GATE Exam Cities
GATE Exam Cities

Are you gearing up for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)? As you prepare to tackle this crucial exam, one aspect that requires attention is selecting the right exam center. The GATE exam is conducted in numerous cities across India, giving candidates the flexibility to choose a location that suits their convenience. In this article, we’ll delve into the important considerations when choosing your GATE exam city, exploring factors such as accessibility, preparation, and ambiance.

GATE Exam Cities

Selecting the right GATE exam city is a strategic decision that can impact your test performance and overall experience. By considering factors such as proximity, accessibility, and ambiance, you can ensure that you’re well-prepared to ace the exam. So, go ahead and make a choice that sets you up for success!

ZONE 1: IISC BENGALURU

Andhra Pradesh: Ananthapuramu, Kurnool

Kerala: Angamaly, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Payyanur, Thrissur, Vatakara, Wayanad

Karnataka: Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi (Belgaum), Bengaluru North, Bengaluru South, Bidar, Chikkballapur, Chikkamagaluru, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli)/Dharwad, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kolar, Mandya , Mangaluru, Manipal-Udupi, Mysuru (Mysore), Shivamogga (Shimoga), Tumakuru

Telangana: Hyderabad, Medak, Nalgonda

Andaman and Nicobar: Port Blair

ZONE 2: IIT BOMBAY

Gujarat: Ahmedabad, Anand, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Vapi

Maharashtra: Ahmednagar, Akola, Ambajogai, Amravati, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhusawal, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi-Mumbai-Thane, Panvel-Raigad, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangamner-Loni-Shirdi, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Vasai-Palghar, Wardha, Yavatmal

Goa: Goa

ZONE 3: IIT DELHI

Haryana: Faridabad, Gurugram, Hisar

Jammu and Kashmir: Jammu-Samba, Srinagar

Ladakh: Leh

Madhya Pradesh: Indore, Ujjain

New Delhi: New Delhi

Rajasthan: Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur

Uttar Pradesh: Greater NOIDA, Mathura

ZONE 4: IIT GUWAHATI

Arunachal Pradesh: Itanagar

Assam: Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur

Bihar: Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea

Jharkhand: Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad

Manipur: Imphal

Meghalaya: Shillong

Mizoram: Aizawl

Nagaland: Dimapur-Kohima

Sikkim: Gangtok

Tripura: Agartala

West Bengal: Asansol-Durgapur, Burdwan, Kalyani, Siliguri

ZONE 5: IIT KANPUR

Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna

Uttar Pradesh: Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi , Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi

ZONE 6: IIT KHARAGPUR

Andhra Pradesh: Eluru, Kakinada-Surampalem, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Srikakulam, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

Chhattisgarh: Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur

Jharkhand: Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi

Odisha: Balasore, Brahmapur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri , Rourkela, Sambalpur

West Bengal: Baharampur-Murshidabad, Bankura, Howrah, Kharagpur, Kolaghat , Kolkata

ZONE 7: IIT MADRAS

Andhra Pradesh: Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kadapa, Nellore, Ongole, Tirupati

Kerala: Alappuzha, Aluva-Ernakulam, Attingal, Chengannur, Kanjirapally, Kollam, Kothamangalam , Kottayam, Muvattupuzha, Thiruvananthapuram

Pondicherry: Puducherry

Tamilnadu: Chennai South, Chennai West, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Madurai, Namakkal, Ramanathapuram, Salem, Thanjavur, Theni, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Virudhunagar

Telangana: Adilabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Kothagudem, Nizamabad, Suryapet, Warangal

ZONE 8: IIT ROORKEE

Haryana: Ambala, Kurukshetra

Himachal Pradesh: Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Mandi, Shimla-Solan

Punjab: Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali-Chandigarh, Patiala, Pathankot

Uttar Pradesh: Ghaziabad, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, NOIDA, Saharanpur

Uttarakhand: Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee

How to Select Your Preferred Exam City

Evaluate Your Location

Assess your current location and identify the cities where the GATE exam is conducted. Shortlist the cities that are feasible for you to travel to.

Check Transportation Options

Research the transportation options available for each shortlisted city. Consider factors like distance, travel time, and cost when making your decision.

Research Exam Centers

Dig deeper into the exam centers in your chosen cities. Read reviews from previous test-takers to gauge the ambiance and facilities. This step ensures that you’re well-informed about your potential test centers.

Important Note:

Choice of Examination City: A candidate can choose THREE cities from the list given above. All the three choices must be from the same GATE 2024 zone. GATE 2024 reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one, and allot a city that may not be from any of the choices selected by the candidate.

Withdrawal of International Centres: GATE 2024 will be conducted only in centres within India. It will NOT be conducted in centres outside India. Foreign nationals and Indian citizens residing abroad may appear for GATE 2024, by paying the full application fee (Rs. 1800 per test paper), but they must choose examination cities within India. They must make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation to appear for the exam at an assigned centre within India.

FAQs

Can I change my exam city after submitting the application?

Yes, you can change your exam city during a specified period by paying an additional fee.

What should I do if I’m not familiar with the exam city?

It’s recommended to visit the exam city a day before to get acquainted with the route and center location.

Are there any restrictions on the items I can carry to the exam center?

Yes, there are specific guidelines on items allowed inside the exam center. Make sure to read and follow them.

Can I request a change of exam date along with the city?

No, the exam date change is generally not allowed. However, some exceptions may apply under specific circumstances.

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