Are you all set to crack GATE 2018? If yes, this guide will be of help to you. Here, I’ve provided details about GATE exam centers. In this article, you will find details such as – Zonal Centers (and administering institutes), GATE exam center and basic details about selecting the right exam center.
GATE exam follows the CBT (Computer Based Test) format. In short, GATE 2018 will be conducted online.
The online examination will be held at GATE exam centers in India as well as some selected centers abroad (under International GATE).
Let us check out some basic details about GATE exam centers –
GATE 2018 exam centers: Basic details
GATE exam center is the venue where candidates are supposed to take the CBT (online test). Usually, major cities and towns in India host GATE exam centers. In 2018, there will be a total of 199 examination centers in India.
For International GATE candidates, there exists GATE centers abroad (in selected cities). Here are those cities – Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Singapore.
In India, GATE exam is held across eight Zones. Each Zone is supervised and managed by an administering institute. Your examination city/town falls under a specific Zone (details about Zonal centers are provided in this article).
A candidate is supposed to fill his/her examination center choices while filling up the GATE application form online. A candidate is allowed to select three examination centers. Two centers must belong to the same Zone. Third choice could belong to any Zone.
Let us check out the Zonal centers, administering institutes and examination centers (cities and towns) falling under each zone.
GATE 2018: Zonal Centers and Administering Institutes
Refer the table below to find zonal centers and administering institutes –
|Sr No||Zone||Administering Institute|
|1||Zone 1||IISc Bangalore|
|2||Zone 2||IIT Bombay|
|3||Zone 3||IIT Delhi|
|4||Zone 4||IIT Guwahati|
|5||Zone 5||IIT Kanpur|
|6||Zone 6||IIT Kharagpur|
|7||Zone 7||IIT Madras|
|8||Zone 8||IIT Roorkee|
Let us check out the examination cities and towns. Here they are –
GATE 2018: Exam Cities and Towns
Check out the chart provided below. You’ll be able to find examination centers (cities and towns) and the Zonal centers that they fall under –
Note: IIT Roorkee is the Zonal center for International GATE candidates.
How to select the right exam center?
You may use the chart provided above to find cities or towns that are near your residence. Once that task is done, you may select the desired centers while filling up the application form online.
How to find your exam center?
While filling up your form, you are allowed to enter 3 exam centers. The final allocation will be done after taking many factors into consideration. You will be able to find the exam centers allotted to you in the admit card.
How to change examination center?
If you want to change your exam center, do that before 17th November, 2017. Check out this guide to get more details about the process – change GATE 2018 exam center.