GATE 2017 Answer Key

GATE Answer Key of 2017 Exam held on 04,05,11,12 Feb 2017 is given here. Already We’ve Provided GATE Previous Question Papers. Given GATE Answer Key 2017 contains the correct answers. Here you will get the GATE Answer Key 2017 by experts. The GATE Exam paper consists of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). For each question, there are four options. Candidate has to select one option among them.

gate answer keyWhy You Should Check GATE Answer Key 2017

Candidates can refer the answer key of GATE Exam to analyze the exam performance. GATE question papers with answers are useful for candidates who will appear for the exam next year as well. They can prepare for the GATE exam by solving the GATE 2017 Answer Key. You can check your score over here and be assure that you are clearing GATE exam.

GATE Answer Key 2017

GATE Answer Key 2017  for All branches 

  • Computer Science
  • Electronics and Communication
  • Electrical
  • Instrumentation
  • Civil
  • Mechanical

Click here to Download GATE Answer key for all Branches

Usually there are four separate sets of papers – Set A, Set B, Set C, Set D. As soon as the paper is over, the question paper is gone through, questions are solved, and answer key of each set is posted.

Download GATE Question Paper 2017 

GATE CE Paper 2017

GATE ME Paper 2017

GATE EE Paper 2017

GATE EC Paper 2017

GATE CS Paper 2017

GATE IN Paper 2017

Click here to Download GATE 2017 Question Papers All Branches

Remember Following Points

  • GATE Answer Keys for 2017 will be published at official site.
  • As per the official GATE answer key 2017, marks will be evaluated for each candidate. The candidates who score marks more than the qualifying cut off will be declared as qualified in the GATE Result.
  • Correct answers for each of the questions, of maximum marks 100, are given in the answer key of GATE examination.
  • The GATE Answer Key 2017 is released for each test series (A, B, C, D).
  • The paper consists of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). For each question, there are four options. Candidate has to select one option among them.
  • Negative marking is applicable for each question in which a wrong answer has been marked. One-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
  • In case candidate has given more than one answer, it is treated as wrong answer even if one of the given answers happen to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
  • If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is given by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question

GATE Result 2017 Declared – Check Here for Score Card & Cut off Marks

GATE 2017 Result has declared by IIT Roorakee. Now GATE Candidates can check GATE Result 2017 here. Earlier IIT Roorakee was conducted GATE 2017 in 8 sessions on February 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2017 at more than 680 designated test centres across India for 23 papers for admissions to M.E./M.Tech/Ph.D at the IITs, the NITs, the CFITs and other universities in India. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) exam is jointly monitored and administered by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and 7 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The GATE result 2017 or GATE Score Card will be announced on or before 26th March 2017. (New Update : Result Declared) IIT Roorkee had released the GATE 2017 answer key on February 26 and had allowed candidates to challenge the answer key through GOAPS from March 3 till 6, 2017.

GATE Result 2017 has been announced by IIT Roorkee on March 26, 2017 at 11 AM.

Candidate can get the direct admission to Ph.D courses through GATE Score. Many leading Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) like BHEL, GAIL, ONGC, IOCL, etc are also recruiting on the basis of the GATE scores. GATE 2017 was also held for international candidates in Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E), Bangladesh, Ethiopia. Get here all the details about GATE 2017 such as application, eligibility criteria, exam dates, result, answer key, cutoff, selection process, etc.

GATE 2017 Overview

Events Overview
Purpose of Test Qualifying Test for admission to M.Tech course in IITs, NITs and Other top engineering colleges
Periodicity Annually
Pattern of Test Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT)
No. of Questions 65
Total Marks 100 Marks
Test Duration 3 hours
Negative Marking Yes
Distribution of questions Questions from subject concerned (85%) and General Aptitude (15%)
Total Papers 23
Syllabus Questions from subject concerned and General Aptitude
Mode of Conduct Computer based test
Online Test February 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2017(Forenoon and Afternoon session)
Answer Key February 26, 2017
Declaration of Result March 26, 2017
Score Card Downloading From March 27 to May 26, 2017
Reservation of seats As per the Government of India regulations
IIT M.Tech Admissions as per the individual IIT schedule
NIT M.Tech admissions through CCMT
PSU Recruitment Shortlisting on the basis of GATE scores followed by GD and PI

GATE 2017 Result Announced – Click Here

Check GATE Result 2017 at Today IIT Roorkee has declared the result of GATE 2017 with score card, Topper Rank, number of candidates who appeared in this paper and marks out of 100. Just Enter enrollment ID/ email address and password to get GATE 2017 Result. The GATE result 2017 will be announced for only those candidates, who will score equal to or more than the specified qualifying marks as per their category. Each subject of GATE 2017 have different qualifying marks. Candidates can check their GATE 2017 result in online mode only. The score will be valid for three years.

