GATE 2014 Few Tips to be Remembered

GATE  2014 Exam are nearing here are few tips to groove yourself for preparation. Any one can achieve in examination if they render their smart work, Smart work is always a combination of statergy and hard work. With the smart work we could reach great heights. So IIT, IISc are no more dreams.


Do wear your wrist watch, without fail now a days we people are used to cellphones so we never mind wearing a wrist watch but this attitude will not help you in the time of examination. So please do wear your watch.

Do carry a water bottle with you, so if you feel thirsty you can have it inbetween the exam. Never think that you can get bottle from nearby shops of your exam centre at times you will end up in the place where you find no shops in and around the area.

People think that GATE is all about marking in OMR SHEET, but the fact is the space allotted to you will not be sufficient enough, if you go wrong somewhere then you will find a strong hurdle to workout, whereas if you pick a pencil with you then you will find it easy.

Don’t take heavy breakfasts, better have some light breakfast or fruits which are easily digestable, and that wont make you feel drowsy too, and get some biscuit packets with you so that after exam you can have it if you feel hungry

Wear clothes which is comfortable for you,so that you will feel ease.

Take a writing board with you, so if you find that furniture at classroom is not proper you can switch to your writing pad.

Take your own vehicle to reach your centre, or if you are opting for public transportation please plan it earlier and so that you will be in safer side.

Learning before the day of examination is not adviceable, so better take rest and so that you could challenge and solve even more difficult problems.

If you are unable to solve the questions, pick some random questions and try solving it, please don’t get tensed it at all you are arriving with answers, try to tackle situation in logic way. Start working with the area where you are strong enough so you will gain your confidence level.

GATE 2014 for HPCL recruitment

Hindustan petroleum corporation limited (HPCL), is placed top in oil refining and marketing, its gross output is found to be 2,15,675 crores and its being placed at 260’th position in top 500 fortune global companies. During the  academic  year 2012- 2013. HPCL outputs about 40% of its total lube base oils of international standards. It also operates as one of the largest lube refinery in India. HPCL shows its excellence through winning many awards like GOLDEN PEACOCK INNOVATIVE  SERVICE AWARD  during the year 2012, GOBAL CSR EXCELLENCE & LEADERSHIP AWARD during the year of  2013, CSR EXCELLENCE AWARD  by ASSCOCHAM during the year 2013, INDIASTAR award during the year 2013. It still proves its excellence by getting qualified for BML MUNJAL AWARD for its EXCELLENCE IN LEANRING AND DEVELOPMENT.

Now  HPCL  is welcoming , fresh engineering graduates all you want to do is appear for  GATE 2014, HPCL  has its well renowned resources   in field of  Marketing and Refining . The following are the criteria to be fulfilled Appear for GATE 2014. Candidates apart from MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, CIVIL, ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATION, INSTRUMENTATION Are not eligible to join HPCL.

1. Mechanical Mechanical, Mechanical & Production
2. Civil Civil
3. Electrical Electrical, & Electronics
4. Electronics& Telecommunication Electronics, Electronics& communication, Electronics & telecommunication
5. Instrumentation Instrumentation, Instrumentation & control, Instrumentation & Electronics, Electronics And Instrumentation.

The number of vacancies , Applicants eligibility criteria are mentioned as follows:

Candidates must have qualifying degree from colleges affliated to AICTE approved or from any well-renowned deemed university, Candidates from autonomous institute can also apply , but the university must be

  1. relevant to Indian  Universities  AIU/UGC/AICTE. Engineering must be from any of the above mentioned field, and must be of full time regular course .
  2. Candidates who all come under GENERAL/OBC(NC) category must posses an aggregate percentage of minimum  60% in all semesters and Candidates who come under PwD / SC/ST   category must posses  50% in all semesters.
  3. Candidates who are currently persuing Final year can also apply , in the case of being selected you must be able to provide your final semester mark sheet by 31-8-2014.


People who are born on or after 30-6-1989 can apply, MAXIMMUM AGE LIMIT IS 25 YEARS FOR GENERAL/OBC (NC) category. Following are the details for RESEVATION category

 Reservation for SC/ST/ OBC (NC) are given accordingly as per the government directives. The no of vacancies will be notified with the commencement of on-line registration of application form.

  1. 3% of vacancies are given to PwD if their disability is more than 40%, IT may be noted that according to your disability your designation will be allotted. However it will be done only after your medical checkup.
  2. You will not be permitted to change your category once if its being  registered.

