

GATE 2017 Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) opens for registration, application filling and submission

1st September 2016
Closing date for online application submission 4th October 2016 extended up to 10th October 2016 11:00 AM
Closing date for request for change of city  16th November 2016
Admit Card availability  5th January 2016
GATE 2017 On-line Examination  4th, 5th, 11th and 12th February 2017
Announcement of Result  27th March 2017

New Features Introduced in GATE 2017 –  Click here

New in GATE 2017

  • A new paper has been added in engineering sciences paper (XE).  it will be will be under Section H and this new paper is Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
  • The applicants from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia & United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be applicable to apply for GATE 2017
  • Gorakhpur has added as new centre 

GATE 2017- Overview
  • Name of the Exam- GATE 2017 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
  • GATE 2017 Organizing Institute- IIT Roorkee  
  • Exam Level- All India Level Examination
  • Exam Type- Postgraduate Examination
  • Exam Date- 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th February 2017

GATE 2017 Application Form

GATE 2017 Official notice will be available in the month of August 2017, after that all the interested candidate may apply for it. To get complete information for GATE 2017 application form and How to apply for it visit the given link: GATE 2017 Application form and How to apply

Also read State wise List of MTech Entrance Exams- Click here

Application fees

for Gen and OBC Male candidates Rs. 1500/-
for Women candidates Rs. 750/-
for SC/ST/PD candidates Rs. 750/-
GATE International Candidates  US Dollars 50

Note- For international candidates there is no need to attach PwD/SC/ST/PD certificate, it is not application applicable. Exam fee is uniform for all (US Dollars 50). 

Check hereHow to get prepared for GATE 2017 

Eligibility Criteria

Those candidates are going to apply for GATE 2017, they must posses one of the the given eligibility-

Qualifying Examination Details of Qualifying Examination / Degree Description of Eligible Candidates Year of Qualification cannot be later than
BE./BTech. / B.Pharm Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering/Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs Appearing in the final year or completed 2017
B. Arch Candidates holding Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (Five years course) Appearing in the final year or completed 2017
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S. Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2) Appearing in the final year or completed 2017
M. Sc./ M.A./MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any of the stream Science/Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalent Appearing in the final year or completed 2017
Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year program) Appearing in the 2nd/3rd/ 4th  year or completed 2019
Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (Five year program) Appearing in the 4th/5thyear or completed 2018
Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.S.- M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.- M.S. program Appearing in the 4th year or completed 2017
Professional Society Examination s (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. /B.Arch.) B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil EngineersIndia) Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses

Check hereGATE 2017 Eligibility Criteria Details  

How to Apply

Go to the official site of any of IITs. Apply for it from there only (after release of official notice for GATE 2017). Fill the basic details and after that upload the scanned photograph, signature and other mandatory details. After this section, you need to clear the payment section which you can do via net banking, credit/debit card, e-challan. Lastly check the status of application.

Read Also: How to prepare Mathematics for GATE 2017

Key Features

1) This test is a Computer Based Test which will be having total 22 papers.
2) From filling the application form to paying the fee, the entire process of GATE 2017 will be done via online mode only.
3) The payment must be done via online mode however the selection of payment mode could depend on student (Net Banking, Debit/Credit card, and e-Challan)

Check here- How to score good in GATE 2017 

Examination Pattern

The examination will be conducted as Computer Based Test. There will be total 22 papers in GATE. The examination will be conducted online. There will be total 65 questions in the GATE. The examination will be of total 100 marks. 55 questions will be based on the core subjects and engineering mathematics. These 55 questions will be of total 85 marks and rest 10 questions will be of total 15 marks. The examination will be divided into two parts:
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
These type of questions will be of total 1 or 2 marks. Each question will have four options and out of them you have to choose the correct.
Numerical Answer Questions
These types of questions will be of 1 or 2 marks. Candidates need to answer by using the virtual keypad.
There will be no options provided for this section.

