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GATE 2017

A COMPLETE GUIDE

GATE 2017 A COMPLETE GUIDE

Contents
Introduction to GATE 2017 

Salient Points of GATE 2017

GATE 2017 New Changes 

GATE 2017 Important Dates 

GATE 2017 Eligibility Criteria 

GATE 2017 Exam Pattern 

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GATE 2017 Exam Centres 

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GATE 2017 Application Process 

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PSU Recruitment through GATE 2017

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GATE Statistics from previous years

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How to prepare for GATE 2017 

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Time Management Before and During GATE 2017 

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Useful Links for GATE 2017

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Foreword
Dear Students,

he Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (2017) is the largest online


engineering entrance exam in India for the PG courses in Engineering. Admissions to the IITs, IISc Bangalore, NITs and many state-run
universities as well as private universities and institutes in the country are
based on the GATE scores.
GATE 2015 saw 971831 applicants with 818850 candidates actually
appearing for the exam. The largest applicants were seen for Electronics and
Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science
and Information Technology, Electrical Engineering and Civil Engineering.
Careers360 has compiled all the relevant information about GATE
2017 for the ease of the GATE 2017 aspirants. This E-book is in essence a
complete guide for GATE 2017 put together with the wish that it helps all
students in their pursuit of success in GATE 2017.
All the Best!
Team Careers360...

GATE 2017 A COMPLETE GUIDE

Introduction to GATE 2017

ATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is the All India examination that is used to screen the applicants from across the country
for admissions to the various Post Graduate courses in Engineering
in the IITs, IISc Bangalore, NITs, some CFTIs and many private institutes
as well as many state universities.
GATE is an entrance test designed to test the comprehensive understanding of the various subjects in Engineering and Technology of the applicants.
Candidates can apply to the PG courses like M.Tech/M.E/ Integrated
courses like M.Tech-Phd and even M.Des at some IITs on the basis of their
GATE 2017 scores. GATE qualified candidates are given preference over
other candidates in many state conducted entrance exams.

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Salient Points of GATE 2017

GATE 2017 will be held for 23 papers through online tests to be held on February

4 & 5, 2017 and February 11 & 12, 2017.


GATE 2017 Application will be through the GATE Online Application Process-

ing System (GOAPS).


Candidates

will have to upload the necessary documents as per specifications


along with their photograph and signature while filling the GATE 2017 Application Form.

Candidates need not send any hard copies to the organizing institute (IIT Roor-

kee) for GATE 2017 or the zonal centres.


The GATE 2017 Admit Card has to be downloaded through GOAPS from Janu-

ary 5, 2017. Candidates whose application has been successfully accepted can
download their GATE 2017 Admit Card.
The

GATE 2017 Papers will be online and candidates have to use the virtual
calculator which is now a part of the online test system for their calculations.

The

GATE 2017 Result will be again displayed through GOAPS on March 27,
2017.

The

GATE 2017 Score Card can be downloaded only in March 2017. Only candidates who have qualified in GATE 2017 will be able to download the GATE
2017 Score Card.

GATE

2017 Score will be valid for a period of three years from the date of the
declaration of the GATE 2017 Result- March 27, 2017. It may be noted that this
validity is only for the M.Tech admissions and not for PSU recruitment.

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GATE 2017 New Changes

GATE 2017 has some new features that have been listed below. A new section for
the Engineering Sciences paper as well as international students being allowed to
appear for GATE 2017- these are some of the new features introduced in GATE
2017. Aspirants can check the GATE 2017 New Features below.

A New Section for XE Paper:


A new paper has been introduced in the Engineering Sciences Paper (XE).
The

new paper is Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and will be under Section
H.
With the addition of the new section, the total number of sections in the XE paper
has increased to eight (A-H).

International Students:
GATE 2017 will be open to students from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ethio-

pia and United Arab Emirates (U.A.E).