The reserved category candidates are requested to submit their original certificate during the time of interview, along with this candidate who belong to GENERAL/OBC(NC) candidates must also submit their certificate.

OBC candidates who belong to creamy layer must also entitle their original certificate, and thing to be noted is candidate who belong to creamy layer are not eligible for any reservation they must indicate their category as (UR).you further verify yourself by getting guide from these links and

If your SC/ST/ OBC(NC)/GENERAL  certificate has been issued to you in any other language other than Hindi or English then you submit a self translated copy of yourself in English or Hindi

Maximum Age limit is relaxable  by 5 years for SC & ST, 3 years for  OBC(NC), 10 years for  PWD : UR, 13 years for PWD  : OBC/(NC) , and 15 years for SC/ST candidates

Maximum age limit can be extended for persons in jammu &  Kashmir that is from 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989.

IF the candidate is from the background of EX-SERVICEMAN then  5 year relaxation will be given

Medical fitness is very important for candidates, who are suffering from colour vision are disqualified for further clarification please check the link  or


Appearance to GATE 2014 IS MANDATORY, according to the GATE 2014  score the candidates will be seclected.

Do appear with the corresponding GATE CODE if you appear for wrong code then your qualification will not be agreed for further  process

After GATE qualification GD, APPTITUDE, PERSONAL INTERVIEW will be conducted and candidates will be selected.

Weightage of marks are given in the basis of 85% for GATE , 15% for GD and personal interview

After the selection process is over Candidate can be posted to any part of India . Basic allowance will be 33k per month as stifund  for first 6 months, Then after 6 months probation period will be given after that comes the conformation period based on the performance delivered by the candidate. Basic salary given will be 9.4l P/A


Apply for GATE 2014 Which above to be commenced on February 2014. And for further details please log on to

A relevant link will appear on  you can apply there it will get commenced from 5th November  2013.


A non-refundable fee of RS 200 must be paid for applying HPCL . NO Processing fees applicable for SC/ST/PWD

Payment through challan at SBI BANK:

Print a 3 copies of challan with non refundable amount of RS 235 and pay it in the account number 32315049001 in the name of hpcl powerjothi

Once your payment is received it will change the status to “payment  received”  do ensure that your payment is received within 3-4 working days


If you pay through debit card then your status will automatically be changed, if its not then switch to the option of  SBI CHALLAN PAYMENT.


Login to  or  application will be opened from 5-11-2013 to 7-1-2014

Please  read the career opportunity site and apply carefully , candidate must posses a scanned copy of passport size photo less than 500kb

Click submit you will find a unique 12 digit number generated make a print of it and use if for future uses.

Choose the option of payment either through SBI CHALLAN OR THROUGH DEBIT CARD

No changes can be made after filling the application form


Candidate must posses a individual mail id with them all communication will be through mail

Candidates must posses all relevant documents with them without fail

Candidates who are presently working in any other government concern, must submit a NOC certificate against the competent authority

Candidates can refer through frequently asked questions, HPCL will not be responsible for any invalid delivery of reports due to invalid or wrong mail id given.

If you furnish any of the data with wrong information then you will be disqualified

Please logon to HPCL website for updating latest information


  1. Commencement of online application  GATE 2014- 2-9-2013
  2. LAST DATE – 3-10-2013
  3. HPCL registration application – 5-11-2013
  4. LAST DATE for HPCL application – 7-1-2014
  5. GATE ONLINE EXAMINATION – 1-2-2014 or march month

Documents for Eligibility GATE 2014


Supporting documents and eligibility criteria can be found from eligibility table for GATE

SC/ST/PwD Certificate

  1. If any of the applicants belong to the above category they must issue valid document for proof, provided by competent authority for reduction in fee.
  2. If any of the applicants, need assisted writing must also provide valid certificate for it.

Authorities Empowered to Issue Certificates (SC/ST)

  • District Magistrate/ Additional District Magistrate/ Collector/ Deputy Collector/ Deputy Commissioner/ Additional Deputy Commissioner/ 1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate/ City Magistrate/ Sub-Divisional Magistrate/ Taluk Magistrate/ Executive Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Commissioner.
  • Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate
  • Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tahsildar
  • Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the Candidate and/or her/his family normally resides
  • Administrator/ Secretary to Administrator/ Development Officer (Lakshadweep Islands)

Certificate issued by any other official will not be accepted.

