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GATE - LATEST NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following are the Latest Announcements about the GATE Examination.

  1. 15 subject papers will be conducted by an ONLINE computer based test: AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CY, GG, MA, MN, MT, PH, TF, XE, and XL.
  2. Female candidates are exempted from paying the application fee, as required by MHRD, Govt. of India.
  3. All candidate related information and grievance redressal will be available in a single GATE Online Applicant Interface.
  4. Soft copies of Photograph and Signature must be uploaded during online application. (This is in addition to sending recent photograph of applicant with signed application).
  5. A New Formula will be used for calculating the GATE score.
  6. Biometric information (Photograph and fingerprint) maybe captured on the day of the examination for randomly selected candidates.

OTHER IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • APPLICATION PROCESS:

For GATE, candidates need to register and fill the application ONLINE only by accessing the Zonal GATE Websites of IISc and Seven IITs. The application process is complete only when a print out of the filled ONLINE application with the candidate's Signature and a good quality Photo affixed in the appropriate place is received by the respective GATE office along with necessary documents. Please note that application forms are NOT available for sale anywhere.

  • DOWNLOADABLE ADMIT CARD:

Admit cards are NOT sent by mail anymore. Admit cards can only be downloaded from the Zonal GATE Websites. If you have trouble getting the admit card PDF: (a) you must use a Desktop (not mobile) browser of Chrome, Firefox, or IE. (b) you may have forgotten your login ID and password, or (c) If none of the above, please contact your Zonal GATE Office with your application ID. Bring the admit card to the test center along with one original (not photocopied / scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification - Driver's license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, College ID, Employee identification card, or a notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. Photocopies of the original identification document are not acceptable. Candidates will not be permitted to take the test if original and valid photo identification is not presented.

Applicants, who have posted their application (hardcopy) along with the necessary documents before the due date, are advised to check their application status online from any of the Zonal GATE Websites and with India Post Website. In case of any discrepancy, they must contact the Corresponding Zonal GATE Office immediately,  along with the documentary proof of posting the application before the due date.

  • USE OF BLACK INK BALL POINT FOR OFFLINE EXAMS:

Candidates should use only black ink ballpoint pen for darkening of the bubbles in the OMR sheet. Since bubbles darkened by the black ink ballpoint pen cannot be erased, candidates should darken the bubbles in the OMR sheet very carefully.

  • NUMERICAL ANSWER TYPE QUESTIONS IN ONLINE PAPERS:

In the ONLINE papers, the question paper will consist of questions of multiple-choice type and questions of numerical answer type. For multiple choice type questions, each question will have four choices for the answer. For numerical answer type questions, each question will have a number as the answer. Each online paper will have 15 or more marks worth of questions requiring numerical answers where possible.

  • PRE-FINAL YEAR STUDENTS:

Pre-final year students are NOT eligible to write GATE. For further details, read the Eligibility Criteria for GATE examination.

  • SCRIBE REQUIREMENT:

Candidates who are physically disabled (visually impaired, or unable to use their hands), and require an assistance to read out questions or provide the answers, must contact their Zonal GATE offices before the prescribed date.

  • MOCK ONLINE TEST:

Mock test for GATE Online Papers are created to give the candidate a feel for taking a Computer Based Test. Candidates should familiarize themselves with the instructions and how to use the interface before they come for the online exam. Click here for further details regarding the mock test.

  • RECEIVING GATE EMAILS:

The GATE Online Applicant Interface will send a few important GATE exam related information to the applicants by email. It is necessary to keep these mails as important. See detailed instructions on How to avoid marking it as SPAM.

 
 

 

 
 
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