The GATE 2017 will take place on 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th February’ 17 and it will be conducted by IIT Roorkee. But there are some changes that have been made by the authorities that will be effective from 2017. The changes are made to make the exam more dependable and subjective. The changes were listed on the official website of GATE recently and after checking you will find that there are two changes which are made and will be effective in the 2017 exam.
The first change is that from 2017 there will be a section on Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences which will be section H in the XE paper and after adding this the total number of sections in XE paper will be eight.
Second change is that in 2017, GATE will also be conducted in the following countries:
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab Emirates (U.A.E)
The main reason to introduce this change was that with the introduction of GATE in foreign countries, authorities will be able to attract more students and it will also help push the boundaries of the academic environment we have right now.
“A foreign student brings with him/her a great diversity, culture and wisdom to share. Many GATE qualified candidates are paid scholarships/assistantship, especially funded by Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India and by other Ministries,” says the website.
GATE 2017 application form will be out on 1st Sep’ 16 and the last date to fill the form will be 4th Oct’ 16. However, the final schedule is yet to be declared.