What’s new in GATE 2015?

As the applications for GATE 2015 have started, here is a brief on what is new this time.

This article is reposted from “What is new in the GATE 2015?” on Rediff.com. Checkout the full article for more details about what the changes would mean for students and some tips to how to approach the exam.

What is new in the GATE 2015?

  • The GATE score is valid for three years
  • All the registration process is made online.
  • The test will be conducted online for all the streams.
  • No scientific calculators will be allowed for the exam instead a virtual scientific calculator will be made live for the students
  • The test will have numerical answer questions apart from multiple choice questions.
  • The application fee has been increased to Rs.1500 for general and OBC category students while it is Rs.750 for female and SC/ST students. Last year, the application fee was waived off for female applicants.

In GATE’14 the tests did not have linked and common data questions.

We expect the same to continue for GATE’15 as well.

The GATE online application system commenced September 1 and the last date for submission for the online application is October 1, 2014.

The exam is scheduled to be conducted on January 31, February 1 , 7 , 8 and 14, 2015.

Ref:  “What is new in the GATE 2015?”


A new experience of reviewing a book

After being in the programming domain for more than 4 years now and blogging for a similar timeframe, I got an opportunity to review a book.

This book is from Packt publishing company. Its called “C++ Application Development with Code::Blocks”


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Installing Ubuntu on USB Pendrive

Do you want to use your OS everywhere you go? Then the best way is to install it in your pendrive. Here’s a very simple 3 step procedure to install Ubuntu on your USB pendrive (in Windows):


Though the name of the page says “create a usb stick on windows”, you can install any version of Ubuntu you want (provided you have its ISO file). Go ahead. Enjoy Ubuntu on the go!

CHARLES BUKOWSKI: Air and light and time and space

Has it happened to you that you wanted to do something… like writing a blog, resuming an old hobby of yours, learning music, or creating something new, but have been postponing the task for the need of a more suitable time or place? If yes, please go through this post:

97. CHARLES BUKOWSKI: Air and light and time and space.

It emphasizes an important quote by CHARLES BUKOWSKI : “air and light and time and space have nothing to do with creativity”. If you are willing to create, design, innovate or invent, you’d do it anywhere, anytime and under any circumstances. If you are not creating anything because of a reason, it is just an excuse.

Hopefully I will try to avoid excuses now onwards for the things I really want to do 🙂

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ZEN Pencils is a blog where inspirational quotes from famous people are adapted into cartoons. Do check out other posts from on this site.

2012 in review

The WordPress.com has prepared a 2012 annual report for my blog. It’s fun to see the numbers increasing year-by-year. Thank you all the visitors! 🙂

My Blog's Annual Report

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 56,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 13 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.