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GATE 2014 Changes And The Take For Students

After the tender notice from IITKGP for GATE 2014 it became much clear what kind of changes we can expect from GATE 2014. Though the details can still be changed till last minute, but I mostly what I shared in video would stand for the year 2014. This is a part of GATE 2014 preparation Guide, do follow it for more updates.

The basic change is in 2014 whole GATE exam will be conducted online and there will no other changes in pattern and marks. The syllabus would also be same as GATE 2013 but still we need to wait and see.

For more details follow the vid.

Check out GATE 2013 changes vid for more ideas

I also think that GATE 2015 will see more changes and would adopt an international testing approach and algorithms can be designed and deployed. I am also looking for a yearlong GATE exam not just once a year, same as GRE.

If you are preparing for GATE 2014, sit tight and try hard, there are no ways to make it easy in coming days, specially for average students.

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Wish you all great luck ahead.

86 Comments

  1. akshay

    i want to appeared this exam ….what can i do ..please say…….line by line……………….which material and book prefered

  2. prasenjit

    sir i am i b.e 2nd year in ECE branch…..can I compete in gate b’fore my graduation??
    & which book should i follow?????
    .p.s: what my ranking should be to get a better institution????

  3. manoj

    i am in pre-final year (chemical engg.) can i apply for gate 2014

  4. balachandra

    my sirname is not printed on my GATE2014 form, i forgotten this and sent the form, how i can modify it? can i allowed to give exam? Plzz help me.

  5. Vikas B A

    I heard that there will be a fill in the blank sort of question in GATE -14. Is this true? Please help me out.

  6. shunakshi jaiman

    im a mechanical eng studnt wana knw how to prepare for GATE 2014.which books i should go through for aptitude nd verbal to crack gate paper -1 as it is estimating it would contain apti nd maths.plzz help

  7. deepak

    I m pursuing b tech in Electrical and electronics branch ,i will clear my graduation in 2015.
    i want to know under which disciple i should give GATE exam,or give another exam??

  8. manoranjan

    Respected sir

    I have passed my B.E in ECE on year 2005 and at present ,I am working in bsnl but I want to M TECH/ME programme from IISC BANGLORE or any IIT colleges . my D.O.B is 10-01-1978 (above 35 year) if I complete my M.TECH/M.E COUSE .Is possible my placement in research field or any good company . kindly guide and give me your valuable advice for my bright future .

    Thanks you yours sincere

    MANORANJAN

  9. om

    sir
    how can i start my preparation for gate2014 .Should i directly go for solving questions and see the formulas which come in between or i first go through a quick revision of all the subjects. I am in ee branch fourth year student. or in which subjects should i give more emphasis on solving question or reading theory.
    please reply….

  10. Aanchal

    Sir,iam B.tech passed student.I want ur suggestion &guidence about how many hours should i spend every day to acquire top AIR in GATE2014.Iam doing self study at home & a CSE student.

  11. santosh

    In GATE 2014 online exam will there be option to attend questions randomly??,since there is negative making i prefer to first attend questions which i know perfectly and in second round i will attend questions which i can answer if i spend some time on it

  12. Achan

    Sir, I am doing B.Sc computer science final can I appear this GATE exam. I am confuse because, I saw B.E, B.tech but not as B.Sc.

  13. ravi teja

    http://gate.iitkgp.ac.in/gate2014/

    Numerical Answer Type Questions: The question paper for GATE 2014 will consist of questions of multiple-choice type and questions of numerical answer type. For multiple choice type questions, candidates have to choose the answer from the given choices. For numerical answer type questions, choices will not be given. Candidates have to enter a number as the answer using a virtual keypad.

  14. Sajana

    If it is online can I write from Dubai?

    1. admin

      please check the cities you appear for exam in official site πŸ™‚

  15. siva

    Any guys preparing gate for areospace share with me
    sivavis797@gmail.com

  16. Satish

    I m pursuing btech in Electrical and electronics branch ,
    i want to know under which disciple i sholud give GATE exam??
    plz reply…..

