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Answer: A candidate can apply for only ONE of the 22 papers listed in the GATE website. The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate.

Answer: Yes. The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree.

Answer: In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks are in General Aptitude (GA). GATE 2015 would contain questions of two different types in various papers:

(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).
(ii) Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions.

Answer: Yes. For 1-mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-marks multiple-choice questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. There is no negative marking for numerical answer type questions

Answer: Yes. Candidates who have appeared in the final semester/year exam in 2014, but with a backlog (arrears/failed subjects) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree should

1. Submit a copy of any one of the marks sheets of the final year,
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2. have to obtain a declaration from their Principal along with the signature and seal beforehand and upload the same during the online submission of the application form.

Answer: TA scribble pad will be provided to the candidate that can be used to do the rough work. The candidate has to return the scribble pad after the examination.

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Answer: NO. Candidates will NOT be allowed to leave the examination hall for any reason during the test. Candidates are allowed to leave the computer laboratory where the exam will be conducted only after the closure of the test at the scheduled end of examination in a session.

Answer: Yes. You can use your own non-programmable calculator.

Answer: No. Category certificate is required at this stage only to claim the concessional rate for the application fee. The category of the candidate has been captured for general information purpose only. The GATE scorecard displays the marks/score obtained by the candidate and the category- wise cut-off. However, you have to produce the category certificate to the admitting institute at the time of admission to justify your claim of belonging to the respective category.

Answer: No. Bring the Admit Card at the test centre along with at least one original (not photocopied/scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification, whose details have been entered while filling the application. ONLY one of the following photo identifications is permitted: Driving license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, College ID, Employee Identification Card, or a Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. Photocopies of the identification document are not acceptable. Candidates will not be permitted to take the exam if the original and valid photo identification is not presented.

Answer: GATE 2015 examinations result will be declared on March 12, 2015.

Answer: After the declaration of the results, candidates can download their GATE 2015 Score Card for the paper (for which he/she has taken the examination). The score cards will be issued for only those candidates whose marks are equal to or above the qualifying marks of SC/ST/PwD candidates in that paper. The GATE 2015 score cards can be downloaded between March 27, 2015 to May 29, 2015 and for that the candidate should access the zonal websites from where he/she has taken the GATE 2015 examination.

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