GATE 2017 Entrance Exam Dates Announced

Dhanshri Sharma updated on : 27 Feb 2017

GATE 2017 is scheduled to be held on February 4 – 5, 2017 & February 11 – 12, 2017.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has announced the dates for GATE 2017 entrance examination. GATE 2017 will be conducted on February 4 – 5, 2017 & February 11 – 12, 2017.

Check All – GATE 2017 Official Answer Keys

IIT Roorkee is the conducting authority of GATE 2017, which is taken by candidates seeking admission in post-graduate programmes in Engineering (like M.E., M. Tech, direct Ph.D.) offered at IITs.

Further information about the exam will be posted on the official website of GATE 2017 by June 25, 2016.

The examination conducting authority will open GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) for Enrollment, Application Filling, and Application Submission from September 1, 2016.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) examines applicants’ knowledge in various undergraduate subjects like Engineering/Technology/Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science.

Eligibility for GATE 2017

Candidates who wish to appear in the GATE exam 2017 must fulfill the GATE eligibility conditions specified in the image below:

How to Apply for GATE 2017

GATE follows a complete online application process. Candidates need to fill the forms online and pay the required fees via net banking, credit/debit card, e-challan.

Tentative Important Dates for GATE 2017



Tentative Date

GATE 2017 Online Examination

February 4 – 5, 2017 & February 11 – 12, 2017 

GOAPS Opens for Enrolment, Application Filling, Application Submission

September 1, 2016

Last Date for Submission of Application

October 4, 2016

Last Date for Request for Change in the Choice of Examination City

November 16, 2016

Availability of Admit Card for printing

January 5, 2017

Announcement of Results

March 27, 2017


Paper Pattern for GATE 2017

Like every year, GATE 2017 will be a computer-based test, consisting of 22 papers.

GATE 2017 will be an online examination of 65 questions comprising of total 100 marks.

The GATE 2017 test paper will be divided into two parts:

(a) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Each question will have four options and out of them candidate has to choose the correct one.

(b) Numerical Answer Questions
Candidate will be asked answer these questions by using the virtual keypad. There will be no options provided for this section.

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