GATE 2010 will include both ONLINE and OFFLINE examinations as per the following details:
|GATE Examination||Examination mode||Examination cities||Examination Date (day)||Examination Time|
|GATE Examination of TF paper||ONLINE examination||Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mumbai, Roorkee||February 07, 2010 (Sunday)||09.30 hrs – 12.30 hrs|
|GATE Examination of MN paper||ONLINE examination||Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mumbai, Roorkee||February 07, 2010 (Sunday)||14.30 hrs – 17.30 hrs|
|GATE Examination in all other papers||OFFLINE||In all cities listed in Examination Cities||February 14, 2010 (Sunday)||09.30 hrs – 12.30 hrs|
TF : Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
MN : Mining Engineering
ONLINE Examination : Examination using computers where the candidate will select the correct answer out of four options with the help of keyboard and mouse
OFFLINE Examination : Examination in the usual manner as in the previous years where the candidate will mark the correct answer out of four options in an Optical Response Sheet (ORS) by darkening the appropriate bubble.
The list of papers for GATE 2010 is given under Structure of GATE. The question papers will be in English only.
Before applying for GATE 2010, candidates must assure themselves that they have chosen the right paper, which qualifies them to become eligible to seek admission to the specific programme they are interested in. The criteria for postgraduate admission with Scholarship/ Assistantship are different in various Institutes/ Universities. GATE Offices will not provide any information in this regard. For more details, the candidates are required to contact the Institutes/ Universities to which they are interested in seeking admission.
The choice of the paper is the responsibility of the candidate. Information about the pattern of the question papers is given under Question Paper Pattern.