GATE Result 2017

The procedure to check GATE 2017 result is given below:

  • Visit the official website of GATE.
  • Click on ‘GATE Result’ tab.
  • Enter Registration Number, Roll Number and Date of Birth in the fields provided.
  • Ensure correctness of the entered credentials.
  • After verification, click on ‘Submit’ button.

Details displayed on GATE 2017 Result:

  • Name of the candidate,
  • GATE 2017 Registration Number
  • Examination Paper in which the candidate has appeared
  • Marks out of hundred
  • Qualifying marks for the discipline

GATE 2017 Score Card

The score card of GATE 2017 has released on March 26 along with declaration of result. Candidates can download their GATE scorecard 2017 till May 26. The examination authority will not issue hard copies of the scorecards; therefore candidates have to download it within the prescribed dates.


Note: In case any candidate requires a soft copy of their GATE Score Card after May 26, they can get it by paying a fee of Rs.500 (five hundred only) on the GOAPS portal till December 31.

The GATE Score Card 2017 has released for all candidates, who have secured greater than or equal to the qualifying mark as per their category. The score of GATE 2017 will be calculated based on the actual marks obtained by the candidate for single session papers and normalized marks for multi-session papers.

The GATE 2017 scorecard will have following details-

  • Name of candidate
  • Registration number of candidates
  • Gender
  • Name of Examination Paper
  • Marks secured by candidates out of 100
  • Qualifying marks
  • All India Rank in GATE 2017 (paper in which the candidate appeared)
  • GATE 2017 score

Based on the GATE 2017 score, candidates can either apply for M.E./M.Tech/ Ph.D. admissions in IITs/NITs/CFITs, and other universities in India or recruitment purpose in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) like BHEL, GAIL, ONGC, IOCL, etc. Only those candidates who have obtained equal to or more than the specified cut off score (as announced by the PSU) can apply for the declared vacancies. While selecting candidates for academic programmes or recruitment, the concerned authority may take interview, written aptitude test or group discussion apart from GATE 2017 score.

GATE 2017 Cutoff

The cutoff score of GATE 2017 is the minimum marks that must be secured by candidates to qualify the entrance exam. GATE cut off score is meant to delimit the number of candidates and to select only those who have secured qualifying marks as per their category. Based on the GATE cut off 2017, various PSUs, as well as IITs, NIITs & CFITs select candidates for jobs or academic programmes.

Last year, a total of 8,18,850 candidates appeared, out of which as many as 1,35,392 candidates qualified the national level exam. The table below shows previous year’s GATE cut off Score for popular papers.

GATE Qualifying Cut off

Papers Min. Marks (out of 100) Max Marks (out of 100) Average Maks Standard Deviation No. of Qualified Candidates
CE 16.79 87.86 33.91 11.39 18013
CH 22 83 39.59 9.55 3317
CS 16.71 85.95 33.59 10.8 15207
EC 16.73 86.27 31.17 9.24 25339
EE 16.74 88.39 34.09 11.17 21396
IN 21 84.67 40.58 11.11 2566
MA 16.67 54 27.62 5.76 778
ME 19.77 94.66 41.65 13.04 32670
MT 28 73 45.55 8.93 961
PI 17.67 78.67 33.92 10.49 582

GATE cut off for IITs: GATE score will be basis for selecting candidates for M.Tech admission in IITs. Candidates who wish to pursue master of technology from IITs can check GATE cut off for M. Tech admission in IITs from the table given below. The table below shows cut off for popular branches and institute.

GATE 2017 Answer Key

Check GATE 2017 Answer Key

The answer key challenge option has been closed now. Candidates could challenge the GATE Answer Key from March 3 till March 6, 2017. The official answer key of GATE 2017 had been released on February 26 by IIT Roorkee. The GATE answer key lists the correct answers for the questions asked in the exam. Candidates, who have appeared in the GATE exam, can check and download the GATE answer key as per their discipline and session. After downloading, candidates can match their answers with the GATE 2017 official answer key. In case they find any answer that they find objectionable, they can write to IIT roorkee and challenge the same. The dates to challenge the GATE answer key are from March 3 (10:00 hours) till March 6 (10:00 hours). The decision of the authorities at IIT Roorkee will be final and binding.

