What’s  New in GATE 2013?

1. 15 subject papers will be conducted by an ONLINE computer based test: AE, AG, AR,
BT, CE, CH, CY, GG, MA, MN, MT, PH, TF, XE, and XL.

2. Female candidates are exempted from paying the application fee, as required by MHRD,
Govt. of India.

3. All candidate related information and grievance redressal will be available in a single
GATE Online Applicant Interface.

4. Soft copies of photograph and signature must be uploaded during online application (This
is in addition to sending recent photograph of applicant with signed application).

5. A new formula will be used for calculating the GATE score.

6. Biometric information (Photograph and fingerprint) maybe captured  on the day of the
examination for randomly selected candidates.

Other Important points about GATE 2013

1 Application Process: For GATE 2013, candidates need to register and fill the application  ONLINE only by accessing the zonal GATE websites of IISc and seven IITs. The  application process is complete only when a print out of the filled ONLINE application with  the candidate’s signature and a good quality photo affixed in the appropriate place is  received by the respective GATE office along with necessary documents, if any, on or  before 8 October 2012. Please note that application forms are NOT available for sale  anywhere.

2 Downloadable Admit Card: Admit cards are NOT sent by mail anymore. Admit cards can  only be downloaded from the zonal GATE websites from 5th December 2012 onwards.  Bring the admit card to the test center along with at least one original (not photocopied /  scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification.

3 Use  of black ink  ballpoint pen for Offline exams: Candidates should use only black ink  ballpoint pen for darkening of the bubbles in the OMR sheet. Since bubbles darkened by  the black ink ballpoint pen cannot be erased, candidates should darken the bubbles in the  OMR sheet very carefully.

4 Numerical answer type questions in ONLINE papers: In the ONLINE papers, 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. Each online paper will have 15 or more marks worth of questions requiring  numerical answers where possible.

5 Pre-final year students:  Pre-final year students are NOT eligible to write GATE 2013. For  details, refer to Section 4.1 eligibility for GATE examination.