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“What’s new in GATE 2018 ?
What would be the effects of these changes on an aspirant of GATE 2018 ?
You all must have this kind of questions in your mind. Below article will solve this puzzle of yours. Just take a look.”


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New in GATE

GATE office has released GATE 2017 complete notification. This time GATE office make some major changes in GATE 2017 examination. Those changes were also required as per present competitive environment and day by day introduction of new technologies. Here we have listed few changes which GATE office introduced in GATE 2017 examination. Candidates can check details of these changes below.

1. New Section : A New Section has been introduced in the Engineering Sciences (XE) Paper. This section is the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (section H). GATE 2017 XE Paper will now have eight sections from A to H.

2. New Center : A New Exam Center has been introduced in GATE 2017 Exam Centers/Cities List which is Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh).

3. GATE International : International students will now be able to apply for GATE 2017. Students from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia and United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) will be allowed to appear for GATE 2017.

4. Application Process :

(1) Candidates can choose the GATE 2017 Exam Centre second choice in any city in India unlike the previous years where it was restricted to be in the same zone as first choice city.

(2) The Thumb impression of candidates needs to be uploaded during the application procedure.

(3) Candidates who have completed the qualifying degree in 2016 or earlier, need to upload scanned image of degree completion certificate or final year/semester mark sheet.
However, candidates studying in the final year of their qualifying degree ( completing in 2017 or later) need to upload the scanned image of third year (fifth/sixth semester) mark sheet, as proof of eligibility criterion. Similarly this applies to candidates of AMIE, AMICE and other similar programs.

New in GATE

1. An online virtual calculator will be available to examinees at the time of examination. No physical calculator will be allowed. The online virtual calculator will be put on GATE 2016 website for practice before the examination.

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This time gate office is going to integrate online virtual calculator with online computer based test(CBT) in GATE 2016 examination. Candidates will not be allowed to take physical calculator in the exam hall. This new change have both advantages and disadvantages. This will help the candidates who forgot the calculator to take at the exam center and will trouble the candidates during examination because many candidates would not be familiarize with this online virtual calculator within this short 6 month duration. However GATE office will put this calculator on GATE official website along with an online Mock Test. Candidates can practice for GATE 2016 online exam and can also be habitual with this online virtual calculator using this online Mock Test.

Must Check : Can I Use Calculator during GATE 2017 Exam ?

2. After completion of GATE 2016 examination, all answer keys will be made available for dispute within a short time. Every answer key can be challenged. A nominal fee will be levied to prevent frivolous challenges.

This change is major. Earlier candidates can download their question booklet along with their responses. Now candidates can also challenge answer key if they found any dispute with any answer of the question(s). Candidates need to pay a nominal fee for this.

Must Check : GATE 2017 Important Dates

3. A new paper Petroleum Engineering (PE) is introduced in GATE 2016. With this, the total number of papers is 23.

Earlier there was only 22 paper in GATE till GATE 2015. Now GATE office has added a new subject named “Petroleum Engineering(PE)”. So total number of paper in GATE exam now is 23. GATE office understand the importance of Petroleum Engineering and its importance in current world and introduced this as a completely new subject in GATE 2016 examination. It will help the candidates specially those who want to join oil & gas related PSUs. It will also help PSUs in order to select Petroleum Engineers on the basis of their GATE 2016 score at the primary stage of selection.

Must Check : GATE 2017 Paper Pattern & Syllabus


4. The entire syllabus is available at the GATE 2016 website http://gate.iisc.ernet.in

This time GATE office have changes syllabus of some branches. These changes are important as per the current trend and requirement. There is always a necessity of change for better. Candidates can downloads all subjects new syllabus as per GATE 2016 notification from this blog. They can compare those syllabus with GATE 2015 syllabus if they were following GATE 2015 for their GATE 2016 preparation till now. 

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