GATE 2017 Counselling Process

GATE 2017 will not have any common counselling as it is an aptitude test designed to test capacity and knowledge of the applicants. Each institute will conduct separate counselling procedure for qualified candidates. They must check admission notifications of the institutes they wish to apply for.

Major highlights:

  • GATE 2017 will not have any common counselling.
  • The IITs will announce their own counselling schedule separately.
  • The NITs will conduct admission procedure through Centralized Counselling for M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan. Admissions (CCMT) 2017.
  • PSUs accepting GATE score will release their recruitment notification separately.

PSU Recruitment through GATE 2017

Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) who consider GATE 2017 score for recruitment has announced their application process. Candidates who are interested in PSUs Recruitment through GATE 2017 have to fill the application form of respective PSUs as per their choice. Candidates who will secure required cut off score as declared by PSUs will be called for further rounds of selection process.

GATE 2017 Admit Card

The admit card of GATE 2017 has been released by IIT Roorkee on January 4. Candidates could download GATE admit card 2017 from the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) window till February 12, 2017. To download the GATE admit card, candidates have to enter their enrolment ID or registered email ID, password and captcha. It must be noted that they must take colour printout of admit card and carry it to the exam centres along with any one of the original identification proofs including Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, Valid College ID, Employee identification card and Driving License, but it necessary to carry that ID proof whose information was entered in GATE application form 2017. For International candidates, only a valid Passport/Government issued ID/College ID/ Employee ID will be accepted as the recognized identification.

Year-wise Statistics (2006-2016) of GATE candidates

Year Registered Appeared Qualified Appeared(%) Qualified(%)



































































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GATE 2017 Result Declared – Check Expected Cut-offs

Candidates aspiring to gain admissions to M.Tech courses offered by the esteemed institutions across the country are required to score equal to or more than GATE Cutoff 2017 in order to qualify in the entrance exam. The GATE 2017 Cut-off will vary, depending upon the institute as well as the course. Post the announcement of the 2017 GATE results on March 26, 2017, the candidates will get to know the final cut-off for GATE 2017. Only candidates scoring score above this cut-off score will be considered qualified. The qualified candidates will be eligible to apply for M.Tech courses at IITs, IISc Bangalore and NITs.

Note : GATE Results 2017 has been announced by IIT Roorkee on March 26, 2017 at 11 AM.

Gate Notification 2018 GATE Exam Dates 2018 GATE Eligibility Criteria
GATE Syllabus GATE Reference Books GATE Exam Pattern
GATE Question Papers GATE Answer Keys 2017 GATE Results

It is expected that GATE 2017 will be conducted on February 4, 5, 11 and 12. Candidates speculating about the GATE 2017 cut-off can get an idea about the cut-off range by checking out the cut-offs of various branches and institutes for 2016, 2015 and 2014.

The GATE 2017 cut-off marks for different courses will be published on the official website. Every participating institute will also declare its cut-off for GATE 2017. Besides the prestigious institutes, numerous private and public sector undertakings that take GATE cutoff into consideration for short listing candidates will also declare their individual cut off scores.

GATE 2017 Results Announced – Click Here

Check GATE Results 2017 at Today IIT Roorkee has declared the GATE Results 2017 with score card, Topper Rank, number of candidates who appeared in this paper and marks out of 100. Just Enter enrollment ID/ email address and password to get GATE Results 2017.

GATE 2017 Results – Expected Cut-offs

GATE 2017 Cut-off Marks criteria

  • A committee constituted by IIT council will decide the GATE cutoff marks.
  • Only after scoring the cut off marks of a particular course or institute will the candidates be able to proceed with the admission process.
  • GATE 2017 will have two components, cutoff marks and cutoff rank. The cutoff rank is the rank corresponding to the GATE 2017 cut off
  • Applicants will be shortlisted for counselling and admission based on GATE 2017 cutoff.

Factors affecting GATE 2017 cut-off

  • Total number of applicants registered for GATE 2017
  • Total number of applicants finally appearing for GATE 2017 exam.
  • Total number of institutes accepting GATE scores.
  • Total number of vacancies for individual courses.
  • Intake capacity for each institute.
  • Relative performance level of the applicants.
  • Cut off trends of the previous year.