    1. rohit

      give under electrical. elex is far more tougher than elec

  17. Muraga

    Sir, how was the competition for chemical engineering in Gate 2014. And what should be the minimum rank to get into either iit or nit?

    1. Bikram

      http://www.unitoperation.com/

      for chemical students , competition is less compared to CS or EC.

    2. Rajiv alluru

      TRY TO GET A RANK UNDER 100, SITS ARE LESS.

  18. Rahul

    Hi friends, I have a question about the availability of text books in ace engineering academy Hyderabad. I’m a B tech(civil engineering) completed student.I’m going for gate coaching this year.Do i have to take all my textbook there?Is there any library available?I believe that depending only on study material is not enough for gate preparation.I cannot come to my home to take text books before the course ends due to very long travelling distance between ace academy and my home.Any one who have knowledge about the academy plz answer..Any old student plz help…

    1. Gautam

      No need for the books, they will provide all things sufficiently along with Question Set, no need to carry books.

      Yes, there is a library.

      Good Luck πŸ™‚

    2. Rajiv alluru

      yes you have to take text books there . Books will help you every time after lecture and to practice. No library available, have to live in a hostel and give time to study only πŸ™‚

    3. Rajiv alluru

      As a Civil Student , i can tel you about book names

      Here is a list of some important study material for GATE Civil engineering preparation:

      *Engineering Mathematics: Engineering Mathematics Erwin kreyszig .

      standard books

      *Strength of Materials: Beer and Johnson; BC Punmia; RS Khurmi;
      SB Junnarkar; Bhavikatti; RC Hibbeler; RK Bansal; Ramamrutham

      *Structural analysis: RC Hibbeler; CS Reddy; Bhavikatti; Negi and Jangid; Gupta and Pandit; BC Punmia; RS Khurmi; Ramamrutham; SB Junnarkar

      *Steel Structures: N Subramanya; SK Duggal; VL Shah

      *Concrete structures: BC Punmia; AK Jain; other standard books

      *Geotechnical Engineering: BC Punmia; KR Arora; BM Das; SK Garg

      *Fluid Mechanics and machines: RK Bansal; AK Jain

      *Hydraulics: Subramanya; Ranga Raju

      *Hydrology: Subramanya; SK Garg

      *Irrigation: SK Garg; PN Modi; VB Priyani
      *Environmental Engineering: BC Punmia; TJ McGhee,

      *Transportation Engineering: Khanna and Justo; Rangwala;
      Khadiyali; Vazirani and Chandola

      *Surveying: BC Punmia; KR Arora; Kulkarni

      and a nice inter view from previous topper AIR 2
      https://www.facebook.com/notes/gate-cse/gate-2012-air-2-civil/252748278166885

    4. Rahul

      Thanks a lot Rajeev for you valuable suggestions.Any one know about good hostels and their contact number near ace academy?

  19. vasu

    sir, i would like to know the best book for probability in digital communications . Mainly for calculating the probability error problems…..

  20. Nayanika

    My query regarding the changes in GATE exam conduction:
    1. If we have to enter the numerical answers then do we have to enter the exact answer? Since that will be slightly difficult to guess the exact numerical answer!
    2. Depending on the change that all exams will be conducted online what changes should I make in my preparation strategy? Since previous year my brother gave aieee online and due to server crash or something the students had to change their systems a no. of times. Finally he tells us that there were a no. of questions which he had attempted that were not counted.
    If similar problem were to occur in my case then what will I do!!

    1. ISGA

      1. there is a range for numerical answers..
      like if 1.85 is the answer, normally 1.7 to 1.95 will be considered as correct answer.
      2. sorry, I don’t know.