Check hereChanges are made in GATE Examination 

Degree-wise Qualified Candidates in Previous GATE


Admit Card

Candidates can download the GATE Admit Card 2017 from the official site. As per the sources, the admit card will be uploaded online from 2nd week of December 2016. In order to get it, you need to login to GOAPS by entering your enrolment ID and your valid email address. The admit cards are important to be downloaded on time as it consist important details such as roll number, name of the candidate, examination centre and examination schedule. Candidates need to bring GATE Admit Card with a valid Photo ID proof in order to enter the examination hall.

Expected Cutoff Marks

The cut off marks will be declared differently by each participating institute and it will also be distinct for different courses. Various public and private sector undertakings that consider GATE scores for employment purposes will also declared their own cut off marks. The GATE 2017 Cut off Marks will be published in the official website.

GATE 2017 Result

GATE 2017 result will be uploaded on the official website of GATE. You can check out result from 2nd week of March.

Year wise GATE Statistics (2016-2016)


Check here Some good books to prepare for GATE 2017

Note- Given details are tentative, final schedule will be updated after release official notice for GATE 2017.

Check here Numbers of candidates appeared in GATE 2016

164 thoughts on “GATE 2017 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria

  1. sir,,i want reference books for gate eee exam???

  2. Madhu krishnà says:

    Good information

  3. Nandha kumar venkatesan says:

    its nice info and gathered one.


    it is very helpfull for the students

  5. I am a AMICE holder can I apply for GATE 2017 Examination for my better future in life?

  6. Sir, would be greatfull if details of particular referral books can be mentioned. Regards. Khwaja

  7. good

  8. nivetha nivi says:

    Will you please suggest me books for ece

  9. mohammed yasin says:

    which book is best for general aptitude?????

  10. harsh shrivastava says:

    Sir my branch is Civil and Rural engineering …….i am in 3rd year now ……in current year ……..i submit gate form

  11. pradipta poddar says:

    sir please suggest me good mcq book in life science

  12. Davesh Baghel says:

    I have done my B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) . Can, i fill up Gate form in Mathematics. How many attempts in Gate.

  13. can a student of 7th semester is eligible for gate

  14. which are the strategies should i adopt in order to Crack GATE 2017.. if i am starting my preparation from march

  15. Yes umar g

  16. Monalisa Karan says:

    Sir it will be very much helpful for me if u suggest the Gate books for Civil engineering …

  17. Sir, I have completed biotechnology… so can I apply gate 2017 exam.

  18. sir,the information will be so confused for me plz tell me in 3rd year to write gate exam with rules and regulations

  19. sandeep kumar says:

    Books for chemical engineering? And plzz give me some tips to crack dis one.. Am trying to study daily bt cant even strted yet

  20. jinal sachchanaiya says:

    sir,,i want reference books for gate computrt science exam???

    • ujas rudani jr says:

      List of GATE 2016 CSE reference Books

      Serial Subject Name Book Title Author Name

      1 Algorithm Design & Analysis Algorithm Analysis Cormen

      2 Programming Methodologies Programming Methodologies Pratt

      3 Compiler Design Compiler Design Ravi Sethi & Ullman

      4 Computer Network Computer Network

      5 Database Systems Database Systems Navathe, Korth

      6 Operating Systems Operating Systems Galvin & Silberchatz

      7 Operating Systems Operating Systems William Stallings

      8 Software Engineering Software Engineering Pressman

      9 Computer organization and architecture Computer Organization Hamacher & Zeky

      10 Theory of Computation Theory of Computation Hop Craft & Ullman

      11 Graph Theory Graph Theory N. Deo

      12 Digital Logic Digital Design Morris Mano

      13 Discreet Mathematics Discreet Mathematics Kolman Busby

  21. Sir mai 2014 me pass out ho chuka hun lekin mera abhi 2 paper back hai…..kya mai gate-2017 exam de sakta hun…..please reply me in detail

  22. Can I apply MS through gate exam???Now I m doing my final year Computer science….

  23. sir,

    I want reference books for preparation gate in electrical engineering branch for exam.