PwD Category

To avail this concession , a newly obtainted proper PwD certificate, if there is any incorrect declaration of PwD staus GATE committee will not be responsible for it.

Certificate from Principal

If you are still a student and you are yet to complete your course then you must get it attested from your college principal. A column is provided under the bottom of application and its mandatory that it must be attested from your college principal.

Applicants Offline Payment Details for GATE 2014

  1. If you had been opted for offline payment then you will find a PDF format of payment where three copies will be displayed to you. your work is to print those in A4 sheet and all details will be printed , you just need to fill few more details like date, signature, etc…
  2. Once the offline payment is over, it will take 48 hours to generate and you have to visit the bank with filled chalan and to make your payment.
  3. Its not mandatory that you must posses a account in that particular banks, you can just pay your amount in bank.  
  4. When you go to the bank, the bank teller will verify all the information given by you through MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM. Once its verified then they will accept your payment. If you go to bank before 48 hrs your payment will not be accepted because your PDF will not be generated.
  5. You will get 3 copies finally one is for BANK RECORD, second you will send along with your APPLICATION FORM, third is for your record.

Applicants Netbanking Details for GATE 2014

  1. Using GATE online application process you will find the link for net banking.
  2. Use your net banking number, to login and do your transaction .
  3. Fee amount payable will be shown to you, you just need to confirm your payment for GATE 2014.
  4. If your payment is successful, then you will be automatically redirected to your application site GATE 2014.
  5. If you are intruppted in your process , or if you have any doubt that your payment was done successfully or not, log back to the application and check the status of payment.
  6. If your money is being debited from your account, and if you dint receive any acknowledgement in your mobile, then your money will be refunded back within three working days.
  7. If come across any such situation, please switch to challan payment, so you will be in safer side and your process will get over on time. Dont wait for your money to be credited back.

Fee Details of GATE 2014

Candidates appearing for gate exam must apply online and the fee once payable will not be refunded back at any cause

Male candidates ( GENERAL/ OBC ) –  Rs 1500/-

Female candidates of any category – Rs 750/-

Other candidates ( GENERAL/ OBC ) – Rs 1500/-


All charges given above are in terms on INDIAN RUPEES, depending on the mode of payment additional charges will be provided






Application Fee

Bank charges




Male candidates


Online net banking Rs 1500/- Rs 10/- Rs 1510
SBI challan Rs 1500/- Rs 25/- Rs 1525
Syndicate bank Rs 1500/- Rs 25/- Rs 1525


Online net banking Rs 750/- Rs 10/- Rs 760/-


SBI challan Rs 750/- Rs 25/- Rs 775/-
Syndicate bank Rs 750/- Rs 25/- Rs 775/-



Women candidates

Online net banking Rs 750/- Rs 10/- Rs 760/-


SBI challan Rs 750/- Rs 10/- Rs 775/-
Syndicate bank Rs 750/- Rs 10/- Rs 775/-

Other candidates

Online net banking Rs 1500/- Rs 10/- Rs 1510/-
SBI challan Rs 1500/- Rs 25/- Rs 1525/-
Syndicate bank Rs 1500/- Rs 25/- Rs 1525/-