  21. sanchit

    their wont be any changes in gate pattern 2014, these are all rumors…

  22. vikram

    sir it is my sincere request you to please suggest me whether doing mtech from hyderabad colleges such as ou affliated and jntu affliated colleges is benificial to my career and also clarify that they fetch me good placements. Apart from these after completing mtech what are the JOB OPPURTUNITIES..

    1. sai

      Dear Vikram, Based on my Experience i would rather ask you to join any private firm then opting for pvt engg colleges in hyd. they are not even fit for Btech then how one can expect ME or Mtech. even top colleges in Hyd which are good for BE/Btech is no no for Mtech.
      As far as Placements , Many ME Freshers for OU/JNTU are still Searching for jobs.. u can guess the situation in Pvt Colleges πŸ™ ….
      This is particular for Mechanical Students.

  23. samiRRRRRRR

    I have completed my B.tech CSE in 2011 .
    my GATE Rank-7024
    score 416
    OBC category
    with this rank i could not get good colz
    like IIT/NIT…
    i may get New Central Univ like ,
    Central univ of Raj, Bihar ,Punjab.for M.tech CSE
    Is it worth to take admission into it.or should i drop again for GATE2014.
    plz suggest me
    i m very nervous …bcz i wasted 2 yr Gap after b.tech

  24. amrutha

    sir, i want to know the systematic way to prepare gate in chemical engineering…

    1. Bikram

      Hi Amrutha,

      First of all what was supposed to be taught on the next day, you have to read that part from the text book beforehand like reading a story book.
      (Understand whatever you can, and take care of the remaining after it is taught in the class).
      #1. read that topic from book before class.
      #2. attend the class analyse what faculty said. clear any doubts in class.
      #3. again read from books and clear all doubts and solve questions.
      If you read 2008 JEE air 1 Nitin jain’s experience u will find the Same.

      http://www.nitinjainiittopper.com/My%20IIT-JEE%20Preparation.pdf

      http://businesstoday.intoday.in/story/bhaskar-ramamurthi-iit-madras-interview/1/194376.html

      read this one from Sujit http://blog.sujeet.me/p/blog-page_16.html

    2. Bikram

      Sorry for Mis spell that name , it should be Sujeet, read his blog, he is IITM B tech student, and this is the Actual strategy to grasp more from your teacher also read Prof Ramamurthi’s interview at least 2 to 3 times. each time u will find something new.

    3. Sujeet

      Whoa!
      Overwhelmed to see that someone finds my experinece helpful! πŸ™‚

    4. Bikram

      Thank you Sujeet, you helped us a lot . please keep writing. do well in Stanford, best of luck πŸ™‚

    5. Muraga

      May I know
      Where u r studying

  25. Bikram

    Read this site for information related to IITB
    https://sites.google.com/site/iitbinfo/home

    1. Rohit

      Great info.

  26. mani

    Hi Sir,thank you for valuable advice,I am a cse student and in gate 2013 I got 23 marks only,even couldn’t clear the exam.I am again preparing for it but I am a bit nervous,can I make it as a am an average student,but i want to clear it this time

    1. Bikram

      Hi Mani, please check this page http://www.facebook.com/GatewaytoIIT.info/info

      and join this FB Group for discussion , here you will find many people have asked same query read them. https://www.facebook.com/groups/core.cs/

  27. Gate Cse

    I have a request to Zahid sir, please take the Interviews ONLY for CORE (EE, CIVIL, MECHANICAL, Metallurgy etc ) students. Because for CS , EC there you will find lots of resources and interviews. But very few Quality interviews i have read to help core areas students. Please take only CORE students interview.How they prepare and what kind of questions ask in different IITs etc.

    Also check different department sites, students home pages you will know more.

    For Civil i have found few guidelines here http://www.gatecounsellor.com/interview_CE.php
    and for general
    http://www.gatecounsellor.com/toppers-interviews/

  28. Rohit

    @ GATE CSE
    very true
    @ Ankur I am just expressing my views like you are.

