GATE 2018 New Changes Differences This Year GATE Exam Pattern

GATE 2018 has certain changes in the examination pattern and certain factors that cost for the exam. What are changes in GATE 2018? These are listed below in the table-

Changes in Gate 2018

Earlier GATE Examinations From GATE 2016 GATE 2017 Exam
Candidates have to get their own calculator An online virtual calculator is provided XE has new paper- Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (section H)
Total papers used to 22 Total Papers will be 23- petroleum Engineering (PE) is added Now total 8 sections in XE branch- A to H
Answer Keys were provided on official web portal after the exam Now, after some time the answer key will be provided which makes sure there is dispute later. This will be done with nominal fee  New GATE exam centres-
Burdwan (IIT Guwahati Zone), Dibrugarh (IIT Guwahati Zone), Gorakhpur (IIT Kanpur Zone)
Same branch had different sessions of exam The exam will be conducted based on specialization of candidate
No specialization is mentioned in application Form Specialized domain in the particular stream has to be mentioned along with subjects
Normalization of score had been done No normalization scope hopefully

time of submission of application form, the applicant has to mention the specialization trade for themselves. The same will go for the Post graduate applicants, they will have mention the specialized trade in the application form.


For example- In Computer Science Stream, the specialized domains are- Database, Software Engineering, Networks etc. The elective subjects include- JAVA programming, Cloud computing, Multimedia, Csharp, medium of cinema etc.

The discussion on the changes is under progress. The updated information will be presented to you.

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