Online Application Filling GATE 2014

  1. APPLICANTS SITE: GATE Online Application Processing System  can be accessed either from the  respective Zonal GATE Offices websites or from the website of the GATE 2014 Organizing Institute.
  2. APPLICANTS ENROLMENT:  We request you to preferably enrole with a VALID E-MAIL ID, a single user can use single E-MAIL ID. Please check to that you are enroled with valid E-MAIL ID WHICH WILL BE CHECKED BY YOU FREQUENTLY, Because gate communicates to you often through mail. Please endorse your VALID PHONE NUMBER, gate often communicate to you through SMS too.
  • APPLICANTS PASSWORD: The important part of your enrolment is setting your password . Your password must be chosen in such a way that no one else other than you can guess it (your password should not contain any of your personal details like DOB, or your NAME, it must not contain any continuous strings or numbers in it  ), password length must be between 8-15 characters. Some exceptional characters are not allowed they are as follows:
    \t, \d, \n, \r, \q, \\
  1. APPLICANTS ENROLEMENT ID: After your registration process is over, you will receive an enrolement ID and password which is mandatory to be remembered by you for the whole GATE 2014 communication purpose.
  2. APPLICANTS DATA REQUIREMENT : Before you login into the site using your enrolment id, the following information must be ready with you
    1. Personal details which includes your  name, date of birth, mobile number, parent’s name, parent’s mobile number etc…
    2. Proper communication address which includes a proper pin code
    3. Your degree details which includes your college address and college pin code
    4. GATE choice of paper,GATE examination city prefrences
    5. Recent photograph of your’s , according to the size specification given
    6. A quality image of your signature, according to the specification given
    7. A valid ID proof which you need to carry to the examination hall
    8. Your fee payment , if its going to be through net banking then your banking id and password or if its going to be through challan is your wish.
  3. APPLICANTS UPLOADING PROCESS: Try to fill the application error free, by following the rules mentioned above. After filling process is over then you can upload your photo and signature copy. Check after uploading if you are satisfied with it then you can upload it again.
  4. While filling the application form you will have to choosing any of the option from two is mandatory, details are as follows.
  5. Fill the application form partially and save it. logout from the site and again resume into the site after sometime and look to the errors you made and correct it immediately
  6. Check with utmost care before payment
  7. If you click, “submit and proceed ” button for payment no further changes can be made again.
  8. After clickin “submit and proceed”button you will be automatically driven to mode of payments if you choose net banking then it will ask for further details for payment, if you choose challan payment then it will automatically get you to the next link ” proceed next for pdf download”.
  9. After all these process gets over you will find two links to download those are “download challan for payment” and “download filled application” . If you have opted for net banking then you will find only one link to download that is “download filled application” . Then the downloaded application comprises the following two pages
    1. Page 1: The address slip where you have to send your application hard copy, other will be instructions to be followed by candidates
    2. Page 2: Depending upon the eligibility status the last column of your application will be blank or will be required to be signed by your college principal
    3. If you had gone for the option of challan payment , then you will find 3 copies of challan in it
  10. FINDING PROBLEMS IN LOGIN – If you are finding problems in login or you dint receieve your password or enrolment id then you can adopt these steps, “PROBLEMS IN LOGIN”
    1. If suppose any forgotten case of enrolment id  then give your phone number and mail id so that you will be communicated through SMS/ MAIL.
    2. If suppose any forgotten case of password please give your phone number, e-mail, and enrolment id which will be verified and “ONE TIME PASSWORD” will be sent via e-mail, and through SMS.
    3. If suppose any forgotten case of both mail id and password please give your e-mail address and phone number through which your enrolment id can be sent.

Guide to Browser settings for GATE 2014

Ensure to the  following browser settings so that your application process will be error free. Error free application can be processed soon and your admit cards will be dropped in your inbox . If you find any problem with your registration then you can contact zonal office for further clarification.

Enable Cookies

  1. In Google Chrome: Settings > Advanced Settings > Privacy: Content Settings > Cookies > Allow local data to be set
  2. In Firefox:  Tools (or Edit) > Options (or Preferences)> Privacy > Firefox will > Use custom settings for history > Accept Cookies from sites
  3. In IE: Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Advanced button > Check Override Automatic Cookie Handling > Click on Accept radio buttons > Always allow session cookies.

Enable Javascript

  1. In Google Chrome: Settings > Advanced Settings > Privacy: Content Settings > Javascript > Allow all sites to run Javascript
  2. In Firefox:  Tools (or Edit) > Options (or Preferences)> Content > Enable Javascript.
  3. In IE: Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level… > Scroll down to get Scripting > Enable Active Scripting.

Online Application for GATE 2014

Gate online application is active, Applicant can easily be applied for gate exam using this application interface, The following are the procedures to apply.

Applicants are requested to read the following procedures with due care, and are requested to fill the application carefully. If any of your application details is found to be invalid then your application will be rejected, so do fill your application with utmost care.

  1. start to apply using “New User Register here
  2. You will find a new blank online application form start filling it
  3. Try to feed your recent photograph and clear signature.
  4. Mention your mode of payment for fee either through net-banking or through bank challan (State Bank of India (SBI) or Syndicate Bank).
  5. After filling the Application form Check the Status of it: Received, Under Scrutiny, Accepted, Defect Status, Status after Rectification, Rejected with Valid Reasons, Admit Card Ready for Download, etc.
  6. If you find any problems after applying do Contact the Zonal GATE office(IIT nearest zonal office).
  7. After a successful verification of application form you download your admit cards.
  8. Make a note of your responses, marks and GATE score.