What's new in GATE-2016?

This year the overall co-ordination and responsibility for conducting GATE 2016 lies with Indian Institute of Science (IISC) which is designated as the Organizing Institute for GATE 2016.

GATE 2016 examinations will be held during forenoon and afternoon sessions on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) between 30th January 2016 and 7th February 2016. Some of the papers in GATE 2016 will be held in multiple sessions.

New in GATE-2016

Every year you expect something new in GATE exams, be it in the pattern or eligibility. Let's see what GATE-2016 has for us this year:

  • This time you won’t be allowed to carry a physical calculator. An online virtual calculator will be available to examinees at the time of examination.The online virtual calculator will be put on GATE 2016 website for practice before the examination.

 

  • After completion of GATE 2016 examination, all answer keys will be made available for dispute …

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Can GATE score take you abroad?

You must be wondering where else your GATE score can take you besides IIT's, IIS's, NIT's or recruitment to certain public sector companies.

The good news is on the basis of GATE results you not only can apply in India but in some good universities abroad.

When I was staying in IIT Kanpur I was amazed to know that GATE score can also be used for admission in to certain Universities in Singapore and Germany.

Two universities which are world class university based on survey are National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU) where GATE score can be used for admission to PG program. Some programs at NUS and NTU are very competitive and comparable to the world’s best Universities.

The last date of application to these two Universities is not synchronized to GATE exam. The last date of admission in NUS is mid Nov each year for AUG intake and …

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Should I drop a year for GATE?

Whenever one gets low GATE score, a question pops up in mind, whether to drop a year to give it another shot or to apply with the GATE score one has got. The choices, well, depend upon number of different scenarios so it’s better to explore all the possibilities before making the final decision.

Let’s explore the different situations which will guide you and help you arrive at a verdict:

Are you planning for higher studies, (Phd etc.)?

Higher Degree

If you wish to embark on your journey towards a Phd degree, then I would suggest you not to waste a single second and take admission (for M.Tech) in the college that you get using your GATE score.

The most important thing is to secure a high percentage during your M.Tech. which is important for pursuing the Phd program. It is …

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