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Given below are details on Gate 2016 like its exam dates, application form and process. Every year Indian Institute of Science (IISc) conducts Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) for admission to post-graduate programs (eg.,M.E., M.Tech, direct Ph.D.) in centrally funded Indian institutes of higher education (i.e., institutes which are  provided with financial assistance by MHRD and other Government agencies). The Gate score is also used by some Public and Private Sector Undertakings for employment processes. Direct recruitment to Group A level posts i.e., Senior Field Office (SFO Tele), Senior Research Officer (SRO) (Crypto) and SRO(S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat is now being done on the basis of GATE scores.

New in GATE:-

An online virtual calculator will be available to examinees at the time of examination. No physical calculator will be allowed. The online virtual calculator will be put on GATE official website for practice before the examination.

After completion of GATE 2016 exam all answer keys will be made available for dispute within a short time. Every answer key can be challenged. A nominal fee will be levied to prevent frivolous challenges.
A new paper Petroleum Engineering (PE) is introduced in GATE 2016. With this the total number of papers is now 23.


Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2017:-


Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive) Description of Eligible candidates Year of Qualification cannot be later than
B.E./B.Tech./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. Currently in the final year or already completed 2016
B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (Five years course) Currently in the final year or already completed 2016
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S. Bachelor’s degree in Science(Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 4th year or already completed 2016
M. Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the final year or already completed 2016
Int. M.E/M.Tech(Post-B.Sc.) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year program) Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed 2018
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) Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed 2017
Int. M.Sc/Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the final year or already completed 2016
Professional Society Examinations (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 Engineers-India) Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA

NOTE: If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the above table, then the candidate can select the relevant minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form.

In case a candidate has passed one of the qualifying examinations as mentioned above in 2015 or earlier, she has to submit the degree certificate / provisional certificate / course completion certificate / professional ceritificate / membership certificate issued by the society or institute. In case, the candidate is expected to complete to complete one of the qualifying criteria in 2016 or later as mentioned above, she has to submit a certificate from Principal or a copy of marks card for section A of AMIE.
Certificate from Principal

Candidates who have to submit a certificate from their college Principal, as determined from above Table, have to obtain one from his/her institution beforehand and upload the same during the online submission of the application form.
Candidates with backlogs

Candidates who have appeared in the final semester/year exam in 2015, but with a backlog (arrears/failed subjects) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree should

1. submit a copy of any one of the marks sheets of the final year,


2. have to obtain a declaration from their Principal along with the signature and seal beforehand and upload the same during the online submission of the application form.

GATE Registration / Application Form

GATE 2016 Application Form and Registration Process:-
Apply online at website:- http://appsgate.iisc.ernet.in from 1st September 2015 to 8th October 2015.

Application fee for GATE 2016 Registration

Women candidates - Rs. 750/-
SC/ST/PwD category candidates - Rs. 750/-
All other candidates - Rs. 1500/-

The fee can be paid with net-banking or debit card or e-challan.

The GATE Online Application Processing System requires that your photograph and signature be uploaded electronically at the time of submitting your application.

Photograph Requirements:-

1. The photograph must be in color and taken after 1st August 2015 in a professional studio. Photographs taken using a mobile phone and other self- composed portraits may result in rejection of application.
2. Background of the photograph must be white or a very light colour.
3. The face should occupy at least 50% of the area of the photograph with a full-face view looking into the camera directly.
4. The main features of the face must not be covered by hair of the head, any cloth or any  shadow. Forehead, eyes, nose and chin should be clearly visible.
5. If you normally wear spectacles, glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. While you may wear spectacles for the  photo shoot,  if glare cannot  be avoided, then remove the spectacles.
6. You  must  not  wear  spectacles  with  dark or tinted glasses, only clear glasses are permitted.
7. Ask your photo studio to provide the image in a JPEG format and also on a standard 3.5 cm × 4.5 cm (Width x Height) print
8. Maximum pixel resolution for JPEG: 480 × 640 (0.3  Mega  pixel)  (Ask your studio to reduce it to this resolution if it is higher)
9. Minimum pixel resolution for JPEG:  240 × 320.
10. The photograph must match with your appearance on the day of the examination.

Signature Specifications:-

1. Please draw a rectangular box of size 2 cm × 7 cm (Height  x  Width) on an A4 white paper. Sign with black or dark blue ink pen within this box.
2. Get the digital image of the rectangular box (with your signature inside) scanned by a professional using a scanner. Crop it to the border of the box.
3. Only JPEG image formats will be accepted.
4. The maximum pixel resolution for the image is 160 × 560.
5. The minimum pixel resolution for the image is 80 × 280.
6. Photographs of the signatures taken using mobile phone are not acceptable and can result in disqualification of the application without any refund of the fee.

GATE Exam Dates

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GATE Syllabus

GATE 2017 Syllabus:-


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Paper Pattern

GATE 2017 Pattern:-

The GATE examination consists of a single paper of 3-hour duration that contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The question paper will consist of both multiple choice questions (MCQ) and numerical answer type questions.

The examination 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. The candidates are required to either select the answer (for MCQ type) or enter the answer for numerical answer type question using a mouse on a virtual keyboard (keyboard of the computer will be disabled). Candidates will be provided with blank paper sheets for rough work and these have to be returned back after the examination. At the end of the 3-hour window, the computer will automatically close the screen from further actions.


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Pattern of Question Papers and Marking Scheme

GATE Preparation

GATE Preparation:
One of the important tips to crack GATE is to make sure that you have the best study material that cover the relevant portion for the exam. This is high time to hunt for the most relevant study materials. You can also do online surfing to get  content. Solving sample papers will be a great help as it will assist you in managing time. 

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GATE Notification

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last date for application of gate architecture 2014
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