Thumb Impression:
Candidates

are now required to upload their Left Thumb Impression in blue or


black in.
Candidates may upload their Right thumb impression, if it is difficult to access
the left thumb for any reason.
For candidates unable to provide thumb impression for any reason, an impression of any finger will be allowed

Exam Centres:
Unlike previous years, candidates can now choose the second choice of GATE 2017
Exam Centre in any city in India. The restriction of the second choice of exam
centre under the same GATE 2017 Zone as the first choice of exam centre is now
removed.

Degree Certificates/ Marks Sheet:


Candidates

who have completed the qualifying degree in 2016 or earlier, need


to upload scanned image of degree completion certificate or final year/semester
mark sheet.
However, candidates studying in the final year of their qualifying degree (completing in 2017 or later) need to upload the scanned image of third year (fifth/
sixth semester) mark sheet, as proof of eligibility criterion. Similarly this applies
to candidates of AMIE, AMICE and other similar programs.

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GATE 2017 Important Dates


S.No

Events

Dates

Notification

June 20, 2016

Start Date for Application


Form Through GOAPS

September 1, 2016

Last Date for Application


Form

October 4, 2016

Last Date for change of Exam


City

November 16, 2016

Download of Admit Card

From January 5, 2017

GATE 2017 Exam

February 4 & 5, 2017; February


11 & 12, 2017

GATE 2017 Result

March 27, 2017

Download of GATE 2017 Score March 27 to May 26, 2017


Card

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GATE 2017 Eligibility Criteria


Candidates who are Indian Nationals are eligible to appear for GATE 2017.
International students from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia and United

Arab Emirates (U.A.E) will also be eligible to appear for GATE 2017 as per the
new notification.
Such students must have completed a Bachelors degree in Engineering or
Masters degree in Science in a relevant subject or must be in the final year of
the program.
Candidates must have passed any one of the qualifying degrees as mentioned in
the table given below.

The following points must be noted and adhered to by students


applying for GATE 2017:
Candidates who have passed Higher Degrees than mentioned below: Candidates

who are pursuing any higher degree or have already passed a higher degree than
the ones mentioned in the table below can select the minimum relevant one from
the given one above to apply.
Certificate from Principal: Candidates have to upload the Certificate from
College Principal as mentioned in the table below along with the GATE 2017
Application form as per the given format
Backlogs: Candidates who have backlogs and have appeared for their final year
exams in 2016 must submit a copy of their final year marks sheets (any one) OR
they must obtain a declaration form their College Principal with signature and
seal .They are required to upload this along with the GATE 2017 Application
Form

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The Detailed GATE 2017 Eligibility Criteria is as follows:


Qualifying
Degree

B.E./B.Tech/

Qualifying Degree/
Examination
(Descriptive)

4 years after 10+2


Bachelors degree
in Engineering/
Technology/

Description
of Eligible
candidates

Year of
Qualification
cannot be
later than

Copies of Certificates to be
submitted

Passed in the
year
2016 or earlier

Expected to
complete in
2017 or later

Currently in
the final year
or already
completed

2017

Degree
Certificate/
Provisional
Certificate/
Course
Completion
Certificate

Certificate from
Principal

OR
3 years after Diploma
in Engineering/
Technology/
B.Arch

5 years Bachelors
degree in Architecture

Currently in
final year or
completed

2017

Degree
Certificate/
Provisional
Certificate/
Course
Completion
Certificate

Certificate from
Principal

B.Sc.
(Research)/
B.S

4 years after 10+2


Bachelor's degree in
Science

Currently in
the final year
or already
completed

2017

Degree
Certificate/
Provisional
Certificate/
Course
Completion
Certificate

Certificate from
Principal

OR
Post Diploma in
Science

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Qualifying
Degree

Qualifying Degree/
Examination
(Descriptive)

Description
of Eligible
candidates

Year of
Qualification
cannot be
later than

Copies of Certificates to be
submitted

M.Sc./M.A./
MCA or
equivalent

Masters degree
in any branch of
Science/ Mathematics/
Statistics/ Computer
Applications or
equivalent

Currently in
the final year
or already
completed

2017

Degree
Certificate/
Provisional
Certificate/
Course
Completion
Certificate
(pertaining to
Masters degree)

