Changes in GATE 2014

Updated information: (posted after the post below was published)

There have been many speculations on imminent changes in the pattern of GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) examination conducted by IITs and IISc, for admission to Post Graduate programmes in various technical institutes in India. Following are the latest information obtained on the changes that can be expected in GATE 2014. Heartfelt thanks to Sleeba Paul (student at ACE Hyderabad), for sharing information with me.


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Changes in GATE 2014

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There’d been some speculations that there will be two levels of examination for GATE 2014. As per latest information (unofficial), there will be only one paper, which will be identical to those in GATE 2013, except for the following:


  • Online Examination

All the papers will be online (computer based).


  • Fill in the Blanks

Apart from objective type questions, there will be fill in the blank questions, for which answers will be numerals. You can expect 20%-25% of the total marks dedicated for this kind of questions.


  • Conduct of the Exam

As mentioned earlier, examinations will be online (computer based), and will be under the control of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kgp). Expected period of conduct of GATE 2014 is February 1, 2014 – March 2, 2014.


Note: The examination will be ‘computer-based’ (like CAT exam), need not be online. The term ‘online’ has been used for the purpose of general understanding. Have an eye on your BTech/MCA percentage. That might matter while calculating the final score for admission.