While on one hand candidates are fighting on too pressurize the organizing institute to delay the exam. On the other hand, the clock is ticking down to the exam date if the exam is not postponed.
Amid speculations and rumours that the GATE exam is postponed, IIT Kharagpur has cleared the rumours and has announced that the exam will be conducted as per schedule. Test takers are expected to follow the COVID protocol and wear face masks during the exam. Candidates should also maintain social distancing and sanitise regularly. Also, candidates should not try to communicate with other candidates in the exam hall. Before exam, IIT encourages candidates to get vaccinated.
GATE 2022 Exam Date and Branch Wise Schedule
- 5 Feb – Forenoon Session – CS, BM
- 5 Feb – Afternoon Session – EE, MA
- 6 Feb – Forenoon Session – EC, ES, ST, NM, MT, MN
- 6 Feb – Afternoon Session – CY, CH, PI, XH, IN, AG, GG, TF
- 12 Feb – Forenoon Session – CE-1, BT, PH & EY
- 12 Feb – Afternoon Session – CE-2, XE, XL
- 13 Feb – Forenoon Session – ME-1, PE, AR
- 13 Feb – Afternoon Session – ME-2, GE & AE
The admit card was released eleven days ago. It can be downloaded from the official website, gate.iitkgp.ac.in. Candidates will have to carry their admit card and ID proof to the exam hall. The results will be announced on March 17, 2022.
Important pointers for last week
Since the exam is around the corner, the candidates should make use of these last few minutes wisely and focus on the most important details to ace the GATE exam. Candidates can refer these preparation tips suggested by toppers of GATE exam:
- In these 7 days, candidates need to prioritise their preparation. Focus should be given on understanding the paper pattern and managing the time. Once the pattern is clear and the candidates are sure about how much time to allocate for each question, they can fully concentrate on the syllabus.
- It is advised that candidates do not take up any new concepts now. It might lead to unwanted tension and further discourage the candidates.
- Candidates should use this time to revise the concepts they have already prepared. Study the important formulas and points.
- If the candidates have found any concepts to be difficult or challenging, watch YouTube videos to further strengthen them.
- Attempt any mock tests and use your time management strategy. This practice will help during the exam day.
- Also, candidates should look for the common pain points and mistakes they have made frequently, throughout the preparation and try to correct them.
- Finally, be ready for the big day. Admit card and ID proof are mandatory documents. Try to be familiar with the exam centre and read the COVID protocols. This will help the candidates take their minds off the exam pressure.
GATE Exam Pattern
The GATE exam consists of 29 papers of different subjects. Each paper consists of 65 questions to be answered in 3 hours. There are 2 sections in each paper- General Aptitude (10 questions, maximum 15 marks) and subject-specific section (55 questions, maximum 85 marks). 3 types of questions are generally asked in the exam- Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. 1 mark MCQs carry a negative marking of ⅓ mark; and 2 mark MCQs carry a negative marking of ⅔ mark. There is no negative marking for MSQ and NAT questions.