Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ) about GATE 2016 Examination
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01: For how many GATE papers can I apply?
A candidate can apply for only ONE of the 23 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.

  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


02: After submission of application, am I permitted to change my GATE Examination Paper and Examination City?

It is not possible to change the GATE examination paper after the application is submitted. Please select your choice of examination paper carefully. Requests for change of examination city will be accepted till 20th  November, 2015 with a fee of Rs. 400/-(four hundred only) to be paid online using GOAPS. Online payment for this purpose will be enabled in GOAPS after October 15, 2015.

03: Will I be provided with any white paper for rough work and calculations during the test?

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.

04: 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 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.

05: What items are not permitted to be brought with me inside the examination venue?

Electronic diary, mobile phone, and any such electronic gadgets, blank papers, clip boards and log-tables will not be allowed in the examination venue.

06: Can I use a calculator during the examination?

An online virtual calculator will be available to examinees at the time of examination.


07: 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 will not be possible at the test center.