Certificate from
Principal

Int. M.E/
M.Tech

Post-BSc Integrated
Masters degree
programs in
Engineering/
Technology (Four year
programme)

Currently
in the
2nd/3rd/4th
year or
already
completed

2019

Degree
Certificate/
Provisional
Certificate/
Course
Completion
Certificate

Certificate from
Principal

Int. M.E./M.
Tech or Dual
Degree (after
Diploma or
10+2)

Integrated Masters
degree programs or
Dual Degree programs
in Engineering/
Technology (Five year
programme)

Currently in
the 4th/5th
year or
already
completed

2018

Degree
Certificate/
Provisional
Certificate/
Course
Completion
Certificate

Certificate from
Principal

Int. M. Sc/
Int. B.S.-M.S.

Integrated M.Sc. or Five Currently in


year integrated B.S.the final year
M.S. program
or already
completed

2017

Degree
Certificate /
Provisional
Certificate
/ Course
Completion
Certificate

Certificate from
Principal

Professional
Society
Examinations
(equivalent
to B.E/B.Tech)

B.E/B.Tech equivalent
examinations, of
Professional Societies,
recognized by MHRD/
UPSC/ AICTE (e.g.
AMIE by Institution of
Engineers-India, AMICE
by the Institute of Civil
Engineers-India)

NA

Professional
Certificate/
Provisional
Certificate/
Course
Completion/
Membership
Certificate
issued by the
Society or
Institute

Copy of Mark
sheet for
Section A

Completed
Section A or
equivalent
of such
professional
courses

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GATE 2017 Exam Pattern


GATE 2017 to be conducted by IIT Roorkee will be held for 23 Papers. A new paper
in Engineering Sciences has been introduced this year namely Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences. Candidates can appear for only one paper in GATE 2017.

General Common Details about the GATE 2017 Exam Pattern:


The GATE 2017 exam will consist of a single paper of 3-hour duration that con-

tains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks.


The GATE 2017 question paper will consist of both multiple choice questions
(MCQ) and numerical answer type (NAT) questions.
The Tests for all the papers will be carried out in an ONLINE Computer Based
Test (CBT) mode where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random
sequence on a computer screen.
Candidates are required to select the answer (for MCQ type) and enter the
answer for numerical answer type question using a mouse on a virtual keyboard
(keyboard of the computer will be disabled).
Each candidate will be provided with a scribble pad for rough work. The scribble
pad has to be returned after the examination.
At the end of the 3-hour window, the computer will automatically close the
screen from further actions.
Types of Questions in GATE 2017: GATE 2017 would contain questions of two
different types in various papers

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ):


These carry 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections.
These

questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four
answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).

Numerical Answer Questions:


These carry 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections.
For

these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate


using the virtual keypad.
No choices will be shown for this type of questions.

GATE 2017 Marking Scheme:


All papers will have 65 questions for 100 marks in total
All papers will have a compulsory section on General Aptitude with 10 questions

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carrying a total of 15 marks.


Paper bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE,

PI, TF and XE, will have a compulsory Engineering Mathematics section that
will carry around 15% of the total marks. The remaining 70% of the total marks
is devoted to the subject of the paper.
Papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL will have 85% of the
total marks devoted to the subject of the paper
Negative Marking will be only for the multiple choice questions (MCQs). For
1-mark multiple choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
Likewise, for 2-mark multiple choice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for
a wrong answer.
There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in numerical answer type
questions.
Question Papers other than GG, XE and XL: These papers would contain 25
questions carrying 1-mark each (subtotal 25 marks) and 30 questions carrying
2-marks each (sub-total 60 marks).
GG (Geology and Geophysics) Paper: In addition to the General Aptitude (GA)
section, the GG question paper consists of two parts: Part A and Part B.
Part A is common for all candidates.
Part B contains two sections: Section 1 (Geology) and Section 2 (Geophysics).
Candidates will have to attempt questions in Part A and either Section 1 or
Section 2 in Part B. Part A consists of 25 multiple-choice questions carrying
1-mark each (sub-total 25 marks and some of these may be numerical answer
type questions).
Each section in Part B (Section 1 and Section 2) consists of 30 multiple choice
questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 60 marks and some of these may be
numerical answer type questions).

