GATE 2018: How to Change Examination Center/City

Do you want to change your GATE 2018 examination center? If yes, this guide will be of help to you. Here, I’ve provided details about how you can change your GATE examination city.

Change GATE exam center

GATE 2018 online application process has already started. Interested candidates may apply through the GOAPS website. Check out this guide for schedule of GATE 2018. Check out this guide for GATE preparation tips.

 

As part of online form-filling, candidates are asked to enter personal details, choice of GATE paper, upload photo, upload signature specimen, examination city etc.

 

Once the details are filled and submitted, the admit card will be generated on the basis of data entered by the candidate. The examination center chosen by the candidate will get preference while exam center is allotted to him/her.

 

Sometimes, there arises a need among candidates to change the examination city. Some of the common reasons are – finding an examination city closer to one’s home, inconvenience in traveling to the chosen examination city or other personal reasons.

 

In such cases, it is possible to request the authorities to change the examination center. But the request has to be made before a specified date and the candidate must pay an additional fee for it.

 

Change GATE 2018 examination center

Last date for requesting change of examination city: 17th November, 2017.

 

Interested candidates should request for examination city change before the specified date. The additional application fees for this process is around 400 INR (previous year’s fees). This fee can be paid online or through DD.

 

GATE 2018 exam centers and zones

Here are the zonal centers coordinating GATE 2018 –

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

 

Here’s the zone-wise distribution of GATE 2018 exam centers –

GATE 2018 exam cities

 

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