The registration process for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2017 that will be conducted in February will come to end tomorrow on October 4th. The aspiring students who has not applied yet, will only get the window for 1 more day now although the corrections in applications can be made later.
GATE is one of the most sought after examination among engineers which lands them in the post-graduation in the premier institutions like IITs, NITs and other government funded technical institutions (GFTIs). It is also a gateway to PSUs and other government sector companies.
This year, IIT Roorkee is going to conduct the examination which will be responsible for the paper conduction and declaration of results. IIT Roorkee has brought some changes to make the exam more effective and popular.
For the first time in the history of GATE, it has brought international candidates to appear in the paper. Candidates from six nations- Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates (UAE) can take GATE 2017. This would bring more diversity to the higher education in the country which would enrich the study culture in India.
Also, an additional eighth section has been added to the paper. A section named XE which is based on Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. There is also the introduction of new centers for GATE 2017 as Burdwan, Dibrugarh, and Gorakhpur.
There have been some reports on the application form that during the payment, the payment window says the transaction is not completed. In such situation, candidates are advised to wait for two more days to check the final status of the application. If any extra payment is made, it will get refunded after the 5th October.
With the occurrences of such problems, candidates are advised to fill the form as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary chaos. Candidates can fill the form by visiting the website www.gate.iitr.ernet.in or appsgate.iitr.ac.in.
Those candidates who have already filled the form and think there was some minor mistake like Name, Date of birth, Graduating year etc., they can change after 20th October.
The last date to fill the application form is 4th October and admit card will be available from 5th January. The exam will be held on 4th and 5th February 2017, and 11th and 12th February 2017. The results will be announced on 27th March 2017. You can check complete schedule here.