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Can One Use Calculator in GATE Exam?

When I look back at the comments on “How to Prepare For GATE With One Month to Go” I find that most of the students are worrying about using calculators in GATE exam.

The common related questions are, Can we use calculators in GATE Exam? Or are we allowed to USE Calculator in GATE exam? Which scientific calculators are allowed in GATE exam? And which is the best calculator to use in GATE exam? I will try to answer all these questions in this post.

Let me answer one by one and hope it will help most of you.

Can we use calculators in GATE Exam?
Yes of course, students can use calculators (scientific ones too) in GATE exam.
To make it clear I have snippet from GATE official FAQs here and I will clear another doubt from that.

What items are not permitted to be brought with me inside the examination venue?
Electronic diary, mobile phone, and any such electronic gadgets, blank papers, clip boards and log-tables will not be allowed in the examination venue. You should, however, bring HB black pencils (to darken the bubbles in the answer sheet), a soft eraser (in case you wish to change an answer) and a black point pen for filling up the candidate’s data in the designated boxes. Also, you can bring a scientific calculator without data connectivity.

It clearly says that scientific calculators are allowed in GATE exam. On the same time also raises a question, what is data connectivity. Here it means that the calculator should be stand alone and should not have any capabilities of transferring Data to another device.

Which is the best calculator to use in GATE exam?
There is not better calculator to use in GATE than the one you used during GATE preparation or regular college days. The one reason for that is one must have become very comfortable with its functions and usage. If you buy a new calculator you will be searching for the desired functions in calculator and may waste time and also end up not getting the correct answers.

With this I hope most of you got the answers to your doubts about using Calculators in GATE exam. If you have further queries or you want to share some information, do drop a comment.

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42 Comments

  1. ramesh kumar

    can i use 991es in gate exam??

  2. pruthvi

    sir,can u prescribe a book for civil engineering GATE for which I can mostly depend upon.

  3. Sashi

    Hi,

    I am Sashi and wants to tell something about the The Gate Academy that
    it is having the best Gate Questions written by IITans, IISc Toppers.
    It really helps students in getting success.It is conducted in online
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  4. PRAFUL

    TI-84 Plus allowed or not ?

  5. madhuri

    sir plz tell me fx-991es allowed or not

  6. madhuri

    sir plz tell me fx-991es is allowed in gate or not plz sir

  7. Gaurav Arya

    sir pls tell if i can use ‘fx-991ES’ in gate 2013???

  8. Makhan yadav

    Scientific or simple Calculator allow or not allow in GATE exam hall. Please reply.

  9. naveen

    can i use fx 100 ms

  10. Atul Khanduri

    I use any type of scientific calculator or not????
    Sumbody said me that ‘es’ calculator (having integration and other advance functionalists) are not allowed…..!!!!!!

  11. Alok

    sir can i use fx991es in gate exam?

    1. anonymous

      yes, u can..!!!

    2. vengadesh

      use pannalam

  12. Puneet Sharma

    Thank you very for your wishes and to clear my doubts:-)

  13. ravishankar r

    Shall I get prepared for GATE 2013 using books for GATE 2012 or the syllabus will change every year? please help me sir

    1. anonymous

      no syllabus remains roughly same every yr

  14. dheeraj

    sir can i use fx991es in gate exam????????

  15. Anum

    Respected Sir,

    Thanks for presenting all data about gate in such an organized format.Your Work is really appreciable.Hats Off is all i can say:)

    Anyways through this post,I would like to illuminate you over a few changes in GATE 2012. Actually this time, the use of HB pencils is eradicated , we can only use black/blue ball point pen to fill the bubbles. And pre-final year students are restricted to write GATE now onwards. So i request you to mention these details here too ..

    Thanks 🙂

  16. kusum

    Please let us know about the one month preparation funda also that if I havent prepared much yet then will it do any good preparing seriously for one month. Can one crack GATE with only one month’s hard work and determination?
    Also it will be of great help if you will post the dates of good colleges on which their forms will be out………

  17. rajasekaran

    Can One Use mechanical design data book in GATE Exam

  18. Barun Kumar

    Visited d website first time through google search. It has given me all the stuff I wanted to know about GATE exam.
    Hats off to ur effort.

  19. sudhir

    thank u sir.

  20. amutha

    respected sir,
    where i’ve 2 get d gate application in coimbatore??
    last date 4 it……. n where 2 submit please inform me as soon as possible…..i’m plannin 2 write tis year

  21. sadhana

    i want to know about the M. tech. specialization for cs branch.plz…..can u tel me????

  22. Dhanya Dinesh

    Resp Sir,
    plz let us knw whether the calculator number “fx-991ES” is allowed or not in the gate examination?? It has inbuilt capability to solve matrices, eqns etc.

  23. B.Vishwash

    Thank you very for clearing my all doubts of gate

  24. kabil

    sir, i am a third year mechatronics engg student….whether i am eligible or not for this year gate examination

  25. Jimmy

    Resp Sir, plz let us knw whether the calculator number “fx-991ES” is allowed or not in the gate examination?? It has inbuilt capability to solve matrices, eqns etc (it has additional programmable features than others)……

  26. harish

    Dear sir…i fall under a special branch named Electronics and control engineering(ECONE)…am i eligible for GATE?? if so under what stream should i appear….??? plss clarify…

  27. sowmya

    it is very helpful to the students who don’t know about how to face the compitative xams

  28. Sameer

    Greeting..,

    respected Sir..
    m very glad by initiative taken by you to give best possible information to student for GATE 2011 examination…
    kindly let me know about preparation techniques for last month preparations…
    Regards…

  29. ANCHAL BANSAL

    I would like to know that in GATE examination could we use the calculator and which model?

  30. amita

    Anyone tried GATE PATH series of econtesting.com? I tried there module tests and they were good.

    I am thinking of registering in there pre gate test series. anyone else?

  31. lakhmi chand

    can i use fx991 in gate 2011??

  32. Purva

    Hello!

    Thankyou for the information. I was using FX991ES, which i have heard is not allowed for GATE exam. Is this information true? If yes, please let me know.

    Thankyou.
    Purva

  33. pradeep

    sir, can u please tell me the cutoff marks of c.s.e for the last few years. as i know that cutoff marks for gate 2010 for c.s.e was 25marks. sir can u please tell me what would be the cutoff marks of c.s.e for this year?

  34. Neha Kapil

    thanks a lot!

  35. sakshi

    sir, plz let me knw whether the calculator number “fx-991ES” is allowed or not in the gate examination??

  36. Vyom

    thanx for the reply……. I have been using 991ms in collage and it has no such function as data connectivity……..

  37. Karthik

    Is part time courses provided by IIT?

  38. A M Radhika

    I for one, was definitely doubtful as to ‘which’ calc to use because I’d heard that the one I used in college, casio fx991ES, isnt allowed (it has thse in-built modes for equations, matrices, etc). I can safely use them right?

    Thank you for this informative post.

  39. Neeti Mudgal

    Thank You
    Please let us know about the one month preparation funda also that if I havent prepared much yet then will it do any good preparing seriously for one month. Can one crack GATE with only one month’s hard work and determination?
    Also it will be of great help if you will post the dates of good colleges on which their forms will be out………
    Please I am worried about forms I missed BITS form. there is one more chance in may i think but i missed this december one

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