GATE 2017 Paper Codes are as follows:


Paper

Code

Paper

Code

Aerospace Engineering

AE

Geology and Geophysics

GG

Agricultural Engineering

AG

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

Architecture and Planning

AR

Mathematics

MA

Biotechnology

BT

Mechanical Engineering

ME

Civil Engineering

CE

Mining Engineering

MN

Chemical Engineering

CH

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

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Paper

Code

Paper

Code

Computer Science and


Information Technology

CS

Petroleum Engineering

PE

Physics

PH

Chemistry

CY

Production and Industrial


Engineering

PI

Electronics and Communication


Engineering

EC

Textile Engineering and Fibre


Science

TF

Electrical Engineering

EE

Engineering Sciences

XE*

Ecology and Evolution

EY

Life Sciences

XL**

GATE 2017 Engineering Sciences (XE) Paper Details:


The XE Paper will have compulsory Sections A Engineering Mathematics and

GA General Aptitude. In addition, candidates have to answer any two sections


from B to H.
The choice of two sections from B to H can be made during the examination after
viewing the questions.
Only two optional sections can be answered at a time.
A candidate wishing to change midway of the GATE 2017 examination to another optional section must first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen
optional sections (B to H) and then select the new ones.

Marking Scheme for the XE Paper (Engineering Sciences):


In XE paper, Engineering Mathematics section (Section A) is compulsory. This

section contains 11 questions carrying a total of 15 marks with 7 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 7 marks), and 4 questions carrying 2-marks each
(sub-total 8 marks).
Each of the other sections of the XE paper (Sections B through H) contains
22 questions carrying a total of 35 marks with 9 questions carrying 1-mark
each (sub-total 9 marks) and 13 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 26
marks).
Some questions in each section may be of numerical type questions

Life Sciences (XL) Paper Details:


The

XL Paper has to answer the compulsory Sections P Chemistry and GA


General Aptitude. In addition, they must answer any two of XL sections Q to U.
The choice of two sections from Q to U can be made during the examination after
viewing the questions.
Only two optional sections can be answered at a time.
A candidate wishing to change midway of the examination to another optional

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section must first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (Q to U) before choosing the new ones.

Marking Scheme of the GATE 2017 XL Paper (Life Sciences):


In XL paper, Chemistry section (Section P) is compulsory with 15 questions car-

rying a total of 25 marks out of which 5 questions carry 1-mark each (sub-total 5
marks) and 10 questions carry 2-marks each (sub-total 20 marks).
Each of the other sections of the XL paper (Sections Q through U) contains 20
questions carrying a total of 30 marks: 10 questions carrying 1-mark each (subtotal 10 marks) and 10 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 20 marks).
Some questions in each section may be of numerical type questions

Engineering
Sciences XE

Section
Code

Life Science
XL

Section
Code

Engineering Mathematics
(Compulsory)

Chemistry
(Compulsory)

Fluid Mechanics

Biochemistry

Materials Science

Botany

Solid Mechanics

Microbiology

Thermodynamics

Zoology

Polymer Science and Engineering

Food Technology

Food Technology

Atmospheric and Oceanic


H
Sciences
Design of Questions in the GATE 2017 Paper: The questions in the paper may
be designed to test the following abilities:
Recall: These questions are based on facts, principles, formulae or laws of the discipline of the paper and test the candidates on their memory or deductions skills.
Comprehension: These questions test the candidates understanding of the
basics concepts of their field and require them to derive the answers by drawing
simple conclusions from fundamental ideas.
Application: In these questions, candidates are expected to apply their knowledge either through computation or by logical reasoning.
Analysis and Synthesis: For these questions, candidates are presented with data,
diagrams, and images. They must analyze these and answer the questions

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GATE 2017 Exam Centres


All the GATE 2017 Exam Centres will be listed under each zone listed below and
managed by the respective GATE 2017 Zonal Centre. It is expected that a total of
194 cities comprise of the GATE Exam Centres 2017 with a total of more than 680
test centres will be made available to candidates across 26 states and union territories of the country

Procedure to Choose the GATE 2017 Exam Centres:


Candidates

are required to enter three GATE Exam Centres 2017 according


to their preference from the given list while filling the GATE 2017 Application
Form.
Candidates can choose the centres in any city from the list given. There is no
restriction of centres being under the same zone for GATE 2017.
It is to be noted that the third choice is the last resort and will be allotted only if
the first two choices are not available.
Any centre or city may be removed at the discretion of the authorities on account
of operational constraints.

