GATE 2012 Latest Changes

1. Downloadable Admit Card:
Now the candidates will not receive Admit card by post, from this year the GATE authorities has discontinue this service. Candidates can download the admit card from the zonal GATE website from 2nd January, 2012.

2. Use of black ink ball point pen:
The use of pencil to darken the available options in the answer sheets has been scraped from this year. Now all the candidates are suppose to use only black ink ball pen for darkening the answer options in the GATE 2012 answer sheet.

3. ONLINE examination in two additional papers:
In GATE 2011, the papers with codes GG, TF, AE and MN had ONLINE examination. In GATE 2012, two additional papers, AR and AG, will also have ONLINE examination. The ONLINE examination will be conducted in two sessions on Sunday, January 29, 2012.

Forenoon session (09:00 hrs to 12:00 hrs): AR, GG and TF.
Afternoon session (14:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs): AE, AG and MN.

4. Numerical answer type questions in ONLINE papers:
In the ONLINE papers (AE, AG, AR, GG, MN and TF), the question paper will consist of questions of multiple choice type and questions of numerical answer type. For multiple choice type questions, each question will have four choices for the answer. For numerical answer type questions, each question will have a number as the answer. The number of numerical answer type questions may vary between 5 and 10 in each question paper.

5. Pre-final year students:
Pre-final year students are not eligible to write GATE 2012.


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