Friday, January 3, 2014

GATE Admit Card and Registration Number Format

GATE 2014 will be held from February 2 to March 2. Here are 5 things to know about to know about the entrance exam.
GATE 2014 Examination will be held in 2 sessions. The first session will be held from 9 am to 12pm while the afternoon session will be held from 2pm to 5pm. 
The session allotment will be done on a random basis by GATE 2014 administration.

The Admit Card can only be downloaded from the zonal GATE websites from 18th December 2013. Admit Cards will NOT be sent by post/email. Bring a print-out of the downloaded Admit Card to the Test Center along with the original and valid photo identification (NO photocopy / scanned copy/NOT expired). Candidates will NOT be permitted to take the test, if this original and valid photo identification is not presented. It may be noted that you would have specified one of the following IDs during the online application process: 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.

Precautions during downloading Admit Card:

Candidates facing problem while downloading Admit Card are advised to do the following:

1. Empty cache memory of the browser

2. Close the browser

3. Re-open the browser and login at GOAPS to download your admit card.

Registration Number Format:

Registration number format for GATE 2014 is two alphabet paper code followed by nine digits e.g., AG600101001.
Out of the nine digits, fifth and sixth digits put together indicate the Session Number in which a candidate's examination is scheduled. For example, if the Registration Number is ME601005112, then the fifth and sixth digits put together, i.e., 05 indicates that the candidate's examination is scheduled in Session 05. From the Session number and with the help of the table given below, a candidate can find the date and time at which her/his examination is scheduled.

Thus from the table given below, examination scheduled in Session 05 takes place in the forenoon of 16th February 2014.

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