GATE 2017 Exam Centres are as follows:


Zone

GATE 2017
Zonal Centre

GATE 2017 Exam Cities

IISc Bangalore

Ananthapur, Bagalkot, Bengaluru, Bellary, Belgaum,


Bidar, Davengere, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli,
Hyderabad, Kannur, Kasargod, Kolar, Kozhikode,
Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangalore, Manipal, Mysore,
Palakkad, Payyannur, Port Blair, Shimoga, Thrissur,
Tumkur and Vadakara

IIT Bombay

Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand,


Aurangabad, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa,
Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai, Nagpur,
Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot,
Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Thane and
Vadodara

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IIT Delhi

Ajmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh, Bikaner, New Delhi,


Faridabad, Greater NOIDA, Gurgaon, Hisar, Indore,
Jammu, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura,
Palwal, Rohtak, Sikar, Udaipur and Ujjain

IIT Guwahati

Agartala, Asansol, Dhanbad, Durgapur, Gangtok,


Guwahati, Imphal, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Silchar,
Siliguri, Shillong and Tezpur

IIT Kanpur

Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gwalior,


Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow and Varanasi

IIT Kharagpur

Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhimavaram,


Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly,
Jamshedpur, Kakinada, (Surampalem), Kharagpur/
Haldia/ Bishnupur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajahmundry,
Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Tadepalligudem,
Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram

IIT Madras

Alappuzha, Aluva, Angamaly, Attingal, Bapatla,


Chennai, Chengannur, Chittoor, Coimbatore,
Cuddalore, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Erode, Gudur,
Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari,
Karimnagar, Karur, Khammam, Kollam,
Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha,
Nagercoil, Nalgonda, Namakkal, Nedumangad,
Nellore, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry (Pondicherry),
Punalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchengode,
Thiruvannamalai, Thiruvananthapuram,
Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Tuticorin, Vellore,
Villupuram, Virudhunagar and Warangal

IIT Roorkee

Ambala, Amritsar, Bathinda, Bhimtal, Dehradun,


Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur (HP), Jalandhar,
Kurukshetra, Ludhiana-Khanna, Meerut, Mohali,
Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, NOIDA, Panipat,
Pathankot, Patiala-Sangrur, Roorkee, Shimla-SolanBaddi Sonepat and Yamunanagar

Centres abroad:
Abu Dhabi/Dubai (UAE), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia),
Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Kathmandu, (Nepal), Singapore

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GATE 2017 Application Process


The Application Form of GATE 2017 will be available from September 1, 2016.
Candidates desirous of applying for the M.Tech programmes at the IITs and NITs
or PSUs recruiting through GATE must apply online for GATE 2017. The last date
to fill the GATE 2017 Application Form is October 4, 2016.

Important Points for GATE 2017 Application Form:


Candidates

will have to enter three exam centres of their choice. The first two
must belong to the same GATE 2017 Zonal Centre while the third one can be of
a different zone.
They must also enter the details of a valid Photo ID that has to be carried by them
to the exam hall along with the GATE 2017 Admit Card.

Check List for filling in the GATE 2017 Application Form:


Personal Details as per the certificates to be uploaded

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Address for Communication (including PIN code),


Academic Qualifications College and degree
GATE paper, GATE 2017 examination cities,
Details of Valid Photo ID
Photograph as specified
Signature as specified
Scanned

copy of Degree Certificate or Certificate from Principal/HODs in pdf

format.
Scanned copy of Category/PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format.

