What's New in GATE - See the changes made in Examination Pattern

GATE is becoming popular every year. Qualifying the GATE examination will not just get you a seat in a prestigious Engineering Institute such as IITs/NITs/IISC for higher education/PG but will also get you a job in PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings). The organizing committee of GATE 2014 has decided to make some changes in the examination pattern.

what is new in GATE

Here's what you need to know about GATE 2014:
  • GATE 2014 will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur.
  • This time we have 22 papers instead of 21 due to the introduction of a new paper "Ecology and Evolution".
  • The major change that candidates are going to face is the CBT (Computer-based test). It has been announced that examinations for all the 22 subjects will be conducted ONLINE this year. Last year the examinations for papers “CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, and PI” were taken offline through the ORS filling method.
  • Another major change is the introduction of ‘Numerical Answer type questions’. For these questions, the candidates have to enter the numerical value of their answer using a virtual keypad provided on the webpage itself. 
  • The examinations will be held on alternate weekends (Saturday and Sunday) between 1st February 2014 and 2nd March 2014, during forenoon and afternoon sessions.
Further details of the examination will be notified by the organizing institute, i.e. IIT Kharagpur.


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  3. Are these the changes made in 2014 or 2016?

    1. As we mentioned in the beginning, this is no more relevant.
      Please read "What's New in GATE 2016", here:


      Thanks for stopping by! :)


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