Question 01: For how many GATE papers can I apply?
Answer: A candidate can apply for only ONE of the 22 papers listed in the GATE INFORMATION BROCHURE or GATE website. The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate. Some guidelines in this respect are suggested below.
The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree.
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
Question 02: After submission of application, am I permitted to change my GATE Examination Paper and Examination City?
Answer: Requests for change of GATE Examination paper after the submission of Application Form will not be considered. However, requests for change of examination city will be accepted till 21st November, 2014 with a fee of 400/Rs-(four hundred only) to be paid in the form of a Demand Draft in favor of “Chairman, GATE 2015”, payable at the city of the respective Zonal GATE Office. Please send this DD to the zonal GATE office where you have sent the application form.
Question 03: Will I be provided with any white paper for rough work and calculations during the test?
Answer: A scribble pad will be provided to the candidate that can be used to do the rough work. The candidate has to return the scribble pad after the examination.
Question 04: Am I allowed to leave the examination hall during the test?
Answer: NO. Candidates will NOT be allowed to leave the examination hall for any reason during the test. Candidates are allowed to leave the computer laboratory where the exam will be conducted only after the closure of the test at the scheduled end of examination in a session.
Question 05: What items are not permitted to be brought with me inside the examination venue?
Answer: Electronic diary, mobile phone, and any such electronic gadgets, blank papers, clip boards and log-tables will not be allowed in the examination venue.
Question 06: Can I use a calculator during the examination?
Answer: No. During the online GATE 2015 examination, all candidates will be provided with an online scientific calculator which has to be used to answer the questions.
Question 07: Will there be any arrangement at the test center for the safe keeping of my personal items such as my mobile phone?
Answer: NO. Such arrangements will not be possible at the test center.