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GATE from Jan 31

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Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is scheduled to take place from January 31 to February 1, 7 and 8 across all the centres in the country....

Hyderabad: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is scheduled to take place from January 31 to February 1, 7 and 8 across all the centres in the country. The Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur will conduct the test. It has made significant changes to the scores and the examination pattern. From 2015, the scores obtained will be valid upto three years.

Last year, 8.89 lakh students appeared for the exam and this year, the number is expected to be more than 10 lakh. The institution has also decided to discontinue the use of online virtual calculators. However, students can carry their own non-programmable calculators. This year, the entire test will be conducted online for all the 22 streams. Based on the score, candidates will be given admissions in the seven institutes of Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Science.

To familiarize the students with the exam, the nodal agency has provided a mock exam on its official website. “Mock test will help the aspirants develop the right strategy for the exam. They can gauge the number of attempts, order of attempts – technical, maths or aptitude, maximum time per question and buffer time required for attempting questions marked for review,” said Amartya Singh, Director, TIME.

The GATE score is also a gateway to Public Service Units (PSUs). This year, more than 20 PSUs are expected to issue recruitment notifications based on GATE scores. More number of government companies are expected to accept the scores for recruitment. With just a few weeks left for the examination, subject experts say that in order to save time, aspirants should have right approach for solving it easily.

“There are a few questions which require quick thinking to identify the right approach rather than the conventional approach to solve problems. With right approach aspirants can save time and increase accuracy,” Amartya said.

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