GATE 2020 Virtual Calculator - How to Use it?
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GATE 2020 Virtual Calculator - How to Use it? One of the features which will be provided to all candidates attempting the entrance examination is the virtual calculator of GATE 2020. Along with the online examination, the GATE 2020 virtual calculator will be made available to help the candidates with their calculations and more. The calculator was incorporated as an important feature of GATE in 2016. Since the candidates will not be allowed to use a physical calculator, they will have to use the virtual calculator of GATE 2020. The question paper will also be set according to GATE 2020 virtual calculator. Read the full article to know in detail the steps to use and main feature of GATE 2020 Virtual Calculator.
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IIT Delhi will be conducting GATE 2020 on February 1, 2, 8 and 9.


Features of GATE 2020 Virtual Calculator

  • The virtual calculator of GATE 2020 will be made available for the candidates who are appearing for the examination.

  • In the GATE 2020 virtual calculator, the candidates will be able to find the keys for simple operations on the right hand side of the calculator.

  • On the left hand side, the keys for all scientific functions and operations are given.

  • The candidates will not be required to press SHIFT or INV keys since the inverse functions have separate keys.

  • Trigonometric functions will be grouped together.

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

  • Hyperbolic functions will be grouped together.

  • At the top of the GATE 2020 virtual calculator, two display boxes will be provided. The op box will indicate the sequence of the keys pressed. This will be just for reference.

  • The second box below will indicate the actual values entered or obtained after calculations.

How to Use GATE 2020 Virtual Calculator?

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How to Calculate

Example for Calculations

Simple Arithmetic Calculations

To calculate 50 + 45 x 3 candidates must enter 50, +, 45, *, 3, =

To evaluate: 50 x 45-2 candidates must enter 50, *, 45, -, 2, =

Similarly to evaluate: 25 x (5+5) candidates must enter 25, *, (, 5, +, 5, ), =

How to evaluate function (value)

To evaluate 2 + log(20) x 5 candidates must enter 20, log, *, 5, +, 2, =

To evaluate log(30) x 5 - 7 candidates must enter 30, log,*, 5, -, 7, =

To evaluate In(25) x 2 + 5 candidates must enter 25, In, *, 2, +, 5, =

To evaluate 5 + In(25) x 2 candidates must enter 25, In, *, 2, +, 5,=

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

To evaluate sin(45) or cos(45) or tan(45) candidates must enter 45, sin or cos or tan

To evaluate: tan(45) x 5 + 2 candidates must enter 45, tan, *, 5, +, 2, =

How to find out yroot() value

To evaluate 4th root of 5 candidates must enter 5, y√x, 4, =

How to find out cube() value

To evaluate: 563 x 6+8 candidates must enter 56, x3, *, 6, +, 8, =


How to find π value

To evaluate 5 π candidates must enter 5, *, π

How to find cuberoot()

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

How to find out square root

To evaluate square root(4) candidates must enter 4,√

How to find out factorial (nỊ)

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

To evaluate factorial(6)*5-2 candidates must enter 6, nỊ, *, 5, -, 2, =

How to find exponential (ex )

To evaluate e0 candidates must enter 0, ex

How to find 10x

To evaluate 102.5 candidates must enter 2.5, 10x

To evaluate 10-0.509 candidates must enter 10, ^, 0.509, +/-, =

To evaluate 10-2 candidates must enter 10, ^, 2, +/-, =


Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - GATE 2020 Virtual Calculator - How to Use it?

Question: How to do the calculations involving fractions?

Answer:

NAT questions will require answers only in decimal form, therefore, there will be no provision for fractions.

Question: How to convert polar to rectangular form and vice versa?

Answer:

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

Question: How to represent Complex numbers?

Answer:

In the calculator, the complex numbers cannot be represented. However, questions related to any area related to complex number such as power systems or any other area, can be solved using the virtual calculator of GATE 2019. 

Question: How to carry out Matrix operations like inverse, transpose etc?

Answer:

Since matrix calculations cannot be done in the calculator, the candidates will have to manually do it. 

Question: How to solve quadratic, cubic or simultaneous equations?

Answer:

Equations cannot be solved since the calculator is non-programmable. 

Question: Can one get a stand-alone calculator app for their mobile or computer?

Answer:

No, you will not be able 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. However, once it is loaded, an internet connection is not needed to use it.

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

Answer:

Any constant needed for solving problems will be present in the question paper of GATE 2020. Wherever the constant is not mentioned, the candidates are required to know it beforehand. 

Question: Can a student use the keyboard?

Answer:

During the entire examination session, the candidates will not be able to use the keyboard.  

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