GATE, also known as Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. It is an exam that is conducted every year at a national level. It is conducted so that the aptitude of the student is tested and also the basic understanding of the student regarding the subject, and on the basis of the result, they get admission in the respective PG programmes. The GATE is regulated by the seven IITs and IISC on a rotation. Every year, one institute takes the responsibility of conducting the exam. Last year, it was conducted by IISC, Bangalore.
Admission is provided to the students in the various PG programmes like that of M.Tech, M.E and many such programmes offered by the IITs and the NITs. Also, with the help of GATE, students can also secure admission in Ph.D. programme as well. Besides the IITs and the NITs, many other private institutions also consider the score of GATE.
GATE 2017 Application Form:
Students can get the application form through the online mode only. For this, you will have to log in to the official website of the organizing institute for GATE 2017 to fill and also to submit the application. The students will get all the required information from the official website. There is an online interface which is known as the GOAPS, ( GATE Online Application Processing System), with the help of which the students will be able to complete their registration process. The tentative date of the release of the application form is September 2016. You will have to fill all the details, so make sure along with this, you also have the required certificates and also a scanned signature and photograph. For the application form, you will get the notice in the month of August, so make sure that you keep a track on their official website. The application form needs to be filled on time, as you might get just a month to do that. And most important of them all is the city of preference, if you want the city of your choice, you should make sure that you fill the form in advance.
Application fees : The application fees for General and OBC Male candidates is Rs. 1500, for women candidates, it is Rs. 750 and for SC/ST/PD candidates, it is Rs. 750 only.
Criteria for eligibility :
- Students pursuing B.tech. B.pharm can apply. All those who are in the final year for four years can apply. They should either be pursuing or they should have completed. Their year of qualification cannot be later than 2017.
- Students pursuing B.arch can also apply. They should be either pursuing or they should have completed but the year of qualification cannot be later than 2017.
- All those who are pursuing B.Sc (Research) can also apply. They need to have a bachelor's degree in science. And as of now they have to be in their fourth year or they should have completed it already. And the year of qualification cannot be later than 2017 for them as well.
- Students pursuing M.SC, MCA can also apply. They should be pursuing Masters degree in any of the streams like that of Science, Mathematics, Statistics or Computer to be eligible to apply. They also need to be in their last year or already completed and their qualification cannot be later than 2017.
All those who have completed their studies 2016 or before also need to submit their provisional certificate. They need to submit a certificate signed by their Principal.
GATE 2017 exam date :
The tentative date of the GATE exam will be last week of January 2017.
In the application form, it tends to happen that a candidate makes a mistake. So do not worry on that, in case if a candidate commits a mistake while filling the form, then can always rectify that mistake. You will be given a particular time frame and within that, you can always make changes. Make sure you make the changes otherwise, it might happen that you will have to face a lot of problems in the future.
GATE Admit Card 2017:
Admit Card of GATE 2017 will be available by the third week of December 2016. All those who have filled the application form will be able to download their admit card. The admit card will be available online only. You just need to enter your details and soon you will get you admit card. You will be required to enter your enrolment ID and the password, make sure that you have all these details before you download. This admits card is your entry to the examination hall. Along with the admit card, you also need to carry an ID proof with you. Read all the instructions which are given on the admit card.
GATE 2017 Result :
You will see your result on the website only. The tentative date of the result is the third week of March 2027. After the result is announced, you can also download your scorecard later.