IIT Roorkee has released the notice for GATE 2017 exam and the test will be held on four dates in February. The full notification will be posted on June 25, which will commence the registration process.
The schedule for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering; GATE 2017 has been released. The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR) has been appointed as the organizing institute for GATE 2017. The test will be conducted in the month of February next year as the online application process would be done in September-October. Complete information about GATE 2017 would be available in the brochure which should be released in next few weeks.
The complete schedule of GATE 2017 is now available at the official web portal www.gate.iitr.ernet.in. GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) web portal will be active from September 1, 2016, so that interested candidates could register themselves for the next test. The enrollment, application filling, and application submission window would function till October 4, 2016, as the candidates will have 34 days time to apply for GATE 2017.
GATE 2017 would be conducted as an online test on four days; February 4 & 5 and February 11 & 12. The admit cards for all applicants will be available in the official GOAPS portal from January 5, 2017.
Complete schedule of GATE 2017 is clearly depicted in the image below :
GATE is a pan-India examination conducted to test engineering graduates in terms of comprehensive understanding of their respective undergraduate subjects. The test is conducted on the rotation basis by seven IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee) and IISc. Bangalore on behalf of the National Coordination Board, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. GATE 2016 was conducted by IISc. Bangalore in which 9,71,831 candidates registered for the test, while 8,18,850 took the test. About 15 to 16 percent of the candidates could manage to qualify the test.
The GATE score obtained by candidates is used for admissions to post-graduate programs (M.E., M.Tech., direct Ph.D.). GATE score is also used by several Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) for employment purposes and very often the candidates securing top positions in the merit list are invited for direct interviews there.