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Tracking Changes in GATE

New in GATE 2016

  • An online virtual calculator is available at the time of examination. No physical calculator is allowed. 
  • After completion of GATE examination, all answer keys will be made available for dispute within a short time.
  • A new paper Petroleum Engineering (PE) is introduced. With this, the total number of papers is 23.

New In GATE 2015

  • All Supporting documents should be sent online only. No hard copy will be accepted
  • Payments have to be made through debit/ATM cards, credit cards or internet banking and e-challan only
  • Validity of GATE score increased to 3 years

GATE 2014

  • GATE Online Application Processing System: You have to enroll (register) anf fill application through online mode only.
  • You have to download admit cards from zonal GATE websites. Admit cards will not be sent by email or post.
  • New paper, Ecology and Evolution (EY) is added.
  • Examination for all the 22 papers conducted online.

GATE 2013

  • More subject papers added as computer based test: AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CY, GG, MA, MN, MT, PH, TF, XE, and XL.
  • No application fee for female candidates
  • Applicant photograph and signature to be uploaded during online application.
  • New formula for calculating GATE Score.

GATE 2012

  • Only passout students and final year students were eligible. 

GATE 2011

  • Based on a trouble-free pilot project in 2010, four of the GATE papers (AE, GG, MN, TF) in 2011 were in computer based online mode.

GATE 2010

  • Pharmacy was no longer on the GATE subject papers list, with GPAT as the replacement.
  • Biotechnology section of the XL GATE paper was removed and replaced by a separate Biotechnology paper (paper code BT).
  • GATE committee made score valid for 2 years.
  • Additional section of General Aptitude was introduced in GATE. A total of 10 questions carrying 15 marks makes up this last section of GATE.

GATE 2009

  • IT and CS papers have been merged and there was be no separate IT paper. 
  • GATE score was valid only for one year.
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