  29. Rafeek Alas

    Hi Sir,

    I am Rafeek Alas, I have qualified GATE this year,but did not get IIT so want to write next year again,

    If i take admission this time through GATE for MTech, is it possible to write GATE Next year and can i take admission again any of the IIT??

    1. POORNIMA

      Yes, it is possible Rafeek. You can very well take admissions this year and work hard for GATE 2014. Good Luck πŸ™‚

    2. Bikram

      Rafeek You can join this FB Group for discussion also https://www.facebook.com/groups/core.cs/

  30. Gate Cse

    Here is good advice from vikas garg (AIR-3, 2007 CS) he was IISc student and now phd student of UIUC

    Here is a description of what I feel is important for getting an opportunity to study at the premier research institute of the country; students at large may benefit from it:

    1) Clear your basics and fundamental concepts. There is no point mugging up each and everything; need to develop the ability to think rationally.
    2) Do as much practice as possible. Specifically try to solve as many test papers as you can within the stipulated time, this will instill a sense of confidence in addition to improving speed.
    3) Don’t try to run through the paper. 3 hours is a long enough period and time won’t be a constraint should you know the things.
    4) Avoid making silly mistakes. It’s imperative that you get right most of the problems from topics that you are comfortable with.
    5) Keep solving GATE papers of last 10-15 years. Monitor your progress as you master more topics from different subjects.
    6) Believe in yourself and your abilities. If anyone else can do it, you can most certainly as well.

    Another important point: Go through some standard textbooks without haphazardly chasing all the study material in this world!! I found the following books useful:

    1) Computer architecture: Henessey & patterson, Morris Mano, and William Stallings.
    2) Discrete mathematics: Kenneth Rozen, Kolman-Busby-Ross.
    3) Finite state automata/theory of computation: Michael Sipser, Peter Linz, and Hopcroft-Motwani-Ulmann.
    4) Compilers: Aho-Hopcroft-Ulmann (The Dragon book).
    5) Data Structures/Algorithms: Mark Allen Weiss (excellent), Tanenbaum, Cormen et. al (an absolute must), Kruse-Tondo-Leung, Sedgewick, Brassard. Horowitz-Sahani etc. for specific topics only.
    6) Operating Systems: Galvin-Silberschatz (standard book).
    7) Computer networks: Behrouz forouzan, Kurose.
    8) Mathematics: No specific bookβ€”> book for discrete mathematics covers most portion of maths also.
    9) DBMS: Korth-Sudarshan, Elmasri- Navathe.

  31. Vikas(AIR 3, 2007)

    Here is a description of what I feel is important for getting an opportunity to study at the premier research institute of the country; students at large may benefit from it:

    1) Clear your basics and fundamental concepts. There is no point mugging up each and everything; need to develop the ability to think rationally.
    2) Do as much practice as possible. Specifically try to solve as many test papers as you can within the stipulated time, this will instill a sense of confidence in addition to improving speed.
    3) Don’t try to run through the paper. 3 hours is a long enough period and time won’t be a constraint should you know the things.
    4) Avoid making silly mistakes. It’s imperative that you get right most of the problems from topics that you are comfortable with.
    5) Keep solving GATE papers of last 10-15 years. Monitor your progress as you master more topics from different subjects.
    6) Believe in yourself and your abilities. If anyone else can do it, you can most certainly as well.

    Another important point: Go through some standard textbooks without haphazardly chasing all the study material in this world!! I found the following books useful:

    1) Computer architecture: Henessey & patterson, Morris Mano, and William Stallings.
    2) Discrete mathematics: Kenneth Rozen, Kolman-Busby-Ross.
    3) Finite state automata/theory of computation: Michael Sipser, Peter Linz, and Hopcroft-Motwani-Ulmann.
    4) Compilers: Aho-Hopcroft-Ulmann (The Dragon book).
    5) Data Structures/Algorithms: Mark Allen Weiss (excellent), Tanenbaum, Cormen et. al (an absolute must), Kruse-Tondo-Leung, Sedgewick, Brassard. Horowitz-Sahani etc. for specific topics only.
    6) Operating Systems: Galvin-Silberschatz (standard book).
    7) Computer networks: Behrouz forouzan, Kurose.
    8) Mathematics: No specific book—> book for discrete mathematics covers most portion of maths also.
    9) DBMS: Korth-Sudarshan, Elmasri- Navathe.