  24. Sir please refer me a best book for gate in civil engineering

  25. Rakesh Kumar nihan says:

    Hi sir,

    2014 pass out student are Eligible or not

  26. ASHOK KUMAR says:

    2014 students are eligible.

  27. hello sir/mam,kindly help me regarding the reference books for MINING ENGINEERING gate2017. Thanking you

  28. suriyamoorthi says:

    I am 2016 passout
    will i write gate2017

  29. Sir
    Plz refer books for mechanical’s

  30. It’s really helpful for those students, who is preparing for GATE…

  31. Sir,

    I am 2013 pass out. May i eligible to apply for upcoming 2017 GATE exam.

  32. I am doing 3rd year engineering .Am I eligible for the GATE exam?

  33. Izharuddin Quazi says:

    Sir I want the names of good reference books for GATE mechanical Engg.


  35. sir i m completed 3rd btech i preparing gate2017.

  36. suggest me some books for ECE studies in GATE 2017

  37. S.Rajalakshmi says:

    Can u please recommend me with a good study material for GATE 2017 computer science engineering.

  38. swapnil s abhyankar says:

    can you provide me name of the reference books for the gate exam in electronics and telecommunication engineering.

  39. Niranjan kumar says:

    can u tell me referance book for gate 2017 EE

  40. Gate exam will not be a difficult exam if we prepared in a planned way is 100% prooved

  41. I need to know the refrence book name for Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

  42. kaushalguru says:

    syllabus for cse and book references

  43. sir I have completed my Mtech…now i want to do phd ….To do Phd from IIT is it necessary to crack GATE

  44. sir i have completed my B.Sc(Agriculture),4 yr cources.. am i eligible for GATE examination ?

  45. Radhika singh says:

    Sir, please suggest me the best book for ECE


  47. Sir I passed btech in 2015 but I have 2 backs left can I apply for gate 2017 but I will pass before the gate exams can I apply?

    Please reply soon I m frustated

  48. covarthanan k says:

    i finished cse BE.what are books to refer for the GATE.

  49. sir, I m a Bca 5 semester student….nd I dnt knw anything about gate…….nd I want to do mca after my graduation. ….so what should I do.

    • You can write for some prestigious entrance exams for MCA Such as NIMCET, or JNU MCA Entrance Exam. After completing MCA you can write GATE

  50. I have done in EC. Can I take up Gate in Life science?

  51. reference book for gate 2017 mechanical

  52. I am 2016 pass out. But i still at 2 backlog in 6 semester.May i eligible to apply for upcoming 2017 GATE exam.

  53. NAVEEN M R says:

    Perfect and good information about GATE exams.

  54. which book is good for gate exam for chemical engg

  55. abhishek das says:

    very nice details

  56. pleass give detail good book for prepration gate for M TECH mechanical ..

  57. Sir please tell me an good reference book for Production engineering…. please someone help me

  58. vijay kumar says:

    Hello sir, i am going to appear in gate 2017 and i had completed my graduation in chemical engineering. can any one will give any suggesions how to crack the exam and will give any type of material regarding my subject.
    Thank u
    mail id:[email protected]

  59. PRAKASH ARGE says:

    plzzz…sir, i want list of refrence book for electronic wing with respect to GATE2017.please send on my e-mail ,[email protected]

  60. Sir,I want to know about the details of gate score card and exam pattern of BE civil engineering with syllabus.

  61. Yatharth Singh says:

    Exam dates for mechanical ?

  62. i want to know best reference Gate book EEE

  63. Arpit patel says:

    can you tell me that which material is best for mechanical engineering for Gate.

  64. Harmanpreet Kaur says:

    Sir i did MTECH and please tell me whether i am eligible or not for GATE?

  65. Ashish Ranjan Walia says:

    respected sir,
    please refer me gate 2017 preparation book for mech. engg.

