Lines to Challenge GATE 2017 Answer Keys Open: Deadline Closes on March 6

By Malavikka

The dates to challenge GATE 2017 answer keys have begun. The answer keys were released on February 27 at the GATE official website From March 3 to March 6, the lines to challenge the answer keys will be open from 10 am.

The exams were conducted on February 4 to February 5, and February 11 and February 12 this year. It was held in two sessions, forenoon and afternoon on weekends.

Lines to Challenge GATE 2017 Answer Keys Open


How to Challenge GATE 2017 answer keys?

  • Visit the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) website,
  • A log in page appears
  • Enter your ID and password
  • Challenge the answer keys by making online payment
  • Click Submit

"While challenging the answer keys the candidates should ensure that they quote the proper question number as per the PDF file of the question paper given here. Please remember that if the proper question number is not correctly identified then the challenge may not be considered," the notification on the answer keys challenging read.

Rules for raising objections

A candidate must first justify their answer in order to challenge the answer keys of any question

Candidates must make payment of Rs 500 (for each question) through the online payment portal available in the GOAPS

If the answers justified are found acceptable, the fee paid for the correct will be fully refunded Payments for a successful answer key challenge will be refunded for the candidates.


The GATE 2017 committee's decision will be final for all challenges on answer keys

Candidates will not be allowed to communicate in this regard through telephone calls on this matter

Fee for Abroad Candidates

"For candidates who have appeared in GATE 2017 from outside India, the fee for each answer key challenge is USD10", a statement in the website added.

What is GATE Exam?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India entrance examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding if the candidate in various UG subjects in engineering/technology/architecture and PG subjects in science.

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are jointly conducting the GATE every year. It is the qualifying entrance examination, which is conducted for admission to postgraduate (PG) courses (M.E, M.Tech, Ph.D) in IISc and IITs. The operations related to GATE is each of the 8 zones are managed by a zonal GATE office at the IITs or IISc.

Important Dates

  • Answer keys were released on February 27
  • The dates in which answer keys can be challenged are from March 3 to March 6
  • The results of the challenged answer keys will be declared on March 27

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