GATE 2019 Exam Centers: List of Zones, Cities and Towns

GATE 2019 is around the corner. Official notification has been released. IIT Madras is poised to conduct GATE this year! In this post, I’ve listed down GATE 2019 exam centers.

GATE Exam Centers

Here is an overview of the examination –

Exam Conducted by: IIT Madras
Mode of examination: Online
Total subjects: 23
Total Marks: 100
Number of Questions: 65
Duration: 3 hours
Types of Questions: MCQs and Numerical Type Questions

Technically, this exam is a CBT. CBT stands for Computer Based Test. In simple terms, it is an online examination! Candidates have to face this examination while sitting in front of a computer, at a designated exam center!

Earlier, this exam used to be conducted in the traditional ‘offline’ format. Under this format, a candidate used to take the old school paper and pen/pencil format.

With time, the authorities paved way for ‘online’ examination mode. Under this format, a candidate won’t have to deal with pen and paper! He/she must face the questions on a computer!

GATE CBT is conducted at designated exam centers. If you are an international student, you have access to international exam centers located in these cities –

  • Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
  • Colombo (Sri Lanka)
  • Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • Dubai (UAE)
  • Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • Singapore

If you are an applicant from India, you have access to many more exam centers! There are close to 199 exam centers in India! These exam centers are divided into eight zones for the purpose of efficient administration. Here they are –

GATE 2019: Zones and Administering Institutes

As I mentioned before, GATE exam centers are divided into eight zones. While filling up the application form, a candidate must choose three exam centers. Two centers must belong to the same zone. The third exam center could belong to any zone.

Here’s each zone and the administering institute associated with it –

  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

Each zone has multiple cities and towns, where GATE exam centers could be present. In the next section, I’ve listed down some such cities and towns. Here they are –

GATE 2019 Exam Centers: Cities and Towns

Zone 1

Ananthapuram, Angamali, Bagalkot, Ballari, Belagavi, Bengaluru, Bidar, Devengere, Hassan, Hubbali, Hyderabad, Kalaburagi, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar, Calicut, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangalore, Manipal, Mysuru, Palakkad, Payyanur, Port Blair, Shivamogga, Thrissur, Tumakuru, Vadakara

Zone 2

Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Thane, Vadodara

Zone 3

Ajmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh-Rohtak, Bikaner, Faridabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura, New Delhi, Palwal, Samba, Sikar, Udaipur, Ujjain

Zone 4

Agartala, Asansol-Durgapur, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Silchar, Shillong, Siliguri, Tezpur

Zone 5

Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi

Zone 6

Balasore, Berhampur, Bhilai, Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur, Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly, Jamshedpur, Kakinada, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Vishakhapattnam, Vizianagram

Zone 7

Alappuzha, Aluva, Attingal, Bapatla, Chengannur, Chennai, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Erode-Thiruchengode, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Karimnagar, Karur, Khammam, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Namakkal, Nalgonda, Nedumangad, Nellore, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry, Punalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvannamalai, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Tuticorin, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Warangal

Zone 8

Ambala, Amritsar, Baddi, Bathinda, Bhimtal, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur, Jalandhar, Khanna, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mohali, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala, Roorkee, Sangrur, Shimla-Solan, Sonepat, Una, Yamunanagar

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