GATE cut-off 2016

GATE cut-off 2015

GATE paper code GATE paper General categories OBC (NCL) SC/ST/PWD
CS Computer Science & IT 25 22.50 16.67
EC Electronics & communications & engineering 25 22.50 16.67
EE Electrical engineering 25 22.50 16.67
ME Mechanical engineering 32.73 29.46 21.82
IN Instrumentation engineering 25 22.50 16.67
CE Civil engineering 27.52 24.77 18.34

GATE cut-off 2014

GATE paper code GATE paper General categories OBC (NCL) SC/ST/PWD
CS Computer Science & IT 25 22.50 16.67
EC Electronics & communications & engineering 25.56 23.01 17.04
EE Electrical engineering 25 22.50 16.67
ME Mechanical engineering 28.86 25.97 19.24
IN Instrumentation engineering 25 22.50 16.67
CE Civil engineering 26.57 23.91 17.71
CH Chemical engineering 35.14 31.62 13.43
BT Biotechnology 25.84 23.26 17.23

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GATE Score Card 2017 – Importance and Formula

GATE Score Card 2017 will be released after declaration of GATE 2017 Exam results. GATE Score Card 2016 is an important resource for all GATE aspirants as it is very important for their applications to PSU through GATE and GATE Application to IIT. GATE 2017 is the most important exam for graduated engineers. In this article we will illustrate the importance of GATE 2017 Exam and the formula for GATE Score Card 2017. The GATE Score Validity has also been illustrated. We hope you will find this article GATE Score Card appropriate for your use.

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GATE Score Card 2017

GATE Score Card is now valid for 3 years according to the decision taken by the Ministry of Human resource. The image of the official document looks like this:

GATE Score Card

The GATE Score Card contains following information:

  • Name of the Candidate
  • GATE Registration No
  • GATE Score
  • Normalized Marks out of 100
  • Actual Score out of 1000
  • AIR of the candidate
  • No. of students who appeared in the exam
  • Validity
  • Qualifying Marks of all categories.
  • General Information

How is the GATE normalized score calculated?

GATE examination for CE, CS, EC, EE and ME papers is usually held in multiple sessions. Hence, to take into account the different scores and difficulty levels, normalized score is calculated.

The normalization is done based on the fundamental assumption that “in all multi-session GATE papers, the distribution of abilities of candidates is the same across all the sessions”.
Based on the above, and considering various normalization methods, the committee arrived at the following formula for calculating the normalized marks, for CE, CS, EC, EE and ME papers.

GATE Score Card 2017

Normalized Mark of jth candidate in ith session Mˆij is given by:
Mij     is the actual marks obtained by the jth candidate in ith
Mij     is the actual marks obtained by the jth candidate in ith

M¯gt   is the average marks of the top 0.1% of the candidates considering all sessions
M¯tg   is the average marks of the top 0.1% of the candidates considering all sessions

Mgq    is the sum of mean and standard deviation marks of the candidates in the paper considering all sessions
Mqg    is the sum of mean and standard deviation marks of the candidates in the paper considering all sessions

M¯ti    is the average marks of the top 0.1% of the candidates in the ith session M¯ti is the average marks of the top 0.1% of the candidates in the ith session

Miq      is the sum of the mean marks and standard deviation of the ith session.

GATE Score Card 2017

M = marks obtained by the candidate (actual marks for single session papers and normalized marks for multi-session papers)
Mq = is the qualifying marks for general category candidate in the paper

M¯t = is the mean of marks of top 0.1% or top 10 (whichever is larger)of the candidates who appeared in the paper (in case of multi-session papers including all sessions)

Sq = 350, is the score assigned to Mq
St = 900, is the score assigned to M¯t

We hope this illustration of GATE 2017 Score Card details has helped you understand the calculation of marks in GATE 2017 Based on the details provided by the authority.

GATE Score Card Validity

GATE Score card is valid three years after the declaration of the results. Using your GATE Score, you can apply for PSU and Non- PSU Recruitment.

What is the importance of GATE Score Card 2017?