  66. Sir how many time I can apply in gate exam ?

  67. sir,plz suggest a reference bok for IT

  68. Roshni Mathankar says:

    There is no limit on number of attempts in eligibility for GATE exam and you are eligible

  69. thank you sir for this information and please tell me in 3rd year 1st semister i write gate exam is eligible or not????

  70. sir no 1st sem.,2nd sem are eligible or not

  71. Hi….

    I completed my BE in Electronics and Communications Engineering in 2005 and I am planning to do MTECH. Am I eligible for appearing in GATE 2017 and proceed for further MTECH studies?


  72. i am BE ECE completed in 2014.i am GATE 2017 eligible or not

  73. Sir i am from nepal. Now I am studying in Chennai b. Tech chemical. I am eligible or not

  74. sir i doing my 3rd yr b.e(ece).am i elegible to write gate exam in 2017

  75. Sir m dng organic chem.suggest me some of the books tu refer for gate exam

  76. chakrapani says:

    Sir I am mechanical student…… please tell me a best books for gate2017

  77. admit card availability 5jan2016 huh?????????????

  78. for some helpful notes

  79. MANIKANDAN says:

    hi iam frm final yr CIVIL can i able to get good marks in gate ,well i started my preparation nowwwww….

  80. brijnandan kumar says:

    Hallo sir please gate related good book my brach ex and important book and questions

  81. Dhinagaran.G says:

    Sir I am final year student of Ucet in electronics and communication engineering (ECE).sir which book is easy to prepare gate examination….???



  84. Part time B.E holder elgible or not?

  85. Mai B.Sc math final year m hu kya m GATE 2017 exam. De sakta hu kya plz help me.

  86. Sir I completed M.Sc. in analytical chemistry suggest me some of the books to refer for gate exam.

  87. GATE applications starting from today- 1st Sept.

    Read the full news notification

    For queries related to GATE and its preparation you can discuss in the GATE discussion board

    For queries related to PSU through GATE, ask here on the discussion board

    Happy asking and answering!

  88. DAARWIN.S says:

  89. I have completed BE but i have backlog
    Which certificate should i upload

  90. Sir I want a book to prepare for instrumentation engineering gate exam, can you plz suggest one…

  91. Arvind kr yadav says:

    Hi. Sir I also want quilified the gate exam but I have no right path so plz give me some book reference and guide lines thanks

  92. Abhishek Mazumdar says:

    Hi Sir, I want to apply in Gate 2017 with Chemistry paper. But When I am trying to fill up the application form it do not allow me to choose my examination center in 1st 2nd and even in 3rd. Still help less tried so many times but result zero. Help me Please!

  93. Hello Sir,I am a mechanical engineer 2015 passed out…actually I am a year back student I am interested in gate can I write this exam …..please reply…

  94. priyanga.m says:

    i paid my fees for gate examinaton.but i have mistake in my application form,in the background color of my photo is not in a broucher.what i can do

  95. G.SAMPATH KUMAR says:


    I am 2012 pass out. May i eligible to apply for upcoming 2017 GATE exam.

  96. Sir,
    What is the actual application fee for women candidate belonging to OBC category?

  97. ishan kulkarni says:

    sir how to confirm whether on line submitted application has been considered or not ? please confirm
    there is sufficient time to rectify and submit it properly

  98. Naveen Naidu says:

    i am 2014 passed out can i eligible or not .

  99. hi,

    i was completed be 2011 passoot could i prepare to the gate exam… please some good idea friend ..thank u…

  100. I Completed B.TECH(Information Technology).,M.E(Computer Science Engineering).
    am I elligible to write gate exam.

  101. ashish kumar says:

    Sir mein 2014 passout hu kta main 2017 gate k liye apply kr skta hu.
    Pls rply me

  102. amit kumar says:

    sir i have passed B.Tech in 2016 . i uploaded my final year result marksheet. this result mark sheet attested by college.what is this result mark sheet allow or not allow ? if this mark sheet is not allow so please send an email on my mail.