    1. mohit

      this books r sufficient to study for gate 2014..????

  32. Rohit

    hmm.. still seems senseless to me .. may be of a little help to some ..just a little.. and so what if some body asks Q.s from out of bound subject ..i guess then you have a little liberty to commit a mistake.. they must be knowing that its out of syllabus and wanna see how you react to the situation..
    Nobody can tell what Q.s or their types are coming up in interview. Its clear you can’t deny any kind of foretelling, with equal possibility of it being fake regarding to the paper as you are an aspirant. Well this may even mislead.
    The attitude is very similar to any pre exam period when you can’t hold your self to view a mere guess paper.
    Any ways good luck for your prep

    1. ANKUR JAIN

      @rohit bhai from seeing all your previous comments, it’s clear that you are not at all interested in doing M.Tech.. so why are you even here.. please go and do something useful..

  33. BIKRAM

    Ankur jain , read posts in this page about Interview experience

    https://www.facebook.com/GatewaytoIIT.info

    1. POORNIMA

      Any for EC?

    2. Bikram

      For ECE i have found another site

      http://ecgate2014.blogspot.in/

  34. Rohit

    @Vishnu Check out the following link, if you are so hungry to know preparation strategy of others.
    And yes .. what you are asking for, in your comment, gonna take a long long time and even longer to people to pick graceful matter out of the bulk and put it in their preparation and by the time GATE 2014,15,16, etc are over.
    This is a human mind ..the tendency.. that it want every thing to become so much easy for it.
    The present iitans had believed only on their potentials, they must be having faith in their will to do it.. so think please and don’t waste time in hoping that things will become easier just like that.

    http://sujithkumarb.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/a-gate-air-1s-preparation/

    1. ANKUR JAIN

      @rohit bhai Vishnu’s idea focuses not only on preparation strategy. the main thing was the interview and admission procedure. Now you will not know Rohit.. but if you surprisingly get around AIR 400 in next year’s GATE, then you will be in a complete confusion whether you will get or not.. and once you get the call letter for interview, you will not have a clue on how to prepare.. you may think it will be the same as the gate syllabus, but it may not be.. last year in iitkgp they even asked questions on differential equations in cs interview which is not at all there in their syllabus..

      @vishnu very good idea bhai..
      @zahid bhai if u do this then it will be easy for first time candidates like us

    2. POORNIMA

      Yes, it is one of the inspiring article ( http://sujithkumarb.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/a-gate-air-1s-preparation/ ) πŸ™‚

  35. Bashir Asdaque

    ThankYou sir….

  36. Rohit

    I cracked GATE 2013 in my final year with 43.67 marks in EC & without any coaching, got 6442 rank ..general candidate.
    Still no use.
    Thank God my aim is not to do M.tech.

  37. POORNIMA

    That was a great great suggestion from your part, Vishnu! Truly a great idea to make InI a platform for all those who made it into IITs to help other aspirants. If it happens, that would be a breakthrough in the InI history!
    May something very similar(or exactly the same) to your suggestion come true, Vishnu! πŸ™‚
    All the BEST Zahid Sir! πŸ™‚

    1. Bashir Asdaque

      I agree with Vishnu Brother.

  38. VISHNU

    Thank you very much Zahid bro..

    I did skim through the tender notice, but completely missed the part about mock exam. May God bless you for your dedication!

    And happy that the gate exam is still a one tier exam. Although it would be nice if it were more competitive – like two tier exam. But as I’m currently working, it’s less tensed this way.

