GATE - Electronics & Communications Engineering 2017

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2017

National level Exam
  • Electronics & Communication
  • Eligibility
  • How to Apply
  • Syllabus
  • Study Material
  • EXAM DATE
    Feb 4 2017 12:00AM - Feb 4 2017 12:00AM
  • APPLICATION FORM
    Sep 1 2016 12:00AM - Oct 4 2016 12:00AM
  • RESULT
    Mar 27 2017 12:00AM

GATE Electronics & Communication - FAQ

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.Why should I choose three examination cities?

Answer. A candidate will most likely be allotted a centre in the examination city of his/her first choice. Only in cases where there are too many candidates opting for a certain city as their first choice, the other two choices shall be relevant.A candidate is required to fill his/her choices of cities to appear for the examination, but should remember that because of operational constraints, the GATE committee reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one, and allot a city that may not be any of the choices of a candidate.For candidates from the six other countries, the Centers from that particular country shall be only one choice (by default) and these are: Abu Dhabi.Dubai (UAE), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Singapore.

 

Question. My power/internet connection failed during the application process, what do I do?

Answer. Please login to the GATE 2017 application website http://appsgate.iitr.ac.in again and continue the application process.

 

Question. Only SC/ST/PwD candidates have been asked to upload the category certificates.What about the OBC (non-creamy layer)candidates? Do they have to upload the category certificate too?

Answer. Category certificate is required only to decide the rate for the application fee. As far as the GATE 2017 examination is concerned, only SC/ST/PwD candidates and all women candidates qualify for a reduced fee. That is the purpose of asking for the certificate.This aspect does not apply to candidates from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and UAE.

 

Question. How do I make the fee payment for GATE 2017 examination?

Answer. There is a link to a payment gateway from the application process.

 

Question. If I want the Online Payment (Net-banking) option, how should I complete the application process?

Answer. After filling all the fields in the ONLINE application form, choose the Online Payment option and proceed for payment by following the instructions.

 

Question. How do I make the fee payment for GATE 2017 examination?

Answer. There is a link to a payment gateway from the application process.

 

Question. Only SC/ST/PwD candidates have been asked to upload the category certificates. What about the OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates? Do they have to upload the category certificate too?

Answer. Category certificate is required only to decide the rate for the application fee. As far as the GATE 2017 examination is concerned, only SC/ST/PwD candidates and all women candidates qualify for a reduced fee. That is the purpose of asking for the certificate. This aspect does not apply to candidates from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and UAE.

 

Question. My power/internet connection failed during the application process, what do I do?

Answer. Please login to the GATE 2017 application website http://appsgate.iitr.ac.in  again and continue the application process.

 

Question. Why should I choose three examination cities?

Answer. A candidate will most likely be allotted a centre in the examination city of his/her first choice. Only in cases where there are too many candidates opting for a certain city as their first choice, the other two choices shall be relevant. A candidate is required to fill his/her choices of cities to appear for the examination, but should remember that because of operational constraints, the GATE committee reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one, and allot a city that may not be any of the choices of a candidate. For candidates from the six other countries, the Centers from that particular country shall be only one choice (by default) and these are: Abu Dhabi. Dubai (UAE), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Singapore.

 

Question. Can I use one email address to fill multiple application forms?

Answer. NO, one e-mail address can be used to submit only one application form.

 

Question. How do I apply ONLINE?

Answer. Refer to Section‐4.5 given in the GATE 2017 Brochure and by visiting the website http://appsgate.iitr.ac.in

a) Your browser screen will re-direct you to the bank you choose. Login with your Internet Banking credentials and confirm the payment.

b) After confirming the payment, you will be re-directed back to the GATE 2017 application website where you would be required to fill in all the

c) At the end of this process, a PDF file will be generated with the following pages:

Page 1:Application form with the necessary details of the candidates, like full name, date of birth (DoB), scanned photograph, scanned thumb impression, sex, category (GE/OBC/SC/ST), PwD (Y/N), full contact address, mobile number, email id

Page 2: Bachelor degree certificate or previous semester/year grade sheet or mark sheet if you are in final year (depending on your eligibility status).

