GATE 2014

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2014






Organising Institute
IIT Kharagpur




FAQ: GATE 2014 Examination

  1. For how many GATE papers can I apply? A candidate can apply for only ONE of the 22 papers listed in the GATE 2014 Brochure or GATE website. The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate. Some guidelines in this respect are suggested below.
    1. The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree.
    2. The candidate is, however, free to choose any paper according to his/her admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which he/she wishes to seek admission.
  2. Will I be provided with any white paper for rough work and calculations during the test? ? Blank white papers or a white paper notepad will be provided to the candidate for rough work. However, these papers/pads have to be returned after the examination.
  3. Am I allowed to leave the examination hall during the test? NO. Candidates will NOT be allowed to leave the examination hall for any reason during the test. Candidates can leave the examination hall only after the closure of the test at the scheduled end of examination in a session.
  4. What items are not permitted to be brought with me inside the examination hall? Electronic diary, mobile phone and any such electronic or communication gadgets, printed matter, blank papers, clip boards and log-tables will not be allowed inside the examination hall.
  5. Can I use a calculator during the exam? Yes. Yes. In GATE-2014 you are permitted to use a scientific calculator without data connectivity.
  6. Will there be any arrangement at the test center for the safe keeping of my personal items such as my mobile phone? No such arrangements is possible at the test center, hence, you are advised not to bring these items with you to the examination venue.
  7. Since the website mentions that the GATE-2014 examination will be computer based online test, like some other online examinations do I get to see my score immediately? Does a question that appears on the screen depends upon the correctness of my answer to the previous question? No. In GATE-2014 examination, as soon as the candidate logs in for the test at the test centre, a fixed set of questions belonging to that particular paper appear on the screen, either one after another or all together, depending upon the candidate’s wish. The candidate has to answer the questions (consisting of a combination of multiple choice type and numerical answer type questions) using the mouse and a numerical keypad. The candidate’s responses will be stored securely and will be evaluated at later stage. The results will only be known as per the schedule mentioned under Important Dates.
  8. After the completion of the application process, and getting my application accepted, I find from the detailed examination schedule given in the GATE website that, for my paper examination will be held in multiple sessions. Can I select the session in which I would like to write the examination? No. A candidate has no choice as far as the session is concerned in case of multi-session papers. Session allotment will be done by GATE on a random basis.

Contact Info
Organising Institute

Chairperson, GATE/JAM
IIT Kharagpur - 721302

Phone: +91 3222 282093
            +91 3222 282094
            +91 3222 282091

Fax     : +91 3222 278243

E-mail: gate@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in