The GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) 2017 is going to be held on 4 days with slots scheme. The exam will be conducted online across India and overseas from February 4 to 5 and February 11 to 12, 2017. This year, there has been some changes adopted in the exam to make it effective.
GATE is one of the most anticipated exams among engineers. GATE score is valid to pursue the post-graduate course in prestigious institutions e.g. IITs and NITs. This is also a gateway for National/State Public Sectors Undertakings (PSUs) in India.
It is officially notified that GATE 2017 is also to be conducted overseas this year. According to the official notification, it is supposed to be held in six international countries – Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and United Arab Emirates (U.A.E).
Also, there has been a change in the pattern of the question paper. The XE (engineering science) paper has now a new section on atmospheric and ocean sciences. With this change, the number of the sections of the question paper will increase to eight.
This year, it is proposed to be conducted by India Institute of Technology, Roorkee. The application form will be on the official website from September 1st. The cost of the form for SC/ST category and female candidates is 750 and for the unreserved category, it is 1500.