A good GATE Score card comes with many benefits:

  1. You can go for higher education like, M.S, and MBA programs also in reputed institutes.
  2. If you join in M.Tech. based on your GATE you will get a stipend of Rs.8000/- per month for your 2 years of education.
  3. Some foreign universities also consider this score card.
  4. Around 33 PSU’s (Public Sector Units) hire after seeing the GATE score
  5. You will get a certification of Fit for Technical Education.
  6. Non PSU’s like Google, Yahoo, Dell are also hiring through GATE.

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GATE Toppers 2016 : Branchwise with Marks and Tips

GATE is the most important exam for graduated engineers. Success is a hard ladder to climb but many of the GATE success stories come from people with determination and intellect. GATE Toppers have one thing in common – They had a clear vision. We will provide you GATE Toppers list with GATE Topper Score in order to provide you with the accurate knowledge of people’s efforts.

Gate is an online examination of 3 hours. The competition in Gate exam is increasing every year due to various Opportunities in GATE


 GATE Toppers

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GATE 2017 Exam is an online examination conducted to test the understanding of candidates in undergraduate subjects of Engineering, Technology, Architecture and in postgraduate subjects of science.

GATE Score can be used for admissions in various Postgraduate programmes in various IIT’s, NIT’s and other centrally funded institutions. Nowadays various PSU’s are also hiring with the GATE Score.

Read about GATE EXAM 2017 Important Dates 

GATE 2017 is scheduled to be conducted on 4th, 5th , 11th and 12th February, 2017.

GATE Toppers Branch Wise 2016

Name Rank (All Over) Branch Marks
Swapnil Pandey 1 IN 1000
Ashok Bansal 1 ME 1000
Deepak R 2 EC 1000
Tamojit Chatterjee 5 CS 1000
Soumyajit Mitra 5 EE 1000
Anil Kumar Singh 6 CH 911
Warsha Barde 6 BT 863

The GATE IN Topper – Swapnil Pandey scored rank 1 all over with a perfect score of 1000 marks.
Just trailing behind him is Ashok Bansal – GATE ME Topper with another perfect score and Rank 1.

GATE EC Topper, GATE CS Topper and GATE EE Toppers also had a perfect score to top the charts.

What is needed to get the perfect score in GATE?

The human mind is trained to run after leisure and enjoyable things in life. At one point in time, you must realize your greater good and let go of the worldly virtues in order to be become the best version of yourself. This will enable you to realize that hard work and determination may be the pillars of your success but another important factor is the constant checkpoints and tests you set for yourself in order to make sure you don’t stray away from the path. That is of prime importance.

What strategy is required to be a topper in GATE?

Practice as much as you can.  With practice one can achieve anything. Make short notes for last moment revision and focus on formulas. Get hold of your strengths and weaknesses and prepare accordingly. And remember a topper is one who sees the word IMPOSSIBLE as I M POSSIBLE.

Also Read:  How to Prepare for GATE 2017 Exams

Do we need to join any coaching institute for GATE preparation?

It is not essential but for clearing doubts and basics a good coaching center can be helpful. Mock tests must be practiced on daily basis to keep a check on the weak points. Also Mock test are the easiest way to revise the entire subject within hours.

Is it tough to prepare GATE while doing job?

No, one can easily prepare for GATE along with the job. For preparation of any exam, strong determination and motivation is required. It will be little difficult to manage time but not impossible.

Some tips from GATE toppers.

  1. Read and understand the question entirely, know well what is given and what is asked for. Some times without understanding the question we answer in a haste and loses marks.
  2. Look at the options available in the answer and eliminate the ones that are obviously wrong. Sometimes only a good look on the options can save time from doing long calculations.
  3. Getting a good score in GATE does not depend on which book you follow. Continue studying the books that you are studying since the 2nd year. Refer to the books by publishers that you are most comfortable with.
  4. Join social sites groups. This will help you share some important notes; solve doubts with other GATE students while socializing.
  5. Make a booklet where you have written all the important points from each chapter of each subject.

The students can check their GATE examination result just by entering their register number and birth date. However, the results cannot be seen by the candidates without entering their register number. Students who obtain equal or more than cut off marks are provided admission to the top colleges to pursue their post graduation course. You should have in your mind that the pass percentage varies to the engineering stream and caste.

We hope this article about GATE Toppers has motivated you to be better in your preparation and excel in the field you desire. Share this article with other friends who will be appearing for GATE 2017. Superprofs provides quality education to make your caliber shine like a topper. Learn how to crack GATE with us.

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