What to keep ready before filling the GATE 2017 Application Form:
1. Photograph:
Candidates must take a colour photograph in a white or a very light background

in a professional studio and upload it along with the GATE application form
2017.
The photograph must be taken after August 1, 2016 and should show the face of
the candidates occupying about 50% of the area in the photograph looking into
the camera directly.
The main features of the candidates face must not be covered by hair of the head,
any cloth or any shadow and the forehead, eyes, nose and chin should be clearly
visible in the photograph.
Candidates with spectacles must ensure that there is no glare on the glasses. Such
candidates can upload a photograph without glasses too.
Only clear glasses are permitted and photos with goggle, sunglasses or tinted
glasses will not be accepted.
Mobile photos are not permitted and will be rejected.
The photograph must be in JPEG Format in a standard 3.5 cm (Width) 4.5
cm (Height) print
The maximum pixel resolution must be 480 640 (0.3 Mega pixels) while the
minimum pixel resolution 240 320.

2. Signature:
A rectangular box of size 2 cm (height) 7 cm (Width) must be drawn on an A4

white paper.
Candidates must put their signature in black or dark blue ink within this box.

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The signature must be digitally image scanned by a professional using a scanner,

and cropped to the box professionally.


The file must be in JPEG image format with a maximum pixel resolution for the

image of 160 560 pixels and a minimum pixel resolution of 80 280.


Mobile photos are not permitted.
Signature should NOT be in Capital letters or in any ink other than Black or Blue.

3. Thumb Impression:
Candidates

must draw a rectangular box of size 3 cm 5 cm (Height x Width)


on an A4 white paper.
They must mark their Left thumb impression within this box using a blue or
black stamp pad.
Candidates may upload their Right thumb impression, if it is difficult to access
the left thumb for any reason.
For candidates unable to provide thumb impression for any reason, an impression of any finger will be allowed
The signature must be digitally image scanned by a professional using a scanner,
and cropped to the box professionally.
The file must be in JPEG image format with a maximum pixel resolution for the
image of 160 560 pixels and a minimum pixel resolution of 80 280.
Mobile photos are not permitted.

4. Photo ID Card: Candidates must keep any one of the following


ready to fill the details
Driving License,
Passport, PAN Card,
Voter ID,
Aadhaar UID,
College ID,
Employee Identification Card,
Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address
International Students must enter details of their passport only.

5. For Candidates in their final year:


A

copy of the Marks Sheet of the previous semester/year or mark sheet for section A of AMIE in case of professional equivalent qualifications.

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This must be in pdf format only

6. Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate/Course Completion


Certificate:
Candidates who have completed their qualifying degree must upload this.
The file must be in PDF format only

7. Caste Certificate if applicable. This is in PDF format only


8. Disability Certificate if applicable. This is in PDF format only
Steps to Fill the GATE 2017 Application Form:
Step 1. Registration:
Candidates must enter details of a valid email address, mobile number and a
GOAPS password of their choice
They must ensure that the GOAPS password is unique and must avoid using
their name, date of birth, or some string of numbers or letters like 12345, abcd,
etc. This is to ensure that no one can guess the password and to avoid misuse.
All communication will be sent to the registered Email ID and the Mobile No
GOAPS Enrolment ID: Once a candidate registers successfully, an email containing
the GOAPS Enrolment ID will be received in their registered Email ID. This ID
has to be used for future logins to fill the GATE Application Form 2017, download
GATE 2017 Admit Card, check the GATE 2017 result and download the GATE
2017 score card.
Important: Candidates can enter data, Save partially filled form, Logout, and
resume filling in by logging in again before October 4, 2016 which is the last date to
fill the Application Form for GATE 2017.
Step 2. Filling in the GATE 2017 Application Form: Link will be provided later
must enter their Personal data, details of their Academic qualifications as asked and the address for communication
They must enter three GATE 2017 Exam Centres of their preference.
Candidates

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They must also enter the details of a valid Photo ID that will be carried by them

to the exam hall.


