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 within a short time. Every answer key can be challenged. A nominal fee will be levied to prevent frivolous challenges.


  • GATE-2016 will introduce a new paper Petroleum Engineering (PE). So the total number of papers will be 23 this year.

Important dates to remember for GATE 2016:

GATE  Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens for Enrollment, Application Filling, Application Submission  September 1, 2015 (Tuesday)
Last Date for Submission of Online Application through Website October 1,      2015 (Thursday)
Last Date for Request for Change in the Choice of Examination City via GOAPS login  November 20, 2015 (Friday)
Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Interface for printing December 17, 2015 (Thursday)
GATE 2016 Online Examination
  •  Forenoon: 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
  • Afternoon: 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM
  • (On Saturdays and Sundays only)
January 30 to February 07, 2016
Announcement of Results  March 19,   2016 (Saturday)


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