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GATE 2024 Virtual Calculator - How to Use it

GATE 2024 Virtual Calculator - How to Use it

Edited By Team Careers360 | Updated on Mar 03, 2023 05:00 PM IST | #GATE

GATE 2024 Virtual Calculator - How to Use it - During GATE exam 2024, the candidates will not be allowed to take many objects inside the exam centres and a calculator is one of them. However, the candidates will need a calculator since GATE will have many questions which will be numerically based.

To make sure that the candidates are not at loss, the authorities will provide a special feature to the candidates which is the virtual calculator of GATE 2024. Candidates can use the GATE 2024 virtual calculator to calculate their answers during the examination. This feature has been introduced in GATE since 2016. However, since the feature is a bit complicated, the candidates should know how to use GATE 2024 virtual calculator. Read the full article to know the features and how to use GATE exam 2024 virtual calculator.

GATE 2024 Virtual Calculator - How to Use it
GATE 2024 Virtual Calculator - How to Use it

GATE 2024 Virtual Calculator - Features

Some of the features are given below so that the candidates can learn how to use GATE 2024 virtual calculator:

  • Candidates who will be appearing for the entrance examination will be allowed to use the virtual calculator of GATE 2024 by the authorities at the exam centres.

  • The keys for simple operations will be available at the right hand side of GATE 2024 virtual calculator.

  • For scientific functions and operations, the keys will be placed at the left hand side of the virtual calculator.

  • Inverse functions will have separate keys so the candidates will not be required to click SHIFT or INV keys.

  • The inverse functions will be below the respective functions. For example, sininv will be available below sin on the calculator.

  • Candidates will be able to find the trigonometric functions grouped together.

  • The hyperbolic functions will also be grouped together in the virtual calculator of GATE 2024.

  • Candidates will be able to see two display boxes at the top of the virtual calculator. One of the boxes will indicate the sequence of the keys pressed by the candidate for reference.

  • The other box will show the actual entered values or obtained after the calculation is done.

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Procedure to use GATE 2024 Virtual Calculator

How to Calculate

Example for Calculations

Simple Arithmetic Calculations

  • To calculate 60 + 35 x 5 candidates must enter 60, +, 35, *, 5, =

  • To evaluate: 75 x 40-3 candidates must enter 75, *, 40, -, 3, =

  • Similarly to evaluate: 73 x (2+3) candidates must enter 73, *, (, 2, +, 3, ), =

How to evaluate function (value)

  • To evaluate 2 + log(30) x 10 candidates must enter 30, log, *, 10, +, 2, =

  • To evaluate log(20) x 3 - 7 candidates must enter 20, log,*, 3, -, 7, =

  • To evaluate In(15) x 2 + 8 candidates must enter 15, In, *, 2, +, 8, =

  • To evaluate 3 + In(15) x 2 candidates must enter 15, In, *, 2, +, 3,=

How to use sin(Degree), cos(Degree), tan(Degree)

  • To evaluate sin(25) or cos(25) or tan(25) candidates must enter 25, sin or cos or tan

  • To evaluate: tan(35) x 6 + 2 candidates must enter 35, tan, *, 6, +, 2, =

How to find out yroot() value

To evaluate 4th root of 8 candidates must enter 8, y√x, 4, =

How to find out cube() value

To evaluate: 483 x 6+9 candidates must enter 48, x3, *, 6, +, 9, =

How to find π value

To evaluate 8 π candidates must enter 8, *, π

How to find cube root()

To evaluate cube root(3) candidates must enter 3,3√

How to find out square root

To evaluate square root(6) candidates must enter 6,√

How to find out factorial (nỊ)

  • To evaluate factorial(5) candidates must enter 5, nỊ

  • To evaluate factorial(8)*5-2 candidates must enter 8, nỊ, *, 5, -, 2, =

How to find exponential (ex )

To evaluate e0 candidates must enter 0, ex

How to find 10x

  • To evaluate 122.5 candidates must enter 2.5, 12x

  • To evaluate 18-0.509 candidates must enter 18, ^, 0.509, +/-, =

  • To evaluate 20-2 candidates must enter 20, ^, 2, +/-, =

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. Can a student get a stand-alone calculator app for their mobile or computer?

