GATE 2017 application announcement has appeared in news paper and at the IIT Roorkee site which is the organizing institute.  The forms are available from September 1, and the deadline to submit them is 4 Oct 2016.

Please find below the important dates.

Important Dates:

GATE 2017 Online Examination Dates: February 4 – 5, 2017 & February 11 – 12, 2017  (Saturdays and Sundays only)
GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens for Enrollment, Application Filling, Application Submission  September 1, 2016 (Thursday)
Last Date for Submission of Online Application through Website October 4, 2016 (Tuesday)
Last Date for Request for Change in the Choice of Examination City via GOAPS login November 16, 2016 (Wednesday)
Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Interface for printing January 5, 2017 (Thursday)
Announcement of Results on the Online Application Website March 27, 2017 (Monday)

 

The application fees is Rs 750 for Women Candidates, Rs 750 for SC/ST/PwD category candidates, and Rs 1500 for all other candidates. For International candidates, the fees is USD $50.

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Source: http://www.gate.iitr.ernet.in/ & Newspaper Notification