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Issue -The decision to introduce virtual calculator in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) has run into rough weather with students launching an online campaign opposing it.
one of the campaign reads: “In the span of four years of engineering, students get used to scientific calculators. Even when these students enter industries they will be using scientific calculators. When it is the real calculator all the way, what is the need of virtual calculators in GATE? The entire engineering practice was on non-programmable calculators and for one exam developing skills, virtual calculator was not a desirable option and will be a tough task.”
A candidate reacted in an online petition, stating, “I am signing this petition because I will also be a victim. I can’t understand when we are using real calculators during the years of engineering, including exams, what is the problem with it in GATE. We are used to these calculators, for one exam and we need to learn a new type. It will affect our speed and also correctness. There is nothing to cheat in real calculator.
However to make it easier THE GATE COACH has provided same calculators in their renowned on line All India Test series.This actually provides real time Practice to gate aspirant and in turn helps them to improve their performance .
Frequently Asked Questions
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GATE QUESTION PAPERS WILL BE SET CONSIDERING THE USAGE OF ONLINE CALCULATOR. ALL THE NECESSARY FUNCTIONS AND OPERATIONS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED. ANY CALCULATIONS NEEDED FOR SOLVING THE QUESTIONS CAN BE CARRIED OUT USING THIS CALCULATOR.
- No option is available for calculations involving fractions. Why?
This is not a fractional calculator. NAT questions needs the answers only in decimal form.
- How to convert polar to rectangular form and vice versa?
No separate keys are available for this. Candidates are expected to use appropriate conversions using the calculator.
- How to represent Complex numbers?
Complex numbers cannot be represented in this calculator. All questions relating to any area where complex numbers might be deemed useful, eg. in power systems or other areas, can be solved using this calculator.
- How to carry out Matrix operations like inverse, transpose etc?
Matrices of numbers cannot be represented. The candidates need to carry out all the matrix related calculations manually.
- How to solve quadratic, cubic or simultaneous equations?
This is a non-programmable calculator. It does not solve equations.
- Can I get a stand-alone calculator app for mobile or computer?
No. Please access the calculator through web. Web connection is needed only to load the calculator on your webpage on your computer or mobile. Once it is loaded you do not need internet connection to carry out the calculations.
- How to access the values of constants like Planck’s constant, electron mass etc.?
Any constants needed for solution will be provided in the question paper. Wherever it is not provided then it is expected that the candidates should know the values of the constants.
- Can I use the keyboard?
No Keyboard will not be accessible during the entire duration of examination. Please use mouse.