Page 3: The uploaded caste certificate.

Page 4: The uploaded PwD certificate.

Page 5: Online payment details like your bank account number, bank name, transaction id, date and time of transaction, amount paid, etc.

Save it or take a printout of the entire PDF file for your future reference/use.

 

Question. My power/internet connection failed during online payment. What do I do?

Answer. When you get back online, first check the status of your payment on the GATE application website.

  1. If the payment was received by GATE, you can continue the process of printing the application form.
  2. If the payment was not received by GATE, you have to start with the payment step again, to complete payment.

 

Question. My net banking account has been debited (money taken out) more than once. How do I get the money back?

Answer. This can happen if your bank account was used more than once or you pressed refresh or back/forward button of your internet browser. Please check your bank account after 48 hours. Any unaccounted or excess money that was received on behalf of GATE 2017 from this account will automatically be returned (credited) to the same bank account.

 

Question. My bank account has been debited (money taken out), but GATE Application website says that the payment has not been received. What do I do?

Answer. This happens because of some failure in internet transactions (including failure of internet connection at your end). As soon as possible, you MUST initiate a fresh payment process on the GATE application website, and make the payment again. The money that was debited (taken out) from your account in the first attempt, will be credited (put back) to your bank account within seven working days. You will be charged only once. Any excess/unaccounted debits will be returned to you.

 

Question. If I want the e-challan option, how should I complete the application process?

Answer. If you select the e-challan option, then you will have to print the generated challan and will have to go to a branch of the State Bank of India and pay.

 

Question. Do I have to send the print-out of the application form?

Answer. You can check the status of your application by logging into GOAPS website.

 

Question. After completing the ONLINE application process and generating a PDF file, will I be able to change my application data?

Answer. No.  After completing all the steps up to PDF application form generation in the ONLINE application process, you can only download the application form and CANNOT modify the data. Hence you need to be very careful while entering the data. You may also save a partially filled application and login in again at a later point in time to complete and submit the application, however it must be within the specified deadline.

 

Question. I have missed to take a print-out of my ONLINE application at the end of my application process. How will I get access to it?

Answer. You can login using GOAPS Enrolment ID and password and take a printout if you want it for your own reference. The print out must not be sent to GATE organizing institute.

 

Question. Which identification card numbers shall be accepted in application form?

Answer. Only numbers of the following identification cards shall be accepted: Passport, PAN card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, college ID, Employee Identification Card for Indian candidates and For International candidates, ONLY a valid Passport/ Government issued ID/College ID/ Employee ID shall be accepted as the recognized identification.

 

Question. If I am in the final year of my degree program, but do not yet have my marksheet (transcript) of my previous year/semester, what certificate do I upload?

Answer. If a candidate who is in the final year of his/her degree program, but does not have official marksheet of previous semester/year issued at the time of application, the candidate may upload a provisional certificate issued by the Institute mentioning that the candidate is studying in the final year of the program. In case, no provisional certificate is issued by the Institute, a Letter with Signature and Seal issued by the Head of Institute/Dean/Registrar/Head of Department, where the candidate is studying must be uploaded. The content of the Letter should be as shown below.

Documents/ Data required (Indian Candidates)

Personal information (name, date of birth, your personal mobile number, parent’s name, parent’s mobile number, etc.)

  • Address for Communication (including PIN code)
  • Eligibility degree details
  • College address, PIN code of college
  • GATE paper, choice of GATE examination cities
  • Scanned image of your photograph
  • Scanned image of your signature
  • Scanned image of your thumb impression
  • Scanned copy in pdf format of Degree Certificate or mark sheet of previous semester/year (for final year candidates) / Provisional certificate (letter) from the Institute for final year students
  • Scanned copy of Category/PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
  • ID Proof : Only Passport/PAN Card/Voter ID/Aadhaar UID/College ID/Employee ID card
  • Bank details for application fees.

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