Step 3. Uploading Photograph, Signature, Left Thumb Impression and other documents
Step 4. GATE 2017 Application Form Fee Payment:

Candidate Category

Application Fee in Rupees

Male (General/OBC) and Other

1500

SC/ST/Pwd and Women (All Categories)

750

International Students

US Dollars 50

Payment Mode: Net Banking or Debit/Credit Cards OR Echallan. Additional


bank charges may be applicable
After successful payment, a unique Fee Payment Number will be generated
which MUST be saved by the candidate. This number must be entered before the
final submission of the Application Form for GATE 2017.

Submission of the GATE 2017 Application Form:


Candidates must use the preview option to check the details before final submis-

sion.
After pressing the Confirm and Final Submit button , candidates cannot edit or

make any changes in the GATE Application Form 2017


Candidates NEED NOT send any documents to the GATE 2017 office.

Problems While Logging into GOAPS?


1: Forgot Enrolment ID or not received their Enrolment ID via email: Candidates
must use this option and enter their registered mobile number and the GOAPS
Password to receive the GATE 2017 Enrolment ID via SMS.
2. Forgot GOAPS password: Candidates must use this option and enter their registered Mobile Number and Enrolment ID. The details will be verified and a new
GOAPS password will be sent via SMS/email.
3. Forgot GATE 2017 Enrolment ID as well as password: In such a case candidates
must contact the GATE 2017 Zonal office if they have already made the payment. If
they are yet to pay the application fee, they must enroll afresh.

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PSU Recruitment through GATE 2017


An increasing number of Public Sector Units (PSU) has joined the bandwagon of
recruitment of graduate engineers through GATE exam. The number of companies recruiting is steadily increasing and the year 2015 has seen 27 plus companies
recruiting through GATE. This recruitment policy seems to be in favour by many
PSUs.
PSU Recruitment through GATE is in many ways advantageous for both the
companies and the candidates. Candidates are saved the hassle of paying application fees many times and appearing for many entrance exams while companies get
to recruit some of the best students who have qualified in one of the toughest exams
in the country.

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GATE Statistics from Previous years


The given below data represents the past year statistics with respect to the number
of applicants who registered and the number of students who appeared for the exam.

Year

Total applicants

Total Appeared

2016

971831

818850

2015

927580

804463

2014

10,33,625

889156

2013

12,00,728

9,84,855

2012

7,77,134

6,86,614

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How to prepare for GATE 2017


Candidates must gather and know all the details of the GATE exam like the eligibility criteria, subject papers, syllabus, exam pattern etc. All this information is well
covered in this book.
GATE statistics of year 2015 point out that only 15% of the applicants qualified in
the exam. This highlights the difficulty levels of the name. Therefore, preparation
must be serious and intense.
Most of the experts and toppers are of the opinion that the entire GATE syllabus
must be covered. However, it is generally seen that the GATE papers delve more into
the subjects covered during the second and third year of graduation. So it is imperative that the syllabus pertaining to this period is brushed up more and taken care of.
If you are a final year student, you couldnt ask for a more hectic schedule but
turn it to your advantage. The study environment is there. All you need to do is to
incorporate the schedule for GATE preparation into it. Yes, it is very intense but the
result is worth the effort.
First, sit and analyse your strengths and weaknesses topic wise for the whole syllabus. This will help pinpoint the weak areas where you need more hard work than
the others. It will also point out the strong points that you need to hold on to.
The GATE Sample Papers, Previous Years Questions Papers are immensely helpful. They help you to get familiar with the GATE Exam Pattern and helping you
gauge the more important topics.
Yes, the whole Syllabus is important but some topics need more effort more than
the others. With constant analysis, candidates can gauge what is important and
better their preparation.
Make your preparation better by dealing with the topics in hand in a more phased
manner and strengthening your knowledge. Schedule reading the topics in a way
that you deal with a weak area and revise a strong one after the other so that you
finish tackling and confronting problem areas.
Test Series are very important for GATE Preparation. It is advisable to test oneself
for individual topics at the start while studying the syllabus. Make this a regular

