GATE 2016 Changes Introduced

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The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering commonly known as GATE 2016 will be conducted via the IISc (Indian Institute of Science), Bangalore in order to shortlist students for admission in the Master of Engineering degree programmes. The examination is scheduled to be held from the 30th of January up till 7th of February next year.

The examination will be jointly administered via the IISc and the seven IITs namely Mumbai, Delhi, Kanpur, Roorkee, Madras, Kharagpur, Guwahati.

The online registrations for GATE will commence from the 1st of September and will conclude on the 1st of October. The Bio-metric information inclusive of photograph and fingerprints for randomly selected candidates may be obtained before the start of the examination.

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Changes introduced in GATE 2016

There are a few changes that have been introduced this year in the GATE Examination.

  1. The syllabus for GATE 2016 papers have been revised and differ from that of GATE 2015.
  2. Previously there were a total of 22 papers but now after the introduction of a new stream namely Petroleum Engineering (PE) the total number of papers now is 23.
  3. From current on an online virtual calculator will be made available to all the candidates during the course of the examination whereas earlier students used to get their own calculators. From now on physical calculators wont be allowed and the online virtual calculator will be put on the official GATE website for practice prior to the examination.
  4. Also post the completion of GATE 2016 examination the answer keys will be made available for dispute within a short time and a nominal fee will be charged for the same.

GATE 2016 Eligibility Criteria

Those candidates who wish to apply for this examination muist ensure that they fulfill the following eligibility criteria.

The candidates applying for this exam should have passed B.A/B.Tech/B.Pharm. Students who are currently in the final year or already completed the course are also eligible to apply. The year of qualification cannot be later than 2016.

Or

The candidates should have passed B.Arch. Students who are currently in the final year or already completed the course are also eligible to apply. The year of qualification cannot be later than 2016.

Or

The candidates should have passed B.Sc (Research)/B.S. Students who are currently in the fourth year or already completed the course are also eligible to apply. The year of qualification cannot be later than 2016.

Or

The candidates should have passed M.Sc/M.A/MCA or equivalent. Students who are currently in the final year or already completed the course are also eligible to apply. The year of qualification cannot be later than 2016.

Or

The candidates should have passed Int. M.E/M.Tech (Post B.Sc). Students who are currently in the second/third or fourth year or already completed the course are also eligible to apply. The year of qualification cannot be later than 2018.

Or

The candidates should have passed Int. M.E/M.Tech or dual degree (after diploma or 10 plus 2). Students who are currently in the fourth or fifth year or already completed the course are also eligible to apply. The year of qualification cannot be later than 2017.

Or

The candidates should have passed Int. M.Sc/Int. B.S.-M.S. Students who are currently in the final year or already completed the course are also eligible to apply. The year of qualification cannot be later than 2016.

Or

The candidates should have passed Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.). Students who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible to apply.

The scores that are obtained in the GATE 2016 will only be considered valid for a period of three years from the date of the announcement of the results.

GATE 2016 Application process

The candidates who wish to apply  can do so online by visiting to the official website of GATE Exam.

GATE 2016 Important dates

GATE 2016 Application forms September 1 to October 1, 2015
Last date for changing the exam centre November 20, 2015
GATE 2016 Admit cards December 17, 2015 onward

 

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