GATE 2017 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria


GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is an all India Level examination for engineering graduates. It is conducted for addmissions in M.Tech programmes all over India and recruitment in technical jobs of PSUs. It is conducted by IITs and IISc each year. The exam checks technical and aptitude knowledge of the applicants.

This year, GATE exam will be conducted by IIT Roorkee. GATE 2017 notification has been issued. The notification comprises of important dates for the GATE 2017 Exam, including the GATE 2017 Application Form Submission Dates. GATE 2017 Exam Dates, Start date for GATE 2017 Registration, Last Date for GATE 2017 Registration, Last Date for Change in Exam Center, Date of release of GATE 2017 Admit Cards and GATE 2017 Results Date. The GATE 2017 exam is scheduled for the first and second weeks of January 2017.

GATE 2017 Important Dates: Announced 

GATE 2017 Online Examination Dates: February 4 – 5, 2017 & February 11 – 12, 2017  (Saturdays and Sundays only)
GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens for Enrollment, Application Filling, Application Submission  September 1, 2016 (Thursday)
Last Date for Submission of Online Application through Website October 4, 2016 (Tuesday)
Last Date for Request for Change in the Choice of Examination City via GOAPS login November 16, 2016 (Wednesday)
Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Interface for printing January 5, 2017 (Thursday)
Announcement of Results on the Online Application Website March 27, 2017 (Monday)

Application Fees

for Gen and OBC Male candidates Rs. 1500/-
for Women candidates Rs. 750/-
for SC/ST/PD candidates Rs. 750/-

Eligibility Criteria

Following is the eligibility criteria for the applicants applying for GATE 2017-

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

How to Apply for GATE 2017:

To apply for GATE 2017, the applicant needs to go to any of IITs official website. Candidates need to fill the basic details there only and upload scanned copy of photograph, signature, and other mandatory documents. Later you would be asked for bank payment details. Candidates can check their online application status from that portal only.

GATE 2017 Admit Card

Admit card of GATE 2017 will be available for download from 2nd week of 2016 onwards. In order to download the admit card, the candidate would have to login in GOAPS by entering enrollment ID and valid email address.

At the examination hall, candidates would need to bring GATE Admit card along with a valid Photo ID proof in order to enter.

GATE 2017 National Poster:

GATE 2017

GATE 2017 International Poster:

GATE 2017

GATE 2017 Notification Brochure:

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Job Opportunities through GATE 2017:

If you think GATE 2017 Exam is only for admission in M. Tech Colleges. then you are wrong. More than 100 PSUs are going to recruit Candidates based on GATE 2017 Exam Score. We will be updating the Deatiled list of all the PSUs recruiting through GATE soon. Some of these PSUs are

  • BHEL
  • IOCL
  • ONGC
  • SAIL
  • NTPC
  • HPCL
  • BARC
  • And many more.

Why You should Give GATE 2017 Exam this year?

Even if you don’t have any plan of going for Higher studies (M.Tech, Ph.D, Research work etc.), Still You should give GATE 2017 Exam this year to get a job in the PSUs.

  • The PSUs offer lucrative pay package which is often higher than the equivalent private sector positions.
  • Not only this, there are lot of other monetary benefits of working at a PSU, which includes free medical insurance, retirement benefits, easy loans, various other perks etc.
  • The biggest advantage of working at a PSU is the tremendous job security that Government Job Offers.
  • In an unstable economic environment PSUs provide you double benefits as  you will be having salary like High Level Corporate Jobs and Job Security like Government Jobs

Friends, this was a brief overview about GATE 2017 Exam from our side. We will be regularly updating you with important details regarding GATE 2017 Exam.If you have any queries regarding GATE 2017 Exam, Please post it in the comments section and we will be glad to answer them.

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    what is the website that should be applied for GATE 2017?


    what is the maximum age for general candidate to select through gate2017 score for psu and privatesector firms.


      Different PSU and Private Firms have different eligibility criteria for age and other parameters.
      You can check these details, while applying for those PSUs or Private Firms