GATE organizing comity has come up with several changes for GATE 2012. Here are some important points that GATE 2012 aspirants should know.
1. Application Process:
In GATE 2012 candidates need to register and fill the application form ONLINE only by accessing the GATE websites of IISc and seven IITs .The application process is complete only when the print out of the filled online application form along with documents, photo and signature is received by the respective GATE office on or before 24th October.
2. Pre-final year students:
Pre -final year students are not eligible to write GATE 2012.
3. Admit Card:
Admit cards can only be downloaded from the GATE zonal office from 2nd January,2012.Sending admit cards by post has been discontinued. GATE aspirants has to bring the admit card and a original and valid photo identification at the time of exam ,then only they will be permitted to write the exam.
4. Use of black ink ball point pen:
The use of pencils to darken the circles has been discontinued from this year. Candidates should only use black ink ball point pen to darken the circles in the answer sheet and since it cannot be erased therefore answer should be marked carefully.
5. ONLINE Examination in two additional papers:
In GATE 2012, two additional paper’s with code AR and AG along with GG , TF, AE and MN had ONLINE Examination .The ONLINE examination will be conducted in two sessions on Sunday, January 29,2012.
6. Types of questions in ONLINE papers:
In the ONLINE papers, the question paper will consist of questions of multiple choice type and numerical answer type. For multiple choice type questions, each question will have four options for the answer. For numerical answer type questions each question will have a number as the answer and choices will not be given.