GATE 2020 Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

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GATE 2020 Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus 

GATEGATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is one of the popular examinations of the country which is regulated jointly by  IITs and IISC rotationally. GATE is a gateway for eligible applicants to get admission in various PG engineering courses such as M.Tech, M.E offered by IITs, NITs, other GFTI and many other private institutions. The direct admission in the PhD course has also been done through GATE.  Let’s have a look at the details of GATE 2020- eligibility criteria, application form, exam date, application procedure etc.

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GATE 2020 Overview

EXAMGATE 2020 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
MODE OF EXAMOnline (Computer Based Test)
TYPE OF QUESTIONSMCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) NAT (Numerical Answer Type)
MARKING CRITERIA1/3 marks deducted for 1 mark question and 2/3 marks deducted for every 2 mark question

GATE 2020 Important Dates

Commencement of Online Application Form1st week of September 2019
Last Date of Application Form Submission1st week of October 2019
Last Date for change in Gender & Category3rd week of October 2019
Last Date to request for the change in examination city2nd week of November 2019
Availability of Admit Card1st week January 2020
Exam Date4th week of January 2020
Answer KeyWith in a few days after examination
Declaration of result2nd week of March 2020
Downloading of Score Card BeginsLast week of March to May 2020
Counselling Commence2nd week of April 2020

Eligibility Criteria

Those candidates fulfill the given eligibility criteria, they can apply GATE 2020.

Qualification RequiredDescription of the Qualifying DegreeStatus of the DegreeYear of Passing
B.Arch5-years bachelor’s degree in ArchitecturePursuing final year examination or completed2020
B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Pharm4-years B.Tech (after 10+2) in any stream or 3-years B.Tech lateral entry (after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology). Final year candidates may also apply.Pursuing final year examination or completed2020
B.Sc. Research/ B.S.4-years Bachelor’s degree in Science (post-diploma or after 10+2)Pursuing final year examination or completed2020
Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)5-years Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/TechnologyCurrently in 4th/5th year or completed2020
Int. M.E/ M.Tech(Post-B.Sc.)4-years Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / TechnologyPresently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or completed2022
Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S.Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S./M. S. programPursuing final year examination or completed2020
M. Sc./ M.A./ MCA or EquivalentMaster’s degree in Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalentCurrently in final year or completed2020
Professional Society Examination equivalent to B.Tech/ B.E./ B.ArchB.E/B.Tech/B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers India)Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses

Application fee

For Examination Centres in India
All other candidatesRs. 1500
Female candidatesRs. 750
SC/ST/PwD* category candidatesRs. 750
For Examination Centres in Foreign Countries
Dubai and SingaporeUS$ 100
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and KathmanduUS$ 50

GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

  • The examination duration will be 3 hours.
  • The examination mode will be online only (CBT).
  • Total 65 questions of maximum 100 marks will be asked in GATE 2019.
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) & Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT) will appear in GATE examination.
  • For MCQ, 4 choices will be provided while there will be no options provided for NAT.
  • Students are required to enter the real number in Numerical Answer Type Questions with the help of virtual keypad.
  • Section Common in All GATE Papers: General Aptitude (GA) section is common in all papers.
  • It will contain total 150 questions of maximum 15 marks (5 questions of 1 mark and 5 questions of 2 marks).
  • In the paper of XE, the new section (H) namely Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences has been included from the year 2018.
  • MCQ and NAT questions will carry 1 or 2 marks in all papers.
  • There will be a negative marking of 1/3 marks for the questions carrying 1 mark.
  • Likewise, for questions carrying 2 marks, 2/3 marks will be deducted. No negative marking for Numerical Answer Type questions.
SectionQuestionNo.No. of questionsMarks per questionTotalMarks
General Aptitude1 to 5515



1 to 2525125
26 to 5530260
Total Questions: 65Total Marks: 100Total Duration: 3 hours
Technical Section:70 marksGeneral Aptitude: 15 marksEngineering Mathematics:15 marks
25 marks to 40 marks will be allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions

GATE 2020 Admit Card

Candidates can download the GATE Admit Card 2020 from the official site. The admit card will be uploaded online from 2nd week of December 2019. In order to get it, you need to login to GOAPS by entering your enrolment ID and your valid email address. The admit cards are important to be downloaded on time as it consists important details such as roll number, the name of the candidate, examination center and examination schedule. Candidates need to bring GATE Admit Card with a valid Photo ID proof in order to enter the examination hall.

Papers to Apply for GATE

1.Aerospace EngineeringAE
2.Agricultural EngineeringAG
3.Architecture and PlanningAR
5.Civil EngineeringCE
6.Chemical EngineeringCH
7.Computer Science & Information TechnologyCS
9.Electronics and Communication EngineeringEC
10.Electrical EngineeringEE
11.Engineering SciencesXE
12.Petrolium EngineeringPE
13.Geology and GeophysicsGG
14.Instrumentation EngineeringIN
15.Life SciencesXL
17.Mechanical EngineeringME
18.Mining EngineeringMN
19.Metallurgical EngineeringMT
21.Production and Industrial EngineeringPI
22.Textile Engineering & Fibre ScienceTF
23.Ecology and EvolutionEY

Zone and Administrative Institutes for GATE 2018

ZoneAdministering InstituteZonal Websites
Zone-1IISc. Bangalore
Zone-2IIT Bombay
Zone-3IIT Delhi
Zone-4IIT Guwahati
Zone-5IIT Kanpur
Zone-6IIT Kharagpur
Zone-7IIT Madras
Zone-8IIT Roorkee
Zone-9International GATE, IIT Guwahati

GATE 2020 Cut Off

The cut off marks will be declared differently by each participating institute and it will also be distinct for different courses. Various public and private sector undertakings that consider GATE scores for employment purposes will also declare their own cut off marks. The cut off marks will be published in the official website.

GATE 2020 Counseling Procedure

Indian institution of Technologies (IITs) will not engage in the activity of organizing a common GATE Counselling for granting admission to various PG courses. After the declaration of official GATE 2018 result, candidates have to register separately to various IITs. All the NITs will organize the Centralized Counselling for PG engineering programmes such as M.Arch. / M.Tech. /M.Plan.

  • The procedure of counseling will be scheduled by CCMT (Centralized Counseling for M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan).
  • The counseling will start once the results for GATE 2020 will be declared.
  • The allotment of seats will be done on the basis of applicants’ performance in the written examination.
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  1. jinal sachchanaiya says:

    sir,,i want reference books for gate computrt science exam???

  2. Nirmal says:

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  3. tapan srivastava says:

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  4. Vik says:

    It’s really helpful for those students, who is preparing for GATE…

  5. swapnil s abhyankar says:

    can you provide me name of the reference books for the gate exam in electronics and telecommunication engineering.

  6. NAVEEN M R says:

    Perfect and good information about GATE exams.

  7. uday says:

    which book is good for gate exam for chemical engg

  8. abhishek das says:

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  9. Arpit says:

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  10. Narmadha says:

    Sir,I want to know about the details of gate score card and exam pattern of BE civil engineering with syllabus.

  11. jayram says:

    i want to know best reference Gate book EEE

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