GATE - Civil Engineering 2017

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2017

National Level Exam
  • Civil Engineering
  • Eligibility
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
  • Study Material
  • Syllabus
    Feb 4 2017 12:00AM - Feb 4 2017 12:00AM
    Sep 1 2016 12:00AM - Oct 4 2016 12:00AM
    Mar 27 2017 12:00AM

GATE Civil Engineering - FAQs


Question. I had passed my B-Tech successfully. I am pursuing in M-Tech, can i apply for GATE 2017?
Answer. Yes you can. You will have to mention the B.Tech details in your GATE 2017 Application Form.


Question. I have passed in 2016 but I have a backlog. Can I apply for gate 2017?
Answer. Yes you can. You will need to clear the backlog by August 2017 to be able to apply for admissions.


Question. I have passed my degree in 2015. I don’t have my degree certificate but I have Provisional Certificate. Will that be enough?
Answer. Yes, you can apply for GATE using any one of the following:  degree certificate / provisional certificate / course completion certificate / professional ceritificate / membership certificate issued by the society or institute.
Question. I have passed my B.Tech with 50%. Am I eligible for GATE 2017?
Answer. Yes, as GATE 2017 does not have specific pass percentage criteria though you might have to see for admissions and PSUs. Most IITs require 60% and above in degree. Same with PSUs but you can apply to IISc Bangalore. They take candidates with a second class for M.Tech provided they get valid GATE scores.
Question. How many times can I appear for GATE? What is the age limit?
Answer. There is no specification for the number of attempts and there is no age limit also.

Question. I have completed my graduation through distance learning. Can I apply for GATE 2017?
Answer. Yes you can. There is no specification about the mode of learning (distance or open university) but the course must be recognised by AICTE for candidates to be eligible for admissions.


Question. I have completed my Post graduation. Can I appear for GATE 2017? What should I upload under certificates?
Answer. If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the above table, then the candidate can select the relevant minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form.

Question. I passed out in 2015 but I have a backlog. Can I apply for GATE 2017?
Answer. No, the backlog provision is only for students who have passed in 2016. It is suggested, you clear the backlog ad apply next year as there is no restriction on age or number of attempts for GATE.
Question. I have chosen category as OBC, but there is no option to upload the certificate. What to do?
Answer.The OBC Certificate is not required to be uploaded. OBC certificate is required only while taking the admission using the GATE score.


Question. I have graduated in 2016 but I don’t have my degree certificate or provisional certificate. What document should I Upload for eligibility criteria?
Answer.  Please upload a Copy of your final year marks sheet
Upload a declaration from your college Principal (or other competent authority) along with the signature and seal. Download the format here.

Question. Can I use one e-mail address to fill multiple application forms?
Answer. NO, one e-mail address can be used to submit only one application form.
Question. Whatever I do I’m not able to upload my signature. I’m following all the instructions and criteria specified. How do I do?
Answer. Please check again the format you are trying to upload as well as the size.
Use the example format given by IIT Roorkee  to upload your signature - All you have to do is cut and paste into this file. Please do not resize the file.
Question. How will I know if my photograph is acceptable or not?
Answer. During scrutiny of your application IIT Roorkee will check your photo. If the photo you have uploaded is not acceptable then you will get an email/SMS. You can then correct the photograph and other details as requested.

You may use this example format given by IIT Roorkee to upload your photo. You can cut and paste into this file. Again please do not resize.
Question. I have paid twice. What should I do to get reimbursement for the extra payment?
Answer. You don’t have to do anything. Contact IIT Roorkee only if you do not get refund.
Question. I have made a payment. Money has been deducted from my account, but still GOAPS still asks me to make a payment. What should I do?
Answer. Do nothing. GOAPS will reflect your payment in three working days. IN case the payment is received by IIT Roorkee, they will contact you about it.
Question. I have paid the application fees but bank charges have not been deducted. Should I contact the authorities and find out?
Answer. Please don’t worry if you have made the payment successfully. It will be reflected shortly.
Question. I completed my profile and proceeded to make payment, it’s showing secured connection failed.
Answer. Please wait and try again later to complete your transaction.
Question. Where is the option for paying through E-Challan?
Answer. Please proceed to payment window. E-challan is available there. Download and print it. Pay it at the nearest SBI branch. You need not send the printout or the challan to IIT Roorkee after payment but please safe keep it with you for future reference.

Question. Can I change my mobile No or Email ID after I have submitted my GATE 2017 Application Form?
Answer. No. The Mobile number, Email ID, Exam Paper and caste certificate cannot be changed after the submission of the GATE 2017 application form.
Question. While filling the application I have made some Mistakes. How do I correct them?
Answer. Except for Mobile No, Email ID, GATE 2017 Exam Paper & Caste Certificate, any other corrections may be allowed. For that candidates have to send IISc Bangalore a mail with their Enrolment ID along with a document showing the correct information. The website will be enabled to accept the corrections indicated. All candidates who have requested for such changes will be informed by email/SMS once this option has been enabled.

Question. I have selected a wrong paper, e.g., I have selected PH in my GATE application and actually want to write PE. What should I do?
Answer. File a new application with a new email address (mobile number can be same) and choose the correct paper for examination. Please note that no refund will be made for the incorrect application.

Question. I want to change my category in my GATE Application Form. What should I do?
Answer. Yes, you can change the category. For change from GN/ OBC to SC/ ST -send an email to your Zonal GATE Office. Changes will be done with no refund of application fee. 
For change from SC/ ST to GN/ OBC, the procedure will be notified later.

Question. I want to make a change in my gender in the GATE 2017 Application Form. What should I do?
Answer. For change from Male/ other to Female, you can send an email to your Zonal GATE Office. Changes will be done with no refund.
For change from Female to Male/ other, the procedure will be notified later.
Question. Guardian name is appearing as parent’s name in the application. What to do?
Answer. Please don’t worry. The name will be recorded correctly in the database. It is always mentioned as Parent’s / Guardian’s name.
Question. College address appears blank in the Application Form.
Answer. Not to worry. A mail will be received from IIT Roorkee asking for college details if needed. Send a mail to IISc Bangalore if your college address is completely missing in admit card.

Question. My College Address is blank in my GATE 2017 Admit Card.
Answer. Please mail IIT Roorkee immediately with a copy of the Admit Card.
Question. My photograph is blurred in the GATE 2017 Admit Card. What to do?
Answer. Mail IIT Roorkee immediately with a copy of the admit card.
Question. If I carry my GATE 2017 Admit Card, is it enough?
Answer. No. Please remember to carry the original (not photocopied/scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification, whose details have been entered while filling the GATE 2017 application.  Candidates will not be permitted to take the exam if the original and valid photo identification is not presented.


Question. When will the online calculator be available for practice?
Answer. The GATE authorities have mentioned that the virtual calculator will be available in November for candidates to practice plenty. It will be available with the GATE 2017 mock test that will also be made available then.
Question. Will I be allowed to carry a calculator to the GATE exam?
Answer. No. There will be provision of the online calculator with GATE 2017 papers.


Question. Will there be any provision for keeping my bag or things like mobile at the exam centre?
Answer. No, the GATE authorities will not be making any such arrangements. Candidates will be carrying these things at their risk.