  103. Can we change gate exam details after applied gate exam

  104. siddharth kalambe says:

    Hello sir,
    Mera abhi B.E complete hua hai Aug 2016 mai but meri abhi tak 8 sem ki marksheet RLE ki vajah se nhi aye so mai gate 2017 ko eligible hu kya? plz any solution
    plz reply sir

  105. siddharth kalambe says:

    Hello sir,mera abhi 2016 mai B.E complete hua hai.but mera pass 8 sem ki marksheet nhi hai RLE ki vajah se kya mai GATE de sakta hu fir.plz any solution

  106. Hi I’m 2016 passed out . In place of provisional certificate I can’t able to upload my provisional.what shall I do ?.

  107. sir my gate application form selecting branch has ece(my actual branch is eee) please edit application form my enrol id:R390F87

  108. iam Microbiology studied completed in 2015.iam eligible or not.plz reply

  109. I completed my in the year 2015, but still I have one backlog in the 3.1 semester, am I eligible for applying GATE2017??

  110. Hi sir

    I have done a mistake in filing form. I mark “no” option in place of “yes” in qualifying degree

  111. Sir, I have done a mistake. I have chosen “no” in place of “yes” in qualifying degree option.

  112. Vaibhav Patil says:

    sir, I was passed out B-tech Chemical at 2015 by Amravati University. I got all marklist. But can not take degree certificate/provisional degree certificate. I live in Mumbai region. And my university is Amravati. (Anuradha Engg College- Chikhli-Buldhana). Last date for GATE application form is 10th Oct. I’ll unable to go Amravti up to November due to the job problem.
    Please give me idea or suggestion for successfuly registe…………..ring GATE form…..

  113. Vaibhav Patil says:

    I’ve all documents for registration but not only degree certificate………..

  114. dileepkumar indrapal Yadav says:

    Sir I have fill the gate form and make payment through chalan but bank is close for two days so now I want to make that payment through Mastercard
    But now when I open my form it shows chalan payment is made
    Sir help me to get out of this problem
    I want to do payment through Mastercard

  115. my signature is accepting what should i do to get in specified resolution plz plz plz rply fast i m waiting

  116. Sir please extend the gate application time .. please sir.

  117. Hello sir
    I m forget to fill gate exam form…
    Now that is second chance to fill the gate form?

  118. i had paid e challan today will i be acceptable sir?

  119. Suraj Sambhaji Jadhav says:

    Can I apply for gate 2017?? Because I am to late to fill the gate exam form

  120. sayyad moijali mujib ali says:

    Sir I submitted gate 2017 form successfully but payment is not done by plz tell me what I can do. Plz reply me fast

  121. Sir ,I want previous question papers

  122. harihara behera says:

    m error my collaget name.. how to correct it??

  123. Shiwajee Gond says:

    Sir I submitted gate 2017 form successfully but two payments are done by me.So,please reply me one payment will refund in how many days?

  124. I received a mail from administration on 23rd October to rectify the degree certificate and re upload the certificate BUT last date for rectifying is 20th October, how it can be done… plz plz help me

  125. Taruna Panwar says:

    I have sand mail to gate email I’d for data correction with document attachment but they don’t reply me only two days left for data correction please help me .

  126. I have send mail to gate email Id for data correction with document attachement but iam mistake me correction date is completed Please help me

  127. I not correct application form it’s having a minor mistake ido what happens next plz tell me

  128. Hello sir on my gate portal showing payment not made so couldn’t process …i checked it in November, I have a detail that I paid before last date but it is showing not paid what should i do , I write mail on iitr but not responding

  129. swati kendre says:

    sir I’m in third year in civil engineering which books I refer for got good score in GATE

  130. I m gonna finish ..I want to attend GATE…am I want to wait till next year?

  131. Mohan Krishna says:

    i want exact date of gate result 2017 sarkari result

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