    Also, I’m very happy that it has gone online. I have slight dyslexia which made substantial impact upon my previous attempt. Now I don’t need to see the hard print anymore πŸ™‚

    I just got a little confused when you said that everyone won’t get the same set of questions. You have said that gate committee is looking for this change. But are they going to implement it in Gate 2014??

    And one request bro. I’m sure everyone is very eager to know about the M.Tech admission procedure that happened at various IITs this year. It would be great if it were explained in a storyline manner. It would be even greater, if you ask various students who succeeded in getting admission in various IITs, to write their own story of how they got there. Starting from how they prepared, the difficulties they faced, how their 10th%, 12th% and college% influenced their admission (this is a main concern for most of the students), what their GATE mark, GATE score and category are, how they got direct admission, how they got through the interview, how the atmosphere was like during the interview, questions asked during the interview, how many IITs did they get selected, on what basis did they select their IIT, what they are planning to do while at IIT, what they are planning to do after IIT, etc (you can think of many more things), and anything which they would like to add.

    I referred the source code of this site bro. It seems you are using WordPress for this site. There is a feature in wordpress like giving permissions for certain users for certain pages. So, you can create a login for those studying at IIT && those who wish to share their most interesting adventure of getting into their dream institute. After that create one page for each user and award them their ownership of their respective page. So from then on, they can update their details at their whim, and refine it over the years (i.e. they can even update it even after two years, about their adventure into their real world and how IIT helped them stand where they are).

    Believe me bro, most of the GATE toppers would have been followers of InI. So, they have your trust and so they will easily accept your proposal for such a deed. This is your main advantage bro. An advantage which no other website/organization has.

    This is just an idea to make InI truly world class and outstanding. Even though there are tons of website out there for GATE, the one thing that makes InI standout from the crowd is that it is written from the heart. It would be superb, if it were a joint collaboration of many more hearts. If this were to come true, in a few years, I’m sure that it would be every M.Tech IITians honor to make a place in InI.

    I didn’t plan on writing this bro. But still, I’ve said everything that came to my mind while writing this post. If anything was wrong pls forgive me. God bless!!

    1. ANTONY

      @ Zahid sir.. pls consider vishnu’s suggestion bro. It would be very very helpful if we get the ideas and techniques followed by cracked IIT gate students.

    2. VISHNU

      Hi folks!! first of all thanks to @Bikram, @GateCse and others for sharing links to those m.tech interview experiences. Lets keep them coming! It contains a lot more data than needed. And I’m also very glad to see such a thriving community that we here in InI. It’s almost perfect!!

    3. Gate Cse

      For CIVIL and MECHANICAL check this blog http://mesolutionss.blogspot.in/

      and also look at Forum of InI , there you will found many interesting links, blogs .

    4. Bikram

      Read this Interview about CIVIL aspirants , given by AIR 2 ,2012

      https://www.facebook.com/notes/gate-cse/gate-2012-air-2-civil/252748278166885

    5. Bikram

      here is a very good site For Chemical Engineering students, maintained by Calcutta University professor Sekhar Bhattacharjee

      http://www.unitoperation.com (have solved papers )

  39. sohaib raza

    thankyou zahid bhaii…allah will help all of us i our deeds

    1. abbas

      Allah will not help, you’ll need to help yourself.

    2. Zahid

      He will if you are ready to help yourself πŸ™‚

  40. Vageesha JM

    Bahi.. am bit worried this year that too after two yrs gap..

    1. Utkal

      Same here πŸ™‚

  41. POORNIMA

    Yes, it is just that GATE 2014 is going online as predicted from GATE 2012/2013 exams. And, enormous changes could be expected soon. Better crack before the changes hit the GATE exam and escape as soon as possibke from the grips of the GATE committee πŸ˜€

    1. Gate Cse

      Free download
      MCQ for GATE ECE By R.K Kanodia , practice question papers

      http://www.ziddu.com/download/12991950/GATEECERKKanodia.pdf.html

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