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GATE 2017 to Allow Changes in Category After Form Submission: Find Out How!

November 16, 2016 12:09 PM 3 minute read , Engineering , Indian Institute of Technology (Roorkee) , GATE , GATE - 2017

GATE 2017 to Allow Changes in Category After Form Submission: Find Out How!

The organising institute for GATE 2017, IIT Roorkee, has notified that the option for change in gender, category, examination city in the submitted application form will now be available between November 15 and November 22, 2016.

The changes in GATE 2017 will be applicable for PG programs in engineering - M.E., M.Tech, Direct Ph.D in Indian institutes of higher education with financial assistance provided by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and other government agencies. GATE score is also valid for recruitment to government organisations such as Cabinet Secretariat, and National/ State Public Sector Undertakings in India.

Also Read: BSNL to Conduct Crash Course in Chennai for GATE 2017

The extra amount to be paid for each change can be made online only at the following cost:

From SC/ST to General/ OBC INR 750
From Female to Male/Others INR 750
From PwD to Non-PwD INR 750
City Change INR 400

However, change in specialisation in the GATE paper is not permitted. Non-PwD candidates with dyslexia/ writer’s cramp requiring one-hour extra GATE 2017 examination time have to send their request by email to gateiitr.2017@gmail.com. The mail must have following details like:

  • Name of candidate
  • Enrollment ID
  • The latest certificate from a Government Hospital Doctor
  • The certificate must be on a letterhead of a doctor with signature, date, and seal

The certificate must mention the disorder of the candidate with the full name. The last date of sending the mail is before December 5, 2017 (6.00 PM)

Also Read: GATE 2017 Application Window Extended by IIT Roorkee

Candidates intending to change category from General and OBC to SC and ST have to send a mail to gateiitr.2017@gmail.com between November 4, 2016 and November 20, 2016, with the following details:

  • Enrollment ID
  • Name of the Candidate
  • Category change with proper documents in attachment
  • There shall be no refund of fees for this change

GATE 2017 Examination Schedule:

Date & Day Timing as per IST Test Paper Code
4th February 2017 (Saturday)

09:00 – 12.00 Hrs. (Forenoon)

14:00 – 17:00 Hrs. (Afternoon)

ME, TF, AR, ME, GG, AG

5th February 2017 (Sunday)

09:00 – 12.00 Hrs. (Forenoon)

14:00 – 17:00 Hrs. (Afternoon)

EC, BT, CY, EY, PI, EC, AE, MA, MT, PE, PH

11th February 2017 (Saturday)

09:00 – 12.00 Hrs. (Forenoon)

14:00 – 17:00 Hrs. (Afternoon)

EE, CS, CS, EE

12th February 2017 (Sunday)

9:00 – 12.00 Hrs. (Forenoon)

14:00 – 17:00 Hrs. (Afternoon)

CE,MN, CH, CE, XE, XL, IN

Important Dates for GATE 2017:

  • Availability of Admit Card Online: January 5, 2017
  • GATE 2017 Result: March 27, 2017

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