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# What is a GATE Virtual Calculator and How to Use It?

Because the GATE 2023 candidates are not allowed to carry physical calculators, the officials allow the use of virtual calculators to assist the candidates to solve complex equations. Check out everything about the GATE 2023 virtual calculator from the article below. One of the most important parts of getting a good GATE score is utilising the Virtual Calculator effortlessly during the test. Because applicants are not permitted to bring a real calculator to the GATE test, they must solve numerical-based problems using a virtual calculator. As a result, every GATE aspirant must be familiar with utilising a Virtual Calculator and must use it frequently during GATE test preparation. The online virtual calculator for GATE is a calculator that has all of the functions and operators needed to carry out operations. On the exam day, applicants can use the virtual calculator. The online calculator will only be available through the mouse and no keyboard will be required.

The GATE virtual calculator was first introduced during the 2016 exam. The calculator is a bit complex and the aspiring candidates must have a good idea regarding how to use the GATE 2023 virtual calculator. Here are some important pointers regarding the same and the detailed instructions regarding how to use the calculator.

## Detailed Procedure to Operate the GATE 2023 Virtual Calculator

The detailed procedure to operate the GATE 2023 virtual calculator and pointers regarding the functions of the same has been discussed in this section -

 Function Input Clear all inputs Press “C” Delete values entered in the input box Press “←” Arithmetic operators Press “+/-/*/➗” Logarithmic functions log, ln, log2x, logyx Trigonometric operations using degree Sin/Cos/Tan (0) Trigonometric operations using radians Sin (π) Cube operations X3 Square operations X2 Power of ten 10x Exponential ex Factorial n! Modulus or Absolute Function (I x I) Percent operator % Modulo function (mod) Reciprocal 1/x Constants (π = 3.14; e=2.71) Exp a*10b Unary plus and minus Or - Power roots √

Examples

 Arithmetic operators To calculate 1+2*3, press “1”, “+”, “*”, “3” and “=” Logarithmic functions To calculate 1* ln (20) +3, press “1”, “*”, “20 log”, “+”, “3” and “=” Trigonometric operations using degree To calculate 1* Sin (40)+55, press “1”, “*”, “(,40, sin,)”, “+”, “55” and “=” Trigonometric operations using radians To calculate 1 * sin π, press “1”, “*”, “π”, “sin” and “=” Cube operations To calculate 1 * 23, press “1”, “*”, “2”, “x3 “ and “=” Square operations To calculate 1 * 22, press “1”, “*”, “2”, “x2 “ and “=” Power of ten To calculate 1 * 210, press “1”, “*”, “2”, “10x “ and “=” Exponential To calculate 1 * e5 , press “1”, “*”, “5”, “ex “ and “=” Factorial To calculate 2!, press “2”, “n!” and “=” Modulus or Absolute Function To calculate I (-10) I, press “(, -, 10,)”, “I x I” and “=” Percent operator To calculate 10 % of 100, press “10”, “%”, “100” and “=” Modulo function To calculate 10 mod 2, press “10”, “mod”, “2” and “=” Reciprocal To calculate 1/10, press “10”, “1/x” and “=” Constants To calculate 2π, press “2”, “*”, “π”, and “=” Exp To calculate 2 * 103 , press “2”, “exp”, “3”, and “=” Unary plus and minus To calculate -2*10, press “2”, “-”, “*”, “10” and “=” Power roots To calculate 10 * √21, press “10”, “*”, “21”, “√”, and “=”

## Important Pointers Regarding the GATE 2023 Virtual Calculator

Some important pointers regarding the GATE 2023 virtual calculator are mentioned in this section -

• The officials at the exam centres will authorize candidates taking the GATE 2023 entrance examination to utilise the virtual calculator

• Simple operation keys will be present on the right side of the GATE 2023 virtual calculator

• The keys for scientific functions and operations will be located on the virtual calculator's left side

• Inverse functions will have their own keys, so applicants will not need press the “Shift” or “Inv” keys and the inverse functions will be listed below the corresponding functions

• Candidates will be able to locate the trigonometric functions that have been grouped together

• In the virtual calculator, the hyperbolic functions will also be grouped together

• At the top of the virtual calculator, candidates will see two display boxes in which one of the boxes will show the key sequence pushed by the candidate for reference and the other box will display the actual entered numbers or the results of the computation

• Because there are no capabilities for doing matrix calculations on the virtual calculator, these must be done manually

• A drawback of the calculator is that complex numbers cannot be represented on it. Nevertheless, complex numbers linked to power systems or any other field that may be solved can be expressed on the GATE virtual calculator

• There will be no specific keys for converting polar to rectangular and vice versa so, the candidate must utilise the GATE 2023 Virtual calculator to do the necessary conversions

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