No, the candidates will not be allowed to access a stand alone calculator since it will be available only in online mode. An internet connection will be required to load the calculator on your computer or mobile.

2. How to represent Complex numbers?

Questions related to any area related to complex numbers such as power systems or any other area, can be solved using the virtual calculator of GATE 2024.

3. How to do the calculations involving fractions?

The numerical based questions will have answers only in decimal form. Therefore, there will be no provision for fractions.

4. How to convert polar to rectangular form and vice versa?

Since there are no separate keys for this function, the candidates will have to use the appropriate conversions using the calculator.

5. How to solve quadratic, cubic or simultaneous equations?

These types of equations cannot be done in the virtual calculator since it is not programmed.

6. How to carry out Matrix operations like inverse, transpose etc?

Candidates will have to manually do these operations since he virtual calculators are not programmed for it.

7. How to access the values of constants like Planck’s constant, electron mass etc.?

Any constant needed for solving problems will be present in the question paper of GATE 2024. Wherever the constant is not mentioned, the candidates are required to know it beforehand.

8. Will I be able to use the keyboard?

No. Candidates will not be allowed to use the keyboard during the examination.

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In most cases, leaving a 5-year integrated M.Tech program after the B.Tech portion (usually after 4 years) to pursue an M.Tech elsewhere through GATE is not possible.

Integrated programs are designed as a complete package, with the B.Tech portion leading seamlessly into the M.Tech specialization. Exiting after the B.Tech portion might disrupt the curriculum and might not grant you a standalone B.Tech degree.

Universities often have regulations that don't allow students to exit integrated programs midway.


Carefully review the regulations or brochures related to the 5-year integrated M.Tech program at NIT Patna. Look for sections on program structure, exit options, or award of degrees. Reach out to the admissions office or program coordinator at NIT Patna. They can give you the most accurate information about leaving the program after the B.Tech portion.

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Yes, you can definitely prepare for the GATE exam in Civil Engineering even though you are a Biotechnology graduate. There are no restrictions on educational background for appearing in the GATE exam, you can choose any stream you're interested in. However, it will be a challenging path  because the GATE Civil Engineering syllabus covers subjects very different from Biotechnology.

The GATE Civil Engineering syllabus includes subjects like Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Structural Analysis, Geotechnical Engineering , which you likely haven't studied in detail during your Biotechnology degree.

You need to dedicate significant time and effort to grasp these new concepts and practice solving related problems.

Utilize resources like standard Civil Engineering textbooks, online courses, or coaching institutes to build a strong foundation in these core subjects. Practice solving problems from previous years' GATE Civil Engineering exams to get familiar with the question format and difficulty level.

Create a study schedule that allocates sufficient time for understanding new concepts, practicing problems, and revising.

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Yes, clearing the GATE SC/ST cutoff with a valid scorecard makes you eligible for certain benefits, though it might differ slightly from the General category.

You are eligible for admission to M.Tech programs offered by many Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs) through the GATE score. However, some institutes might have additional cutoffs or weightages specifically for SC/ST candidates within their allotted seats.

A few universities might consider GATE scores for M.Sc. programs in science streams as well. Check with the specific universities you are interested in.

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Candidates must finish the online registration process in order to be eligible to take the GATE in 2025. The GATE application form can be completed by those who have graduated or are in their last year of a qualifying degree. The GATE 2025 syllabus and exam format must be followed by candidates in order to prepare for the entrance exam. On the official website, the GATE exam date will be revealed shortly. The GATE 2025 will be administered by the authority online for 30 papers.

For more information you can visit our website by clicking on the link given below.

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Yes, you can appear for GATE 2025 even if you have a supply in your 3rd year 5th semester (assuming you are currently in June 2024) as per the latest GATE eligibility criteria.

Candidates in the final year of their Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Science/Arts/Commerce (minimum duration of 3 years) are eligible to appear for GATE.

Having a supply in a subject doesn't necessarily disqualify you from appearing for GATE.

So, you fulfill the eligibility criteria for GATE 2025 based on the current information available (June 2024).

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