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habit. You can analyse your preparation efforts and strategy and change if needed.
It is good to make ready reckoner short notes topic wise when you are preparing
for the GATE Exam. These notes will be extremely useful when revising during the
last days before the GATE 2017 Exam in February 2017.
Once a substantial amount of the syllabus is done, it is right to start with the full
tests. It is mandatory to solve test papers and more important to solve as many
previous GATE papers as you can. This will hone your exam strategy and improve
your time management skills.
Make a timetable after careful consideration and stick to it strictly. This time
table should be realistic such that you will be able to adhere and achieve it. Keep
the GATE Syllabus handy to refer to the topics and to know where you stand with
regard to your overall preparation.
Seniors, faculty can be a great help in your preparation as they have some experience with GATE Preparation. Friends who have enrolled in coaching classes can
also help here
Dont look for shortcuts. Try and cover as much of the GATE syllabus as possible.
Dont go by weightage and other shortcuts suggested by anyone. The last two years
exams saw questions asked from topics not expected by students.
Try and hone your calculation skills. The numerical questions are now in a greater
proportion than they were in earlier years. Since there is no negative marking, you
should also target accuracy in these.
For every weak topic or subject, work double hard to make yourself strong in it
rather than ignore it. Coping up with a mountain of syllabus at the end is a strict no
go and a sure way to lag.
Dont lose heart or be disappointed if your performance is not excellent during
the initial days. You can still catch up with a few more attempts. The age old adagePractice makes a man perfect holds true here too. Most toppers have pushed their
way through sheer hard work and lots of practice.
Enroll in some GATE Test Series available online or through classes. These will
help you to have a regular check mechanism of where you stand. These tests will
help you gauge your position and what you need to improve in.

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But it is not necessary to enroll somewhere. All you need to do is buy some sample
papers or download from the internet.
October onwards should be for practice of mock tests, sample papers and previous
year paper. The more you do these, the more you are comfortable with the exam
pattern thereby improving your speed.
Schedule the last days of the preparation with daily tests according to the actual
GATE 2017 exam. This will help you acclimatize yourself to the day, time of the
actual exam.
Ensure that your revision is completed by November. The last month is for practice, practice and more practice. Keep the ready reckoner notes handy and look to
solve the doubts you may have in the papers. Once the solution is known to you,
practice it again so that you are sure of the answer.
Since the GATE 2017 papers will be online, candidates must also practice online.
They should also check out the GATE Mock Test after it is announced to check and
practise using the Online Calculator.
An important part is getting familiar with the online test environment. So it is
advisable to spend the last days practicing and solving the sample, mock papers
along with the previous year papers online.
Last but not least, make sure that the GATE admit card, original valid Photo ID
as mentioned in your GATE application, and other materials are kept ready a week
before the actual GATE exam. This allows you not to miss any important document
or writing materials that are needed to appear for the exam.

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Time Management Before and During


GATE 2017 Exam
Time management is one of the most important aspects that have to be taken care
of during preparation and also during the actual exam. Time is of shortage and is of
essence. So scheduling and planning has to be nearly perfect and has to be adhered
to in order to ensure success.
An extremely complex task is the making of the timetable or schedule. Before
that, the strong desire and belief of performing well in GATE has to be really strong.
Make a month wise target plan and include the topics that need to be covered
during that period. If you have enrolled for some coaching, you can adhere to the
timetable they give you.
It is a must to have a daily plan and a monthly plan with precise targets which are
achievable. Making plans that are unrealistic are a no go.
Do away with frivolous activities like TV, internet surfing, chatting on social media
and ensure the time is spent on your GATE preparation. Parties, movies are a strict
no go for the duration that you need to get your GATE preparation on board.
Practice with mock tests and previous year question papers especially during the
last months before GATE 2017. You can hone your time management skills for the
actual exam and plan for the same.
The practice tests also allow you to know how much time to devote to each section
in the exam.
Where there is a will, there is a way. GATE is an open competition where anyone
can succeed. Past records prove that only those with a strong desire to succeed and
willing to do the required hard work will qualify with flying colours. The background
of any student doesnt really matter with GATE.
Only the deserving ones get through and if you want to be one of those, you know
what to do- follow the above pointers and succeed in GATE exam.
All the Best!

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Useful Links for GATE 2017

GATE 2017

GATE 2017
Official Website

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